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British Public Is Disgusted
With African Affairs.
Demand That Somebody Be
Punished For Failure.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details ;For Century Ball Are
... Now Complete.
"Will Be Important Social Event
of the Year.
Guests Will Be Entertained With
Musical Numbers.
Grand March to Commence at
9:30 P. M.
Early Dances Will Be Familiar
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-
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
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
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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
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
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.
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-
Cleveland Man Stabs Wife
Son Then Snicides.
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
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
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.
Richard Furze InSicts Two
Fatal Wounds on lliniself.
Eitlier Supposed to Produce
. Death Instantly.
Sent One Bullet Through Brain,
Another Penetrated Heart.
Was an Old Employe of the
Santa Fe.
Would Have Been Sent to Las
Yegas Today.
Coroner Is Investigating This
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
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
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
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
The coroner was summoned and an
inquest is being held at three o'clock at
the undertaking rooms of DeMoss &
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
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.
C. A. Link Drew His Beer Throueh a
C. A. Link was arrested last night at
611 North Kansas avenue at Mat Cave s
place, where it is charged he was selling
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
Acknowledges Receipt of
Powers' Joint Note.
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?
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.
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.
Prof. Herron Says It Was Jk
causeof Political Ignoranco
And the Fact That He Is Not a
Radical Man.
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.
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,

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