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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, FEIBAY EVENING. APRIL. 5, 1901.
! "A-Store foil of interest" r i . i t i b . Special X The firm that made t Topeka famous for the J $7.50 Suit Sale. TOWN GOVERNMENT. Two Important Acts of the Philippine Commission. Washington. April 5. Copies of two Important acts of the Philippine com mission, providing for the organization of the municipal and provincial govern ments in the archipelago have been re ceived at the war department. The act for the organization of municipal gov ernments does not apply to the city of Manila, nor to the settlement of non Christian tribes, for which special leg islation i3 to be enacted. But all pueblas chall be recognized as municipal cor porations, adhere to their former names a.nd continue to iiold all property rights vested under their former organization. The government proper of each p-jebla is vested in a. president, vice president and a. municipal council, to be chosen at large by qualified electors, for a term of two years, -'and after the first Mon day in January next after their election. Councillors elected In 1901 will divide themselves into two classes, the first yet vacating their seats on the first Monday in January. lf)02, and the second set one year after their successors have been chosen and qualified, bo that one half of the council will be chosen an nually. Municipalities will be divided into four classes: those containing not less than 2.V000 inhabitants to have IS council lors: those containing 1S.000 and less than !5,0(i0 inhabitants, to have 14 coun cillors: those containing 10,000 and less than 13,000 inhabitants, to have 10 coun cilors, and those containing less than 10.000 inhabitants to have eight coun cillors. Tne qualifications of electors author ized to choose the officers of the mu nicipal government are that they shall be male persons over 23 years of age, find must have a. legal residence in the municipality in which they exercise the right of suffrage for a period of six months preceding the election, and must not be citizens or subjects of any for eign power. They, too, must be a mem ber of one of the following three classes: Those who, prior to August 13, 1S9S, held the office of municipal captain, or member of any ajuntamiento; those who own real property to the value of 500 pesos or who pay annually thirty pesos or more of the established taxes and those who speak, read or write English or Spanish. Those disqualified from voting include delinquent tax payers of taxes levied fiince August 13, lSl'S: insane or feeble minded persons; those who violated the oath of allegiance to the United States; those who on or after April 1, were in arms against the sovereignty of the Vnited States and those who in any way aid or promote the insurrection. The municipal officer in no case shall BRAIN FOOD Is of Little Benefit Unless It Is Di gested. Nearly everyone will admit that as a nation we eat too niufi meat and too little of vegetables and the grains. For business men, office men and clerks, and in fact everyone engaged in eedentary or indoor occupations, grains, milk and vegetables are much more fcealthful. Only men engaged in a severe outdoor manuel labor can live on a heavy meat diet and continue in health. As a general rule, meat once a day is sufficient for all classes of men, women and children, and grains, fruit and veg etables should constitute the bulk of food eaten. But many of the most nutricious food3 are difficult of digestion and it is of no use to advise brain workers to eat large ly of grains and vegetables where the di gestion is too weak to assimilate them properly. It is always best to get the best re eults from our food that some simple and harmless digestive should be taken after meals to assist the relaxed diges tive organs, and several years experience have proven Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets to be a very safe, pleasant and effective digestive and a remedy which may be taken daily with the best results. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can hardly be called a patent medicine, as they do riot act on the bowels nor any particular organ but only on the food eaten. They supply what weak stomachs lack, pepsin diastase and by stimulating the gastric glands increase the natural secretion of hydrochloric acid. People who make a dally practice of taking one or two of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after each meal are sure to have Eerfect digestion which means perfect ealtht There is no danger of forming an In jurious habit as the tablets contain ab solutely nothing but natural digestives; cocaine, morphine and similar drugs have r.o place in a stomach medicine and ttuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are certainly the best known and most popular of all etonuch remedies. Ask your druggist for a fifty cent package of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets and after a week's use note the improve ment in health, appetite and nervous en- Gliitcrina with Easter Ollcrins, awaits your inspection and approval ---' Tomorrow morning we place on display the celebrated Kuppenheimer'a Fine Clothing. Only sold by U3. Very latest styles. SI0.00 S12.50 S15.00 and S18.00 Each Suit bear3 the stamp of perfect work " manship. Easter Bonnets for Men : $2.00 and $2.50 Hats for .. . .tS) Line Easter Ties . , be an ecclesiastic or soldier in active service. The officers of each provincial govern ment are to be a provincial governor, secretary. treasurer, supervisor and fiscal. The provisional governors shall be selected by a convention composed of the councillors -of all the municipalities included in the province. The four other officers of the provincial government shall be appointed by the commission to hold office during its pleasure. With the exception of the provincial fiscal, after March 1, 1902, they shall be selected un der the provisions of the civil service act. , NORTH TOPEKA. Items Intended for this column should b left with the Kimball Printing company, &5 Kansas avenua- Lowney'3 chocolates, at Kane's. Costley & Post's removal sale Is a money saver to all. M. L. Gas horn and family have moved from 424 , Clay street to 1121 Monroe atreet. The new restaurant and confectionery store of Froudrlt & Perkins will be called "The Magnet." Special for Saturday at 8 o'clock, for one hour only, $1.50 Mantellos 75c dozen. Aldridge's studio, 1015 N. Kansas ave. Mrs. Charles Wolcott, of Atchison, is spending some time here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. A. Ryder. Mir C. C. Houston, of Elmont, and daughters. Miss Mizzle and little Miss Fay, were shopping in Horth Topeka yesterday. Ladies' loc Black Cat hose, Saturday, 9c; 40 dozen misses' 15c hose, Saturday, 9c. COSTLEY & POST. Mr. Morton Groendyke and daughter Stella went to Meriden today to attend the funeral of Mr. Groendyke's niece. Miss Pearl Seals. Mrs. Kensinger, who has been spend ing the winter here, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Asquith, of Central avenue, left yesterday for her home in Muscotah. Mrs. H. H. Fowler and daughter Anna left the first of the week for their home in Rosedale, Kas., after a visit of a few lays to Mrs. Fowlr'a parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Henry. Miss Edith Kent, who has been visit ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kent, of Jackson street, for the past week, left yesterday for Sioux City, la., where she is bookkeeper for a large lumber firm. The annual congregational meeting of the Second Presbyterian church was held Thursday evening, April 4, at 8 p. nt., with Rev. J. S. Glendenning as moJerator and J. W. Priddy as secre tary. John D. Pratt and Charles E. Heartburg were elected elders for one year The elders holding over are S. C. Miller, Dr. A. C. Davis, J. M. Shella barger, and J. W. Priddy, clerk of ses sion. Charles Suit was elected a deacon for three years. The deacons holding over are J. H. Skinner and G. .W. M. White. The trustees elected were Thomas Page, David Bowie, W. C. Steele, Dr. O. P. Davis and J. B. Jef fers. J. W. Priddy and S. C. Miller were elected ushers. The following offi cers for the Sunday school were elected: Superintendent, J. W. Priddy; assistant superintendent, S. C. Miller; secretary, Miss Annie Heartburg; treasurer. Miss Grace Page; librarian, J. W. Graft; or ganist. Miss Mabel Miller. BATTLE OF WHITE HALL Gen. Cassias M. Clay Besieged in His Castle. St, Louis, April 5. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Valley View, Ky., saya that General Cassius M. Clay to day refused to admit to the famous White Hall Mansion Deputy Sheriff Col lier and two other deputies who had gone there from Richmond to serve a writ cf delivery sent by Mary B. Clay for furniture belonging to her. A fusil lade between General Clay and the dep uties ensued, during which 15 shots were fired. It Is not known whether any one in the Clay mansion was hurt, as neigh bors fear to enter the premises None of the shots fired at the deputy sheriffs took effect. Heller's Testimony. Albert Heller, living at 1114 Karnham street. Omaha, says: "I have tried most everything that is used as a preventive or cure for headache, but nothing did me so much good as Krause's Headache Cap sules. Others who have used them say the same thing." Price 25c. Sold by Geo. tv. Stansneld, G32 Kansas avenue, and Mar&haJl Bros.. 115 Kansas avo. New Spring Goods. Jno. F. McManus & Co., Tailors, 716 Kansas avenue. Nobby Easter Suits. Jno. F. MvManua & Co., 71S Kansas avenue. (iff ?rsrr777 ii f t J h i i 1 .50 tC, ' i Advertisers of Exact Truths. RAILROAD MEN CONFER. Heads of National Organizations Meet New Jersey Central AXen. New York, April 5. There is a con ference being held today in this city of the head3 of the national organizations of railway employes and the chiefs of the organizations of men employed on the Central Railway of New Jersey. John D. Waite, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; E. Shea, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen; L. P. Titus, of the Order of Railway Conductors; Michael Dolphin, of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, and James H. Harrison are in session. They all represent the employes of the Cen tral Railroad of New Jersey. With them, acting in an advisory capacity, are the following national officers: P. M. Ar thur, chief of the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers; F. F. Sargent, grand master of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen: P. H. Morrlsey, grand master of the Railroad Trainmen, and E. E. Clark of the conductors. At a. secret conference held yesterday an invitation was sent by resolution to C. C. Warren, second vice president and general manager of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, asking him to be pres resentatives and listen to their griev ances. ' After being in session for an hour to day there was a recess to await the re ceiut of an answer from Mr. Warren. The men are now paid by the day. The request on the part of the conduct ors, engineers and firemen and other trainmen is that the mileage -system be substituted and that 100 miles be adjudged a day's work. INTERSTATE SHOOT. Twenty-two Men Tie on Straight Score of 25 Kills Each, New York, April 5. The fchooting in the grand American hajidicap in the ninth annual tournament of the Inter state association at Interstate park, was finished today. Forty men of the 201 who entered reached the twenty-first round with clean scores, and of these eighteen missed before the twenty-fifth and final round was shot Fred Gilbert, of Spirit Lake, Ta., the only back-marker left in the final round, lost his twenty-fifth bird, a right quar tering driver. E. C. Fort, of Fostoria, O.. and W. Wagner, of Washington, also missed their twenty-fifth birds. Following are the names of the twenty-two men who are tied with straight scores of 25 kills each: C. C. Nauman, San Francisco, 28 yards; Dr. J. G. Knowlton, New York city, 29 yai'ds; A. H. Fox. Baltimore, 30 yards; R. L. Pierce, Wytheville. Va., 29 yards: R. B. Bond, Jessups, Md., 27 yards; J. L. D. Morrison, St. Paul. 29 yards; W. D. Townsend. Omaha, 27 yards; R. Ranm, Pittsburg, 27 yards; Henry C. , Newark, 28 yards; Chris Gottlieb, Kansas City, 29 yards; F. G. McKay, Minneapolis, 27 vards; J. L. Alabaster, Chicago, 27 yards, R. R. Merrill, Mil waukee. 29 yards; E. S. Johnson, At lantic City, 28 yards: J. B. Bartow, Chi cago, 28 yards; F. S. Parmlee, Omaha; C. W. Feigenspan, Newark, 30 yards; C. A. Lockwood, Jamaica, L. I., 26 yards; H. Trumbauer. Royersford, Pa.. 28 ynrds; G. E. Grieg. New York, 2S yards; E. C. Griffith, Pascoag, R. J., 28 yards, and Ed Hickman, Kansas City, 28 yards. These men will divide the first 22 moneys and shoot off for the cup. E. C. Griffiths of Pascoag, R. I., won the grand American handicap by kill ing 18 straight in the shoot-off, miss and out, and got $800 in cash and the silver cup. The second man was J. L. D. Morrison, of St. Paul, who killed 17. ?nd he received $500. R. Rahm, of Pitts burg, was third, with 14 kills, and he got $400 in cash, A. II. Fox, of Balti more, missed hia first bird In the shoot off. L0031IS IS COMING. Will Sail For United States Sunday nd Arrive on the 18th. Washington, April 5. The state de partment has been informed by Minister Loomls that he will sail from La Guayra on the Scorpion Sunday. This should bring him at San Juan about Wednes day following and at Hampton Roads about the lith Instant, if he makes close connection at San Juan. Copies of the brief prepared by the Warner-Qulnlan syndicate as the basis for their proceed ing in the high court of Venezuela against the New York and Bermudese Asphalt company, have been received here. The brief is substantially the same as that laid before the state de partment by ex-Senator Hiscock of counsel for the W'arner-Quinlan syndi cate. It was submitted on March 21 and the expectation was that the court will Issue the necessary citations to se cure the appearance of the New York and Bermudese company within a few days following. Nobby Easter Suits. Jno. F. McManus & Co., 716 Kansas avenue. SUIT ISJILED. Board of Education Enjoined From Letting Contract. Mr. Matthews Discusses Award to Highest Bidder. An Injunction suit was filed in the dis trict court Tuesday afternoon by Ferry and Doran for Conklin & Gustafson, to prevent the board of education from signing the contracts with the bididers who were awarded the contracts for heating plants for the Sumner, Grant and Garfield schools. The temporary restraining order was allowed and tho contracts have not been signed. The case is brought against the Board of Education, W. H. Wilson, president; J. E. Stewart, clerk; the B. F. Sturte vant Co., of Chicago, who were awarded the contract for ,the heatinig plant for Sumner school. The petition says: "That these plaintiffs among others bid upon the said heating plant and com plied with all the requirements of sail defendant board, giving their certified check for more than 5 per cent of the amount of their said bid and doing ail that said board required in any particu lar whatsoever. That at a meeting of said defendant board in executive ses sion the said board opened, the bids sub mitted under said requirements, and awarded the contract for the heating plant for said Sumner school to the highest bidder instead of the lowest, in fraud of the public and to the injury of these plaintiffs, who were the lowest bidders, and who were- and are able, ready and willing to comply with their said bid and to make a contract and furnish a bond to faithfully do the work and comply with their contract in every respect under their said bid. "The plaintiffs further allege that sa!d board awarded to B. F. Sturtevant Co.. of Chicago, the right to make a contract to put the heating plant in said Sumner school building for the sum and price of $5,760, while the bid of these plaintiffs was the sum of $3,998, or $1,762 less than that of the bidder receiving the award. "The plaintiffs further allege that the plant they bid to furnish is as good if riot superior to that of the successful bidders and that their bid though .the lowest was rejected without cause or reason and in plain violation of the duty of said board to the public and to these plaintiffs." ! The case -was set for hearing at two o'clock Tuesday. George If. Matthews, chairman, of the building committee of the board of educa tion, said today: "I was not in favor of the bid of-the Sturtevant company of $5, 7i"i0 for the heating plant in the Sumner building. I favored Lewis & Kitchen's bid of $3,790 for "S furnace blast plant, which is $1.7iK) less than the contract price awarded. As far as heating plants are concerned, we will not have anything but. an up-to-date heating and ventilating system. In Chicago aisJ St. Louis none but the most improved plants are used. They would not have one of the old style, if it were given to them. The old fash ioned heating plants will not do for school houses. They are all right for other buildings, perhaps, but they are not all fitted for the purposes of a school build ing. The heating. of school rooms is an altogether different question than the heating of offices. hospitals or even churches. In the average school room of 35 by 22 feet there are 60 or 60 pupils. The height of the ceiling is about 14 feet. The children are in there all day. No such conditions xist in any other buildings. In no place but a school are so maiiy people in one room for such a length of. time, so a scientific system of ventilating and heating is required. There must be 30 cubic feet of fresh air for each per son every minute and nothing but a scien tifically planned and constructed heating and ventilating system can meet the re quirements. "The results in getting schools equipped in this manner," continued Mr. Matthews, "are to better the comfort, health and dispositions of the scholars. The princi pal of the Lathrop school in Kansas City told me that he could readily see the good that such a system had done his schol ars. With the heat regulating system the temperature and ventilation are kept even without the teacher's worry or trouble and kept far better than any person can do it. Then the rooms are never too cold nor too warm. Under no circumstances would the building committee of the school board recommend anvthing but such a plant as I speak of. There Is not a heating contractor in town who knows how to put in such a plant scientifically. None of them has made a study of the question, as have these larger out of town contractors. Therefore, we must go out of town to get such a plant as we need. In the Polk and Branner schools, which were fitted with heating plants by Topeka firms last year, the systems are complete failures and will soon have to be torn out and rebuilt. It takes a man with experience and a scien tific knowledge of the business to plan and equip a school building with the kind of heating and ventil ating systems that we need, and such per sons cannot be found tn- Topeka. I say that if we are going to-way a steam plant, buy a good one. but I think that the blast furnaces bring the same results and cost less. I favored the Lewis & Kitchen plant for Sumner school, a blast furnace plant which would cost $3,970 and which I believe would bring just the samo results as the Sturtevant system, which is to cost $5,750." W EST DISAGREES. He Thinks That the Biennial Election Law Is Good. The attorney general's office does not agree with the opinion of Judge Garver, that the bi-ennial election law Is uncon stitutional. Assistant Attorney General J. S. West has written a lengthy opitv ion. holding that the statute is valid and citing two columns of decisions to prove it In conclusion Judge West says: "Although no provision is made for the appointment of successors to the county officers, next ' year, in holding over, as they probably would except certain treasurers and sheriffs who may be In eligible will they not be simply holding for a brief and exceptional periods And whether this period should be denomi nated an interregnum, a hiatus, or some thing else, the naming of it would not be sufficient difficulty to overthrow a statute so -wise in its purpose and so beneficent in its effects, if upheld. It would seem, therefore, that by follow ing the spidit of former decisions and by keeping in view the object and in tent of the legislature, this statute may be upheld without doing violence to the constitution. At least it is somewhat difficult to see why this legislative en actment is so clearly unconstitutional that it must be held vo'd." Detectives Save Failed. New York, April 5. Notwithstanding the statements made by Captain Titus of the detective bureau, that detectives would return Willie McCormaek to his parents within a short time, the New York boy who disappeared from his home in High Bridge nine days ago had not returned up to 1 o'clock today nor had any trace of hiB whereabouts been discovered. Newest Spring Styles. On exhibition at the merchant tailoring shop of Olaf Ekberg, 111 .West Seventh street. Security building. Easter Hats, Neckwear, Ciotriing. It has been with special care our line has been selected and our aim has been, style, fit, make and quality combined with the Lowest Possible Prices. Men's Hats. That you wish you were in one of them, from the best manufactures we can fit the tall or slim, short or stout, 12 New Styles of Suits in Cassimere, Worsteds, Cheviots, Vicunas, and Ser ges that are real beauties For The New grades from A Complete Hew ILine of Our Celebrated JZtfSfJl $25.00 4-ply Collars, MffO4CA mWM&6k finest - received fff:; w 3 for 25 o 4 lit Ji Tlwfl A A JU Mi Jtm iti f ttm RUSSIA'S DEFENSE. Official Explanation of Her Coarse in China. St. Petersburg, April 5. The Official Messenger today publishes a detailed re view of the negotiations conducted by the allied powers with the Chinese pleni potentiaries at Tien Tsin and Pekin and of the negotiations that led to thepresen tation of the French draft of peace con ditions which consisted of twelve points but which are not yet concluded. The Russian government then makes the following statement: "While anticipating an early settle ment of the questions affecting the mutual relations between all the powers and China, the Russian government on its part considers it necessary to concern itself with the establishment of a per manent order of things in the Chinese territories along the borders of which the Russian Asiatic possessions extend for a distance of 8,000 versts (5,300 miles). To this end, provisional written condi tions for a modus Vivendi were agreed upon first between the Russian military authorities and the Chinese governors of three Manchurian provinces. "With reference to the institution of a local civil administration, subsequent ly and after a careful consideration of the circumstances, the Russian govern ment drew up the drft of a special agreement with China, providing for the gradual evacuation of Manchuria, as well as for the adoption of provisional measures to assume peace in that territory and to prevent the recurrence of events similar to those of last year. Unfor tunately with the object of stirring up public opinion against Russia alarmist rumors were circulated in the foreign press regarding the purpose and inten tions of the Russian government. Falsi fied texts of a treaty, establishing a pro tectorate over Manchuria were quoted, and erroneous reports were designedly spread of an alleged agreement between Russia and China. As a matter of fact, this agreement was to serve as a basis for the restoration to China, as contem plated by the Russian government, of the province of Manchuria, which in con sequence of the events of last year was occupied by Russian troops. In order that the requisite military measures might be taken it was imperative that the question should be settled one way or another. It was impossible to lay down forthwith, by means of a mutual agreement, the conditions of the evacu ation of Manchuria. According to the news received, serious hindrances were placed In the way of the conclusion of such an agreement and in consequence its acceptance by China which was in dispensable for the gradual evacuation of the province proved to be impossible. "As regards the eventual restoration of the province to China, it is manifest that such intention can only be carried out when the -normal situation is com pletely restored to the empire and the central government established at the capital independent and strong enough to guarantee Russia against a recurrence of the events of last year." Gov. Allen Arrives. Norfolk, Va,, April 5. Governor Allen of Poito Rico arrived at Hampton Roads today on the auxiliary cruiser, Mayflower, from San Juan. He disem barked and will leave tonight by boat lor Washington. Governor Allen de clined to talk regarding hi3 reported resignation, except to say that lie 'X pected to see President McKinley to morrow . ! LOCAL MENTION. A'. S. Rankin, chief clerk to General SuDerintendent Resseguia of the Santa Fe, is sick. Giles H. Seevers has returned to work with the Parkhurst-Davia company after an attack of smallpox. William Bryant reported to the police that his horse was taken from his barn at 509 East Tenth avenue last night. Some one entered the home of Otto Hearick at 228 Topeka avenue and stole a pair of trousers. He told the police about it this morning. The roof of the city prison leaks. It has leaked for the past year and some thing will have to be done or the entire building will have to be replastered. At a congregational meeting of the First Presbyterian church Thursday evening L. H. Strickler was elected elder for a term of two years and Dr. W. H. Thompson for one year. W. G. Burdlck, professor of law at the State university, delivered an address last night before the Scottish Rite Masons of Topeka. He left today for Great Bend where he will deliver another lecture. Thomas Hiskey, chief engrossing clerk in the secretary of state's office, has been appointed a clerk in the Wa Keeney land office at a salary of $900. Mr. Hiskey was clerk there some time ago. Recently he took the civil service examination and his new appointment is under civil service rules. A telegraph brief In a morning paper is all the noti fication at hand and Hiskey lias the unique pleasure of anotiier Job and he didn't know it. Eczema, scald head, hives, itchiness of the skin of any sort, instantly relieved, permanently cured. Doan'a Ointment, At any drus store. V Boys' Department The Ladies all visit this because we carry the hand somest line of Boys' and Children's Suits in the city. See our Handsome Blouse Suits at ..4. S5. SG and S7 TO-MORROW 'f "A 2 new styles of Boys' Vestee Suits at. $i.25 y Boys' Blue Serge Suits that are . the envy of all the boya J at $3, S4, S5, $6 and $7 A very large line of i Boys' 3-Piece Short-Pants Suits, J I Coat, pants and vest ! ? at ... $3.00 to SIO.OO iy' Baseball Outfit given with every Boys' Suit worth $2 or more, $10.00 Stripes in 8.00 to all Easter Neskwear Just Tleceived, 25c,- 50c, 75c, S 1.00 fa rfZ tfagflA JzZZFh St mmem'wmmp' jT. SENATOIt SMITH RETURN'S. He Picked Up Some Gold Nuggets in California. State Senator Fred Dumont Smith is back from his California trip, and came up to Topeka this morning ta catch up with things political around Copeland county. He left Senator Allen out on the coast to stay a month longer. Allen was complaining of a sore throat when he left here, but nobody took it seriously. The Pacific coast doctors got in their line work and convinced Sen ator Allen that he is on the verge of serious pulmonary troubles, inducing the Doniphan statesman to stay on where he is continually btnefited by an excellent climate. i Senator Smith Is showing a phial of gold nuggets that were washed out of an old placer mine on the north fork of the Feather river. He was out there Investigating this enterprise, in which he has an interest, and says it will be a paying business. The company that is working it has claims proved for six tesn miles of the river and the main camp is 30 miles from Oreville. The place was considered inaccessible for the mountains for hauling improved ma chinery to it, but a couple of clever en gineers surmounted this difficulty and enables the building of a big dam and practically going through the bed of the stream with a fine-tooth comb. Fred's nuggets analyze 90 per cent, gold and the pay dirt yields from $2.40 to $9 a cubic yard.. He is going back in June, when the company will begin work on a larger scale, after the tax re vision commission has completed its work. EACH. HAD A PLAN. Many Men of Many Minds at Chinese Capital. Washington, April 5. Mail ' advices have been received at the tate depart ment indited by Minister Conger before he left Pekin on his homeward trip. These deal at some length with the ne gotiations between the ministers of the powers, but it is nofe deemed well to puolisbj the details at this time. How ever, the salient features of the corre spondence is the disclosure of the diffi culties that have been encountered by the ministers in the effort to find com mon ground for the arrangement of a scheme of indemnification, it appearing that there were as many projects sub mitted as there were ministers in at tendance at the meeting. There is still no word from Mr. F.ock hill. United States special commissioner at Pekin, and the impression prevails that the negotiations there are in such condition that it is not possible to make a definite report of progress. WHIPPING POST FOR BOYS. Indianapolis Police Judge Orders Twelve-Year-Old Thrashed. Indianapolis, Tnd.. April 5. Police Judge William C. iJaly has adopted the whip ping post for youths. Jimmy Heidelberg. aged1 12 years, was today thrashed by his father in the police matron's office, Judgf! Halv suspending sentence in his caw if the parent would administer the cha-stlse-ment. The inauguration of the system saw two other boys, both colored, get the official lash. The judge said: "This is a permanent institution. Iam going to stop the juvenile cussedness, and the offenders will be made (to feel the force of my re mark." FINDS POT OF GOLD. Workman Discovers Spanish Treasure in an Old House in Maine. ramariscotta. Me., April E. A lot of Spanish gold has been unearthed at Ia mariscotta mills in a building . recently purchased bv Robert Jones. The pot or gold was found in the wall of a sink room and contained Sl.T-M!. On Saturday a workman was tearing down the old build ing, when suddenly he came upon a mys terious canvas-covered box. He found the box somewhat heavy and tightly closed. Using his crowbar he tore off the canvas from the top and next the lid of the old iron pot. The Vaquero's Splendid Riding:. From the Milwaukee Sentinel 1 In his journeyings over the grazing country Dr. Toussaint, of Sonora, Mex ico, has had several opportunities to see the' Mexican cowboy as he is at home and at his best. "At riding bucking horses, throwing the lasso and bull fighting," he says, "they are experts. Pansho, who is recognized as the most expert and daring lasso - thrower and rider in these parts. Is a typical Mexican cowboy. He was dressed a day or two ago when I saw him on his native heath, in full Mexican style high-heeled boots, large spurs, spangled and frilled leather leggins. short, closefitting jacket, large, broadbrimmed and silver braided high hat. He made a rather attractive figure as he gracefully rode his prancing, fiery little horse, adorned with silver mounted saddle and bridle, up to our dinner camp. "He told us in the majestic language of Castile for be seemed to be something of an orator that he never saw the horse, cow or bull that he dared not ride, and to make good his assertion he rode into a herd of cattle that was feeding close by and singled out a four-year-old bull that had not been handled by man since the time in his canicular days when he was roped and thrown to be branded. Soon they were running at full speed, the bull in advance, the horseman close behind. After a short run, in which f f 100 dozen Soft wm am- -J t Shirts of the verv .i this.week open tomorrow. Pansho had an opportunity to displayhl fine horsemanship, the bull was turned toward our camp. On they came at full speed, directly toward us, the cowboy u. little behind and at the left of the runn ing bull, swinging his lasso in a circle over his head. "When they were within fifty yards we ail jumped to our feet, shouting and waving our iiats, hoping to tu-n thn animal and save the tinware and dinner. Our alarm was premature, however. Thu next moment the lasso shot forward ov r the bull's shoulders, one part of the loi p striking the ground in front of the bull and the other part on his breast. P.otn front feet went into the loop, and a quick jerk drew it around the legs. Giving tli lasso two turns around the pnmn.el of the saddle, Pansho stopped his well trained horse, which braced for tiie jerk that came when the bull was thrown violently to the ground. In les-3 time than it takes to write it Pansho jumped to tha ground, ran to the bull, and tied the forelegs together. Then tying a rope around the bull's body, he removed the lasso. Up jumped the bull and away ha went, with Pansho on his back, holdln? on to the rope. In his frantic efforts tu get rid of his rider the infuriated hull ran first in the one direction and then in another, bucking, kicking and bellow ing, but all in vain, for Pnnsho stuck like glue. When he slowed down into a trot and headed for the herd tne rld r slipped to the ground and came back tn camp to receive the congratulations of his admirers, who appeared to be as proud of the feat as Pansho was." Changing the English Stamps. From tha London Chronicle.J Among the many changes which th death of the queen will necessitate one of the most important, and certainly not the least expensive, is in the stamp issue of the United Kingdom. It is yet too early to state the precise' nature of the altera tions that will be made, inasmuch as the treasury, the inland revenue department, and the pos-tof tire, the three government offices concerned in the matter, have not yet made up their minds on the subject. Correspondence has pitssed among tht three departments, and a decision will ba made on an early date. One obvious and necessary change Is, of course, that the head of KItik K'lward VII will replace that of Qm-en Victoria on all stamps: but the question that 1 agitating the minds of the officials is t.h position of the king's head. It wlii, a in the present issue, be placed within circle, but a suggestion has been ma'lw from an influential quarter that the hea.v should be reversed. Against tills has ben urged that the reversal of the head wonM make his majesty look away from th address. This may appear a frivolous ob jection, but it is. nevertheless, on? to which the authorities are giving serlon. consideration. Their Meas on the subjet c of the new issue will be embodied in a re port which will be placed before the kinc, who will give the final decision. Tliii question of the position of the monfirch i head is practically the only one that hat to be settled, as we understand it Is not Intended, as a consequence of the queen death, to make '..ny chantres In the co!,r of the stamps. One change. In color wlil, however.shortly be announced to the pui lis. but it was decided on some consider able time since, and has no conm-ctioti with the death of her majesty. All th green adhesive stamps will be abolished and carmine colored stamps snbstltuto for them. The postoffice has been obli"i to make this change on account, it Is un derstood, of the discovery that the green coloring matter used in the printing of these stamps is of a poisonous character. The other colors are absolutely flee from any such suspicion. 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