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rf rf X PART L J Pafes 1 to 8. t PART I. My I r Hiii ii i Pages 1 to S. ,' LAST EDITION SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 29, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. TIIREI'j CL J if HEADS DEMANDED British Public Is Disgusted With African Affairs. Demand That Somebody Be Punished For Failure. BUILDING WAR SHIPS JRnglard Continues Work of Strengthening ller Navy. Another Miniature of George Washington Is Discovered. London, Dee. 29. Miserable rain, fog and dirt made Christmas a week of evil memory for England. Depressing gloom, in thorough harmony with the weather, settled over the country. The coasts were strewn wth wrecks, commerce was out of Joint and the public was bitterly digesting the criticism of the British, army. The demand for Major Oenera.1 isir Henry Col.-ille's resignation, thrown as a sop, only served to whet the raven ous appetities of those who are howling f.ir the responsibility of the reverses In Houth Africa being brought home to in dividuals. More heads are demanded. "Where so many must be blamable it Is felt that the seletcion of General Col ville is woefully Inadequate if not un fair. Indeed, it is already said that had not the yeomanry force at Lindley. which Colviile failed to relieve, included tome of the nobility and other influen tial persons. Coivilie would never have been recalled. The bitterness felt by these yeomanry at being compelled to surrender because, as they allege, Col viile refused to render the aid within, iiis rower, has never died out and it prob nbly will result in one of the most in teresting court martials in the annals of the British array upon the result of which will depend the fate of several other high officers, who have proved un fqua.1 to the occasion. The liberal papers comment severely on the acceptance by the war office of a contingent of Maoris from New Zea land. The Star says: "The effect of this stupid blunder on the Dutc h will be terrible. After de clining to employ Indian troops, we are taking a paltry hundred Maoris. This will not only infuriate the Dutch but it will insult the Indian troops, who will regard It as a decimation of their in feriority to a.n inferior colored race. Co on! O! government of Muddlers! Kven the Gods could not save you from your own invincible follv." DAWN" OP REASON. However thefe are signs of the dawn of that common sense, the lack of which the .English, critics so deplore in the mil itary system, for the cavalry now going out to South Africa is -discarding the Janee and carbine and substituting for these weapons rifles and sabers. After ever a year's fighting the authorities bare wakened up to the utter useless n"S3 of lances and carbines, considering that thousands of Rrittsh soldiers have never seen a Boer during the many en gagements. While Great Britain is tied hand and foot to South Africa, the navy which is not escaping the wave of criticism, is ouietly increasing its strength and moral. For months both men and ships have been kept in an unusual state of readiness and there are now building in. British yards no fewer than eleven bat tleships, 19 cruisers and 14 smaller ves sels, totaling nearly 400.000 tons. These exclude vessels which have been tried but are unfinished. The gradual removal of the social bar rier? which formerly restricted Knglish political and educational life was never better instanced than by the appoint ment this week of Mr. Joseph Owen to a fellowship of Oxford. Six years asro Mr. Owen was a mill hand at Oldham, lielping to support his poor parents. He attended at night the university exten sion lectures and so much ability did lie show that the lecturers got up a fund and sent him to the great uni versity, where with hia wife he settled down in a humble cottage. He knew no Greek and little Latin. His first success came 1 wnen .he won the Brackenburg history scholarship, to the surprise of many learned aristocratic competitors. Four years of determined up-hill work passed and the final examinations drew near. On a position in these depended Mr. Owen's full future. A few weeks be fore the ordeal his young wife died sud denly. Mr. Owen's friends thought it Impossible for him to accomplish any thing, but the mill hand's grit stood the strain, and Mr. Owen gained the cov eted first ciass, with the degree. His appointment as extension lecturer quickly f llowed, and Mr. Owen lec tured where, six years previous, he had Imrned. The climax in his career came this week, when Pembroke college elected Mr. Owen, out of all the Oxon ians, to the lucrative and honored post of fellowship. PICTURE OF WASHINGTON. There are few original pictures of Oeneral Washington in England, hence the discovery of another miniature is interesting. It is by Sam Folwell, and is dated 1T91. Another by the same artist is now in the possession of the Historical Society of Philadelphia dated 1796. The new find is supposed to be an excellent likeness. It repre sents Washington wearing a pigtail, Glasgow, which the Christmas and New Year season has made notorious for the drunkenness exhibited in its streets, has acquired possession of an old mansion house situated in a deserted rart of Ayreshire, at- a cost of 7.000 pounds, where habitual drunkards will be sent for terms varying from three months to two years. The authorities hope to effect cures by making the in mates do farm work. A T EM PE R ASCETA YEBN Closed Its Doors in New York After a Brief Existence New Tork. Dee. 29. The resort, Tivoli, closed its doors last night after an at tempt had been made for two weeks to keep it open as a temperance tavern. The police watched the place to arrest women who left it without male escort This scared patrons away and the pro prietor reached the conclusion that his ftorts were unprofitable. , Jeff to Beg-in Training. New Tork, Dec. 29 It is stated that Champion Jeffries will in a few davs be gin active preparations Tor its champion ship battle with Gus Ruhlin which is scheduled to take place in Cincinnati on February 15. It is the Californian's in tention to do all his work down at his old quarters at Asbury Park where lie will stay for a couple of weeks. Then he will go to West Baden. Ind., for a sho;t stay and finish hia training near the bat tie ground. opefea State 3ournnl. INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER SATURDAY, DEO. 29th, 1900. Weather predictions for the next 24 hours: Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Sunday; warmer tonight; colder Sunday; brisk south to west winds. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES Page. l Today's London Cable Letter. Topeka's Twentieth Century Ball. Death Caused by Will Power. China Eeceives Powers' Join Note. Suicides With Two Fatal Shots. Populist Conference Held In St. Louis. Pennsylvania Senatorial Contest. Pat Crowe's Partner Known. 2 Kansas News. Sporting News. 3 Railroad News. News in Brief. Bradstreet's Report of the Weak. 4 Church Announcements. Dun's Review of the Week. Heard In Hotel Corridors. Late Telegraph and Local News. 5 Social and Personal. Snap Shots at Home News. Population of Kansas Towns. Reminiscences of Horace Greeley, T. P. Culley Moves to Baltimore. Baker-Burton Backers Uncertain.. 6 New York Grain Business Falls OS Washington News of Interest. Kansas Text-Book Law Attacked. Wheat Goes Op Two Cents. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. North Topeka News. S Marshall Field & Co. 'a Store Afire. Cuba's Constitution Completed. Big Failure Shocks London Market. 9 Topeka Society. A Suicide Club of Thirteen. News Summary of the Week. -, 10 Golden Treasures in the Vatican. Scenes at the Opening of Congress. Titled Bachelors in Washington. 11 Theatrical News. Leavenworth Girl in Bostonians. A Week of Great Attractions. Current Dramatio Gossip. 12 EditoriaL Book Notes. 13 Woman's Page. Value of Daily Exercise. Care of Rings. The Girl Who is Up-to-Date. Table and Kitchen Menus. 14 The Centenary of Congress. Lord Salisbury and Hatfield House. 15 Revision of Pension Rules. Correspondents of the Boer War, The Wooing of Wilhelmina. Champion Fie Eating Family. 16 Story, "The Nearest Thing." Humor of the Day. BIG FIGIITJEGINS For the United States Senator ship in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 29. The battle for United States senatorship will be gin in earnest within the next twenty four hours. Colonel Quay and many of his lieutenants are on the ground, and the leaders of the opposition will be here before night. The greatest interest at taches to the organization of the senate and house on Tuesday. The stalwart Republicans believe that if they can or ganize both of these bodies the election. of Colonel Quay will be assured. Few of the legislators are here, and the ma jority will not come in before Sunday night. Chairman Reeder, of the Re publican state committee, has arrived, and opened headquarters. Large placards announcing the can didacy of William T. Marshall, of Alle ghany, for speaker of the house, and William P. Snyder, of Chester, for presi dent pro tern of the. senate, have been posted about the city. They are the only avowed candidate in the held, and will have everything to themselves until the Democrats and anti-Quay, Republicans indicate their choice. Colonel Quay is conducting his canvass from his resi dence on Pine street, with the aid of Attorney General Elkins, Public Build ings Superintendent Eyre, State Chair man Reeder, and other stalwart leaders. Senators David Martin and J. Bayard Henry, of Philadelphia, leaders of the anti-Quay Republicans, are here, and will be joined tomorrow by Senator William Flynn, of Alleghany, and til ers in sympathy with them. GIYE-N A GOLD BRICK. Statue of Fere Marquette in the Cap- itol a Rank Counterfeit New York, Dec. 29. According to the Washington correspondent of the Herald, the statue of Pere Marquette, in the statuary hall in the capitol, about which there was almost a religious war a few years ago. turned out not to be the statue of Pere Marquette at all. This statue was presented to the na tion by the state of Wisconsin. Objec tions were raised to its installation in the capitol by persons of other than Catholic denomination and for many months the authorities hesitated as to what they should do. They finally gave Pere Marquette a place with, other prominent men. A discovery has now been made of an oil painting of Marquette in Montreal, which indicates that the statue is as far from being an accurate representation of the famous priest as day is from night. The painting in Montreal, it is said, is undoubtedly authentic and was so covered with dust that no outline of the portrait could be had until it bad undergone a careful cleaning. It is believed that this painting is the only likeness of Marquette in existence and the face in oil is not the face of the Marquette in marble at the capitol. Gen. BlUes on Hunting Trip. Raleigh, N. C. Dec. 29. Gen. Nelson A. Miles and Dr. Daly are hunting at Rock Springs, on Trent river, as guests of C. i. Jerome. ALL Ifj READINESS Details ;For Century Ball Are ... Now Complete. "Will Be Important Social Event of the Year. PLEASING PROGRAMME Guests Will Be Entertained With Musical Numbers. Grand March to Commence at 9:30 P. M. OLD TIME FIGURES. Early Dances Will Be Familiar Ones. Twentieth Century to Be Ush ered in With Pomp. The final preparations were made to day for the Twentieth Century Inaug ural Fete at the Auditorium Monday night, which is given under the auspices of the Commercial club. The -minutest detail has not been overlooked and the Auditorium arrayed as it is in its dec orations will present a fairy spectacle on the eve of the beginning of the twen- (IKORGB W. CRANE5, Chairman of Executive Committee. tieth century. "It is," to use a familiar expression, "a thing of beauty and a joyj forever." . The doors will be opened at 7:15o'cloclc and the entertainment which has been arranged for to precede the ball will be gin at eight o'clock. The following is the programme: . 1. Overture "Echoes From the Windy City" DeWitt Hoover Family Orchestra, under the direction of J. Scott Turney. 2. "Vinetta" Clarionet solo Strong Pearl Hoover, 8 years old. 3. "The Lily" Cornet solo Cosey Bertha Hoover. 4. "Gliene Blose Cope" Trombone solo Bennet Delnah Hoover. 5. Twenty minutes with Spanish trou- adours in their inimitable musical sketch. 6. Picture dance with calcium light effects Miss Fay Shreve The grand march will begin promptly at 9:30. The 'march will be led by the following gentlemen with their partners: Dean rT Low, A. F. Williams, T. L. King, Adrian F. Sherman. The programme of the music for the dances until midnight will include many of the old-time figures and square dances: and after midnight the favor dance for which dainty souvenirs have been provided and other of the late dances, the waltzes and two-steps pre dominating. Exactly at 12 o'clock the 20th century will be heralded with a novel and in teresting ceremony. The managers of the entertainment promise something astounding, startling and electrifying but the secret has been so well kept that the police do not know it. Refreshments will be served on the stage. The following is the menu: Chicken and Pickle Sandwiches. Vanilla Ice Cream and Lemon Ice. Assarted Cake and Coffee. . The music will be furnished by Wat son's orchestra which has been aug mented by the addition of a dozen extra musicians. Major Shreve will announce l'! & . . V v f" a! i. 14 1 V Kw ROBERT PIERCE, Chairman of Entertainment Committee. and call the figures in the square dances. Dressing rooms have been improvised and attendants will be in each to look after the comfort of the dancers. A canopy will be stretched from the Audi torium to the edge of the walk if the night is stormy and every arrangement for the unloading of carriages, possible, has been made. The floor has been oiled and waxed and those wto have the matter in charge give every assurance that there will be no dissatisfaction with the con dition of the floor. " Each of the holders of one or two dollar tickets will be furnished with cards upon entering the hall upon which they will be requested to write their name and address and drop in a box lt!'J'! which will be placed in a convenient lo cation. The names will be engrossed on parch ment and placed in the keeping of the State Historical society. The members of the executive committee have been untiring in their efforts and from the present outlook every promise is given that this ball will be one of the largest, ever given in the city. Tickets have been placed on sale at Stansfield's, Woolverton'a, Kellam's, Moore's and Arnold's. The advance sale of tickets has been very satisfactory. Tickets admitting a gentleman and ladies will be sold for two dollars. Single admissions will be one dollar. Tickets for seats in the gallery will sell for 25 cents and will entitle the holder to the entertainment in the early pare of the evening and to watch the dancers. If they so desire they may stay until midnight for the ceremony. Many watch parties are being planned for that night. The watchers will re serve a certain portion of the balcony and remain until after midnight. The following are the members of the committees who have had the arrange ments for the ball in charge: Executive Geo. W. Crane, chairman; J. S. Warner, vice chairman; A. C. Babize, L. M. Wood, T. J. Anderson. Invitation W. H. Davis, chairman; B T. Lewis, vice chairman; W. H. East man, Howel Jones, jr., W. F. Schoch, H. E. Reisman, Mrs. W. A. Morton, Mrs. A. R. Lingafelt, Mrs. G. O. Wilmarth, Dr. Geo, A. Esterly, Paul Roehr, A. O. Wellman, C. E. Folsom, Scott Lord, Mark Putnam, W. M. Costley, Miss Gertrude Hill, Mart Wikidal, Mrs. Frank S. Davis, Mrs. M. J. McCaslin, Mrs. A. H. Thompson, Mrs. J. F. Jar rell, Miss Edith Brewer, Raymond Lyddane. Floor W. W. Webb, chairman; Dean R. Low, vice chairman; J. F. McManus, A. I j. Williams, jr., E. C. Arnold, Charles Blood Smith, Chas. S. Holman, Clad Hamilton, T. L. King, A. B. Quinton, Walter Smith, J. W. F. Hughes, F, E. Nipps, W. W. Mills, A. W. Dana, Adrian Sherman, W: J. Black, H. L. Robinson, R. S. Johnson, E. H. Crosby. Entertainment Robert Pierce, chair man; J. B. Hayden, vice chairman; F. O. Popenoe, Mrs. Margaret Hill Mc Carter, Miss E. Parkhurst, T. E. Sheard, Mrs. W. 1 Newcomer, J, C. Holland, Miss Celeste Nellis Music H. I,. Shirer, chairman; John Sargent, vice chairman: Jos. Giiley, Mrs. M. D. Henderson, M i;;s Florence Ross ington, James .Moore, June E; Moore, Mrs. D. J. Greenwald, Dell Keizer, Mr"' J. L. King. Miss Mamie- Worra.il. Programme M. (., Holman, chai1- man; J. F. McAfee, vice chairman AI. E. Gavitt, Miss Marie Kiesow, Mrs. Abe Steinberg, C. S. Downing, Mrs. H. W. Roby. Refreshments Otto Kuehfie, chair man ; W. A. Morton, vice chairman; T. J. Coughlin, Geo. B. Harrison, Miss Vera Martin, Chas. S. Elliott, Miss Bessie Stewart, Mrs. J. D. Norton. Decorations John F. Stanton, chair man; H. M. Steele, vice chairman; Mrs. R. H. Kinnear, K, E. Lair, W. S. Cha ney, C. C. Baker, Miss Ellen Everest, John Dudley, Mrs. A. Capper. Carriages II. A. Auerbach, chair man; David Bowie, vice chairman; James Ramsey. Ushers Topeka City Troop. H. W. McAfee, president M. Fuller, cap- ItXllU A JEALOUS RAGE. Cleveland Man Stabs Wife Son Then Snicides. and Chicago, Dec. 29. A special to the Chronicle from Cleveland, O., says: I.i a fit of jealous rage late last night Mar tin Terpel. 48 years of age, fatally stab bed his wife Caroline, aged 38 years and his son Matthew, aged 16 years. Then he shot himself through the heart, dying instantly. A, CHRISTIAN CRUSADE. Opening of Century Will Be a Signal For Concerted Church Action. Chicago, Dec. 29. The Record says: The Rev. Johnston Myers of thelmman uel Baptist church has just finished a canvass of the principal churches of his denomination in the state of Illinois. The canvass was to show the sentiment of the churches in regard to a revival. The committee, of which the Rev. Mr. Myers is chairman, held meetings at Springfield, Bloomington, Galesburg, Carthage, Rock Island, Upper Alton, Champaign, Aurora and Joliet, and with these towns as centers plans were laid to institute simultaneous revival services in every Baptist church in the commonwealth. This canvass of Illinois by the com mittee, however, roused even more en thusiasm than, was expected. Not alone were the Baptist churches in Illinois prepared for the Christian crusade but the Baptist churches of Iowa and Wis consin asked permission to join and the number of churches in the movement was nearly trebled. The national com mittee of Baptist denomination in New York then recommended that all churches throughout the country join in the movement. As a result the move ment has assumed national importance and marks, it is aserted, the greatest concerted revival in the history of the Baptist denomination. Nearly every Baptist church in the country will hold a watch night service New Tear's even ing, participate in the interdenomina tional week of prayer and January IS will start an organized revival work. The Methodists are looking forward to the watch night and revival services with more than ordinary interest, and the Congregationalists, Presbyterians and others are planning to do their share in the work. Christian Endeav orers, at the suggestion of Dr. F. E. Clark, the head of the society, are pray ing for the cause. The Y. M. C. A., the Epworth League, the King's Daughters, the Red Cross society and the Christian societies of the colleges are also plan ning to revive Christian interest with the opening of the new century. The services in all the local churches tomorrow will forecast the work that is coming. All the Methodist pastors will preach on matters pertaining to the new century and New Year's day in all the Sunday services. The Baptists will en deavor to have their services open the way for their great revival planned for their denomination. The W. C. T. U. will hold a "watch night of two centuries" in Willard hall, the woman's temple, Monday night. The occasion will be made a temper ance rally, in which there will 'be a musical programme, a consecration service and an open parliament in which the following resolution will le dis cussed: -. . "That under the existing circum stances Mrs. Nation was justified in her attack upon a Wichita saloon." Roman Catholics throughout the city are also making preparations for the services which will bid farewell to the old year and century and welcome the new in accordance .with the edicts of Pope Leo XIII. HAD HtTWO LIVES Richard Furze InSicts Two Fatal Wounds on lliniself. Eitlier Supposed to Produce . Death Instantly. m ONE WAS PRESENT. Sent One Bullet Through Brain, Another Penetrated Heart. Was an Old Employe of the Santa Fe. HE HAD CONSUMPTION. Would Have Been Sent to Las Yegas Today. Coroner Is Investigating This Afternoon. Richard N. Furze, an old employe of the Santa Fe, killed himself this morn ing. The case is one for the doctors to ex plain, for both wounds were of such a nature that they are supposed to pro duce instant death one bullet penetrat ed the brain, the other the heart. Which shot was fired first is an interesting problem. If there had been any possible cause for any one to murder Furze the mat ter would receive a very close investi gation. He had no money and no in surance, and not an enemy. Mr. Furze has been in the N employ of the Santa Fe for twenty years. He was in the water service department under John Lawless. He has been a sufferer from consumption, and for the j st two years has worked only a small jiftrtion of the time. He was 48 years old. B'or the past two months he has been boarding at 816 State street, with J. H. Wood, of the Santa Fe shops. On De cember 26 he laid off and went home sick. For the past two days he has been, in bed. He made application for ad mittance to the Santa. Fe hospital on Monday, but owing to the nature of the disease he was not admitted. Mr. Furze lived with J. H. Wood at 816 State street. He has, four grown children. Two of them live in Topeka, one in Fort Madison, Iowa, and one in Oberlin, ' Mo. His first wife has been dead several yeara. Mr. Furze was married the second time, but he has not lived with his wife for over three years, although he never secured a divorce. She now lives on Crane street. J. R. Kearney, Mr. Furze's son-in-law, who lives at 1011 Topeka avenue, was with Mr. Furze yesterday, and made arrangements to have a barber go to the house this morning to shave him. This morning after Mr. Wood had gone to work Furze called Mrs. Wood and asked her to telephone to the doctor at the Santa Fe hospital. As soon as she left the house it is supposed that he got out of bed, walked down stairs, secured the revolver from under Mr. Wood's pillow and walked back to his own room, went to bed again and then shot himself. When Mrs. Wood went to call the doc tor the only other person in the house was the little boy about four years old who was still in bed. When his mother returned he told her he had heard two noises. Mrs. Wood paid no attention to the little boy's talk but when the barber came to shave Mr. Furze at about 8:20 he went upstairs, saw where the blood had been flowing from his mouth and his closed eyes and thought he had had a hemorrhage and sent notice to his brother. O. M. Furze was the first to discover the truth whereupon he called his brother-in-law and notified the offi cers. The police officers were called and Ser geant Donovan and Officer Lucas went to the place. It was discovered that one shot had been fired through the right temple and one through the heart, either of which is supposed to cause im mediate death. The ball which passed through the head was found lying on the pillow, and the revolver was lying beside the dead man on the bed. It is the opinion that the suicide was premeditated. Mr. Wood said that Furze had asked him yesterday to lay his revolver on the chair beside the bed because he was afraid some one would come in through the window. O. M. Furze, a brother of the . dead man, arrived in Topeka yesterday from Ft. Madison where he is an engineer on the Santa Fe. He came in answer to a telegram from 'J. R. Kearney telling of the sickness of Mr. Furze. Arrangements were being made to take the sick man to the hospital at Las Vegas and he would have been re moved today had it not been for his suicide. The coroner was summoned and an inquest is being held at three o'clock at the undertaking rooms of DeMoss & Penwell. CROWE'S PARTNER, Police Think They Know the "Dark Complexioned Man." Omaha, Dec. 29. Eddie MeGee, alias Burns, alias Ralston, the notorious lead er in the Beal's kidnaping at Kansas City six years ago, and who served sev en years in the penitentiary for a crime committed nine years ago and a term in the Joliet prison, for another offense is now wanted by the police as the "dark complexioned man" in the Cudahy ab duction. McGee is well known in Kan sas City, Denver and in Illinois cities and is also known to be a friend of Pat Crowe. The fact that the abductors told young Cudahy he was "wanted as Eddie Mc Gee for stealing $500 from his aunt," is considered significant. McGee's criminal record is a long one and he is alleged to have had a hand in at least three ab ductions. His description fits fairly well that of the man seen in company with Crowe. His alliases have been numer ous and thers is some doubt as to his real name. He is said to have been mar ried three times without securing a di vorce from his former wives. At present he has a wife living in South Omaha known as Lizzie Burns, whom the police have been looking for as a late compan ion of Crowe. RED TAPE SAVED HIM. C. A. Link Drew His Beer Throueh a Hose. C. A. Link was arrested last night at 611 North Kansas avenue at Mat Cave s place, where it is charged he was selling liquor. The police met a new dodge at the place and the dodge saved the Joint'. si his beer. Since the search and seizure ordinance was declared void the police have not been able to take anything from the joints except the liquor they find in the room. The frequent rai'ls bother the joints, not because they are afraid of being guilty, but because they lost the beer and beer pumps. Link got around this by putting the beer keg in the basement and connecting it with the faucet upstairs by a rubber tube. All the police found when they entered the place was the rubber tube. They knew that it connected with a keg In the base ment and they wanted that keg. but they had ft o warrant to enter the base ment; the warrant read on the first Iloor of building at 611 North Kansas avenue. In the future they will have to make their warrants read for the entire build ing and maybe for adjoining buildinss, for there is no limit to the rubber tube idea. It may run clear to the wholesaJa houses. CHINA REPLIES. Acknowledges Receipt of Powers' Joint Note. the Asks Five Questions Regarding the Terms Offered. New York, Dec. 29. A dispatch to the Herald from Pekin says: A note was received last evening from the imperial court at Si Ngan Fu ac knowledging the receipts of the demands of the powers. It further contained five questions, or requests, namely: First Might not the Taku forts re main standing, though dismantled? Second Is it proposed to behead princes the same as other offenders? Third If the demands are acceded to, would the allies cease sending out ex peditions? Fourth What places do the allies pro pose to occupy? Fitth How long do they propose to occupy them? NEW EMPEROR CHOSEN. London Dec. 29. Private advices from the province of Shansi say, wires the Shanghai correspondent of the Stand ard, "that while the court was. sojourn ing at Tai Yuen Fu, the emperor dow ager appointed a new emperor, with the title Ting Hsu. He is a 15-year-old boy, who was taken to Sian Fu in the imperial yellow chair." This explains the permission given to Emperor Kwang Su to return to Pekin. ' Emfi'sw Kwang Su has notified the reforr Wrty that he is returning to the capitaxAnd will need their assistance. QUESTIONS PERFECTLY NATURAL Washington, Dec. 29. It is recogniz-d by the officials here as a perfectly nat ural course on the part of the Chinese government to ask for explanations of the important points in the agreement, reached by the ministers at Pekin. So they are not surprised to hear now that before blindly accepting the agreement as binding upon it, the Chinese court wishes for some definite statement as to what Chinese cities are to be occupied, how long the occupation is to continue, whether it is an absolute condition thai the princes are to be beheaded and whether the Taku forts are to be razed or whether dismantlement will not suf fice. It is a fact that our government has from the beginning of the negotiations taken an attitude on these five points of inquiry closely corresponding to what it is supposed the Chinese governmert has assumed as a basis of putting them. Our government does not desire the ab solute demolishment of the Taku forts; it will suffice for our purposes, having in mind a temporary stay in China that should be rendered harmless by disman tlement to prevent the ready access to the Chinese capital of any force which it might be necessary to send from Eur ope and America in the improbable, event the Chinese government fails to live up to the obligations it will assume under the agreement. Feeling that the Chinese government should be given a suitable opportunity to demonstrate its good faith, our government has seen no necessary occupation between the Pekin and the sea. There is no question in the mind of our government as to the extreme un wisdom of continuing the sending out from Pekin of punitive expeditions, which the Chinese government desirts discontinued. So decided has been the objection of our government to the con tinuance of these military movements, which in its opinion have done much to prevent the Chinese authorities from carrying out their engagements to maintain order and insure safety of for eigners, that the United States has been nearly at the point of withdraving from the concert. On the last point, namely, as to whether the Chinese princes were to be beheaded, our government's posi tion remains unaltered. It simply de mands that the Chinese government shall inflict upon the offending leaders. whether princes or mandarins or peas ants, the severest possible punishment. The answers to the Chinese questions turn upon the understanding given to the word "possible." It is conceivable that the Chinese government may find it absolutely impossible to behead a prince. The result of the effort might be to overthrow the dynasty, destroy the government itself, and plunge the country into chaos. It is a question of fact to be decided. Meanwhile it begins to appear from the character of the Chinese response that there may be more time consumed in securing a final acceptance of the agreement than was at first expected. It was not to be supposed that the allies, in view of their union upon the use of the word "irrevocable," astipplied to the agreement, would tolerate unneces sary delay on the part of the Chinese government in acting upon the agree ment, but upon inquiry it appears to be reasonable at least in the eyes of our government, that there can scarcely be a valid objection to their consideration. Noted Dwarf Dead. New York. December 29. Major Mite the dwarf, died at the New York hospital last night of a complication of diseases. He had been ill for some time. He was born in New Zealand and had been ex hibited in circuses for 14 years. Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 2S. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Sunday; wanner tonight; colder Sunday; brisk south to west winds. WHY BRYAfl LOST Prof. Herron Says It Was Jk causeof Political Ignoranco And the Fact That He Is Not a Radical Man. SPEAKS TO POPULISTS Of the Middle of the Road Per suasion at St. Louis. Meeting Called to Outliiia Party's future Policy. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 29. A C(nf. ienc of middle-of-the-road Populists conven ed in the St. James hotel today lit re sponse to call issued by Joe A. Parker, of Kentucky, chairman of the imtion.il committee of that party, for the pur pose of discussing their future policy. About ninety members of the nHtioriiil committee were present in peiS'Ui or represented by proxy. Neither Whnrinri Barker nor Donnelly i re here. Th latter is sick and could iot conic. Among those present are Jw A. Pat . Thomas J. Reed and J. I. Johnwtn, of Kentucky; W. H. Morgitn. of ArkaiiHi; Colonel Frank Buiketi. of M h-wnpifpi : Tom P. Pease, of Houtb Dakota; A. '. Vantine and Joseph II. Kern", of Illi nois; J. II. Uillis, of Missouri: ''olnnil J. S. Feller, of Illinois; Cnlmii l TJionia Wadswortli. of Indiana, nmi Miss ;i;ir. Williams, of West Plains. Mo. A rep resentative of the facia list party win present in the person of prof. G i t i; D. Herroii, of ir!nn' il, la. Chairman Parker, in calling the (fath ering to order, mmi" a fhort allns. In the eouri of - Jch lie said thai th confei cu, -ftiis t h'Iim! for the pui poe of consli! r':;t a "'iture policy of tins in. , i l).i oarers, who nmiil for ;f I rfJinjSfr.Tnlff. He belii'vcil in Hverc li it from both the old part its and u cii.rtd that the iiKht thmilii be rani"-! ! irwuartl "without Hiiy compromise. Mr. Parker s;iid.le bad Issued the call t.i representative of all bra ruins of tli Populift party, but that th "fusdorilHt" had ignored it entirely. The time m ripe, he said, for a great imlHUai btt! and he desired to 8fk t he reprem ni at ! v -n of other reform movement to ,i nu I with the middle-of-the-roaders Hrui make the principles of the latter theitn. Prof. George 1. Herron of Urlnneil, la., who had befn invited to be pMhcnt, was asked to address the gathering socialism. He Mid that th rni Bryan was not elected wn Ix-catiwe li was not a radical man, that he repre sented the eighteenth century philo sophies and was profoundly ignorant of the present political needs. Before tr last election a strange condition of f fairs existed. One-third of the voltta. the speaker declared, were not mire h v they should vote. They m not in sympathy with the 1;. pn !;.-., n ' and in their extremity (taw no n-fne" m the platform Inld down by the U rn i crats.r The result, was they did the bent they could. Thrse voters are now wild ing for a definite, rlcar-out. radical pro gramme of reform to be presented t them and this they will uphold. Tl a real issue in America, l'rof. lleiron mild, is a clear-cut conflict between indnmriKt Democracy and capitalism, or the old political absolutism brought down M date. There is no middle ctoutei, tln only way to obtain liberty, b said, cm through industrial Iioiim rm v. At the conclusion of In. Ib-rron't" re marks, there was a e-iierni iliscusMiou of the question, wlietlur it wn desir able to have a union with other reform elements, and. if ho. on hat basis mul'l they afford to have such a union. Vbet this discussion was finished. I'tuilnna'i Parker appointed a committee, of whli it Colonel Frank Hurkett of .Mississippi. W. S. Morgan of Arkansas", and Joseph H. Ferris of Illinois were the principal members, to prepare an address. A re cess was taken. WILLED HIMSELF DEAD. Slayer of Auditor Morris Tri umphs In His DeUrrnination. Washington, Dec. 29. Samuel McDon ald, who one week ago shot and kiiie f F. 11. Morris, auditor for the wr de partment, died this morning at the l-:m-ergency hospital from the self-'.nlliete.l wounds he received at the time of ton murder. McDonald, after killing Mot -ris cut h!s own throat and snot hlnis-'.f near the heart. It wan thought he h"'. a fair chance of recovery , owing !o bin re markable physique but he w determ ined to die and so informed the attiiKi antr at th hospital. He was ie(uiiT guarded and prevented from Intiierie-; any further injuries on himself, but for two days he refused to take nourisiimei.t as far as poprlljie and thi motntOK t T o'clock died quietly and without a tstrij:' gle. The physician ayt deth was more than anything else to M-IonalJ'a determination not to live. It wra a le markable exhibition of will-power. Notice of the death was pent to life brother, William McDonald, the opci n singer, who is now in Denver. Human Flesh For Sale Victoria, B. C, Dec. 29. News Is brought by the Rio Jun Maru tbat "boxer" proclamations have been found in Sebula calling upon Korean boxers to expel all foreigner including Japanes. The anti-foreign movement in Korea . reported to be Increasing in sueh a man ner as to cause much uneasiness. The famine in Shan SI is in reaslriK and in causing much cannibalism. Human ft e- is offered for sale and officials are unable to prevent it. A State Charge. Jess Weatherly and Hate Weatherly, the colored men arrested for Bl"ah:i a pair of shoes from Harry Moody, wein taken to the county jail thin morning on a state wariant. It is charged that they broke in Moody's house to nvt the hi so the charge of burglary was brought against them. Severe Storm at Fensacola. Pensacola. Fla., Dec. LS A storm of wind and rain passed ovr the city late last night. Heavy rains flooded vnrinin parts of the city. The lai gest steel barge was capsized in the bay, the tutr Klondike sank and a small sc ho.,ner foundered. No lives are reported lost- Mr. Mclntyre Resigns. New York. Dee. 19. Assistant Dis trict Attorney Mclntyre re-stianei today, and Charles E. Le Haxbier hus been ap pointed as first assistant district uttor. ney, Mr. Le Uaxbler ba been an sistant district attorney fur some Uu,