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jKy& LAST EDIT! THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MAY 2, 1901. THURSDAY EVENING. TVO CENTS. VkJ OK A DAY HEW ORLEAfl The Crescent City Heartily Welcomes the President. He Starts Early on a Sight Seein? Tour of the City. YISITS A UNIVERSITY. An Institution For Education of Colored People. Entertainment Programme Ex tended Far Into Last Night. New Orleans, May 2. President JIc Kinlty, accompanied by Governor Heard and Mayor Capdeville and escorted by a mounted detachment of police and the Iuisiana cavalry troop left the St. Charles hotel at 9:20 after breakfasting in his apartments with Mrs. McKinley and proceeded to the Southern univer sity, a colored institution, where he was enthusiastically received by the faculty and students. The weather today is clear and warm. As the president entered the grounds of the university he was welcomed w ith "Hail to the Chief." sung by a chorus of 1,000 school children and accompanied by the students' orchestra. Addresses were made by Geo. Alexis and Krnestine 31. Theopole, bright pupils of the school, and the president made a felicitous re sponse, in which he said, addressing the negro children: "I am glad to know that all over the south, where most of you dwell, the state has provided institutions of learn ing where every boy and every girl can prepare themselves for usefulness and honor under the government in which they live. The thing- today is to be practical. "What you want is to get edu cation, and with it you want good character, and with these you want un faltering industry, and if you have these three things, you will have suc cess anywhere and everywhere. God bless you." Five thousand negroes attended the reception, among them leading members ot tne local race. From the Southern university the 1 president was driven to the historic Cabildo facing Jackson Square, where a multitude of people had gathered. It was within the Cabildo. in the row now occupied by the state supreme court that the transfer of Louisiana territory by France to Governor Claiborne, the American commissioner of President Jefferson occurred. The president was received today by Governor Heard, the state officials and the members of the supreme court-: promptly at noon and was escorted to a seat on the right of Chief Justice Nieh olls. President Alcee Fortier of the Louisiana Historical society was recog nized by the chief Justice and delivered an address on the historical associations of the Cabildo. The president made a brief reply and an official record was made on the minute3 of the visit of Mr. McKinley to the court. Afterward the president spoke brittly from the balcony to an immense as semblage in the streets. A national sa lute brought the ceremonies to a close. During the parade here yesterday af ternoon as the presidential party was being escorted to the hotel a wheel came off the carriage occupied by Secretary Hay and Postmaster General Smith. The carriage was moving slowly and neither the secretary of state nor the postmaster general was injured. They immediately entered another carriage and resumed their place in the parade. The incident escaped general observa tion at the time and was not generally known until this morning. TALKS ALONG THE WAY. President Responds Feelingly to Tes timonials of Esteem. Wesson. Miss., May 2. A stop of a minute was made here to permit the president to see the operatives of the Wesson mill, one of the largest cotton mills in the south. About 150 employes greeted the president, and he made a few remarks, as follows: "This was not on the programme, but It was desired that I might see not only this great plant but the happy, contented people it employs. This is a most interesting and gratifying inci dent of my trip, to see the working peo ple of this great mil) come out at a time when they are so busy to join with others in giving me greeting as I Journey through your state. The hap piest people in the world are those w ho are best employed. Work means wages; wages mean contentment and bring to the home opportunities for the educa tion of the children, and it is the boast of our civilization that every boy and girl in the land can aspire to the high est position of trust and honor." Secretaries Hay and Wilson and Post master General Smith also spoke here. At McCoomb. Miss., the train stopped a minute, and the president made a few remarks. He said: "My Fellow Citizens I thank you for this very warm welcome. 1 think vour greeting warmer as we move southward but in all our journey we have been welcomed by warm hearts to southern hospitality, and we wiil carry with us through our long tour no happier mem ory than that of our visit in the south ern states. I have been glad to note that every section of the south shares In the general welfare and in that uni versal prosperity with which the coun try is so signally blessed. We have a larger prosperity than ever before, with higher national and individual credit. The lender now is looking for the bor rower. Rates of interest are lower, money is easy and more plentiful and is. going into our great productive enter prises and thereby furnishing employ ment to labor. Labor earns wages, and these wages go into the homes and into the communities of the country to bless them and make happy firesides. "What we want in this country, now having reached a point of developnent where we can more than supply our own demands, is a foreign market in distant lands. We want to send the products of our farms, our factories and our mines into every market of the world make the foreign peoples famil iar with our products; and the way to do that is to make them familiar with our Hag." In response to Governor Longino's in troduction to the people at Jackson, Miss., Mr. McKinley said: "I have received in the course of my journey from the capital of this nation many hearty and generous receptions, but none that was more interesting or more memorable than the welcome ex tended by " the governor of your state, and I thank you froaa the bottom of my heart. I thank your governor for his announcement that I am president of all the country, all the states and all the territories of this great country; president by poular vote of every sec tion of the union, by virtue of forms and rules laid do wit by tne constitu tion of the United States. 1 am con vinced that in our nation, and our sense of duty and of honor in every part of the world, we stand as one people. This country of ours has been growing in the past few years, grow ing whether we wanted it to grow or not. The war with Spain started us to growing and we could not help it if we would. Our growth has made new problems, but the American people have faced them and will continue to face them. We will have our differences men always would but we have more agreements than differences. We may differ as to pol itics, agree as to principles ; but we keep in the home circle and settle our differ ences among ourselves, and what is the grandest tribute in the world to the American people, we have settled matters of foreign policy in the past to our satisfaction, and will treat new ones in fear of God." Turning to his car door the president called on Secretary Hay. Mr. Hay spoke and then. Introduced Postmaster General Snith. and Mr. Smith in turn introduced Mr. Hitchcock. Mr. Hitch cock introduced Secretary Wilson, who said : "We heard before we left Washing ton that there was no north and no south, but we have discovered that there is a south, and that it has a great big heart in it." Mr. McKinley stood on the platform and shook hands with hundreds who crowded around as the train started out. Mrs. McKinley was not feeling well, the president explained, and could not respond to calls. THIRD DAY OF THE TOXJR Ends at New Orleans With, a Most Elaborate Reception. New Orleans. La., May 2. The presi dential party traveled across the cotton belt yesterday from Memphis almost to the Gulf of Mexico. Down the low-lying, rich Yr.zoo valley, fertile as the Nile, to Yieksburg. teeming with its memories of SO years ago, thence east to Jackson, th-i capital of Mississippi, and from there down into the land of the magnolia and the orange to this old romantic city near the mouth of the Mississippi, with its traditions of French and Spanish rule. The outpourings of the people to see the presidential train along the route were larger if anything than on the two pre vious days and the demonstrations at Yieksburg and Jackson, the two principal stops, were very striking. Tile visit to Vicksburg was in some re spects the most interesting yet made. Here a triunphul arch of cotton bales bearing the maic words 'Expansion." pointed out to the president as he passed I under it. the path of the new South. Al- any stops after leaving Jackson, the train was halted at several ot the smaller towns where cotton roills are located to permit t he president to see and speak to the operatives. At some of the stations the crowds actually empeded the passing of the train and the engineer was obliged to slow down t o avoid danger of running over enthusiastic people. As the sun was lowering the train crossed the- bayous, with their tangles of moss covered cypress and live oak. and skirting Lake Ponchartrain. steamed into New Orleans. This is ihe first time New Orleans has ever had a visit from a chief magistrate of the nation, and it was a royal recep tion which the old city extended to Pres ident McKinley. Mr. McKinley has been here before. He made a notable speech the year preceding his nomination for the presidency, and ex-President Cleveland was here upon an occasion between his two terms, but never before has a presi dent, while in oftice. visited the crescent city. The air was full of the boom of can non and the scream of the whistle from the harbor craft as the train came into the station. Here the president and his party were greeted by tv. Howard. Mayor Capdeville, Senators McEnery and Foster, the entire Louisiana delegation in congress, the city council and representa tives of the various exchanges. While the mayor was formally extending the hospitality of the city to the president a rine military band was completely drown ing his words with Xew Orleans' favorite air. "Louisiana." The president and hi: cabinet passed out of ttje station between a line of smart looking militiamen on one side and a smarter laoking line of young cadets from the Jesuit military college here on the other. The boys ranged in age from 8 to It. but despite their youth they made a tine appearance in their gray uni forms as they presented arms to the pres idential party. Outride the governor's staff, resplendent in gold lace and mount ed on plunging chargers, awaited the presidential party, The crowd around the station was so dense that it required the heroic efforts of the police to keep the path to the carriages clear. A big military parade, consisting of the Louisiana cavalry troop, the Washington artillery and all militia from this end of the state, escorted the partv to the St. Charles hotel. The citv was liberally, but i not lavishly, adorned with the national colors. The crowds in the streets were tremendous. Never, except in Mardi Gras t imes, were they known to be so thick and jammed with surging humtinity. The iron wrought galleries which embroider the fronts of the buildings here with their tine traceries fairly groaned under their burdens of human freight. The feature of the crowd was the great number of handsome women who watched the pro cession from the windows and galleries. Mrs. McKinley and the ladies of tho par ty dined quietly at the hotel and later re ceived the ladies of New Orleans. The president and his cabinet, with the other gentlemen of the party, were given an elaborate banquet at the, hotel in the evening. About 300 of the prominent men of Xew Orleans planned the banquet, said to have exceeded in every respect any thing heretofore in the city. RESPONDS TO A TOAST. President Pays a Glowing Tribute to Jefferson and Jackson. New Orleans, May 2. Senator Mc Enery presided at a banquet given last night in honor of the president. Gover nor Heard, Mayor Capdevieile and the president responded to toasts. It was half past 12 when the president rose to speak. He said; "Mr. Governor Heard, Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen: I can not find praise or speech to express the profound appreci ation which I feel for the warmth of your welcome and for the gracious words spoken in your behalf by the governor of your commonwealth and the mayor of your city. Since my journey ing through the south, leaving Wash ington last Monday morning, I have re ceived in every state through which I have passed, in every city and village, town and hamlet, a genuine greeting from all the people and tonight I have the crowning consummation of a wel come from the representative people of this Crescent city. "The governor has well said that he (Continued on Sixth Page.) ANSWERS CALL Judge John T. Morton Passes Away Peacefully. Was For Fourteen Years Judge of District Court. HAS BEEN FAILING. Two Years Ago Suffered a Stroke of Apoplexy. Since Then He Has Not Been In Active Life. " Judge John TillsonMorton died at his home .on Topeka avenue Wednesday afternoon, at the age of 80 years.' Hia death was not unexpected. Two years ago he suffered a stroke of apo plexy from which he never completely recovered. Paresis had been gradually coming on, and his death came peace fully. Judge Morton was for 14 years Judge of the district court of this district. He was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, September 7, 1S21. In 1S27 the family immigrated to Hillsboro, Montgomery county, Illinois. In 18S7 the family re- JUDGE JOHN T. MORTON. moved to Quincs-, Illinois, where Mr. Morton graduated from Illinois college, class of 1843. He immediately began the study of law at Quincy in the office of O. H. Browning, afterwards Secretary of the Interior, and was ad mitted to the bar in 1844: located in Mount Pleasant, Henry county, Iowa, and ' entered upon the practice of his profession. In lS4ti he was elected a member of the house of representatives of the first legislature of the state of Iowa, and was speaker pro tern, and served in the ses sions of 1846-47. In 1848 he was elected district attorney and in 1850 was elected to the state senate. But after serving one session resigned; was editor of the Mount Pleasant Observer for about two years. In the fall of lSrl he returned to Quincy, purchased a half interest in the Quincy Whig and edited, that paper un til the spring of 1861, when he sold out, and was inclined to look upon his nine years of editorial experience as time wasted, believing that only practical printers are capable of profitably man aging a printing office. In 1861 he removed to Topeka, and was appointed clerk of the United States circuit and district courts, serving un til the fall of 1863, .when on the death of Judge Archibald Williams and the ap pointment of Judge Delehay, he was, to use his own expression, "invited out,' a circumstance which may be accounted for by the fact that he was anti-Lane." In 1864 he - was unanimously elected secretary of the Kansas senate: and at the close of the session resumed the prac tice of law at Topeka. as a junior mem ber of the firm of Martin and Alorton, ex-Judge and Senator John Martin be ing the senior member. In 1S66 he was elected probate Judge of Shawnee county, and was chief clerk of the house of representatives of 1SK6-7-S. In 186S he was elected judge of the Third judicial district without opposition; re elected in the same manner in 1872 and '76, and in 18S0 was again re-elected by a good majority over a worthy and pop ular opponent. Owing to a failing health he resigned in 1882 after a con tinuous service of 14 years. Since re tiring from the bench he followed the practice of law, forming a partnership in 1SS9 with Mr. Mason C. Clark under whom he also associated his son, Chas. H. Morton, then recently admitted to the bar. Judge Morton was married October 10, 1S46, to Miss Mary F. Wyman of Quincy, 111., who died in 1S54, leaving one child, a daughter. April 4. 1S67, he married Mrs. Clara Ottinger of Topeka, who is the mother of Charles Morton. Judge Morton's legal attainments were of the highest order being supple mented by an honest, unbiased judg ment, and an acutely analytical mind. His arguments to the court.and address es to the jury were received with a pro found respect. Kdgar W. Dennis, in writing of his qualities as a judge and his person ality, in 1879, said: "The judge is a man of great com mon sense, has a thorough legal educa tion, and with these combined with a clear and solid judgment. He is justly regarded as one of the ablest jurists that ever presided in a Kansas court and would honor any judicial position. His written cpinion are models of clear statement and sound logic, couched in terse plain Saxon; his instructions to the jury are in simple language but are ex ceedingly lucid and easy to be under stood; his manner upon the bench is courteous and obliging to all; he is held in the highest esteem by his brother judges throughout the state, and is gen uinely popular with the people and members cf the bar in his own district. "The fairness, impartiality and justice of his opinions and judicial decisions are net disputed, and on or off the bench, as lawyer. Judge or citizen, the square manhood of his character has never been questioned." In person Judge Morton was tall, of commanding presence And good address. He was kind and indulgent to his fam ily, always considerate of the feelings of others, social in' his disposition, and always frank, candid, hearty and man ly .abhoring a mean act either in public or private life, and in manner and habit wa3 one of "nature's gentlemen." OVER . 600,000 ACRES. Auditor Cole Finds Much Un sold School Land. State Auditor Cole has about conclud ed the compilation of the school lands available for settlement in the state. The figures secured from the county clerks have been carefully arranged and computed.' A total of 670,187 acres is found to be in the state. Of course the larger part of this land is in the west ern half of the state. A statement giv ing the details of the conditions and means of settlement is being prepared to go with the statistics in circular form. School lands bought for settlement have their value determined by appraise ment. The new law reduces the mini mum appraisement per acre from $3 to J1.25. A considerable demand is expect ed for these lands when the immigration tide attending the opening and disap pointments of the Kiowa-Comanche country comes along. SAf HANTS JUMP. Common Stock Went Up Twelve Points in New York Influenced by Rumors of Trans continental Deal. New York, May 2. The sensational in terest in the stock market today shifted from the recent favorites to Atchison, al though active interest continued in Union Pacinc. The erratic movement of the lat ter stock and its tendency to reaction prompted the spectators to turn to some new field. Atchison was strong from the opening and held firm during the early re actionary period and the general market became weak early. About the middle of the session the movement became wild in much the same way as that of Union Pacific yesterday, and Atchison was forced up by wide strides and by the tak ing of long strings of l.iXK) share lots up to G.0"0 share lots to about ;S. a rise of nearly 12 points over last night. There was no news to account for the rise, but buyers expressed a, belief that the road was to be included in a transcontinental project to offset the Burlington deal. The rest of the market was comparatively quiet today. , REID WASN'T HURT. It Was HiFather-in-Law, Mr. X. O. Mills. Ogden, TTtah. May 2. Second section of No. 6, Southern Pacific, which was wrecked at Kmigrant Gap. Calif., reach ed Ogden today. IX O. Mills and White law Reid were on the train but declined to be interviewed. According to the passengers the train struck a rock and was just pulling away from the obstruction when the excur sion train crashed into it from the rear. Mr. Mills private car which was on the rear of the train was demolished and the engine and one car of the excursion train were alsu damaged. Mr. Mills was cut on the hand and bruised about the head. Mr. Reid escaped injury. The injured passengers were brought here and attended to by the company's phy sician. None of them is seriously hurt and all proceeded on their way east. SAILINGS FOR MAY." A Number of Regiments Will Return From Manila. "Washington. May 2. Major Miller, chief quartermaster at Manila, has cabled the war department an approximate schedule of the sailings of transports f rom Manila with troops to be mustered out of service as follows: May 10 Hancock, with the Thirty-first: Euford with the Forty-first Pennsylva nia with the Fortieth. May 20 Logan and Kilnatrick with the Thirty-eighth, Forty-third and Forty Fourth": Indiana with the Forty-second. May 25 Grant with the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth; Ohio with the Forty seventh. If there should be any surplus they will be sent on the Thomas. THIS IS FUSSY. Visitors to the Penitentiary May Be Charged Admission Fee. The new staff took charge of the state penitentiary Wednesday. E. B. Jewett, of Wichita, went in as warden, succeed ing J. B. Tomlinson, and with him went J. W. Dobson, of Medicine Lodge, as as sistant, succeeding W. A. Thompson, of Topeka. Only one new guard was put in, and he fills a vacancy. The warden and board say they will make no further changes at present. The new prison board is in session. They are considering the advisability of making a rule to charge each visitor to the prison ten cents admission fee. TWO K. P. LODGES IN ONE. Home and Valiant Complete Their Consolidation. Home lodge No. 155 and "Valiant lodge No. 179. Knights of Pythias, completed their consolidation, and Valiant lodge No. 155 celebrated the event by having a. social session and banquet at their hall, corner Sixth avenue and Quincy street, last evening. Five-minute talks were Indulged in, interspersed by hu morous stories and experiences. The Knights of Pythias band was present and furnished music for the occasion. The band numbers about twenty-five pieces, and is becoming an important factor of that order. About eighty knights sat down at the lodge banquet table and partook of efreshm ents.. Bv the consolidation of the two lodges Valiant lodge No. 155 has a very strong membership. Shutting Out Typhus. Washington. May 2. Extra precau tions are being taken to prevent the spread of fever from Mexico into this country. Health officers are regularly inspecting every train crossing the frontier, but no case of infection has been reported from this side of the line. New Ships For American Trade. Copenhagen, May 2. The United States Steamship company of Copenhagen has ordered six new steamers of 1,2000- tons each for the United States trade. On ac count of the increase in American ex ports it has been decided to open a reg ular line to Boston and increase the num ber of steamers on the New York and New Orleans route. Plague at Stamboul. Constantinople. May 2. A case of. ill ness has occurred at Galata (the largest suburb of Constantinople which is ofrt ciallv pronounced to be bubonic plague. Precautions are being taken to prevent a spread of the plague. IALL IS HELD. Policeman Who Killed George Head Bound Over. Judge McCabe Fixes His Bail at $5,000. DETAILS OF THE STORY Two Witnesses Say Head's Hands Were Up. Doctor Tell How the Blow Caused Heath. Policeman S. M. Hall was bound over in the city court this morning on $5,000 bond to stand trial in the district court on the charge of killing Geo. W. Head. Hall expects to furnish bond. Otis Hungate prosecuted the case for the state and J. S. Ensminger appeared for Hall. Chief Stahl and Policeman Hall sat close behind Ensminger. Hall was neatly dressed in citizen's clothes. Mrs. Head, who swore to the com plaint, was not present at the begin ning of the trial. One witness had been examinee! before the complaining wit ness entered. It was about 9:30 when Mrs. George W. Head, wife of the dead man, her two children, a boy and a girl, and Head's divorced wife took their seats behind Prosecuting Attorney Hungate. Both Mrs. Head and the former Mrs. Head were dressed in mourning. They said not a word and did not even consult with their attor ney. The children were well behaved, and played around the court room in ignorance of what was going on. Mrs. Head showed no emotion until the preliminary 'examination had been concluded. Then her little girl went to her to have her bonnet tied on. The mother leaned over the child and tied the strings. Policeman Hall was on the opposite side of the table, ready to leave the court room. The little girl saw him and pointed to him. The mother looked to see who the child saw. She saw Hall standing not six feet from her. Her eyes flashed. She gave the bonnet strings a little jerk. "There is the man," she said, with so much emotion she could hardly speak. "He was the man who killed your father." she con tinued, looking intently at the child. There were fourteen policemen in the court room besides Hall and Chief Stahl. When the trial was over they crowded around Hall and accompanied him to the county jail, where he will remain until he furnishes bond. The divorced wife of George Head was as deeply interested in the pro ceedings as the widow. She told At torney Hungate that if any money was necessary to be used in the prosecution she would see that it was furnished. Dr. C. E. Judd was the tirst witness called. He explained the fracture of Head's skull, and was asked by Attor ney Hungate what caused the death of Head. . "Death resulted from the fracture of the skull," replied Dr. Judd. On cross-examination Attorney Ens minger asked, "Was it a sevis-e blow or a light blow?" "Not as hard as it might have been," replied Dr. Judd, , "Was the ekull crushed?" "There was no apparent' crush." Dr. Judd testified that the organs of the dead man showed the effects of the use of alcohol. "If he had been in proper physical condition would death have resulted?" "It probably would." "Do not the conditions of the bones have a good deal to do with a case of thi3 kind?" "Yes." I "Was not this man's skull brittle?" "No." "If this man had been in a. healthy condition would he have died so soon?" "I don't know." "Would not the use of alcoholic liquor render the skull brittle?" "Not to any noticeable degree." "A man of his age would have bones more brittle than a younger man?" "Yes." "Would not alcohol superinduce brit tleness?" "No. I think not," "From the fact, that this man did not stagger it must not have been a heavy blow?" ' , . , "Not necessarily." "Would not an ordinary blow have staggered him?" "I don't know." H. L. Herring.proprietor of the Adams House, was the next witness called. Mr. Herring testified to seeing the trouble when Policeman Hall struck Head.' "I saw Head come across the street and take a position near the people holding a religious meeting," said Her ring. "What did you see?" asked Attorney Hungate. "Nothing unusual at that time. Th! first I knew some one said George Head was there having a good time." "What was Head doing?" "Nothing that I noticed." "What was the next thing you saw?" "I noticed the crowd moving back and I saw Hall leading Head out of the crowd." "How did he have hold of him?" "With his left hand." "What happened then?" "The next I knew was when Hall struck him." "What happened then?" "I thought Head had his hands up." "What did Head say?" "I thought he said 'Wait" 'three times." "What happened then?" "Hall struck him." f ; "Did vou hear the blow?" "I did." "What happened then?" "Head sided off and got hold of a lamp post." "Did you see Mr. Head making any re sistence before the blow was struck?" "No more resistance than any man would make who was being led." . "Did you see Head strike Hall?" "No." On cross-examination Attorney Ensmin ger said: Didn't Head turn around and striko Hall?" "No." "Head might have struck Hall and you not see it?" "He mie'ht." "When Hall struck him did Head stag ger?" "No." "What kind of a blow was it Hall struck?" "A short, ouick blow." Dr. R. K. Euckmaster was called. "We i found a fractured skull," said the wit ness, i "What do you think was the cause of his death?" "The immediate cause of his death, was the fracture." On cross-examination Attorney Ensmin ger said: "The blow to a man in the condition Head was. would be more like ly to be fatal than to a healthy man?" "He could not withstand it so well." "Were this man's bones in a more or less brittle condition?" "No: I didn't think so." "From what you discovered did it indi cate a hard blow?" "It seemed that it must have been a pretty hard blow." On redirect examination Attorney Hun gate asked if the fracture was not in a dangerous place and a place where frac tures generally cause death, and Dr. Buckmaster said it was. T. J. Mann was the next witness. H-3 lived at the Adams house and saw the trouble. "Did you see Mr. Head's hands?" ' "Yes; he had his hands up in the air." "When was Head struck?" "Hall struck him while his hands were in the air." v "What happened after Head was struck?" "He sort of turned around." At the conclusion of Mann's testimony the state rested, and Attorney Ensminger said there would be no testimony for the defense, as the only question was the question of bail and the imount of the bond, as the testimony showed it not to : have been murder in the tirst degree. Attornev Huneate said he thought the evidence showed that the case was one of murder and unbailable. "The question for the court to deckle is tne amount or nona. saia Juuere .McCabe "Defendant Hall will be bound over to tne district court on o,uw bond. TRYING JODODGE. Mr. Parker Says His Position Is Misrepresented. Still Willing to Stand by Will of the Voters. Albert Parker today made the follow ing additional statement in reply to the effort made by Hughes and his attor neys to dodge his proposition to count the ballots: ; ; j , To the Public: ) i I ' , The attorneys for Mr. Hughes in their reply to my challenge to recount the ballots, waiving all technicalities, say: "We shall at this stage of the proceed ings have nothing to do with a piivate count of the ballots. We know of no authority for the city clerk to turn the ballots over to private parties for such purpose." etc. Who has asked for a count by private persons? My proposition was to make a "stipulation," which Mr. Hughes' at torneys must know would be in court, to count all ballots where the intention of the voter is manifest, waiving all technicalities. That such stipulation could be made and the ballots so count ed under the supervision of the court and a binding judgment rendered there on these attorneys surely know, and they either purposely misunderstood my statements or are more ignorant of the law and its procedure than a layman would think. The whole trouble is that the oppo sition know-1 was elected by a majority of the votes cast, and their only hope is to count me out by resorting to tech nicalities and quibbles to do so. No fair proposition suits them. They re fuse to fairly meet the issue and let the people know who received the majority of the votes cast. They say it is technical for me to sue for a certificate to which I have a clear legal right, and which should have been given me in the first place, but of course it is not technical to throw out votes for me because the voter was so anxious to vote for me that he marked my name twice. It is technical for me to get judgment for that to which I am entitled, but it is not technical for them to count me out by rejecting votes where the intention of the voter is doubly clear; that is. to reject votes where the voter marked my name twice. I want the people to know who re ceived the majority of all the votes cast. They do not. I am satisfied of one thing, they are learning as we go along. They first said that the mandamus suit was not the proper procedure; that 1 should have brought quo warranto. They now say that -this mandamus case must be de cided at all hazards. I am willing. i ALBERT PARKER. RESTRAINING ORDER Granted in Case of Raphael vs. Spen cer Trask & Co. New York, May 2. Judge Addison Brown, in the United States circuit court signed an order today in the mat ter of the restraining order granted by him in the action brought by Nathaniel M. Raphael of . New Jersey against Sriencer, Trask & Co., to control the consolidation scheme of the Rio Grande road of Colorado. The order handed down today vacates the temporary re straining order as to the sale of stocks growing out of the consolidation, but directs that the defendants shall set aside and are enjoined from paying out or parting with any moneys for in demnity to themselves, or special trust which may rise in their hands. Mr. Raphael owns second mortgage bonds to the amount of $1, 500.000 of the Wahsatch & Jordan Valley railway company in Utah, a branch of the Rio Grande & Western. The latter road has been operating this branch for a num ber of years at an alleged annual profit of $60,000. having secured the control through the foreclosure of first mort gage bonds held by it. The complainant contends that there is a surplus of $200,- 000 which should be applied to the re tirement of his second mortgage bonds. The defendants are ordered by the court to set aside any such surplus for the protection of the second mortgage bondholders. YON BEE LOW COMPLAINS. Says Canal Bill Is Being Intentionally Delayed. Berlin, May . 1 P. M. The Chancellor Count von Buelow, reported personaily to Emperor William yesterday and com plained of the intentional delaying of the canal bill by a majority in the diet. The government thereupon gave up fur ther negotiations regarding the bill for the time being. The resignation of Dr. von Miquel, the finance minister is now considered likely to be presented in the immediate future. The diet will be closed before Whitsuntide, but it will not be dissolved, nor will there be an appeal on the subject to the country by means of a new election. Official publi cations regarding the above are expect ed tonight. Emperor William and the Prussian cabinet adhere to their inten tion to build the canal. DOORSJLOCKED. The Kansas Law Enforcement League Begins Business. Meeting Held to Complete the Organization. REPORTERS BARRED. One Who is Present Politely Escorted to the Door. Sessions to Be Conducted With Extreme Secrecy. A meeting was held last evening at the G. A. R. post hall at 111 East Seventh street to permanently organize the Grand Chapter of the Law Enforcement League of Kansas. A State Journal reporter was at the meeting but was compelled to leave. i The law enforcement league Is to be thoroughly organized by the establish ment in every city or town or hamlet within the borders of the state of Kan sas, of a local chapter of the Grand; order of the Law Enforcement league. It is planned that the effects of the league will be more far-reaching than anything ever before attempted in Kan sas. The Law Enforcement LeagUf grew out of the recent excitement in Topeku. incident to the saloon smashing by Mrs Carrie Nation. The women first formed the organization of Home Defenders un der the direction of Mrs. Nation after which the auxiliary lodge was formed, among the men sympathizers to the cause championed by Mrs. Nation. Rev. J. T. McFarland of the M. E. church was chosen as the commander-in-chief and for three months the organization was maintained along lines similar to that of the government of an army. The various brigades of the main body were formed each with its captain or leader. Rev. Mr. McFarland was made? the commander-in-chief over all. Af ter the last raid in North Topeka when a quantity of beer was destroyed the organization has remained in seiui-ob-scurtty. Plans have been formed to organize the order in every city in the state, the members of which will be pledged to do active work in the cause of temperance. The work of the league will !e aiTnm plished through religio-politiral int'.u ences; or in other words the members of the league will endeavor to purify poll tics, elect honest officials and promote the interests of prohibition through reli gious or other influences. The manner of gaining a membership in the organization is to some miliar difficult. It will be necessary fur the per son making application fur membership to sign a card signifying his intention of doing all in his power to proms (e the intertsts of the organization ami to pledge himself in sympathy with the work of the league. This card must be accompanied by the Kisnature of three members of the organization' In good standing who testify to the validity of the pledge made by the applicant. A State Journal reporter sauntered up the narrow stairway to the G. A. R. Post hall last evening a few minutes be fore the hour set for the meeting. Ite gained access to the room and upon en tering found a dozen men in the room. Of these one, evidently the secretary of the organization was seated at a table at the far end of the room. "About a half a dozen were seated in a group near the entrance and the others wen scattered over the room. Other men came straggling in by cou ples and singly until perhaps two dozn members were present. The usual time for opening the meeting, 8 o'clock pass ed by on account of the small number rresent and it was about 8:30 when the meeting was called, to order. Finally Dr. M. R. Mitchell approach ed the reporter and asked his name. IIi was informed. Next followed the ques tion, "Are you a member of the organi zation?" And upon receiving a negative answer he immediately inquired what the reporter's errand there was for. "Do you want to join the association?" lie asked. He replied that lie did not an I briefly told his business. He was then informed that he was no more welcome than a saloon spy and was led to the door by the doctor. On the way to th door it was ex plained to the reporter that the woik ings of the organization were secret and that it was being conducted along lim s similar to any lodge and consequently outsiders would under no circumstances be allowed to attend one of the sessions. OCTOFUSIS THERE. Standard Agents Locating- Claims in Wyoming's New Oil Fields. Evanston, Wyo., May 2. Placer claims in the new Wyoming oil fields are being filed at the rate of 1;0 a day. The field covers nearly all of the south ern part of Uintah county from the north branch of the Muddy river to the Uintah range of mountains. The Stan dard Oil people have had men out lo cating claims and have already filed some 200. It is said that workmen engaged In constructing the Aspen turnel f r tli Union Pacific uncovered a rich vein of oil at a depth of 250 feet from the sur face. FRISCO PLANS To Turn the President's Visit to Pri vate Account. San Francisco, May 2 Joaquin Har anda, ex-minister of justice of the re public of Mexico, and Senator Jose Domlnguez Peon, a wealthy M-'xican, will be in this city when President ,! Kinley arrives, and are expected to be the bearers of a greeting from Provi dent Diaz to the chief executive of this country. A liberal appropriation has been made by the citizens' conimitte for the entertainment of con;rrexsn-n from the east who are expected v during the president's visit. AH th needs of Kan Francisco will he ex plained in such manner as will redovtn! to the benefit of this port in future no tions of the lawmakers at Washii'ftoti. The work of decorating the city ; progressing rapidly and will be con tinued until the arrival of the presiden tial party. Weather Indications. Chicago. May 2. For Kansas: Fair in east and showers in west portion to night; probably showers Friday. Freh southeast winds.