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($tt Iff Ii4 itf! -fVV rfr if I..' LAST ECITI01 TMTJUSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 20, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. I i YOUNG GUDA1IY RETURNS HOME Eaters His Father's House Un seen by the OHieers Who Were Keeping Close Watch About the Premises. ItAXSOM OF $25,000. Millionaire Paid the Amount to Abductors, in Gold. Ho Took the Money to Place Designated by Letter. left It There and Drore Away Seeing No One. KEPT FAITH WITH HIM Unknown Parties Returned Boy as Per Agreement. He Tells the Story of His Excit ing Experience. Omaha, Neb., Dec 20. Twenty-five thousand dollars in gold was the price paid by Edward A. Cudahy, the mil lionaire acker, for the return of hia son, Edward Cudahy, jr., who was ab ducted by a gang of kidnapers last Tuesday night. Yesterday about noon and several hours after the letter had been left in the front yard at the Cudahy residence, another missive was delivered to Air. Cudahy at his residence. It came through the mails and contained a. prop osition to return the boy safe and un harmed provided the sum of $23,000 was paid that night. In the letter were full directions as to where the money was to be left and the assurance was given that the missing boy would be allowed to return home within a few hours of the time the cash was received. A consultation was held at once and the matter gone over in detail. Plans were discussed for capturing the band its when they should make their ap pearance at the rendezvous that had been designated, but one after another they were dropped as being imprac ticable. Finally impelled by the strain under which the entire household was laboring Mi. Cudahy decided to comply with, the terms offered and ransom his son. The money was secured by a trusted messenger, who was sworn to secrecy, and was brought to the Cudahy resi dence. It was ail in gold. After dinner Mr. Cudahy had one of his horses har nessed to a light buggy, and taking the money in it with him left for the desig nated place at which it had been stipu lated it should be left. In his buggy he carried a red lantern and was quite alone. Leaving the house he drove five miles west of town, on the Sherman avenue road, until he came to a white lantern that was hanging on a short stick by the side of the road. This was the place where he was to leave the boy's ransom, and alighting from his buggy he deposited the sack close by the stick bearing the white light. Then without seeing any one he returned to his home. In the meantime the captors of the boy had seen the red light coming up the road and as soon as the buggy had disappeared again in the direction from which it had come, they visited the spot took away the money and prepared to keep faith with the father of the boy. The lad was bundled into a hack and ' set down close by his father's house about 1 o'clock this morning. Where he had been he was unable to say, but as nearly as he could estimate by the low observations he was able to make he thought he had been taken about five miles south of South Omaha, The cunning of the gang who had the boy in keeping, and their thorough knowledge of the geography of the city, are manifested in the plans they laid. Close by the place where Sir. Cudahy was directed to leave the ransom fort ius son, the river approaches the road, and it is supposed that the men were on the watch for the millionaire and saw his red light from a boat. As soon as he had driven away and they had satisfied themselves that no others were lurking near, they probably clambered tip the bank, obtained the sack of gold that had been left for them, made their way to the boat again and escaped, without leaving any telltale footprints. There is absolutely no clue to the Identity of the men who spirited the young man away, although the police have been working incessantly on the matter ever since it was first reported to them. Whether he will be able to rive the police any information that will lead to the capture of the outlaws who held him prisoner for over 24 hours re mains to be seen later on. THE BOY'S STORY. The boy says that he was seized on the street by two men who told him that he was a fugitive from the reform tsc-hool and that they were deputy sher iffs from another county. They placed him in a closed carriage and threw a baby shirt over his head with which they gagged him. They then took him according to his best judgment to a lonely cottage west of South Omaha where he was chained to the floor and there kept a prisoner until put in a hack and returned to his home this morn ing. He was at the cottage guarded by two men and provided with sufficient food. When a representative of the Associ ated Press called at the Cudahy resi dence today to secure his statement.llel ville Sears, the attorney for Mr. Cudahv, met him at the door with the statement that Cudahy. sr., had nothing to sav at this time, but might give out a brief statement during the day. RETURN OP YOUNG CUDAHY. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 20 Edward Cuda hy. Jr., son of E. A. Cudahy, the mil lionaire packer, who was abducted from iis home early Tuesday evening return ed io his home at 1:30 o'clock this morn ing nearly as m; t.- 'oualy and suddenly as be left, ,not even trej two policemen who were guarding the Cudahy home being aware of his return until informed of it by the Cudahy family, who dis missed them from their post. After 36 hours of intermittent anxiety and search, Mr. Cudahy and other members of his family were in no mood for talk ing and the only statement the former would make was that the boy returned and was safe and that he had really been abducted. He refused to say wheth er or not the ransom had been paid for his return. His statement was as fol lows: "We are in no shape to talk tonight. Neither is the boy. He was abducted all right. I don't know yet how, nor where he was taken. He was returned to the house last night by the men who took him away. They brought him to the gate and left him there. The reward will be paid. Further than that I posi tively decline to speak and, nothing be yond that will be given out at present." Two officers were on watch in the rear of the Cudahy house when one of the Cudahy household came out to where they were and told them that the boy had returned and that their services were no longer inquired. One of the officers inquired as to the particulars but was told that a full statement would be made later. Regarding the payment of the ransom, or any part of it Mr. and Mrs. Cudahy had nothing to say. They would not af firm or deny whether money had been paid the alleged abductor. At the Cudahy home this morning a servant answered the telephone and pos itively refused to call Mr. Cudahy. or say a word about the affair. It Is learned from other sources, however, that the boy was brought in a hack to a poirt on Leavenworth street, near his home, and, there released. With him were two men. Jt is said that he had been kept in an old house about five miles south west of South Omaha. Whether Mr. Cudahy did pay the large ransom de manded is not known. Since the strange return of the boy the police are inclined to discredit the ab duction theory, upon which they settled so unanimously during the hours of search yesterday and last night. With the neighborhood guarded as it was last night and with two officers sta tioned in the Cudahy yard, they think it would be impossible for two men lo accompany the boy to the very doors of his father's house without attracting at tention and being halted. The chief of police received a brief telephone message from the house terse ly saying that the youth had returned, repeating the assertion that he had real ly been abducted and returned by his captors. This was all the satisfaction cr information they could elicit. Chief of Police Donahue this mornint Lgave out the following statement;. lou may rest assured of this much: The boy was kidnaped, and he was ta ken from the city. Further than that I can say but very little now, but I ex pect Mr. Cuflahy to call at my office and after a talk with him, I expect to be able to make a statement." Being further pressed as to details about the return of the boy and the terms made by Cudahy, sr., for the re turn of the boy, if any were offered, the chief said: "Any statement coming from me at this time might throw down the whole plan on which we intend to work. We knew last night that the boy was kid naped all right, and taken from the city. He was returned home about 1:30 this morning. The police officers on duty at the house saw him come in. I was advised by telephone at the time, and informed that the boy was safe and well. That was the principal thing. I am getting information now as to what more happened." STORY OF THE ABDUCTION. Chicago, Dec. 20. A special to ttie Tribune from Omaha, Neb., says: When a call was made at the Cudahy residence by the representative of the Tribune it was stated that Mr. Cudahy had retired and could not be seen. The manager of the packing house, however, told the following story: "The boy was abducted shotly before 8 o'clock on Tuesday night, and as we now learn was taken out into the coun try five miles west -of South Omaha and was secured by the abductors, who blindfolded him and kept him in that condition until he returned home this morning. "He was at once conveyed Into the country and placed in a vacant house far removed from any other habitation and thus incarcerated he was guarded there all night and all of the succeed ing day by part of the gang while other members were in Omaha endeavoring to secure a settlement with Mr. Cudahy. "As to the nature of the settlement, whether any money was paid or not, I must decline to state." When it became known that the boy was safe at home a number of friends called up the residence by telephone. Mrs. Cudahy refused to answer all questions and would only say that her son was safe and well. "I will not talk about it tonight," she declared positively. "All that I can, say now is that he was abducted." The most important light thrown on the Cudahy disappearance after the anonymous note was found was when Wr. S. Glynn, who runs a livery stable. stated that a man had come to his barn Wednesday forenoon and asked to use the telephone. Frank Glynn, a son of the proprietor, was in the office at the time and readily gave his consent. The stranger, without taking the trou ble to look up the number in, the tele phone book, called for Edward Cudahy's house. The Cudahy telephone was busy at the time and he hung up the ear trumpet and stepped outside the doof and looked up and down the street, as if watching for some one. In a moment or two he returned and again called up Cudahy's house. This time he was suc cessful and he said in a surly tone of voice: "Have you looked In the front yard for a letter?" The answer evidently was "no," for he added: "Do so at once and you will find one." He then hung up the phone and step ped outside, mounted a pony he had come on, and rode rapidly west in Leav enworth street. As soon as the man had finished talk ing Officer Dempsey called up Glynn and asked that the man at the stable keep watch of the direction the stranger had taken. In five minutes Dempsey and Officer Jorgensen arrived at the barn, but the man who telephoned had disappeared. They were in the Cudahy house when the man telephoned about the letter. SENATOR BAKER COMING. Will Be in Topeka Tomorrow to Ke xnain "Some Time." Senator Baker is on his way home from Washington to manage his campaign for re-election. He will probably reach To peka tomorrow. The Baker managers in this city today laanifest the greatest confidence in the re sult. For some reason or other which, remains unexplained to the outsiders. Baker stock seems to have taken a sud den boom in the last few days. The re turn of the senator marks the opening of the fight in earnest. The battle will be on in ail its fierceness next week. HOSPITALJURNED Stormont Structure Suffers Se Terely This Afternoon. Eight Patients Carried to Places of Safety. LOSS WILL BE $10,000 Main Euilding Is Nearly a To tal Loss. Good Work of Firemen Saved Hospital From Total Loss. Fire Supposed to Hare Caught From Defective Flue. Fire caused by a defective flue leading from the furnace caused damage to the amount of J10.000 at the Stormont hos pital this afternoon, about 1 o'clock. The original building was practically de stroyed. Eight patients were removed! without Injury except such as Is likely to result from, the shock and excitement.. They were placed la the houses of the neigh bors. The old hospital building was totally burned out. The addition completed two years ago remains intact except as to the damage by smoke and water. There is insurance. It was just 12:30 when two small boys walking down the street in front of the hospital saw fire coming from the roof near the south chimney on the old part of the hospital. They at once raised a cry of fire and the people in the neighborhood who were at their dinner rushed out to see that the roof of the hospital was in a blaze. The flames spread .quickly, for there was a strong wind blowing and in an incredibly 6hort time the entire roof was in flames. The men who were at tracted by the cries of the boys at once turned in an alarm and then be gan the work of rescuing the patients and the furniture. Rev. A. Wyman and J. W. F. Hughes, who live near, were the first to help in carrying the patients to the bouses near by. When they arrived at the hos pital all was confusion and the upper rooms were filled with smoke. As fast as the work could be done the patients were put on stretchers and cots and were taken out. It was done in a. very careful manner, and none of the pa tients suffered from their sudden re moval at least they had shown no signs of injury at 3 o'clock, but the shock may show its effect later in the day. There were eight patients in the hos pital, three of them cases of a serious nature. They were all removed later in the afternoon to the SantaFe hospital where they will remain. The nurses ac companied them in the ambulances from the houses where they had been taken from Stormont. Miss Cannum, the matron at the hos pital, said that the first she knew that anytjiing was wrong was when the men came ru ining in the hospital crying that the plac. was on fire. Her first thought was of the helpless patients who were lying in the beds, and she at once asked the men to assist in their removal. She superintended the work of moving the patients ana tne men say mat sne Kepi a wonderfully cool head in tne emerg ency. The entire front wing of the hospital is a wreck, the wood work having all been burned out except on the first floor and that is so badly damaged that it will have to be taken out. Fortunately the fire department responded promptly to the c-ui and they did such good work that the new addition, which was just completed, was saved. It i3 true that some slight damage was done to the ad dition, but it was only in the rooms ad joining the old part where it was con nected by doors or windows. The new part had not been furnished excepting one room and none of the furniture in that room was damaged. The furniture in the old part wa3 all saved and was taken into the new addi tion as soon as the fire was put out. It was late before this was done, probably 4 o'clock. The old part of the building was in sured by F. S. Thomas for $9,000, whien will cover a good part of the loss. Al though it is difficult to estimate the ex act loss, those who have looked at the building say that $10,000 should cover it. shape and the north wall is in in bad shape and th enorth.wall is in worse condition. The north arch in the center of the front will have be taken down. It is rumored that the fire started from a defective flue, but there is nothT ing to show this as the fire destroyed all the upper stories and it is impossible to make even a good guess as to its origin. The janitor said that he had "smelled smoke" some time before the boys gave the alarm but he had not reported it to the matron as he could find nothing about the building which indicated that the fire was in the house. The clothing and trunks belonging to the persons employed in the hospital were all taken out so the loss will be only that sustained by the building. Stormont hospital was established in 1SS9 by Jane C. Stormont. The old part of the building cost $13,000. After this had been used for a number of years, it was found that an addition would have to be built, and this was started last year, Mrs. G. G. Gage donating the money. The cost of the addition was $13,500. In addition to the cost of the building, the fixtures run the cost of the entire hospital up to about $30,000. Two Brakemen Killed. St. Louis, Dec. 20. A special to the Post-Dispatch from DeSoto, Mo., says: Johnson Tyner and J. L-Morris, two Iron Mountain railroad brakemen, were ki'led at Piedmont, and V. J. Meloy, another brakeman, was seriously injured. They were standing on the rear platform of their caboose backing down through the yards and ran into some cars that were being switched by another train. Ail three of the men are married and lived in this city. Kentucky at Port Said. Port Said, Dec. 20. The United States battleship Kentucky arrived here at 8 o'clock this morning. MR. WEST'S BILL. It Provides a Penalty For Not Assess ing Property at Caen "Value. Assistant Attorney General J. S. West Is now engaged in drafting a tax bill for the state auditor which he will try to-get the legislature to pass. The prin cipal feature of the bill will be a pro vision attaching a penalty for the fail ure of assessors to assess property at its true cash value. The present law pro vides that property shall be taxed at it3 cash value, but there is no penalty at tached, and as a result that provision is now. a dead letter. The assessors assess at from one-fourth to one-third the value. This necessitates a high tax levy. By assessing at full value, the levy can be greatly reduced and still the same amount of money raised. A high valuation, with a low levy, will be a good advertisement for the state. Outside people are now scared away from Kansas investments on account of the high levy. They do not stop to con sider the low assessment. Another fea ture of the bill will be a clause giving the state board of canvassers author ity to fix the levy for state purposes, in stead of having the legislature make it. ALLEN FLARES UP. Uses Vigorous Language Re garding the Lobby. Washington, Dec. 20. When the sen ate committee on agriculture today re sumed its hearing upon the Grout oleo margarine bill, Senator Allen of Ne braska, a member of the committee, made a pointed and sensational state ment concerning his position as to the measure. He never had announced, he said, whether he was in favor or op posed to the pending measure, but by reason of some questions he had asked yesterday it had been supposed "by the lobbyists present" that he would antag onize the measure. Since the hearing of yesterday he had been flooded with telegrams urging him to support the bill. The conclusion was obvious. With some vigor he said: "I want to enter my protest against this cheap John, peanut political method. I have no words to express my utter contempt for this method and for those who would engage in it. The lobbyists who are supporting this bill are doing it more injury than its open and avow ed opponents." Mr. Allen declared that if such meth ods were continued he would ask that the hearings be private. In conclusion, he said: "I want again to denounce in the se verest language I am capable of using, the sneaking and cowardly method that has been pursued in respect to this measure." Rathbone Gardner of Providence, rep resenting manufacturers of oleomar garine, continued his argument begun yesterday in opposition to the pending bill. In the course of his argument he mentioned process butter. In response to an inquiry one of his clients explained what process butter was. He declared in the course of his explanation that the process butter was washed with sul phuric acid to remove the rancidity. oGvernor Hoard of Wisconsin, with some feeling combatted the statement maintaining that no conditions what ever existed for its treatment with acid. He demanded the name of even a single process factory where the pro duct was washed with acid, but his op ponent declined to mention names. Discussing the coloring of oleomar garine, the natural color of which was nearly white, Mr. Gardner said the oleo margarine manufacturer used anato. That likewise was used as the coloring matter for creamery butter; it was, he said, in no sense a deleterious substance. Coloring matter was employed to meet the demands of the people "that the eye might aid the palate. Continuing his argument Mr. Gardner declared that the purpose of the advo cates of the Grout bill was not to regu late the industry but lo destroy it. "That," said he, "is evidently the re sult the advocates of the measure pro pose to accept." IN THE HOUSE. Washington, Dec. 20. Immediately after the approval of the journal today the house went into committee of the whole and entered upon the considera tion of the Indian appropriation bill. Mr. Sherman (N. Y.) who was in charge of the bill, explained the meas ure which carries $839,286 more than the law for the current year. The main items of increase are those appropriat ing $1,500,000 for fulfilling treaty stipu lations with the Apaches, Kiowas and Comanches; $50,000 for the Chippewas of Minnesota and $425,000 for the Fort Hall Indians. The principal decrease is $474,000 for the five civilized tribes. A SHARP BRUSH Reported by Admiral Ilemey From CaTite, P. I. Washington, Dec 20. The following cablegram, from Admiral Remey, giv ing an account of a sharp brush with Filipino insurgents, was received today at the navy department: "Cavite, Dec. 20. Bureau of Naviga tion, W'ashington: Fifteen troopers, Fourth cavalry, and five of the crew were landed from the gunboat Basco yesterday at Limbanes, Cavite province. Surprised 80 insurgents; sharp skirm ish" half hour; 13 insurgents killed. 12 rifles captured; large amount stores de stroyed; one soldier wounded. "REMEY" Dispute About Grades. Fresno, Cal., Dec. 20. Local bankers have arranged to advance to the Raisin Growers" association $500,000 as required to fulfill its contract. Sales have been slow of late owing to the sluggishness of the eastern markets. The packers have taken 1,700 carloads of raisins and paid for them. About 500 carloads more have been packed but there is a dispute about the grades. Driven Out of Business. Glasgow, Dec. 20. Clyde shipbuilders recently placed orders for 150,000 tons of plates in the United States at a saving of 50,000 pounds. The depression in Scotch steel and malleable iron trades is acute. Fourteen furnaces will be damped at the end of the year. The steel works are talking of closing in definitely. Cut to $60,000,000. Washington, Dec 20. The rivers and harbors committee of the house through a subcommittee which was at work last night has cut down the amount carried by the bill (including continuing con tracts) to about $60,000,000. Weather Indications Chicago, Dec. 20. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Friday :moderate temperature; southerly winds. INVASION OF CAPEJJOLONY. Boers Carry the War Into the Enemy's Country. Cross the Orange Hirer at Yarious Points. FOLLOWED CLOSELY. Lord Kitchener Cables That lie Is After Them. Heavy Cannonading Heard Direction of Krugersdprp. in Cape, Town, Dec 20. The Invasion of Cape Colony is spreading. It is report ed that the Boers have occupied Coles burg, south of Phillippolis and near the Orange River colony frontier. The peo ple here are much disturbed. A mixed force of one thousand- men was dis patched north yesterday evening. KITCHENER AFTER THEM. London, Dee. 20. The following dis patch has been received from General "Kitchener, dated Pretoria, Wednesday, December 19: "A party of Boers, estimated at from 500 to 800, has crossed the Orange river at Rhenoster Hoek. "A second band is reported to have crossed near Sand Drift. "They have been followed. I have sent a considerable body of mounted men, who are getting around them. "The Boers from Rhenoster Hoek are being followed closely from Venter stadt, which they left at 3 o'clock yes terday evening, going in the direction of Steinburg. The important points on the railway and the neighborhood are well guarded. I hope the band will" Boon be driven north again." A special from Johannesburg, dated December 19, says that heavy cannon ading was heard the morning of that date north of Krugersdorp. The British losses at Nooitgedacht, according to the official accounts, were 82 killed and wounded with 44 missing and still unaccounted for. KRUGER MEETING AT AMSTER DAM. , Amsterdam, Dec. 20. Mr. Kruger at tended a crowded meeting today in the Nieuwe Kerk. The speakers declared Great Britain had sold her birthright for a handful of gold and that the con tinental powers would forever bear the brand of Cain unless they intervened in South Africa, i Subsequently Mr. Kruger repaired to the palace of industry where 5,000 school boys welcomed him with a choral. HORSES INSTEAD OF MEN. New York, Dec. 20. A dispatch to the Tribune, from London says: There are persistent rumors that Gen. Kitchener has asked for large reinforce ments of mounted men. Various figures, ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 men, are named, but the war office is silent, and the reports are not credited by military men. No action in the direction or strengthening the army in South Africa is probable until Lord Roberts' return. If reinforcements are sent it is not be lieved that they will exceed ten thousand men. A picked body of mounted infant ry already is under orders to sail early in January, but it will not outrun one thousand men. - The supply of horses Is reported to be scant in South Africa. Some experts consider that there are men enough already in the field, and that the proper course would be to send, horses by thousands and put in the sad dle the infantry now suffering from in action and weariness of camp routine. Attempts on the part of press agencies to magnify the services of mounted in fantry under Clements and explain away the recent reverse are not convincing. The strictures of veteran officers here upon the management of the British forces in that engagement are most se vere. Lord Kitchener maintains silence with respect to the invasion of Cape Colony, and there is bound to be considerable anxiety until the truth is known. It is difficult to believe that the Boers wh crossed the Orange river can be in sulii cient numbers to frighten the war office authorities, or to cause General Kitch ener much annoyance. One of the com mandoes is, however, reported to be 'a the neighborhood of Aliwalnortb, which is about the worst center of disaffection in the whole colony. The invading Boers are probably receiving considerable as sistance from the local Dutch, and in case of a general uprising, the troops at the disposal of the British authorities would not be sufficient to cope with the situation, which private advices depics as somewhat ominous. Delarey seems disposed to follow up his success at Nooitgedacht. Hitherto the Boer generals have been content to rest on their oars after a victory, but Delarey. if he intended profiting by his defeat of General Clement, should not have given the latter time to be joined by General French. As was generally expected, the losses of the Northumberland Fusiliers at Nooitgedacht a week ago were much heavier than official accounts at first re ported. Owing to the altered arrange ments for Lord Roberts' return and the short route in London which the field marshal will cover in his drive to Buck ingham palace, it is feared by a good many people that the crush wt111 be very great. The authorities are, however, de termined to prevent a repetition of the scandalous scenes which marked the re turn of the city volunteers. Society gossip now proposes to reward Lord Roberts with an earldom and 50.- ooo. St. Paul's was well filled at the service in memory of the soldiers and sailors who have fallen during the war. The lord mayor and sheriffs attended in state, and there were files of Coldstreams and Blues with a full military band. Lord Wolseley and Mr. Brodick represented headquarters and the war office. The service was im pressive, with funeral marches and dirges by Beethoven, Wagner and Chopin. LYNCHING IN SIGHT. Colorado May Hare Anotlier Case of Mob Yengeance. Pueblo, Dec 20. Clyde Gray, a 17-year-old boy, has been arrested here on the charge of having criminally assault ed Anna Rust, 14 years of age, at Di vide, Colo. Threats have been made against Gray and Governor Thomas has requested the sheriffs of Pueblo and El Paso counties to take all necessary pre cautions to prevent a lynching. GAME LAWS. Department of Agriculture Will Issue an Official Bulletin. Washington, Dec 20. The U. S. de partment of agriculture has in press and will soon issue a bulletin entitled "Laws Regulating the Transportation and Sale of Game." The bulletin was prepared by Dr. T. S. Palmer who has been charged with the immediate super vision of matters relating to game under the Lacey act, assisted by H. W. Olds, an assistant in the division. It contains a compilation of such sec tions of the various state laws as relate to transportation and sale and gives tables and diagrams showing close sea sons, species prohibited from shipment and sale and limits of bags and regula tions regarding non-resident licenses. The bulletin was prepared to meet the demand of shippers, transportation com panies and game dealers who sometimes find themselves in the position of inad vertently violating laws, with the pro visions of which they are unfamiliar and the requirements of which they have no ready means of ascertaining. COMES HOrlE RICH. Thomas Hornby Returns From Klondike Worth $75,000. Thomas Hornby, a former Kansan, Is visiting his brother George T. Hornby on Quinton Heights. Mr. Hornby is one of the few Klondikers who have made strikes. He put in two years in the gold fields. Success brightens a man's view of almost anything and Mr. Hornby does not have so much to say of the hardships of the region as dodisappoint ed fortune seekers. He says it is not a bad country to live in, oniy one must knock off work in winter and no other way about it. Mr. Hornby carries a large specimen nugget as a watch charm and a bigger one in his pocket. Twelve years ago Mr. Hornby left Morris county with $4S in his pocket; $40 of it went for railroad fare to the state of Washington where he enjoyed ten prosperous years before going to the gold country. He has a fortune of about $75,000 as the result of his gold hunting. Mr. Hornby is a young man and modest about his success. He will visit here for about a month. PRESIDENTIAL VOTE. Total Ballots Cast 13,907,290 Woolley Third in Race. New York, Dec 20. The Times this morning publishes a table showing the popular vote for presidential electors in the recent election. Minnesota was the last state to declare its vote, this not having been done until Wednesday. In some states, as in Louisiana and South Carolina, there were the nomina tions of but two parties. Republican and Democratic, upon the ballots. In other states there were three and four, and in some eight. The total vote, including 6.211, scatter ing, was 1.1, 967.299. Of this McKinley re ceived 7,217,677, and Bryan 6,307,85".. Woolley, Prohibitionist, received so far as reported. 207.3G8; Barker, Middle ol the Road Populist, 50,lhS; Debs, Social Democrat, 94,552, and Maloney, Social Labor, 33,450. McKinley's plurality, according to the figures of the Times was 859,824; McKin ley's majority was 468,055. In addition there were votes returned in' five states for the candidates of the National Union Reform party (Seth if. Ellis of Ohio for president, and Samuel T. Nicholson of Pennsylvania, for vice president) and in two states for the can didates of the United Christian party (J. F. R. Leonard of Iowa, for president, and John G. Woolley of Illionis, for vice president); these votes being as fol lows : National Union Reform: Arkansas 341; Illinois 672; Indiana 204: Maryland 147, and Ohio 4. 284; total 5.69S. United Christian: Illinois 352; Iowa 166, total 518. FOR LAST Tir1E Senate In Executive Session on Hay-Pauncefote Treaty. Washington, Dec. 20. For the first time during the present session Mr. Jones (Nev.) appeared in the senate to day, lie has been detained from his seat in the senate by serious illness in his family. Mr. Hawley (Conn.), chair man of the committee on military af fairs, reported from that committee the army reorganization bill. After some discussion of the parliamentary status of the measure which has been passed by the senate and by the house and is now again reported to the senate for passage, the measure was placed on the calendar. In the event of the passage orf the pending measure by the senate it will be eent to a committee of conference of the two branches of congress. At 20 minutes of 2 o'clock the senate doors were closed upon the public and the senate went into executive session for the last time upon the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. The vote is to be taken at 3 o'clock, but there were certain senators who desired to make final suggestions upon different provisions of the treaty and there are still further amendments to be offered. The friends of the treaty count upon being able to defeat all the amendments except those reported by the committee on foreign relations and Bay they have a majority of from six to ten pledged to that end. They count upon securing the ratification of the treaty thus amended by a. majority of from four to eight. CUBANS DESPISE US. Superintendent of Public Schools la sues Inflammatory Address. New Tork, Dec. 20. A dispatch to the World from Havana says: Professor Frye, the superintendent of public schools in Cuba, has Just issued over his official signature and through the Spanish newspaper Diario de la Marina, a sensational "proclamation" to the Cuban people. He speaks in derogatory terms of the government and of intervention in gen eral by the Anglo-Saxon race. He urges that all words offensive to Spain be blotted out of the Cuban hymn Bayersa, and that others be substituted which -would be calculated to inspire the na tives to prepare to drive out and resist all foreign foes to the island or to its absolute independence. A FLANjUTTACK. U. S. Government to Prosecute the Topeka Jointlsts. Order Also Applies to Sonio Drug Stores. THEY HAVE OFFENDED Failed to Post Their Licenses to Sell Liquor. Great Excitement Is the Result in Topeka. The fight against the Jolntlsts in To peka has taken a purprlslng new turn. The United States Internal revenue de partment has ordered an inspector hem to investigate and prosecute all Joir.Us' who are violating the law by failing t display, conspicuously, the government license to sell liquor. These prosecutions will be directed against, rot only the Joint Inta, tout tha proprietors of drug stores. For some weeks It has h(n strange to those who were familiar with the condi tions in this city that pmnwul ions hat not occurred under thin feature of tle law which makes the display of govern ment license in a place of business whi r liquors are sold, prima facie evidence oC the violation of the; prohibitory law. Now the circumstance which the Jolnt ists desired least confronts them.Faiiuii to continuously display, in a conspicuous place, the government license men i s prosecution by trm United State gov ernment authoritks and a revocation al so of the license. A display of the license mean also the furnishing of prima facie evplcnci to the local authorities that the jaolubt tory law is bt ing violated. The violators of the prohibitory n have been having a com pa rat 1 vdy pv thing with the Pcal authority n. lcpn. the eifort being made to cl tli Joir.t. Frequent arrests and many aftiiit ta ! do not serve to stop the continuation of the business of the average Joint int. However, the federal Kovvrnment makes no discrirnlnati ins in its prosecu tions and the f nr of the Inspector wh i has been ordered to Invsl Icat the con ditions here, has prcatly disturbed the local dispensers of beer and whisky. The report of the Inspector will bt made to the United States attorney for Kansas, I. K. Iainbert. It Is announc-J that the assistant attorney, 1. J. Hon . will have charge of the prosecution which are likely to follow. because U police authorities nay, seldom. If ever, is a government license found in a To peka Joint when it Is raided. This being trui" the Jointist ! nubj c to tine and Imprisonment for viola i in the United Statu l.iwa. The jointista liave heard of the coin ing of the inspector and some of thnii are reported to be ready to lose ni their places of business until the li. spec tor completes his investigation ar;.l leaves the city. While the Joint 1st have been making merry with Chief stahl, thry ate now at a loss ns to their f tit jre. fearing tl.i federal aut horit y to the extent ti nt soitm of them are willing to go out of businc:- until the scare abates. It is rumored that the rcVenu". co)"--tors have been ordered by the chief i f the d. partment fit Washington to n-rt all cases where licenses are not 'lisplav ed. This order, it Is, said, lo n not apply specifically to Topeka, but i tcnen.l Pi its character and covers the entire Uni ted States. The complications which this new fea ture of the liquor selling will produ. n are, by the Joint ists, believv to bp un limited, and they are greatly excite J over it. i FAILURE ON CHANGE. Lewis A. May & Co.'s Unsiness Turned Over to an Assignee. New York, Doc. 20. The failure wan announced at the Consolidated ex change today of Lewis A. May & Co., members of that exchanpe. The mem bers of the firm are l,ewi A. May, liv ing in this city, and Kugr ne Knsb n. liv ing in iiirrnineham, Ala. Neither f these were at the olllce after the failing was announced, but Wil.iam Klndhall, who was made asslirnee, said he woull not be able to make a statement until he had the books examined, ' which would require pcveral clays. He at tributed the failure to the bad -ffe. t upon the public mind of the removal from the company's office of th sto k quotation tickers some time hk in compliance with the order of the Nevr York stock exchange authorities. HOB BURNS A CHURCH And Hangs a Negro For Murder of Town Marshal. Gulf Port, Miss-, Dec 20 The negrf Iewis who last night shot and killed Marshal W. E. Richardson and then es caped, "was today captured by a poss and hanged to a tree. After the lynch ing the mob quietly dispersed. Last night Marshal Hichardson waa having Borne words with a negro who was demanding the arrest of a youn white boy when I-wis. w ho was stand ing in a crowd drew his pistol an. I nhet the marshal (lead. In the excitement Iewis escaped but was imm"liatel y pursued by a jwisse with blcxiiihoiin.t . The murderer was cansrht at dTyliirht riht miles from the scene of his ei im.. He was brought back to within hail ,i mile of the spot and strung tip. J : 1 1 i ? in Gulf Port was practically suspen I I today. After the tragedy last night tin negro church was tired and burned to the ground. GOING TO HONOLULU. Tennessee Negroes Seeking New Fields of Labor. Chicago, Dec. 20. A special to the Record from Nashville, Tenn., myp: About 200 negroes will leave N'a--r. vlil in the morning for San Francisco, whence they will sail for Honolulu. The negroes are soiiiii to work on tu(( plantations.