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AT; w V v vy LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA. KANSAS. AUGUST 22 1902. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 1 : i i A KELLY IN MIAMI. Now Working Among His Dem ocratic Friends. Would Prevent Anti Resolu tions in Convention. STAMPEDE KEEPS UP. Republicans Continue to With draw Their Support. H. N. Gaines Won't Be Fusion Official Organ. The action of the Miami county Re publican convention last Saturday with reference to Thomas T. Kelly, Republi can nominee for state treasurer, and his embezzlements while county clerk of Miami county, is bringing out a demand from Republicans all over the state that something be done with reference to the Kelly matter. Unless something is speedily done it is probable that a large number of Republican papers over the state, whose editors believe in honesty in public-officials, will take down Kelly's name from the Republican ticket and refuse to give him even a passive sup port. T."e following is a comment by the Holtcn Recorder this "week: "It strikes us the Topeka Capital would be serving the interests of the Republican party better by making some satisfactory explanation ot Mr. iveiiy s alleged defalcation of county funds, provided a satisfactory explanation can be made, than by criticizing the State Journal's fight against the KepuDiican nominee for state treasurer. The Re corder has waited long and patiently for something on which to base a de fense of Mr. Kelly and some of these iays we may be forced to the conclus ion that there is no defense to be made and we will have to substitute a blank, for Mr. Kelly's name on the state tl-ket." . Some of the Democrats of Miami county have been as active in the de fense of Mr. Kelly as the leading Re publicans have been in digging up bis official misdoings, but the rank and file of the Democrats now seem to have re volted against such action. A dispatch from Paola to the State Journal today Bnys: "T. T. Kelly, Republican nominee for state treasurer, came down from Kan sas City yesterday, presumably for the purpose of having his attorneys prepare the statement he has promised should be forthcoming, and incidentally to do a little missionary work among his Democratic followers. Seme of- the Democrats have concluded that it would be a good thing to follow the example set by the Republican convention held last Saturday, and adopt resolutions similar to those passed by the Repub licans, condemning Kelly and his meth ods. ... .... - "The chairman of the Democratic county central committee, Henry Allen, who attended the Republican conven tion at Wichita in the capacity of a Kelly rooter, was defeated in his own ward for committeeman by an anti Kelly man, the vote standing 21 to 9. Allen was an open and avowed candi date for re-election to the office of chairman of the Democratic county cen tral committee, but this decisive vote eliminates him as a future factor in local Democratic politics. "Prominent Democrats say that If he desired to go to Wichita in Kelly's in terest, after being thoroughly acquaint ed with Kelly's record, the least he could have done was to resign his position as chairman and go in the capacity of a private citizen. They say that by pur suing the course he did he proved him self wholly unworthy of the trust re posed in him, and they took this, their first opportunity, to turn him down." It is stated that Mr. Kelly will pre pare a statement which will be "satis factory to his friends." Isn't it rather peculiar that a candidate for the most responsible position of trust In the state should find it necessary to satisfy those who are friendly to him with re gard to. his honesty .as an official. The Leavenworth Times puts it this way: "Tom Kelly writes to Frank Grimes from Kansas City that he will make a statement of the Miami countv trouble which will be satisfactory to his friends. That is not the point. Tom should try to satisfy his enemies. His friends are , not making any fight on him, it is his enemies." H. N. Gaines, editor of the Farmer's lAdvocate, has withdrawn bis support from the fusion ticket and the Popu lists are now without a state organ. The action of Gaines is seemingly the out come of his trouble with John Curran. secretary of the Populist state central committee, which culminated in Curran thrashing Gaines. Gaines was a candi date for secretary of the committee in opposition to Curran but was defeated. He says that henceforth he will publish a farm paper instead of a political one. ' The Advocate was started with the Farmer's Alliance more than ten years ago as the official orjan of isat organi zation, and when the alliance became the Populist party It naturally became the official party organ. It gained an extremely large circulation all over the country, and was at one time edited by Senator Peffer. During the Leedy ad- ministration it was the official state pa per and was quite prosperous. It was them owned by George B. Harrison, but after it lost Its official patronage It , went down. A year ago it was purchas s ed by Mr. Gaines who revived It some what, but now be declares that he has cut loose from politics and will build up en Independent farm paper. He says editorially: "With this issue this paper ceases to be political and the Democratic ticket is removed from the head of our edito Mai page. It has long been the desire of the publisher to build up in Kansas a cistlnctively farm paper, devoted to the agricultural and stock interests of the state. Our present decision has been hastened by reason of the action of the recent People's party convention in this state, which, through the efforts of .mer - canary leaders, decided that the People's " party should no longer be a factor in the state and that its adherents should be carried en masse into the Demo cratic party. This paper has stood res olutely against fusion. It has stood par ticularly against Democracy of the kind that is now in control of that party in the state. It can see no difference, as far as the Interests of the agricultural classes are concerned, whether the Re publicans or the Democrats triumph. Neither will further the principles of true Populism. This paper declines to xurtner stultify Itself bv even an ac -4 quiescent support of that In which It cobs not really believe.v and every aci of the present Democratic committee Since its organization has been upon tfa theory that Populists can be brow. beaten or cajoled Into the support of that ticket. The demoralization of the People's party organization is manifest in the fact that A. M. Harvey, its treas urer, is openly in the employ of the American Book company", and John Curran, its secretary, is his and the book company's friend. "In our efforts to build up an inde pendent paper, devoted to the best in terests of the producers of the state, we ask the cordial, earnest support of those who have heretofore been the pa trons and friends of the paper and also of all others who are interested in the development of this, the state's greatest interest." TheColumbus Daily Courier puts the picture of Congressman Curtis at the masthead and espouses his candidacy for United - States senator. The fusionists of Ottawa county can raise the cry of imperialism against the Republicans in that county this year. The Republicans have put two Kings on the county ticket. Ono is John L King, candidate for representa tive, and the other is James W. King, candidate for clerk of the district co'Ji i. Both served in the Twentieth Kansas. The Cloud county Republican conven tion yesterday nominated C. N. Peck for representative and endorsed the can didacy of Congressman Calderhead for United States senator. Mr. Peck is a Concordia attorney. " He will doubtless follow the endorsement of the conven tion as long as Mr. Calderhead Is In the race, but If Calderhead drops out it i3 doubtful now who Peck will be for. A close friend of Mr. Peck said Peck told him a few days ago that he had no choice for senator at that time and would follow the best interests of Cloud county when it came time to vote on the senatorial question. Mr. Peck was nominated by acclamation. George Rig by was a candidate against him in the primaries, but Rigby's name was not I presented to the convention. Walter G. Reid was nominated for register of deeds by the Cloud county Republicans. He has been bookkeeper in the state treasurer's offic for the past four vears. The balance of the Cloud county ticket is as follpws: County attorney. W. Sturgis. Jr.; superintendent. Miss Julia Stone; pro bate judge. C. P. Smith; clerk of the district court, A. Fortney; county clerk, E. J. Alexander; county treasurer, J. E. Wade; sheriff. C. E. Graham: coroner. Dr. G. A. rfelson. The resolutions en dorse the state and national adminis trations. Senator Burton and the cadi- dacy of Calderhead for United States senator. George A. Clark, secretary of state and candidate for state printer, is principal owner of the Concordia Blade and Empire and Wanted the convention to endorse him for state printer, but E. W. Hoch had friends in the convention who tried to run in a resolution endors ing Hoch. The result was that the Hoch resolution was voted down and no en dorsement was made in the state print er question. Congresman Calderhead has recommend ed J. B. Callen to be postmaster at Junc tion City to succeed W. H. Mackey, who becomes United States marshal. Mr. Cal len is at present county treasurer of Geary county. Captain John K. Wright was a candidate for the appointment and Mr. Calderhead had to make a choice between him and Callen. State Librarian James L. King is pre paring a political handbook for the Repub lican state committee. It will deal with state issues from a Republican standpoint. The Emporia Gazette of last evening makes a vigorous demand that charges against Thomas T. Kelly, Republican nominee for state treasurer, be immed iately cleared up in a satisfactory man ner'or Kelly's name will be taken from the Gaztlte's ticket- The Gazette says that It has been waiting for this ex planation ever since the Republican stats convention, but it has not been forthcoming, and it cannot afford to keep Silent longer unless a satisfactory explanation is made. The Gazette says editorially: - "The Populist paper in Lyon -county is making pretty tough sliding for the Gazette by calling attention to the fact that this paper is supporting Thomas T. Kelly for state treasurer on the Repub lican ticket. Kelly it appears is a thief and an embezzler and on different oc casions in the ninety days last past has returned $1,300 to Miami county that he stole from the county when he was county clerk. The Gazette has always stood for fairness and decency in poli tics and naturally the Emporia Times accuses the Gazette of hypocrisy. "The Gazette was informed that Sen ator Burton who stood as Kelly's spon ser at the Wichita state convention knew the facts In the case and would see to it that Kelly, who is Burton's particular friend, would explain the charges adequately. They are serious specific charges and the time has passed too long now in silence on Kelly's part. The Gazette which has been in clined to suspect Burton and his friends too much perhaps, concluded in this one case to hold Its peace and wait for the Burton people to explain. Kelly has been in the hospital and is there now and there is some excuse for the delay. If Welly can not explain absolutely why a Republican board of examiners and a Republican county convention at his home town ha'e branded him a thief, he must not receive Republican votes as state treasurer. The Gazette defended Kelly immediately after the state con vention, because a conspiracy seemed to be upon him. But later facts have come out which make tbe conspiracy theory absurd. Kelly must tell the people why he returned monev to the county which he was accuse! o" stealing. Lyon coun ty is a small prrt of Kansas, and tie Gazette has small influence beyond the Lyon county borders. But if Kelly does not explain and that right soon, his name must come down from the head of this paper. Every day the Ga zette supports a thief on the state ticket, the ' paper loses the confidence of the voters when it talks about fair clean politics in county matters. Lyon county siiall not go Populist even if the Burton people do insist on Kelly's stay ing on the state ticket. Unless he ex plains fully and fairly and adequately down goes his" name from te Ga zette." . - - TERRIFIC TORNADO. , One is Reported From Yalley of the Niobrara. Hemingford, Neb., Aug. 22. A tor nado, accompanied by a terrific rain and hail storm, last night passed along the Niobrara river north of here, through a thickly settled country and is thought to have done a great amount of damage. Owing to a lack of com munication details are lacking. It is known, however, that a number of res idences and other buildings in the path of the storm were demolished. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Aug. 22. 7 a. m. tempera ture: New York, 68; Boston, 66; Phila delphia, 70; Washington, 72; Chicago, 62; Minneapolis, 56; Cincinnati, 66; St. Louis, 68. LETTERJSFOUND. One of Recent Date Supposed r Written hj Win. Bartholin. Addressed to "Friend George' ' and Asking a Meeting. NOTHING BUT A BEAST. Murdered Woman's Estimate of Her Son's Character. Said She Believed Him Capable of Any Crime. Chicago, Aug. 22. The police today sent broadcast circulars containing a more recent picture of Wm. Bartholin, who is wanted for the alleged murder of his mother, Mrs. Anne Bartholin, and his sweetheart, Minnie Mitchell. Little light was shed on the mystery today. A new letter, supposed to have been written by Bartholin, was found today at 119th street and Michigan avenue. It bore the date of August 8, and was ad dressed to "Friend George," asking that the friend meet Bartholin at the latter's home. Edward Couhselman, Bartholin's in timate friend, was today removed to the county jail, where Inspector Hunt made several fruitless efforts to induce him to talk. Counselman was greatly agitated and cried frequently, but would confess to nothing. The coroner's jury at the inquest over the body of Mrs. Anne Bartholin brought in a verdict recommending that her son, William Bartholin, be arrested and held as principal for her murder, and that Oscar Thompson and Edward Counselman, who are under arrest, ac cused of complicity in the murder of Minnie Mitchell, be held to the grand jury as accessories to the crime. The jury found that Mrs. Bartholin came to her death on or about July 7, death being by strangulation. During the inquest Mrs. May Brown, a former neighbor of Mrs. Bartholin, testified that the old lady was sus picious and lived in deadly fear of her son. According to Mrs. Brown's testi mony Mrs. Bartholin in a conversation a few days before her death had told the witness that young Bartholin was noihing but a beast, and that the Mit chell family would regret the day they allowed Minnie Mitchell to have any thing to do with him. Mrs. Bartholin in relating her troubles declared that Bar tholin was a dissipated ne'er-do-well, and that she believed him capable of almost any crime. STILL MORE RAIN. Nearly Half an Inch Fell Last Night. "Cider" Smith scored again on last night's rain which he included in his prediction from August 17 to 22. Last night's rain measured 40 hundredths of an inch in the government rain gauge. The corn and wheat region bulletin issued by Observer Jennings says: "The temperature was highest yester day in Brown county. The maximum temperature yesterday had fallen at all stations in the state except three, hav ing risen at Baker, Concordia and Man hattan, while the minimum tempera tures are slightly higher than yesterday morning at most stations. Rainfall is reported from all stations except Fort Scott, the heaviest at McPherson. The temperature has fallen in all districts except the Minneapolis, where it is sta tionary. Fair rains have fallen in the Omaha, and lighter rains in the other districts, except the Indianapolis." The maximum and minimum tempera tures and the rainfall . for the Kansas stations for Thursday are reported as follows : Rain Stations. Max. Min. fall. Baker .90 62 1.02 ..84 64 .18 .88 66 .14 .88 62 .64 ..88 68 .00 .86 64 .IS .80 64 .12 .. 67 2.20 .88 66 . 40 ..82 64 .50 ..82 66 .06 .84 69 .40 ..86 64 .54 ..82 66 .10 this morning Dodge City Dresden Fort Scott . Hays McPherson Manhattan Osage City Sedan : Topeka .... was, probably showers tonight and Saturday." The minimum temperature this morning was 69 and the hourly temperatures recorded by the jrovern ment thermometer were as follows: o'clock ,.6911 o'clock 73 8 o'clock .69 9 o'clock 69 10 o'clock 71 12, o'clock 75 1 o'clock 77 2 o'clock 79 SUSPECTS MURDER. Edward Remington Doubts That His Brother Suicided. Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 22. It is re ported from an authoritative source that Edward P. Remington is not satisfied that his brother Robert died by his own hand- When it became known that he was entertaining a suspicion of foul play, which originated before he left Newport with the body, an Associated Press representative called on Mr. Rem ington and requested a statement. He replied that he would neither deny nor affirm anything relative to his brother's death except that the autopsy revealed that the bullet in the mouth caused deah. When asked if the bullet found Imbedded in the dead man's brain fitted the revolver found by his side, ho declared that he had nothing further to say. Asked if any developments In the case could be expected, he said tin e alone could tell. Mr. Remington and his attorney, Seth T. McCormick, as well as the physicians who performed the autopsy, were to gether in secret conference, and their action is surrounded by much mystery. They positively refuse to give out any further information. Corbstt at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Aug. 22. Young Corbett. with his manager and trainers, arrived today and took quarters temporarily in a hotel. In the afternoon he werit to look for training quarters. It is proba ble he will choose the place on Price Hill where Jeffries was in training for the fight whicb was enjoined here. REPUBLICAN WORK ROOMS. Committee Will Move to Larger . Quarters Tonight. The headquarters of the Republican state central committee will be' moved tonight from the Copeland hotel to -the building immediately east of the Cope land, which was occupied by the com mittee two years ago. The building is a dwelling house but is well adapted for the work of the committee. The active work of the committee will be pushed from now on and it is neces sary to have more room than was af forded in the room, occupied in the Copeland. Secretary Raney and T. S. Stover, who will be in charge of the oratorical bureau, are both here, and will assist Chairman Albaugh in the de tail work at headquarters. Prepara tions are being made. too. to send out considerable - political - literature from now on. A SHOT AT TRUSTS Is , Taken by the Transmissis sippi Commercial Congress. St. Paul, Aug. 22. Although yester day's discussion of the trust question and the later action of the resolutions committee in ignoring the question had been regarded as the end of considera tion of that problem befpre the Trans mississippi commercial congress, such prove I not to be the case. When the congress was called to order today for the closing session, J. A. Gardner of St. Lcuis, secured the floor and moved the adoption of resolutions which he pre sented. These slightly differed from the Wetniore resolutions of earlier discus sion and preeipitated-another lively de bate. Th point of the discussion was more whether the proposition would be generally looked on as partisan action by the congress than von the merits of the case. Little of importance has been left over, for the closing session so the attendance was small but the warmth of the debate made up for thst. A vote was finally reached before H o'clock and by a vote of 20 to 19 the resolutions were adopted as follows: "Where.is, The trust system has been and is s. menace to our Republican in stitutions, and "Whereas, If allowed to continue to form combinations in restraint of trade and the elimination of competition, the wealth o'. the entire country will be con centrated in the hands of a few, and 'Whereas, The said combinations are calculated to destroy the hope anl am bition of the youth of the count-y, it being well understood that the ambition and hope of the young men of this nation- have-made-it great; therefore be :t "Resolved, By this congress that the president, of. the United. States be re spectfully urged to use all the power vested in his office to the end that the growing' power and the influence i,t the trusts may be destroyed, and be it f ur- thet f 'Resolved, That if in the wisdom of the national congress the laws new cm the statute books are insufficient to sup press this growing evil, that other more stringent and- efficient laws be speedily enactea." HORTON IS BETTER. Distinguished Judge Shows Wonderful Recuperation. Ex-Chief Justice A. H. Horton is apparently much improved and his re turn to his old home and the breath of the - Kansas ozone seem -to have given him strength.- He seemed better this morning than he has been since before he left Wisconsin, and his friends have great hopes. When is friends started from the Wisconsin - resort with him in B. P. Waggeners private car the greatest fears were expressed, but notwithstand ing a number of irritating delays he survived, and the familiar sights of his old home and the atmosphere of the state which he helped to build and in whichlhe climbed the ladderof fame.have brought him renewed strength in such a degree that- his friends and relatives have taken new hope. This morning, after passing , a com paratively restful night. Judge Horton took his breakfast with more relish than for some time past. At 11 o'clock today Dr. Mulvane said: "Judge Horton rested quite comfort ably during the night and seems to have gained strength. He called for his breakfast this morning and ate it with relist." INVITED TO CALL Minister Leishman Ueceires a Message From the Sultan. Constantinople, Thursday, Aug. 21. Through the medium or xzzei Bey, one of his secretaries, the sultan today sent a friendly message to the u. S. minister. John G. A. Leishman, assuring him that ail the pending claims ot the United States would be complied with and beg ging the minister to resume his visits to the Porte. In consequence of these fresh assurances Mr. Leishman today visited the grand vizier. Said Pasha, and the minister of foreign affairs, Tewfik Pasha. Mr. Leishman and Robert Mc Cormick, the U. S. ambassador of Austria-Hungary, will attend the Selamlik tomorrow and will probably have an audience of the sultan. HIS AMBITION FCLFlLEEU. Millionaire Carries Out Threat of Early Youth and Buys City Block. Syracuse,' Aug. 22. John Dunfee to day bought the -Pike block, whicb is valued at $250,000. - When the present millionaire con tractor was a bootblack in this city he loitered about the block one noon eat ing his dinner,- -wKich consisted of a sandwich. The janitor of the block, in a practical joke, poured a pail of dirty water upon him from an upper window. In his anger Dunfee told the janitor that some day lie would own the block and "bounce" him. Mr. Dunfee today fulfilled his prom ise to the extent of buying the block, although he did not discharge the jan itor, who had been released many years ago. He asserts, however, that he would have discharged him had he still been there. - Weather Indications. .- Chicago, Aug. 22. Forecast for Kan sas: Probably showers tonight and Sat urday; variable winds. BEGINS IIIS TOUR. President Roosevelt Leaves Oyster Bay on Sylph To Make a Trip Through the Sew England States'. STOP AT NEW HAVEN. Citizens Fire a Presidential Sa lute From an Anvil. Mrs. Roosevelt and Ethel Ac company the Party. Oyster Bay, N. V., Aug. 22. President Roosevelt left Oyster Bay this morning for New Haven on his tour through New England. The presidential party left the house at 9:30 o'clock and was taken on board the Sylph in a launch. Fifteen minutes later the Sylph weighed anchor and started for New Haven, where she is due to arrive at about 1:30 o'clock. , The party aboard consisted of the president and Mrs. Roosevelt, Ethel Roosevelt, Secretary Cortelyou, Dr. Lung, the president's private physician, two stenographers and two messengers. A number of citizens of Oyster Bay fired a presidential salute from an anvil as the Sylph steamed away. ARRIVES AT NEW HAVEN. New Haven, Conn., Aug. 22. Presi dent Roosevelt arrived here on board the yacht Sylph at 1:20 p. m. President Roosevelt entered upon his New England tour today, and New Haven was the first point visited by the nation's executive. The yacht Sylph, bearing the president, was sighted off New Haven harbor just before 1 o'clock. Half an hour later the vessel was lying alongside Belle dock, having made the run up New Haven harbor to the ac companiment of universal salutes. The president acknowledged the sa lutes from the yacht's quarterdeck. He came ashore at 1:20 p. m., at a special landing constructed for the occasion. Mayor John P. Studley and a commit tee from ti.e board of aldermen greeted the president and his party, and con., ducted them to the carriages in wait Ins. x Troop A, Connecticut National Guard, constituted t!"-e military escort. - The programme provided for nothing but a drive, and the progress of it took the distinguished visitor through the slums, the factory quarters and the center of the city. The factories and shops were closed, and t- e city was gaily dressed in flags and bunting. CRIME OF A NEGRO, Assaults Aged Woman, at Fort Scott and Escapes. Fort Scott, Kan., Aug. '22. At 6:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon a negro, about 20 years old, entered the home of William H. Taylor, a retired business man of this city, and assaulted Mrs. Taylor, who is nearly 60 years of agei Mrs. Taylor walked to a store several blocks away and told of the crime. The Taylors reside in a suburban home, several hundred yards from any other house, and the victim of the negro was alone when he entered. He threatened to cut Mrs. Taylor's throat if she made an cutcry. He again threatened her when he left, and it was half an hour before she left home to give the alarm. The negro ran from the house in a southerly direction, and was pursued by two posses of men. headed by the sheriff and the chief of police, respec tively. At 8 o'clock a negro named Joseph Scott who lives in Kansas City, was ar rested in East Fort Scott and was im mediately taken to the new county Jail, where a large crowd gathered. Deputy Sheriff Ball begged the people not to do anything rash, as there was no certain ty that they had the right man. Just then -a telephone message announced that a negro had been arrested at Gi rard as he jumped from a freight train from this city. If he Is the man he must have caught a train at the junc tion four miles such of this city, imme ately after the crime was committed. - Sheriff 'Brooks and Deputy Sheriff Ball went to Girard to bring the other negro to ihis city. , The negro who was arrested here was taken from the county jail by some means and hidden in somr secure place. H' was taken to the home of Mrs. Taylor, and nt first glance, the injured woman recog nized him as her assailant, but on inspec tion, she said positively that he was not the man. TREED BY SHARKS. Man Spent a Day on Masthead While They Waited for Him. New Orleans, Aug. 22. The tug Pen. noyer has brought into Biloxl a Nor wegian named Oscar, who was rescued from the wreck of a boat named the Fan, belonging to Mrs. Blake, a board ing house keeper, and used to carry passengers from Biloxl to Ship island. The captain of the Pennoyer sighted a man clinging desperately to the top of the mast of a sunken vessel and shriek ing for assistance. It was Oscar. He had been clinging to the masthead for j a day, and was exhausted. 1 When the Fan sank the masthead was several feet out of water. Being an expert swimmer Oscar was preparing to swim to the shore, when he saw that a school of sharks bad gathered around and were apparently waiting for him. He declares that there were at least x hundred of them, and that they jumneil out of the water trvine to reach him. The captain of the .Pennoyer says ; there were several sharks around the i wreck when he reached it. j i Cuban Ship's Cargo Seized. ' - Port au Prince. Hayti, Aug. 22. The Cuban steamer Lauenberg belonging to the Cameron Steamship company, which sailed from New York August 15. arriv ed here today with 250 tons of coal in tended for the Firminist gunboat Crete-a-Pierrot. The government seized the coal, declaring it to be contraband 'of war destined for the revolutionists and claimed that it must be sold in "favor of the sender. ' Absorbs Brass Works. . New York, Aug 22. The United States Shipbuilding company has Just absorb ed the Elizabethport, N. J., brass works. It will be greatly enlarged and used as an adjunct to the Crescent shipyard. The purchase price has not been made public MISS KENNEDY DENIES. Insists She Wasn't Discharged Prom Reform School. Miss Rose Kennedy, who was former ly employed at the State Reform school, was in Topeka yesterday and authorized a denial of the statement that she was discharged from the force at the school. She confirms the statement that the boys at the school were not given enough to eat. She called Superintend ent Charles to see the boys when tbey complained of being ill-fed, and he or dered them fed. Superintendent Charles denied to a reporter for the State Journal that Miss Kennedy had ever made any complaint to him con cerning the way in whicb the boys were fed. Some of the officers at the school as sert positively that Miss Kennedy, . while she was permitted to resign, was to all intents discharged. She wanted to go to Hot Springs with her brother who was sick, and Charles objected, they say. This forced her to resign in order to carry out her plan. Miss Kennedy's statement follows: "To the Editor of the State Journal: "Whoever made the statement that Miss Rose Kennedy was discharged from the boys' industrial school, told a dvliberat? ialsehood. It is also ur.true about my l'nlng up the boys and taking them to Siperlntendent Charles, saying I would rot work them unless they hsrl more to eat. The boys complained to ine that they did not hove enough dinner. I sent for Mr. Charles and he lined 1 'iem lip and sent them back to get something more to ear. rose Kennedy." BIG FUSION RALLY. : . It Will Be Held in Topeka Tomorrow. . . CraddockMayor Reed, Atwood, Overmyer and Doster to Speak. Tomorrow is the, date for the opening of the fusion campaign. . The big parade is scheduled to take placeat.10 o'clock in the morning, to be followed by a basket dinner in Garfield park. Colonel H. C Lindsay will be marshal of tbe parade. - . - , The addresses in the afternoon will be at Garfield park and those of the even ing .will be In the auditorium. The prin cipal speakers at the two meetings wiU be W. H. Craddock, candidate for gov ernor; Mayor James H, Reed of Kansas Cily,John H. Atwood of Leavenworth, Chief Justice Doster, David Overmyer and J'. D. Botkin, candidate for con-gressman-at-large. The fusion press agent has given out the following concerning the meeting: "Everything is in readiness for the great fusion rally for tomorrow. The present Indications are that the crowd that will be in Topeka tomorrow will be the largest since Alliance day. Some of the advanced guards are already ar-x riving,-) Letters and telegrams are being" received at headquarters from different parts of the state, , indicating that the incoming trains will be loaded tomorrow with passengers to, attend the meeting. All the speakers advertised will be present and a grand good time is expected. Six or seven out of town bands will be here to furnish the music. ., "Every farmer, taxpayer and laboring man in Shawnee county should not fail to attend this meeting, as it will be the only opportunity they will- have to hear subjects discussed of vital impor tance to each of them by some of the ablest speakers in the west. "Special trains will leave the follow ing places for Topeka tomorrow morn ing: Leavenworth, Lawrence, Atchison, Kansas City, Chanute, Emporia, King man, and Hays City. "David Overmyer will preside over the meeting in the evening at the Audi torium, and introduce the speakers; everyone knows what that means. Chairman W. J. Babb, of the People's party state central committee, will pre side at the afternoon meeting at the park, which is an assurance that it "will be done riarht." W. A. WHITE RETURNS. Postpones Thunder Mountain Trip Until September. Emporia, Kan., Aug. 22. W.A. White has returned from Salt Lake. He start ed for Thunder Mountain, had a horse and a uide secured for the trip, but finding that a party of eastern capital ists was going in early in September came back to go in with the east erners. Thev will have . a camp cook and all the equipment for the journey. Thunder Mountain Is the new gold dis trict in northern Idaho. ' . It is six days' horseback Journey from the railroad and there are no trails, no taverns, no stables nothing but wilder ness after leaving the railroad. Mr. White may be gone from September 10 to October 10. . WAS A SOAKING RAIN, North Kansas Gets an Inch Downpour This Morning. ' Atchison, Kas., Aug. 22. A soaking rain, amounting to al.nost an inch, fell at all Missouri Pacific points in north ern Kansas this morning." It was the best general rain for a month, and helps corn and other crops. . . They Make Stone. Messrs. Fisher and Fitgerald of San Francisco are in the city with a. hr draulic building stone machine and will try to interest the business men of this city and establish a plant here. Mr. Fisher,,, the patentee, was awarded the highest prize by the state of California, for the best invention of the year in that state and its use has sroven a great success wherever used. Large plants, are now in operation in Calif or- r.ia, Texas, Arizona. New Mexico, Mis souri and Kansas, a large plant having just been put in ODeration at Wichita. A demonstration of the making and use of hydraulic building stone is being made at ':9 Kansas avenue, where it can be seen. ,- - I KcKinley Memorial Services - Buffalo. N. Y.. Aug. 22. Mayor Knight has issued a proclamation suggesting that on Sunday, September 14. the first anni versary of the death of President McKin ley, memorial services be held In all the ehurche in Buffalo and that ho city be draped with the flag of oir country. He has appointed a committee to arrange for other special observances fitting the occa sion. -He further suggests that on the any following the anniversary special exercises be beld la the public schools. COST SI, BO 0,0 00. Expense of the Anthracite Cost Companies to Date In Employing Armed Guards for Their Property. POLICE NUMBER 5,000. These Receive Per Diem Be sides Board and Lodging. State Charges $4 Each for Their Commissions. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 22. It is esti mated that the coal and iron policemen now guarding the idle collieries in four counties of the anthracite region num ber 6,000. The employment of so many special guards has necessitated an ex- penditure by the companies to date of $1,800,000. Besides paying the special ' policemen a dally wage, the companies supply them with food and lodging. . Every coal company in the anthracite district and nearly every vashery has its quota of police. The commissions are all granted by Governor Sto-ie at Har- . risburg and cost the companies $4 for the granting and recording of each com mission. Of this sum $2 goes to the state and $2 to the county. The Butler washerv and the Dodge colliery of the D. L & W. company, in which operations had recently been re sumed, were closed today by striking miners. At the Butler washery the men marched out In a bodv. It is asserted by the men that all through last night strikers in ambush kept up a continu-. ous fire on the washery and the shed in which the workmen slept. Not being afforded sufficient protection, the men say, they decided to suspend opera tions. Eighty workmen had been employed at the Dodge" colliery and the strikers preyailed upon them to leave 'the work ings. 3 NEGROES KILLED. Eight Others in Jail as Result of Stealing Corn. Tupelo, Miss., Aug. 22. A telegram was received here early today by Sheriff Long from Deputy Sheriff Sam Young at Shan Hon, asking that the sheriff come immedi- , ately to that place. A report was current here that three negroes had been killed and that James Randolph, one of the best known citizens of the country, who had assisted in the arrest of other negroes, had been shot. Later in the day it was ascertained that Mr. Randolph had been -shot seriously. The ' trouble grew out of the stealing of some corn out of the Eubanks field, three miles west of Shannon by a negro named Daven port, who was caught in the act and made to pour the corn out of his sack. The fol lowing night the Messrs. Eubanks ent to . the field to look out for thieves and on re turning were fired on by a squad of about 4b negroes, who were lined up alongside the road. None of the shots took effect. Messrs. Randolph, Rogers .and Barnett were deputized to arrest those implicated In the shooting and followed three negroes into Chickasaw county. The negroes bar ricaded themselves in a barn, armed with shotguns. When they refused to open the door or come out, the door was broken in and Randolph struck a match, when the negroes immediately opened fire on him, hitting him in the head and shoulder. The negroes ran out and oae of them was struck by the shots fired in the darkness. It was reported by the persons who came here from the vicinity that three negroes have been killed. Deputies brought to Jail eight negroes. Sheriff Ing has returned from Shannon and reports everything quiet. ' ' . Special for Saturday. Eleven pounds choicest cane granu lated Bugar for 90c. New season teasj fresh roasted coffees, purest of ' spices and extracts. Tel. 566. THE UNION PACIFIC TEA CO., " 513 Kansas Avenue. HILLS' STORE NEWS Tomorrow Ends the general reduction In the Ready-to-weaf Department and that room should be crowded from early morn to closing time, for it will be money saved to " purchase now whilst , prices are so low. Amongst other bargains to be found are : Petticoats Neatly finished, with tucks and flounce. The lot consists ;. of plain and striped goods are washable and wear able. Expansion price ..... 83o Kimonas and Dressing Sacques A large assortment of these garments styles the latest make-up the best prices the lowest ever made. Gloves White lace quite an assortment pretty, patterns to clean out the lot will put at two prices Ocan(l Uo Fichues at Price All prices- all -shapes dainty, and fine. All at one-half price. THE MILLS CO.