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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, January 07, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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0:lieers of.Legislature Are Tir
tually Agreed Upon.
Senator Morrow Be Presi
dent of the Senate.
Will Be Speaker Pro Tem of the
Fight Between Stover and Dyer
For Sergeant-at-Arms.
The senate members had a caucus this
rooming in the Copeland and decided
'upon the following:
President, J.. C. Morrow, of Washing
ton. Secretary, Chas. M. Sheldon.
-kssistant secretary. Frank Flen Men.
Sergeant at anns, G. "W. Vea le.
pc,orkeeper, J. E. Neighbor. 1
S. G. Pottle, document clerk.
J. D. Mcnryan of Sedan, chaplain of
the senate.
In the house the following were agreed
Speaker, George J. Barker.
Sptaker pro tem. Ed McKeever.. '
Chief clerk, Charles E. Lobcie II. ,
Sergeant-at-arms. Tim Stover. ,
Doorkeeper. A. F.. Johnson.
D. Fisher, Topeka, chaplain of the
Mr. Eas-twood of Eureka, postmaster
of the house.
The only fight is that of Tim Stover
and Dan Dyer for the, position of set--
a'eant-at-arrns of the house. Dyer -was
a. candidate for deputy warden of the
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Who Will Be Ciiii-4 Citoiii ut the House.
penitentiary aria Wh Pri he failed to land
he said a lot of things which the men
who were t7or him resented. These men
are against ,him in this fight.
Matiir Fred Lewis of Marion was
agree-1 upon as pt,stmaster thesenate.
:Mr. Lewis gaitrA some distinction dur
ing the "legislative war.- being at that
postmaster at Marion anti captain
at' the Marion company of the K. N. G.
Albert B. Sutton is one of the candi
dates for page in the senate.
r1. A. Hays. of Wallace, has with
drawn as candidate for sergeant-atarms
of the house.
The members of the bar of the elev
enth judicial district want the district
divided. as they consider it altogether
too large.
It is again rumored that State Auditor
George E. Col. is laying his plans to go
after thP nomination for the governor
ship in Dras..l.
It currently reported that Wm. S.
Albright will be appointed assistant
bank commissioner under Mort Al
bangle Albaugh denies the rumor.
F. Dumont Smith. of Kinsley, is
championing! the candidacy of J.
Neighbors, of Ness county. for the po
tation of chief doorkeeper of the senate.
D. -W. Mulvane has denied the rumor
that he wanted to go to the United
Btates senate, and says he will not try
for that place two years from this time.
Bi7I Sapp is trying !to line up the Dem
the tight two years hence.
Ile has issued a pronunciamento telling
!the faithful how tt, win in the next elec
tion. Judge l'ilahan, thei court of appeals!,
has announced that be will leave Kan
sas and g!, to Seattle to take up the
practice ot law. He has lived in Kan
sas thirty years.
A. K. Rodifrsi. who managed Curtis'
campaign last year, has, announced that
Mr. Curtis will be a candidate for the
s-at of V. A. Harris in the Unifed
t-states senate two years hence.
Congtessmen Miller and Curtis, ac
cording! ta the Washington dispatches,
are the Kansas members of the national
house who are pleas.1 with the choice
of Burton for the United States senator
ship. The political Jess house has been
transferred from the residence of Cyrus
Leland to that of Dave Mu 'vane. All
true believers in the faith will now
touch the dust when David walks down
the street.
Congress has appropriated $75.000 for
the building rit7 a custom house and
postortice in Kansas City, Kas., and W.
Kessinger. surveyor of the- port of
Kansas City. has been appointed dis
bursing agent.
W. A. Owen, Republican, who was de
feated for representative in the Fort
Scott district, has served notice that he
Nviil contest the seat of Timothy Hack
ett. the fusion candidate, who was elect
ed by a smail majority.
Bane Waggener. general attorney for
the Missouri Pacific. has established
headquarters at the Copeland. and is
prepared to remain here during the ses
sion of the ligisiature. He htt.s an eye
on the railroad legislation.
Charles Luling. cf Wichita. is here.
lkir. Luling is a councilman et the windy
city as well as a member of the legisla
ture,. He is an insuraave agent. and is
very much in favor of the proposed new
othee of tire marshal of the state.
A new plan for the election of pages
has been proposed tiv some of the mem
bets vf the There are ten pages
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to be chosen, and it iis suggested that
each congressional district be given
one and that three go to Topeka.
There are five members of the house
this time who served in 1893 and took
part in the -war." They are Seaton of
Atchison, Remington of Miami, Green
of Cow leY. Coburn of Barton, and Buck
lin of Thomas. The last three are fu
sionists. T. S. Stover, of Iola. has entered the
race for the position as sergeant-atarms
of the house D. B. Dyer. of Smith
Center,who has had the advantage inthe
race, may riONV be defeated. for the Re
publican managers have taken up the
stover b00111.
C. N. Knauss has been appointed jus
tice of the peace at Hutchinson, vice
B. N. Campbell, resigned. J. M. Wayde,
of Pittsburg, has been appointed justice
of the peace. vice J. J. Campbell, re
signed. This is a case where the Ca,mp
bells are going instead of coming.
S. G. Pottle. of Butler county. who is
a candidate for docket clerk the sen
ate. has the state office bee in his bon
net. Mr. Pottle had the support of the
Butler county delegation at one of the
state conventions for the nomination for
state auditor. but was unable to g-et
many more votes than came from his
ONVII county. Ile !IOW wants the nomina
tion for state auditor in 1S02, and is lay
ing his plans to that effect. In speak
ing to some men in the Copeland lobby
about it yesterday. he said: -Some fel
IOW S go into this kind of a, deal and
fizzle out, but when I go in it will be
for blood. I am going to Win. I'll be
the nominee for state auditor in two
years." al-As will give Mr. Pottle ample
time to get ready for the race, and if
he stays with his ambition as well as
Mr. Burton did, he may eventually Succeed.
Makes It Necessary to Deny
Himself to Callers.
Wahsington, Jan. 7.President Mc
Kinley has a slight cold this morning
and is denying himself to all callers. The
cold is not serious and will not inter
fere with the reception to the diplomatic
corps to be given at the White House
'Wednesday night. The president and
Mrs -McKinley have abandoned their
proposed trip to Canton Thursday where
they were going to attend the funeral of
the lateassistant paymaster of the navy,
Barber, who was a nephew of Mrs. Mc
President McKinley Will Speak in
New York, Feb. 11.
New York, Jan. 'L.General G. G.
Howard announced last night at the
meeting of the People's Choral Union, in
Cooper Union, that President McKinley
will be one of the speakers at the cele
bration of the birth of Abraham 'Lincoln,
to bp held at Carnegie hall the evening
of February 11,
Governor Odell will preside. Colonel
Henry Watterson of Louisville NAB de
liver a. lecture on Lincoln, and Fred E
:Brooks will read a. poem on Lincoln.
One of the features of the celebration
Will be singing b3,- the choral union, un
der the leadership of Frank Damrosch.
The band of the Fifth 'United States ar
tiller3r from Fort Hamilton will furnish,
the Instrumental music.
Colonel Roosevelt Leaves Oyster Bay
For Colorado.
New -York. Jan. 7.Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt expects to leave his home at
Oyster Bay today for his hunting trip
in the west. The exact boundaries of
the hunting ground where he intends to
look for big game he has not revealed,
although he hints that they are in Colo
rado. OK his way he may visit Wash
ington for a short stay. The vice president-elect
will not make his home in
that city. however, until early in March,
a few days before the inauguration.
Bryan and Tillman Principal Orators
at Tonight's Banquet.
Chicago, Jan. 7.A special to the Rec
ord from Omaha, Neb., says:
Final preparations have been corn.-
pleted for the tenth annual banquet of
the Jacksonian club tonight at the Mil
lard hotel. The toastmaster' of the eve
ning will be William O. Gilbert and the
following' are the speakers and toasts:
-The Jacksonians." Harry E. O'Neill:
"Our Duty," W. J. Bryan; "The Press,"
M. Maupin: "The Unterrifieci,"
Congressman A. C. Shallenbarger: "The
Democratic PartyIts Duty and Its
Destiny," Benjamin It. Tillman.
In the afternoon the distinguished
guests of the evening Will be tendered a
reception in the parlors of the new Jack
sonian club rooms in Parnarn street.
Had Letters From Bismarck.
New York. Jan. 7.Alvin Southworth,
54 years old. a newspaper correspondent,
was found dead in bed in a lodging house
in this city today. It is said he WaS
correspondent for a New York paper during-
the Pranco-Prussian war and that he
was On friendly tcrms with Prince Bis
marck. from whom he received a num
ber of letters.
Takes the Cape Route.
Washington, Jan. 7.---The training
ship Buffalo. which left LaGuyra, Satur
day, arrived this morning' at Santa
Lucia, and will proceed on to Manila,
by way of Cape of Good Hope. This
leaves the Hartford and the newly ar
rived Scorpion to watch over American
interests in Venezuela.
Nicaragua's Representative.
New York, Jan. 7.The Herald's correspond-nt
at Managua. Nicaragua,
telegraphs that Alejandro Bermudez,
sub-seeretary cf public works. has been
named as seuretary of the Nicaraguan
legation in Washington and ecimmis
sioner to the Pan-American exposition
in Buffalo.
Dubois Nominated.
Boise. Id.. Jan. 7.--Ex-Senator Fred T
Dubois was nominated by the Joint
caucus at 3 a. in. for United. States
Hay Still Indisposed.
Washington. Jan. 7.Secretary Hay Is
still iralisoosf-d nii, although his cold
has abated. it was not deemed prudent
f.r him to go to his office this morning.
Sugar Goes Up.
New York, Jan. 7.--All grades of re
fined sugars were advanced 10 points to
day. Weather Indications.
Chicago, Jan. 7.Forecast for Ransas:
Generally fair tonight and Tuesday;
warmer tonight; increasing southerly
P. D. IlEOUPli
Head of the Great Packing Con
cern Is No More.
Cuhilination of an Illness Dat
ing Back Two Years.
But One of the Old Armours Is
Now Left.
Financial Interest of the Family
Will Be Undisturbed.
Chicago, Jan. 7.Philip Danforth Ar
rnourphilanthopist, financier and
multi-millionaire head of the vast com
mercial establishment that bears his
name---died a,t his home, 2115 Prairie
avenue, at 5:45 Sunday evening-. A
muscular affection of the heart, known
as myocarclitis, was the immediate
cause of death. He had been slowly re
covering from pneumonia, that for three
weeks had threatened his life.
Air. Armour was surrounded by his
family when he died. Those at his bed
side besides his physician and .nurses
were his wife, Airs. Philip D. Armour,
jr., and Mr. and Airs. J. Ogden Armour,
and Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus. The
millionaire retained consciousness until
within an hour of his death.
During the, day he had realized that
death was near. To those around him
he had said: "I 'know I arn very sick,
and am ready for death when it comes."
Soon after luncheon and just before the
physician forbad? his talking more, Air
Armour. in feeble tones, said he would
like to hear the Lord's prayer read.
One of the trained nurses who had
been attending him drew a chair ta the
bedside and slowly read from the Bible
the prayer for which the dying man ha,d
asked. It was read sentence by sen
tence and each was repeated by Mr. Ar
mour. When the "amen" had been re
peated by him he sank back on the pil
low. and closed his eyes restfully. It
was the last word the great financier
spoke except feeble farewells to his
family a. littlelater.
The end came after two years of ill
ness during which time Air. Armour vis
ited German baths, passed the cold
months in southern California and de
voted himself largely to an attempt to
restore his health, which, however, had
been broken never to be regained. For
several weeks he had been living at the
old family home in Prairie avenue, the
usual trip ta southern California. not
having been taken this winter. He came
tiOW1. to the office in the Home in
surance building but seldom, and as the
cold increased he did not go at all. It
was understood in the otlice that he had
an incipient attack of pneumonia, but
it was given out no later than a week
ago that he was on the road to recovery.
It was noted, however, that the con
stant attendance of Dr. Frank Billings,
the family physician. did not corrobo
rate the favorable reports of the down
town office.
For several days death had been
feared as the outcome by the close asso
ciates of the great captain of industry.
They realized that the decline from (lay
to day did not cease. and that there
could be but one end. When death
came, his grandchildren, W110 had so
close a. place in his heart, were at the
family residence, as was J. Og-den Ar
mour, the surviving SOn
Air. Armour had lost strength steadily
from (lay to day since the commence
ment of winter. The pneumonia was
checked, but strength was not regained.
The firm grip he had so long maintained
upon the business of Armour & Co..
whether at the ()trice or thousands of
miles away. steadily relaxed. Reports
no longer interested him as they were
wont to do. during, the. first months of
his declining- health. The sudden death
of his son nearly a year ago hung heav
ily upon him during the closing- months
of his life. In fact, he never recovered
from the shock he experienced from that
event. It stopped his progress toward
recovery in his winter home at Pasa
dena, and its sorrow remained fresh un
til the end.
His treadmill of work and his firm
griper' affairswere maintained until the
spring of 1S99. Then the machine began
to show Si2-11S of breaking-. Air. Ar
mour was reported to be a, sick man,
and these reports were confirmed when
he sailed for Germany to take, baths
at Bad Nauheine He spent most of
the summer at the baths, and was suf
ficiently restored to health to take a. trip
to Sw itzerland, where he remained a.
month in the mountains.
When he returned to Chicago that fall
he was looking well, and his friends
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hoped his recovery was complete. Hs
went to Danforth Lodge, the summer
home of his son, Philip D. Armour, Jr..
at Oconomowoc Lake, Wis., and he re
mained there until nearly winter. Then
he journeyed to Pasadena, in southern
California, for the cold months. All the
time he was at Oconomowoc he made
weekly trips to his office in the Home
Insurance building, and was receiving
constant reports of the general drift of
his business affairs.
The death or his son, Philip D. Ar
mour. Jr., in southern California on
January 29, 1900. was a g-reat shock to
the health-broken man. The son had
gone on a visit to his father and was ta
ken suddenly with pneumonia. His
death followed with scarcely a day's
warning. The son had largely Interest
ed the father and inherited the business
ability of the Armours, and was closely
following the footsteps of his father
when he was stricken down. His beauti
ful home, completed but a year or two
before at Michigan avenue and Thirty
seventh street, told of his love of art
Mr. Armour was not able to accom
pany the funeral party to Chicago.
When he did return he went direct to
Oconomowoc and remained there umil
the chill3r weather in the fall drove the
summer cottagers to this city.
After the death of D. Armour,
Jr., the vast interests of Armour & Co.,
which had been carried on as a copart
nership. were incorporated under the old
name of Armour & Co. This was to pro
vide greater stability- in case of death,
and made no change in the practical
ownership of properties. Some ye-ars be
fore, the grain department had been in
corporated under the title of the Ar
mour Elevating company. The death of
Simeon B. Armour at Kansas City in
March, 1S99,caused no particular change
in the Armour interests there, as they
were operated as a, stock company.
So carefully had the plans for the fu
ture been made th,at the death of Mr.
Armour will have little effect on the
outward working- of the great enterprise
with which he had been so closely iden
tified. It is .believed all the Armour pro
perties be held Intact until the
grandchildren come into their OWn.
Estimates of Mr. Armour's OWn estate
lin from $10,000.000 to $25.000.000. This.
of course. does not include the $15,000.000
or $20,000,000 owned by the younger
members of the family. For years every
enterprise he was interested in has been
making immense profits. His holdings
of stock have all advanced largely dur
ing the last three years.
Philip D. Armour, who -was In his
69th year, made his own life on lines
unique and wholly original with him
self. From a not over-rich Oneida county,
N. Y., farm to the position of paying
more freight and controlling more pro
ViSiOnS than any other man in the world
were the two extremes of his life.
The ancestral Armours were Connecti
cut people, but Philip Armour was not
born until after the farrrily had moved
to Stockbridge, Oneida county, N. Y.
His birth date was May 16, 1832.
The California, gold fever struck west
ern New York in 1849 and young Ar
mour was the first in Stockbridge to de
termine to visit the Pacific coast. He
secured the permission of his parents
and at the age of 17 started, having
three or four companions from the same
neighborhood. The almost incredible
part of it was that the party walked
nearly the entire distance from New
York to California.
The commercial sense. which always
predominated in his life, indicated its
presence as soon as he saw the gold
fields of California. He made money
from the- start, and at the end of six
years he returned home with a fortune.
Becoming dissatisfied with the quiet
life of his native town he came west
again and together with a brother-inlaw
established a large wholesale gro
cery house in Milwaukee. This venture
was also successful and in a. year's time
he purchased the largest g-rain elevator
in Alilwaukee This led to more eleva
tors and railroad stock. In 1866 he came
to Chicago to take charge of the Chi
cago branch of a New York packing es
tablishment. The result was tha,t the
Chicago house ceased to be a branch
and the west gained the largest packing
and provision plant in the world.
Mr. Armour married Miss Malvina,
Belle Ogden, daughter of Jonathan Og
den, of Cincinnati, in October, 1862. They
have had two childrenPhilip D. Ar
mour, jr., who died a. year ago. and
Ogden Armour, who seems destined by
character, training and circumstances
to succeed his father as the head of the
Armour house.
Of the five 'brothers who have been
identified -with the upbuilding of the
Armour enterprises, Herman O. Armour.
who went to New York in 1871 to look
after the New York interests of the co
partnership, is the only survivor.
Joseph D. Armour, Wil0 came to Chi
cago in 1863, and gave his attention to
superviFion of the packing business, died
several years ago.
Simeon B. Armour, who for many
years directed the Kansas City packing
business, died In March, 1899.
Andrew Watson Armour, who man
aged the banking interests of the Ar
mours in Kansas City. died in 1893.
The properly interests tor which Mr.
Armour stood are estimated at $150,000.-
(Continued on Third Page.)
New Republican Election Law Is
so Designed.
Name Can Appear But Once on
the Ballot.
Now Fusionists Are Given the
New Plan Pitts the Reputolleans
In Control.
Bill to Be Pushed as Straight
Party Measure.
Every Republican member of the leg
islature thinks that the election laws
should be changed and as they are all of
one opinion and are in the majority
there is little doubt but that they will
be chan,ged
Several members came to Topeka with
bills in their pockets which were drawn
up with the end in view that the law
should be changed but when they arrived
here they found that the men who a.re
running the party in Kansas had pre
pared for the same thing. so the bills
brought by the individual members will
not be introduced but a bill which is -
straight party measure covering all the
points will be introduced and passed
among the very first.
The Republicans are , anxious that
fusion should be killed in so far as they
can kill it and they also want the elec
tion. law changed so that the fusionists
will not have a majority of the mem
bers on the election boards. The bill
will cover both these points and put the
elections in the hands of the Republi
cans as far as can be done legally.
Under the present law the Democrats,
Populists, Silver Republicans and any
other political organization that is so
minded can nominate the same men and
their names will go on the ticket as
many times as they are nominated by
the different parties. The Republicans
see in this a disadvantage to themselves,
for they say that there are many Demo
crats who would not vote for a man on
the Populist ticket but would vote for
him if his name was in the Democratic
column. The law will provide that a
name can appear on the ballot but once.
If the three minority parties desire to
fuse they will have to come under one
head on the ballot. -
Another feature of the law will be
that the judges of elections can no long
er be given to the opposition as is the
case now. The law will provide that the
majority party 11,111 appoint one judge,
the minority party one and the mayor
of the city or the township trustee the
third. This they claim v,111 be a fair
method as the party in power in the
ward or township will have a majority
on the election board.
Another change ,in the election law
which will be proposed Will be a. change
in the ballot which Will allow a voter
who desires to vote the straight ticket
to draw a cross in a circle which will
be printed under tbe heading of each
ticket. This will mean that he votes
for every man under that head and will
do away with the necessity of marking
the cross after each name as is 110W re
(mired. This part of the bill is similar to the
election law in New York, in fact, the
entire bill will be modeled after the
New York law. The matter has been
referred to the senate committee on
elections and they have got the matter
in shape after a, conference with the
state officers. Senator Pestana is the
chairman of the committee and Senator
Fitzpatrick is a member of the com
mittee. These two are the only mem
bers here but they have taken the mat
ter up and are now preparing the bill.
There are a few other minor details in
the bill which may be changed before it
is presented, but those mentioned are
the important ones.
This is the only party measure which
is 110W being talked of and is the only
one which the state central committee
is ba,ck of.
Senator Pestana and Mort Albaugh
are the men who are looking after the
bill and the present state officers are
making themselves a part of the com
mittee to see that it is all rignt and that
it Will cover the ground.
, -
On the Statement of Millionaire Rice's
New York, Jan.7.Although Albert T
Patrick has not been indicted in con
nection with the death of William
Marsh Rice, the eccentric millionaire
whose estate is involved in contest, his
lawyers are actively preparing to de
fend him against the charge of murder,
on which he has been locked up in the
Tombs since last September.
Marx E. Harby. who is looking after
Patrick's interests in the CiVil contest
over the Rice millions, said last night
that he had just sent a letter to As.-
sistant District Attorney James W. Os
borne, which may have an interesting
bearing' on the case.
It is assumed by Patrick's friends
that when the district attorney decides
to lay the case before the grand jury
an effort to indict Patrick for the mur
der of Rice Will be made on the state
ment of the late millionaire's valet.
Charles P. Jones, that he saw Patrick
holding a towel over Rice's face a short
time before the millionaire died.
Mr. Harby said that he had been con
sulted by a. person whose testimony the
assistant district attorney desired to ob
tain. and that he had written to Mr. Os
borne in connection with that matter.
"I told Mr. Osborne," Mr. Harby said
last night,-that when the time came we
v,-ould be prepared to disprove the state
ments of the valet (Jones) by these re
putable witnesses We have three v,it
nesses by whom we can prove conclu
sively that Mr. Patrick was not in Mr.
Rice's apartments at the time Jones
says he looked into the old gentlernan's
room and saw Patrick stooping over
Rice and holding a towel across his
"These witnesses Win prove a com
plete alibi for 3.dr. Patrick. They will
prove that he not only was not in Mr.
Rice's a,partments at that time,but they
Will show exactly where they saw him
at the time indicated by Jones."
Mr. Harty said he had as yet received
no reply from Mr. Osborne, although he
seemed not to be surprised at that fact.
He insisted that his client would be vin
dicated when the case came up for set
tlement. Captain H. T. Patrick, the aged fath
er of the accused man, has just return
ed after making a visit to this city to
inquire Into the case. Captain Patrick
who Is 62 years old, came here from his
home in Austin, Texas, called on his SOn
in the Tombs prison and consulted his
lawyers. Mr. Harby said that Patrick's
father ,after going over the case with
his lav,-yers, became satisfied that the
prosecution would fail, and returned to
his Texas home, confident as to the outcome.
Seattle Citizens Pledge Bonus of $100-
000 to Secure a Warship.
'Washington, Jan. 7.--The navy de
partment has been informed that the
citizens of Seattle have pledged them
selves to raise a funnd of $100.000 ta be
paid to Moran Bros., the local ship
building concern, to enable them to ac
cept the propcsal of tbe navy depart
ment to build a battleship at the fig-ure
named in the act af congress. To com
ply with the department's require
ments, the Morans must reduce their
bid S200,000, sa that even with this bonus
of M0,000, the net reduction must be
$100.000. Nothing has been heard pos
itively from the other bidders to whom
similar proposals were addressed by the
department. but it is very much doubt
ed that they will be able ta accept. Irt
that case a change in plans and read
vertisement follow to reduce the
cost of4the ships, involving, the sacrifice
of about 1,500 tons displacement.
Before Charleston Can Get the Naval
Washington, Jan. 7.The Port Royal
board is today engaged in going through
the physical data collected by it. The
board has signified very strongly to the
people of Charleston, through Mayor
Smythe, that an indispensable requirement
to the location of a naval station at their
town is a radical change in the quarantine
system. The present quarantine man
aged by the cily authorities has very
much vexed and obstructed the naval of
ficers whenever they had occasion to enter
Charleston harbor and the regulations
must be amended if the naval station is
to be located, there. The mayor is now
consulting with the Charleston board of
health on this point and the Port Royal
board is waiting to hear from them.
Advocates of the Holland Working to
Have Twenty More Purchased.
New York, Jan. 7.A special to the
Herald from Washington, says:
Notwithstanding the adverse report
made by the board of construction, ad
vocates of the Holland submarine boat
will make a strong effort to attach an
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill authorizing' 20 additional vessels of
this type.
France now has five submarine boats
in service. Eight were authorized in
1899 and two last May, and the budget
for 1901 calls for eight more, making a.
total of 23. The United States has one
in commission and seven under con
struction. sufficient, in the opinion of
the board, for experimental purposes
and to demonstrate what their value
will be for war purposes.
In England the adtrfiralty continues to
oppose submarine boats and is making
no experiments, though it is reported
that some are contemplated. Spain has
laid up the Feral, a submarine boat
with which numerous experiments have
been made without altogether satisfac
tory results. Russia, Italy and Japan
are watching the work of other nations
in the submarine field The subject is
being studied in Germany, where one
boat is being constructed for experi
ment. The United States and France
are the only powers which are building
submarine boat fleets.
Hearings Will be given by the senate
and house naval committees in regatd,
to the "incerase of the navy" to be vo
ted at this session, and the men inter
ested in the Holland boat will ask 0171-
cers who have spoken favorably of the
liolland's performances to appear and
give their views. The department will
urge that if congress determine to auth
orize additional submarine boats all in
ventors be given an opportunity to en
ter the competition for government con
English Jockey Loates Will Visit
Noted Race Tracks.
New York. Jan. 7The English jockey,
Samuel Loates, proposes to cross the
continent and visit the principal cities
of the United States. He will start west
in a. week or ten days with San Fran
cisco as his destination. In California
he will attend the races at Oakland and
Tanforan and visit some of the noted
breeding establishments on the Pacific
coast. Returning he will visit southern
California. New Orleans and Florida.
and will sail for home about March 1.
Speaking last night of the Tod Sloan
incident, Loates said:
"If Sloan assented to Ntr. Gardner's
proposition to lay him E5,000 to nothing
the Jockey club probably considers that
a, violation of the rules, although he
did rict get the money. It looks to me
as if he was let off easily, with a view
to giving him a chance to ride in other
countries. He will be foolish if he seeks
a license in England next year, for the
Jockey club never tells what it has
against anybody and never retracts and
be will surely be turned down.
"As his case stands now it appears
that the Jockey club simply says it does
not want him and at the same time does
not present any obstacle to his employ
ment elsewhere. It might be more sta
isfactory if the action were more definite
but they do things their OW 11 way.
"During my experience the best horse
I ever saw was Oi monde. I shall go and
see hint when I get to California. The
best horse we have over there now in
Diffrriond Jubilee. but his temper is bad.
Eager is easily the fastest for six fur
longs, and has been a horse of rare
speed since he was a two year old.
"Races are run differently from what
they were before the Americans came
over. Formerly only the big handicaps
were run at top speed from the start.
Now nearly all the races are run all th.e
way at top speed. We still believe in
trying horses agairst each other instead
of against the watch, although some
trainers and the -Americans generally
are making use of the watch. Huggins
is using horses more than he formerly
did. I don't believe the watch reliable,
because the effect of the wind can not
be shown by the watch and the wind
often seriously checks the speed of
Says Butter Makers Are Unfair.
- Washington, Jan. 7.Charies E. Schell
,,of Cincinnati, appeared before the sen
a,te committee on agriculture today and
made an argument in opposition to the
oleomargarine bill. He represented the
Ohio Butterine company of Cincinnati.
the Jacob Do ld Packing company of
Kansas City, the Union Dairy company
of CleVeland, O., and a number of farm
ers and consumers. He urged that tha
same tests be applied to oleomargarirte,
as to butter and said the oleomargarine
'makers and.dealers were entirely
to submit to these. He charged the
butter makers with saeking an unfair
advaniae. in
0nrrt nrm 19,7:n
111:161 VI:ULtisLes
Wilt Not Again Ea a Candi lato
For Mayor.
Gave Ms Answer to a Temptr.
twee Committee.
14001iING roll NMI- :IAN
Warner, NetteN, Hughes ah I
Others Suggested.
Another Effort to Secure Dreu
Consent to Hun.
Mayor Drew will not be a tandila,,!,
for re-election.
This announcement is authotitatke,
and the mayor is not likely to chami
his mind. Ile does not care f,,r two
years more of work and worry as tno
executive of the city. ,
Mayor Drew made this final snit, -
ment to a committee which v'ait,,,,1 up,,,t
him Saturday. Tile committee was til
result of a meetirg of promineiit tom
perance advoca tes a t NN hich Ala ,
Drew was unanimously endotsed for
election. A committee was sent to ao
prise him of the fact and was Fairpri4, 1
by the statement that under no ci,
stances would he be a candidate for
This determination of Mayor Ibrev
not to be a. candidate for rP-CI,.Ut
not the result of a sudd,n impulse. to
fact after he had been elected loss thao
two years ago he stated posith. t
one or two intimate friends that
would not be a candidate for re-eie,
and his position has not been chailizo,l
The position of mayor is a, tharkl,,,i
one to a large extent. The salary is
small that the position is 0 11,!-,!i!
from a financial standpoint beCall,.
person who is mayor of Topeka has bt
tle time for anything else. Mayor 1,1 ',V
is not a rieh man and he felt from th
Mist that he could not afford to set
more than one term. There Wet'e h r
considerations that long ago Prottlid-d
Mayor Drew's determination not to be A
.candidate and while the commit t.-t
which waited 11 pOn him was surprised,
the intimate friends of the mayor wore,
The temperance committee will holt a,
second meeting. tonight and another ef
fort will be made to indlICP Mayor Dre,i,
to become a candidate but in the ev, rt
of his continued refusai another candi
date Will be found.
Among those considered are ex-Councilman
C. Nettels and Councilman J.
W. F. Ilughes
While the temperance people are look
ing for a candidate for mayor the ato
prohibitionists or "wets" aiso on tie.,
lookout for a, candidate. Thoy suggt
ed A. W Dana but he declined. A. P
Jetmore, ex-county attorney. was
suggested but he also has
There is some talk of ex-Prolate J(J,il!
Dolman but nothing- has yet been docid
ed upon.
There is much talk of Couneilman
James S. Warner but the temporame
committee is not inclined toward hitu
beci...use he voted against the eolith
tion of Chief of Police P. M. Stahl.
whom he stattid he believed inoompet
ent. Ile, may be in the race, flout-vol.
anyhow, though the so-called -wetsl
have shown no disposition to erelois ,
him. It may be that Councilman Var
ner will be the anti-factional candidate.
impressive Services; Over ll'e
mains of Dead Bis bop.
Detroit, Mich., Jam 7.After an Im
pressive funeral service had been
ducted over the remains of
Ninde, of the Methodist Episcop,1
church, at his late residence tod.iy, tiwy
were removed to the t'lltral M.
church. Here. they lay in state fr,,11
10:30 until 12:30 while a continuous pro
cession of people passed sio14lY a!)'I
looked for the last time upon deceased
At 2 o'clock the funeral services pro
per wet, begun in the chun h. Ilev.
Joseph F. Berry. of Chicago. rt0,1
lirSt f,,CliptUral lesson. Then Pev.
F. Potts, of Detroit, offered prayer. v.
Manley S. Hard of Ch leag,, read
second scriptural lesson. Three of -
op Ninde's brothels in the hisho,nti,.
Bishop Walden of Cincinnati,
Andrews of New York, and
Joyce of MITITleaDOliS, then (1,10;7,
At the conclusion of the servi th.
remains were taken to Elmw,o,1 em--
tery and temporarily placiA it a ,1,1:1.
The place Of tinal intet merit tNill not I.,
decided until atter the return of Pe.,d
erick Ninde and Miss Ninde from PI,Jr
Ms Offer to Turn State'A' El I
denee Accepted.
Omaha. Neb., Jan, 7. In a t r ttl,;f
ed at Lincoln a a tater
himself as one (,1 the kidnapois i: v
Cudahy has made a formal ofT,,r
states evidence against his cota-ed, im
in return for immunity for hhoFeif hnd
this guaranty has been made 10:.; the
chief of poliee and Mr. Cudahy:
Countess of Antrim Arrives From
England For a 'Western Tour.
New York. Jan. 7.---The CountP.q
Antrim arrived here from Enviand
the White Star liner Cyrni Sm,
her way to Canada to visit her sst,r,
the Countess of Alinlo,vvile of th gpv, r.
nor general of Canada
Lady Antrim is or,e of rho fivrois7,..
ladies in waitinz, Qdoeil torm. I h.r
duty is tot attend her Bovri-eign 8114 ta!it
with and arause her.
One of the Earl of Antrim's l,rtheis
is principal s,cretary to Lord Salh-doiTy.
More Fair Weather.
The 'weather men prom i hat iles:,;t,
the clouds that ire- weatht,r will ro,d
erate. The fOreettFt Sent nilt
"generally fair ti.night and
Warmer tonight.'"f he 11111)01P11111
peTature up to noon tuility
thfi, minimum 22. The Wind
south, but riy noi.n ha,I Koizeti
to southeast, 1.,I,Jwin4 4 lit ru,:,

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