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Over Two Thousand Filipino In
surgents Surrender
And Swear Allegiance to the
United States.
Tushing the Work of raeifica
tion at All Points.
Important Witnesses in Com
missary Cases Hare Left.
Manila, April 24. One hundred and
fifteen officers and 2,ir7 Bolo men have
surrendered and sworn allegiance to
the United States at Xarvacan, pro
vince of South IIocos.
The Americans are active throughout
the archipelago accelerating surren
ders. The commissary investigation is pro
gressing. Several important witnesses
in the lieed case have left Manila. Bar
ry Baldwin, Thomas Harris, Fred Ma
condry, H. Schindler and 63 merchants
who are supposed to possess informa
tion concerning money paid to commis
sary officers, are detained as witnesses
under $2,500 bail. Other arrests will be
made. The trial of Captain James
Reed, formerly depot commissary at
Manila, who, as announced April 15,
was arrested on the charge of partici
pating in the commissary frauds, ihas
been temporarily postponed.
Major Noble, adjutant general of the
department of the Visayas, has received
the surrender of Quentin Salas and
three of his officers. All the insurgents
under Salas will surrender soon. It is
claimed that this will terminate the in
surrection in the island of Panay.
It is estimated that there are 23,000
lepers in the Philippines and it is now
planned to isolate all of them on one
Island. Jos. Muus, the medical inspec
tor, Captain Ahern of the Ninth infant
ry and Captain Horton, comprising a
board of officers appointed to select a
suitable island for the purpose, have
visited Busanga, Cuillon, Cogayan, De
jolo and other islands and have made a
report, but it lias not yet been acted
Keporta Coming xn From Nome Bliz
zard and Its Awful Work.
Seattle. Wash.. April 24 Partial con
firmation of the terrible rumors of death
by freezing have? been received in special
correspondence of the Times today.
The Nome Gold Digger of January 30
Kivea full accounts of the terrible bliz
zard and its awful ; work of death. It
Fa ys :
Dr. Pelton, one of our best known and
most esteemed young pioneers of Alaska,
Tvas frozen on the trail on the nii?ht of
the terrible blizzard of the 1st instant,
iit-ar Solomon.
i r. Ft-1 ton's people reside m Oakland,
Cn.1.. from whic h place he came to Alaska,
lie was ,VZ years of aj-
A mssaye received from Spruce creek,
dated January says Dr. I VI ton's body
wns found on the trail between Spruce
creek and Solomon. The body was
brought to Nome.
Dan Anderson left Dexter for Nome
about four weeks ajsro and has not been
heard of since. It is feared that he per
ished in the New Year's blizzard.
News of a not her tragedy of the great
blizzard was brought into town by United
States Marshal ileleau. It is the un
timely end of Dr. V. l- Baum, who per
ished while carrying medical assistance
to a siek miner. :
Dr. Baum left Nome on January 21 last.
Tie was a native of Mobile. Ala., and saw
service in the Cuban war.
This afternoon I'nited States "Marshal
Me Dean brought into town the remains of
a man from Solomon. Later the body
was identitied that of Alexander
A story that rivals the horrors of the
Klack Hole of Calcutta was told at the
Cha ruber of Commerce meeting Monday
intrht. A story of sixteen men and a
woman huddied together in a maimed and
mutilated condition from frostbite, in a
cabin on Pilgrim river, unable to lb
down because of the crush and with the
added horror of starvation fuehv-? th-m.
This harrowing tide ton died t he sym
p:t i hies of every one present. Jenerous
individuals and companies donated money
and food. An appeal to the military was
re sol ved upon, a nd within t wo hours an
emergency supply of food w:;s living over
t he tra i 1 by moonlight, drawn by swift
ti trs. The next dn y. howwer. a number
of the v i c t im s a rr i v ed in to wn and told
t hei t story. Some of them were badl y
frostbiten and had .-ndured severe hard
ships. Dr. B-uim was frozen to death on Sat
urday, January D.
Two unknown men were found dead
Hear Mary's Itrloo.
Successful Campaign Against
African Slave Raiders.
London. April 24. Brigadier General Sir
Frederick Ludtrard. high commissioner
and commander in chief of Northern
N'igera. and Col. t. V. Kemiiall, with a
force of West Africa frontier troops,
have completed a successful campaign
against the powerful slave raiding Kmirs
of Kida and Kontairora m northern
Xigera. The British defeated the Kmir
of Kontagora after heavy fitrhuntr. 5.-.o
rwLtivea I'rsiuencly charging the British
square. Th- British captured the cap
itals of both Hida and Kontasrora and
released thousands of slaves. The emirs
liave been the terror of the countrv for
years, killing thousands of natives dtirim;
tile past year. They are now entirely
powerless, and this was brought about
without the assistance of white troops.
"Was a Classmate of Longfellow.
Los Angeles. Cal., April 24. Rev. J.
C. Fletcher died at his home in this
city today at the age of 78 years, of
paralysis. rr. Fletcher was at one time
charge d'affairs of this government at
Kio de Janeiro, and has held other Im
portant diplomatic positions in Italy
and Portugal. He w;is a classmate oC
Longfellow and a friend of "Whittier,
Lowell, Gladstone and other famous
men. His daughter, who lives at Lon
don, is the author of "Kismet" and
'Andromeda." and besides her he leaves
a widow and a son, the latter a retired
United States army officer, now resid
ing at Hampton. Va.
"Weather Indications.
Chicago, April 24. Forecast for Kan
sas: Generally fair tonight and Thurs
variable winds.
Suit For Half of Proceeds Captured at
Manila Reaches Trial.
Washington, April 24. The suit insti
tuted by Admiral Dewey and other offi
cers for prize money for the capture of
vessels and naval stores at Manila has
come up in the court of admiralty. The
action is fur the condemnation in prize
of the captured vessels, viz.: Don Juan
de Austria, lsla de Cuba. Isla de Luzon.
Manila, Rapidc, Callao and other prop
erty afloat, the naval stores in the
Cavite naval station and the captured
cascoes. The United States has admitted
in general the allegations of this libel
but called for proof of the details. The
answer of the government is a general
denial that the claimed property, with
certain exceptions, is properly subject
to condemnation as prize. In the hear
ing begun today counsel for Admiral
Dewey and his associate claimants con
tended that the court should decree to
the captors one half of the net proceeds
of the property claimed. Charles C
I'inney, special attorney for the govern
ment, opposed this claim.
Following the hearing in this case,
the similar case instituted by Admiral
Sampson for himself- and officers and
enlisted men of the North Atlantic sta
tion for prizes taken in the Santiago
right will be heard.
"Black Jack" Ketchum Is Mak
ing the Journey to His Death.
Trinidad, Col., April 24. "Black Jack"
Ketchum, the famous outlaw, who was
at the head of the band of train robbers
that held up a train at Folsom, N. M.,
August 16, 1899, passed through Trinidad
this morning in charge of Salome Garcia,
sheriff of Union county, New Mexico,
accompanied by Special Agent Reno of
the Colorado & Southern and a strong
force of deputies.
The sheriff and party came in on a de
layed Santa Fe train and were trans
ferred to a special on the Colorado &
Southern railway on which they contin
used their journey to Clayton, N. M..
where "Black Jack" is to be hanged on
Friday next.
The prisoner was closely watched, as
it is feared that friends of the outlaw
will attempt his rescue. He was man
acled with a heavy steel belt around
the waist, and his left arm, the only one
he has was secured to this belt by
handcuffs. His legs were pinioned to
gether with handcuffs. He was confined
in a steel lined mail car with iron grated
The crime for which "Black Jack" is
to be hanged was the train robbery at
Folsom, N. M., on the Colorado & South
ern railroad. He was tried in September
last and on conviction was given the
extreme penalty, the death sentence.
Shots were exchanged between the
bandits and trainmen at Folsom and the
conductor and mail agent were wound
ed, but nobody was killed. "Black Jack"
was wounded in the right shoulder in
this fight and lost his arm in conse
quence. FOR PURSE OF 512,000
Cresceus and The Abbot to Race
at Brighton Reach.
New York, April 24. Secretary C. A.
McCulley of the New York Trotting as
sociation has just returned from Toledo
after securing the signature of Geo. H.
Ketchum, the owner of the trotting
horse Cresceus to' an agreement for a
match between The Abbot and Cresceus
to take place at Brighton Beach during
the week beginning August 12. The
agreement also bears the signatures of
W. L. Marks acting for John J. Sean
nell and Wm. A. Kngemann for the New
York Trotting association. The condi
tions of the race are best three out of
five, mile heats, for a purse of $12,000,
the winner to receive $7,000 and the re
mainder of the purse to go to the loser.
The owners have agreed to bring their
horses to the post in good condition and
have also agreed that the horses shall
not be raced against each other in a
match or special contest prior to the
tilling of their Brighton Beach engage
ment under the auspices of the New
York Trotting association, the date of
which probably will be Thursday,
August 15.
In consideration of Mr. Ketchum's
withdrawing the entry of Cresceus in
the $10,000 free-for-all trot, which next
to the match race is the principal feature
on the programme the New York Trot
ting association has guaranteed him $5.
Oi'O in any event for the appearance of
Cresceus at the Brighton Beach track.
Opening of American League Season
Postponed at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. April 24. The beginning
of clashes -of date in this city between
the American League and the National
League Baseball clubs. which was sched
uled for this afternoon will be post
poned for at least one day. A heavy rain
fell all night and is still coming down
at noon, rendering necessary the post
ponement of the opening game between
the Philadelphia and Washington Amer
ican League teams and the contest be
tween the National League representa
tives in this city and the Boston club.
Launching of Constitution.
New York, April 24. It is announced
that the launching of the yacht Consti
tution will take place either on May 6 or
during the week beginning on that date
atid that the launching will not be pri
vate but open, and a day of eelebratien
at the Herreshoff works, where the boat
was built. This statement was made by
W. Butler Duncan, Jr., manager of the
Constitution for tiie syndicate having
the yacht. Some of the Constitution s
crew "have boarded the yacht's tender.
Mount Morris, which will leave South
Brooklyn this morning bound for Bris
tol. O'Connor Wanted For Newark.
Rome, April 24. The propaganda has
decided to propose to the Pope that he
appoint the Very Rev. John J. O'Connor
vicar general and at present adminis
trator of the diocese. Bishop of Newark.
The report is confirmed that Father
O'Connell. president of the American col
lege in Rome, has been selected as the
Bishop of Portlnnd. Maine. His official
iomination will be made known through
a papal brief.
Temperatures of Large Cities.
Chicago, April 24. 7 a. m. tempera
tures: New York, 4S: Washington, 48;
Chicago, 46; Minneapolis, 50; Cincinnati,
8SS; ft. Louis, 62,
Missouri Pacific to IlaTe Two
Routes to the Coast.
One Over the U. P. and One
Over Southern Pacific.
Line Will Be Built Paralleling
the Atchison Road.
Has Got Control of the Mexican
New York, April 24. The Herald says:
Plans for the development of the Mis
souri Pacific system, which George J.
Gould has had under his immediate
charge, have received the unanimous in
dorsement of the directors. It is now
the indication that not only will this
system have the outlet to the Pacific
coast over the Union Pacific lines which
will be furnished by its control of the
Rio Grande Western, but it will have a
southerly outlet to the coast over the
Southern Pacific lines.
Mr. Russell Sage announced last night
that the project of building a line from
Kl Paso, Texas, which is reached by the
Texas and Pacific and also, incidental
ly, by the Mexican Central to Santa Fe,
N. M., would be carried through. This
means not only a paralleling of the
Atchison's line between these two cities,
but an opportunity to connect with the
Mexican Central and carry its traffic
straight up over the Union Pacific by
the way of the Oregon Short Line to
Portland, Oregon.
The control of the Mexican Central, it
has recently been stated, has passed in
to the hands of interests representing a
railroad with connection at Kl Paso.
Atchison and Southern Pacific interests
and those of the Rock Island, which was
said to contemplate an extension to El
Paso, have all denied that they are the
purchasers. The belief is growing that
interests identified with Mr. Gould and
his associates have bought the Mexican
Central control on behalf of the Mis
souri Pacific.
Kl Paso, as the western terminus of
the Texas and Pacific, is an admirable
point for connection of the Missouri Pa
cific system with the Southern Pacific,
whose lines run thence to San Francisco
through the rich lands of Southern Cal
ifornia. Such a connection will be, it is
held, a logical outcome of the present
situation and will furnish the southern
outlet to the Pacific coast..
Mr. Sage spoke confidently of the fu
ture of the Missouri Pacific. A report
from Denver to the effect that the at
torney general of the state of Colorado
threatened to bring suit to prevent the
consolidation of the Denver & Rio
Grande .which Mr. Gould and associates
had control in the interest of Missouri
Pacific: the Rio Grande Western, Col
orado Midland and Colorado & Southern
was called to his attention.
"I do not know of any likelihood that
the state of Colorado will attempt to in
terfere in our plans," said Mr. Sage. "I
can not see why it should be disposed to
do so, or what would be the justice of it,
unless the state had a prior lien on one
of the roads and its interests involved
in that way might be hurt. But it has
not any such lien.
"The project on foot will be of benefit
to all the roads concerned. They will be
fairly treated and the public will not be
injured. There won't be much danger
of state interference. I think."
"Will the plan for the development of
a greater Missouri Pacific mean the
leasing to the road of the Denver &
Rio Grande, or Rio Grande Western,
Colorado Midland or Colorado & South
ern?" was asked.
"It will be a consolidation," said Mr.
Sage positively. "The directors have
met and voted unanimously in favor of
Mr. Gould's plans. The Missouri Pacific,
will control the roads embraced in the
scheme by stock ownership, the situa
tion being similar to that of the New
York Central in its control of the Mich
igan Central and the Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern."
"Does the Missouri Pacific expect to
get an outlet to the coast?"
"Certainly, certainly," replied 'Mr.
Sage. "We shall have an outlet which
will enable us to compete with other
roads running to and from the Pacific
The question was asked whether the
road would acquire new interests which
would give this outlet or make arrange-,
ment with one of the railroads now
running to the coast and with which
its system does or will connect.
"Oh, we shall make a traffic arrange
ment of some sort, giving our traffic to
the road with which we agree and tak
ing its own," answered Mr. Sage. "No.
I can not tell you whether that road
would be the Atchison or what it would
"Is it certain that the reported pro
ject of building a line between Kl Paso,
Tex., the western terminus of the Texas
& Pacific, and the Santa Fe. which the
Denver & Rio Grande reaches, will be
carried through?" was asked.
"That will be done without doubt, I
think." said Mr. Sage. "I can not dis
cuss the question whether a new cor
poration wi'l be formed for the pur
pose. Mr. Gould is in charge of the de
tails and will report back to the board
of directors. I can say that the carry
ing out of all our plans will undoubted
ly put the system in a very strong posi
tion." Noted Scout Dead.
Baker City. Ore.. April 24. W. W. Tripp,
an old resident of this city, is dead here
from neuralgia of the heart. He was a
noted Indian scout and was at the Little
Big Horn when Coster and his troops
were slain in 176. taking an active part in
that memorable campaign. Some time
previous to the Custer massacre he head
ed the scontina: party that rescued Mrs.
Morgan and Miss White from the Sioux
and Cheyennes.
She Died on the Train.
Altoona. Pa.. April 24. Mrs. Margaret
McDonald, of Elizabeth. N. J., on her way
to San Francisco, to visit her son. who is
in business there, died on the St. Louis
express last night soon after the train
left Harrisburg. ( Her body was brought
on to this city. "
To Keep Out of Iron Poo).
Bath. Me.. April 24. The officials of the
Bath Iron works emphatically deny the
report which has reached here from New
York that they have pooled their interests
with half a dozen well known ship build-era.
President McKinley Will Bo in To
peka Two Hours Only.
Congressman Charles Curtis.who went
to Washington to endeavor to secure a
change in the plans of the itinerary of
the presidential party with referance to
the Topeka stop, in a message to John
E.Frost, chairman of the feception com
mittee, said that he was unable to ar
range for the change.
This leaves the matter as it was or
iginally planned, giving two hours for
the president to spend in Topeka. The
reception idea will in all probability be
given up by the committee and a car
riage ride about the city be made the
feature of his entertainment here.
The following will be in the president's
The President. ;
Mrs. McKinley, maid, man servant,
steward. r i
Miss Mary Barber. i
Mr. Henry T. Scott.
Mr. Laurance I. Scott.
Mr. Charles A. Moore.
Mrs. Moore.
Secretary Hay.
Mrs. Hay. S . j
Postmaster General Smith. ,
Mrs. Smith. f ' '
Secretary Long. j
Mrs. Long. I '
Secretary Hitchcock, j j
Miss Hitchock. j
Secretary Wilson. ; , i
Miss Wilson. o
Secretary Cortelyou. ;
Mrs. Cortelyou.
Dr. Rixey.
Mrs. Rixey.
Assistant Secretary Barnes. :
Mr. M. A. Dignam. !
Three stenographers, three messen
gers. Representatives Western Union and
Postal Telegraph companies.
Representatives Associated Press. .
New York Sun association. '
Scripps-McRae association.
Harper's Weekly.
Leslie's Weekly. 1
Collier's Weekly.
Washington Star.
Washington Post.
Washington Times.
Mr. J. K. Kruttschnltt, fourth vice
president Southern Pacific company.
And probably three or four others.
Chicago Vessel Sails With Cargo
Direct For Europe.
Chicago, April 24. Bound for Europe
with a cargo of implements, packing
house products and miscellaneous manu
factures, the steamer Northwestern
drew out of the Chicago river today and
headed for the Atlantic. Thus Chicago
becomes an ocean port. While several
vessels have come direct from Eurtpe
to this city, none has made a successful
trip from this port across the Atlantic,
though efforts to do so have been made.
In each instance, "however, disaster has
overtaken the enterprise. There was a
large crowd to see the Northwestern
start, and as a good omen the weather
was beautiful.
The master of the Northwestern is
Captain Atkinson. When he departed
his craft drew 21 feet. At Buffalo a
large quantity of wheat will be dis
charged, lightening the vessel to 12 feet
to permit passage through the Welland
and other Canadian canals and the
shallows of the St. Lawrence river. At
Montreal the Northwestern will load
down again with grain and proceed on
her voyage.
The company which has made this in
novation in transatlantic trade is the
Northwestern Steamship company, or
ganized with Chicago and New York
capital. Elliott Norton of New York is
president. The company built four
boats, the largest that can pass the
Welland canal, at a cost of $1,000,000
and within a month they will be on the
way across the ocean. The boats are
the Northwestern, Northman, North
eastern and Northtown.
The Northwestern is 256 feet long, has
a 42-foot beam and draws 26V4 feet. She
was launched last December.
Mrs. Nation Fails to Give Bond
and Is Returned to Jail.
Wichita, April 24. Mrs. Carrie Nation.
Mrs. Lucy Wilhite, Mrs. Julia Evans and
Mrs. Lydia Muntz appeared before Judge
R. M. Dale this morning in the district
court and failed to give bond. They oc
cupy one cell in common in the county
jail and will remain there until a bond for
$500 each is approved, or until the trial at
the May term of court. Mrs. Nation failed
to secure local bondsmen and the other
three refused to seek bonds, saying that
as they accompanied Mrs. Nation on her
smashing tour they will not desert her
now. When the judge committed her she
said: "God bless you, and bring you to
Robbers Attempt to Wreck Pas
senger Train in Texas.
San Antonio, Tex., April 24 The south
bound International & Great Northern
passenger train was wrecked this morn
ing at Davenport, 16 miles north of
here, supposedly by robbers who threw
the switch. A posse with blood hounds
is scouring the country to apprehend
the miscreants.
Engineer Pat Monahan was mortally
injured and Fireman F. W. Hicks killed.
They were both of San Antonio. Attor
ney C. A. Goeth of San Antonio, Ed
Kylick and Abe Stanley, railway mail
clerks of San Antonio, and Miss M. A.
Horan of Killen, Tex., were bruised and
Ball Grounds Too Damp.
New York. April 24. The baseball
gane between New York and Brooklyn
today has been postponed on account of
wet grounds. The game between these
club scheduled to be played at Brook
lyn will be played at the New York
grounds if conditions permit.
Earthquake in Guernsey.
: IiOndon, April 24. Earthquake shocks
were felt this afternoon in the Island Ox"
Predictions of the W eather Bu
reau Are Fulfilled.
Cincinnati Hemmed in by Water
on Three Sides.
In the Tenement Houses Along
"Sausage Row."
Outlook Is Favorable For the
Lower Ohio Valley.
Cincinnati, April 24. The climax in
the flood was reached here today, as
had been predicted by the weather bu
reau. The river rose more slowly dur
ing the night than had been predicted,
the rate averaging only an inch per
hour all night, but a stage of 56 feet
was reached before 6 o'clock this morn
ing. This is six feet above the danger
line for business sections and 11 feet
above the line where the water enters
the tenement houses known as "Sau
sage Row" and "Rat Row," along the
river front. The city is surrounded by
backwater on the east and west, as
well as along the south side, but it is
estimated now that the stage is 58 feet
will not be reached here and that the
highest point will come today and relief
soon will follow.
The conditions on the Kentucky side
have not changed and no damage there,
as well as on the other side, is antici
pated except in the suspension of work
at some mills and factories and the
great inconvenience to some of the
business interests. Of course the relief
that is in sight here clears everything
for 480 miles up to Pittsburg, and the
river men say that the lower Ohio val
ley will not suffer so much as the tribu
taries below here are not as high as
those in the upper valley.
The river at 7 o'clock stood at 56.4
feet; at 8 it had risen to 56.6 and at 9 to
66.7. The weather is clear and warmer.
Advices from up the river show the
water falling above Parkersburg and
nearly stationary from there to Point
Pleasant. Parkersburg was reported at
7 a. m. 43.7, rising: light rain; Charleston,
Kanawha river, 19.2. falling, rain; Point
Pleasant 53 feet, rising, light rain;Hunt
ington 56.8, rising, cloudy; Catlettsburg
5S.3, rising, cloudy; Portsmouth 57.3, ris
ing, fair.
A rise of three feet occurred at
Catletsburg during the night from the
Big Sandy river. The rise at Ports
mouth is about one-tenth of a foot an
hour. These advices indicate a rise
here perhaps until tomorrow with a
possible maximum of something more
than 58 feet. Wreather indications are
favorable for no further rise up the
Youngstown, O., April 24. The Ma
honing river this morning is within two
feet of the great flood of 187S, the high
est ever reached in the Mahoning valley
and is steadily rising. Steady rain is re
ported along the upper part of the val
ley. The suburb of Hazleton is inun
dated and several mills have been com
pelled to suspend operations.
Greenville, Pa., April 24. As a result
of the melting snow and heavy rains of
the past twelve hours the Shenango
river has overflowed its banks. Twenty
five houses on Race street are surreund
ed by from two to six feet of water.
Louisville, April 24. The river here at
10 o'clock this morning was rising at a
fraction over two inches an hour. The
danger line is 28 feet at the upper ca
nal gauge, which shows 26.8 feet and the
local weather bureau forecaster be
lieves this will be passed about noon to
morrow. Th water has reached the
business houses at the foot of Fourth,
Fifth. Sixth and Seventh streets and is
several feet deep in many cellars. With
the first warning of the weather bu
reau, owners of property likely to be
flooded, moved their goods, and the
damage resulting will be only from the
buildings being water soaked.
"Warren, O., April 24. The Mahoning
river is at flood tide here and rising two
inches an hour. People are being taken
out of their homes in boats. The fur
naces of the U. S. Steel company's roll
ing mills have been invaded by the wa
ter and the plant is closed down.
Bemoyal to New Kesting Place
to Be Made Today.
Springfield, 111.. April 24. The removal
of the remains of Abraham Lincoln into
the reconstructed Lincoln monument will
take place this afternoon. F"or about a
year the casket has reposed in a tem
porary vault on the monument grounds,
and from this vault it will be transferred
today. No ceremony will attend the re
moval, which will be conducted in the
presence of Governor Yates. State Treas
urer Williamson and Superintendent of
Public Instruction Baylies, commissioners
of the monument. It has been decided to
open the casket, as was done fourteen
years ago.
In Eastman Trial Gives Damaging
Testimony Against Defendant.
Cambridge, Mass., April 21. Walter D.
Titus, who claimed to have seen an en
counter between Charles R. Eastman and
his brother-in-law, Richard H. Grogan,
jr., on July 4. 1900, the day on which Gro
gan was killed, and for the murder of
whom Eastman is now on trial at East
Cambridge, was the first witness called
today. Titus said that while passing the
rear of the Clark estate in Cambridge on
July 4 he heard "frightful groans." fol
lowed by the words "Oh, don't: oh. don't."
Looking over the fence witness saw two
men struggling. At length one broke
away, saying "Charles, you've murdered
me." These words were repeated, and
then the man threw up his hands and ran
towards the house. The taller man, who
was Eastman, followed slowly. He had
an old-fashioned revolver in his hand.
Died at Hotel Del.
San Diego, Cal., April 24. Arte-nus
Lamb, the multi-millionaire, of Clin
ton, la., died today at the Hotel del
Coronado of dropsy. While on his way
here some three months ago, Mr. Lamb
was injured in a railroad accident. His
remains will be forwarded tomorrow to
Austrian Beichsrath Adjourns in a
Row as UsuaL
Vienna, April 24. The Fan-Germans
and Christian socialists renewed their
fight in the reichsrath this morning and
the sitting had to be adjourned. Heir
Bernerstoff (socialist) moved the aboli
tion of the paragraph in the penal code
providing punishment for criticism of
members of the imperial family, assert
ing that the paragraph debarred a
campaign against clericalism and was
especially obnoxious because it pre
vented criticism of the recent act of
Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir
apparent, in accepting the patronaee of
the Austrian Catholic Schools associa
tion and in delivering an address which
was interpreted as an attack on
The speaker's remarks occasioned
such a wild uproar that the president
suspended the session.
Mrs. Botha in Correspondence
With Lord Kitchener.
New York, April 24. Once again
peace rumors are in the air, says the
Tribune's London correspondent. Mrs.
Botha has been in correspondence with
Lord Kitchener, and as a result it is
believed that the British commander-in-chief
has agreed to receive the three
Boer generals, Botha, Delarey and Vil
joen, within the next few days. While
nothing .is definitely known, it is per
haps not without significance that the
news should reach London from Am
sterdam that Kruger is afraid that Mrs.
Botha's efforts will cause her husband
to surrender.
Result of Yesterday's Election, in Ala
bama as Expected,
Montgomery. Ala., April 24. The people
of Alabama voted yesterday on the propo-
sition to call a convention to assemble
in this city May 21 to draft a new state
constitution. An exceedingly light vote
was polled throughout the state, but the
returns indicate that perhaps five-sixth
of the counties have voted in favor of a
convention. The principal change which
the convention has in view is in the suf
frage, the courts, the terms of public
offices and the abolishment of much local
legislation. There has been apathy in
every county during the campaign. The
remocratie state committee made a brief
campaign and speakers were sent out,
but nowhere were the people greatly in
terested. There was no organization
against the issue and there was a dis
inclination to go to the polls. Fifty-live
delegates from the state at large were
elected and loO from the counties, each
county being allowed as many delegates
as it has members in the house of repre
sentatives. There will in no event be
more than four or five Republicans or
Populists in the convention.
It appears that the constitutional con
vention movement carried by 30,m.i0 ma
jority. In several counties where the
negro vote predominated the negroes
aligned themselves with the Populists and
defeated the Democratic nominees for
delegates. The city of Mobile went
against the convention, but it is probable
that the Democratic candidates have
been elected.
II. Ellsworth Lewis Fooled a
Young Lady and a Jeweler.
The police are looking for H. Ells
worth Lewis, a "reformed gambler,"
and a reporter and proof reader on the
Capital. Although he came to Topeka
from Chicago and announced that he
had been reformed by reading one of
Rev. C. M. Sheldon's books, it seems
that temptation was too strong for him
and he has decamped after securing $150
worth of diamonds of F. W. Swearin
gen. Lewis came to Topeka three weeks ago
and ever since the event of his arrival
here the fates and fortune have smiled
upon him. He first went to the Y. M.
C. A. and announced his intention of
leading a reformed life. Shortly after
he secured a position on the morning
paper through the influence of the sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A.. He talked
about attending three or four colleges
and universities and about several
months travel over the eastern conti
nent. He also claimed that he had
worked on the New York papers.
At about this time he was fortunate
enough to be able to destore a bundle to
Miss Pearl Leavitt of 818 Jackson street,
which she had dropped on the street
while shopping. Miss Leavitt is the
granddaughter of Mr. S. L. Leavitt, one
of Topeka's wealthy citizens.
Their chance meetings after that soon
developed into a closer acquaintance
and the young man was invited to call
at the home of her grandfather with
whom she is -visiting. Miss Lpavitt's
home is in Wichita. Their courtship was
brief and resulted in a proposal of mar
riage from the young man. He was ac
cepted and the date of the marriage set
for an early date.
Upon the strength of the talk that he
was well connected and had a great deal
of money that could not be used now
for the reason that it was temporarily
tied up he endeavored to borrow from
his fiancee to start up in some business
enterprise in Topeka.
Sunday morning Lewis was discharged
from his position on the Capital. Of
course the fact of his attending: the va
rious institutions of learning was never
for a moment doubted and his inability to
spell was of course attributed to a lack
of proper study while in school.
Sunday afternoon last Iewis borrowed
a livery fee from his roommate and took
Miss Ieavitt to drive. Monday morning
he took her to Mr. Sweariugen's jewelrv
store to select an engagement ring. Thev
selected two rings, one a solitaire and the
other an opal in a cluster of small
diamonds, valued at $150. The jewelry
was allowed to be taken home upon the
condition that the young lady be respon
sible for it.
This, however, was the last to be seen
or heard of young Lewis by the Jeweler,
and the police now have his description
and are looking for him.
Miss Leavitt belongs to one of the most
highly respected families in this city. Her
grandfather, in speaking of the matter,
said that he believed all along that the
man was a scoundrel, and had done ail
he could to prevent his marriage with
Miss Leavitt.
Thirteen Buildings Burned.
Plainview, Neb.. April 24. Fire which
started at 12:30 this morning destroyed
half the business section of the town and
damaged several residences. The total
loss is S35,(XX). There being no fire de
partment, the citizens formed a bucket
brigade. The absence of wind doubtless
prevented the destruction of the entire
town. Eleven business places and two
residences were burned.
Alleged Embezzler Arrested.
Denver, Col., April i4. A special to
the Republican from Golden, Col., says
Sheriff Barrick has arrested Charles F.
Blend, who is charged with the embez
zlement of S17.000 from employers in
Evansville, Ind. In company with
Blend the sheriff has left for Indiana.
They Will lie Distributed
Throughout Kansas.
Distribution Will lie Made Late
In Summer.
Seining and Fish Depredations
Will Be Stopped.
Warden Wiley Intends to I'o
Especially Active.
State Fish Warden George W. Wiley
of Meade, Kansas, was in Topeka last
evening. In conversation with a re
porter for the State Journal he said that
he had made arrangements for the pur
chase of all the fish raised this year by
Eugene Catta of Langdon. Kansas.
"They will be ready for distribution
some time during the latter part of the
summer," he said. "The government
fish car will be in this state some time
during the spring. I expect to be able
to use the full amount of the appropria
tion made by the legislature for this de
partment this year.
"This ia a branch of work that h'is
heretofore been sadly neglected. We
6hould have several deputy wardens
who will do their duty in every county
in the state where fishing is good. Our
rivers are being seined clean of fish by
the farmers along the course of tin?
rivers. It is my hope that these depre
dations may be stopped. At least a
great effort will be made to regulate
these matters in the future."
Mr. Wiley is very enthusiastic in the
prospect of being able to furnish black
bass, croppie, catfish and sunii.sh to all
those who wish to tock ponds or rivers.
They May Be Tried at This Terra
After All.
The answers to the 19 Injunction cnsen
brought by Chief Stahl against Jointlsts
and the owners of buildings where
joints have been located, have been filed
in the district court.
When the demurrer to the cases was
overruled the answer, being a general
denial, was filed. The pleadings havr;
not been made up, bu the Jointisfs
seem to be willing to have the eases
tried at this term of court, and tin"'
may be placed on the docket, although
if the usual course is followed they
would not come up for trial at this term
of court. .
NOT qUITd $2,000.
What the City Haa Paid, in Witness
City Clerk Squires in footing up the
accounts of fees paid to witnesses for
the city in the city court, the police
court and the district court for the fis
cal year ending March .11. this morning
found the amount to be $1.757. (15.
"This," he said, "is not a very l;r:
amount considering the amount of liti
gation which the city has been connect
ed with during the past year."
Misplaced Watch Caused Police Much
A mystery has been c leared. The po
lice have been searching high and lovr
for a valuable watch supposed to have
been stolen from Mrs. J. S. ;iendenning
at 1310 North Quincy street.
The watch is of an English make and
the value was placed at J123. Tiie
watch had not been seen for about
three weeks until it was found yester
day. , It was supposed to have been
stolen, but instead it had been pur.
away in a very safe place so safe tti.it
the owner forgot where it was and
thought it stolen, i
County Commissioners Fail to Locate
Two Bridges.
The county commissioners are having
all kinds of trouble about the foui Kan
sas river bridges.
Two were located and two have not
been. The people can not seem to come
to a unanimous choice for the Io ntions
of the two bridges as yet not located,
and now there is talk that unless th '
commissioners locate thein all that In
junctions will be brought to prevent t)v
erection of but two. It must be all or
It Will Appear on New Ten Dollar
The new ten dollar bills will contain
the portrait of Mrs. Clara Biddlo-T lavi.
formerly of Emporia, Kan ." says trie
Emporia Gazette. Mrs. Davis left Em
poria about three years ago and wa
counted the handsomest girl in Em
poria. She married Seymour Davis, the
architect, and went east.
Her photograph was taken to send
to the world's fair at Paris. The picture
was a striking one. A well known en
graver saw it and suggested it to the
engraver of the government, ami n
hereafter when you get one of those nev
ten dollar bills, if you come from Em
poria, it will make you douhl- happy.
Peter Peets, Pioneer and Largest Kan
in Jewell County, Passes Away.
Mankato. Kas., April 21. Peter Peets,
one of the earliest settlers of this county,
died suddenly at the home of his daugh
ter in this city Tuesday, heart ralluro
ing the cause of his death. Mr. Feet w;t
the largest man in the county, w.-mnn k
when spare in fl'-wh over .'Jki pounds, i. t,d
at the time of his death, although oi.-r
7S years of age. was more than a m:n'.i
for anv two ordinary men. and d-l'K'O'-t
to show his strength In friendly wi:fM.
He was extremelv good nntured and
esteemed by all. He leaves a widow ana
two children.
Eain or No Bain.
The weather men are still trying
ward off the storm which is foie
by "Cider" Smith. It is the governm
irath(r man aerainst Smith. Tile fl!
te 1
cast sent out today is "generally f
tonisrht and Thursday." 1 ne maxim
u r 1 1
temperature today up to noon was
and the minimum The wind has In
southeast blowing 10 miles an Iiuux.

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