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TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. DECEIBER 11,1900. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTO. cunirjnviRES. Santa Fe Offers $250 Reward For Arrests. Want Any One Who Has De stroyed Telegraph Lines. A FREIGHT WRECKED. It Occurred on tho Cut Off at Olathe.. Officials Say It Is Xot Traceable to Strike. The Santa Fe is running its road as if the telegraphers' strike is a thing of the past. Strikers' places are so nearly fill ed that the hiring of men will be stopped tonight. Superintendent of Telegraph Sholes, said the western division has refused to lake any more, as it has no further need. There are five places yet to f.il this morning on the middle division and four places on the eastern division. Thirty-five operators are on No.5. which arrived in Topeka at noon today. General Manager Mudge issued a re gard notice today, as follows: REWARD! Two hundred and fifty dollars (250) reward will be paid tor information which wili lead to the arrest and con viction of any person or persons cutting, obstructing or in any way interfering with telegraph wires or instruments the property of this company. H. I". Mt'DGE, General Manager. "There was some interference with wins on the Oklahoma division and at olathe." he said. "It may have been done by mischievous persons other than striking operators." he paid. "Keys were opened at places. but altogether the trou ble we experienced was slight. "The strike was the greatest fizzle," he said. There was a rear end freight collision on the cutoff, near Olathe, at 5:30 o'clock this morning. A stockman riding in the caboose was seriously injured. Mr. Mudge said it was doubtless due to some fault in flagging, but happening at this lime would of course be connected with the strike situation. The California limited No. 4 which left Los Aneelts at 6 o'clock Saturday even ing, ran through the entire strike, pass ed Topeka at 12:53 o'clock this morning ar.d was just four minutes late at Kan sas City. No. 6 was run through th strike from Denver to Chicago on time. Superintendent Resseguie points to these instances as convincing proof that the road is doing business normally, and is nowise handicapped by the strike. SITUATION' UXCHANGED. By order of General Manager Mudge the block signal system is in force agair. on the Santa Fe from Chicago to New ton. This order was issued this fore noon, the company having manned its telegraph stations and placed the road in ordinary normal operating condi tion. There is no tie-up anywhere through the strike, the abilitq to move trains and handle business being too evidently demonstrated. In the claims department claims ad justers have ceased reporting to division superintendents, as they were instructed to do while the strike was effective. At Emporia telegraphers did not go out because their local chairman ques tioned the legality of the call being made without giving the men a chance to vote cm the proposition. In an interview on the several fea tures of the strike Mr. Mudge said to day: "Our business is running normal again. We have kept train movements steady under the train order system. It has been satisfactory enough to run the trains in the same wav that other western roads run them. But the Santa Fe has block signals, as the others have not. We are using the block signajs from Chicago to Newton again. I gave the order for resumption this morning. "The bogus message for operators to go back to work which J. A. Newman says his name was forged to went over the wires sure enough. It was taken off the wire In the general office, at the shop and at Holliday. Where it orig inated I don't know. Mr. Newman's personal message of protest reached me late yesterday afternoon. There has been nothing further heard about the matter since I replied last night. Mr. Mudge's reply was as follows: "Your wire today.' Am also surprised that any official should forge your name. Do not believe it has been done, t Please give me facts and name of offi cial that I may investigate. There would be no object in endeavoring to get the men bark to work as we are re fusing to permit them to go back, as you very well know." Discussing the Olathe wreck Mr. Mudge said: "It is unfortunate that this collision occurred at this time. Such accident would be likely to happen under block signal running, but with a strike on it Is more serieius. "Prom the reports the conductor may not have protected his train fully or the following train may have run over his signal. It can not be determined without an investigation." MKN HAVE NOT GIVEN IT. There nre fifteen operators who went mit in this city. Thev have established headquarters in room 140 at the Na tional hotel and are working along this division. They report the situation bright for them still and have not given up the fieht. Tney say the men the company have filled in with are incompetent, based on substitutes in Topeka offices, and the fact that the general office positions are still open. "It looks as if they were left to the last and the company able to get so many men," said one, "when officials sit at the keys for six hours working. One man came up from Kansas City last right, but refused to work when he learned it was a case of strike though they offered him J90." WIDE DIFFERENCE. Chicago, Dec. 11. According to the of ficials of. the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad in Chicago, only 150 of th vacancies made by the strike of tele graph operators on that system yet re main to be filled, and all of these are east of Albuquerque, including the Gulf division, the center of the strike trouble. The officials also state that enough men have already been engaged to fill balf of these places, and that the train service of the whole system, both freight and passenger, is now restored to the basis existing before the strike was called". General Manager W. G. Nevin at L-s AJJSelea telegraphed today that every- thing was running smoothly west of Al buquerque and that all the placs of the striking operators had been filled. Local striking operators however Insist that the tie-up is complete and are urging the striking operators to remain out. Owing.to the wide discrepancies be tween the statements of the railroad of ficials and the leaders cf the striking operators. It is Impossible to correctly estimate the cumber of operators who are out. , ' DOLPHIN ON DECEPTIONS. Says Most Unfair and Reprehenisble Tactics Are Being Used. Houston, Tex., Dec 11. The following statement was given out by President Dolphin of the Order of Railway Teleg raphers: "One reason why the men on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe were ready and even anxious to espouse the cause of their brethren on the Gulf line was a deception practiced on the teleg raphers committee by Vice President Barr in Chicago last June. An agree ment had been effected between the rail way company and the telegraphers and the latter sent home with the promise that the agreement wou!d be sent to Topeka Tor printing. When published the schedule had been changed to read so as to add an hour to the time of every night telegrapher on the road. "Mr. Barr said to Mr. Dolphin that he had made the alterations after the committee had left Chicago, stating as an excuse that he had misunderstood the article as it was originally written. "The Gulf committee complain of hav ing received similar treatment at the hands of Mr. Barr, several rules bear ing evidence of material change of meaning after having been gone over in conference in Chicago. "A late report from points along the line says that notwithstanding the re ports given out by the officials there exists a bad state of aflairs. "Advices from every division of the Santa Fe Pacific, the Southern Cali fornia and San Joaquin Valley lines show that the strike is absolutely unanimous on every division for the first time since it was called. "All the men are highly indignant and resentful on account of the fraudulent and forged telegrams sent out by local officials, purporting to be from General Chairman Newman of Wichita that the strike was settled. "The most unfair and reprehensible methods are being practiced by superin tendents and trainmasters through threats, intimidation and false state ments, in their attempt to induce the men to return to work. Numerous tele grams received today from exclusive agents at large stations who have been on duty continuously for the past sixty four hours state they would -come out on strike if guaranteed the protection of the organization, which was cordially granted. "Monday was by far the best day of the strike, and all are confident that the events of the past twenty-four hours will quicken the conscience of the presi dent of the big railroad system and in duce him to cause the trouble to be speedily adjusted." NO QUARREL WITH O. R. T. Mr. Barr Says Tight la With Indi viduals. Chicago, Dec. 11 Third Vice President Barr, of the Santa Fe system, the offi cial most active in adjusting the opera tion of the road during the strike of the operators made the following state ment: "We have all the men we want west of Albuquerque, but are short from 250 to 300 men on the lines east of that point. We have been hiring men all day and at the present rate will have a full complement within three days. The train due at 9:30 a. m. was the only train that was late and that but twenty minuteSL "On the average our passenger trains have reached Chicago as nearly on time as though there were not a strike. We are accepting all freight offered, and are moving most of it. Freight ship pers have been notified of our ability to handle shipments up to the capacity of our equipment. All of the important offices have been filled, and all through business is being handled by orders from these points. "We have no quarrel with the orga ization known as the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Our fight is with the in dividuals who went cut. Seventy-five per cent of the men who refused to strike were members of the order and these will be retained and promoted. Those who struck will not be re-engaged although some who went back to work immediately will be retained." Union pickets stationed at the foot of the elevator of the Great Northern building today were thrown out by De tectives Smith and Cummings of the Pinkerton agency after a couple of wordy quarrels. Smith told the three men that they must not interfere with men going up to theSantaFe company's office. The pickets said they had as good a right to be where they were as did the detectives. Smith thereupon sent up for his partner and the two shoved the pickets out into the street. The pickets had resorted only to the buttonholing process to keep operators from hiirng to the company. ORDINARY DELAY ONLY. Superintendent Parker's Division Op erating as Usual. Pueblo, Col.. Dec. 11. There Is not much visible evidence here of a strike. Trains are arriving and departing near ly on time. Superintendent Parker de clares that everything is in operation on this division the same as before and the mechanical department is in operation as usual. He says he has secured opera tors to take the places of those -who quit. Traffic into and out of this city has not been affected. Several late trains have been bulletined, but this is no more than the ordinary delay resulting from the heavy business. Advfces received from the division between La Junta and Coolidge, Kan., says that only six oper ators on that division have gone out, while eleven are still at their posts. Unofficial reports received from sta tions along the northern division indi cate that large numbers of the operators are still working. PLENTY OF MEN. California Stations Generally Sup plied Witli Operators. Stockton, Cal., Dec. 11. Division Superintendent F. D. Schindier and Chief Train Dispatcher Robert Hamil ton of the Santa Fe, have arrived here, after having placed new telegraph op erators in the positions madejyaeant by the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Mr. Schindier announced that all the sta tions between Fresno and Point Rich mond were occupied at present and that the wires on the road were working again. He does not anticipate any trou ble hereafter. Today he says he will fill the vacancies between Fresno and IContinued on Sixth Page.J CAPITOLGOSSIP. Prof. M. A. Carleton Has Gath ered Foreign Seed Wheat. Found Best Grain For Kansas in Central Crimea. MUCH ABOUT KANSANS. Washington Is Again Talking About Gen. Funston. Grout Bill Absorbing Attention of .Representatives. "Washington, D. C, Dec. ll.--The av erage Kansas farmer is never 6low by any means. He is always up and a do ing when it comes to any sort of compe tition with the farmer of his sister states. As a result of the wheat contro versy between the grain dealers of the northwestern states and those of Kan sas the latter has now struck a lead in obtaining information to secure from abroad a substantial hard wheat seed from Europe to freshen the Kansas pro duct. Prof. M. A. Carleton, formerly of Man hattan agricultural college, is now in thu employ of the United States department of agriculture, as a special agricultural explorer and seed expert. He recently returned from an expedition through Europe and Asia, where be gathered numerous varieties of grain for experi mental purposes in this country. In an interview with Mr. Carleton the State Journal representative was told that the best hard winter wheat suitable for Kansas soil should be obtained from Central Crimea, where he found a large colony of Mennonites who make "it a specialty of raising pure clean hard Turkey wheat. He says that their crop of this year is of a splendid quality, be ing free from smut or any objectionable weeds, and recommends that Kansas farmers should import a lot of this wheat for next year's seeding. This ce real will be well adaptable to Kansas soil and climate, and will give the rais ers of it an advanced price on its pro duct. Frank D. Brooks, for many years a well known citizen of Lawrence, is now United States vice consul at Smyrna, Turkey. In a recent letter to a Wash ington friend Mr. Brooks tells an inter esting story of that historical and pic turesque old country. Smyrna is known as the cradle of humanity and is located on the far gulf of the Aegean sea, west of Asia Minor. This is a Turkish province and has a population of 210,000 people. The American settlement there is repre sented by about 150 families. The United States steamship Kentucky was there a short time ago and its officials were guests of Abdul Hamid and his official family. The American consul, Rufus W. Lane, assisted by Vice Consul Brooks also entertained them. Mr. Brooks was first appointed to the secretaryship of the consul May, 1890, and during the early part of the present year was pro moted to his present honorary position. He was a resident of Lawrence from 1S87 to the time of his going to Smyrna, and had held numerous city and county elec tive offices with honor to himself and Douglas county. The Kansas association, which in cludes a large number of the state's res idents here in government employ, is al most a thing of the past. Very few meet ings of the organization have been held during the past several years on account of lack of interest taken. There seems to be a desire, however, among many of its members to reorganize the association this winter, and arrange for a series of gatherings at which the members and their families can affiliate and all become bet ter acquainted with each other. It is es timated that there are between 250 and 300 Kansans here, and out of this con tingent a strong and interesting organ ization could be effected, and at the same time form an alliance that would be of individual benefit. Mr. H. B. Van Deman, who was once a resident of Allen county, but now liv ing in Virginia, is starting upon a tour of the central states in the interest of the fruit exhibit of the Pan-American exposition to be held at Buffalo next year. Mr. Van Deman was once profes sor of botany and horticulture in tha Kansas agricultural college, and later organizer and chief of the pomological division of the United States department of agriculture. He was dismissed by Secretary Morton, and since then has engaged in oyster farming and writing on fruits for the press. There Is some talk among prominent Kansar.s in Washington to organize a Kansas Day club here and celebrate the state's anniversary with a banquet and speeches on January 29, as is done an nually at Topeka. Prof. S. C. Mason, horticulturist of Berea college, Berea. Ky formerly of the agricultural college at Manhattan, is spending this week in Washington. Many former Kansas friends were glad to greet him. Mr. E. R. Jackson, formerly of Olathe, who has been engaged in the real estate and dredging business in the District of Columbia during the past several years, has removed to Brooklyn. N." Y., where he has embarked in a similar business. Mr. E. P. Hanna of Salina, occupies the position of chief clerk of the judge advocate general's office in the navy de partment. He is an efficient officer and his work is highly satisfactory. Six of the Kansas congressmen voted for the passage of the Littlefield army canteen bill. The two not voting on account of absence from the house were Congressmen Bailey and Ridgley. Huge bundles of private mailing cards are reaching the senators and represen tatives of Kansas from their constit uents, as are coming from other agricul tural states to their representatives. Each card is a petition for the passage of the Grout bill, which taxes oleomar garine 10 cents a pound, and is signed by a farmer, who sees in the increase of the oleomargarine product a blow at the diary interest. Each petitioner rep resents himself to be a farmer keeping resents himselff to be "a farmer keeping pends upon the market price of outter." This card is filled with closely printed matter, showing how the production of oleomargarine has increased from noth ing in' 18S0 to 100.000,000 pounds in 190O, the average value of butter decreasing more than 33 per cent In the same record. The vigor and persistency of the fight for the passage of the Grout bill is shown by the abundance of these postal cards. They come from most every sec tion of the country, and hundreds of thousands of them have evidently been distributed. Their effectiveness lies in the fact that each card is signed by a voter. Kansas is well proud of her Funston. So is the nation's capital. Both have good cause to be proud of him, as well as is the balance of our patriotic coun try. There is probably no other army officer serving in foreign lands who at tracts more attention and interest in Washington than the gallant soldier and general Frederick Funston. This young soldier has a large circle of admirers here, who, like the many prominent army officers, watch his every action in the field. General Funston's recent en counter with the insurgents in northern Luzon, when he made a charge across the Nehico river with his cavalry troop ers, incited a renewal of praise and esteem in which he is held here. Captain "Watson, formerly a member of the famous Twentieth Kansas, but now in command of Company D, For tieth U. S. vounteer infantry, arrived in Washington this week from Pittsburg, Kan. Captain Watson is one of the bright young men of Kansas. He is a sturdy young fellow, and bears a splen did record as a fighter in both the Kan sas regiment and the Fortieth infantry. He was shot in the chest during an en gagement near Manila, April 23. So serious was his injury that he was sent to his home in Pittsburg. At about the time his regiment was making prepara tions to embark for America, he rein listed in the Fortieth infantry, which was being recruited at Fort Riley, and shortly sent to the Philippines. The regiment was landed at Suthern Island of the archipelago, and soon engaged with the enemy. During the night at tack at Cagayan on April 2, last, he was shot in the left leg while acting in command 'of the guard. The Ameri can troops had captured the town and were occupying its limits. It was the intention of the Filipinos, whose number was estimated at about 2,000, to kill the outpost and then slaughter the boys while asleep. By a signal of a certain hour tolled by the town clock the rush was made. It was on this event he was shot in the left leg, which ultimately had to be amputated close below the knee. It will be remembered that on this occasion three Kansas boys nvere killed, one being slashed in the stomach with a sword and almost cut in twain. Another was cut badly in the face, shot in the right limb and speared in the left. The latter is still lingering in the gov ernment hospital at Washington, and though almost recovered, he is totally disabled in the use of either of his limbs. He was a railroad engineer, and re sided at Pittsburg. The Fortieth is still stationed in the Philippines, and about 50 of its members are Kansas boys. Captain v atson said he expected to join his command in a few weeks. He came here on business with the pay master general of the army, and inci dentally to have his artificial limb re set. It is feared that Kansas will be side tracked in its efforts for favoritism in obtaining federal money for its semi centennial exposition at Topeka in 1904 during the present sesnioa. The grounds for this fear are baaed on the fact that a number of large appropriations will have to be passed by congress this win ter that are of immediate necessity, and then the Buffalo and St. Louis exposi tion appropriations will have to take preference of consideration over the Kansas bill, as both of these occur much earlier than the proposed la' ter event. Notwithstanding this condition of things the Kansas delegation are making pre parations to make a strong fight for securing the passage of their bill at this session if such can possibly be done. Mr. Paul Dinsmore of Lawrence has been appointed Congressman Bower sock's private secretary. Secretary Coburn has forwarded to a number of Kansans in Washington some of the exposition "stickers," which are used on mail matter to advertise the coming centennial event of the state. These unique little advertisers, shaped like a sunflower, are eagerly sought for by many of the Sunflower state people here, who wish to help along this big project which is intended to. advertise a great state. L. WILLIAM THAVIS. Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 11. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Wednesday; slightly warmer Wednesday and in west portion tonight; southerly winds. A Cargo of Dead. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 11. The trans port Hancock arrived today from Manila via Nagasaki, with a gruesome cargo. It consists of the bodies of about 1,500 sailors and soldiers who either died in battle or succumbed to the ravagess of disease in the Philippines, China, Guam and Honolulu. Pf V v- Jt. J f Miss Jessie Morrison, Whose Case Is in the Hands of the Jury. CALLS Uk GIFT. Senator Clay, of Georgia, Makes Vigorous Attack Upon the Ship Subsidy Bill in the Senate. NOT A FARMER HE SAYS Has Appeared to Advocate Fas sage of the Bill. - It Takes From One Man For Benefit of Another. Washington,' Dec. 11. The oleomar garine bill which recently passed the house was today referred to the senate committee on agriculture without di vision. The senate took up the ship subsidy bill and Mr. Clay (Ga.) spoke against it. In beginning Mr. Clay contended that the promotion of commerce and the in creasing of foreign trade of the United States two of the most important ob jects of the pending measure would not follow the enactment of the bill into law. The one definite thing that was known about the operation of the pro posed legislation was that it would take from the treasury of the United States $9,000,000 a year for a period of twenty years and donate that vast sum to the ship owners carrying the foreign trade of this country. In other words, "one man's business is to be heavily taxed in order to advance and to make more profitable the private business of anoth er citizen." Mr. -Clay entered upon an analysis of the pending measure. He pointed out that an additional amount was paid owiitra of vessels of greater speed, re gardless of freight capacity. He said: "That the subsidy to be given vessels up to 12 knots which are really our great freipht carriers, is only one and a half cents per gross ton, while the subsidy given to maufactured goods Is three and eighth-tenths cents per ton for a 12 knot ship." Thus it would appear, he contended, that the 12-knot vessel which really carried the products of the country would receive only a little more than one-third of the subsidy paid to the fast passenger steamers. He elab orated what he deemed to be the "in justice and inequality" of the measure in this respect, presenting a comparison of cargoes carried by the St. Paul, a swift steamer of the American line and of the Manhattan, one of the great freighters of the Atlantic Transporta tion company. The comparison showed that the Manhattan, a 14-knot ship car ried immense quantities of agricultural and manufactured products, while the St. Paul carried no manufactured or agricultural products of any kind. Yet contended Mr. Clay the Manhattan will receive little more than one-third of the subsidy given the St- Paul. -.- "How those who favor this meas ure." he declared, "which donates an nually to the St. Paul more than $300, 000 can maintain that the farmers and producers of this country are the prin cipal beneficiaries of this bill passes my comprehension. I am not surprised that at the hearings before the committea not a single farmer or producer appear ed to advocate the passage of the bill; and I am not surprised that the ship owners alone monopolized the time of the committee in pointing out great benefits that would accrue to the coun try from the passage of the bill. An analysis of the bill will demonstrate that they alone are the beneficiaries of this legislation." CLARK CASE COMES UP. Washington, Dec. 11. The senate has referred the credentials of W. A. Clark and Martin Maginnis. contesting sena tors from the state of Montana to the committee on privileges and election. A debate, reopening the Clark case occurr ed upon the motion of Senator Chandler to recommit the resolution declaring the seat from Montana vacant. IN THE HOUSE . Washington, Dec. 11. When the house met today Mr. Hull, chairman of the committee on military affairs, reported back from that committee a substitute for the Driggs resolution for an inves tigation of the alleged "hazing" of Oscar L. Booz, at West Point. The substitute was as follows: "Whereas, It is alleged in the news papers that Oscar L. Booz, of Bristol, Pa., formerly a cadet at the United States military academy at West Point, died at his home from injuries purport ing to haj-e been the result of hazing inflicted upon him by certain unknown cadets of the said military academy; and "Whereas, The secretary of war is now making investigation of the tacts. "Resolved, That said secretary be re quested to report the result of such In vestigation to the house of representa tives together with such recommenda tions as he may see fit to make." The report of Secretary Root together with that of Superintendent Mills is at tached to the resolution. The judiciary committee of the house reported favorably the bill providing for an additional district Judge for the northern district of Ohio. The house then took up for considera tion the bill for the reduction of the war taxes. HOLIDAY RECESS. Washington, Dec. 11. It is the under standing of house leaders that the holi day recess of congress will begin on Fri day, December 21, and th session will be resumed on Thursday, January 3. If this is agreeable to senators the recess will be arranged on such limits. BECKHAMSWORN. Inauguration Ceremonies Most Elaborate Seen in Years. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 11. With perfect weather and in the presence of a vast throng of people from over the state an other chapter was written in Kentucky s political history today when Gov. J. W. C. Beckham was inaugurated for the three years remaining of the term for which William Goebel and William S. Tavlor contested last year. With the booming of cannon at 11 o'clock, the inaugural procession took up its march through main thorough fares cf the city. Two regiments of the state guard, the Duckworth club of Cin cinnati and many political clubs and civic societies were in line. It was about noon when the procession reached tne capitol, where the inaugural ceremoni-s pre per took place. The decoration of the grave of the late Governor Goebel will take place at the cemetery this after noon. Governor Beckham was inaugurated today for a term of three years. The in augural ceremonies were the most elab orate witnessed in this state in the pres ent decade. The inaugural parade was made up of all the military companies of the state three regiments. the Duckworth club of Cincinnati, political clubs from this city, Louisville and other towns of the state, civic societies and distinguish ed citizens in carriages and on horse back, forming a procession of great length. When the inaugural procession reached the state capitol, the oath of of fice was administered to the governor bv Chief Justice Hazelrigg in the pres ence of a great crowd which had gather ed to witness the ceremonies. After the ceremonies at the inaugural stand the governor reviewed the state troops. Governor Beckham in his inaugural address did not refer to the murder of William Goebel, but devoted himself en tirely to state matters. He thanked the people for the honor conferred upon him by electing him governor for the remain ing part of the present term. He prom ised the state a clean and honest admin istration of its executive affairs in a spirit of fairness and tolerance with no tinge of partisan hate or malice, with the sincere desire to remove as far aa possible all friction aid lil-feeling from among the people. He briefly stated some of the leading policies by which he will be guided in the adminstratioh of the office an i promised his cordial sup port in the development of Kentucky's industrial interests. He said it would be his policy to keep the state guard in a first-class condition, but that the mili tary power shall always be in absolute subordination to the civil authority and shall never be called into active service except as a last resort in carrying out the decrees of judicial tribunals. KRUGER TURNED DOWN Butch Government Refuses to Do Anything For Him. The Hague, Dec. 11. The Dutch gov ernment today finally and definitely re fused to take the initiative in behalf of arbitration between the Transvaal and Great Britain. GRAND THUNK DEAL. It Is Ratified at a Meeting of the Shareholders. London, Dec. 11. At a special meet ing of the snareholders of the Grand Trunk railway today the purchase of the Chicago and Grand Trunk railway was ratified. Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, the presi dent of the Grand Trunk railway, main tained that the new arrangement would reduce the obligations yearly, enable the whole length of the line to be double tracked and within a short time make a glowing tribute to the former general manager of the Grand Trunk railway, Charles M. Hays, saying it was impos sible to find a second Hays, but he added he believed George Bell Reeve (former traffic manager of the Grand Trunk and the present general mangx) was the best man whose services could possibly be secured. He dilated on the sacrifice Mr. Reeve had made in giving up his retire ment to take on the onerous duties of general manager. The shareholders congratulated the directors on the action taken, and gratefully bid farewell to Mr. Hays. It was announced et the meeting that Mr. Hays' staff will all remain with Mr. Reeve. BLOW TO LONDON OMNIBUS. Yerkes' Bailway System Will Diverge to Many Points. New York, Dec. 11. Harrv C. Davis, of A. A. Houseman & Co., Wall street, brok ers, who are financing the Chartng Cross, Ruston & Hampstead railway, in London, for the Charles T. Yerkes syndicate, ar rived on the IVutschland yesterday. "The road will be built by the Yerkes syndicate." said Davis. "It will be the nucleus of a system of underground and surface railways, makinc it possible for a Londoner to go from point to point on an electric railway, and do away with the 'bus." Fifth Cavalry in a Tight. Manila, Dec. 11. A detachment of the Fifth cavalry had a fight with a hun dred insurgents south of Santa .Cruz Sunday. The insurgents were chased for four miles. Fourteen of them were found dead. There were no American casualties. In addition to this engage ment there had been several minor en counters between the troops and the in surrectionists. Ambassador to Italy Chosen. Washington, Dec. 11. The president today sent to the senate the name o George V. L. Myer of Massachusetts to be ambassador of the United titates to Italy. A JURYJTRANGLE. Babel of Confusion Follows De parture From Court Boom. Spectators Hear Heated Worilsi From El Dorado Jurors. NOT A HASTY VERDICT. Decision Not Expected For Twenty-four Hours Yet. Home OfTered .Hiss Morrison in Case of Acquittal. New York Physician and Wife Send a Kind Offer. Kansas City, Dee. 11. A Slar ppecial from El Dorado. Kan., my: When Jessie Morrison nwoke in her cell this morning, it wns with a s-ne -f the realization that In r fate at tlm hands of the jury v.iml 1 i'ii be Know u. She had listf-m-d to tlto h(h im h-Mokin of the lawyers yesterday (mm x.;;j in Ilia morning till 10 o'clock at night. The roll of the Jury whs called xt promptly S:'M ihi meruit g. As Km n they had taken their seals Ju ice Hdrm ordered the twelve nv n to retire. The Jury was led to a snutll nntm on the second lloor of the couit house s tl aside for it and its tttruglcs bt-gnn. In the hallway outside the men could be heard talking loudiy, apparently ail at the same time. It is the opinion of the lawjers "v both sides that no mutter wlinl 1h verdict may be it will not be n-ncb for a day or two. The attorneys tor Miss Morrison will contest any eidit other than acquittal. Miss Morrison entered thf court room leading her three-y car-old nic e. Sli't was accompanied by her fnllter, nistcin and brothers. When the jury wn f it to deliberate the prisoner and her fam ily retired to her cell. Miss Morrison this morniog receive, 1 forty letters of sympathy. One from m New York city phyFiolim extended n r, invitation from the writer and hm wits to make her home with them when aii should have been acquitted. FOUR LIVES LOST. Gas Explodes In a Union Pacific Bailway Tunnel. Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 11. A special to the Tribune from AFprn, Wyo., says a disastrous gim explori'in occurred on tho new railway tunnel by which four to -n lost their lives and n.vera) other I: yt- -ed. The tunnel is lu-lnsr built on the cut off of the t'nion I"a ifio between Ani" n and JU'lard. The explosion was caused by the accumulation of gas. UFAD. DAVIS IANP, !re,lo, W. Va. JIIKK VOLI.NOGLK, Joplln. Mo. MIKK LYNCH, residence unknown. JOHN KHOKMAKKK. California. i.Njrmou. John Ward, foreman. Iawrenee Karly. 1 Imn Schoiield, laborer. Three other laborers were slightly hint. Twenty-live men were at work at tin time of the explosion. It is not known what igniterl the gas. Klectric lights r used throutrhout the tunnel. The coroner's verdict was "unavoida ble accident." CHAFFEE APOLOGIZED, German Version of the Unpleas antness at Fekin. Berlin, Dec. 11, 2 p. m. The German foreign olllee authori.eH tint Associated I're.ss to make the following ptutcmetit regarding the Waldei nee-( 'ha fl ee Inci dent based upon a cable riifputch pf t received from Field Alurshal tun Wal dersee: "General Chaffee write FieM Mar shal von Waldersee a letter in a roukrH tone. Field Marshal von Wahldm re fused to receive it, returning the p:imi to General Chaffee. The latter then wrote a second litter apologizing for his objectionable expression where upon Field Mar-h.'il von Walderseu in vited General Chalice to breakfast mil the incident was amicably c lose d." TOO MUCH POLITICS In the Consular Service For Its Own Oood. Washington, Dec. 11. Messrs. Ijiveriii XV. Nov and Charles Trnux. of the Na tional liustnpKS enRUf, of Chicago, and Mr. Butler of New York, addreyfed tli committee on foreign relation of th. house in favor of a reorganiz.i lion of the consular service en business lines. It was argued that the political clement enters too strongly Into the prisent r -tem of appointment; that 'when a con sul's Rerviee dosed at the end of th presidential term he hud just aequire.1 the knowledge making him valuable for the place. KepreMcntativo Aldrlch CAU ) wa heard ttn his bill to sl.iblls!i a 1 1 1 . 1 matic and consular school at Vahtng ton. similar to the military pchnol at West Point nr.d the naval school at An napolis, and set forth th' niriits of tna plan, SEATS FOiTfaT 31 EX. Heavy Thoatre-Gocrs to Petition Managers For Wider Chairs. New York, Dec. 11. Got t ft je,i v-t-ernacher, a Brooklyn hotel keeper, ban come out as cnampfon of the fut men 'n rirht. 1I is so f;it himself that h,ji complains that he cannot tin 1 a sent big enough for hitn in all th Brooklyn theaters except one, anil as be occupies two seats he must buy two t( k. ii . Westernaeher has invited other f it men to send him their name and aildt"ssri, and proposes to draw up a r''illon t' the theatrical managers, askinir for n -lief from sufferinKS at the p!y. wblcli rnkke them feel like saying, with Ham let: "Oh, that this too solid ilesli would) melt." Standard Oil Case Dismissed. Columbus, O., Dec. 11. The supreme court today dismissed the contempt pro ceeding against the Standard Oil com pany. The court waa eyuuilidivldea.