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T:T" h : -l m. f . - W , TV i r r- vs a, (vv S s h ! j s 'K Ipky lVXX v LAST ECITIO'I MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, B1ABCH 18, 1901. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS.' f "V? rf . LAST TiiOUTE. Body of Gen. Harrison Consigned to Earth In the Presence of 15,000 Friends and Admirers. MAX Y WELL KXOWX MEX Gather ia Indianapolis to Do 11 tin Honor. Seirkes Held at the Home and Ja the Church. Indiana poll. Ina., March 33. In the center of a hoi'ow square composed of fully 15, 000 of his i-::..-v citizens, the body of Benjamin Harrison was Sun day afternoon Interred in the family lot in Crown Hill cemetery. Close by the grave were the members of Jrsis family. President McKinley and other visitors of distinction and the more Intimate friends of Genera! Harrison, Hack a distance of fifty yards behind ropes, guarded sealnusly by a large force of police, stood with uncovered heads the great multitude who knew him not so well as did they who stood beside the freshly upturned earth, but who hon ored him and ' admired him fully as ranch. It is doufctful Jf any public man, at least in this generation, was borne to his last resting place among' so many manifestations, of respect. Of passionate SXief thre was little beyond the mem bers of his family, but the tribute of re spect was universal. It came from all alike, from these of his own political faith and from those who differed with J.'.m concerning what is best for the na tion's good.'1 from men who have been his lifelong friends and from those who knew him merely by s: z'. t and to whom he never spoke. It came from women and children, from white and black, from ell conditions and kinds of people. There was no exception anywhere to the ex pression that the nation had lost one of Its ablest men, and the greatest man fjt his generation in his own state. Ey the grave stood the chief magis trate of the nation, and behind the ropes were all the street arabs of General Harrison's city every grade of human I: re In America, between the two, -was represented in the crowd and in them ail there was but the one feeling that a man had died who was honest at ail times with himself and with otners, and whose abr!U- and character were such the nation r.culd lif afford to lose. At the Harrison home before the i : was taken to the- First Presbyter'arr church, where the full sen-ice was held, there were brief exercises for the mem bers cf the family and more immediate friends of G-cerai Harrison. Possibiy 15') people were present. Mrs. Harrison did not appear, but remained in her room until it was time to leave for the c h ti r c h . President McKinley. accompanied fcy Governor Durbln. called at the house about 1 o'clock. At about the same time came the members of President Harri n's cabinet, and others continually ar rived until the short services were over. The people sat in the parlors, filled the hails, and a number of them sat noon the stairs. whi 1 r Haines read a short passage from the scriptures and made a few remarks touching the life and character of General Harrison, as did Ir. Nk-eol. of St. Louis, and after a brief prayer by Ir. Haines the services were over. 1 he florist's wagon backed trp to the front of the house and a num lr of ti iar-j-r pieces were loaded into the vehicle preparatory to beine- taken to tne enure The services at the church and grave were- simple in the extreme, all in most excellent taste, and there was an utter absence of friction in everything- that was done. Ail wag well ordered and wei! performed. Word was then sent to Mr. Harrison that the time had come for the body to be removed to the church- and she at c-nc e d .wn Irom her room into the 1 " I w-- a 1 w r n t-s i,t r..-,k--r an-i h;s assistants and a nir- r 1 ra"v r? 1 b a s r , r - 1 t Th r' O ' was to have left tne house at l:3i o'clock but lt v- .-is f:;. . v ihjrrv r-uu'-s ! t--r t'"1' 1 t -lev iu n.'4,nM,i-ne-,s. Tne ui-ors were inrown wife or-en It"! 1 " t 1 1 I h iri - w r. i w r3 t T " , j. l,lo ,,r s r,rK John anamakf r. of Philadelphia- W ii il 1 . I" ir , Jrn N I - I ,-.,... K -r f P 1 0 n L v 'v i id' c. ir a:-. J;. .a Harmon. ( ('irr--I .1 o. 1 1 t V s, ' f I- 1 n- t , - v u v n t w v leaa;r:sr to the street. After them pin" o-cuve pan cearers. bearing t--e 1 1 v w 1 - V. i. i n Jiurtea whnc-.rab It! lev. F.vans Woo"B Ht-vJ-1 - I Ai . - "i C T - I r-v - h i, .-J aJ iT, N,.ij Ta -v-t'S -. i j 1 L 1- n a.i &an,u 1 l:-!.l. vhs.e the on-'k-t was bein? placed in 0 r" t - r -i-v 1 I 11- s F 1 a t - n ' 1 i- jv .-1 fe f-- k t e 1 ( ir-r j , , n up rapid.y and the familv and i-t -s ' 1 - 1 - 1 n v-r ar I 1 -t- - . ' 1 a - of u j i , Cf et H cxrr lt j , !n rrx r a 1 qj -. k.v as a t.: ; f , . e tj w a- ,t I, P, l t-1- "v 1 a litr ,uMiini"i -et to c-ft- 1 3 p a e in the 1 r jc. s Girxri. Benind the casket came Mrs. Harr'wn wi h r-- bi t 1 - Ll-.i-ra. t C p-H-inl-' I'o --' -er .p I r j heh Hariisjn. 1 nen came f-H-retarv Tbtxttarj M -s. Ttl tt trn '- and Mrs. Svjvt. Rassed Harrison and Mn I.utt;d Harrison, then the othr rea-t'v-s cf i f -r-,; int Ltreot v Eiter the inemoers of the family crime ' re t r -v 1 t 7 tT If Iij- bin, an 4 t-Mtovtr.g them the friends of the family. The route-of tne procession was siUih on Delaware street, then one 1 "( -tt)I-r's ihtuii"'!. -l 1 tl" r t n j ,-.-, a t t ' ' tance c-f tweive squares. Twelve mount ed po Ffltn ... mn-an le 1 b, Cipan I a v- t, 1-d t-- a tri ci i-ei tee Bcretts. . T..-p i i ,. th"l S.I 1 rl'e around the I-tarrison residence a the l""a.IirNr- nr leT.APV but "I1 crowd there was tnsisTninant to tst n v cit'ir i ,i- -i t-e t'-U'c'i 5 i v.r tire tia t je eti fr tia KX5-O0H3OOOOOOO PARADE. " I Order h'x'a Was Cbserved ia the $ Joureey to the Cemetery. g The formation cf the procession X was as follows: g Detail meunted police, bicycle po- lice leading. X Carriage No." 1 Rev. M. L. o Haines, Hot. Samuel J. Niccois. q Carriage ' No. ' 2 General B. P. O TTaoy. Charles. Foswr John tVin. O aniaker. .General JUtw Wallace. Carriage No. 3.' J udson Harmon, W. A. ' -W. H. H. Miller, John W. huuit. Carriage-No. 4 James TV. Pdlev, $ Jonn L. Grttritiis, H. J. Miiiigan, A. I Mason. . V Carriage Xo. 5W. C. Bcbbs, Evans Wooliert, H. S. New New- 0 ton B.ioth Tarteins-ton. O Carriage No. -Hilton Vl Brown, $ Ciii: -r i Arrtck, Howard Caie. Sam- O u. 1 Reid. , .... O Carriage Nor 7 Mrs. Benjamin $ Han-isuri. Lieutenant Commander J. P Parker. -Mr John P. Parker. & $ P. Tibbotx. .... O Carriag-e No. S Colonel Russell P Harrison, Mrs. It. Harrison. Mr. $ and Mrs. J. ti. McKee. 0 Carriage No. -.Mr5. Bettie II. ? Laton. Mrs. Anna H. Morris. Mr. P J. seott Harrison. Mr. Carter Har- 9 n--on. p Carriage No. 10 Mrs. K. S. New- V comer, iliss Nannie Newcomer, Mr. 9 and Mrs. Samuel v. Morris. 9 Carriage No. 11 Mr. and Mrs. II. 9 Scott Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis g tecott Harrison Eaton. 9 carriage No. U Mr. and Mrs. 9 Buekner, Colonel and Mrs. XJ. W. 9 duns', J. W. Herron. 9 Carriasre Nc. 13 Mr. and Mrs. 9 Benjamin D. Waleott, Dr. and Mrs. 9 Henry Jameson. O Carriage No. 14 President Mr Kin- O ley, (nivenwr an(j ( rs. u . t. iur- 9 bin. G. B. Cortelyou. - 9 Carriasre No. 13 Mrs. K. C. Par- 9 ker aenatnr C. "VV. Fairbanks. Mrs. 9 H- Haines. W. K. Stone. 9 Carriage No. 1-5 Mrs. P. C. O f. r',';',1.."lr- 1K M Ransdall, Mrs. L P. Tibbot, Dr. 1. O. Dorse v. Carriasre No. 17 Mrs. W. H. H. Miller. .Mrs. Clifford Arrlck. Mr. W. D. Miiler. Carriage No. 1-Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Kucnen. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. i:.. i.ni. Carrlaa-e No. 19 Mrs. A. L. 5fa-f?nv.Mrs- John L. Oriffiths. Mrs. H. L. Brown. Mrs. Yy". A. Woods, Mrs. f.vans Woollen. Carrlajre N-. 3) Mrs. "W. P. Fish back. Mrs. H. J. Miilluan. Mrs. H. n. caie, Mrs. Iew Wallace. Carriage No. 21 Admiral Georg-e Br,,wn. Mrs- G. Brown, Major and Mrs. sjhaler. CarriHge No. S2 Mr. Davdd Bra f ! Mr. John Bratishaw, Mrs. J. i-.-.tsl:.-! . Mr. Thornton. 'arriage No. Li Colonel Charles Wii Carriage and party Carriasre and par: v. No. 24 Governor Thomas No. 5 Governor Nash Carriage No. 26 Governor Peck, y riiur &cone. !r. itoehr, J. S. O P Duncan. Q f Carriaee No. 27 Congressman G. 9 v . fcteie. Congressman K. D. p Criimpacker. Senator A. J. Bever- 6 9 id o 9 Carriag-e No. 2S Colonel H. S. O O Taylor and partv. 6 9 Carriage No. 9 Murat Halstead Q O and party, . p O Ai! the carriagres wer to the cem- 9 O erery in the same order with ex- O p-r-tion of Horn. 22. 2 and 2ii, which p O cr i':d out ax the church. p 9 p K0K000CK50XCC- commencement cf the services the peo ple had begrm to gather a: this point, and by the time the funeral procession arrived there was a solid mass cf hu manity stretching a block away on every side of the walk. The streets were kept entirely clear by a detachment of th police and company C of the Second infantry, commanded by Captain Porter. Sentries patrolled the street just outside the curb, and nobody unable to produce a card entitling; the holder to admission to the church was permitted to step off the walk. While the carriages were dischareinsr their inmates at the door of the church the wild clanging of a fire engine gon was neara, ana down tne street at top speed came dashing a fire truck. Its way lay through the cro-vd beyond where the police lines were formed, and for a brief space It seemed as though some accidents must, certainly result. The people made wii i rushes in every di rection to escape the threatened danger, and the driver of the truck handling his horses skillfully, all escaped without in jury. President McKir.ley was half way be tween the sidewalk and the church when the confusion attracted his attention, and lie stopped short with an expression of anxiety on hss face until the truck 1 1 t a- 1 and ct r - ro harm, when he r - ih,na-i. -'one church. It was 2:39 oxlock -when the proces sion arrived at the church, and for one hour and twenty mmutes prior to that t t " c i-n r-.il t - ?n packed to its tin t c hi D rctly after the mornma; renirious services ir. the church tne ushers wr.o were to take charge of tne triwj d n ij l 1- uneral service of tne afternoon went into the church to ("irl'-t tw "1 1 ranements. Long r 's of i k w " tJ upon one side. b.acit on the reverse, were stretched ' around twenty pews in the body of the cr-trthc'-'if nnf ch side, making p 1 1 i 1 - "t. a n f t ty pews for the famsiy. pail bearers and visitors. While ttie ushers were still at work the peo t h k 1 isr ( .r s ( t a imission to the r x j-cn ci mn n d to cirri ve. The front tl-w-r of tne DuiMm? on Pennsylvania street had been closed until the arrival cf the funeral party, and ail admissions t tne .i- 1 l w ' t rough the side a. r on New tots street. Those who came eariv witn tne expectation of s.--cunrg choice seats fared badly, as the i." r- r ' v 1 1 1 n of placing- th t ir arr i ai t 1 id cf the church and alsowins it to nil up in the diree- . - ; ' fi r- 1 "o that those who j t mi 1 - -! - i in front of the j n re en-r: - -f tie who had sought 1 l p i t - "ii- ( ia o I - w ? s t- n nr :t for or,en- i ing the church, althousrn it was opened f somewhat earlier than that. liv 1-.10 I o'clock every seat was oecurid. chairs i tilled tne side a'si-is. a Ions' row- of peo I .-j- t-i u i side walls, and men were percned tinon the pulpit - i. " TJ ' w-i. closed at 1:13 o cIock to prevent ar.v more people from r 1 a - -1 r Tr y were opened el hoi k tl a a rr iH crowd which had gathered ounn? the brief closing r -rtl,t' ri in the doorway and listen to such portions cf the s.rrv-Ke.-rfH t 1 t" ears. A wait of over an h''ir ensued, durinir wi 1 h t o'-s M p i stiftiy. At 2:'J 0 cli-ck tne hortst v. . . n his men camein, bearinr many cf the I arse floral pfeees whicn had been around the casket while It iv n the btate house. Most of the tlowers haa b-n renewed and locked 1 r en-r or I 1 i i t r than before, rresi.ient Me.ss.ir.n-y ,s ereat wreath of Golden Gaie i'-e had. however, lst t ,c ,. t 1 compared with the day before, but for al! that it was r-e of trie msr handsome pieces present. T '- re were baskets of roses of crimson, rf u i ir1 f !-e there were v -1 trci - cadi ' te liiies of the val- , " t if so great po- iConwnued en Tajrd I'as-J f ' t : i v'y I. . T ! i . i i i ffi- '-,'. r is: F t - ' tilt r Albert T. Raid's Eloquent Hail and SUFFOCATED. Two Passengers on the Ameri can Liner Sew York Lose Their Lire3 From Fumes of Ammonia. the EEFRIGEEATIXG FLAXT Explodes Causing a Panic and "Loss of Life. Thirty Persons Injured by Va por and the Crush. New Tork, March 18. The American line steamship New Tork, which left Southampton and Cherbourg on March 9, has arrived In quarantine, and, al though the officers reported no accident, it was learned from a passenger that there had been an accident on board in which thirty-three persons were injured, one dying as a result of his injuries. It was also learned that the New Tork has a broken shaft. The officers of the vessel would say nothing regarding- the accident. It was learned from a passenger of the steamship-that tne shaft was broken about four days ago. The same person said that there had been an explosion in which about thirty men were scalded badly and one man died from the effects. A full report was given to the assist ant superintendent of the American line, who met the New York down the bay. It was heard that the explosion had occurred around the ice machine of the New Tork. Passengers on the New Tork who have landed here continue to discuss the acci dent at sea by which two persons are now said to have perished w hile a num ber of others sustained severe injuries. Lazar.l Kahn, of Hamilton, Ohio, In an interview, said: "In the saloon we heard nothing of the explosion, and did not know that any one had been killed or injured until the next day. When the tail shaft broke on Friday we felt a sharp jar, but did not know that anything- serious had hap pened until we saw a. boat lowered for the purpose of securing- the propeller. which as left dansrilng: loose after the, breaking- cf the shaft." Thomas Moran, an attache of the American exhibit at the Paris exposition, who was a passenger, gives the follow ing account of the accident: "The New Tork left Southampton on March 9. For the first three days out the ship experienced rough weather. On the third the storm was so great as to make necessary the confining- of the steerage passengers beiow decks. At 6:31 p. r:i. one of the refrigerating- tanks in the after part of the vessel burst, fill ing' the ship with choking fumes. Men. women and children rushed to the port holes, to the gangways, anywhere, to get a breath of fresh air. The fumes over came many. Am n.r them were Carl j Knguist a nd his three children and Steerage Steward Kent, who was in what is known as the "glory hole." Sev eral cf the petty officers, after wetting- towels 1 steerage salt water, rushed into the sfsd rescued the women and bringing- them to the after children. deck. Enguist and his children were brought on d;-ck. but Enguist was be yond hope. He died almost immediately after being brought up. Early cn Sat urday morning John Kent, one of the stewards, w ho had been affected by the fumes, sied, and was buried the same evening." "I was a second cabin passenger.' said W. A. Allen, of Prescoct, Ariz., ""and a number of us. men and women, were gathered op the deck, singing a Salva tion Army song, "When the F..0II Is Call ed I"p Tender.' at the time of the acci dent. We were having so good a time and making- such a noise we did not hear the explosion. The first I knew cf it was when the smell was wafted toward us. I then started toward the ladder leading into the steerage. As I did so, I saw a man come up the steerage as sisted by the first officer. He was cough ing violently. Another man in corning up the hatchway fell on his face and would no doubt have been badly injured had not another passenger, a Mr. Maury, gone to his aid. When I reached the V-.-vi'ie iaclosure I caught the full ef 1 ' t . t i 7 , ij Ijlii J,'Vt"''v Afat of Ta u&noun' of J&4UA annual jkm ffv Gmfm? 6?oo. Jkeuks on aftcLa r-efsiAt-etiut, or Ike cU&-J j too. ieftfZk ef Time ef Bond ZiAut.-o ifcajCi '' ?o TUJ-AjuWtaiul fir- CiiZf isu So LjjJt4t 3S.ooo, Zr& 7e Ctjy toClf Aa6 nade Ereeza Cartoon Showing How the Santa Por the City. fect of the ammonia, and had to beat a hasty retreat, escorting some women to a place of safety. There was without doubt a fame among- the steerage pas sengers, and a large cumber were in jured, fully thirty, I should say. Sev eral of those were seriously hurt. I did not learn their names. All who were injured received the best of care. The discipline aboard was excellent." Corporal John Trustum, of the British army, a passenger on the New Tork.who was decorated by the British govern ment for bravery In fighting the Boers, Eaid: "At half past six o'clock Thursday night an explosion was heard in the en gine room. The shock was felt through out the ship. It nearly threw us off our feet. I was standing aft on the upper deck where the shock was felt the most. At first it was believed that thirty per sons had been killed. The expKMnm oc curred close to the male steerage quar ters and the stewards' room, which is called the "glory hole.' I shall not easily forget the scene after the explosion. There was a regular panic on board. All the crew were mustered on deck and ordered to bring out the injured. At first the passengers thought the ship would sink. They believed the boilers had exploded. Then the report spread that the New Tork had struck a sunken torpedo. It was a long time before quiet was restored. The next morning the shaft broke which added to the panic. W'hen things quieted down the passen gers got together and raised a subscrip tion for the orphan children of Enquist." SLAP-ATTOPEKA. Differential Eate on Grain is Abolished. Serious Blow For the Kansas Milling Interests. Today the five cent differential rate on grain shipments which the Topoka dealers have had for the past thirty years will be abolished and the flat Mis souri river rate substituted by the rail roads. This order has been pending for several months hut was only recently issued. The board of railroad commissioners which the executive council of the state will appoint next week will be given a chance to pass on the legality, of this ruling. , As a prominent grain man said this morning: "It is, a direct slap in the face for Topeka. It is evidently a discrimina tion in favor of Kansas City. By the enforcement of this ruling it means a cost to the elevator and milling interests of Topeka of a sum amounting to about $100 per day." Continuing he' said: "ITnder these con ditions I would not give a dollar for a mill in Topeka. Unless the differential is again placed in effect it is my opinion that the milling interests of Topeka will be effectively killd so far as the ship ping business is concerned." The millers have announced their in tention cf fighting the proposition. They will take this case to the courts to test the validity of the new board of railroad 1 commissioners. It is not unlikely that charges will be made and considered in the ' interstate commerce investigation to be held in Kansas City next Thursday. Under the provisions of the old tariff, in connection with the milling in transit privilege which still- remains in force. the miilers were enabled to bring- grain 1 into "i km fpr a cents per 1M pounds lass than the rsite to Kansas City. On the flour v hi. h they shipped east, pro-4 viaea it was piaced on the cars within the time limit required by contract,they paid 5 cents per hufidred additional freight to Kansas- City, thus making the rate on grain shipped through, the flat Missouri rate. The order which goes into effect Mon- ( day requires the payment of the first flat Missouri river rate on all grain shipped into Topeka whether it stops here or not. The disadvantage to the millers, it is claimed, lies in the fact that it will increase the cost of grain used for home and Kansas consumption 5 cents per 1C pounds: and in addition the payment of the Missouri river rate on grain milled in transit for the east ern market ia one instead of two pay ments will tie up 5 cents of the millers" money for every 100 pounds of wheat he has in store. Thus it "is asserted if a milter haa 100.050 bushels of wheat in his elevator, which he intends to grind and ship east, he is deprived of the use of $3,fX)0. v. i.ieh is tied up in freight rates curias toe time the wheat is in his bins. 70,000. - 6c Ki3e, so ooa 70,000- a&soi&ia C&zn. ?.t AT I LAST . unfft ' Fa Extension is a Good Investment FlIJDLArSTBADE. Topeka Man May Swap Places With J. M. Simpson. Would Tate One of the Places on liailroad Board. APFLICAXTS NUMEROUS They Swarm in the GoTernor's OiSce. ' ' e Appointments Will Sot Be Made Till Jiext Week. The selection of the railroad commis sion will be made at the regular month ly meeting of the executive council, which comes a week from Wednesday. Anxious candidates are getting thick around the state house meanwhile. When all combinations are exhausted in speculating on who will land .s rail road commissioner, a new report i3 cir culated that J. M. Simpson and George Findlay have been engineered into an out and out trade. Simpson was slated for the railroad commission by the cus todians of political secrets from the first. George Findlay was supposed to hold Senator Burton's promise that he should be revenue collector. It is said to be fixed now that Simpson shall be the collector and Findlay the railroad com missioner. J. C. Postlethwaite, of Jewell City, seems to be losing grdund in the race. WThiIe he was a member of the court of Visitation, that is nxt a particularly Ktrong count and it is chalked up againsi him that he takes everything that cmes his way but keeps his "coat on when there is campaign work to be done. If the Simpson-Find lay trade can be worked through it will let Burton down easier on his federal patronage prom ises, which had been looking for some days as making necessary the breaking of some promises. WU IX CHICAGO. Chinese Minister Will Be Given He ceptions and Banquets. Chicago, March IS. Wu Ting Tang, the Chinese minister to the Uniied States, will arive in Chicago today, from Washington, for a three days' visit to this city. Upon his arrival he will be taken in hand at once by a committee of five professors from the University of Chicago, of which head Prof. J. Lau- renca Lauchlin is the chairman. Mr. I j. Wu will make his headquarters at 'be i Auditorium during his stay m Chicago, but he wdli.be kept very busy accepting invitations from various friends of the university who have planned receptions and dinners for him. . . ! Charles L. Hutchinson, treasurer and j one cf the trustees of the university will j entertain Minister Wu at luncheon today j at the Chicago club. In the afterrcicn , the professors will take Mr. Wu to se., j the sights of the city. This evening Prof, j Laughlin will have the Chinese minister ' at his home near the univ-ersity for dm- I ner. Prof. Edward Capps, Benjairin ' Terry. "W. I. Thomas and J. R. Angeii, j the other members of the faculty recep- tion committee and probably President i W. R. Harper also will take dinner with j Prof. Laughlin. University students will make Minis ter Wu feel at home tonight when they tender him a rousing reception at Has kell halt Prof. Hobbs has trained his university band patiently and persist -tntly until they can render Chinese airs like a company of Celestials Tuesday will be Minister Wu's big day. In the morning he will rest. At 1 o'clock be will take luncheon at the invitation of President W. P.. Harper at the Un ion League club. He will accomplish the chief purpose of his visit at 3 o'clock when he wiii deliver the convocation ad dress of the University of Chicago at Studebaker theater. He will speak to the students at the university and hun dreds of friends of the institution on "Chirese Civilization." After the convo cation he will be the guest of honor at the Quarterly congregation dinner -at the Quadrangle club. He has been invi ted to visit the stockyards Wednesday. MISS XELLIS' CONCERT. Popular Topeka Musician to Give an Entertainment. An event in musical .circles which has been looked forward to with a vast amount of Interest is the Nellis-Eddy concert which will be given Tuesday evening at the First Methodist church. Topeka is Justly proud of Miss Neilis bas she is a Topeka girl who has won much more than tne average amount or success both at home and abroad and this will be her first appearance before a home audience for several years. The fact- that she is to be assisted by the famous organ virtuoso Mr. Clarence Eddy adds even more interest to the affair. 12 BLOCK! Conflagration in the St. Louis Brewing District. Car Foundry and U. S. Arsenal Swept Away. St. Louis, March 13. A fire that orig inated in the ice house of the Lemp Brewing company or that of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing company at the foot of Cherokee street shortly after one o'clock and fanned by a strong south wind, spread over a territory bounded by Zepp street on the south to Arsenal on the north. Do Kaib on the west and the river on the east. This territory is six blocks long and two wide and i3 covered by dwellings, lumber yards and repair shops, etc. From" the ice houses which were de stroyed the flames spread to a row of flats a block long on the east side of De Kalb street. These were consumed with several lumber yards to the north. The lumber yard and repair shop of the Missouri Car and Foundry company went up in flames next, and the United States arsenal containing quartermast ers' supplies followed. A general alarm was turned in, but little could be done to stop the spread of the flames, w hich threaten the bottling and shipping build ings and cars of the ; Anheuser-Busch Brewing company. At 2:30 p. m. the flames still seemed to be spreading, but because of the heavy pall of smoke and the intense heat which kept the firemen at a distance, it is impossible to tell just how much dam age the fire has done. LTp to that time it is known that the following buildings have been destroyed: Ice houses of the W . J. Lemp and An heuser-Busch Brewing companies; lun. ber yard and repair shops of the Mis souri Car and Foundry company; shps of the Standard Barrel company; Stuot Pickle and Vinegar company's plant, three ' two story . dwellings, five scattered cottages; buildings of the United States engineering depart merit used for building and repairing barges for Mississippi river work; old stone arsenal used for the storage of United States quartermaster's supplies: South Side Hunting and Boating club house and several boat houses. NEARLY A RIOT. Convicts at Penitentiary Ob jected to the Scant Fare. There was a commotion at mess in the penitentiary at Lansing yesterday. A convict started shuffling his feet because he did not get his due portion of pig3' feet rations. Shuffling of the feet is the convicts sign of impatience, and when one began it yesterday half a dozen others joined in the protest against their sum rations. Guaras in their quarters heard the shuffling and ran in with their guns. The convicts had just filed in from the chapel where they had been listening to a talk by Bruce Lynch, former warden. He is very well liked by the prisoners and they were in jovial humor. The guards had no trouble in securing order and quiet. It is a popular idea that the prison fare is scant, but the officers say that the fact is that the prisoners have been well fed all along. It is aiso a fact that the appropriation for foodstaffs for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 30, Is down to JS.OOO. ' Governor Stanley telephoned over to the penitentiary this morning asking about Sunday's trouble. The reply was a denial that there had been any trouble at all beyond a half dozen convicts shuffling their feet, which subsided upon the calling in of the guards. Others say the whole dining room was in an up roar. ' TIX CAN TRUST. A $78,000,000 Combine Deal in Pro cess of Organization. New Tork. March 18. The Journal of Commerce says: Several of the venders concerned in the $78.0O").0OO tin can con solidation are now in the city and it is expected that the deal will be closed up In a very few days. Reed3 of the var ious properties are now being taken by the purchasers, and the stocks of the new company, it is -understood, axe about to be distributed. May Be the Wrong Man. Application was made to Governor Staniey today for a conditional pardon for Dudley Payne. On the night of Oc tober 31, 1?9. Joseph A. McArdle, a Weir City jointkeeper, was killed in a row with negroes. George Weils was lynched for the murder the same night. Payne was convicted for the same crime and is serving a sentence of eight years in the penitentiary. The petitioners a!!ege-a miscarriage of justice to Payne on account of prejudice against colored miners in Cherokee county who took strikers places and that he is suffering punishment for a crime committed by another. New York- Curfew Order. New Tork. 'March 1?. Order have gone out from the Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Children, that the society agents must arrest all children under 12 years of age found on Broad way between Thirtieth and Forty-second streets in the central part of the so called Tenderloin district after 9 o'clock at night. Weather Indications. Chicago. March IS. Forecast for Kan sas: Threatening with rain turning to snow tonight and possibly in east por tion Tuesday: colder tonight and in east portion Tuesday; winds shifting to high northerly. - ree ba;:d uysio John Marshall Proposes to En tertain the People. Famous Band Would Gi?e Sa cred Sunday Concerts. USE THE AUDITORIUM. Only Consideration is Free Use of tue Hall. Initial Concert May Be Girea . Next Sunday. Marshall's band may give a series of free sacred Sunday concerts in the Aud itorium. John Marshall will make a formal pro position to the city council that in con sideration of the use of the Auditorfu-a rent free on Sunday afternoons sacre-S concerts will be given by the band with out charge. Mr. Marshall says that the plan la for the benefit of working people who do riot have many opportunities of hearing; g-- i music. '"My proposition," sari. Mr. Marsh-ii'.. "is simply to give the concerts absolute ly without cost to any one for the ber-1-fit of the working of Topeka. ' course we can not afford to pay hr :t rent for the concerts would bring in no money. The only thing it is nnssaiy tor the council to do is to give us the usa cf the Auditorium." Mr. Marshall says the band is pre pared to give the first concert next Sun day. Marshall's band has always given w weekly concerts at Garfield park durir-ir the summer but the concerts do not .be gin until after May 1. There are few halls in the west so wed adapted to band music as the Top:ki Auditorium and Mr. Marshall's offer w.il aiiow the people of Topeka to take ad vantage of the opportunity whkh it af fords. The question of the use of the hall wil be submitted to the city council oa Thursday night. woWnijHT. England Has No Disposition to Kesort to For the Purpose of Settling Trouble With Kussia. Tien Tain, Marcn 13, 1 p. m. The Anglo-Russian dispute is unchanged. The French troops are quieter. Over 4 arrests have been made. London, March IS, 5:40 p. m. on the highest official authority the Associated Press is authorized to announce that the difficulty at Tien Tsin between the Rus sians and the British over the con struction of a railroad siding in terri tory claimed by bo'h probably will be solved by the withdrawal of th British and Russian troops from the ground in dispute. Pekin, March IS. The railroad be tween Pekin and Chan S.ng-ou wa opened Saturday in the presence of t he French and lit Igian ministers. There was a review of the troops as a feature of the celebration. London, March IS. There It. a dispo sition here to think too much has been made of the Angio-Biissian Incident at Tien Tsin and a nior? hri ful i- v of the affair is taken lixlay. This is aided by the statement contained in tir. Mor rison's dispatch from Pekin yetcr.J-iy to the London Times, which is taken t-i mean that the combined efforts of th- Interested powers are having the effect of causing St. Petersburg t !!- k anv tendency to undue agsrressivenf fs on the part of Russian representatives in China. The comments of the afternoon news papers here repeat the views f th ma jority of the morning papers, nanieiy. that diplomacy wiil be abl- to srti.ni'h the friction. The officials of th" Bn:ih foreign office have not yet received 01, -clal confirmation of Russia's official backdown in leg-ird to Manchuria. Turkestan and Mongolia, ' an-i intf,." on the subject are now beinir ma-le at St. Petersburg and Pekin. The Britl'-d foreign office is not relaxing its efforts t- secure a more satisfai-p ry statement if the intentions of Russia, but trie oi!i- eials deprecate the British press ast ti,,n ,ri Ihp BH hv.tt. On an Sloe? II. iifcia!Iv- and otherwise said that t. it Britain has not the !iirh?-t intention of restorting to arms whatever may i the outcome of th present n-oti t ions. Replying to Sir KUis Asliraia-nif 1 (Conservative Mr. Balfour, the govern ment leader, said in the houi of com mons today the government did not pos sess anv information indicating any de cline in British influence in the Ta'- Tse provinces. As to the Russian c!ai:n lor the waters of Blonde and K'.li.-vtt Isl ands, the British government had cr tainiy not accepf-d this claim. Tn gov rnmetit had received no communication on the subject from Russia. The it-j--sian admiral had rernunstrated acai: -.t the presence in the waters of K-i:- t isl and of H. M. S. Plover whi-h to n-gage-d in pursuing pirate. But. Briti--n ships had a perfect right under thi treaty of Tien Tsin to go there. Questions regarding the dispute at Tien Tsin were parried by th un-i-r retary for foreign affairs. I.rl (,'raa-bo-rr.e. in refusing to answer them with out notice. William Redmond raised pntf'mrnt cheers by asking why Gr:it Britain h I hoisted the white flag and backed !-. n after threatening to use force of am -. Pekin, March is. Little was aeoniir.. lished at today's meetinsr r,f the f T:(jr ministers on aocourt of the delay of in various government sin agreeing to 1'." conclusions reached in the matter of 11 demnity claima. No minister is allowed full liberty to set for his government. Lecture on China. The Rev. F. J. X'radshaw. a mission ary from China, temporarily l.i thti country, will give an address at the First Baptist church Tuesday verd;i at 7:45. on "What G.-d la Doinir in China." incidentally discussing the re cent troubles in China from the star.d point of an observer. lie will fr ...iy an swer questions on the subject. The me-'-ing is under the auspices of the 1.. M. 3, but is open ta all without aduiiiiiiwi.