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Men and Women Unite in
Scheme of Arson.
Defraud Insurance Companies
Ont of $10,000.
Placed Entire Neighborhood in
State of Terror.
Frighten Insurance Companies
Out of the Field.
St. Louis, Mo., May 6. A special to
the Post-Dispatch from Macon, Ho.,
Six men and one woman are charged
with direct complicity in the recent
series of fires in the southern portion
of Macon county, with the object of
Bwindling insurance companies.
Five arrests have been made, and
Deputy Sheriff Turner left Macon this
morning with warrants for John Prov
ince and wife, whose home was ourned
on March iii Among those arrested
are: Grant Gipson, a well known
farmer and stock raiser of the Ard
more neighborhood; Leroy Summers,
son of a farmer; Milton Summers, a
relative, and W. ' Donostan, a coal
Leroy Summers has been convicted
on another charge, and has been taken
to the state penitentiary.
In the petition of Prosecuting Attor
ney White are confessions signed b"
Donovan. John Province and the lat
ter's wife, which it is alleged prove the
existence of a conspiracy to defraud
the insurance companies.
At least half a dozen others are un
der suspicion, and may be arrested if
the evidence now being collected by
the authorities is found to warrant it.
The list is said to include some of the
most prominent men in Macon county.
Joseph Heifner, agent of the Iowa
State Insurance company, who has
taken an active part in running down
the gang, estimates that their depreda
tions have already cost the insurance
companies $4t,tKG.
They have so terrorized the neigh
borhood of Ardmore, a coal mining
town, in the southern part of the coun
ty, that the honest farmers dare not ap
pear against them or even refuse to
sign their bonds, for fear their own
barns, haystacks or even homes may
be reduced to ashes. Practically all of
the insurance companies have retrred
from the field In that locality.
A piece of villainy which is laid at the
door of the gang is the burning of ten
school houses, for no other reason than
dissatisfaction with the locations se
lected by the school directors.
Serious Condition of Alfairs
rreyails in Italy.
Paris, May 6. The Fatrie today pub
lishes dispatches from Palermo, Naples,
and Foggia reporting an alarming situa7
tion In Sicily and South Italy. The
peasants in the provinces of Messina,
Cantania and Syracuse are in perpetual
revolt and sanguinary conflicts with the
police oocjr almost daily.
The region in which the sulphur mines
are situated is agitated and a general
strike is threatened. Misery prevails
and the fields and gardens are lying
waste. The municipality has suspended
payment and the Syndic has gone to
Hume to confer with the premier. Strikes
are extending everywhere in South
Depositors Gather Itonnd Door
Clamoring for Their Money.
Cleveland, O., May 6. The doors of the
Coyahoga Savings & Hanking company
at 1416 "Woodland avenue, were not open
ed for business today. The following no
tice was posted on the window:
"On account of the continued absence
of R. N. Pollock, the treasurer, the di
rectors have concluded to suspend pay
ment until such time as they can make
an examination of their affairs. It Is
confidently expected that every deposi
tor will be paid in full."
Hundreds of depositors, mostly work
ing people, gathered around the bank
Boon after the notice was displayed,
clamoring for their monev. The last
statement published bv the bank indi
cated that the individual deposits
amounted to 1314.966: loans on real
estate, discounts, etc., J3X:,06L
Urna. Schumann-Heinle HasDisagree
able Experience at Cleveland.
Cleveland. May 6 Mme. Schu-nann-Hemk,
tne contralto of the Metropol
itan opera company of New Tork san
at the concert of the Pittsburg or
chestra Saturday night in her travelin"
gown and attired exactly as she
stepped from the train. A deputv
sheriff attached her baggage. which
contained her evening gown and much
valuable wearing apparel, or, a claim
for $300 made by Mrs. X. Coe Stewart, a
prominent society woman, who asserts
that the singer broke a contract with
her two years ago.
Mrs. Stewart and Miss Prentiss, of
this city, are rival concert managers
Two years ago Mme. Schumann-Heink
was billed to appear in this city under
the management of Mrs. Stewart. She
did not come until the next year, and
then Miss Prentiss did the managing.
Mrs. Stewart attempted at the time to
attach the singer's baggage, but Mme.
Schumann-Heink. succeeded in getting
out of the city with her baggage.
The singer was frantic when her bag
page was attached. She created a
scene In the hotel and refused to sing
at the concert, but she changed her
mind after much coaxing. After the
concert friends gave bond for the bag
rage, and she left for Chicago. She de
clares she will fight the case to the very
"Will Stand As the Injured Party When
Whole Truth is Known.
New Tork, May 6. The latest mail
from China, says a Washington special
to the Tribune, has brought to the state
department new proofs of the terrible
and perhaps irretrievable conditions
which exist under the foreign military
rule in North China, Involving a situa
tion not hitherto fully realized, even in
Washington, and utterly unappreciated
in the United States generally. The
character of the Information which has
now come into the administration's pos
session is summarized in the following
extracts from a communication written
by one of the most trusted officials in
the service abroad, and mailed from Pe
kin a month ago:
"The question of raising the indemnity,
though one of the most serious for the
Chinese government, is not paramount.
All the people who are likely to know
declare that the Chinese peasant can
stand no greater burden of taxation
than in the past, so the question re
solves, itself largely to reducing the ex
pense of collection, which in China in
volves radical reforms. Another propo
sition for meeting the indemnity is to
grant lucrative mining and industrial
concessions to foreigners.but that means
I bartering their independence and laying
i up endless trouble for the Chinese, who
are quick to recognize the fact.
I "If the whole horror of the murder
j and pillage done between Tien Tsin and
Pekin comes tjy be understood in the
Cnited States' and in Europe the sum of
i it is so grea"i as compared to the number
I of Christians who have suffered at the
j hands of the Chinese that, rightly or
i wrongly, the Chinese are likely to be
I held the injured party. Lancers wan-
j tonly im palling little children by the way
side in the streets of Pekin are some of
the least of the well authenticated hor
rors, and to some foreign soldiers a dead
Chinese Christian is just as satisfactory
an evidence of no quarter as dead boxer
- they neither know nor care for such
trifling distinctions.
"The allies, even if they could agree,
could not set up an administrative ma
chinery of their own for the empire.
They must restore the power to some
native party and the quicker they do it
the better for China. The Chinese esti
mate that one million of their people
have lost their lives by violent deaths
or starvation about Pekin and Tien Tsin
since the allies came. Well informed
foreigners long residents here don't re
gard the estimate as exaggerated."
The North China News of March 28,
endeavoring to tell why such a situation
as the one alleged can exist, says:
"Simply because Chinese civil author
ity has been suppressed, harried, driven
away and nothing substantiated for It.
The country between the sea and Pekin
has been devastated and the people have
been killed indiscriminately or driven
out of their homes to become bandits.
We should have thought that one of the
first acts of the foreign administration
after Pekin was relieved would have
been to strengthen the Chinese civil au
thority and make it responsible for the
preservation of order. But what magis
trate can be expected to remain at his
post and exert himself to put down op
pression to foreigners when at any mo
ment a foreign lieutenant with a hand
ful of troops may come and demand a
sum of money on pain of having his
town or village burned down in case of
refusal? "
English Expect to Capture Force
Under Delarey.
New Tork, May 6. The report that a
force of Boers is concentrating under
Delarey at Hartebeestefontein is regard
ed with a feeling of satisfaction in Lon
don, according to the Tribune's corres
pondent. The Standard expects as a re
sult to hear of another surrender on a
scale of Prinsloo's. The British force
should far outnumber the Boers, and as
the latter must by this time have lost
practically all their guns, Delarey can
not have any artillery with him. This
fact alone should place him at a great
Assemble in Melbourne to See the
Duke of York.
Melbourne. May 6. The Duke and
Duchess of Cornwall and Tork landed
from the steamer Ophir at 2 o'clock this
The duke and duchess were met at
the pier head by Lord Hopetoun, gov
ernor general, and the state and fed
eral ministers. After the ministers had
been presented, the party passed down
a quarter of a mile of carpeted pier and
entered carriages surrounded by a
guard of honor composed of Victorian
troops just returned from South Africa,
and proceeded a distance of seven miles
through brilliantly decorated streets
bordered with continuous lines of
stands filled to their utmost capacity.
The entire route was lined with dem
onstrative crowds and the decorations,
arches. Venetian masts and columns
along the line of march were very
Opposite the town hall the procession
passed beneath the queen's arch, can
opied with the royal colors and shelter
ing a golden statue of Queen Victoria.
Twelve thousand troops were in line.
There are S0.00O visitors in Melbourne.
The drive terminated at Government
Washburn's Class of 1903 Has a Way
of Doing Things.
Washburn athletic park is to be im
proved by the erection of "bleachers"
along the west side of the field with a
seating capacity of from 1,000 to 1,500, at
a cost of about $400.
The "bleachers" are to be provided
by the sophomore class, or the class of
'0:1 And this is the class which is mak
ing a record for itself. Last year while
they were "freshies" they got together
and built the fence around the athletic
park, an expense of several hundred
dollars, and now they have determined
to provide the "bleachers," and no time
will be lost in arranging to have them
built. For further developments watch
the class of '03.
New German Cabinet.
Berlin. May 6. The new ministery is
gazetted as follows: Baron Rheir.baben,
minister of finance; General Poddielskv,
minister of agriculture: Baron von Ham
merstein. district president of Metz. takes
the portfolio of the interior; Ilerr Molier,
minister of commerce. Kerr Kraetke, di
rector of the imperial postofriee. was sec
retary of state of that department.
Governor of Ohio Pays Topeka
a Brief Visit.
Tells a State Journal Reporter
He is Enjoying His Trip.
Sees No Portent of Evil to Re
publicans. His First Visit West of St.
One of the three special trains that are
speeding across the United States at this
minute bound for the launching of the
battleship Ohio at San Francisco, which
event takes place Saturday, May 18,
passed through Topeka Sunday after
noon. It was Gov. Nash's special, bear
ing the executive of the State which will
give its name to the newest addition to
Uncle Sam's powerful fighting craft and
his party. The train made a ten minute
stop at the Santa Fe depot.
Governor Nash and his personal party
were at lunch in the observation end of
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his private car, which was the last in
the train, during its brief stop in To
peka. Seated at the table were Mrs. R.
S. Warner and son. Miss Louise Deshler,
and Miss Helen Deshler, three sisters,
the governor's private secretary, Fred
N. Sinks and Mrs. Sinks. Miss Helen
Deshler is to christen the big battleship
when it plunges from the ways. She
was the closest friend of the governor's
youngest daughter, who died two years
ago, and was selected to this honored
duty in place of her departed playmate.
Miss Deshler is a statuesque young lady,
inclining to the brunette type, with eyes
that are not always serious , and of
charming address. The small, square ta
ble upon which the repast was spread
was almost hidden from view by two
large bouquets of roses that were hand
ed on by friends and admirers at Col
umbus and Cincinnati.
Between the last course and dessert
Governor Nash stepped out upon the ob
servation platform. He peeped around
the corner of the car up the track and
over at the station cautiously, as if ex
pecting to see Mrs. Nation step out from
behind a post brandishing her hatchet.
Members of the party who stepped off
the train talked principally of Mrs. Na
tion. The governor's face was a combi
nation of wreathed smiles and a contor
tion caused by looking out on the sunny
side with bared bead. The governor's
head is bare of hair crop, too, far back
on the frontal bone from right to left.
His appearance was that of a man not
looking for anyone and much pleased at
being accommodated. Though Topeka
lias several Ohioans and an association
of Buckeyes there was none there to
greet the governor. A State Journal re
porter stepped up quickly and was very
cordially greeted. Two other men shook
hands with the governor also. That was
all. Neither was an Ohioan. When he
was asked one of the men answered:
"No. sir, I'm a Hoosier."
Major Tom Anderson was at the train
to greet Col. H. C. Ellison and J. D. El
lison. The three were schoolmates back
east. J. D. Ellison owns the controlling
interest in the Ohio State Journal and is
one of the most successful journalists,
politicians and excursion agents in the
In the brief interview accorded the
State Journal representative Governor
Nash said the party were having a most
delightful trip and evinced the greatest
interest in the state of Kansas. "I just
think about being in Kansas ever since
we left Kansas City. I like your coun
try," said the governor. "I was very
much interested in Lawrence when we
passed through. I had heard so much cf
that historic place that I wanted to see
it. And this is the state of Fred Fur
ston, too. This is the first time I have
ever been west of St. Loui3 and the trip
is a revelation to me."
The governor smiled affably. The ab
sence of upper teeth was the disclosure
made, but it gave emphasis to the firm
set of his mouth. He was the calm,
plain, unassuming ordinary citizen now.
One would not think of him as the man
who was going to call the militia out. if
necessary, to stop the Jeff ries-Ruhlin
fight, but when the thought was sug
gested, the second glance was enough to
show that he was just the man who
would do it. Governor Nash is not tall.
His lower jaw stands out prominently
and indicates his tenacious traits.
"What is the political outlook in
Ohio?" the governor was asked.
"Politics is quiet." he, said, "and every
thing is business these days."
"But the election of Democratic may
ors in three big Ohio cities this spring
forebodes what? Some say a Democratic
victory this fall."
Governor Nash just smiled again, as
if he took no stock in the worry of the
next governor and next United States
senator being Democratic, that is agi
tating some close friends of Senator
Hanna. "They are always having Ohio
Democratic," he said, "about this time
of year. In Indiana, they had our elec
tion settled that way this time last year.
I think the chances of Republican suc
cess in Ohio this fall are excellent."
The train and party are under the di
rection of Col. J. D. Ellison, chairman of
the committee; H. G. Dennison and W.
G. Bowland.
The following members of the gover
nor's staff are with him: General and
Mrs. C. M. Spitzer, Colonel and Mrs.. H.
C. Ellison, Colonel and Mrs. J. S. Bird.
Colonel and Mrs. George B. Donavin,
Colonel and Mrs. C. J. Hester, Colonel
C. B. Wing and Colonel M. M. Gillett.
Among the party are the following:
Harry J. Hoover, banker, Newark, and
Mrs. Hoover; Fred Black, lawyer, New
ark, and Mrs. Black; Julius Whiting, jr.,
a lawyer from the president's town, and
Mrs. Whiting; Captain A. Wagner,
banker, Akron, and Mrs. Wagner; Sena
tor and Mrs. Sieberi E. J. Vaughan,
government bank examiner, Mount
Gilead, and Mrs. Vaughan; R. E. Jones,
a prominent business man of Columbus,
and Mrs. Jones; J. M. Lowe, lawyer,
Columbus, and Mrs. Lowe; Judge H. S.
Buckland of Rutherford B. Hayes' town
of Fremont, and Mrs. Buckland; Judge
J. F. Burkett of the Ohio supreme court;
Hon. A. I. Vorys, state superintendent of
insurance; Chase Stewart, member of
the legislature; H. Longworth, legislator
from Cincinnati; Fred H. Heywood, leg
islator from Columbus; L. Ewing Jones,
auditor of an Ohio county; Judge Elam
Fisher of the common pleas court; J. S.
Flickinger, Associated Press.
The other members of the party are:
Misses Stewart and Sheldon, Columbus;
Miss Phelps, Baltimore. Md.; Mrs. J. R.
Shrum, Mrs. Henry Bimple, Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Miller, Mrs. George J. Karb,
Mrs. Jennie Cashatt, Mr. and Mrs. J. V.
Guthrie, Mr. and Mrs. J. Austin Kelly,
Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Evans, Hon. J. B.
Allen, H. B. Arnold, W. F. Burdell, H.
A. Lanman, C. M. I'eters, J. Miller Mc
Donald, W. E. Joseph, W. A. Legg, H.
C. Werner, Ralph Lazarue, Simon Laz
arue, S. H. Marvin and J. W. Dages of
Columbus; F. M. Ritezel, Warren;
Theodore Troupe, Springfield; H. C.
Vortrede. Toledo; George H. Wal
bridge, Toledo; E. A. Hershey, Akron;
J. P. DeWorlfe, Fostoria; Harry Steph
ens, Cincinnati; A. H. Pugh, Cincinnati.
Governor Nash is taking to San
Francisco with him the pledge of the
bankers of Ohio to purchase a silver
service for the battleship to cost $25,000.
This will be the costliest service ever
purchased for a like purpose. They will
ask their patrons to give $1 each toward
this end, in order that the gift may come
from the people instead of from an as
sociation of financiers.
The special train consists of one bag
gage car, one Pullman private car, three
twelve-section drawing cars, and Balti
more and Ohio Southwestern private
car No. 201, occupied by Governor Nash
and his own party.
The governor's train is due to reach
Las Vegas, N. M. this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, and Redlands. Wednesday
morning at 8 o'clock. The party will
leave San Francisco," Sunday, May 19,
and will return by way of Ogden, Salt
Lake, Denver, Omahai Chicago and Fos
toria, arriving in Columbus, Saturday
morning, May 25, at $" o'clock.
Raton, N. M., May 6. When the Ohio
special bearing Governor Nash and par
ty to San Francisco reached Trinidad
today Mrs. Randolph S. Warner left the
train for Chicago and will go thence to
Painesville, O. She was called back by
the death of her mother-in-law. Mrs.
Warner was the leader of the ladies in
the governor's party. Her sister. Miss
Helen Deshler, will christen the battle
ship Ohio in San Francisco. The Ohio
party spent the afternoon at Hot
Springs baths at Las Vegas.
Report That New Yacht Wras
Beaten by Shamrock I.
London, May 6. A dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph company says the
Shamrock I beat the Shamrock II, In a
seven mile spin by a minute and a. few
House of CommonsWill Act on the
Matter at Once.
New Tork, May 6. It is almost cer
tain, says the London correspondent of
the Tribune, that the resolution on the
coal duty will be passed by the house of
commons tonight. The position of the
government has been greatly strength
ened by Sir Michael Hicks-Beach's dis
closures with regard to the profits of the
coal owners and a three-figure majority
it not improbable. The miners dele
gates will meet again tomorrow to de
cide upon their course of action. The
volume of coal exports, especially at
Cardiff, has, it is understood, already
been sensibly affected by the chancel
lor's scheme, but the disorganization no
doubt is only temporary. When the dele
gates meet tomorrow the tax will as
suredly have been passed and no at
tempt to rescind it will be possible for at
least twelve months.
Benefit Concert Will Be Given on
Thursday Evening.
The benefit concert for Prof. Jack
son's Twenty-third Regiment band will
occur Thursday night, at the Grand
opera house.
The benefit is for the purpose of rais
ing money with which to buy uniforms
for the use of the members of the band
upon the occasion of the visit of the
president to Topeka and for use in fu
ture concerts.
Jackson's band will be assisted by
members of Marshall's band and other
local musical talent. Several of the
musicians who were with the band in
Cuba, but who have now gone to va
rious parts of the state, will come to
Topeka to take part in the concert.
J. J. Hill Denies Plan to Consolidate
Kailway Systems.
New Tork. Mav 6. James J. Hill, presi
dent of the Great Northern railroad, de
nies the report that a plan was formed
three years ago by J. Pierpont Morgan,
the Goulds, the Vanderbilts and himself
for the consolidation of the great railway
svstem of the country, and that it is
about to be carried out. Mr. Hill, who is
at n betel here, said:
"The story is ridiculous and entirely un
worthy of any serious attention from
Temperatures of Large Cities.
Washington. May 6, 7 a. m. Temper
atures: New Tork, 52; Boston, 46; Phil
adelphia. 52; Washington. 54; Chicago,
62: Minneapolis, 53; Cincinnati, 64; St.
Louis, CO.
Weather Indications.
Chicago. May 6. Forecast for Kan
sas: Generally fair tonight and Tues
day; westerly winds.
CongressmanCalderhead's Capi
tal Visit Bears Fruit.
Appointment of Manhattan Post
master Was Unexpected.
Fifth District Representative
Trying to Secure More.
Gossip of Interest About Kan
sans in Washington.
Washington, May 6. Congressman W.
A. Calderhead, of the Fifth district, has
been in Washington the past two weeks.
During his time here he has secured two
good appointments for his district. One
was a regular army appointment and
the other the postmastership at Man
hattan. In conversation with the State Jour
nal representative Congressman Calder
head said: "In coming to Washington
I had no intention of taking up any
postoffice matters in my district. When
I left the state the Manhattan office
was in first-class condition and I had
no thought of considering a new ap
pointment at this time. Mr. Wrinne,
the postmaster at that place, became
suddenly insane and the department
asked me to make a recommendation
immediately, because this was the third
time Winne was afflicted. His term
would have expired the latter part of
this month. I made the recommenda
tion of Mr. D. E. Deputy to succeed Mr.
Winne a week ago Saturday, and on
Monday Deputy was appointed." Mr.
Deputy is a leading Republican in Riley
county, and has recently concluded two
terms of service as clerk of the district
When asked regarding public affairs
he had to do with while here, Mr.
Calderhead said: "I have a number of
cases before the office of Indian affairs
and some others before the department
of the interior. I have also been be
fore the postoffice department endeav
oring to obtain more rural route in
spectors to be placed in various parts
of Kansas to inspect routes applied for.
"For the past few months the depart
ment has been sending us inspectors,
and about the time they would become
acquainted with the state, railroads,
and other conditions in the considera
tion of these routes the department
would call them into headquarters and
send them to other states. New men
would be sent to Kansas in their stead
and have the work to learn all over,'
thereby delaying the installation of this
desired service. I wanted two or three
inspectors sent into the state to re
main until these routes were all in
spected. Testerday the first assistant
postmaster general said he would en
deavor to accommodate us in that way
at an early time."
Mr. Calderhead left Saturday night
for Kansas.
"Topeka is now without a mayor, be
cause of the fight in the courts over the
vote recently cast," said Mr. J. A. D.
Hamilton, claims attorney of the Atch
ison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway, yes
terday. "Topeka is naturally a Repub
lican city by several thousand ma
jority. The liquor question, which was
the issue in the municipal campaign,
will not down. It will be the issue in
the state campaign this summer, when
county officers are chosen." Mr. Ham
ilton is a Democrat, although he is not
entirely in accord with the Bryan
regime. "Ex-Senator Hill," said he,
"has many supporters in Kansas and
our section of the country. The Kan
sas and Missouri Democrats feel very
friendly toward him, and I would not
be surprised to see him nominated in
1904. His opposition to Tammany Hall
commends him to many western Demo
crats. With us there is little sympathy
for such a boss-ridden organization. If
the ex-senator comes west in the next
few months, he will receive a very
hearty welcome." Mr. Hamilton says
the railroads of the southwest are en
joying an era of good times such as
they have never before experienced.
"This is usually the dull period in the
freight traffic," he added, "but the
present spring has been an exception.
The farmers have a vast deal of grain
left over. Last year they paid off their
mortgages, and this year, with the pros
pects of an enormous crop, they will
have plenty of money to loan."
George W. Savage, of Lawrence, had
a contract for the erection of certain
buildings at Haskell Indian school, by
the terms of which he was to complete
them within a certain specified time.
Owing to the failure of sub-contractors
to furnish boilers for the heating ap
paratus he was delayed 108 days be
yond the period of his agreement, and
was thus penalized by the government
at the rate of $10 a day, or in the total
sum of $1,080 for his failure. The gov
ernment inspector on the grounds and
the superintendent of the schools rec
ommended that the penalty be remitted
inasmuch as the government had not
to any particular extent suffered in the
unavoidable delay of the fulfillment of
the contract. They stated that stoves
to the cost of some SS0 had to be put
in at the government's expense in the
absence of the heating apparatus, and
recommended that this be the only de
duction from the contract price. Mr.
Savage agreed to this. Upon the rec
ommendation of these officials thelndian
office sunported their findings and laid
the matter before the secretary of the
interior and auditor of the deoartment.
Recognizing the equities in favor of Mr.
Svr-ge's claim, the secretary and au
ditor held that, under a decision made
by the comptroller of the currency
some years ago. no authority existed
in them to waive the penalty. In the
meantime a check was drafted in fa
vor of Mr. Savpgp Pnd sent to him. The
check was for $1,317.01. which was M.0S0
less the contract price. Mr. Savage re
fused acceptance of th tender. The
members of the Kansas delegation wer
asked to intercede in the matter, and
the case together with the check was
forwarded to the comptroller for his de- 1
John W-. M'lhler. a retired soldier, for
meriv of Ft. Leavenworth, died in Wash
ington Inst week. For some reason, as
vet undiscovered, he was also known as
Clans HcinnemBnn. Paners fnrl a bank
book found on his person disclosed his
riarbt name and showed that he owned
considerable nronertv in tis citv and had
yr.fv in th1 bank. A wallet, at. the time
of bis death, was also found in his nocket
containing $110. Muhlr was a soldier i
tb.e regular armv. and was retired about
15 vpnra psro. After his retirement he was
appointed a guard at the Ft Leavenworth )
prison and was there for many years.
About four years ago he came to Wash
ington and bought some property. Some
of this property he recently disposed of.
and the money had not yet been paid
over. Why the old soldier chose to as
sume the name of Heinnemann is a mys
tery to the police, and no one at the sol
diers' home seems to be able to clear it
up. None of his comrades at the home
suspected that he was as well off as his
death discloses.
Upon the day of taking his leave from
Washington President McKiniey stated
that, he would appoint John C. Murphy of
Leavenworth a lieutenant in the regular
army at an early time. Mr. Murphy was
Senator Harris' candidate and had the in
dorsement of the entire Kansas delega
tion, but his appointment was overlooked
in making "up the Kansas list. Murphy
made a good record while with the Twen
tieth Kansas regiment.
Mrs. Alice G. Bond and Mrs. M. E. War
rick, both of Salina. are in Washington
attending the twelfth convention of the
Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary
society of the general synod of the Kvan-
felical Lutheran church in the Cnited
tates. Mrs. Bond, as president of the
society, delivered her annual address last
Wednesday, the opening day of the con
vention. Mrs. Warrick is recording sec
retary. Mr. W. F. Evans of Topeka, assistant
attorney general for the Rock island, was
in Washington the first of the week. He
was here before the interior officials in
behalf of the company's interests in the
Oklahoma land opening this summer.
It is estimated that at least 30 or 40 per
cent of the regular army appointments
recently made by the president will fail
in their examination. Hence, many new
appointments will have to be made.
Mr. N. H. Loom is of Topeka was a vis
itor at the national capital this week.
Mr. W. H. Mackey, postmaster at Junc
tion City, arrived in the city Tuesday, to
remain a week or ten davs.
Successor to Mr. Babcock as Congres
sional Committee Chairman.
Washington, Mav 6. It is said that
Congressman Babcock of Wisconsin wilt
not be a candidate for re-election to the
chairmanship of the Repubican congres
sional committee in the next campaign. A
number of western Republicans are for se
lecting Congressman Chester I. Long for
his successor. Mr. Long has been one of
the house whips, is young and energetic,
and is looked upon by his associates as a
politician of sound judgment and re
source. A movement will be started to
put him at the head of the committee.
A Kansas Man's Misfortune.
Washington, May 6. Major A. G. Mc
Kenzie of Kansas, a clerk in the general
land office who was stricken by apoplexy,
is improving. His physician now an
nounces that he may live for years as a
helpless paralytic. His right side is par
alyzed. Mentally he is perfectly sound.
He has been removed by his family to Ta
coma park, a Washington suburb. Land
office officials say Major McKenzie was
one of the best equipped clerical assist
ants in the office.
Body of a Murdered Man Found in
Chicago, May 6. The Tribune says:
The body of a man found in the slip at
Morgan street and the South branch is
believed by the police to show a murder
committed during a strike last winter.
The man is thought to be Bert Shaw,
formerly of Greene, N. T., and a mem
ber of local union 7 of the Woodworkers.
The police think Shaw was concerned in
the strike at Gauger's planing mill and
that he was murdered and thrown into
the river.
The body was first identified by the
working card of the union found in tha
man's pocket.
There were signs of violence on the
body. With the union card was found
a letter of recommendation from a man
ufacturing company of Greene, N. T.
The police think the man was killed
about the date of the murder of Farress,
in November, 1900. They believe the man
was at work at Gauger's mill at the
time and that he met death at the hands
of the same gang that murdered P'ar
ress. Lieutenant Haynes said: "Just as
soon as 1 learned that the body had been
in the water all winter and that the pa
pers indicated the man had some con
nections with the strike of the wood
workers I concluded that murder had
been done. The case will be investiga
d closely."
The fact that a workman should dis
appear during the time of a strike in a
mill where a non-union man had been
murdered without causing comment is
explained by the police on the ground
that the man had not been known in
Chicago, his letters showing that he
came in June or July, 19)0.
American Pastor in China Explains
the Situation.
Boston, May 6. The executive officers
of the American board have received
from the Rev. Dr. Arthur Smith, now
in Pekin, a statement defensive of the
missionaries against criticism in this
country. The board regards him as an
authority of the first rank on all Chi
nese affairs. He says, among other
things, after referring to alleged mis
representations of the affair in this
"At the close of the siege Dr. Ament
found hi m self with several hundred
Chinese Christians on his hands, house
less, moneyless, and absolutely de
pendent upon their foreign pastor. With
the permission of the Russian military
authorities and with the aid of the
United States legation Mr. Ament took
possession of a Mongol house near the
former mission premises, and as it was
the headquarters for the boxers who
destroyed these premises, it was judged
right and proper by all the authority
then existing that the contents of this
bouse should be regarded as confiscated
and should be sold for the benefit of
the Christians, which was done. This
is the basis of the oft-repeated charge
of missionary looting, and it is a total
misuse of terms."
New York Man Again to Answer
Charge of Murder.
New Tork, May 6. Dr. Samuel J.
Kennedy will for the third time be
placed on trial for his life today, the
charge being the murder of "Dollie"
Revnolds in the Grand Hotel, on August
16, 1S9D. It is expected that this third
trial will last about four weeks.
No new evidence will be introduced
by the prosecution, so far as is known,
but it is believed that witnesses who
were not called in the previous trials
will testify as to Dr. Kennedy's move
ments on the night of the murder. Fpr
the defense counsel say that they have
an entirely new witness.
Friends have interested themselves in
the Kennedy family and four of them
are endeavoring to raise funds to assist
in the defense and to provide for Mrs.
Kennedy's wants while her husband is
in prison.
Populist State Committee Seek
ing a Way Out.
Anti Fusion Act Is Causing
Much Trouble.
Senator W. A. Harris Would
Divide the Ticket.
Plan Is to Call the Union " Fu
sion Party."
With the anti-fusion and bi-enniil
election laws to furnish the meat to be
chopped up in their mincing grind the
meeting of the People's party state cen
tral committee, which will convene at
the National hotel at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon, assumes an immense import
ance to the politicians on that side of
the garden wall.
There are two or three schemes in the
air to evade the fusion law. One that is
credited to Senator Harris is to have
the Populists name half a ticket.
Democrats to name the other half. Each
half ticket would go on the ballot in Us
own column. The voter would mark
each candidate in both columns, thus
voting a complete ticket. Webb Mc
Nall's suggestion is that the two parties
get together in each county and have
the. ticket printed on the official ballot
under the name of Fusion party.
There is just as much probability that
both parties will go it alone. The Popu
lists in the bottom of their hearts con
sider themselves strong enough to wng
battle against the Republicans alonu
and the Democrats are not inclined tm
give up their organization in the stat.
as slight as it might be. on the chances'
of the old line party getting a hold of
the national administration one of thf n
days ajid then the fellows that have
maintained a show of blue blood would
get reserved seats at the pie counter.
Judge W. J. Babb, of Sedgwick, w is
the first committeeman to arrive for tlia
council today. He said: 'The Penpl.-'s
party has not been choked to death.
Don't you believe it. Its spirit is abroad,
as broad and as militant as ever. It is
the party that the people will all come
to in time. The People's party is the
most charitable of any. We welcome
everybody. We will vote a ticket of men
chosen from the Republicans, or men
chosen from the Democrats, if we do t!i.j
choosing. The question lwfore our m.'t
ing: is whether it shall be a parting of
the ways or joining the rivers together. '
Chairman E. R. Ridgely will nut be
here. He is driving cattle from Armour
to some southern point, and too busy
to come. Carl Vrooman is In Italy.
Charles Emmons, of Lenora, Is in Okla
homa. The rest of the committee will
be here. The faithful members a'e
Grant Harrington. Hiawatha: Frank
Chase. Hovt: Paul Russell, Paola: A.
P. Elder, Ottawa: J. It. Charleton.
Caney: Green Sallyards. Eureka: E1
TTrey, Lyndon; C. B. Hoffman. Enter
prise; H. N. Gaines. Topeka: Henry R.
Honev. Mankato; Henry Kckert. iJir
ned; W. J. Pabb. Wichita; John Cumin,
secretary, Topeka.
Big Stock Brokerage Firm Fails
in Chicago.
Chicago, May 6. Jamieson & Co.. 109
La Salle street, one of the largest stock
brokerage firms in the west, have sus
pended. They 1 were unable to meet
their obligations on the New Tork stoi k
exchange. Mr. Jamieson declared his
belief that his firm could pay its cred
itors in full. Customers of the firm are
said to have been short on the New
Tork stock exchange but were unable to
produce suffiYient margins to cover the
advance of stocks. This threw the obli
gations on Jamieson & Co. Funds which
Mr. Jamieson fully expected to receive
failed to reach him today, with the re
suit that he was compelled to close his
Topeka Man to Be Bandmaster of
Pirst .Regiment Band.
Charles E. Gormley has been engage 1
as bandmaster of the First li-giim-nt
band, Kansas National Guard, of
Colonel Wilder Metcalf, late enm
monder of the Twelfth Kansas, is the
colonel of the regiment. While Colonel
Metcalf commanded the Kansas) regi
ment Gormley was the bandmaster. 11"
afterward was chosen as bandmaster of
the Thirty-seventh volunteer infantry
band when the Kansas regiment was
mustered out. Mr. Gormley lias a repu
tation as a successful bandmaster and
instructor. He was the instructor of an
excellent band at the Reform school and
of the Mid-Continent and Gormley bands
in Topeka before he went to war.
Dr. Lyman Abbott Deplores Affairs in
New Haven. Conn., May 6. Dr. Lym.-m
Abbott of Brooklyn, in bis s.-rrnon to IN
Yale students, made a tuning iirraigi--ment
of the municipal go ,-rnineht of
New York city, stating that Xew V"r:c
was the worst governed city in the ooun.
try. with Philadelphia close second ami
Chicago thircl.
iJr. Abbott declared: "If gambling
places are Hlloweif to run. if sal-ions aie
allowed to reniain wide onen lit ail tinier,
if other vice is allowed to exist Ihnn.m
a corrupt police force, it is because tn;
citizens of New York do not care enont-ii
about the stinma attaching to this cor
ruption to m.ike those responsible lor it
pav the bill.
"If the citv persists In allowing trie
present condition of vice to exist. H !.-
useless to appeal to the legislature to re
move vice."
Dockmen Strike at Genoa.
Genoa, May 6. In consequence of a
dispute regarding their hours of labor,
the dockmen have gone on a general
strike, except at the San Benito luna-ing.

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