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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, December 24, 1900, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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Sunday Xight Performance Was
Given at the Crawford.
Entire" Company, Men and Wom
en, Then Arrested.
Men and Women Joked Officers
ou Way to Station.
Test Case Will Be Made in the
Seventeen members of the Ferris
comedians company were arrested after
the performance of "The Fatal Card"
in the Crawford opera house last night.
The arrests were quietly made by the
police after the show was ended, and
the performers released on bond in a
f-w minutes' time after a trip to the
police station. A formal charge of vio
lation of the city Sunday observation
ordinance was made, the defendants be
ing charged with giving a theatrical and
dramatic performance on the Sabbath,
contrary to the provisions of the city
statute. The episode will develop into
a test case over the Sunday theater.
Notwithstanding the uncertainty as
to whether or hot the performance
would be allowed to proceed, a large au
dience filed into the theater at the usual
iiour. This open question was seized
upon by the inevitable bettor, and sev
eral wagers were made that the show
would not be allowed to go on. Those
who took the continuous performance
end of the wager won their money.
There was no police interference withi
the production of the play.
Chief of Police Stahl and Officer John
Lucas entered the house a few minutes
after 8 o'clock, were ushered down the
right aisle by L. M. Crawford, and dis
appeared under the stage. Their en
trance was not even noticed by half the
audience. Those who saw waited anx
iously. In three minutes the officers
came tumbling up out of the Utile door
under the stage and went on out of the
house. The "professor" shot up out of
the opening immediately behind the offi
cers and executed a pas seul on the
piano, which gave assurance that the
crisis was past and the play would go
on. Chief Stahl's first visit of his life
to the green room of a theater was on
most commonplace business. He merely
asked and received from Fred Seward,
acting manager, the list of names of
the people appearing in the performance,
said that they were under arrest, and
would be called for after the -show.
Seward was made up as a bad man
from Dawson and a crowd of equally
savage looking Klondikers, arrayed for
the prologue, surged about the officers
at the door of the dressing room.
"Kid Hawley" paled under his buffalo
whiskers and asked:
"Do we have to stay all night? If we
do I'll make a hunt for the woods."
"Hank Bullock," another desperate
looking vigilante, drew a rusty looking
popgun from its holster, hitched up nis
belt and jocularly "held up" the officers
in bandit style with a gruff, "Hand over
jour money."
After these few pleasantries the off!
oers absented themselves while the
thrilling melodrama of "The Fatal Card
was enacted in the Ferris company's
popular style. The vigilantes dealt out
their rough justice to the law-breakers
of their .Klondike camp. The ace ot dia
monds played its tragic part of pledging
a are for a lire, which was redeemed in
the last act. The leading juvenile pro
posed to the coquettish soubrette in the
odd situation of a man who had gone
In swimming and had his clothes stolen.
He poured forth the passionate declara
tion of his longing from tha shelter of
a bushy bank by the stream side. He
iad his first opportunity on a garden
bench and failed, but it required an
heroic and unusual situation to account
for his blushes and loosen his stammer
ing tongue. '
Chief Stahl entered the theater again
ear the close of the performance and
occupied a seat in the rear of the house
with his squad, consisting of Officers
Lucas and McElroy. It seemed all new
to the doughty chief. His foot beat time
to the stirring strains of the "Blue and
the Gray" as the captivating notes were
chased out of the piano by the nimble
fingers of "Prof." Rowland. With unpro
fessional eye he watched the gang of
criminals divide their swag and plan
the destruction of the hero with an in
fernal machine.
Everything has an end, even a melo
drama. The villain redeemed his pledged
oard by hurling the infernal machine
that would destroy the hero's life out of
the window and gave up his own life
In the act of so doing. The audience
filed out and there were few witnesses
to the comedy that followed the melo
drama. Wnile waiting for the stage folk
to get into their street garb, the offi
cers made their second trip to the green
room. Chief Stahl became interested in
the world of action "behind the scenes."
He took a guide and made a scrutiny
Df several dressing rooms as they were
vacated one after another.
"They are small," he said, "but not so
bad. Here I see they have a looking
plass, wash stand and bowl. They are
handy after all, I suppose."
Then the procession of seventeen
actors and three dogs went to the po
lice station with the officers. Small boys
looked on in curious wonder from the
curbstone and followed along.
"My, what an increase in the number
Bf people in the Ferris company," re
marked one of the fair prisoners.
"Let's do the lock step," suggested the
Boubrette to the leading juvenile.
"Send me down a sandwich." one
called in to the clerk at the Oxford,
where the company was topping.
The leading lady carried "Trixie," a
fluffy iwodle, done up in a worsted
flog overcoat, tenderly under her arm.
"Dick Ferris, "Jr.." snapped at the heels
of one. of their captors, and little "Flirt"
ipun in and out trying to maintain her
reputation in the dog colony.
At the station "Dick Ferris, jr.," took
a notion to register first. He leaped up
on the table, sat down on Jailer Smith's
book of record, and smiled a knowing
dog smile.
The members of the company were
questioned and recorded as to their sev
eral names, ages and state of celibacy,
their bond of J500 was approved bv
Judge Magaw and the party released.
The defendants' names as they were put
down on the roster are John Meyers,
Mrs. M. J. Fitzpatrick. Laura Fitzpat
rick, Jennie Fitzpatrick. James Kirk
wood, Edwin Forsberg, Fred Seward
Eim Mylie, Harry E. McKee, M. J. Fitz
patrick, John Mylie, Helen Courtney,
fcjuiiy Batio, Elberta Hoy, Bessie War- ,
ren, Frank Rowland and Will A. Sants
chi. The bondsmen are L. Blackman and
L. M. Crawford. A hearing is set for 4
o'clock this afternoon. The company
left this morning to fill its week's en
gagement in Sedalia, Mo. They will be
represented at the hearing by an attor
ney. L. M. Crawford representing the
amusement syndicate.
There was considerable ' disinclination
among both actors and actresses to con
fess to ag-? and state of matrimony or
single blessedness and much badinage re
sulted. The poet of the company com
posed an impromptu song upon their pre
dieament that nearly tore the plaster oft
the ceiling. Some of the old timers ex
changed reminiscences about being "ar
rested in Cincinnati" every Sunday night
regularly. The leading juvenile groaned
"oh! oh!" when the youngster
who does "old man" parts con
fessed to 24 years and the
company joined in the chorus. He shoutl
"Hurray!" when-the real senior of the
group proudly confessed to 53 summers
and winters. "Goodness!" "The nerve of
her!" and other choice exclamations ot
astonishment greeted blushing admissions
of 22 and 2ti, respectively, by two other
coy females.
When it came to his own confession he
bravely admitted to 31 vears and said:
"Not married, but Will be soon."
Return of Tolunteers From Phil
ippines is Declared Off.
Washington, Dec. 24. As a result pf
a conference between the secretary of
war and Quartermaster General Lud
ington, it has been decided that no fur
ther action can be taken with regard to
the return of the volunteers from the
Philippines until congress shall make
provision for their replacement. The
war department is considerably em
barrassed by the failure of congress to
make provision before the recess for the
relief of the military situation in the
Philippines. Acting upon representa
tions made by General MacArthur, the
department concluded that it is abso
lutely necessary to maintain an army of
60,000 in the Philippines, until the cur
rent policy of establishing municipal
governments throughout the archipelago
has been executed. It is stated at the
department that any reduction of the
military strength below that figure un
der existing conditions would doubtless
prove disastrous to the interests, of the
United States.
There are now about 69,000 troops,
regulars and volunteers, in the Philip
pines and arrangements have been made
already for bringing home 9,000 of that
number. No further reduction will be
made until the war department is ad
vised fully of the purpose of congress
with regard to army legislation. When
the necessary authority has been given
it is the purpose of the department to
bring home as rapidly as possible all the
volunteers and regulars whose terms of
enlistment expire on the 30th of June
next, but not before it is possible to re
place them man for man with new re
cruits enlisted under the terms of the
new army bill.
It is expected that congress will act
promptly on the army bill soon after it
reassembles in January, but even in that
event it is said at the war department,
it will not be possible to get. the fresh
troops to the Philippines inside of two
months time. The general home coming
movement of the mass of volunteers
therefore will have to be postponed until
February 1. That Will give the quarter
master's department but five months
timo to bring home the remainder of the
volunteers troops whose terms will ex
pire at the same time.aggregating about
40,000 men before July 1. This undertak
ing is believed to be beyond the capacity
of the transports service as at present
organized and may necessitate the char
ter of additional steamships. Recent ca
ble advices ffSm Gen. MacArthur indi
cate a strong desire on the part of the
volunteers generally to return to the
United States and that comparatively
few of them are likely to re-enlist unless
the most liberal inducements are offered.
It is understood thatGen.MacArthur has
recommended that a bounty of $250 to
each who enlists for another term and
the plan is said to meet with the favor
of the officials of the war department.
Inaugural Ceremonies to Eclipse
All Former Occasions.
New York, Dec. 24. President McKin
ley's second inauguration, on March 4
next, will be marked with a ceremonial
splendor never before attempted in the
city, says the Washington correspon
dent of the World. The inaugural com
mittee, of which John Joy Edson is
chairman, intends to make the inaugur
ation a magnificent spectacle.
Military will be the main feature of
the parade. The committee has invited
state organizations to participate and
from the responses it is probable that
more militia bodies will be in line than
ever before.
The regular troops around Washing
ton will be brought here. The cadets
from the military and naval academies
will also be in attendance.
Civic bodies will be well represented
but the object of the committee will be
to make the parade as military as pos
sible. Hundreds of applications have
been received from Rough Rider clubs
that wish to participate.
An innovation will be the decorations
of the capitol and White House. Mr.
Edson will ask congress to authorize
the running of electric lighting wires
over the White House. He intends that
the capitol building and especially the
great dome, shall be outlined in incan
descent globes and that the same plan
shall be followed with the executive
mansion and other public buildings.
Electric lights will be placed in all
the parks and reservations which are
supplied with fountains.
The ball of the last McKinley Inaug
uration, which was unanimously de
clared the finest in the history of these
functions, will be eclipsed by the one
to come, which will be held in the pen
sion office. More than $10,000 will be ex
pended in decorations. More than $45,000
of the necessary $50,000 fund has been
subscribed. The Twenty-third Ohio vol
unteer regiment, in which .President
McKinley served during the war. will
attend in a body. The survivors of the
first Republican convention, that of 1856.
will ride in carriages directly behind the
The reviewing stand from which Pres
ident McKinley will witness the parade
will be directly in front of the executive
mansion and surrounded by a court of
honor. A plan for a triumphal arch is
being considered by 4he committee, but
whether or not. the arch will be decided
upon is a question.
ine navy for the first time In an in
augural ceremony will be represented.
In command of Admiral Dewey all the
warships in eastern waters will be or-.
dered to Washington and steam up the
Potomac river. I
The Penitentiary Directors Are
Planning Reforms.
T. C. Ballinger Talks of the
Proposed Changes.
Wants the Desperate Criminals
Especially Guarded.
Coal Mine Not Regarded as a
Safe Place.
The members of the board of directbrs
of the state, penitentiary will ask the
legislature to provide an enclosure, sur
rounded by a high wall, containing a
number of cells, in which it is the pur
pose of the board to place the more des
perate convicts.
It is also the purpose of the board to
Ask for authority to establish a prison
rockpile which will be within the en
closure mentioned, and the desperadoes
who are now in the coal mines will be
put on top of the ground at bard labor
on the stone pile.
As it is the purpose of the advocates
of good roads to ask for a law permit
ting the convicts to be worked on public
roads, the stone pile would be an advan
tageous arrangement from which bro
ken rock for macadamizing could be ob
tained at small expense. The state ha3
the rock and the labor, consequently the
principal expense would be the shipment
of the broken stone.
T. C- Ballinger, a member of the board
of directors, in Topeka Sunday explain
ed the plan which the board has in
mind. Mr. Ballinger said:
"The desperate convicts are now work
ed in the. coal mines, which in the opin
ion of the public, is the safest in the
world for them, when as a matter of
fact It is the"easiest place from which
the convicts might escape.
"There are 14 guards for 300 prisoners
in the coal mines, but the guards carry
no guns. If they did it would be possi
ble at any time for that number of con
victs to overpower the guards, obtain
possession of the weapons and be pre
pared to make a fight when they reach
ed the top of the ground on their way to
"There is less discipline In the coal
mines, too," continued Mr. Bollinger.
"The prisoners are permitted to talk
whenever they please. It would be an
impossibility to enforce a rule to the
contrary, because some of them work
several hundred feet from the guards.
"As a matter of fact the coal mine is
the 'snap' job at the prison. The pris
oners talk and visit among themselves
while working, while, those outside are
not permitted to talk to each other.
"The safe-keeping of the desperate men
In the prison can not be accomplished
successfully in the coal mines. The only
way in which this difficulty can be over
come, in the opinion of the directors, is
to establish a new plan of dealing with
"The board has considered the matter
very carefully, and we have decided
that the best and safest thing to do is
to put these men where they can be
guarded more successfully and in such
a place as the rules of the prison may
be enforced.
"It has been the custom of the man
agement of the prison to deal kindly
with this class of criminals, but we find
that the better we treat them the worse
they get.
"Those who are kept in the coal mines
have a better time and come less within
the disciplinary measures than any
other class of prisoners. While it is re
garded as the 'hard labor' proposition,
it is not so by any means.
"An enclosure, safe and sure, cells and
a stone pile, in the opinion of the man
agement, will do more to bring about
order among the desperate men than the
coal mine. We hope to obtain legisla
tion of this character at the coming
Scarcely Extended Out of Shawnee
County and Was Soon Gone.
The promise of a "white" Christmas
had prospect of fulfillment before break
fast this morning. Fine snow, driven by
a north wind, was falling, and a light
carpet of the beautiful frozen crystals
covered the ground, une little ones
shouted with glee, since Santa Claus
would now have every opportunity to
make his rounds with, his reindeer
These bright prospects melted with the
appearance of the- sun about 9 o'clock
and by noon there was nothing left of
the snow but wet sidewalks and muddy
Reports show that the snowfall was
but local. Clear and pleasant weather
prevails in western and southern Kan
sas. The snowfall did not extend west
of Emporia. Shawnee county was about
the center of what snow was let loose
and very little was spread far beyond its
Minister -Conger Signed the Chinese
Agreement .
Washington, Dec. 24. Secretary Hay has
received a cablegram from Minister Conger
at Pekin announcing that he had signed
the agreement reached . by the foreign
ministers, but he had done so with a
written explanatory statement setting
forth the exact position of his govern
ment. The text of the agreement is not
forwarded by Mr. Congre, but it is under
stood to be based upon the last instruction
he received from the department, 'hich,
while disapproving the inclusion in the
agreement of some of the more severe lan
guage, accepted it as the best arrange,
ment that could be made at this time. Jt
is believed that the United States, while
also sanctioning the provisions of the
agreement relative to the maintenance of
permanent, lines of communication, lega
tion guards and prohibition of the import
ation of arms into China, indicates clear
ly that constitutional reasons prevent the
executive from making any pledge to take
part in the execution of these plans.
The signature of the agreement by the
ministers closes what is regarded here as
the" first, the most important and the
most difficult phase of the negotiations as
to China, for it is not doubted that the
Chinese envoys will subscribe to the
agreement without amendment. Its con
clusion has been marked by one of the
most curious mistakes in the history of
international exchange, for by a cipher
error the majority of the last signatories
found to their amazement that they had
contracted to do exactly what they did
not intend, and, moreover, the error was
Brutal Treatment of Illinois Farmer
Towards His Daughter. ,
Carmi, 111:',' Dec. 24. John Joiner, a
prominent farmer, of Saline county, is
under arrest charged with the hideous
crime of having starved to death his
little 12-year-old daughter, who died a
few days ago in great agony.
The little girl was a cripple, and not
mentally bright, it is said, and Joiner
seemed glad to get rid of her, so hia
neighbors say, and gradually starved
her to death. She was even refused wa
ter. His alleged brutal treatment toward
the girl terminated only at her death,
and indignant neighbors caused his ar
rest. He was denied bond today and
remanded to jail by Squire Jenkins of
There is a strong feeling, against him
In the neighborhood1 where the alleged
crime was committed.
Anarchists Decide to Stop Assas
sinating Kings and Emperors.
New York, Dec. 24. Emma Goldman
said last night in an interview that the
anarchists had decided not to kill any
more kings of crowned heads. She said
that at a recent conference of anarchists
In Paris the above course had been
agreed upon. -
"The killing of King Humbert," she
said, "was not done through the instiga
tion of the anarchists as a body. It was
the . individual act of Gaetana Bresci.
Brescl imagined that King Humbert did
not treat the Italians as he should have
done and took the matter into his own
hands. We did not Justify the killing
and don't look upon it as an act to be
"Anarchy," Miss Goldman went on,
"when it does come, will be a purely
voluntary co-operative system. I mean
that every one will help the other so
that all will have equality. -
"We anarchists don't believe In mar
riages. Look at our divorce courts.
They are filled every day with men aJid
women trying to get divorces from one
another. Under an anarchist govern
ment this could never happen. There
would be no divorces because there
would be no marriages. It is a crying
shame that men and women should be
bound together by marriage ties.
"I believe in a government," Miss
Goldman went on,, "in which every man
and woman should do as he or she
pleases. Cars and elevated trains and
everything would be free. There would
be no jealousies. Anarchists as a rule
are unselfish. No one would demand
more than another. Everything would
be equalized. There would be no ac
cumulation of wealth. The desire for
wealth, after all, is childish. It is like
little children who want more toys. It
means a lack of intelligence. Wealth
does not bring happiness.
"Under anarchy there would be no
crime. There would he no need for any
one to steal because all would have
enough to live on. What do I intend to
do to bring this about? For the next
two or three months I will lecture in
the different cities in the vicinity of
New York. In March next I will make
a tour of the country to spread anarchis
tic teachings."
'mr. player demies.
Superintendent of Machinery
Says He Will Not Quit.
The rumor current on Saturday after
noon that John Player would resign hia
position as superintendent of machinery
with the Santa Fe company on January
1, is emphatically denied by Mr. Player.
The information came into this office so
near time of going to press there was
not time to investigate it. The authority
was a Santa Fe official who is entirely
Mr. Player made tiie following state
ment: "There Is not a word of truth in the
statement that I am going to resign my
position on January 1. I do not under
stand how such a rumor ooula get start
ed, and I should have been consulted
in the matter before anything of the
sort was published. It is exceedingly
aggravating to have such a statement
made public." '
As regards the 111 health of Mr. Player,
fie has not been in the best of health
for some little time, but today is much
improved. Mr. Player has always been
very strong, but his close attention to
business duties has tended to pull him
down. He went to the Pacific coast a
short time ago, and has just returned
from the trip greatly benefited. Mr.
Player said that he feels a hundred per
cent better.
Great Preparations.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 24. Elaborate
preparations are being made to give a
public welcome to the soldiers who will
return from South Africa this week. The
train will be met by Lieutenant Gover
nor Colonel McMillan, Premier Roblin
and members of the local government,
members of the city council, school and
park boards and a dumber of military
bodies. With the returned soliders. they
will parade to Holy Trinity churetv
where the primate of Canada, Arch
bishop McKroy of Rupoitzland, will con
duct short thanksgiving services for the
safe return of the men. This will be
followed by a banquet and in the even
ing a promenade concert ball will be
held. All the soldiers who have prev
ioulsy returned will take part,
Christmas Gifts Burned.
New TJlm, Minn., Dec. 24. An express
car attached to a Minneapolis & St.
Louis train was burned last night near
Searles, seven miles from here. The
car was heavily loaded with Christmas
goods, and most of its contents were de
stroyed. The origin of the fire is not
Assassin May Recover.
Washington, Dec. 24. It is stated at
the hospital this afternoon that Samuel
McDonald, who shot and killed Frank
, H. Morris and then attempted suicide.
on Saturday, is improving, w nue nis
injuries are serious and may take a
fatal turn at any time, there is great
possibility of his recovery.
Want All Night Saloons.
Buffalo, Dec. 24. Counsel for the sa
loonkeepers' union of this city have
drawn up a bill for-introduction during
the next session of the state legislature,
providing that saloons in this city may
be kept open all night during the Pan
American exposition. The bill also pro
vides for closing saloons at midnight
Saturday and keeping them closed until
1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Maggie Hoel, 18 Tears Old,
Mysteriously Disappears
From Her Home Three Miles
West of Puehlo, Col.
Eridences Indicate That She
Was Taken by Force.
Tracks Lead in the Direction of
the River.
Pueblo, Col., Dec. 24. Maggie Hoel
has been missing since about 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon and it is feared
that she has been murdered.
The girl, who was about 18 years old,
lived with her sister, Mrs. Charles Beat
ty, in a lonely house, three miles west
of the city. On Saturday Mrs. Beatty
left Maggie in charge of her little child
at her home. Upon her return two hours
later her sister was gone and the baby
was alone in the house.
Indications about the premises led to
the immediate suspicion that the girl
had been taken from her hame by force.
There were evidences of a struggle and
in the yard were found the footprints
of a man evidently of large size and
weight. The footprints led in the di
rection of the Arkansas and at some
places along the trail appeared the
prints of smaller shoes such as Maggie
Hoel wore. At other places the trail
indicated that the girl was dragged or
carried along by her captor. Near the
river bank, where the ground is harder,
all traces were lost. A large number of
men have been searching but the girl
has not yet been found. At Mrs. Beat
ty's home Maggie's hat and the wrap
per which she ordinarily wore out ol
doors were found undisturbed.
In the immediate vicinity a large force
of men have been working on reservoirs
now under construction.
Short Dark Man Eliminated
From Abduction Case.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 24. There was a
decisive development in the Cudahy kid
naping case Sunday, although the dis
closure is negative in kind. It ha3 been
learned that there were two bandits, not
three, implicated in the abduction. One
of the outlaws has been eliminated. The
dark complexioned man with the black
mustache and black hair tinged with
gray, so minutely described by Miss
Maud Munshaw, was in the office of
Chief Donahue this afternoon and was
there confronted by Eddie Cudahy, his
supposed victim. After carefully scru
tinizing him, the boy said: "That is
not the man. He is not tall enough
by an inch and a half and he's not broad
enough. He's too small in every way."
The mysterious "dark" man in the
Cudahy kidnaping case was arrested
yesterday by the police from the de
scription given by Miss Maud Munshaw,
who lives near the house in which
Eddie Cudahy was held for ransom by
his abductors.
His name is Ed Johnson. He is a
laborer in the Cudahy packing plant and
resides at Twenty-sixth and Walnut
streets. He admitted having gone out
to the Grover street house three times
for the purpose of renting the building
which he found already let to the "light"
man and hi3 accomplices.
Johnson was easily able to prove to
the satisfaction of the police and Mr.
Cudahy, who was called in, that he had
nothing to do with the case, and was
allowed to return to his wife and fam
ily of six children.
Chief of police Donahue Is well
pleased with the progress his men are
making, saying that the arrest of John
son narrows the case down by elimi
nating one of the extraneous features,
and centering the chief interest about
the "light" man who rented the house
from Mrs. Sehneiderwiad.
In the meantime the city is being
scoured for any sign of the other man
described by. persons living in the vi
cinity of the abductors' prison house.
There is still a dark complexioned
man in the case, but he is larger than
Johnson and younger. Otherwise, he is
very much like Johnson, having a black
mustache and dark hair, slightly mixed
with gray. So far as they know, he
was seen by but one person, and that is
Eddie Cudahy himself. The other ban
dit was the light complexioned man with
the brown hair and long, light mus
tache, slight of build, and whose age is
said to be somewhere between 30 and
35 years. The individual is described by
three persons besides the kidnaped boy,
namely B. K. Munshaw, James Schnei
derwind and Frank Glynn. He is the
man who called at the Schneiderwind
home to engage the cottage at Thirty-
sixth and Grover streets, and who
called tip the Cudahy mansion from
Glynn's livery stable to give notice of
the letters being in the front yard. The
police are satisfied that they know the
man, and, if he is the person they think
he is, he will probably be in custody
within the next ten days at least. If
guilty, he can not remain at large long,
they say.
E. A. Cudahy, sr., still entertains the
theory that if Pat Crowe was not one of
the men who kidnaped his son he will
lose.no time in advising him of this
fact. 'Mr. Cudahy has befriended Crowe
many times in the past. "Why," said
the packer, in the course of a conversa
tion Sunday, "Pat Crowe knows per
fectly well that if he had come to me a
week ago and asked me for $25 he would
have got it. He has often expressed a
sense of gratitude for what I have done
for hirn, and I can hardly believe he
would turn against me it) this way. Now
that he knows he is" suspected of it,
however, he would certainly, if innocent,
come to me or wire and advise me of
it, rather than have me harbor unjust
suspicions against him. This prolonged
silence on his part looks bad for him, I
must say."
Hearing Postponed.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 24. Judge Kirk
patrick in the United States court today
made an order postponing until Decem
ber 27 the hearing on the question of
continuing as permanent the recent ap
pointment of Henry C. Kelsy as receiver
of the Bay States Gas company of New
Jersey. The postponed hearing will take
place before Judge Kirkpatrick at New-axle
And Presents of Various Kinds From
All Directions.
New York, Dec. 24. A World special
from Washington says: ,
Christmas presents are arriving In
great numbers at the White House,
coming from relatives, personal friends
and admirers of the McKinleys. The
character of the gifts is varied. Some
are costly, others unique, and not a
few are on the freak order. They came
not only from the states but from the
West Indies and the far east.
Cigars without number are sent to the
president from Cuba Porto Rico and
Tropical fruits. Including crates of
pineapples, bananas and oranges, have
been received at the executive mansion
and turkeys, barrels of apples and wild
game have come from friends within
the states. One of the first presents to
arrive was a white turkey from Dublin,
Va., weighing thirty pounds. It was the
wish of the donor that this bird
might grace the table over which the
chief executive will preside on Christ
mas day. The wish may be gratified.
Text of the Proposed Basis For
Peace Negotiation.
Washington, Dec. 24. The state de
partment has made public the terms
upon which China will be permitted to
settle the existing trouble. Thty are
embodied in the following:
"Inasmuch as China has recognized
her responsibility, expressed regret and
evinced a desire to see an end put to
the situation created by the aforesaid
disturbances, the powers have deter
mine! toaccede to her roo'itsc upon the
Irrevocable conditions enumerated be-Io-,
which they deem indispensable to
expiate the crimes committed and to
prevent their recti irence:
' A. The dispatch to Berlin of an ex
traordinary mission, headed by an im
ptrial prince, in order to express the
regrets of his majesty, the emperor of
China, and of the Chinese government,
for the assassination of his excellency,
the late Baron von Ketteler, minister of
"B. The erection 6"n the spot of the
assassination of a commemorative mon
ument, befitting the rank of the de
ceased, bearing an inscription in the
Latin, German and Chinese languages,
expressing the regrets of the emperor
of China for the murder.
"A. The severest punishment for the
persons designated in the imperial de
cree of September 25, 1P00, and for those
whom the representatives of the powers
shall subsequently designate.
"B. The suspension for five years of
all official examinations in the cities
where foreigners have been massacred
or have been subjected to cruel treat
ment. HI.
"Honorable reparation to b made by
the Chinese government to the Japanese
government for the murder of Mr.
"An expiatory monument to be erected
by the imperial Chinese government in
every foreign or international cemetery
which has been desecrated or in which
the graves have been destroyed.
"The maintenance, under conditions
to be determined by the powers, of the
interdiction against the importation of
arms as well as of materials employed
exclusively for the manufacture of arms
and ammunition.
"Equitable indemnities for govern
ments, societies, companies and indl
vidunls, as well as for Chinese, who dur
ing the late occurrences, have suffered
in person or in property in consequence
of their being in the service of foreign
ers. China to adopt financial measures
.acceptable to the powers for the purpose
of guaranteeing the payment of said in
demnities and the interest and amorti
zation of the loans.
"The right, for each power, to main
tain a permanent guard for its legation
and to put the diplomatic quarter in a
defensible position, the Chinese having
no right to reside in that quarter.
"The destruction of the forts which
might obstruct free communication be
tween Pekin and the sea,
"The right to the military occupation
of certain points, to be determined by
an understanding between the powers,
in order to maintain open communica
tion between the capital and the sea.
"The Chinese government to cause to
be published du. i g two years in all the
sub-prefectures an imperial decree
(a) embodying a perpetual prohibition,
under penalty of death, of membership
in any anti-foreign society; (b) enume
rating the punishments that shall be in
flicted on the guilty, together with the
suspension of atl official examinations
in the cities where foreigners have
been subjected to cruel treatment, and
ic), furthermore, an imperial decree to
be issued and published throughout the
empire ordering that the governors gen
eral (viceroys) and all provincial or local
officials, shall be held responsible for
the maintenance of order within their
respective Jurisdictions and that In the
event of renewed anti-foreign disturb
ances or any other infractions of treaty
occurring, and which shall not forth
with be suppressed and the guilty per
sons punished, they, the said officials,
shall be immediately removed and for
ever disqualified from holding any office
or honors.
"The Chinese government to under
take to negotiate amendments to the
treaties of commerce and navigation
considered useful by the foreign powers,
and upon other matters pertaining to
their commercial relations with the ob
ject of facilitating them.
"The Chinese government to deter
mine in what manner to reform the de
partment of foreign affairs and to mod,
ify the court ceremonials concerning the
reception of foreign representatives in
the manner to be indicated by the
"Until the Chinese government . lias
complied with the above conditions to
the satisfaction of the powers, the un
dersigned can hold out no expectation
that the occupation of Pekin and the
province of Chi LI by the general
forces can be brought to a conclusion."
Killed In a BrawL
Decatur, III., Dec. 24. Dick Bivens
was killed last night by Merrill Wake
field at Warrensburg, eight miles irom
Decatur. Both men were farm hands.
The two quarreled in a restaurant, and
during the altercation Wakefield struck
Bivens in the neck, the latter dying two
hours later. Wakefield eluded arrest. . ,
Indemnity Wanted by Allied
Powers From the Empire
Means the Dissolution of That
Vast Territory.
Thinks Two Hundred Millions
Would Be About Bight
But Greedy Europeans Laugh at
Such Trilling Sum.
Poor Old China to Pay Dearly
For Abusing Missionaries.
New York, Dec. 24. A special to th
Herald from Washington nays:
Two hundred million dollar is tr-
maximum sum tha administration want
the powers to demand of China as In
demnity, yet the figures are likely to o
many times that amount. The I'nii'-o.
States army has a deficiency of Jl 1. " " '.
COO for transportation and army su pit
and most of that is charged against
A determined effort will mad" liV
the president and iiocretary Hay to In
duce the powers to consent to the mle
tration of the indemnity question by i
court to be appointed in conformity wild
the provisions of The Hague, treaty.
Article 6 of the agreement, signed by
the foreign ministers in pekin rciuin
the payment by China of "equitable In
demnities" of a very sweeping haraet r.
The indemnity to be paid to the Rover:, -ments
is in the nature of 1 est it ution of
the expenses incurred in dispatching a i l
maintaining troops in China, and It is
feaied may be made to include mini to
be paid to the heirs of those killed In ac
tion, or to those who received wound.-
during the engagements incident to the
capture of Pekin.
The total losses of the allied forces
defending the legations were 7 kllltd
and 120 wounded and many Chinese la
the employ of missionaries und the lega
tions lost their lives. An Idea of the in
demnity to be demanded for the exper -pes
of the several military expedition
may be obtained from thin table shoe
ing the strength of the allies:
Russia 48,fiO0 men, brought from Si
beria. Japan 22,573 men, transported from
Germany 15,600 men and 44 pons, all
but a few hundred of whom. Mat lone 1
before the outbreuk occurred at Kl .u
Chou, were brought from in;i n v.
Great Britain 8.746 nv n, brought from
Hong Kong and India.
United States 6 tl men. dlspn li -1
from the Philippines and the I ' nit 1
France 6.37K men, fent to the north
from Cochin China.
Italy l.Ol'O men, transorted from 1.
aly. Austria 294 men, landed from hr-r war
ships. The societies named In the note of tli
powers are the religious belies whieM
maintain missionaries in China, many or
whom were killed. They will not onlv
want heavy sums to Indemnify the heir
of those killed, but to solace thow ti-li.i
were insulted, and also o repair tin
damage done in the destruction of mis
sion property. Many men bants suffer
ed losses In consequence of the outrag' s.
The American legation In Pekin w
owned by Colonel Char-h-H Denby, Mr.
Conger's predecessor, aril the other le
gations were also owned by foreigner
or foreign governments.
It will thus be seen that the amount
of indemnity will assume gigantic fig
ures. Administration officials believe th
amount demanded should not be more
than J20O.OO0.OOO and that In case of in
ability to properly distribute the in
demnity the matter should be brought
to the attention of The Hague court, in
case, however, it phould develop that it
is impossible to agree on a reisonn tii.
sum, then this government will urg- the
Immediate reference of the whole in
demnity question to a court of live Jur
ists, to be selected from those menibe.
of The Hague tribunal nominated bv
countries whose interest were net
largely affected by the Chinene troulue.
It is pointed out that there are 1 na
tions signatory to the The ilacue treaty,
ten only of whom were Involved in tla
Chinese trouble. The remaining six.
Denmark, Sweden and Norway, 1 h
Netherlands, Koumanla and Portugal,
have appointed or will apoplnt, if to.
precedent fixed by the other powers 1
followed, their ablest jurists, mo that
there would be no difficulty in the wav
of getting an unbiased court. Claimants
could submit their claims to this ruurt,
which would receive and consider them.
Pekin, Dec. 24. Ll Hung Chang, an
swering. an Inquiry from the foreign en
voys regarding his heafth, naid he be
lieved he would be able to attend the
meeting in order to accept, with I'rlnca
Ching, the preliminary joint note.
The note will be presented ty the
Spanish minister, Senor If. J. lie Colo
gan, dean of the diplomatic corps, witl
a few words expressive of a hoj" of a
prompt a reply as possible to a note"
which has been carefully prepared with
every desire to continue the dynasty arid
not to be hard toward the nation, anj
of a further hope that the Chinese pleni
potentiaries will urge upon Kroper.ir
Kwang Su the necessity of immediate
A answer Is expected shout Thursday.
of Another Kich Man
Storm Forces Captors to Turn
Him Loose.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Dec. 24 Hobart
Clayburg, a 17-year-old- boy whoe
father. John B. Clayburg. Is a prom
inent citizen of Helena. Mont., was kid
naped in this city last night by two
men. The boy was blindfolded and com
pelled to walk to Mattewan. a iistan e
of eleven miles. It became so stormy
that the kidnapers released young Clay
burg at Mattewan after robbing him of
a small sum of money he ,a i In his
pockets. The boy telegraphed here f ,r
help and was brought home during the
Weather Indications.
Chicago. Dec. 24. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair tonight and Tuesday ;vMi)b!e

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