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WEDNESDAY EVESTDSTG. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 28, 1900. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. l!R, SELLS STORY Showman Testifies In Ills Suit For Divorce. Recounts the Details of His Conrtship. SAD SCENE IN COURT. ilrs. Sells Breaks Down and Sobs Piteousij. Her Hushand Also Cries and Court Takes a Kecess. Story of the Early Struggles of the Sells Brothers. Columbus, O., Nov. 2S. Slowly, al most solemnly, Peter Sells told the story of his love for Mamie Luker, his later" more reverent love for Mary Sells, the mother of his daughter, and the man ner In which he believes that love was flagged through the dust of infamy. During two hours the auditors In Judge Evans' court sat, literally with bated breath, while they feasted upon a strong man's agony. It is not exagger ation to say that during the greater part of this time a pin could have been heard to drop in any part of the room. The occasional scrape of a roughly clad foot over the sandy floor produced an actual physical shock. When Peter Sells, in his testimony, came to the time in his life when his eyes were finally opened to his wife's deceit and he determined to part from her forever .Mrs Sells covered her eyes with her handkerchief. As he slowly and pitilessly recounted the incidents of that last night when his determination was made known to her her shoulders heaved and shook until she finally broke down in a torrent of weeping, air. Sells also broke down and cried. In pity for the suffering woman the court granted a recess for a few minutes. When the court .reconvened Airs. Sells had largely regained her composure, and although during the remainder of the hour her face wore the aspect of abject suffering and she frequently stole her kerchief to her eyes, she did not again break down. air. Sells himself suffered no les His voice was broken with sobs, though he manfully refused to give them utterance. By reason of his suf fering he was forced to adopt an un usually slow enunciation, which gave to the statement the effect of an. accusa tion wrung from him by sheer physical pain. Mr. Sells was placed on the stand to give his tept'mony against the woman whom it is plain to see he still loves more than life itself. The earlier portion or his testimony was. in comparison with the later part, uninteresting. He told of his youth, of his early struggles first for existence and then for a competency his meeting with pretty Marv Luker in her father's hotel in Medina, Mo.; his wooing of her and their subsequent marriage. It was not until late in the afternoon that his attorneys led him to the day when he first -R 3 told by De tective John Mahoney that his wife was unfaithful to him. Up to that time he had no thought that her value was not beyond rubies. After his conversation with Mahoney he returned to his home, but not to sleep. Owing to an unexpected visitor, Mrs. Sells shared his room with him. He was restless throughout the night, racked by the demon ot" doubt, His wife commented on his restlessness to re ceive the gentle answer: "Better go to sleep. Mary- Do not let me bother you; I fear I tan not sleep tonight." Mrs. Sells advised him to arise and take a walk in the fresh morning air, but he refused, saying. "Fresh air can not make me sleep to night." He did not hint his suspicions to his wife, but went away on his trip with the show. Before going he had accidentally opened his wife's closet in her sleeping room, there to find it filled with fancy liquor bottles of every description. He had never bought anything of this kind, and taxed her with it. She re plied that she had purchased the stuff lor cooking purposes, and some had been sent in by his friends. He made no reply. The day following, on October 23, he went away for his last trip with the fhow. Detective Mahoney had been employed to investigate the truth of the charges against his wife's fidelity. He returned Friday. Xovember 21. but said Jiothing to his wife. That night he had a report from the detective, and the next day went down town. His wife met him by prearrangement. and thev called upon his mother He had not seen his aged mother for five weeks, but his wife hurried him away. On the road home in the buggy the following conversation occurred: "After we had got started she said: Hilly Pott telephoned this morning just after you left the house. He wanted to see jou to explain how it happened that liis bicycle was stolen from in front of our house.' ' I made no reply. After we got a little farther I began to talk about the Lazarus stores being fine ones, and so on. Then I asked her where else she wanted, to go. She said: 'I want to go to the bank. I have got a cheek for Joe (her brother). He wants to go away tonight, and I want to get the money for him.' I said: 'Lewis don't wart Joe to go away tonight. He has ;1ust got home and he is verv busy; and Joe knows about the buying of the pro visions for the show better than any one else, and I think you had better tell him to remain. You had better request him to remain until Monday. "By that time we had started north on Front street, and I said: 'Where next do you want to stop?' She said Drive a:vund to Billy Botfs; he is -waiting at his store to see you.' "I said: 'What does he want to see me for?' " 'Well. I just explained to you that he wanted to see you to tell you about his bicyclo being taken from in front of our house.' "I said: 'If his bicycle was stolen, why don't he advertise for it?" "She said it would not look well to advertise for the bicycle, and stated that it was stolen from in front of our house. "I said: "Mame, I want to ask you one question, and I want you to give me a truthful answer. Does this fellow Eott come to our house to see Florence?" "She says: "No, sir; he never came to the bouse to see Florence in the world." -'Alien what "waa he doing at our house? I have never Invited him there.' " 'Well,' she said, 'he came to bring a bottle of wine for Mrs. Overtop, who was taken ill that cay and wanted some wine, and I telephoned to Pott's and Mr. Bott answered the telephone and said there was no one to deliver it; there was no one there toe could-send it by, and asked if he could deliver it , himself and he delivered it himself, and I told him he might." Q. Mr. Sells, from the time you were married in January, 1S7S, until Novem ber, 18a9, what were your feelings toward Mrs. Sells? A. Well, I was deeply In love with her. Q. And so far as you could judge from her demeanor" towards you, what were her feelings toward you? A. I believed that my love was fully recipro cated. In 1S68 Lewis ana Peter traveled by wagon and sold goods through Illinois and Wisconsin. Peter quit the business and came to Columbus, where he and Allen opened an auction store. This con tinued until the spring of 1ST2 when the four Sells brothers "Allen, Lewis, Eph raim and Peter started on the road with their wagon show. The wagon show became a railroad organization In 1S7S, and throughout his connection with it Peter acted in the capacity of general agent in advance of the show, attending to the routing, railroad contracts, adver tising, etc. In the summer of 1ST6 he met his wife. He had been laid over at the town of Medina, Knox county, Missouri, by heavy rains, and stopped at the hotel operated by J. C. Luker, father of his future wife. He saw Miss Luker as she passed through the office, and was smit ten. He did not get acquainted with her at this time, though he managed to get matters on a speaking basis. After he went on the road again, he wrote to her and asked that he be permitted to cor respond with her, with the permission of her parents. This was granted, and the correspondence kept up until their mar riage, which occurred on January 21, 1S7S. Previous' to the marriage he had paid her two visits, of about a week each. The arrangements for the wedding were made by letter, and it took place in the parlors of the hotel operated by her father, in the town of Canton, Mo. The newly married pair came at once to Columbus, where Mrs. Sells was in troduced to her relatives by marriage, and arrangements were made to permit her to make her home with her hus band's parents. In 1S79 the plans of the how manager were changed, and instead of continuing as a wagon show, it be came a railroad organization. It had been Peter's intention to take his wife with him in the buggy in which he trav eled ahead of the show, but when the change was made toe tried to get her to stay at home. She Insisted on traveling with the show, and pointed out that the wives of her husband's brothers were permitted to go with it. Peter consented, and on arriving in the town of East Liberty, Pa., to join the show, a month after it had been on the road, he was surprised to recognize his wife riding in the pa rade, clad in a scarlet riding habit. After the parade he insisted that she discontinue in the parade, and she con sented. She said that her habit had been made in Columbus, in anticipation of riding in the parade. She never again took part in any exhibitions. Nor, In fact did she ever again travel with the show, as Peter always kept her with him.They stopped at hotels when on the road, un til the spring of 18i9, when Florence was born, on April 13. Later in the year Mrs. Sells and the baby visited him at Buf falo. During the remainder of their married life, after Florence was old enough to go to school, Mrs. Sells lived in this city, part of the time at hotel3, and the remainder in their own home. During the four or five first years of Florence's life, Mrs. Sells traveled with Peter in the No. 1 advance car. The car was specially built for the purpose of accommodating Mrs. Sells, and was pro vided with a luxurious private state room. "What kind of a show was It at this time?" asked Mr. Booth. "Well," replied the plaintiff, "It was a very good show, as shows went at that time. I am hardly a fair man to ask that question, for I wrote all the bills." Mr. Sells told of the manner of life which existed until the show went to Australia They visited many cities on business for the show, Mrs. Sells ac companying him at the company's ex pense. Always stopped at the best ho tels. She always accompanied him vol untarily, and did not object to the busi ness in which he was engaged. In the fall of 1S91 they went to Australia, in advance of the show. Mrs. Sells went voluntarily, and wanted to go. At the close of the trip Peter wanted to go to India to buy a stock of animals a Rajah had for sale, but Mrs. Sells objected to the trip, and he gave it up the night be fore the steamer sailed. Sells knew "Ned." or E. H. Raymour. He was stock agent of the Michigan Cen tral railroad. He called at the home on North High street. Did not seem to have any acquaintance with Mrs. Sells. He explained the call by saying that Mrs. Sells' parents, whom he knew in Clayton, III., a-sked him to call and get acquainted. The next time "Ned" called he brought pictures of his wife and daughter to show Mrs. Sells. He seemed to be a man of years, and dressed well, not flashily. His manner and conversation was that of a gentleman. The next time Peter met "Ned" was In San Francisco. "Xed" wore a Masonic charm and ring, and talked with Mr. Sells about Masonic matters. They visited a Masonic lodge together. While they met in San Francisco Ray mour was accompanied bv two ladies, who were represented to be his wife and sister-in-law. Peter indorsed a $400 draft for him. The next meeting was In the Park hotel in Columbus. Mrs. Sells was present. A year passed before Raymour reappeared. This time Ned was armed with a picture of his granddaughter as an excuse for calling. A social game of cards began. At Its close Raymour remained for a social chat, and was authorized to buy in Canada a beaver muff to match a cape recently pur chased by Mrs. Sells. Later Mr. Sells received two letters from Raymour dealing with theCerneau branch of Masonry. Seils never corresponded with Raymour on any other subject. A month later Raymour brought the beaver muff ordered by Mr. Sells for his wife. Pells paid him J25 for it. He never knew that Raymour and Mrs. Sells had corresponded. Sells testified that he does not know Dr. E. L. Potter and did not know that his wife knew the dentist. Mr. Sells first became acquainted with William Bott in JSS5. Mr. and Mrs. Sells met Bott and "a Mr. Oleason," of Colum bus, at West Baden Springs. The acquaintance with Bott seems to have commenced at the West Baden wells, where all parties drank the waters. All stopped at the same hotel. Later Sells bargained with Bott for a billiard table, to be placed in the circus man's new house. Mr. Bott, as agent of the Crystal Ice company, sold the Sellses ice for household use. BOTT DROVE UP. In the fall of ISSo Sells was sitting on the front porch with Mrs. Sells, when some one drove up and stopped in front of the house. It was Bott and another man. Bott had a r-up of Italian greyhound stock. - "You have a nice house here." said Brut. "Here's a nice dog to go with it." Sells was properly backward, but Bott insisted, and -the dog changed hands. (Continued on Seventh Page.) WHO SWAM RIV Cii Twentieth Kansas Controversy Reopened by Capt. Hardy. Demands That the New Kansas History Be Changed, CREDIT TO FUNSTON. The Ex-Captain Eelates Details of the Episode. He and Two Others Swam the Marilao For a Boat. Funston Told Hardy That He Could Sot Swim. Capt. E. J .Hardy, of Salina, a mem ber of the Twentieth Kansas, denounces the publication, in the new history of Kansas, of the statement that "Colonel Frederick Funston swam, the Marilao river" and captured 80 prisoners, during the Twentieth's campaign in the Phil ippines. I Captain Hardy has taken the matter up with Frank Nelson, state superin tendent and chairman of the state text bo k board, under the authority of which the official history of Kansas now in use in the public schools was adopted, and asks that proper credit be given to Hardy and Privates Jack Huntsman and Willey of H company, who swam the river and returned with a boat in. which Colonel Funston later crossed. Mr. Nelson has written to the pub lisher of the history, E. P. Greer, of Winfield, stating the nature of Captain Hardy's complaint, and suggests an in vestigation, and if Captain Hardy's con tention be sustained Mr. Nelson, hopes later editions of the history will be so revised as to give proper credit where it is due. Mr. Nelson has also replied to Captain Hardy, stating that he personally has no authority in the matter, but states that he will call the attention of the commis sion to the error alleged by Hardy, and hopes to have the controversy settled by bestowing the laurels upon the per sons entitled to them. Mr. Nelson had no connection with the publication of the history, other than to go over it when it was being prepared for publication This was at a time when the people were wrought up over the gallant deeds of the Twentieth Kansas, and there had been no question raised by an individual concerning the actual encounter with the waters of the island. People were watching the extermina tion of the Tagals in which the Kansas regiment was taking a part of so much importance as to make it the most fa mous on the firing line. Hardy ia now a resident of Salina, traveling in the interests of the Missouri Pacific railroad, of which his father is a general superintendent with head quarters at Sedalia, having jurisdiction of the system between Kansas City and St. Louis and the Lexington branch. Captain Hardy, who is a Republican, under date of November 23. addressed the following letter to Superintendent Nelson : "Salina, Kas., Nov. 23, 1900. "Horn. Frank Nelson, President State School Book Commission, Topeka, Kansas: "Dear Sir My attention was today for the first time directed to the discussion of the record of the Twentieth Kansas infantry, U. S. V., in a history of Kan sas, published as I understand under vour direction and by your authority. This work I am told is used in the schools of Kansas, recognized by your board as, perhaps I might say, an offi cial history of the state and therefore of this regiment. Therefore it becomes a matter of considerable importance, very different from the ordinary news paper gossip, to which I have taken no exception, and indeed paid little atten tion. "I find there that 'Colonel Frederick Funston at the head of 0 men swam the Marilao river," and I believe it says "captured 80 prisoners." If Colonel Fun ston and his friends are particularly de sirous of having credited to him achieve ments which he never accomplished and deeds of other men, I have no disposi tion to interfere, though I might not entirely admire his taste However, Colonel Funston did not swim the Ma rilao or any other river. I am certain of this, for two reasons, because "First, Edward J. Hardy, at that time second lieutenant of company H of the Twentieth Kansas, Privates Jack Hunts man and Willey of company H, were the only soldiers who swam the Marilao river, except the numerous members of the regiment who were in bathing at the time Colonel Funston crossed in the boat which Hardy, Huntsman and "Willey brought back from the other side; and "Second, Colonel Funston informed me personally at the time that he could not swim, and would swim the river him self if he could swim. "Therefore, of course It is quite im possible that he should have swam, the Marilao or the Ragbag, or any old river, unless he practiced swimming between the time we crossed the Marilao and the Bagbag. "As long as Colonel Funston and his friends confined their remarks about the swimming of the Marilao to mere news paper and magazine declarations, which gave him the credit of that affair, and said nothing of Hardy, Huntsman or Wil ley. I remained silent, because I did not care to enter into any idle newspaper dis cussion nor did I desire to secure a lot of cheap advertising in regard to a matter In which I had only done my duty as a soldier should, happening to swim the Marilao with Huntsman and Willey and bring the boat back under rather inter esting conditions, simply probably because we happened to be on hand and to be able to swim. "However, I take some slight pride in my record as a soldier, having been promoted from the ranks to a second lieutenancy and from there to a first lieutenancy and to a captaincy in the Twentieth Kansas, as I feel because I had done my duty and because I happened to participate in every engagement in which that regiment took part as well as in several others, as an officer of scout under Major Bell detailed by Colonel Little, then in command of the regiment at Malolos, by order of General MacArthur. "I have a boy of my own and doubtless I shall tell him as other old soldiers do of my life as a soldier in the Philippines and I propose to be able to tell my boy that it was not Colonel Funston. but Hunts man, Willey and I who swam the Marilao 1 river, and I do not intend that any his tory published under the auspices of the state of Kansas shall give the credit to another man and tell my boy that his father is a liar, if I can help it. I think this kind of business has been carried far enough, and if Colonel Funston lacks that appreciation of soldierly courtesy i which would lead him to decline to wear honors won by the deeds of other men, it is my intention to make an effort to 1 see that such credit as belongs to these achievements Is settled where it belongs hereafter. "Therefore, I write your honorable board to request that in the next edition of this "History of Kansas." which will he pub lished by your authority, the hlstorv of the Twentieth Kansas be stated correctly and that among other things the credit for swimming the Marilao during the bat tle of that name and bringing back the boat which carried Funston acrose, at a place and time where there was no firing, shall be give to Hardy, Huntsman and Willey instead of Colonel Funston, who did not only not swim that river, but as sured me personally at the time that he could not swim. Hoping to hear from you in this matter, I remain verv truly your, E. J. HARDY." Hardy is the man concerning whose pro motion Colonel Funston and Colonel Lit tle had a falling out and became, in the service, bitter enemies. Little wanted Governor Leedy to pro mote Hardy but Funston insisted on the promotion of Dodge. Correspondence followed and the gover nor accepted Little's suggestion. This an gered Funston and cost Little the promo tion to the colonelcy of the regiment, be cause the Republican politicians thought Little had no business Interfering with, the recommendations pt his colonel, his superior officer. However, Little was afterward -vindicated, as Funston and Metcalf later recog nized Hardy's efficiency and bravery and a boost through two grades to a cap taincy. BOBS WANTS FJd RE Asks For 8,000 Additional Troops For Africa. London, Nov. 28. While the reports of the condition of Cape Colony are re garded as somewhat unnecessarily alafmist, there is little disposition to take a roseate view of the situation. The constant dispatch to South Africa of reinforcing drafts and the daily fights at points wide apart show the war Is not over and, while the statement that Lord Roberts has demanded 20,000 fresh troops is incorrect, it is a fact that he has asked for 8,000 men to replace the battalions whose wastage incapacitates them from duty. These reliefs will be dispatched, but they will seriously at tenuate the garrisons of the United Kingdom, insomuch as Lord Roberts in sists the troops shall be picked, men, and have seasoned officers. TO BUILD BIG SHIPS. Firm That Constructed the Ore gon Wants Contracts. New Tork, Nov. 28. Eleven armored ships to cost about $68,000,000 when fin ished are attracting shipbuilding ex perts to the navy department this week, says a Tribune special from Washing ton. They will make final studies of the plans and specifications to win in the great competition eleven days hence, when the bids will be opened for per haps the largest construction "contracts ever undertaken at- single time by the government. The amount at stake at noon on December 7, according to the congressional appropriation, for hulls and machinery alone will aggregate $42, 000,000 and within this sum the bids will be confined, the remaining $24,000,000 re quired to furnish the guns, armor.equip ment and stores of the vessels being re served by the navy department for ex penditure after the vessels are launched and nearly ready for service. Certainty of brisk competition has been brought about by the peculiar wording of the two appropriation acts authorizing these ships and by the de lay m aesigmngg the two classes of cruisers and battleships, ?.of which the department took advantage in stipulat ing that all bids be opened on a single day. The act of March 3, 1899, pro vided for three battleships and three armored cruisers and the act of June 7, 1900, added two more battleships and three armored cruisers, each class under both acts being identical and the limit of cost for hulls and machinery for each vessel being $3,600,000 in the case of the battleships and $4,wu,000 In the case of the cruisers. The probable distribution of the con struction of the eleven big vessels has become very interesting in view of an interpretation of the two acts of con gress by Judge Advocate General Lem- ley of the navy. He finds that the Pa cific coast, under the two acts, can se cure three battleships and one cruiser, or three cruisers and one battleship, or two battleships and two cruisers. That coast is entitled to not more than four vessels, being limited to two under each act. The remaining seven vessels must be built on the Atlantic. Sach act im poses additional restrictions as to the number of vessels which may be built by one contracting party, and in this particular, according to Captain Lem- ley s findings, a single bidder on the Atlantic may secure as a maximum four battleships and two cruisers, or four cruisers and two battleships, making in all six vessels, but no bidder can se cure three of one type and three of an other, or five of one type. The Scotts of San Francisco declare they want more than four ships, and if their bids appear to entitle them to more than that number, the secretary of the navy will submit the matter to the attorney general for decision and if this goes against them the builders of the Oregon will appeal to congress to place them on an equality with their eastern competitors. PRAYED FOR TURKEYS. Rev. Charles H. Parham Says Lord Provided a Thanksgiving Feast. One of the most novel Thanksgiving dinners ever heard of in Topeka will be eaten by about seventy-five people in the chapel of Bethel college, about a mile west of Washburn college, tomor row. Bethel college is a missionary and Bible training school and it is the belief of the students and leaders of the faith that everything that is wanted by them will be provided them in answer to prayer for the same. Acting on this theory a Thanksgiving dinner has been provided for them. Every luxury which has ever found its way onto a Thanksgiving dinner table has been given them in answer to prayer. It is not understood by this that it was gotten by solicitation, but was gotten in answer to secret prayer. We received exactly the same number of turkeys which we prayed for," said Rev. Mr. Parham, the leader of the school. Beginning at eight o'clock a contin uous prayer and praise service will last until 2 p. m. The guests and students will sit down to the dinner at three o'clock. Weather Indications. Chicago. Nov. 28. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Thursday; west erly winds. INTO 0HI0 RIVER. Cleveland Jfight Express En counters a Washout. Locomotive, Mail, Express and Baggage Cars Leave Track. PLUNGE INTO STREAM. Passenger Cars Remain on Land and Occupants Are Saved. Express Messenger Drowned and Four Train Men Hurt. Beaver, Pa., Nov. 28. The Cleveland night express leaving Pittsburg at mid night on the Cleveland & Pittsburg road ran into a washout half a mile west of Beaver, Pa., at 1 o'clock this morning and the locomotive, mail, baggage and express cars Jumped from the tracks and plunged into the Ohio river. The three day coaches and Pullman, sleeper stayed on land although derailed, and. the 41 passengers escaped with slight bruises. M. S. Casey, of Cleveland, the express messenger, was unable to escape, and was drowned in, his car, -which ia below the surface of the river. Four trainmen were Injured. Their names are: Albert Coughenour, of Cleveland, en gineer; one foot cut off. Frank Connell, conductor; bruised and scratched, but not serious. John Taylor, Allegheny, Pa., Pullman porter; slightly cut and bruised. Baggagemaster Allen, slightly hurt. The passengers were taken back to Beaver and at 4 o'clock were transferred to another train for Cleveland. Wreck ing trains were sent from the Allegheny depot as soon as the news of the acci dent was received. The clearing of the tracks did not take many hours, but it may be several days until the flood re cedes before the submerged cars are re covered. A large quantity of business mail was in the mail car and consider able valuable and perishable matter in the express car. The total loss -will amount to a large sum. PERMITTED TO DRIFT. No Legislation Towards Cuban Independence This Session. New York, Nov. 28. As a result of Secretary Root's recent inspection of Cuba, says a Herald dispatch from Washington, it seem3 certain that no legislation contemplating independence for the island will be recommended to congress for enactment during the com ing session and that Cuban affairs will be permitted to drift. Secretary Root's trip was undertaken In the interest of his health, but he took advantage of the opportunity to exam ine the conditions which are the out growth of American rule. "My trip," Mr. Root said last night, "was simply a continuation of that which I made last spring. At that time I visited the western part of Cuba and examined conditions prevailing there. I desired to see for myself the conditions existing in eastern Cuba and went di rectly to that part of the island. "I found the people generally peaceful and contented and pursuing their ordi nary avocations. The island is grow ing steadily more prosperous and the people seem to be satisfied." "What was the sentiment in the east ern part of the islands in respect to an nexation or independence?" the secretary was asked. "I can't answer that question," Mr". Root responded. "Is the Cuban convention making progress in the preparation of a con stitution?" "I did not have an opportunity to at tend the session of the convention. Tou know my trip was devoted to the eastern part of the island and all I can say is that conditions there were much the same as I found them last spring in the western section." This reference to his investigation in the western part of the island is taken to mean that Mr. Root has found that practically all Cubans are trying to ac quire education in the art of self-government and that they are not impa tient to assume the direction of their own affairs. At the same time, it is said, he appreciates that the great mass of the Cubans desire to try the experi ment of self-government, even if the experiment should fail and annexation to the United States should follow. It is said also that Mr. Root does not believe annexation at this time is a practical question, and he is giving it no consideration. He would not discuss any such question last night. RED MEN WILL FIGHT. Indians Will Resist Being Taken Into Custody. Denver, Colo., Nov. 28. A special to the Times from Meeker, Colo., says: Game Warden Johnson and party camped last night on the White river, about thirty miles below Meeker. Cow boys who came in today report that there are Indians hunting along White river between Rangely and White River city. They say the red men, will fight, and under no circumstances will they be taken into custody. Citizens at Meeker do not anticipate any trouble. They say that advices from responsible people along the route indi cate that all the Indians have been on the reservation for more than ten days. The plans of Game Warden Johnson will keep his party out for about eight daya Should they encounter Indians, scouts will be sent to Meeker at once to no tify the authorities at Denver and se cure the assistance of the militia. GOLF IS DENVER. Harry "Vardon "Will "Visit Colorado For Exhibition Games. New York, Nov.28. Harry A'ardon will make a flying trip to Colorado before sailing for home December 15. Tha Denver Golf club has been trying for some time to get him for an exhibition match but he declined to make so long a trip for one game. The Golf club at Colorado Springs recently requested a Vardon match and plans have been per fected so that Vardon will leave the city for Denver on Monday. The return trip will be made one week from that date, giving him two or three days in New York before sailing for home. Vardon is evidently disappointed in not being able to reach the Pacific coast but that plan had to be abandoned. Th? Chicago professionals, Willie Smith and David Bell, are going to make a tour of the Pacific clubs and Vardon, a short time ago, wrote to Smith, expressing a wish to meet him in some matches on California links. Vardon, it seems, Is not going to re main long in his native country. He will return to America early In the year and there is some talk that he will settle here permanently. TURKEYDEFIANT. Report That She Will Demand Withdrawal of Kentucky. New York, Nov. 28. Cable advices say that the Vienna Tagblatt publishes a dispatch from Constantinople to the effect that the Turkish council of min isters have held a conference to deter mine whether or not the sending of the United States battleship Kentucky to Smyrna should be regarded as an act of hostility. According to the Tagbiatt's dispatch the home minister urged the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States, and even goes so far as to threaten war unless the Kentucky should be withdrawn, from Turkish, waters. The Turks express belief that the European powers would not permit the United States to attack Turkey, and that country would be safe in, taking a defiant attitude. THE MORRISON TRIAL Widower of Murdered Woman to Give a Hunting Party. El Dorado, Kan., Nov. 28. At noon to day the defense in the Jessie Morrison murder case had only one challenge re maining and when that is used and the vacancy filled, there will be a complete jurv of 12 men and the hearing of evi dence will begin. The state has waived all of Its challenges. This morning three men who had been passed for cause but challenged by the defense, were excused by the court. Two men were soon ac cepted in their places, and the examina tion was continued in an enort to una a man to fill the third vacancy and thus complete the jury. Jessie Morrison s comfort ana support during the trial is her old father, former Probate Judge Morrison. He has been by her side in the court room constantly and until today has in variably accompanied her to and from the jail. This morning when the jailer opened the door or ner ceil ana ioia ner to come, she pleaded "wait a minute; father will be here soon." "No," said the jailer, "you must come now," and she followed timidly after hesitating a moment. Soon after she had been seated in the court room, Judge Morrison entered and took his accustomed place at the pris oner's side. Olin Castle, widower of the murdered woman, has arranged a hunting party for Thanksgiving day and invited sever al newspaper men attending the trial to accompany him. "I wish this trial would end," he said to a reporter. "I'm getting awfully tired of it." NEW MILITARY" BASIS. Uncle Sam to Pattern After the English Colonial System. New York, Nov. 28. According to a special dispatch from Washington ta the Tribune, a virtual agreement upon the essential features of proposed legislation for the army was reached last night by war department officials with the presi dent's approval and that of the congres sional leaders. It provides for a perma nent standing army organization with a minimum strength of 50,000 men, to be increased as occasion demands by doub ling the size of companies in the discre tion of the president as commander-in-chief and subject to the limitation of an nual appropriations. The new line or ganization will provide sufficient officers, about 4,000 in excess of those at present in the regular establishments, to meet the requirements of companies of 70 men each. These companies may be increas ed to 140 men each without additional officers. Permanent allowances will be made for 18,000 artillerymen in regimen tal organization, who are needed to care for the coast defenses. The framers of the adopted plan fa vor empowering the president to enlist natives in the Philippines not to exceed 15,000 men, as needed, to bo. organized In regiments with American officers, after the English manner of fighting rebel lious natives with their people. General MacArthur has urged this step, and gives assurances that ho can easily select ex perienced ofiicers from the volunteers in his division, and will have no difficulty in getting desirable enlistments for an efficient and loyal native contingent similar to the Macabebe cavalry, now 500 strong. The new permanent organization, 50, 000 strong, is confidently believed to be Insured, not a doubt being expressed by war department officials and congres sional leaders that the house and senate are prepared to agree promptly to the new military basis. As to the elastic features Involving the discretionary power of the president to increase the size of companies to not more than dou ble their strength there is some doubt. ' CHARGED WITH FRAUD. New York Brokerage Firm Said to Have Swindled Customers. New York, Nov. 28 Charles D.Hughes and Ira D.G-odfrey, who are said to have conducted a discretionary pool broker age business in this city, have been ar rested. The charge against them is grand larceny and they will be arraign ed on that charge today. Specific com plaints against them were made by J. T. Amsberg, an attorney of Defiance, O., and August Irmsur of Brooklyn. Ams berg, however, made a settlement and withdrew from the prosecution. Irmsur is still a complainant and says his claim is for $239. Captain McCluskey of the detective bureau, says Hughes was arrested on November 28, 1S99, and is now under $5,000 bonds. At that time there were many complainants and one was a Swedish servant girl. After he was lib erated under bond. Captain McCluskey said Hughes went into business with Godfrey who claims to be a member of the New York Stock Exchange. A lawyer named Zaring was the coun sel for the principal complainants against Hughes when he was arrested in 1S99 He is now counsel for Hughes and Godfrey. NO - IIQPEJIERE. Ooni Paul Would Visit America If He Thought That He Could Accomplish Any thing by Coming. HIS CABINET OPPOSES. Nothing to Be Expected From McKinley Administration. He Neyer Thought of Coming Over to Live. New York, Nov. 28. Michael Davltt cables from Paris to the Evening Jour nal today that Mr. Kruger replying to the question if he had any Intention of making his future home In the Unite States, "1 never contemplated going ta America tp live although I have receiv ed several pressing invitations to do o, "I am seriously considering, however, a short visit to the United States. "The severe hardships of winter trav t would not deter me, old as I am, if I were sure I could accomplish any good for my oppressed country." Mr. Davltt adds that It is almost cer tain that Mr. Krucr will not visit America: and that the entire cabinet of the South African Republic tin idea, the unanimous opinion btir g Hint the McKinley administration Mill i nothing whatever for tic Tloer au-c. KRUGER SOUNDS FRANCM. Paris, Nov. 2H. The conversation which former President Kruger had with the French minister of foreign nf fairs, M. Iv-lcasse yesterday was confin ed to the former sounding the latter us to the probable attitude of France In certain eventualities. Mr. Kruer di I not press for a definite statement an I the conversation lacked fireclsenesa. M. Delcasse let it be understood that France had not changed her attitude since he explained the government's po sition in the chamber of deputies last March. France will not take the. Initia tive in Intervention In South Africa, hut will not discourage any other country from so doing. On the contrary, she will join In such initiative if It is taken un der such conditions as appear to her to merit acquiescence. Mr. Kruger did not Intimate what t Intended to do, but it Is believed h will take the official diplorratic step at The Hague. It is not known whether he will auk Holland to propose mediation, or open other and less clearly defined negotia tions. Mr. Kruger today drove to the School of Fine Arts to inspect the plaster mod el of the monument to be ereoted to th. memory of Col. DevlUe Hos-Mareull. thi French officer who did in South Afrie fighting for the Uaers. He was received by CoL Dcvllle Hos Mareuil's brother. A number of artists and literary v -pie and students were present. Mr. K fi ger eulogized Col. Ros-Mareutl and hi comrades, whose devoted heroism. i" said, "recalled the chivalrous knights of the middle ages." Mr. Kruger then proceeded to view the Pantheon, but was too fatigued to enter. He waa heartily cheered everywhere along the road. EXPLANATION ASKED. Turkish Minister Wants toKnow About the Kentucky. Washington, Nov. 21. All Ferrouh Toy. the Turkish minister here, called on Sec retary Hay today relative to the visit of the big battleship Kentucky to Turkish waters. The Kentucky palled from Naples last Saturday and arrived at the Import ant Turkish port of Smyrna this morrilriK, onlv a few hours before the minister visit. After his talk with Secretary Hay. the minister declared that the Kenturk w visit conveyed no menace and it had rut bearing upon the diplomatic, relations Iw tween the Turkish government and th United States. lie asserted with great positlveness that the Sultjui cherished ttn kindliest feelings toward Presid'-nt Mc Kinley and that the relational were most amicable. Inquiry at the ptate and navy deport -menu today as to the Kent nek v's mis sion elicited the simple ta.tnient that the visit of the la.tiiestiip tt Smyrna had no hostile significance. Meanwhile It Is understood that the ne gotiations between Mr. Orlseom, our charge at Constantinople, and the porrs for the settlement of the ml -ionary claims and the question e to Fr. Norton" exequatur as consul, at Hrpoot are prog ressing with Indications that a coinyr znl&e will be arranged. CORN SQUEEZE ENDS. Phillips Allows Shorts to Settle at 5G Cents a Bushel. Chicago, Nov. 28. It was authorita tively announced today that the big corn "squeeze" on the board of trade which has been conducted by George H. Phillips is off. Fhillips, it Is gtated.maib private settlements yesterday with all the big shorts on the basis of DO cents a bushel and today, he Is said to hold not more than 25,0RI bushels of November corn. When the announcement whs ma.de the price juickly dropped from 49 to 41 cents. SHOULD BE IX AX ASYLUM. Two Men Who Aire Police Court Nuisances. Charles Kane and John Oalgteen were arrested by the police la?t ninht on the charge of drunkenness. Theie lias he. n but few days this year when laliru or Kane were not in the jail for being drunk. Dal green has been arersted often that he is looked upon by the po lice as a fixture, and they consider Kane a regular boarder. The officers think that it Is time that something was done concerning ths men and It Is likely that they v ill taken before the probate judge it .el will be sent to the asylum. Kan Is a. c caine fiend and Ualgreen drinks alcohol. They have been sentenced time after time by the police judge and have been lectured by the officers, but no-thing that can be done will prevent them from go ing back to their wallows as soon they are released from the sUUiou.