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LAST EDITION. FRIDAT EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 23, 1900. TWO CENTS. FRIDAY EVENING.- I. 11 Pfii IRY flF WAIT. No Positive Move In Chinese Matter Until Farther Developments. A BILL OF EXPENSE Will Ee Made ITp and Sent to Mr. Conger. Pressure on Other Powers to Keduee Their Forces. New Tork, Nov. 23. The administra tion has adopted a waiting policy in the Iekin negotiations, says a Herald dis patch from Washington. No action has been taken upon Germany's proposal to make the execution of the boxer leaders a. condition precedent to the continuance of negotiations. The president has de cided. It is understood, that this matter can well rest until further develop ments show what the German and other governments propose to do. At the earne time Mr. Conger, in accordance with his instructions will advocate that the powers adopt a demand which, the Chinese government can meet. Pressure is being applied by this gov ernment upon other powers to bring about a reduction of their forces in China. The desire, of the United States is caused not only by the probability that the retirements of troops will in duce the imperial court to return to Pekin, but also because the bill of each government for indemnity will be smaller. According to the best infor mation of the state department each tower intends to demand payment of the expenses of its expedition to China. The longer troops stay in the empire the larger will be the bill. The with drawal of the American troops and the establishment of a legation guard will result in making the expense account of the American army much less than those of other forces. The war ana navy departments have been preparing a statement of the cost of the army and navy operations of this government and as soon as they are completed tney will be submitted to Secretary Hay, who will forward them to Mr. Conger. It is doubtful if the American bill of ex penses will be more than $2,000,000. This will be outside the demand for indem nity for the killing of American mis sionaries and other citizens. A WASTE OF TIME. London, Nov. 23. A dispatch to Reu ters News agency from Pekin, dated Nov. 22, says: Competent independent Judges of the present critical stage of the negotia tions opine that the consideration of all the peace preliminaries should be trans ferred to Washington, or to a European capital and be placed ia the hands ot plenipotentiaries possessed of full pow ers to arrange the terms to be imposed on China. Once the terms are agreed on, they should be presented as a de mand not requiring . negotiations with the Chinese commissioners. It is felt that the present discussions of the min isters, who do not possess the powers to decide on the multiplicity of proposi tions without reference to their govern ments, are bound to interminably drag out their preliminaries and result in long delay, causing the great uneasi ness in the foreign communities who anticipate vastly increased difficulty in reaching settlement, owing to the al leged waste of time." BLACK FLAGS RETURN. New Tork, Nov. 23. One thousand black flas have, returned to Canton, says a Herald dispatch from Hong kong. Although the rebellion has sub sided In the east river district, the dis turbed villagers are repudiating the rule of the mandarins, refusing to pay taxes. The French are extremely active, rely ing on the visits of the gunboats as an effective means of settling indemnities. Three gunboats remain at Shantak to enforce their claim of 170,000 taels. The mandarins offer 60 per cent which has not been accepted. There are fears of fresh outbursts of disaffection. FACTS AND THEORIES. New York, Nov. 23. American dis patches, say a the Tribune's London cor respondent, indicate that the Chinese fdtuatton is regarded more seriously in Washington than it is in London. The theory that the British government will Join Germany in Impossible demands on China is not supported by the facts as understood in diplomatic circles in the British capital. Lord Salisbury object ed to the earliest German proposals for retribution and punishment because he considered the general scheme imprac ticable. The Berlin proposals were im mediately revised and the Anglo-German agreement was negotiated. The two powers are working together, but clearly the British government will not persist in domandingr an impossibility when the interests of the mercantile community in England require the resto ration of normal trade relations with China at the earliest possible date. England and Germany are committed by that agreement to the American pol icies of open door and integrity df China. Patience and time are required for work ing out a diplomatic settlement, but there is a general belief in England that this end will be accomplished. Prema ture action by the United States govern ment in withdrawing from negotiations will retard that settlement. IMPORTANT TALK AT BERLIN. Berlin. Nov. 23. United States Am bassador White had an important in terview yesterday with Baron von Rich thofen, the secretary for foreign affairs at the foreign office. It is understood the interview took place as the result of Instructions cabled from Washington and that a somewhat lengthy discussion between the ambassador and secretary had reference entirely to the ideas of the United States government regard In? the prosecution of the war in Chi na and the co-operation of the United States with Germany and the other European powers regarding the condi tions for peace, especially the penalties to be exacted and the indemnity to be secured. It is also understood that the most satisfactory and most friendly re sult was reached and that it is calcula ted to put at rest the disquieting rumors recently circulated regarding exhibi tions of ill-feeling toward Germany in the American press, which it has been pretended here, were inspired from (Washington. Enters Rock Island Office. K C. Barry has taken a place in the passenger department of the Rock Is land. Mr. Barry comes from Omaha to Topeka and was formerly connected with the Northwestern railroad at Milwaukee. COLLEGE PRESIDENTS. Tby . "eating1 end Discuss Things Presidents' association met yesterday In the rooms of Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction Frank Nelson in the state house in answer to a call issued by the president of the association. Dr. L. H. Murlin, of Baker university at Baldwin. Among the subjects discussed were the topics, "Uniform Requirements for Entrance to Bachelors' Course and Bachelors' Degree," "Express of College Education," "Value of School Advertis ing and the Best Methods," and "Is Any Legislation Needed?" The last question after considerable discussion was decided in the negative. Those present were Dr. S. D. Stevens of the Kansas City, Kansas, university. Dr. C. S. Swensson of Bethany college. Lindsborg, Dr. L. H. Murlin of Baker university, Baldwin, Dr. J. D. S. Rigga of the Ottawa university, Ottawa, Dr. C. S. Brooks of Lane university, Le compton. President C. E. Arnold of Mc pherson college, Mcpherson, President Wallace F. Miller of the Southwest Kansas college, Winfield, President Geo. M. Herrick of Washburn college, To peka, and Dr. J. C. Miller of the College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas. DEATH OF AGUINALDO. Some Eeasons For Believing It Has Taken Place. Washington, Nov. 23. The latest mail from Manila received at the war de partment brings an interesting budget of news from the islands, some of which heretofore has been touched on in press dispatches. The Manila papers of Oc tober IS devote considerable space to a renewal of the report concerning Aguin aldo's death in northern Luzon. They say that the circumstantial character of this repor.t together with the fact that General Terias recently has been sign ing himself "commander-in-chief of the insurgent forces," lends strong color to the belief that Aguinaldo may be dead. The latest account in this line comes from. Nueva Ecija, in northern Luzon, where in an outpost skirmish Aguin aldo's horse was killed and his saddle bags with a number of personal papers were captured. It seems that a non commissioned, officer at this place had gained the confidence of a native woman, Maria Ramirez, wife of a general on Aguinaldo's staff, and had secured con siderable information as to the move ments of the insurgents, much of which had proved to be correct. The woman told him that in the fight at Nueva Ecija, Aguinaldo was shot from his horse and was severely wounded. He was carried by his followers into the jungle and subsequently was reported to be ill with fever. His body after ward was carried down the river on a raft, slung in a hammock and complete ly covered with palm leaves, but the natives who saw the passage of the raft were uncertain whether he was dead or alive. This, together with the claims of Terias and others of the insurgent generals to the chief command of the army, led the local Manila papers to give considerable credence to the story. DISQUIETING NEWS. Feared That It May Be Neces sary to Reconquer Burghers. London, Nov.23. The Star today com menting upon the report that General Botha with his commando is close to De Wetsdorp regards the news as most dis quieting and says: "We have heard many strange stories but one thing we know, that French was pursued all the way from Middleburg to Standerton and got through the terrible neck of the mountains only by the skin of his teeth." Proceeding, the Star suggests that Gen. Botha pursued the British, march ed south and joined hands with General Dewet and that thus Bloemfontein is endangered and the Orange Free State will have to be reconquered before the subdoing of the Transvaal can be com menced. In connection with the above a belated telegram today announces that Gen. French arrived at Johannes burg, November 17. FEDERAL LAW SLITS. One Is to Set Aside Sale of Property, Another For Insurance. Three cases were filed In the United States circuit court this morning. The cases were: Sarah M. Figley, an Insane person, by her guardian, Samuel Hus ton, vs. A. L. Figley, Daisy Figley, his wife, Jas. D. Stanley, and Marian Stanley, his wife. The case is . from Brown county, and is to set aside the sale of property belonging to Sarah Figley ordered by the probate court of Brown county. It appears" from the pe tition that the land owned by Sarah Figley was sold after a mortgage had been placed upon it by order of the court, and that the guardian of Sarah Figley claims that the sale was illegal. The amount involved in the trial is J7,o00. The Kansas City & Northwestern rail road company filed suit some time ago against the American Curled Hair com pany of New York, asking that they be required to pay the railroad company $6,000 insurance which had been col lected by the defendants . In the orig inal suit the railroad company claimed that the defendants had used a build ing belonging to the plaintiffs on con dition that they would keep up the in surance and turn the money over to the plaintiff in case the building burned. The building did burn and the defend ants today filed a motion vacating the attachment and garnishment against them which had been ordered by the court. They allege that the money raid was in New York and is not within the jurisdiction of the court. The Atlantic Trust company et al. filed a suit against the Western Farm Mort gage company to quiet the title of lands in Reno county which the plaintiffs had purchased from the defendants. War Revenue Receipts. Washington, Nov. 23. The receipts from the war revenue act for the first four months of the present fiscal year were $38,398,956. Weather Indications. Chicago, Nov. Forecast for Kan sas: Threatening with possibly rain to night and in east portion Saturday; easterly winds. h rtmirnrinti h ouULiisiniu. 0! T?2V WUI Ra llfAAivarl at Elysoe Palace. Owing to England's Failure to Announce Annexation. LEAVES MARSEILLES. Ou His Journey Across France to the Capital. Boer President Will Spend the Night at Dijon. New York, Nov." 23. A dispatch from Paris to the Journal and Advertiser says: The French government has decided that as England has not notified the powers of the annexation of the Trans vaal, Kruger will be received at the Elysee, if he desires, aa a foreign sov ereign traveling incognito. DEPARTURE FROM MARSEILLES. Maseilles, Nov. 23. Though the en thusiasm attending Mr. Kruger's depar ture from Marseilles was not so boister ous and there was no such crowd pres ent as awaited him on the quay when he landed yesterday from the Gelderland, he had no reason to complain of any di minution of the warmth on the part of the people of Marseilles. Mr. Kruger was up at an early hour and was ready and waiting when his landau reached the hotel to convey him to the railroad depot. Amidst the cheer ing of a large assembly the former pres ident of the Transvaal entered his car riage at 9 o'clock and was driven to the station. He was accompanied by Dr. Leyds and Messrs. Pearsons, Wessels, Fischer, Van Hammel, Rambaud and Heymens. Just before the departure of the train Mr. Kruger appeared on the steps of the railroad carriage, in re sponse to the shouts of the crowd, and said: "Citizens of Marseilles I thank the population of Marseilles for its warm welcome. I trust I shall find the same enthusiastic sympathy in all the cities which I am going to travel through and I hope it will be followed by action which will continue to assist ua and re sult in abetting our cause." As the train left at 9:20 a. m., a great cry arose. Mr. Kruger will spend the night at Dijon, where he will arrive at 5:20 p. m. Extensive police precautions were ta ken this morning. Detachments of po licemen were massed along the route from the hotel to the station, but Mr. Kruger's departure took place without any disagreeable incident. KRUGER'S FIRST STOP. Avignon Department of Vaucluse.Nov. 23. Avignon, the first stop of Mr. Kru ger's train was reached at 11 a. m. He was greeted by throngs of people, shouts of welcome and a band of music and was presented with a basket of flowers to which were attached the French and Boer colors. The assistant mayor made a speech and Mr. Kruger responded briefly, show ing signs of fatigue. He saluted with his hand, while the crowd cheered him frantically. Mr. Kruger's train stopped here ten minutes. CHEERED BY THOUSANDS. Valence, Department of Dr,orae, Nov. 23. The train having Mr. Kruger on board passed here at 1:45 p. m., and was cheered by a crowd of about 5,000 per sons. SHIP SUBSIDY BILL. Senator McComas Thinks Measure Will Pass This Congress. New York, Nov. 23 Senator McComas of Maryland is quoted in a' dispatch to the Tribune from Washington as say ing of the approaching session of con gress: "I am informed that the house will pass a reapportionment bill. I hope that this measure may increase the unit of representation rather than the number of members. It is better to have one member for every 200,000 people than to have a large Increase in the member ship of the house." On the suggested diminution of repre sentation from the southern states, he said in part: "It would seem wise. to await the de cision of the supreme court of the United States, which must pass upon the Grandfather Clause of the constitu tional amendments adopted in Louisi ana and North Carolina before any ac tion is taken. It is safe to assume that the supreme court will shed some light on this subject and we will thus be fur nished with far more information than could be brought out in a general dis cussion at this time." Continuing, Senator McComas said: "I think the subsidy bill will pass during this session. This bill will be pressed for early consideration and vote, and I think that a conservative measure will be agreed to by the two houses. "The Nicaragua canal bill will also be pressed. Everybody is in favor of this project, but everybody fears complica tions which make predictions regarding the disposition of the bill unsafe. Per sonally, I am in favor of the construc tion of the canal and I am convinced that American control must be un equivocally asserted. "The bill for the reorganization of the army is, of course, imperative and con gress before framing and passing this bill will be obliged to pay great heed to the ideas and advice of the war depart ment. The amount of taxes now accru ing from the war revenue act must be reduced and I have no doubt that it will be. I think . it more important to get rid of vexatious taxes than to abate the amount of revenue in any given sum. The navy will, no doubt, be liberally provided for during the session." Oregon's Vote, Official. Salem. Ore., Nov. 23 The official count of the vote cast at the election November 6 shows the following result: McKinley, 46,294; Bryan, 33,067; Woolley, 2.500; Barker, 267: Debs, 1,470. McKin ley's plurality, 13.227. Filipinos Arrested. Manila, Nov. 23. Doroton Karragdag, en insurgent lieutenant colonel, and Manuelo Lazara, who it is said was Gen eral Torres' quartermaster, have been ar rested in Bulacan province. Karragdag had previously been arrested and pa roled. Petition in Bankruptcy. Utica, N. Y.. Nov. 23. A petition in bankruptcy has been filed by Barnes and Ladow, door and blind manufacturers of Mechanicsville, N. Y. The liabilities ag gregate 62,996; assets, il,9S0. Ad HE WANTED TO KNOW. Governor Receives a Peculiar Com munication "ioui Ciuuagu. Governor Stanley received a letter a certain extent the ideas some people have of Kansas. The letter was referred to Secretary of Agriculture F. D. Coburn, who will file it away to keep as a relic. The letter follows: "Chicago, 111., Nov. 20th, 1900. "Hon. Govenor. "I take the pleasure to write this let ter for information. If you can take the trouble to find home-site's for ten or fifteen families, the home-Bites should be one close to the other. Also please let us know what kind of land it is, either farming of cattle-raising land, and please let us know the terms. "Also letus know how far it is from a township and from the railroad, hoping to hear Irom you in the near future, I remain, youra respectfully, Louis Baranow:"" " ' ANAHEIM Ifl DANGER. Santa Ana River Threatens to Engulf the Town. Anaheim, Cal., Nov. 23. The flood sit uation here Is alarming. A break in the Santa Ana river has brought the water to within a mile of the town, which is fifteen feet below the bed of the river and if the rise in the latter continues the town will be "swamped. The Catholic cemetery was reached last night and is under a foot of water, In the peat lands breaks In the Santa, Ana river have let in a large volume of new water and the celery men fear the entire crop of 1,500 cars will be lost. Over 100 families have been driven from their homes and there is fear that people in isolated sections have been drowned. The Southern Pacific has lost a mile of track on the Los Alamitos branch. All that country is flooded. Two thousand feet of track are out across Coyote flats. The Santa Fe got a train here from Santa Ana, but it can go no further than Fullerton. Beyond that 2,000 feet of track are out at one. place and 1,000 feet further on, whiie ten miles of roadbed is unsafe. A G UINALDO ALIVE., Filipino Chieftan Suffering Prom a Body Wound, New York, Nov. 23. United States Consul Wildman, says a World dispatch from Hongkong, has Information that the Filipino junta at a meeting held November 15, decided to brave the chances of deportation rather than quit Hongkong. Recent correspondence between the junta and the insurrectionists proves that Aguinaldo is still alive, but he is said to be suffering from a gunshot wound in his stomach. The Hongkong junta has also decided to make another attempt to send arms to the Filipinos, in a launch which, it is rumored, will probably fly the Ger man flag. The venture will be in charge of Colonel Julio Del Pilar. Hayes and Garcia, two Filipino agents, have a large stock of munitions of war at Macao. The Chinese general, Pana, who was recently deported from the Philippines, has been conferring with the Junta at Hongkong but has gone to Singapore. LOST IN MOUNTAINS. A Hunter Despairing of Rescue, Com mits Suicide. Republic, Wash., Nov. 23. Lost In the mountains with a blinding snow storm around him, George Melvin despaired of relief and shot himself lastgSght. With Judge Ransom he had gone'-rie'er hunt ing. They lost their bearings and Mel vin became exhausted. Ransom left him to bring aid and brought news of his partner's danger to Republic. A re lief party .went out this morning and found Melvin's dead body. He had placed a revolver in his mouth and pulled the trigger. The body was warm when discovered. Melvin was a pioneer of the reservation. STARVING INDIANS. Reports of Distressful Conditions in Southern California. San Diego, Cal., Nov. 23. Several hun dred Indians in this county are threat ened with starvation. They have made no provision for the winter, and are now suffering for want of food. Mrs. Mary Watkins, the teacher of Mesa Grande reservation, where there are 306 people, of whom twenty-seven are so old that they are helpless, writes of having visited seven of the reservations and found the Indians in a dreadiui con dition of want in all of them. Children and women are almost naked, and there is not enough food in many of . the lodges to keep the inhabitants thereof alive through the winter. The Manzanila berries were a failure, and the acorns dropped from the oak trees in June because of the lack of moisture. MRS. BARNES GETS $405. Secures Judgment Against Mrs. Sells Greenspan. The Jury in the district court yester day returned a verdict in favor of Mr. J. W. Barnes and Mrs. Mary Barnes for $405.88 against Mrs. Allan Sells Greenspan. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes lived at the Chesterfield hotel in 1897 while Mrs. Greenspan managed it and a board bill of $74 accrued. Mrs. Greenspan held effects of the two for the bill. The out come was that Mr. Barnes claimed he tendered the money and it was not ac cepted and asked for $1,700 damages. To Push Neely Case. Havana, Nov. 23. Messrs. Conant & Wright, who have been acting as counsel in the prosecutions growing out of the postofPce frauds, have received official notice to turn over to the fiscal all papers and other evidence bearing upon the case in their possession. It is said that Horatio Rubens will be assigned to take charge of the prosecutions, and that in the case of Charles F. Neely pro ceedngs will be vigorously pushed. Couldn't Fill His Place. Chicago, Nov. 23. Andrew Crawford, a prominent capitalist of this city, died last night. Mr. Crawford was for many years western agent of Drexel, Morgan & Co., but resigned to take care of his personal affairs One year ago Mr. Morgan informed him that they had been unable to fill his place satisfactorily, and at his particular request Mr. Crawford assumed the position once more at an annual salary of $SO,000. Barker Third Man. Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 23. The offi cial vote of Arkansas was announced today as follows: Bryan, 81,142; Mc Kinley. 44.700; Barker, 991; Woolley. 5S9; Ellis. 384. Bryan's plurality, 36,442, against 72,591 in 1S9& LYONS A KICKER. 111.1 3 OC113 illUO UJCU AJJJ Tried to Kick the Chandelier. Evidently He Was an Utter Failure in That Line. A LOQUACIOUS PORTER James Watson Tells Every Thing He Knows. Took Underwear and Things to Harry Lyons For Mrs. Sells. The excitement in the trial of the Sells case, which followed the testimony of the Sell3 servants, was duplicated by the testimorry of James Watson, porter at the Park hotel, when the Sells family lived there. He knew Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sells when they boarded at the Park. He located their suite as being on the third floor, facing on Goodale street. Four stairways led into the building. He knew Harry Lyons. . He took his meals at the Park hotel and roomed .at a Mrs. Stayman'3 house, on Park street. Watson acted as a sort of valet to Lyons in addition to his duties as hotel porter. He had seen Lyons visit the Sells suite in the Park hotel. Such visits were almost daily, both when Mr. Peter Sells was at home and when he was not. Mr. Lyons' even ing calling hours were from 8 o'clock to 12:15. When Mrs. Sells was confined to her bed by sickness Lyons frequently called at her room No. 162 and sat by her bedside, and sometimes sat with her while she ate her lunch in bed. Once Mrs. Sells called the witness to her room to take a letter to Mr. Lyons at his rooms. Frequently he was called to Mrs. Sells' room in the Park hotel, and told to tell Mr. Lyons to "come up" if he was about the hotel. This sometimes occurred in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening. He carried letters to Mrs. Sells from Harry Lyons. He occasionally carried packages between them. Once Watson wrapped up two night shirts, by Mrs. Sells' direction, and carried them to Lyons' room. Mrs. Sells explained that she had bought the shirts for Mr. Lyons, at his request, and wanted to deliver them. Watson wrapped them up in Mrs. Sells' bedroom. They "were not a pure white, kind o' cream color, with a lot of fancy business down the front. They were pretty good night shirts." Once again Watson wrapped up two suits of underwear for Mr. Lyons at Mrs, Sells' direction, she making the same ex planation of purchasing it at Lyons' re quest, as "Mr. Lyons is not a good jude:e of underwear." He also wrapped up neck ties and handkerchiefs for Lyons fre quently and carried them to his room. He couldn't count the number of times he performed such errands. Mrs. Sells made the same explanation. Another bundle of underwear was trans ferred the same way. Watson also deliv ered many other packages, the contents of which he had no knowledge. Some were large and soft, as though more night shirts were in transit. Others were small- ' er and might have contained anything. Xrom stationery to perfumery. Sometimes when Watson came to the door of Mrs. Sells' rooms he found it locked. Sometimes the doer was after ward opened and he found Mr. Lyons and Mrs. Sells within. Miss Florence, the daughter, was at school. "Sometimes Mrs. Sells would say, Why, Harry, did you lock this door?" and he would say, 'I don't know; I may have turned the key by accident.' "Whoever would come to the door would say to the other, 'Why, did you lock this door?' and the other would say. 'Why, I don't know, I might have locked It.' These meetings behind locked doors oc curred at night, he thought, before the show went to Australia -tn 1S91, but not in daytime until after the show returned. Once Watson came up the hall, and found the door ajar. He walked in, and was dumbfounded to find Lyons with his arms around Mrs. Sells, while she held his hat. "The doah was wide pen befo' dey broke away," continued Mr. Watson. "I reckon I looked surprised, for she said that she was holding Harry's hat. He was trying to show her how high he could kick. "Then Lyons said he would try to kick the chandelier. It was about six feet over mv head." "Did he kick it?" "He got his foot about two feet often de floah." The witness testified to a conversation he had with Mrs. Sells about Fred John son, the coachman. Mrs. Sells said she wanted a quiet man who did not talk about what he heard or saw. Mr. Huling opened the cross-examination briskly. "Who discovered you as a witness In this case?" "Well, you got me guessin' again. I doan' know what you mean." Watson was enlightened, and declared he first talked with Attorney Sater. "Have you had occasion to borrow any money from Peter Sells since last fall?" "I never did." He never carried lunches up to the so cial card games which were Peter Sells' amusement when at home. He only car ried lunch to Mrs. Sells and to Lyons. Watson could not get his midnight lunch until Mrs. Sells' lunch was served, as the night clerk would not give him the key to the dining room. Accordingly Watson was in the habit of calling at Mrs. Sells' rooms to ask if she wanted lunch. "I would go to the clerk, Tom Owens, and ask if Mr. Lyons had gone away. If he had, then I would go up and see Mrs. Sells. Sometimes when he stayed so late that I got hungry I would go up stairs and ask if she wanted lunch before he went away." When Peter Sells was at home he fre quently sent for Lyons to visit the suite. Other men were also sent for. Others called at the Sells rooms, but no one stayed as late as Lyons. Watson remembered the night shirt Inci dent as occurring in the year 1891. because that was the year he was married. "Isn't it a fact. Mr. Watson, that this story about the night shirt is all a fake," asked Mr. Huling. "No, sah. That's as true as I live," "de clared the witness, mopping his brow. "I can see that little fancy work business on the front now." Watson was unable to give a more lucid description of the shirts, which called a comment by Huling on the remarkable facility of the memory which should re call the stripes on a night shirt for nine years. Lewis Eader. a street car conductor, was the next witness for the plaintiff. He had the late run during the summer and fall of 1S99 on the Main street anl Neil avenue line. He identified William Bott as a man who got on his car on High street and alwavs got off at the corner of Neil and Buttles avenue. He usually got on the car at tne same point, aoout Jl o clock and returned down town. These trips were very frequent, and were always taken after dark. Peter Walsh, the engineer at the Wyan dotte sky-scraper, was the next witness. Walsh was a beau of Liza Donahue, the second girl at the Sells' residence. Up to a year ago he called twice a week to see Miss Donahue for three years. Once in a while he worked In a.n extra night. Thursday and Sundays were his nights. Walsh told of seeing Bott on watch near the Sells residence twice. Once he stopped across the street, and looked up at the windows of the Sells house. Satisfied with his inspection he crossed the street and passed under the porte-cochere. On another occasion Walsb was "sitting up" with Miss Donahue in the Sells kitch en, when they heard footsteps pasaine rapidly through the house. Their owne apparently went down cellar, where the beer was kept, and after a iihort stay re turned and went to the front part of th house, down stairs. He also heard doors ciosir.c. i I'iai niB'tt V"!i ai,-! !3ctt on the same car on their way dow,i town. He once saw Bott enter the residence. other man about the residence. "Yes, I saw one other mail, that is, if you don't count Mr. Sells." Mr. Sa.ter assured him that he did not count Mr. Sella. The witness described Lvons as tills second visitor. He was rid ing a wheel. Lyons placed his bicycle In the front veranda. On other occasions he entered the north door. On cross-examination one new fact was developed. Walsh said he was at the Sells residence on March 4 last. "Why did you go there?" "I followed Billy Bott there." "Who employed you to follow Bott? "Nobody." "Why did you follow him?" "I wanted to see if the fellow had sand enough to go there after the scandal be came public property." Walsh is a possible winner in the com petition for the shoes left vacant by the enforced resignation of Police Inspector Tom Baron. Walsh betrayed a properly scrappy dis position. He refused to answer a ques tion propounded by Huling, unless Huling put it in a proper way. Huling called upon the court to force Walsh to answer. When the question was repeated Huling adopted the form de sired by the witness. "Now you're cotnin' at it." declared Walsh. "I'll answer that question." Walsh declined to put his idea of dis tances an this night expedition Into fig ures. Court adjourned at this point. Huling will insist that Walsh answer his ques tions. FIGHT SEASON OPENS. Numerous Engagements Report ed in Philippines. Manila, Nov.23. Lieutenant Frederick Alstatter of the United States engineers who was captured by the insurgents early last September, north of San Isi dro, has been released. He entered the American garrison at Gapan, province of Neuvaecija, Tuesday evening, his ap pearance there being a great surprise, aa Aguinaldo's order for the release of American soldiers included only enlisted men. He will start for Manila tomor row. A detachment of 100 men from com panies I and M, Twenty-fifth United States infantry, colored, under Captain O'Neill, made a clever capture of 30 in surgents with rifles, supplies and 1,500 rounds of ammunition in a camp east of San Marcelino, which the Americana charged at daybreak. Among the rifles captured were a few Krag-Jorgensens which the insurgents had recently se cured. Several of the Filipinos were in jured. Captain Gulik, with IS men of the Forty-seventh Infantry, had a sharp en counter with insurgents concealed in a block house near Binorongan. The in surgents fired a volley from 30 riiies on the approach of the Americans, wound ing two, one mortally. The firing soon became hot on both sides. With nine men Captairf Gulik swam the river, gained the hillside, routed the enemy and incidentally killed several fleeing Bolomen. The same party with a score of com rades, drove the insurgents from Bula am, where they were entrenched. The detachment killed 14 and captured five in two days. Numerous reports of minor engagements and captures in southeast ern Luzon have arrived here in letters brought by steamer. The Philippine commission has passed the bill for the civil government of townships in the province of Benguet, first adopting a few minor amendments suggested by Filipinos. SULLIVAN'S HEATH Excites Much Sympathetic Interest in England. London, Nov. 23. Sir Arthur Sulli van's death has a widely sympathetic interest for Englishmen and the morn ing papers are filled with obituary no tices, sketches and reminiscences. The Dally News says: "The death of no other contemporary man of genius could have awakened a more general and personal regret. Sir Arthur holds a place in the Victorian era with Gladstone, Tennyson and Darwin." This expresses the general feeling. Various opinions are given as to ihia place in the musical pantheon, but the general verdict is he has been England's most representative composer since Purcell. The final scene calls for a brief de scription. During the morning his nurses noticed alarming symptoms and sent for the doctors, but the end came before they arrived. About 9 o'clock af ter he had been chatting and taking hia coffee he suddenly sat up with the ex clamation, "My heart, my heart." He began to faint and restoratives were ap plied but he never regained conscious ness. The end came quickly and pain lessly. It is said his father died in al most precisely the same way. The body will be embalmed and In terred in Brompton cemetery, unless a 6trong feeling should develop in the pro fession in favor of asking the dean to allow burial in Westminster Abbey, which might change the plans. His pro jected opera for the Savoy is still tin scored for orchestra. MOSQUITOES SPREAD FEYEIl Trouble in Cuba Responsible Largely to the Little Insect. New Tork, Nov.23. The Tribune says: It is understood that a report concern ing the investigations of the acute in fectious diseases prevalent in Cuba will soon be made to Surgeon General Stern berg. This report, it is declared, will show that mosquitoes are largely re sponsible for the spread of yellow fever in Cuba and that a physician who ex perimented on himself to larn if this theory was true, died from yellow fever, the germs of which had been injected into his system by a mosquito that had bitten a person afflicted with yellow fe ver. It will also show, it is said, that an other physician who experimented in a similar manner was stricken with yel low fever, but recovered. Dr. Jesse W. Lazear is said to have been the physi cian who succumbed to the disease and Dr. James Carroll was the one who re covered. Drs. Carroll and Lazear were stationed in Cuba at the time of the ex periment. Hawaiian P. O, Regulations. Washington, Nov. 23. The third as sistant postmaster general has issued an order that as Hawaii is now a terri tory of the United States with the do mestic registration system in full op eration there, all postmasters making up registered mails must address them not only with the postoffice name, but with that of the island on which the office is located, and add the name of Hawaii. INVITES TROUBLE, The Torte Rejects Request oi For an Exequatur For a Consul at llarpoot. VIOLATES A TREATY Consul Is Ordered to Co Ahead Just the Same. Yisit of the Kentucky May Make a Difference. Constantinople, Nov. 23. The Porta has definitely rejected the request for an exequatur for a United States consul at Harpoot. This failure ia regarded by the United States legation as a direct violation of treaty rights, and C(m: quently, despite the refusal, DT. Thoma IL Norton, who was appointed by Pres ident McKinley some time ago to t-stab-hsh a consulate at Harpoot, has be-r di rected to proceed ti his iist. Tli ex pected visit of the battleship Kentucky to Smyrna is believed to relate quite J much to this matter as to the indemnity. Question. OUR SIDE OF THE CASE. Washington, Nov. 23. The rrfusal cl the Turkish government to grant an ex poot Imis not yet been notified to th equatur to the American consul at Hir sute department- Jt was scarcely ex pected that such notice would be made, as the Turkish way generally is procras tination, rather than direct refusal, which serves the eamt end, without giv ing tangible ground for reprisals. Dr. Norton, who was appointed1 con sul at Harpoot ll!l9 now been In Con stantinople awaiting: his exequatur about three months. The claim of the United States In th! case was based upon article 2, of May 23, 1S30, which reads: "And the UnituJ, States may appoint their citizens to b consuls and vice consuls at tha com mercial places in the dominions of th sublime port, where it phall be found needful to superintend the affairs f commerce." The Turkish objection to the establishment of a consulate at Harpoot and Erzcroum under this ap parently clear permission lias been based on the rather novel reason that there was no commerce t these t points and It lias been dltlicult for our officials to establish the contrary pro position. But some time brc the Turk ish government accorded to the Brit is.! government tiie right to establish a con sulate at Harpoot and the frtute d'-imrt-ment based an additional claim on the "favored nation clause" of its general treaty which would appear to warrant it In demanding the naiim prlvlWo f es tablishing a consulate nt a given point In Turkey as was granted to Ureal lirlt- ""icENTUCKT SAILS SATURDAY. Naples. Nov. 23 The United .st.ite battleship Kentucky which arrivod heru November 19, sails tomorruw for Smyrna. MEDDLE WITH JURORS. Judge Shinn OItos Strict Or ders in Morrison Trial. Kansas City, Nov. 23. A special to the Star from LI Dorado, Kan., says: Jude Shinn this morning at the open ing of the Jessie Morrison murder rnse, Intimated that there had Ih-cii an attempt to inlluence Jurors. "Some one him lrr taJklng to Jurors who ha.ve be-n sum moned In this rus." aid h sternly. "The caise, I understand, ha.s Inien discussed among Jurors and outsiders. Now, 1 do riot want any one to talk to Jurors about this case, and, furthermore, if I learn ot any one who has violated thia charge I will Instruct the prosecuting attorney to proceed against him at once. Men who nave been summoned lor this trial raut not discuss it among themselvtu." The selection of a Jury was resumed. One of the men examined, J. J. Johnson, asked whether or not ajiy one had ftls cus.sed the ca.se with him, admitted that Jt man, whose name hri did not know, lml talkud it over with him Uila moiion. lid was excused. It. C. Long, of Kl Dorado, who was ac cepted yesterday Ity the prosecution, wm recalled and examined by tha county at torney. He had sinre his selection, tm said, conversed with one of the wltnessei in the case, and ho likewise was excused. At. 1U o'clock tho court announced a recess of an hour to wait for the arrivnl of more of the venire of 2"", summoned yesterday. No progress h:ui been niado when at 11:30 another recess, till 1A p. ui., was taken. Of the GO men examined up to thu morning, all but 11 had ls-en lUnchareci for cause. These are acceptable to Iht prosecution, but have not yet ben exam ined by the defense. Deputies are sconrlnfr the country to serve the warrants issued yesterday, but as yet only a limited number of prospec tive Jurora have stranded Into court. A heavy rain ami hall jslorm lessened the crowd of siHctutnrs today, but a fair representation of curious sr present when court opened. AN ENGLISH SYNDICATE Sends Expert to Examine Colors Mine With View of Purchase. New York, Nov. 23. A dispatch to tt Herald from London, says: Mr. Frank (iardner, the Australian miner of Kn.irli.sh racing; fame, has kooa to America to ins-pci t "Tom" Walsh s Camp liird mine in Colorado, with a. view to purchasing It for an Knelish syndicHt.;. Your correspondent has Um best author ity for denylriB the ntatement that em ber, Beit fe Co. 'urcha'-ed the 1'orlland mine or are pUtnnlnc to buy It. The owners of the mine are wlarmtd hv the Stratton's Independence coiiap.se and have sent Mr. "Kred llradiey, one of th lirst mlnlnK engineers In America, to ln apect the property. Stratton's will pay no divlelond for the presr nt. I'ronts will ik diverted to tno development of the mine. Vote of Illinois. Sprinjrfleld, 111., Nov. 23 Following Is the official vote of Illinois on presi dent and governor: 1'resident: M Kin ley, BUT.Sjn; Bryan. S01.!7u; Woolley (Pro hibition), lT.h2."i: Debs (Social Dcmocrjn . 9.6T2. For governor: Yates (Hep.). f,vi. l!Ss ; Aishuyler (Item), r.lS.Wi;; Harm- (ITohibition), li,b4;!; JtVrry isjocial Dem ocraU, 8,617. Absconder Caught. Berlin, Nov. 23. Criminal Commis sioner von Trew kow Thirl, who It wu announced in court yesterday had. ab sconded, has been arrested. Thiel ban been prominently connected with the case of Sternberg, the Berlin bariser, who has been on trial for some tins' pa.t, accused of an oileuae againt LUOiaiiLy.