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Startling Ending to the Execu
tion of Thomas Ketchum
For Holding Up and Robbing a
Train in New Mexico.
Last Honrs of "Black Jack'
Ketchum, the Bandit.
Guarded by 20 Armed Deputies
Throughout the Night.
Sajs That Men Confined at
Santa Fe Are Innocent.
Tells Who Were the Partners
in His Crime.
Clayton, N. M., April 26. Thomas E.
Ketchum, alias "Black Jack," the train
robber, was hanged at 1:21 p. m. The
rope broke but the fall jerked his head
off. 'i
Clayton. IN", jr., April IS, Twenty
armed deputies were on guard all night
at the jail here in anticipation of an
attempt to rescue Thomas E. Ketchum,
aliaa "Black Jack." the train robber who
is condemned to be hanged between "10
a. m. and 4 p. m. today, but if any
friends of the bandit are here they have
made no demonstration. Hundreds of
armed men, many of them cowboys,
from the surrounding country, are in
town. Sheriff Garcia has decided to
hold the execution about 1 p. m.
Ketchum received the ministrations of
a priest this morning. He ate a hearty
breakfast, took a bath and said he was
ready to die at any hour. At 11:30 a. m.,
he called for music. A violin and a gui
tar were sent for.
Ketchum talked for over an hour with
visitors cooler than any who met him.
He declared death preferable to im
prisonment. Ketchum told of robberies
in which he was concerned, but declared
that he had never killed a man and had
only shot three. He said that he was not
"Black Jack" and that that bandit still
lived. Ketchum refused to give names
cf friends ftiil at liberty.
Bet-ides giving a full account of the
Steins Pass robbery, exonerating the
Ketchum said that Bud I'pshaw was
Ketchu msaid that Bud Upshaw was
innocent of the murder of A, P, Powers
In Texas, of which he is accused. This
killing, Ketchum said, was the result of
a. conspiracy to which he was a party.
Thomas Ketchum, alias "Black Jack"
was the most noted desperado of the
southwest. Although he boasted of hav
ing taken the lives of many fellow be
ings, yet he finally paid the forfeit w-ith
his own life for an attempted train rob
bery in which nobody was killed .Thi3
crime was committed near Foisom, X.
3,1. , August 16. 1399.
Single handed. Black Jack held up a
Colorado and Southern passenger train.
He ordered the engineer and fireman to
uncouple the engine and leave the train.
The conductor and mail agent opened
fire on him, which he promptly return
ed. He received the contents of a double
barrelled shotgun In his right arm, but
quickly changing the rifle to his left
shoulder, he succeeded in wounding
both conductor and mail agent. He then
escaped in the darkness but was captur
ed the next day. He was tried for as
sault upon a United States mail agent
and sentenced to ten years in the peni
tentiary. Then in September, 130, he
was tried on the more F-erious charge of
assault upon a railroa.d train with, intent
to commit a felony. He was also con
victed on this charge and sentenced to
be hanged in November last. The exe
cution was stayed until 11 arch by an
appeal to the territorial supreme court
which affirmed the finding of the lower
court and in March a reprieve was grant
ed until April L'6.
"Black Jack" was said to have been
the leader of a band of outlaws who
committed many train robberies and
other raids in Texas, New Mexico an 1
Arizona. This band has been scattered
since hia arrest. Seven or eight have
been killed, three are in jail and the oth
ers have been driven to the mountains.
In Which Black Jack Strives to
Clear "Innocent" Men.
Denver, April 26. A special to the
Post from Clayton, K. 2,1., says that
Thomas E. Ketchum mailed the follow
ing letter to President McKinley this
Clayton, X. M.. April 26.
To Ilia Excellencv. the President of the
United States. Washington.
Sir: Being now at the town of Clay
ton awaiting my execution, which is set
for this day and realizing the import
ance to the liberty of other men and the
duty which I conceive to be incumbent
upon myself standing in the presence of
death, where no human aid can reach
me, I desire to communicate to you by
means of this letter some facts which I
deem wiuld be of interest to people
through their president and perhaps be
the means of liberating innocent men
There are now three men in Santa Fe
penitentiary serving sentences for the
robbery of the United States mail at
Gtein's Pass. Arizona, in isi7, vis.: Leon
Albertson. "Walter Huffman and Bill
.Waterman, and they are as innocent of
the crime as an unborn babe. The
names of the men who committed the
crime are Dave Atkins, Ed Buliin, Will
Carver, Sam Ketchum, Broncho Bill
and myself. I have given to my attor
ney in Clayton means by which articles
taken in said robbery may be found
where we had them and also the names
of witnesses who live in that vicinity
who will testify that myself and gang
were in that neighborhood both immed
iately before and after the robbery. The
fct that these men are Innocent and
are suffering, impels me to make this
While you cannot help and while I re
alize that all efforts to secure to me
a commutation of my sentence have
Ig-nally failed. I wish to do this much
In the interest of these innocent men
o, so far as I know, never committed
erime in thir lives. I maka this state-
merit, fully realizing that my end Is fast
approaching and that I must very soon
j meet my Maker.
It Has Not Yet Been Reached at
Cincinnati, April 26. The top of the
flood in the Ohio at this place has not
yet been reached. While there was a
rise of only two-tenths of a foot between
5 o'clock yesterday evening and 2 a.
m. today the rise between 2 a. m. and 5
a .m. today was three and a half tenths.
The decline, when it begins, will be
slow, as Huntington, W. Va., this morn
ing reports a fall of only half an inch
in 24 hours.
Many of the residents of the flooded
district, especially tenement houses
along the river front will not be fit for
habitation for almost a week. In thi3
respect Newport and Dayton, Ky., and
other towns across the river have suf
fered very much.
At P.ipley, Higginsport, Manchester
and other small points on this side of the
river the condition after the flood is very
serious as they have been practically
under water for some days. Owing to
the short duration of the flood as well
as the fact that it is below the record
of seven other Ohio river floods, the
damages along the valley are compara
tively small. The greatest sufferers are
those who have been thrown out of
work, or driven from their homes. No
lives have been lost except by accidents.
There is no indication of a further rise
and less apprehension is felt over the
results of the high water in the lower
Ohio valley.
Says American Missionaries Need Ko
San Francisco. April 26. In reference
to the accusations of looting made
against missionaries, United States
Minister Conger, who arrived here last
night, makes the following statement:
"The Americans have a larger num
ber of missionaries out there than any
other nation, and I am frank to say
that under the circunstances there are
very few things which the missionaries
have done, if any, for which there need
be any apology whatever. The stories
of their looting are false, to my knowl
edge. "Believing that our government
would not demand a monetary indem
nity for the murder and pillaging of
native Christians, I advised them that
wherever they could make a settlement
themselves with the villages where
those murders or destruction of proper
ty had taken place, to make them on
their own responsibility. Li Hung
Chang and Chang Yen Mao suggested
that settlement might be made in this
way with the least possible friction.
There are not going out and compelling
the people to pay anything. It is alto
gether voluntary on their part.
"The missionaries have been criticised
very severely for going, immediately
after the siege was raised, into aban
doned houses for shelter for themselves
and the native Christians who had been
expelled from their homes." ; I said: 'If
there is a boxers' habitation 'abandoned
take possession of it, so you can have a
place in which to shelter and take care
of the native Christians.' "
Speaking of the siege, Mr. Conger,
said: "It took every white man we had
to stand by the guns. Without the mis
sionaries the legation would not have
been saved and without the native
Christians none of us would have been
saved. The missionaries were not the
prime cause of the trouble; they were
only one of the causes. The missionaries
were not responsible for the building
of the railroads or for any of the other
foreign innovations against which the
hatred of the boxers seemed to be di
Buy Their Corn From Phillips
For the Purpose.
Chicago, April 26. Following the ex
ample set by corp shorts yesterday a
number of smaller traders settlea with
Phillips. Phillips: to whom they had
sold their corn at a lower price was the
only man from whom they could get it
in small lots. He sold about 100,000
bushels today between 4Sc and 4SH.
The market was less excited today and
fluctuations comparatively narrow. In
answer to an inquiry as to his attitude
towards the market for May corn Phil
lips said: "I have not closed out yet
and there are several millions of May
corn still coming to me."
Citizens of Des Moines "Will Honor
Minister to China.
Chicago. April 26. A special to the
Tribune from De3 Moines, la., says:
The Iowa executive council today
passed a resolution granting to the cit
izens of Des Moines the use of the
state house for a puhiic reception to
Edwin H. Conger, minister to China,
who has arrived at San Francisco and
will arrive in Des Moines in a few days.
The state house has never been used
before for a reception to other than
state officers and retaining soldiers.
A special train of 12 coaches w ill leave
Des Moines for Council Bluffs on the
day of Minister Conger's arrival in
Iowa. Governor Shaw, Adjutant Gen
eral M. H. Myers and other state offi
cials will make up the reception com
mittee, with Major Hoyt Sherman, only
surviving brother to the late John Sher
man, and 5 prominent Des Moines men.
Several hundred people from point3 all
through Iowa will make the trip to
Council Bluffs on the Conger special.
Frenchmen "Urged to Build the Pana
ma CanaL
New York. April 26. A dispatch to the
Journal and Advertiser from Paris says:
All of today's Paris papers contain three
columns of a passionate appeal to French
men to build the Panama canal. It is an
obvious advertisement signed by the dis
tinguished engineer Phillipe Bunau Va
rum, well known in the United States,
who himself contributes S400.OJO. The ap
peal is based upon patriotic and practical
grounds. A cheerful and hopeful effect
has been produced in Paris by this unex
pected appeal.
Wrork of RemoYing the Corpses
From the Debris
At the Scene of the Explosion at
Night Long the Firemen
Fought the Flames.
Number of Injured 150
Frankfort, April 26. By 11 o'clock this
morping SO bodies had been recovered
from the debris at the electro-chemical
works near Griesham, but there are still
many missing. About 150 persons were
Injured, many of them seriously. The
work of lighting the flames proceeded
throughout the entire night, though the
danger of further explosions was regard
ed as averted at midnight. The search
of the ruins continues. The scenes which
occurred throughout the night were most
distressing. Villagers and survivors
were groping about the ruins in search
of relatives and comrades and endeavor
ing to recognize in the charred bodies or
dismembered and mutilated corpses the
Identity of missing friends.
The flames burned out Marx & Mueller's
chemical factory and a part of the
Griesham color works.
A number of children who were hurled
by the explosion into the river Main
were drowned before the rescuers could
reach them. Several firemen are among
the victims. A special train with relief
firemen and additional doctors and
nurses, was sent to the scene of the
disaster this morning. A number w ho,
it was feared had perished, reported
themselves this morning.
Frankfort, April 26. Noon There
was a fresh outbreak of the flames
among the ruins at Griesheim, which
revived apprehension, and after the ex
plosion of a great benzine reservoir at
11 o cIock this morning, orders were is
sued that all persons In the village of
Griesheim and its vicinity must vacate
their premises forthwith.
The inhabitants fled, panic-stricken,
with such possessions as they could
hastily collect, most of them going to
Frankfort. Even the llremen, sal
vagers and soldiers left the scene of
the disaster. The railroad service to
Griesheim is suspended on account of
During the panic this morning a num
ber of women and children were thrown
down and trampled under foot.
The danger of fresh explosions neces
sarily retards the drawing up of a cor
rect death roll, but the latest reports do
not indicate that this is so large as was
at first reported.
For the Man "Who Buys the German
Ship Gildemeister.
Portland, Ore., April 26. The Oregon
ian this morning says:
The man who buys the German ship
Gildemeister in San Francisco next
Monday will undoubtedly secure a law
suit along with her unless claims now
pending in this city are settled in the
meantime. It is also highly probable
that the ship may be brought to Port
lapd for repairs. The only people aside
from the underwriters and owners who
have a tangible interest in the Gilde
meister are the parties who had the ship
under charter at the time she was dis
masted. The underwriters and owners
who have apparently worked In full
Harmony in the condemnation proceed
ings overlooked this claim of the char
terers, but the speculative public who have
something like $115,000 at stake on the
matter have not lost sight of it and it is
reported have made an effort to secure
the charter for the purpose of fighting
the case. There is considerable money
at stake on both sides and if she can
be brought to Portland and repaired for
one-third of her value the charterers
will insist upon a reconsideration ami
investigation of the condemnation pro
ceedings. I
Carl Browne as Mrs. Nation.
Fort Scott, Kan., April 26. The debate
between Carrie Nation and Carl Browne,
widely advertised to take place last
night at Convention hall, has been offi
cially declared off. Mrs. Nation failed
to materialize. At last accounts she
was In jail at Wichita and unable to
give bond releasing her for the engage
ment here. Mr. Browne addressed a
fair sized crowd on one of the street cor
ners, taking both sides of the debate,
and appeared in costume to represent
Mrs. Nation in displaying her side.
Shah in a Bad Way.
Berlin, April 26. The Cologne Ga
zette's St. Petersburg correspondent tel
egraphs that the condition of the shah
of Persia is becoming worse. His liver
and kidney affections and difficulty of
respiration are assuming more acute
forms. The correspondent also says con
siderable excitement exists among the
population of Teheran because of the
heavy taxes recently imposed upon meat
and other food stuffs.
No Word From the Crew.
Philadelphia, April 26. The three mas
ted schooner Emma Knowles, Capt.
Rogers, from Charleston, S. C, for Fall
River, which was discovered capsized
yesterday off Atlantic City, passed
Hereford life saving station at 9 o'clock
this morning in tow of an unknown tug
heading for the Delaware breakwater.
No tidings of the crew have as yet been
Killed by Electric Shock.
Omaha, April 26. A house mover
named Owen H. Little working for Con
tractor H. W. Barnum was electrocuted
this morning at 4 o'clock at the corner
of Twenty-fourth and Dodge streets.
With a companion he was endeavoring
to remove an electric wire which be
came attached to the roof of a house,
which was being moved. The insulation
of the wire was worn away and Little
received a shock which ended his life.
Galena, Kan.
year-old son of
while playing
shaft in North
this afternoon.
Down a Shaft.
April 26. Eddie, the 13
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bush,
around an abandoned
Empire, fell into it, late
The shaft was over forty
he sustained a fractured
other injuries that will
feet deep and
skull, besides
prove fatal.
Topeka Sends a Delegation of 500 to
Participate in Festivities.
Today the Odd Fellows are celebrating
the eighty-second anniversary of the
founding of the lodge in America, at Kan
sas City, and 500 Topekans are in attend
A s Denial train bearing the Toueka dele
gation left over the Rock island this
morning at S:30. A large number went to
Kansas City yesterday in order to be on
nana tor tne negtnmng or me iesuvuies.
The Topeka people win return tomorrow.
Bandits Secure $350 on
Georgia Central Train.
Were Unable to Open the Ex
press Company's Safe.
Macon, Ga., April 26. The express car
of the Central of Georgia railroad was
robbed between 12:20 and 1:20 o'clock this
morning, by two men who boarded the
train at Macon. The car was going
through from Atlanta to bavannah.
Some time after the train pulled out of
Macon the two men who had secreted
themselves in some way, entered the ex
press car and confrontea Express Mes
senger J. N. White. They seized and
bound him hand and foot and threw a
sack over his head. They then went
through his packages and secured about
SiuO, Put lett a l,uuu package lying on tne
floor. The safe resisted their attempts
to open it. When the train reached the
village of Gordon, twenty miles from
Macon, the robbers dropped off. The
messenger was uninjured when discovered
by the conductor. Detectives and com
pany officers are now scouring the coun
try. The men are supposed to be two
suspicious characters who were seen
hanging about the union depot for two
days. Two nights ago Messenger White
observed two men closely watching his
car at the station ana oraerea tnem away.
Well Dressed, Shaven and Has
His Hair Cut.
Omaha, April 26. James Callahan is
a different looking man now from the
James Callahan arrested two months
ago, charged with the kidnaping of
Eddie Cudahy. He appears in court
well dressed, his hair carefully combed,
and clean shaven, with the exception of
a moustache, which has grown out so
much during his confinement as to de
ceive the average .witness. B. K. Mun
shaw, who lives near the Melrose Hill
house, was the first witness called this
morning. He identified the picture of
Crowe as that of a man who came to
his house iioout three weeks before the
kidnaping and wanted to know who
owned the Schneiderwind house.
Munshaw said he told him, and the
man came back later and said he had
rented it and paid $1 down and would
pay the balance when he moved in, the
following Monday. Munshaw testified
that he saw Crowe there on the day be
fore the kidnaping and talked with him
again, and the latter said he would
move in the next Monday.
Munshaw added that on the night of
the kidnaping the dogs barked late in
the evening, and he went out by the
wall and saw a buggy or spring wagon
drive past and draw up to the steps of
the Schneiderwind house. He was down
hill from there and the parties were
outlined against the sky. The night was
dark, but he could see the outlines.
He saw what he thought were two men
go up the steps and into the house and
he thought the parties were moving in
some of their goods. Crowe, Munshaw
testified, was accompanied by a wo
man, when he called the first time in a
buggy and inquired about the house.
Detective Savage was recalled. He
testified that he talked with Callahan
at Fourteenth and Douglalss streets
about three weeks before he was ar
rested. Callahan claimed that he was
going to work switching for the C, St.
Paul. M. & O. road on the following
morning. ' '
They talked about Pat Crowe and the
kidnaping, and that Callahan expressed
his belief of Crowe's innocence, and
said that he had taken Crowe with him
to his sister's house and introduced
Crowe to her as Mr. Johnson. This,
Callahan said, was just before the
Northw-estem train robbery when Mrs.
Kelly was living in Council Bluffs. Sav
age testified that later Callahan ad
mitted to the chief of police that he had
introduced Crowe to his sister as John
son. He testified that Callahan said he
could not turn up Crowe, and that he
would not if he could.
Geo. Wittum identified Callahan as
a man who passed by his house on the
day before the kidnaping, between 12
and 1 o'clock. He said he and his wife
both watched the man while he trav
elled 200 or 300 feet, and until he passed
out of sight.
Tried to Pass Customs Officers With
a Iot of Jewelry.
New Tork, April 26. John Curry, a
banker of Windsor. Ont.. who arrived on
the steamship Teutonic, is in trouble with
the customs authorities because he did
not declare jewelry worth in the neigh
borhood cf $2,500, which he says he was
carrying to the Canadian relatives of a
friend who died abroad.
The pieces of jewelry and their esti
mated valuation are as follows: One soli
taire diamond bracelet, $1.0o0: two opal
diamond bracelets, $Go0: one gold bracelet.
$25: one sapphire, pearl and diamond
brooch, $125; one diamond and opal
brooch. $2(: one diamond ring. $200, and
one turquoise and diamond ring.
During the voyage Mr. Curry entrusted
the jewelry to the care of the purser, and
when the steamship reached her dock he
asked the purser to keep the jewelry a
day or so and he would call for it. The
purser declined to do so unless it was de
clared. So Mr. Curry deposited the jew
elry in his pockets and said nothing about
it, although he declared two pieces of
baggage which will go to Canada in bond.
Customs Inspector Donahue detected the
jewelry, which was sent to the appraiser's
At Deputy Phelps' office Mr. Curry
showed by papers which he had with him
that the jewelry belonged to an estate
and was entrusted to his care to be de
livered to relatives in Ontario, and was
told that it" he had only declared the
jewelry it could have been sent through
in bond.
An application has been forwarded to
Secretary Gage, giving this statement of
the matter, and the opinion was ex
pressed that the application would be
Medal For Engrlebart-
New Tork, April 26. Tonight on the
steamship Kaiser Wiihelm der Grosse.
Captain Engelihart will have pinned to
his coat a medal given by the Volunteer
Life Saving association. The medal will
be his reward for conduct during the
great Hoboken fire last summer. Captain
Kngellhort rescued men from the ill-fated
steamships Maine, Aile and Bremen.
Letter Addressed to the Czar
and His Cabinet.
Voices the Sentiments of Mil
lions of Russians.
Is Created Throughout the
Muscovite Empire.
The University Situation Has
Grown Suddenly Worse.
Berlin, April 26. The National Zei
tung today prints Russian special cor
respondence which contains another
version of the letter Count Leo Tolstoi,
April 10, addressed to the czar and cab
inet. The letter protested against the
system of forcibly suppressing intellec
tual and political progress and coun
selled the liberation of the peasants
from despotic treatment, the removal of
all barriers of enlightenment and the
free profession of any faith. The letter
"This appeal have I, Leo Tolstoi,
written; not as a personal conviction,
but as the conviction of millions be
longing to the Russian intelligence."
The correspondent asserts that the
letter has made the deepest impression
throughout Russia.
The Cologne Volks Zeitung prints a
St. Petersburg special which says the
university situation has suddenly
grown worse. From Moscow university
word has been given to persist In
passive opposition until all the sen
tenced students have been pardoned.
The Vorwaerts publishes a joint pro
test from the proletariat to the world
bearing the signatures of the leaders of
the socialist movement, including those
of the United States, dated from Brus
sels, against the brutalities of czarism.
Farmers Talk of Burning Fields to
Kill the Green Pest.
Guthrie, Okla., April 26. The Oklahoma
wheat crop is in danger of being exter
minated by the green louse that has ap
peared in indescribable numbers. The
pest has not been identified in name. Old
wheat growers say that this is the first
time they ever saw it. It is green in
color and resembles a kind that infests
rose plants. Very few fields are un
touched. The damage is such that the farmers
are talking about burning their fields in
hopes that the ground could be used for
some other crop. The insect seems to be
going north and has already reached the
Kansas line.
Thieves Secure $4,000 at
Brighton, Mich.
Brighton, Mich., April 26. The bank of
G. A. Baetke & Co. was entered by
thieves early today, who dynamited the
safe and secured about $4,000. The force
of the charge damaged the interior cf
the bank. The loss to the bank is cov
ered by insurance. ;
Santa Fe Painter Thoughtlessly
Bawed Off His Support.
John Stafford, a Santa Fe painter, fell
sixteen feet Thursday, without being hurt
in any way. Stafford was working on a
scaffolding constructed of two-by-fours,
and without knowing it sawed off one of
these pieces. He fell into a mud puddle
under the framework and had to be
helped out, unhurt.
Frisco to Let Contracts.
St. Louis. April : 26. Contracts will be
given out in a few days by President and
Oeneral Manager Yoakum for the exten
sion on the Texas lines of the St. Louis
& San "Francisco system. The gap be
tween Sherman and Fort Worth, estab
lishing direct connection with the recently
acquired Fort Worth & Rio Grande line,
will receive first attention. The short
line connection between the 'Frisco and
tne Memphis line from Miami. I. T.. will
likewise be constructed at once. In Texas
the intention is to extend the 'Frisco
system in an air line from Brownwood
to the Rio Orande border, looking to di
rect connections for the chief cities in
the repulbic of Mexico.
Gen. Ludlow Has Consumption.
Manila, April 26. Owing to his Illness,
the appointment of Brig. Gen. Win. Lud
low to be military governor of the de
partment of the Visayas has been re
voked. A board of surgeons has made an
examination and report that General Lud
low suftered rrom an attacK or grip ana
localized congestion, which has developed
into a dangerous case of tuberculosis.
General Ludlow will return to the United
States by the first transport.
Will Edit Her Paoer in JaiL
In writing to a friend in Topeka Mrs.
Nation says: "We all four expect to
have to go to jail. I can edit my paper
just as well in jail, so have all my mall
sent here at once." Continuing she said:
" Ibelieve when my friends realize that
I have to pay the expenses of my paper
by going out and lecturing they will
subscribe and help me out. You know
that I have not had any means to carry
on The Smasher's Mail. I can edit as
good a paper in jail as ont, and you can
attend to its mailing."
Mercury llises to 80.
There is a likelihood that the present
warm weather may be succeeded by
colder days. The maximum for today
up to noon was SO but the forecast sent
out today is "fair tonight. Possibly
showers and colder Saturday." The
minimum for today was 59. The wind
has been south blowing 20 miles an
hour. I
Rescuer Himself Silled.
Peabody, Kan., April 26. Joseph
Chaney. near Burns, Marion county.
while attempting to stop a runaway
team with two women in the buggy yes
terday, was knocked down and run over
and killed, ills back was broken.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, April 26. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair tonight, possibly showers and
colder Saturday; south to west winds.
By Order of the New Leader of the
Manila, April 26. It is reported that
the rebel general, Cailles, ordered eight
American prisoners to be shot April 21,
the same day on which he condemned to
death Col. Saxicio, one of his staff offi
cers and Senor De La Rosa, a wealthy
native, who had refused to contribute to
the insurgent fund. Sancio escaped.
The others were tortured and then
butchered. Cailles, who is now lurking
in the mountains of Tayabas province.
Luzon, proclaims himself dictator and
successor of Aguinaldo and announces
his intention to continue a war of ex
termination. It is said that Cailles was born in
Pondicherry, India, his father being a
Frenchman and his mother a Hindoo.
It is also asserted that he formerly
registered as a French subject In Ma
nila. He is a typical guerrilla leader,
cruel, able, reckless and unrelenting.
Aguinaldo denounces him, disclaiming
responsibility for the previous atrocities
of Cailles and declares that he never is
sued orders contrary to the rules of war.
Burglars ilob an Anaconda Sa
loon of 810,000.
Anaconda, Mont., April 26. A most au
dacious robbery was committed hero
early today by two burglars, who secured
$10,000 in gold. The burglars entered the
Alaskan saloon by forcing the main street
door. Bodily picking up a 300 pound safe
they loaded it onto an express wagon.
Driving outside the city limits they broke
the safe open and secured $10,000 in gold.
Putting the broken safe back into tho
wagon they started the horse toward the
city and made good their escape.
Resubmission Will Not Be One
of Them.
Morton Albaugh, chairman of the (Re
publican state central committee, is em
phatic in his prediction that resubmis
sion will not be the issue in the next
state campaign. He not only declares that
In his opinion, the Republicans will not
take it up, but challenges the Democrats
and Populists to do so if they went an
other drubbing.
He said that the state battle will be
upon national issues, being a continua
tion of tho policies now in vogue and
responsible for the present prosperous
condition of the country and side-iseuea
that may arise through the incidents of
the present administration.
"Republican platforms are made by
Republican conventions, and I earv not
foretell what it will be," eaid Mr. Al
baugh. "But my judgment ia that the
party will not declare for resubmission.
Prohibition is not a party question. .Both
parties are divided on it.
"I don't believe the Democrats will
dare to declare for resubmission. Under
the new election law the Democrats and
Populists must get together in order to
win. Last year the Fusionists polled in
round numbers 160.000 votes, of which
according to my estimate, 100,000 were
cast by Populists and came largely from
the rural districts and large numbers
favor prohibition. There is probably a
larger per cent of the Popuiists who fa
vor prohibition than there is of the Re
publicans. The Democrats won't dare to
put resubmission in the platform. If
they do we will whip them bad. The
question will be dealt with by both par
ties as it has been in the past.
"Resubmission is not the most Import
ant issue. We Republicans believe we
have given the state a better adminis
tration than the opposition gave it. The
battle next year will be preliminary to
the fight of 1904. The forces will be lined
up for the presidential conflict.
"The issues in 1904 will be squarely up
to what they have been and are now
from a Republican standpoint. There
will be a continuation of the policies
that have given the country its present
prosperity. Of course we cannot tell
what the issues may be from a Demo
cratic standpoint, I am not qualified to
speak from that view but I firmly be
lieve that Democracy will abandon free
silver and Bryanism. It will go back to
the old Democracy of Cleveland's day.
They will rail against the trusts and
knock on everything the Republicans do.
Our next state campaign will be fought
on the line of anticipating these
Attend the Celebration of 82nd
Anniversary of the Order.
Kansas City, April 26. Over 10.000 Odl
Fellows from Kansas and. Missouri are in
the city to attend the interstate celebra
tion of the eighty-second anniversary of
the founding of the order. A. C. Cable,
of Covington, O., gTand sire of the I. O.
O. P. of the world, arrived this morning,
and was escorted from the depot to the
Coatea house, where he later rn-ld a re
ception. At noon a street parade of sub
ordinate and grand lodges of the two
states passed through the down-town
streets, led by the Patriarchs Militant.
Members of the Rebekah lodges, which
will hold a separate gathering, followed
in carriages.
In addition to the high lodge officers
of Kansas and Missouri, the grand mas
ter, H. C. McCreery, and the grand sec
retary, J. M. Norman of Colorado, took
part in the parade. The line contained
big delegations from St. Xouis, St. Jo
seph and Springfield, Mo., Topeka. Osa
watomie and other points in Kansas, to
gether with a half do; en . bands from
neighboring cities. This afternoon a band
concert was given at Convention hall, fol
lowed by addresses by prominent officials
of the order.
Eloquent Ex-Kansan InTited to
Speak at AnniTersary.
The Tcpeka lodge of Elks will cele
brate the tenth anniversary ot , the
lodge's birthday next week.
George R. Peck, who was a charter
member of the order in Topeka has been
invited to be here and attend the cere
monies as a guest of honor and to de
liver an address.
ET OH uAY 6.
Populist Party's Fate to Da
Then Decided.
Secret Invitation to Democrats
Is Included.
Proposition is For a Coalition
In Common Cause.
Will Then Decide Whether
There is to lie More Fusion.
The Populist state central committee
has called a meeting to be held in To
peka on Monday, May C. The course of
the party is practically settled upon a
straight ticket. It is now necessary to
thrash out the details for the future. The
following statement has been issued by
the committee:
"Ninety-three per cent of the letters
received in answer to the queries pro
pounded by the state central committee
are in fabor of putting a straight Peo
ple's party ticket in the held next year.
The other seven per cent are in favor
of all Kansas Populists going into ties
Democratic primaries and taking pos
session of the machinery of that party.
"About one-half of the writers say
they would favor the formation of a new
party in the state, provided all the re
form elements could be united under its
banner; otherwise not.
"All of the writers, with two exception?,
are in favor of direct legislation and
eighty-two per cent of them favor mak
ing it the paramount issue in the next
state campaign, by emphasizing it as the
only way to get public ownership of
public utilities; to stop the corruption of
legislative bodies and to secure genuine
rule by the people. Ten per cent think
it should be an issue but not the para
mount one. Eighty per cent think it
should be an issue and possibly the par
amount one but are at present unset
tled in their minds as to the latter point.
"These letters may be safely accepted
as an index to the sentiment throughout
the state. The columns of the Advocate
have been opened impartially to all ami
we have given to the minority far more
space than we have to the majority, in
proportion to their numbers."
The business that is to be taken up in
committee includes the setting aside of
half a dozen designs that have been of
fered from which a party ballot symbol
is to be chosen by the rank and hie by
referendum. There will be considera
tion of the biennial election and fusion
laws also. The committee will formulate
a proposition to the lemoorats to come
in with them. Just what the nature of
this proposition is or will be ia not
known. It will be a secret proposition
up to the Democrats, anyway, and b
left to them to decide or publish. It will
probably invite them to come in to their
mass convention, which is to be hel I
next summer, and is expected to pre
scribe that they come in converted or
stay away.
American Concern Secures Contract
For India Locomotives.
New Tork, April 26. The World says!
An American concern has secured tho
contract for locomotives recently ordered
by the Calcutta port commissioners, de
spite active Kurnpcan competition. Tim
Indian authorities invited bids in the open
market for nine locomotives. The lowest
British bill wns that of Nellson. ReiJ e.
Co.. of ;las?ow. Their price was i
pounds, ngainst the T'ittsburg Ijimmnilvfl
company's bid of 1.378 pounds for eacii
engine. 1 he I'ittsburg com nan y also of
fered quicker deliverv, undertaking to
fulfill its contract Inside of six months,
while the shortest time given by l.irilisil
builders was nine months. The Calcutta
officials accepted the tender of the Amer
ican eompanv. This is the, lirst contract
for locomotives Americans have secured
abroad through lower prices. Previous
contracts have come to this country be
cause of prompt delivery.
The locomotives ordered are of the eiuht
wheel, tank type, weighing about i'7 ton
each. They will be used for rmuimg
heavy freight from the Calcutta docks.
Colorado Department Commander Op
poses 100,000 Ken.
Denver, Aur. 2G. The Rocky Mountain
News this morning prints an interview
with Gen. H. C. Merriam, commander of
the department of the Colorado, in
which he is quoted as being opposed to a
large standing army. (
According to the interview, the general
"As to the regular army, thf number
decided upon by the "Washing
ton authorities is quite enough. AVe Io
not need 100,000 men in the regular
army. What we do need is a small and)
thoroughly drilled, disciplined and equip
ped body that is not afraid to work ami
is ready for any emergency. A lazy
soldier is a bad soldier and It would be
a menace to the country to fill the post
with thousands of men with nothing to
do. Oilicers and men should be kept
constantly employed and they are then
kept out of mischief. We have no need
of a large standing army."
Revenue Receipts Decline.
Washington, April 20. The mnnthlr
statement of the collections of intermit
revenue show that t he total receipts for
March. IMrt. were 24..74. a decrease as
compared with March-. !!. of J-'. Tie!
receipts from the several sources of rev
enue were: Spirits. S't.72;M'i. increase f-i,-8t7:
tobacco, 91.. decrease t-.:i;
fermentd liquors. $S.Wo.Mt. increase $;7!i,
SWi; oleomargarine. $1XS.74, decrease $...,
2H7. Special taxes not elsewhere enumer
ated. tZi.Xit. increase J2.1iX. Miscellaneous.
J-i.oa5.77ti. increase !!.r.l!i. For t lie last
nine months the receipts were .T.'.s.r."5 Jes
than for the corresponding period lat
4 Eberla For Treasurer.
William S. F.berle has announced th-it
he is a candidate, for countv treasurer.
He is a promising young man. and has
ppent most of his life in Shawnee county.
He began to "shift for himself" at !.".
and now at the ae of .2 he eniovs the po
sition of deputy county treasurer, ile is
industrious, faithful and thorough. For
nine vears he handjed the tax department
of the Trust Company of America. H
has always been identified with the Re
publican party machinery, having been
captain of the Topeka Flambeau ilub for
six years. Few candidates enter a cam
paign better equipped than he.
Killed by Indiana
New Tork. April 20. A Herald dispatch
from Rio Janeiro says: Reports irotii
Maranhao say that Indians attacked tht
Christian setlements in that Brazilian
state, that a light ensued, and that L ..i
Christians were killed. Ko official- re-
tiort has been received.

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