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TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 29, 1902. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. f. 1 r ENDORSES FRAUD. Garden City Imprint Calls Down Republican Papers. What Keeping Up Tom Kelly's Name Means. PEOPLE LIKE HONESTY Majority of Voters Will Not , Stand for Frand. W. M. Glenn Wants Cleared Up. Things Is It right for a Republican editor mho believes that Thomas T. Kelly de frauded Miami county out of $1,324.99 w hile he was county clerk of that coun ty, to carry Mr. Kelly's name at the head of his editorial column and thus give him moral support, even If he says nothing in Kelly's defense? The Garden City Imprint, which re cently took down Mr. Kelly's name, saya it is not right. Yet there are many Republican editors who are fully satisfied that Mr. Kelly has done all that he is charged with doing by the county commissioners of Miami coun- ty, who are continuing to support a man who makes no defense against the charge that he Is a defaulter who, in fact, admits the defalcation by paying back the shortage when caught. The Imprint in speaking of the matter Bays: "The question of carrying the name of T. T. Kelly is up to every Republi can paper in the state. While we real ize that, to some- extent he handicaps the entire ticket, the paper that carries his name endorses fraud. The majority of voters, irrespective of party, will not stand for fraud. "The above was set out of last Issue for the reason that it was suggested to us that there, might be, as promised, some refutation or explanation that , would place this matter in a different light. Up to the time of going to press we find ourselves still w:aiting. Should it come we will gladly - give it space. Yes, and if the defense Is good, we will so admit, and use our endeavor to give It publicity. "In the leading papers, such as the Wichita Eagle, Topeka Capital, Leav enworth Times, and others, who gen erally have very decided views, and usually have something to say on ques tions affecting, as this does, the integ rity of the party, and to some extent the general success of the ticket, there is nothing being said on. the subject. Are these papers going to swallow Kel ly?" W. M. Glenn, editor of the Greeley Tribune, who was a candidate for the "Republican nomination for lieutenant governor and is .one of the leading Re publicans in the Seventh district, makes the . following comment regarding Kelly: "T. T. Kelly, the Republican candi date for state treasurer, has paid to Mi ami county the balance due of the $1,300 deficiency the commissioners found to be due the county while he was county clerk. We must confess we do not like the looks of this matter. He Insists that he does not owe a cent, yet he makes this voluntary payment of sev eral hundred, dollars. He owes it to the party to make a satisfactory explana tion of this matter and to prosecute his accusers for criminal libel. Assur ances were given at the state conven tion that this would be done, but up to date there has been absolute silence." There is an Independent candidate for congress up in the Fifth district. His name is John Gerhard Peekin and he lives near Concordia. He has just written, to Secretary of State Clark ask ing how to proceed to get his name on , the official ballot. His letter Is written .with a lead pencil on both sides of half a sheet of note paper and runs as fol lows: "Concordia, Kan., July 26, 1902. "Hon. Secretary of State, Topeka, Kan: "Dear Sir I am one of the oldest . timers In the Fifth congressional dis- trict, and am by many considered the , right man for congress from this dis trict. I am not now a political party 's. 1st and an making the race before all the people. What is necessary for me to do and what will it cost to have my name on the official ballot in your un derstanding of the law. Please write me soon to Concordia, Kansas, and oblige,' Yours truly, . "JOHN GERHARD PEEKIN." Assistant Secretary Wilson mailed Mr. Peekin a copy of the Australian Daiiot .law for him to figure out the process for himself. With the aid of an attorney he will probably discover that ne. must have a petition signed by 5 per cent Of all the voters in the Fifth ' district to enable him to get on the ballot as an independent candidate. .This" .will mean something more than .000 signatures. . Hereafter a distinction will have to be made between the Populist party and the People's party, inasmuch as a con vention of the Populist party has been called to meet in Topeka on August 21. James La throp, who signed the call for tne f-opunst state convention.announces that he will ask all who subscribe to -the-' Populist doctrine to hold county conventions on Saturday, August I?, .and effect a county organization and also arrange for representation at the state convention the following week. AS the state convention will be a mass "convention each' county will have what .ever representation it chooses to send. Mr. Lathrop is convinced that his movement will meet with success. A- Kiowa county candidate issues something novel in the way of an an- nouncement which is extremely refresh- -Ing after the stereotyped explanations which generally run. "At the earnest solicitation of many friends John Jones announces himself as a candi- v date," etc. -The Kiowa county man an - nounces himself as follows: "In announcing myself as a candidate for register of deeds for Kiowa county, subject to the decision of the Republi can county convention in September, I do not do it at the earnest request of a large number of my friends, nor has there 'been a delegation of the most prominent citizens of the county waited on me, and drank my s whisky and smoked my cigars and urgently re auested me to allow my name to come before the convention as a candidate believing that I was the only man who v could be elected none of this has hap pened. I have worked it up myself. In fact, it is a self-made boom. I am get ting a little too old to farm and a little too ambitious to be thrown in the waste basket, and would like a couple of years' office rest, just to see howloafingaround the county seat feels to an old man. , "D. E. WINTERS." - August 6 will be "Craddoek Day" up at Seneca. Seneca is the county seat of Mr. Bailey's home county, and the fusionists are preparing for a big effort to make it a great demonstration. It is planned to be along the line of the old time alliance picnics which were ex tremely successful a decade ago, when all the farmem for 20 miles around met at four or five designated points and came into the county seat in long pro cessions from the four points of the compass, with banners flying, and made a day of it. The same thing will be tried at Seneca on August 6. The fusionists are now organizing their followers in each township and central places for meeting have been designated in each part of Nemaha county. It will be in teresting to see if the plan works as well as it did ten years ago. Here is a mean shot from Charley Finch :"The Mail and Breeze sizes up the senatorial situation, and decides that Curtis is in the lead, with Stanley second and Long third. Before accept ing this as final, will Tom McNeal kind ly inform his readers whether or not the per cent method was used in arriving at this conclusion?" Charles A. Schnitzler, who was nomi nated for the legislature by the fusion ists in Sedgwick county, has declined to run. Greenleaf Sentinel: Governor Stanley got off the train yesterday long enough to shake hands with those at the depot, all the small boys included. He was on his way to the Stockton jubilee. Stanley would be our next United States senator if the choice was left to Washington county." Pension Commissioner Ware will not be able to be present at the political meeting to be held at Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, under the auspices of the "Old Boys'" club. Mr. Ware and Senator Burton have been invited to make the principal speeches at the meeting, but Mr. Ware has notified To peka friends that he does not expect to get away from his work long enough to come west during the summer. The fact that Mr, Ware had been invited to make a speech led to the announcement that he would be present at the meet ing. Arthur Capper, as chairman 6T the First district Republican congressional committee, has called a meeting of the committee for next Thursday afternoon at the Copeland to discuss the congres sional campaign in the First district. Congressman Curtis will be present to talk over matters with the committee, but as Mr. Curtis had nearly 9,000 ma jority two years ago there will be no great amount of worrying done over the fear that he may be defeated this year. The members of the committee are W. I. Blddle. Leavenworth county; Frank H. Roberts, Jefferson; D. Delaney, Don iphan; W. H. Jordan, Nemaha; E. C. Backenstoce, Brown; John M. Bacon, Jackson; John B. Kurth, Atchison, and Arthur Capper, Shawnee. appeaTtosargent. Strikers Promised . Protection From Imported Labor. Omaha, Neb., July 29. Secretary Samuel Grace of the Machinists union, has re ceived from the United States Immigra tion bureau, information that any attempt to import men from foreign countries to take the place -of striking shopmen on railroads of the country would receive the immediate attention of the government. Mr. Grace claims to have received infor mation that the Union Pacific railroad was preparing to import men from Eng land and Scotland to take strikers' places in the shops of its system. Secretary Grace at once communicated with the Bu reau of Immigration at Washington and received a reply from Frank P. Sargent, now a member of that bureau, in which he states that the bureau will take steps to prevent such importations in case an attempt is made to bring ' skilled men across the Atlantic, " and that steamship companies will be made liable and com pelled to return them at their expense. At the Labor Temple it was given out early today that twenty-five men had quit work in the local shops because of the piece work system and that grievance meetings are being held by the non-union men now at work who, they claim, are already .dissatisfied. WAR WILL GO ON. Peace Negotiations Between Colombia and Kebels End. New York, July 29. Peace negotiations which have been in progress "during the last week between Gen. Pampilio Guiter rez, of the Colombian government and Gen. Gabriel Vargas Santos, chief of the revolution in Colombiat have come to an abrupt ending and, according to the Tribune., the insurrection, which for nearly three years, has . existed in Colombia, must continue. Gen. Guiterrez. chief of the government army at Panama, who arrived from Panama a week ago, came, it is stated, as the spec ial emissary of President-Maroquin to ne gotiate a treaty of peace with Gen. Var gas Santos. There had been several con ferences between the generals, and so well had plans toward pacification advanced, that Gens. Guiterrez and Santos would have sailed today for Panama. However. -Gen. -Guiterrez received a dis patch from Gov. Salazaro. of the Prov ince of Panama, announcing a battle at Agua Dulce between the government and the rebel forces. Thereupon he gave no tice that all negotiations were off for the present at least. He gave as his reason that he could not continue the convention while there was a state of actual warfare. Lynch's Case Closes. London, July 29. The case of the gov ernment against Col. Arthur Lynch, who was elected to represent Galway city in the house of commons and who was ac cused of high treason, ended in police court today and Lynch was remanded to give his counsel opportunity to review the evi dence. Among the last witnesses called to identify Col. Lynch were George Creig, an American, who was caretaker of a mine near Johannesburg, and another American named Wortfcington. Both these witnesses testified that they were arrested by Boers near verenimns. charged with being: Brit ish spies and that Col. Lynch was public prosecutor at tneir trial. - A Million From Nome. Seattle, Wash"., July 29. One million dol lars in treasure was brought by thesteam- ship Roanoke, which arrived from Nome and St. Michael. This in the largest ship ment from the Nomdiggings this se& son. BLAST OF FIRE. It Forces Firemen to Retreat From Burning Bnilding. Dropped Their Hose and Fled PellMell. MEN BADLY SCOKCHED. Five Injured in Battle With Flames at Pittsburg. Loss Estimated at From $200, f 000 to 300,000. Pittsburg, July 29. Two buildings in flames, a prospect of a half million dol lars damage and five injured firemen was the situation that confronted the Pittsburg fire department at daybreak this morning. The buildings in the fire were those of Stewart Bros. & Co., the Denoon Bros. Paint and Varnish com pany and S. Ewart & Co., all on Liberty avenue. The injured firemen are Lieut. Dougal Leech, Buckley, Dalzell, Reese, and Gallagher. None was seriously injured. The fire originated on the first floor of the eight-story building occupied by the Denoon Bros, company. In the cellar and lower floor were stored large quantities of paints, varn ishes, oils, tc An explosion in this ma terial, while the firemen were on tne fire escapes, sent a blast of fire out up on the men. The flames struck them full in the face. The men dropped the hose and writhed and struggled to get out of reach of the withering heat. Some al most fell down the fire escape; others slid down the railings and a couple hung by their hands until rescued by companions. The injured men were ta ken to hospitals where their injuries were pronounced not fatal. At 2:30 o'clock the second explosion occurred, even more terrific than the first, although no one was injured by it. The flames ate their way, after con suming the Denoon place, into the rub ber goods establishment of Stewart Bros., at 915 Liberty avenue, which was also practically destroyed. S. Ewart & Co., wholesale grocers at 921 Liberty suffered heavily from water and smoke. The furniture firm of Spear & Holler. wholesale millinery, J. H. Porter & Co., on Pennsylvania avenue, separated by an alley from the burning buildings, will suffer heavily. The flames were confined to the buildings mentioned. The fire was not gotten under con trol until after 8 o'clock this morning. The Denoon and Stewart buildings.both eight-story brownstone structures, were almost completely destroyed, only the walls remaining while the adjoining building at 923 Liberty avenue, occu pied bv S. Ewart & Co.. wholesale gro cers, was badly damaged. The total loss is variously estimated at from $200, 000 to $300,000, with insurance covering probably two-thirds.. The firemen injured by explosions were reported doing well and all will recover. The origin of the fire has not yet been determined. GIRL FOOLED HIM. Experience of a Dodge City Man in Pueblo. Pueblo. Colo., July 29. John C. Betton, af Dodge City, Kas., applied to the police today for a warrant for the arrest of a young woman employed in a local res taurant, charging her with obtaining money under flse pretenses. After hear ing his story, the police refused to take any steps in the matter. Betton, who was formerly a switchman on the Rio Grande here, is now employed as a machinist setting up harvesting ma chines in Kansas. While there, he kept a correspondence with the young woman. to whom he thought he was engaged to be married, and divers times she secured small amounts of money from him, and a few days ago she secured $50, which she said she needed lor her bridal trousseau Arrangements were made for the mar- riage to take place here today. Betton se cured a license in Dodge City yesterday, and informed his friends he was going to Pueblo to get married. He bought round-trip ticket, and told his foreman he would be back with his wife, and would be ready to work. He arrived In Pueblo this morning and met his fiancee, and they went out to lunch together. Af ter paying for his lunch he had a $5 bill left, which his wlfe-to-be borrowed from him. and then told him she had no fur ther use for him. She said she had never had the slightest Intention of marrying him. After recovering from the blow he sought out a policeman, to whom he told his troubles, and he was then advised to go back to Kansas. This he said he could not do. because all the boys would give him the laugh. It is probable the matter may be referred to the postal authorities, on the ground of fraudulent use of the mails. GRISHAM NAMED. Chase County Man Fusion Nomi nee for Congress. Burlington, Kan., July 29. The Pop ulists and Democratic delegates of the Fourth congressional district named Thomas H. Grisham, of Cottonwood Falls for congress by acclamation this afternoon. Both conventions assembled In one hall. Dr. Lawrence of El Dorado presided over the Democratic conven tion and Phil 5oodreau of Cottonwood Falls acted as chairman of the People's party convention. John Madden of Emporia " received some votes but it was announced that under no circumstances would he ac cept the nomination. J. T. Butler of Cottonwood Falls also was voted for. The resolutions endorsed the Kansas City and Wichita platforms -and de nounced the anti-fusion law. LIVERY STABLE BURNED. Not in Use Bnt Stored Vehicles WTere Destroyed. A' large stable at Sixth and Western avenue, owned by a California woman named Mrs. R. C. Rich, was totally de stroyed by fire at midnight last night. ! causing a loss of several thousand dol lars. Besides the building, which was in sured for 11.400. thre were ouite a num ber of carriages destroyed. The Hun toon estate lost two hacks and a band wagon,. Chas. Knowles lost a carriage and H. Schlegel lost another. There were no horses kept in the barn. . The nre was no doubt of incendiary origin, and it had a big start before it was discovered. When the department reached the place, the big barn was a mass of flames. A small dwelling occu pied by a colored man next next door was damaged to the extent of about $200. The total loss was probably not ness than $2,800. The original cost of the barn was about $3,000. but it is quite old. Before this fire had "been hardly ex tinguished, an alarm came in from 131S West Eighth, where a carpenter shop owned and occupied by A. L. Lewis had been set afire. This alarm was verbal, and the loss was not large. At 8 o'clock this morning, there was a fire at Gill s restaurant at 609 East Fifth avenue, opposite the Santa Fe depot. It started from a range, and the damage was about $150. ANARCHIST THREAT. Commissioner Ware Receives Ominous Letter. United States Commissioner of Pen sions, Eugene F. Ware of Topeka, is threatened with the same fate .which President McKinley met at the hands of anarchists. Commissioner Ware receives many strange and amusing letters. Some are from lunatics, some from people who are burdened with the hal lucination that they are doing the world a great service, and others from pension claimants who believe they are being. treated unjustly. A letter which Mr. Ware particularly prizes, and one which he will keep as a. relic now hangs in his law office at the Central National Bank Building. It is written, or rather printed,, with pencil on brown paper and purports to come from anarchists. It was mailed on the Fourth of July at the city of New York. The letter reads: "United States. "Anarchist. "Place of Meeting. - "New York. 'Commissioner: You have been our subject of debate for a long time and we have decided you are not ht for the office you hold. You are heartless. You take advantage of poor- claimants be cause of your little brief authority. You are contemptible and will be cut off from the face of the earth, as better men have been; as McKinley, Garfield, Lincoln. "It is very quickly settled to give Mrs. McKinley $5,000, she that has plenty without it, but a poor soldier or his widow you hate to give a poor little pension to. You continue to call for evidence as an excuse not to give it. You do not not Consider it costs them money and they have so little. How can you be so de'spiseable and heart less? We have men all over the world. If you do not show a little more feel ing you will not have long to live. Our society are willing to lose one man to rid the world of such- an unjust man as you. If you do not treat poor claim ants better your time is short. "A Public Benefactor, , "ANARCHIST." Another letter which Mr. Ware Jias sent home aa a relic is from a man confined in an asylum. Across the top of the letty was a number, the number of his claim against the department. The number was about the only sensible and intelligible thing about the whole letter. It voiced the ramblines of a wandering mind. The let ter began by saying: "The battle was on 1864. 18tS. 1866." and here followed in jum bled succession a confused mass of dates from 1829 to 1899. The letter was given to a clerk to Inves tigate and sure enough it was found that a great many years before the man had been allowed a pension of $12- per month and that he had never begun drawing the monev. He had a considerable amount of back pension due him and arrangements were at once taken to allow him the ben efit of his pension. PLATFORM THE ISSUE. Iowa Republicans Gathering for Their State Convention. Des Moines, la., July 29. All interest in the Republican state convention tomorrow centers in the platform. In view of the fact that Iowa has two members in the cabinet the leader of the senate and the speaker of the house, the platform is ex pected to voice the sentiments of the ad ministration. The only contention is whether the state platform of last year will be reaffirmed in its entirety. Objection has been made to the word3 "we favor any modification of the tariff schedules that may be required to prevent their affording shelter to mo nopoly." Governor Cummins and his fol lowing are in favor of the re-enactment of this clause. The majority of the mem bers of the Iowa congressional delegation and a large following in the party, led by Lafayette Young, are opposed to this clause because of the implied meaning that the tariff is the father of the trust. The matter of the platform will be made an Issue In all of the district caucuses to morrow morning, with the understanding that which ever side is defeated the committee on resolutions will carry the fight to the floor of the convention. By tonight practically all of the 1.200 delegates will hav arrived. All of the Iowa delegation, except Capt. Rumple, will be present tomorrow. Secretary Jas. Wilson will also be here. The convention will place in nomination candidates for secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, two judges of the supreme court and. clerk of the supreme court. LOOK FOR HOT WEATHER. Mr. Jennings la Acting Rather Mys teriously. Observer Jennings dusted- off his palm leaf fan this morning and placed it on his. desk at the weather bureau office. This may be "a tip that there Is to be some genuine hot weather. The sun seems to have been a little hotter during the past few days and it may be start ing in on an attempt to break the sea son's record. The forecast sent out this morning was "generally fair tonight ard Wednesday. The wind this mom ing was from the southeast, blowing eieht miles an hour. The m inimum temperature for today was 68. The hourly temperatures recorded bf th. government- thermometer today were as follows: 7 o'clock ....73 t 11 o'clock 82 8 o'clock 76 1 12 o'clock S3 9 o'clock 10 o'clock.... ..79 1 o'clock 8S 2 o'clock... 86 .80 1 ELECTION RIOT. Republicans . of Camden N. J. Congressional District Engage in Rough and Tumble Fight at Many Places. JOE GODDARD SHOT. Philadelphia Pugilist in Hospi tal Likely to Die. John Morrissey of Philadelphia Was Shot and Killed. Camden, N. J., July 29. The condi tion of Joe Goddard, the Philadelphia pugilist who was shot last night during the Republican prinary elections, is re ported by the physicians at Cooper hospital today as critical and there is little hope of his recovery. Harry Mil ler, a local policeman who was stabbed in the abdomen, is doing well and will probably recover. Isaac Fowler, a constable who was stabbed at Pensauken, near Merchant ville, was not seriously hurt. The bodv of John Morrissey of I'niia- delphia, who was shot and killed, is still at the morgue. The riots, which resulted in the mur der of Morrissey and the wounding of Goddard and Miller, were caused by tne bitter feeling engendered through tne contest for congress ot Representative H. C. Loudenslager and J. A. van tjant. Numerous fights occurred in this city and in Pensauken township, near mer chantville, between the adherents ot the two candidates. Goddard was shot at the polls in Pensauken and Morrissey and Miller received their injuries in this city. Isaac Fowler, a constable of Pen sauken, was stabbed during the melee at Dog Corner in Pensauken townsnip. Both sides claim a majority of the delegates, but the opinion prevails that Loudenslager will win. The result will nof be known definitely until the com mittee meets at Woodbury. The primary election for delegates- to the Republican convention of the First congressional district of New Jersey was held yesterday in Camden, Glou cester and Salem counties, which com prise the district. The candidates for the nomination are Henry C. Louden slager, the present congressjn an, and J Alpheus Van Sant. The contest has been one of the most bitter ever held in southern New Jersey. The polls were open from 5 p. m. to 8 p. m., and the three hours were marked with serl ous fighting. Goddard was at a voting place in Pensauken township when he was shot. He was with a number of men who were traveling from one polling place to another. The pugilist got into a quarrel with a colored constable named Robert Washington. It is alleged that Goddard assaulted the constable with a baseball bat, and that the constable in self defense shot Goddard in the head. The constable surrendered him self to the police and the injured prize fighter was brought to Cooper hospital here. Near a polling place Constable Isaac Fowler, while in a fight, 'was stabbed twice. His wounds, though painful, are not considered serious. There was much trouble in Pensauken township and at Merchantville and a number of persons were badly beaten. The most serious affray occurred at Third and Beckett streets in this city. Each side has a crowd at the polling place at that point and a general riot was started. When it was all over it was found that John Morrissey of Phil adelphia, aged 35 years, had been shot through the heart by some unknown person and that a policeman not in un iform, named Harry Miller, had receiv ed two cuts on the head and a proba bly fatal stab wound in the left lung. A number of other persons were; hurt in the fight but not seriously. The First congressional district. In which last night s primaries were held includes, Camden, Gloucester and Sa lem counties. The total number of delegates is 304. Loudenslager today claims 51 delegates in Camden, 67 in Gloucester and 75 in Salem, a total of 193. Van Sant claims 97 in Camden, in Gloucester and 20 in Salem, a total of 153, which number is necessary to choice. At noon today former Sheriff David Baird, who opposed the candidacy of Mr. Loudenslager, admitted that the congressman had secured a majority of the delegates. No figures were an nounced. ROOSEVELT CANT COM E. Won't Be Present at Installa tion of Chancellor Strong. Iola, Kas., July 29. Representative Scott has received a letter from George B. Cor- telyou, secretary to the president, saying that the president will be unable to be present at the inauguration of Dr. Strong as chancellor of the University of Kansas on October 17. The president hopes to make a brief stop in Lawrence, however. on September 29, while en route to To- neka. Secretary Cortelyou's letter is as follows: "In response to your letter of the 19th instant, I regret to state that the presi dent will not be in the vicinity of Law rence, Kansas, in October, but hopes to be able to make a brief stop there, probably on September 29: though a definite prom ise cannot be made so far in advance." ' MUST CLEAN UP. Topeka Forever Troubled With Filthy Garbage Plants. - A fight has been started to force the desiccating plant in North Topeka to clean up. A petition signed by 100 First warders was filed today with the city clerk, asking the council to abate the nuisance. There is no doubt that the desiccating plant needs treatment of some kind. Some time ago the council started an "investigation" but the investigation was made in a perfunctory way. It is generally known that the desic cating plant does not pretend to carry out the terms of its franchise, and that it is dun ping vast quantities of de cavintr matter into the river. The plant is not able to handle the work which the i tures: . New York, 74; Boston, 74; Phil city gives it. and yet when an oppor- I adelphia and Washington. 76: Chicago, tunitv offered Itself a few weeks ago I 70: Minneapolis. 68: Cincinnati and St. J to secure the establishment of another crematory for the city, it was turned down. . The petition filed today closes -with the statement that 500 more signatures can be obtained if necessary. The petition is short and to the point. It says: We, the undersigned citizens of To peka and taxpayers, respectfully de mand that you take some immediate steps to abate a common nuisance known, as the desiccating works, north east of and adjoining said city." Among those who sign the petition are the following: , J. M. Marshall, Eugene Wallhe, D. L. Covert, J. ' L. Wilkerson, J. H. Mann, Pauline Siabert, Fred Vroehr, Thomas Chiddie, Chas. Gray, L.F. Gish. Amelia Olven Grant- Shanks,G. L. ' Bainbridge. B. D. Gordd, E. A. Markham, William Rupard, T. C. Snider, George Golden. S. A. Patteson, B. L. Irwin, H. A. John son, Louis Roehrig, E. G. Goff, Mrs. K. M. Goff, E." H. Goff, N. S. Kemper, H. H. Kemper, Geo. W. Dick, Chas. Sum mers, "and can get 500 more names of necessary." . SALOON KEEPER' HELD. Responsible for Damages Caused by Whiskey He Sold. St. Louis, Mo., July 29. According to a decision of the United States circuit court of appeals, which affirmed the' judgment for plaintiffs of the federal court of Ne braska, a saloon keeper may be held responsible for the death of a patron of his place in the event that death occurs from an accident resulting from the in ebriated condition of the patron. The suit was filed by the widow and daughter of Charles Walker against John Moser and others, who were engaged in the saloon business at Ashland, Neb. Plaintiffs charge that Charles Walker on Feb. 7, 1900, drank intoxicants to excess at Mo. ser s saloon and in consequence was thrown from a hMggy and killed. A ver dict giving the plaintiffs damages was ap pealed. ... j. GOOD WEEK FOR CORN. A Drontb Prevails From the Carol inas to Texas. Washington. July 29. The weather bureau's weekly summary of crop con ditions is as follows: Drouth of considerable severity gen erally prevails from Virginia and the Carolinas westward over Kentucky, Tennesse and the northern portion of the central and east gulf states, inctud ing eastern Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and the southern portions of Illinois and Indiana, while heavy and damaging rains have continued in Tex as, portions of the Missouri Valley and lower lake regions. Rains are generally badly needed in the central and southern Rocky Mountain districts. The temperature conditions have been high ly favorable, except in New England, New York and Texas where it has been too cool and in California, where exces sive wheat has caused some deciduous fruit to ripen faster than it could be handled. ' " The corn crop has experienced anoth er week of. exceptionally favorable con ditions over much the . greater part of the principal corn area, the least favor able reports coming from southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois, where the crop is being injured by a drouth. A fine yield is promised in Kansas, Ne braska, Indiana and over the greater part of Missouri, Illinois and Ohio. In Iowa corn is improving and in the early fields is bearing heavily. In the middle Atlantic states and to the southward of the Ohio river, corn has suffered much from drouth in sections. Showers have prevented the comple tion of winter wheat harvest in the lake region, New England and the northern portion of the middle Atlantic states where damage to wheat in shock is quite extensive. Elsewhere harvesting is completed except on the Pacific coast where it is progressing rapidly in Ore gon and has begun in Washington. The condition of late spring wheat on the whole is very promising. Oats harvesting is progressing under difficulties in the upper Mississippi val ley and lake region where the crop is badly lodged and fields In some sections are too wet for reapers. Notwithstand ing these adverse conditions the general outlook for a large yield is favorable, especially in the Missouri and Upper Ohio valleys and the northern . portiou of the middle Atlantic states. The northern portions of the eastern and central districts of the cotton belt continue to suffer from drouth, though the effects of which are beginning to be more seriously felt, especially on up lands. Outside the drouth area in the districts named, the crop Is making very favorable progress, the plant being heavily fruited. General and- heavy rains in Texas were very beneficial in western counties, but they were not needed elsewhere In that state. These rains fiave caused very rapid growth and the plant is heavily fruited, but considerable damage by iboll weevil, boll worm and shedding are reported. Hot and dry weather is now needed in Texas to permit cultivation and check ravages by insects. Picking continues in the southern counties and has com menced in the central counties, but has been retarded by rains. As a rule the general outlook for ap ples continued unpromising although in some sections a good crop is promised. The most favorable reports are received from New England, eastern and north ern New York, Michigan and portions of Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma. The bulk of a good hay crop has been secured in the states of the central val leys. EARTH DISTURBED. Shocks Felt at Yarfous Points in Nebraska. s - Omaha, Neb., July 29. Reports today from points in - northern and western Nebraska indicate that yesterday's earthquake was more general than at first reported, and quite severe in some places. At Oakdale buildings were shaken perceptibly, and at Battle Creek the disturbance lasted half a minute. Tilden, Norfolk, Creighton, Plain View and Niligh report shocks lasting 20 sec onds, and at Elgin, three distinct quakes were felt. At none of these towns, however, was there any serious damage, the breaking of windows and dishes, and cracking of plaster being the extent of the destruction. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, July 29. 7 a. m. tempera- Louis, 72. LORD TOLD HIM. Louis W. Bonewitz Tries Strangle W. B. Henry. to Vision Informed Him Henry. Was a Devil TRYING TO ROB HIM. Directed at the Same Time to Throttle Evil One. Encounter During the Taking ; of Depositions. A wild scene was enacted Monday afternoon at a o ciock in tne nine omco of James R. Wick, shorthand reporter, on the third floor of the Columbian building. The occupants of the offices on that floor were startled by a series of shrill undistinguishable shrieks and the sounds of a scuffle. Rushing into the hall they learned that W. B. Henry, state agent of the German Insurance) company of Freeport, was the victim of an assault made upon him by Louis -W. Bonewitz, a religious fanatic whose home is a mile east of the town of Meriden. Bonewitz is 52 years of age. He is patriarchal looking and claims to have visions from the Lord. It was a vision which he claimed he received while sit ting in . his chair at Mr. Wick's office that was responsible for his attempt upon the life of Mr. Henry. me, were his first words and wltnout any further intimation Bonewitz sprang from his chair and made a vicious lunge for. Mr. Henry's throat. As he reached for the throat with his left hand he made a move as if to strike with bis right hand. Realizing what was taking place, Charles D. Welch, who was nearest tho two men, caught Bonewitz's right hand , before he had time to strike. Bonewitz wrenched his hand free and tried to choke Mr. Henry before R. B. Welch and Mr. Wick were able to pull him loose by their combined efforts. The trouble arose over the attempts of the insurance company to collect $2,000, the amount of the bond which Mr. Bonewitz signed for his brother-in-law, O. Chacey, who was appointed agent of the insurance" company at Me riden, and who, it Is alleged, made use of over $2,000 of the company's money. . After the insurance company dis covered his loss, Mr. W. B. Henry, state agent for Kansas, paid Mr. Bonewlt. a visit at his home at Meriden to adjust the matter. Bonewitz was without ' money to make good his bond and after several days' deliberation he was persuaded to give a mortgage on his farm. That was in September, 1899. A suit Is now pending in the United States circuit court for . the collection of the mortgage notes, and Mr. and Mrs. Bone- . witz were being examined by lawyers . in Mr. Wick's office for the purpose of taking their depositions in the case when the action that might have "been a tragedy occurred. After his attemot on the life of Mr. Henry -yesterday afternoon, the three man hal ynitrh ttmithl. in filllotinff tllm. It became necessary to hold him down on his back. He was taken by his at torney, R. B. Welch, to the latter's offica where he explained in detail how the , Lord appeared to him in a vision and told him that Henry was a devil and that he was- trying to rob him of bis home and that he should choke him. Mr. Bonewitz's daughter. Miss Jennie, sat between her father and Mr. Henry and Mrs. Bonewitz whose testimony was , being taken at the time, sat just beyond Mr. Henry. The taking of the depositions was postponed until 9 o'clock today. , , TAKES HIS OWN LIFE. A.M.Rothschild, an Uncle of H. A. Auerbach, Commits Suicide. Chicago. July 29. A. M. Rothschild, until two months ago the head of the State street department store, firm of A. M. Rothschild & Co., committed sui cide at his home, Thirty-seventh Court and Michigan avenue, by shooting him self in the head, causing almost instant death. Acute insomnia, (which probably caused temporary insanity, is said to be responsible for the deed. Mr. Roths child returned from a six weeks' outing in Minnesota, the past week and seemed improved physically. At no time, it is said, was his mental condition such as to cause any apprehension that he con templated self destruction. Shortly after luncheon Mr. Rothschild entered the bath room of one of the upper floors of his home and almost im mediately the servants heard the report of a revolver. Rushing to the bath room, they found the merchant lying on the floor. A bullet wound in the fore head showed what had happened. Mr. Rothschild was still breathing. A phy sician was summoned, but could be of no service. Mr. Rothschild retired from the man agement of the big department store at State and Van Buren streets about two months ago on account of ill health. A constitution orcunarny rooust, nan neen shattered in building the business since its opening, seven years ago. Interest with him and the principal owner ot V" store was Nelson Morris, his father-in-. law. Mr. Rothschild was born in the little German village of Nordsteeten, 57 years ago. When a child of five years he . came to America and while in his teens went to Davenport, Iowa. With his two brothers he established a general store. In 1875 he came to Chicago, and im--noriiatelv be can making a reputation for himself, organizing in 1895 the de partment store which now bears his name. Mr. Rothschild was a director of the World's fair, a former director of the National Bank of the Republic and a member of the Standard. Wash--ington Park and Hamilton clubs. He leaves a widow and one son. A. M. Rothschild, the Chicago million aire, was an uncle to H.- A. Auerbach of the Palace? Clothing company of To-, peka. Mr. Auerbach's mother was a Rothschild. Mr. Rothschild married the daughter of Nelson Morris, the packer, and Mr. Auerbach is distantly related by marriages in the Rothschild family to the Schwabs, Swifts and Armours. Mr. Auerbach has been in New York and Michigan and was to have returned to Topeka tomorrow. His return will be delayed. - Weather Indications. Chicago, July 29. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fai tonight and Wed nesday; southerly winds.