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if i ! LAST EDITION MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 26, 1900. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. M ff NOW ITUUST GO. Governor Will Take Another i"Sby" at the Klondike. To Suggest a Law That Will Do the Work. KEEP UP THE FIGHT. Not Be Satisfied Until Dens Are Eradicated. Law Will Forbid Sale of Liquor Near Soldiers' Home. Governor Stanley has two years and two months to serve the people of Kan Baa as the chief executive. In this per iod, and he hopes long before the ex piration of it, he intends to suppress the notorious Klondike at Leavenworth, if the machinery of the stat is powerful enough to do it. The governor has made an effort to drive the inhabitants of the Klondike and the Pike out of the business of preying upon the old soldier inmates of the national home at Leavenworth, but the processes of the present law are Blow and apparently ineffectual. This conclusion has caused the gov ernor to make an investigation which he believes will result in the enactment ol a law making it a misdemeanor for any person to have in his or her posses sion within a prescribed distance of the soldiers' home, liquor, beer or wine of any kind. "The only question in my mind now," said the governor to a State Journal re porter, "is the constitutionality of such a. law. I do not want to suggest such a law and then discover that its provis ion would not conform to the constitu tion. However, I will at once investi gate the subject to ascertain if there is any provision of the constitution which such a law would run counter to. 'ily plan to make it a misdemeanor for any person to have within his or her possession, liquor, beer or wine of any kind, within a prescribed distance of the home, will, pending the investigation which I will make, be formulated and made ready for recommendation W the legislature. "This Klondike is the worst evil we have in Kansas. It must and will be suppressed. I want the law so framed that its provisions will extend to the owners or lessees of the buildings in that district. These buildings are there for no other purpose than that for which they are now used and I want the law to provide punishments for the owners and lessees aa well as the real offenders by sales. "A drastic law that will meet these requirements will, in my opinion, prove the most effectual method of driving this nuisance out of existence. "I will ask the assistance of the leg islature and I believe the bodies, both houses, will aid me to suppress this no torious place. It is a disgrace to the state; a disgrace to the county and a curse to the inmates of the soldiers' home." The governor has been, on one or two occasions, deceived as to the conditions existing at the Klondike. Men whom he trusted to report upon the progress of affairs over there, notified the governor that the law was being enforced and that the violators had gone out of busi ness. These reports were received through various channels, but unpreju diced investigations made by other per sons resulted in the discovery that the Klondike is always running in full blast, especially is this true on pension payment days. The conditions there have become so alarming and threatening that Gover nor Rowland of the home has posted a bulletin ordering the old soldiers to ke out of the Klondike under penalty of ex pulsion from the home. This plan will no doubt w-ork effect ually for the present, but there is a question about the authority of the gov ernor of the home to expel men from ratronizing an evil which the state and federal authorities do not cause to be removed and suppressed. Evidence has been freely offered offi cials whose business it is to prosecute these offenders by inmates of the home and the officers of the home, each and every one, could furnish convincing tes timony concerning the Klondike. But these men have never been summoned as witnesses. The prosecutions which have been made were entirely perfunctory. The effort to drive the Klondikers out of business was an ignominious failure so far as the district is concerned, but some individual dispensers of booze may have been driven out. The Klondike between the home and Leavenworth and the Pike district be tween the state prison and the soldiers' home are still doing business. apparently not noticing the interruptions which took place by the prosecution of a num ber of the most prosperous and defiant of the saloonkeepers, but Governor Stanley promises at near the close of his first two years as governor of the state, to suppress the notorious district, if the machinery of the state of which the Re publicans are in full control, can be managed for the government of such places as the Klondike and the Pike. BRYAN ON THE FUTURE Late Presidential Candidate Will Speak on Jackson Day. Chicago. Nov. 26. Before William J. Bryan left for his home in Lincoln, Neb., It is said he gave assurances that he would be present at tlie Jackson day lianquet to be held in this city on Janu ary 8. Other speakers have not been selected, but it is believed that one of them will be Cato Sells of Iowa. Mr. Sells was to have spoken at the last banquet, held in the Tremont house, but as he was alighting from the carriage that brought him from the Sherman house, he slipped end fell, so severely spraining his side that he was confined to his bed in the Tremont house during the remainder of the evening and for several days fol lowing. It is thought that at the coming ban quet Mr. Bryan will declare himself on the future of the party. Weather Indications. Chicago, Nov. 26. Forecast for Kan pas: Pair tonight and Tuesday; south to west winds. MLUIIXG THE ESD. Testimony .For the Plaintiff in Bell " ,,Xivorce Case. The case of the plaintiff ' In' the Sells divorce suit is nearhur ' .i end. A glimpse at the small beginning from which an immense business was DUilded was afforded by two of the witnesses in the Sells divorce case, who told what they knew of the early history, both personal and in a business way.of Peter Sells, the millionaire showman. James Anderson, who is now the su perintendent of the. Columbus Transfer company's business, was superintendent of one of the small independent lines of street railroad in Cleveland in 1860. The road depended upon the ordinary shave tail mule for motor energy, and did not do a very large or very profitable busi ness. One of the men whom Anderson hired' to work on this line as conductor was Peter Sells.the plaintiff in the now fam ous divorce case. Sells attracted An derson's attention by fidelity to duty and energy while employed in this hum ble position, and when Sells went to Co lumbus Anderson kept track of him, and later on followed him. The friendly relations with which the two men be gan their business life 40 years ago have been maintained until the present. John Joyce, the head of an enormous wholesale dry goods business in Colum bus, met Sells shortly after his removal from Cleveland to Columbus. Peter and his two brothers had but small capital, and they proposed to turti it over as rapidly as possible. They opened a dry goods auction house, buying most of their goods of the firm of Green, Joyce & Co. The wholesalers soon learned that the word of Peter Sells was good, and trusted him implicitly in business mat ters. While the relations between the dry goods man and the circus magnate are not as close as they once were, they ere still characterized by the same cor diality which marked them of old. Even the dry goods auction house was prefaced by a humbler beginning. When the Sells brothers first began business on their own hook they could spare none of their money for rent. So they secured a big wagon, and loading it with all man ner of goods, from tin jewelry to cloth ing, they backed it to the corner of Fourth and Town streets in this city every market morning. This wagon laid the foundation of their fortunes. First they sought permanent quarters, and then having accumulated a little capital went on the road with a wagon show. It was a poor affair, that first "bewildering aggregation." It just beat the constable to. the end of the season. But the boys had learned the game, and have prospered mightily ever since. With the adjournment of court the second week of the trial ended. The story of the past was repeated. The plaintiff took every trick and added to the weight of evidence piled up againsL Mrs. Sells. The witnesses called by the plaintiff did not materially add to the strength of the case against the defend ant, except that they chinked up every loophole through which a shrewd lawyer might find an avenue of escape. The testimony merely strengthened that which had gone before. From a tactical standpoint Mrs. Sells lost a big trick. So far as may be judg ed from the tactics pursued by her law yers, the defense has depended rather on blackening Peter Sells' reputation than upon proving the innocence of their cli ent, in order to prevent the plaintiff se curing a divorce. To this end numerous charges against Mr. Sells have been made in the plead ings, one of which was that he took Kliza Donahue, the housemaid at the Sells place, to Chicago with him on a trip, she assuming the name and posi tion of Mrs. Sells. The charge was knocked galleywest and crooked. Miss Donahue's testimony alone jarred the theory severely, and she was also able to support it with letters written by Mrs. Sells to her while on the trip, showing that Mrs. Sells knew all about the trip, and had no thought that there was anything wrong. Those who heard Miss Donahue's ex planation and defense believe that what ever of sympathy Mrs. Sells gained through her abandonment by Harry Lyons was lost today by the attack on a helpless girl. SIMPSON TO MOVE- Ex-Populist Congressman Gets More Land in Haskell. Jerry Simpson has sold, so he says, his Barber county ranch and invested in a larger area of land in Haskell county. "I am going to move my family and cattle out there,"he said to a State Jour nal reporter, "and grow up with the country. "I have no intention," continued Simp son, "of moving out of western Kansas. I am interested in a commission com pany at Kansas City and hope to be present when the profits, if there are any. are divided, but I am not going to go into Kansas City as a steady thing. I prefer the prairies to the hills." SUSPICIOUS OF US. Governments Refuse to Grant Coaling Stations to U. S. New York, Nov. 26. Four govern ments, says the Washington correspond ent to the Herald, have been requested to authorize the United States to estab lish coaling stations on their territory, and a fifth is to be approached. Because of the importance of domi nating the termini of the projected Nica ragua canal, the authorities are anxious that the navy shall have convenient bases from which to operate for the de fense of the waterway. It has there fore been trying to acquire the Danish West Indies and sites on the isthmus at Chiriqui Lagoon and the Gulf of Dolce, and one of the islands of the Galapa gos group. Up to this time its efforts have not met with success, but during the next few weeks it is proposed to renew the attempts. In the case of the Galapagos islands, Kcuador was seemingly suspicious of the purpose of the United States, and flatly refused. In naval circles there is ap parently no anxiety with respect to these islands, the principal object of the sub mission of the proposition, to display an interest in the gioup and prevent Ger many or Great Britain from acquiring it, having been attained. American interests in China will re quire, in the opinion of naval officials, the maintenance of a strong fleet in Chi nese waters, and Rear Admiral Brad for is anxious to locate a coal pile at Che Foa Such station would be with in the circle of American influence, con sidering Manila as the center. INHARMONIOUS. Minister Conger's Relations With the Administration Hare Become Strained, In the Chinese Matter. HE WILL COME HOME His Tiews on the Situation Are Too Radical And Their Lake of Endorsement Displeases Him. New York, Nov. 26. A Washington dispatch to the World says: Minister Conger will probably return to the United States. His relations with the administration have not been har monious since the relief of Pekin. Mr. Conger advocates measures which the president regards as too radical, and has not taken kindly to the fact that his views have not been indorsed at Wash ington. JAPAN HOLDS THE KEY. New York, Nov. 26. Recent develop ments in the Chinese situation, says a Washington special to the Herald, show that Japan's decision will determine whether the vengeance policy of Ger many shall be adopted or rejected. Her vote in favor of a policy of mod eration will, in the opinion of officials, go far toward solving the present prob lem. Great Britain, Germany, Austria, and Italy favor presenting to the Chi nese peace commissioners a demand for the imposition, of severe penalties upon the authors of the boxer outrages. The United States, Russia and France are opposed to asking more than the Chi nese government can reasonably grant. Japan's course in China convinces offi cials at Washington that she under stands the folly of asking the imperial government to make concessions which would at once show its weakness and, renew the conflict. Therefore it is be lieved that the Tokio government will support a policy of moderation. A diplomat of high standing In the corps of European representatives said lately that Secretary Hay's note had once more shown Europe that the Unit ed States purposes to obtain renewed assurances in line with those already given or segregate the power or powers which have allowed ambition to smother their unselfish purpose. GERMAN FLAG ON THE WALL. Berlin, Nov. 26. A dispatch received here from Field Marshal Count voa Waldersee, dated November 24, says Col. Mneclenfel's expedition has hoisted the German flag over the great wall, which was reached November 22, by way tn Hay-Ling-Cheng, after a difficult moun tain march. The disDatch adds that the Frencn have had a severe fight with boxers, 30 kilometers south of Pao Ting Fu. AGREEMENT REACHED AT PEKIN. Washington, Nov. 26. The state de partment has been informed of the agreement or understanding for making a preliminary treaty (it is not possible to learn in just what form the matter stands) reached by the foreign ministers at Pekin, but it is not regarded as ex pedient to give out for publication at this time any detailed information re garding it. It may be stated, however, that the arrangement stands a very poor chance of receiving the sanction of all the powers represented in the Pekin con ference unless some material amend ments are permitted. Just what the objectionable features are can only be surmised in view of the adverse decision of the authorities re specting publication. But, accepting as accurate the statement from Pekin that the basis of the agreement is to be found in the French note, it is easy to perceive that there are no less thau two points, which if included in their origi nal shape, would not meet with the un qualified approval of this government. For instance, the president expressly re served his opinion as to the proposition that the Taku forts be dismantled. He also withheld his approval of the French proposition that there be a permanent military occupation at two or three points on the road between Tien Tsin and Pekin. There were several points to which the assent of the United States .was given, namely providing for the punishment of the guilty Chinese who may be designa ted by the representatives of the powers at Pekin; for the collection of equitable mdemnities (and in this connection our government suggested a reference of the subject to The Hague tribunal) and fin ally for the maintenance of a legation guard at Pekin. The latter, however, was to be tempor ary until congress acted on the mat ter. Unless the ministers at Pekin have made a very substantial change in the requirements of the French note, there fore, it may be predicted that our gov ernment will feel obliged to seek to make some alterations in the arrange ment before it gives its adherence. There is some reason to believe that the indemnity proposition has taken such an excessive form as to make it impossible for the Chinese government to meet the demand and this fact, taken in connection with the unreasonable de mands of some of the powers respecting punishments,may oblige our government to endeavor to have the demands moder ated. There are indications, too, that in these efforts our government is to re ceive the support of one of the most powerful of the governments represented at the Pekin conference and one which has generally been supposed of late to have favored ah extreme position. Dr. von Hollenben, the German ambassador, who recently returned to Washingin, after an absence, since last spring, call ed at the state department today and had a long interview with Secretary Hay, supposedly with reference to Chi nese matters, among other things. ALBAUGH WILL TAKE IT. Decides to Accept Position of State Bank Commissioner. A dispatch from Kingman states that Morton Albaugh has decided to accept the office of state bank commissioner. The news coming from Albaugh's home town and with it the announce ment that the place had been tendered by the governor. Indicates that Mr. Al baugh is authority for the statement of what the governor has done and of what Albaugh expects to do. With the official character of this Kingman announcement in mind other candidates will, at once, realize that there is no chance for them to land this place. A TW0-ST0RY STREET. Novel Scheme of Galleries and Bridges Originated by Chjarles Sickens. London, Nov.26. The proposal to have the new great thoroughfare from Hol born to the Strand constructed with two rows of stores, one abpve the other, with a raised iron work footway, half cover ed, in addition to themrdinary road lev el sidewalk, is attracting widespread public support. There would be light iron bridges thrown across at the inter secting streets on the upper level, as well as over the majn thoroughfare at convenient distance Sir Frederick Bramwell secured credit for this scheme, but it is now shown that Charles Dick ens suggested precisely a similar one ia 1S64. 50'GENTCORN. Speculator Phillips Has Market Under His Thumb. Chicago, Nov. 26.-f-During the fore noon today November corn, the visible supply of which has been cornered by George H. Phillips, sold twice at 50 cents. Mr. Phillips having been sus tained by the board committee in re jecting for contract : corn, new corn which had gone through a drying pro cess, and encouraged by the small re ceips of corn of a grade which may be delivered on contracts, was quoted today as asserting his entire confidence that he controls the; market. The market opened one cent higher than the close Saturday, the first bid being 46 cents per buehel. .This was bid by Mr. Phillips and within an hour and a half the price went to 50 cents. At this figure the young speculator made two sales aggregating 100,000 bushels. The price bid following the first sale at 50 cents was 49c, but as no corn was forthcoming the next bid was at the top figure. A little plater Mr. Phillip3 let out a small line a 48 cents. There are but four! days more before the expiration of the! time limit for the delivery of corn on November contracts and shorts by their Inervousness today showed their appreciation of the fact. It is stated that tha man in whose power they are, however, has no desire to "squeeze" them with any severity. That he could do so, sending the price soaring, is generally believed. POLICE HAVE HIM. Man Charged With Four Years of Systematic Swindling. New York, Nov. 26. Henry Seelig, al leged to be a swindler and a fugitive from justice for four years, has been ar rested here and held at police headquar ters. He will be arraigned in the court of general sessions today to answer com plaints -from persons scattered all over the country. Four years ago, it is charged as "B. Blank" he did business in this city, ob taining goods worth more than half a million dollars, which he disposed of for what he could get, making no returns therefor. He is believed to have made a clear profit that year of J500.000. The first day after the police took charge of his office that year letters came from 772 business firms, calling for settlement of overdue claims. Later Seelig was in Brooklyn and still later in several of the large cities in the west. Capt. McCluskey suspects that he or his associates are even now running a swindle with headquarters in Chicago. He said that his arrest was an out rage and that he was the victim of mistaken identity. When taken to police headquarters he said that his name was Heinrich Seeley. He gave his age as 46 years and refused to say where he lived. He was locked up without any informa tion having been obtained from him. The police are now attempting to trace his brother and a man named Matzner. KITCHENER'S PROMOTION. Zs Made Commander-in-Chief of Brit ish Forces in Africa. New York, Nov. 26. According to the London correspondent of the Tribune, a proclamation has already been printed appointing Lord Kitchener to the csm-mandership-in-chief of the British forces in South, Africa in succession to Lord Roberts, but, owing to the postpone ment of the departure of the field mar shal for home, it has not yet been made public. The proclamation will be is sued immediately after Lord Roberts can fix a definite date for his return. It is expected that he will relinquish the command about December 20, and in the event of Lord Methuen not com ing back until the operations are fin ished it is said that Lord Kitchener will receive the temporary rank of general in addition to the substantiative one of lieutenant general. If a statement that the treasury ob jects to a request by Lord Roberts for 20,000 more troops on. the ground of ex pense should be verified, there will be a howl of indignation from all parts of the country. The average Englishman has the utmost faith in Lord Roberts, and would prefer to have his wishes carried out, no matter what the cost might be. British veterans in comfortable cor ners of military clubs in London consider that the war has been over for some time, but that truth has not been rec ognized by Lord Roberts, who continues to issue long bulletins day after day, which are posted in the war office and transferred to the newspapers. Some of the most astute officers in London state that his policy will be abandoned as soon as General Kitchener succeeds to the command. - There will be a proclamation affirming that the Dutch territories are completely occupied and at peace, and there will be a suspension of the daily bulletins from headquarters recording petty skirmishes and insignificant acts of brigandage, which can not be classed as incidents of real warfare. Such po lice work as remains will pass without observation, and the Boers themselves will be convinced that the war is at an end when they perceive that there is no longer any notice taken of what goes on there. Mountain Climber Goes West. Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 26. Edward Whymper, the famous mountain clim ber of the Royal Geographical society of London, has arrived here. He pro poses to ascend all the notable moun tain peaks on the Pacific coast not al ready climbed, among them Mount Baker and the Lions of Vancouver. SPECIFICCIIARGES To Be Formulated Against Eng land by Oom Paul For Violation of the Code of Civ ilized Warfare. POLICY OF ROBERTS Inaugurating Reconcentrado Methods is the Basis. The President Spends Sunday In His Hotel. New York, Nov. 26. According to a dispatch from Paris to the Journal and Advertiser from Michael Davitt, Presi dent Kruger, the British press learns, is likely to follow up the line taken in his pronouncement at Marseilles, by formulating specific charges of the breach of the code of civilized warfare on the part of Lord Roberts in instructing his - officers to resort to reconcentrado methods in the effort to entirely crush Boer resist ance. KRUGER SFES THE SIGHTS. Paris, Nov. 26. Dr. Leyds, the diplo matic agent of the Transvaal, visited the French minister of foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, today. Mr. Kruger took a long drive during the afternoon in a landau. He was ac companied by his grandson and escort ed by police officials and mounted guards. He traversed the boulevard Des Capucines and the Champs Elysees and entered the exposition grounds. There he ascended the Eiffel tower to the sec ond story, where M. Picard, the director general, showed Mr. Kruger the prin cipal buildings of the exposition and the monuments of Paris. Mr. Kruger stopped and gazed at his own bust, which was profusely dec orated with flowers and other tributes of admiration. Behind the bust was a Bible, lying open, and Mr. Kruger read a verse from it. He afterward examined the Boer farm and stopped for a few moments before a portrait of Colonel Deville Bois-Marieul, the French officer who was killed in South Africa, while lighting with the Boers. Thence he con tinued his drive to Bois de Boulogne and back to his hotel. He . was warmly greeted along the route. Later Mr. Kruger received various delegations at his hotel. KHUGEB, STAYED AT HOME. Boer President Spent Sunday Quietly in His Hotel in Paris. Paris, Nov. 26. Air. Kurger passed Sunday with his family at the Hotel Scribe, observing the Sabbath in ac cordance with the customs of his father land. His apartments were closed 1o visitors and he remained with them, in dulging himself in perfect rest. Although the boulevards were alive to a late hour Saturday night with merry makers and singing songs the Hotel Scribe was cordoned, and the revellers did not disturb his rest. Sunday morning found him quite re covered from the fatigue. After an early breakfast he conferred with Dr Leyds. There being no church of his own denomination in Paris, he held a private service in his apartments, sur rounded by his entourage. Mr. Kruger read a portion of scripture, and a mem ber of his suite read a sermon prepared in advance. The oBer statesman ex pressed a desire to have an organ to assist the singing but this could not be obtained. At an early hour free circulation was resumed in the streets about the hotel, whose only guardians, two policemen, stood on either side of the principal en trance. The number of passers-by was not greater than the ordinary Sunday crowd. Toward 3 p. m., however, pedes trians increased, and along the boule vard came 10(5 shouting and singing boys. Their advent increased the enthus iasm, which was rapidly worked up, and the streets began to fill. Cheers for Mr. Kruger began, and the police immediate ly established a cordon about the hotel. Several companies of Republican guards quickly arrived. In half an hour the scene resembled the of Saturday. Responding to cries and plaudits Mr. Kruger came for a mo ment upon the balcony, accompanied by his granddaughters. Again at 5 o'clock the tumult was such that he reappeared, but only for a moment. During the afternoon and early even ing, there was no falling off in the num ber of spectators. It was 10 o'clock be fore the people had sufficiently disap peared to permit the circulation of car riages. Some manifestations of an unimport ant character occurred during the af ternoon in front of the offices of the Libre Parole and the Intransigeant, but the police quickly dispersed the demon strators, arresting some who had utter ed anti-British cries. Many cards were left at the Hotel Scribe during the- day, among them those of M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs, and other high officials of the foreign office. No decision it is understood has been reached as to when Mr. Kruger will leave Paris. According to the best in formation obtainable this eyening he will remain here until Wednesday even ing or Thursday morning. It is said that he will go directly to Holland, not stopping in Belgium, where he may go later on. GOVERNOR'S AUTOGRAPH. His Letter of Congratulation to Gen O. O. Howard. Governor Stanley today wrote the fol lowing upon a sheet which Is to be a part of an autograph letter book to be pre sented to Gen. O. O. Howard by his friends: "Now that the contest Is over and Kansas is back to her first love, I de sire to extend to you my thanks for your services, which contributed so largely to the result." This book will contain all kind? of letters and communications, tending towards a glorification of General How ard's career. Discovered Gold in California. Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 26. Henry W. Bigler, who made the first record of the great California gold discovery in 1848 is dead at St. George, Utah. He was about 75 years old. Bigler was a mem ber of the Mormons, working at Sutter's Mill Race when the discovery wasmade. He made the following entry in his diary January 24, 1848: "This day some kind of metal was found in the mill race that looks like gold." Six days later he wrote in his diary that the metal when tested proved to be gold. A FOOTBALL TAX LEVY. City of Lebanon, I1L, Demands Fee From McKendree College. Lebanon, 111., Nov. 26. Perhaps the first attempt on record to levy a tax up on football is to be made by the city of Lebanon. The municipal authorities have decided that under the city's ordi nances the game is taxable and are making arrangements to collect the tax. Acting under instructions from Mayor Horner, City Marshal Eliot has officially notified Manager Zerweck of the Mc Kendree college eleven that before he can play his game here Saturday he must pay into the city treasury a fee or tax of $3. The ordinance under which the city seeks to recover the tax Is the one usual in cities and towns, providing that public entertainments for gain shall be taxed certain license fees. The football men claim their gate charges are solely for the payment of expenses and that their public games are not for gain. They therefore deny that the ordinance applies to football games and absolutely refuse to pay the demanded fees. Unless the city recedes from its position there will be a lively contest, as the college football men' de clare they will fight the ordinance In every court in the state. A SOMAUlSlflG. 4,000 Native Africans Go On the War Path. Zanzibar, Nov. 26. The Somalia have risen in Jubaland, a province of British East Africa. About 4,000 well armed men are on the war path. Sub-Commissioner Jenner, who has been on a tour inland with a small force is said to have been attacked. His position la grave. It is doubtful whether he will be able to return safely to the seaport.Kismayn. Reinforcements from Mombasa have been sent to Klsmayn. TALE OF A TRUST. Banana Growers Revolt at Unjust Treatment Received New York, Nov. 25. The Journal of Commerce says: A conference has been held between the committee representing Independent banana growers of Nicaragua and J.La Motte Morgan and others, to discuss plans for relief from alleged unjust treatment by the United Fruit company. The committee consists of S. W. Setton and Frank Turner, of Rama, Blueflelds river, Nicaragua. Mr. Morgan, formerly of Birmingham, Ala., but now of this city, was identified with the sale to the company of Nicaraguan interests at the time it was formed. He is at present interested in a movement, which may result in the establishment of a direct steamship line from Nicaragua inde pendent of the company. The attendance at the meeting was small, and western Jobbers who were expected were not present. No definite and final action was taken at the meeting. . The complaints made against the Uni ted Fruit company, or its distributor.the Fruit Despatch company, are, among others: That the company has gradually in creased prices until they are from 50 to 75 per cent higher than when the com pany secured practical control of the trade; that prices are so high that Job bers cannot handle the fruit without loss; that dealers are obliged to sign contracts which, while binding on them are not binding on the company; that jobbers seldom know the price of the fruit until they get the bills; that the company has reduced importations un til the supply is not sufficient to meet the demand. One of those present at the meeting said that the committee had been ap proached by New York representatives of financial interests in London to es tablish a direct steamship service, inde pendent of the United Fruit company, from Nicaragua to this or other Ameri can ports. No definite decision has been arrived at, however, it is said, since the capitalists referred to wish first to con sult their London nouse. A rather interesting feature in con nection with the. conference is that al though the Nicaraguan committee came ostensibly to consult with the Western Banana Jobbers association, no mem bers of that association were present, and this part of the committee's pro gramme seems to have been dropped. Tha New York jobbers are not organized as are the western Jobbers, and seemingly are not in very great sympathy with this movement against the company. The western Jobbers are among the chief complainants against the United Fruit company, and its adjunct, the Fruit Despatch company.and have already ta ken steps to establish a steamship ser vice whereby they can Import their own fruit independently. Western Jobbers are, perhaps, more dependent upon the company and its distributors than are the local Jobbers, which may account for the comparative indifference of the latter in this movement. There Is some competition in the banana import trade here. It is rumored that the Arbuckles have established some sort of a connection with the United Fruit company at New Orleans affecting their sugar interests, and that the American Jiugar Refining company may become interested In the new independent steamship enterprise, with the object of competing with the Arbuckles and thus becoming a formi dable rival to the United Fruit com pany. FAST MAIL RECORD. Union Pacific Train Travels 154 Miles in 150 Minutes. Omaha, Nov. 26. The Union Pacific fast mail made a record of more than a mile a minute for 150 miles from Grand Island to Omaha today. The train was two hours late at Grand Island and Engineer Johnson announced that he would bring the train to Omaha only a half hour late. The first stop was at Columbus, and the 62 miles interven ing were covered in exactly one hour, or more than a mile a minute. The run to Fremont, 44 miles, consumed 46 minutes. Johnson had held in reserve the best speed of his engine for the home stretch. Through the open country the train at tained a speed that made a mile a min ute look like a freight train schedule. The customary stop was made at South Omaha, and slackened speed was neces sary from South Omaha into Omaha, but even at that the distance of 46 miles between Fremont and Omaha was made in 46 minutes. The fast mail was delivered at the Council Bluffs transfer Just 27 minutes late. One hour and 40 minutes bad been made up from Grand Island into Omaha, and the entire distance of 154 miles was made in 150 minutes. Sugar Goes Up Again. New York, Nov. 26. The National Sugar Refining company has advanced , their list for refined sugars five points. UNITED STATES IVILUHSIST. American Charge d'Affaircs at Constantinople Will Again Urge' Granting of an Exequatur TO CONSUL AT 1IARF00T Refusal Based on Charge That He Bore False Witness. Battleship Kentucky Will Add Her Persuasive Towers. New York, Nov. 26. The Constant! iople correspondent of the Iterliner Tageblatt, says a Herald, dispatch from. Berlin, states that the reason why the Porte refused an exequatur to the newly appointed United States consul at Har poot la because when, a missionary he showed himself unfriendly to the Turks and Bpread untrue stories about rms sacres. The connul v. ill, however, Jn, spite of the decision of the Port.e, leave for Harpoot to take up his new dutl-t. As the Ames-lean battleship Kentucky is on her way to Smyrna, It Is extremely probable than the Porte will give way. A Washington dispatch to the Herald says: Mr. Griscom, the charge d'affaires In Constantinople, will urne the subllmrt porte to issue an exequatur la order that Dr. Thomas H. Norton may enter upon his duties as consul at Harpoot aa promptly as possible. HONEY TO FIGHT JOINTS Peoplo of Rice County Are Rais ing 50,000. The people of Rico county are raising 150.000 with which to make a fight on violators of the prohibitory law. Thin money is secured by individual dedges. $35,000 having already been subMCrthed. A mass meeting Is to be held at Sterling tonight to raise the balance. The pledges are held subject to as sessment. The executive committee of five business men has charge of the busi ness, and when a conviction is sevun-1 the attorneys will be mid one-half their fee; the balance to bo. paid hm tin convicted person completes the jail sentence. One per cent. Is the rate of the nuw ment which the KubwiiU-rs are t pay, and JuOO is now available for pi'twwu tions. This is the second Kanwm county to plan thif proceeding- to drive the jolnt ists out of business. Marlon county wmi the first to adopt It, having two yinri ago raised H6.0O0 in pledges, aculiwt which there has been levied one a.-e-ment. i MANSFIELD'S KISS. Offends Actress Katharine Grey aud Makes Her Sic-. New York, Nov. 26. Professional re lations between Miss Katharine Grey and Richard Mansfield are said to have ter minated by a kiss, the exact nature f which lias not yet been disclosed, it will, however, undoubtedly be revealed to the public so soon as the putt brought by Miss Grey to recover $3,500 damage from Mr. Mansfield's company for al leged breach, of contract Is brought to trial. Miss Grey made a contract to perform in Mr. Mansfield's company on tM-ptem-ber 29, 18MS. for a season of thirty wwks, for which she was to receive $l'i weekly. On account of the; treatment whs re ceived at his hands she says that she was prevented from fulfilling the con tract. After her suit was brought by A. 11. Hummel, her counsel, Mr. Mansfield thought her complaint was very metigt-r. in that It did not Secll'y the acts and conduct on his part w hich prevented, her from performing. An amended com plaint, more specific in its detail, pre pared by Mr. Hummel, bus just been served on the actor, containing di-rliun-tions concerning himself, to which lie H likely to give some consideration. It contains one paragrtiph nbout Inn objec tionable style of kissing on the nl;ige. to which Mis Grey took exception, Bim appeared in one of tho l-aoing roles ln the "First Violin." in which Mr. Muns field was the star. The I'haractcr she pr formed required her to permit him to kisa her. She complains that n the evening of December 26 last, the day before she ter minated her contract with him. in the scene in which he kissed her, "ln tho said act of kissing the fmid lik-hurl Mansfield performed the wme in a rml. indecent and insulting a maimer that this plaintiff became humlllnt-d and be came seriously ill and shocked, m that she required medical aid and attend ance.'' Just what this kls was the actre does not explain; neither does pho way whether she has a preference for any particular style of kin. Hut when th ca-x come to trial she will lMail it all to the jury. She alw complains that t'r some time before she wa compiled to leave the company she refuwd to accent undue attention from him or to allow him familiarities with hej-. and sh- im subjected to abuse, and often, while shi was before the audience on the stas", he, with an actre-; memivT of the ctnn pany, used to it in the wing nd dis turb her by mocking and miml knug her. so that she became, nervous and was unable to take her part. At one period of the con t met. Mlt Grey states, Mr. Mansfield refuse-1 to appear on the stage with her. and shu was told the contract was terminate.!, but she refused to accept the dir-mtsKaJ. STRUCK OX T11K CURB. Miss Lydia Wineert the Victim of a Painful Accident. Miss Lydia Wlne-crt waf phlnfully In jured Sunday morning by falling from a buegy. Miss Wingeit drove to the Catholic church to attend service. Fhe attempt ed to alifiht from the carriage In front of the church. Her feet cauttlt as ah". attempted to jump to the ground and she fell, striking her head on the curb stone. A deep gash was cut In her fore head. The wound is painful but Is not i thought to be dunt-roua.