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What the Second Findings of
Commissioners Show.
Still Owes Miami County Over
Four Hundred Dollars.
HE HAS PAID $1,324.99.
This Brings Total Shortage to
Over 1,700.
Uiyen Benefit of Every Doubt in
Detailed Supplemental Keport
of County Commissioners.
The additional findings of the county
commissioners of Miami county holds
that Thomas T. Kelly still owes Miami
mnntv .n 01 on two fraudulent war-
rnnts, one for S2.,2.01 and trie otrier ia
tlOO. This is in addition to the 1.:12J.D9
heretofore found against Kelly and it
turned to the county by him.
Another warrant was found which had
been raised from $42.25 to 5142.25, and Un
report finds that Miami county was de
frauded out of $100 by tne raising of
the warrant, but as the records do not
show conclusively that Kelly got tne
money it is n it charged against hiin.
There are also numerous irregularities
and some small duplicated warrants,
but as the records do not sositively
p.-ove Kelly guilty of fraud in any of
these cases he is not held. The only
cases in which he is held guilty of fraud
Is where the evidence against him i3
The following is the report of the ma
terial findings of this last investigation,
as given by the Miami Republican:
A typewriten report, covering ten or
twelve pages, being a portion of the
findings of the county commissioners of
the records of Thos. T. Kelly while
county clerk, was made Tuesday. Capt.
Keuben Smith, a member of the county
board, was taken seriously ill at noon
Tuesday with kidney trouble and was
compelled to return home, and the re
port was not completed in consequence.
From the report submitted we take the
following, which gives additional proof
of Kelly's official corruption:
At the January session, 1300, of the
board, Thomas T. Kelly became county
clerk. The errors and irregularities
rioted below do not include the errors
and irregularities heretofore reported
upon by us in a former investigation.
Here follows a list, giving dates, num
bers and series, showing over 250 war
rant stubs not receipted for by any
body, a detailed list is given of stubs
that are entirely blank, and tracing
some of these through the -treasurer's
books it is found by the commissioners
some of the warrants of corresponding"
numbers had betm paid, although the
stubs show no entry whatever.
The report then proceeds as follows:
October 7. 1390, James Requa filed a
voucher for $30.S5 and said claim was
allowed same date for $30.55 and was
paid on warrant 1175. This was a pau
per bill and warrant tub is written:
"Ma. Kindale, Bingin, Cooper, Swartz &
On same date another warrant, No.
1095, was issued to the same person and
for the relief of the same named pau
pers for $51.75, but there is no voucher
on file and no record of its allowance.
The stub of this warrant is not receipt
ed. April 14, 1S01, W. J. Bound filed his
voucher for $10 for overseeing the poor.
The back of the voucher, the commis
sioners' blotter and journal all show
that $5 only was allowed. This amount
was paid by warrant No. 1667 and was
receipted for same date by V. J. Bound.
On the samedateaduplicate warrant, No.
1691, was drawn in favor of V. J. Bound
for the same purpose and for the same
amount, and purports to be receipted
for by W. J. Bound. The signatures to
these warrants do not appear to have
been signed by the same person. The
stubs of these warrants are in the
handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly, county
April 14. 1891, Miller Bros, presented
their voucher for $t for coffin for S.
Blount, Dauuer. and the same was al
lowed the same date, warrant No. 1780
being drawn for J6 and receipted for by
Miller Bros. On the same date a dupli
cate warrant was drawn. No. 19.H, in
favor of the same f.rm for the same
amount for coffin account pauper, for
this last warrant no voucher is on file,
no allowance is shown either on the
commissioners' journal or blotter. This
duplicate warrant purports to be signed
by Miller Bros., but the signature to the
warrants do not appear to be signed by
the same person. The stubs of these
warrants are in the handwriting; of
Thomas T. Kelly.
April 14, 1891, warrant No. 1896 was
changed from $2.90 to $4.40.
As a protection against fraud in pay
ment of bounty on wolf scalps, the law
provides that "no person shall be en
titled to receive any bounty without
first making aflidavit in writing, filed
with the county clerk, that the w olf w as
captured and killed within the county
in which the bounty is cluimed." A de
tailed list is herewith given, in which
wolf scalp vouchers and affidavits, made
out in handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly,
which are neither sworn to. signed noi
attested. May 25, 1891, Thomas T. Kelly
made out a voucher to Woods, ac
count of wolf scalp. $6. Face of vouch
er reads "Mr. Woods." This is not
sworn to and is not even signed by
"Woods or by Mr. Woods. The addi
tional affidavit which should support
this claim and which is on file in the
office of the county clerk is as fellows:
"Affidavit for wolf scalp bounty.
"State of Kansas. Miami county, ss:
"I, Woods, of Sugr.r creek, do
solemnly swear that the woif scalp, one
In number, were taken from wolf killed
in Miami county. Kansas., on day
of May, 1891, and that I am lawfully en
titled to the bounty of $6 each."
It will thus be seen that this addi
tional affidavit, which is supposed to be
a protection against fraud, is itself a
fraud, as it Is neither sworn to, signed
by Woods or Mr. Woods.
October in. 18"1. Thomas T. Kelly,
county clerk, writes out a voucher iri
favor of Henry Mooney: To bounty on
wolf scalp. $6. This voucher is neither
sworn to or signed and there is no cor
roborating affidavit on file.
December I'i, 1891, Thomas T. Kellv
May 13, 1892, Thos. T. Kelly writes an
other voucher for Henry Mooney: To
bounty wotr scalps. $. This voucher
croDerly sworn to before Kelly and is
! j I A l writes anomer voucner ror Henry
Vitrll ' Mooney, to bounty wolf sc alps, $12. This
j I voucher is sworn to before Kellv by
" I Mconey making his mirk. Kelly signing
w I os witness to mark. The supporting af-
i,i I fldavit to the above is also signed by
2 ! A Mooney making hi3 mark.
properly signed by Mooney, he having
learned to write since December 23, 1891.
Other vouchers were filed by Henry
Mc-oney on account of bounty on wolf
scalps during the term r.f office of T. T,
Kelly, but having forgotten how to write
he again makes his mark and in only
two instances is his mark witnessed.
We find other vouchers for wolf scalp
bounty filed by other parties, signed by
mark, no person attesting the mark.
January 2, 1894, warrant No. 2163 was
issued for $16.25. The stub of this war
rant shows that it had been raised from
$46 25 to $146.25 and is in the handwriting
of Thos. T. Keily. The back of this
voucher is also changed in like manner,
$100 being added, and Miami county
thereby being defrauded of this amount.
This report of the administration or
Thos. T. Kelly as county clerk does not
include the irregularities of his office as
shown !n a former report, wherein he
was found to be indebted to Miami
ccunty in the sum of $1,324.99.
This report was prepared by Capt.
Smith, a member of the county board,
and in addition to the foregoing items,
which were acted upon by the full board
before he was taken ill Tuesday, con
tains the following further important
items drawn up by Capt. Smith:
On August 25, 1893, John F". Merrill
furnished a car load of lumber to Miami
county for bridges and by agreement
the county treasurer, J. P. Hiner, ad
vanced him as full payment of the sama
the sum of $252.01, by check No. 4553 on
the Miami County National bank.
Octoher 6. a claim for material
furnirhed Miami county was filed for
$27.66 by J. F. Merrill, which was al
lowed and warrant No. 2932 (changed on
the stub in ink to No. 29:?,) was issued
covering the sum advanced August 25,
1893. of $253.01, as well as the claim of
f'7.66 allowed October 6, 1893. making a
total of ?2S0.67. The stub of this warrant
is not receipted.
John F. Merrill states that he re
ceived payment on his claim of the
amount allowed him October 6. 1893, for
$27.66 by Thomas T. Kelly giving his
private check on the People's National
bank for the amount. The treasurer
takes credit for the full amount, $280.67.
There is no record whatever upon the
commissioners' blotter or journal of a
bill being filed for the sum of S252.01 a
second time and for which the treasurer
takes credit twice.
Thomas T. Kelly, county clerk, was
the lawful custodian of the seal, records
and papers of the board of county com
missioners. We find that a warrant was
fraudulently issued by Thomas T. Kelly
for the sum of $252.01, that corresponds
in number with one of two blank stubs
marked destroyed. "We also find that
the warrant stubs preceding and fol
lowing the two blank warrant stubs are
in the handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly.
By this transaction we find that Mi
ami county has lost $252.01 by a fraudu
lent warrant issued from a blank stub,
to whom paid being concealed for the
purpose of covering a fraud upon the
We therefore find that on the above
item Thomas T. Keliy. late county cleric
of Miami county, is justly indebted to
said county in the sum of $252.01.
We find a voucher made out in the
handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly, county
clerk, for $160 in favor of the South
western Bridge company. This voucher
is dated March 1, 1893.
There is no record whatever of the al
lowance of this voucher. Neither the
commissioners' blotter nor the journal
of the proceedings show that this
voucher was ever presented to the
On the same date of the voucher, the
treasurer, J. P. Hiner, by his deputy, I.
N. Bryan, issued treasurer's check No.
3978 on Miami County National bank for
$160 in favor of Thomas T. Kelly.
In looking for the warrant upon which
this voucher was paid, we could find no
record of it upon the warrant stub
book. But we found a blank warrant
stub. No. 1632, but without date, the
stubs preceding and following being da
ted April 14, 1893. Referring to record
of warrants paid we find that warrant
upon which this $160 was fraudulently
obtained corresponds in number, 1632,
with the blank warrant rtub.
From the above facts, based upon the
records, and made solely from them, we
find that Thomas T. Kelly, ex-county
clerk of Miami county, Kansas, is just
ly indebted to Miami county in the sum
of $160.
Thfs closes the term of office of Thos.
T. Kelly as county clerk. The record
made by him speaks for itself, rom
it we find that his administration of the
affairs of the office of county clerk for
four years is characterized by careless
ness and dishonesty.
There will be two things this year
which it is believed will accelerate the
counting of the ballots on election
night, and it is believed that the result
ought to be known several hours earlier
than usual.
One of these things is the fact that
the state and county ballot will be
separate from the township and consti
tutional amendments, and will all be
counted first, and the other reason is
that nil the straight party ballots will
be counted and recorded by a single
stroke of the pencil, thereby taking per
haps only one-twentieth of the time
that would be required to go through
the entire list of candidates from gover
nor to road overseer as has been neces
sary heretofore.
There will be three sets of ballots and
three different ballot boxes this year.
When a voter goes into the booth he
will be given three ballots, one of each
set. One will contain the state and
county tickets and will, of course, be
the most important. Another will be
the township tickets, and the third will
contain the two constitutional amend
ments. This will be the case every
where except in cities of the first and
second class, where there will, of
course, be no townshin ballots.
When it comes to counting the state
and county ballots will be counted first.
Every ballot that is marked in a circle
will be counted as a straight vote for
that party, provided there are no other
marks on the ballot, and will be re
corded by a single stroke of the pen in
the poll books. If there should happen
to be any other marking on the ballot
the whole thing would be thrown out.
This ought to make the counting of
the ballots a comparatively swift job.
The straight ballots will not be so nu
merous as may be generally imagined,
but there will be a good many of them,
especially where there are no local
fights. As soon as the count of the
state and county ballots is completed
in the country districts, the results can
be telephoned or carried .it once to the
county seat without waiting for the
count of the township ballots. This fea
ture alone ought to bring in the returns
from one to two hours earlier than
The number of straight ballots in
Shawnee county will be comoaratively
small. Hundreds and hundreds of Re
publicans cannot vote a straight ticket
because they will not vote for Nichols
and Lucas. A good many others will
not vote for Kelly. A large percentage
of the Democrats will not vote a
straight ticket because they want to
vote for Nieholr. The Fopulists cannot
vote a straight ticket because they will
want to vole the state ticket in the
Demccritic column, part of the county
(Continued on Faee '14.)
Convention of Miners to Act on
Ending Strike
Probably Will Be Held in Secret
Following Precedents.
President Mitchell Is Hard at
Work on Speech.
Everything Will Be in Readi
ness by Tomorrow.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. IS. President
Mitchell was engaged today in- arrang
ing the details for the convention on
Monday. There is a considerable
amount of work to be done in prepara
tion for handling a body of about 800
delegates, but all the details will be
completed by tomorrow. Mr. Mitchell is
also engaged in preparing his address to
the convention. It precedents are fol
lowed the convention will be held be
hind closed doors and Mr. Mitchell's ad
dress may not be made Dublic. It is
probable, however, that he will speak
before the doors are closed. There were
no developments today in any phase of
the strike.
Youth from Meriden Loaned
Money to a Stranger.
A smooth stranger, wearing a sylish
gray imperial, victimized a verdant
yuuth at the federal builaing this morn
ing. The victim gave his name as Ira
Christy, of Meriden. He was en route
for Burlingame. and had to stop over
for a couple of hours in Topeka. At
the Santa Fe depot he met the smooth
stranger, who engaged him in conversa
tion and asked his destination. When
told that the prospective easy mark was
bound for Burlingame, and had never
been there, he was exceedingly glad.
"Why, that is where I am going," said
the new acquaintance; "I am post
master at that place. Morgan is my
name Joe Morgan. I also own a rancn
at Eskridge."
The youth was glad to meet so dis
tinguished a person, and when the' be
nevolent old party requested him to
carry one of his grips up town, was glad
to be of any service.
They went up Fifth street to the post
office, where Mr. Morgan remarked,
"Wait a minute while I go in here to
see my uncle. Judge Outhrie."
He went in while Christy stooI out
side and waiteJi. Presently Mr. Morgan
returned and said': "I went in. there in
get my uncle to cash a draft for me.
but it was for $1,400. and he didn't have
the money with him. I wish you would
lend me ten until we get down to Bur-
The boy only had $5, and he hastily
forked that over to his new friend, with
an apology for not having more. The
triend then disappeared into the bund
ing again,, and after the boy had waited
about an hour for his return he in
quired the way1 to Judge Guthrie's office
and asked his honor if he knew what
had become of his nephew.. Mr. Morgan.
Of fi-iircp thn -iiirlcr-o i,noKl3 frt oll
him. and a bystander directed the youth
to the police station, where he told his
troubles. The bunco gentleman was
small in stature and wore gray whiskers
and a blue suit of clothes.
Atlanta Officers Believe They
Have Meeks Family Murderer.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18. Atlanta officcis
are positive that "George Burrus," tile
U. S. array soldier arrested at Port Me
Pherson, is George Taylor, wanted in
Sullivan, Mo., for the murder of the Meeks
family in 1S04. The man enlisted from
Butte, Mont., but now admits that he
came from Sullivan county. Mo. The
man had letters and pictures and other
documents that indicated he is Taylor. He
is said to have confessed his crime to fel
low soldiers who betrayed his confidence.
Among Burrus' effects were two tine
book marks Inscribed "G. B". T." He says
.they belonged to a friend. The. man made
no resistance but denies that he is the
The murder of the Meeks family, for
which William and George Taylor were
convicted and sentenced to be hanged, was
committed on George Taylor's farm in
Sullivan county. Mo., on the night of May
10. 1894. The crime was committed when
Gua Meeks and his family were leaving
tiie country. $00 and a team having been
given him for that "purpose by the Taylor
brothers, to secure themselves from pros
ecution on various criminal charges of
which he was cognizant. The Taylor
brothers escaped but William was recap
tured and hanged.
Mr. Zeigler Will Furnish Ex
plorer No More Money.
New Tork, Oct. 18. As a result of the
investigation made and conference had
by William Zeigler. who supplied the
funds for the Baldwin-Zeigler polar ex
pedition, with various members of the
expedition since their return. Mr. Zeig
ler announced today that the business
relations between Evelyn B. Baldwin
and himself had been severed. Mr.
Zeigler declined to give any details, but
announced that he intended to continue
his efforts to reach the north pole and
would send another expedition to make
the attempt.
Grocers' Helpers Strike.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Members of the
Wholesale Grocers' Helpers union went
on a strike today to compel the Whole
sale Grocers' association to live up to a
wage contract adopted by the union and
the grocers on September 21. There are
a thousand men in the gTocers' union,
and it is expected that by night not a
man will be working.
Tammany at Peace With Hill.
New York, Oct. 18. David B. Hill is
to make the yrincinal speech at the
Tammany ratification meetins to be
held in and around, the wigwam Wed
nesday evening, October 22. Leader
Charles F Murphy made thit announce
ment today, and many of the old time
Croker leaders were astonished. The
speech next week will be the first de-
liverd by Mr. Hill, in Tammany hall
during the last 14 years. All the politic
ians claimed that this decision of Lead
er Murphy to invite Mr. Hill and his
acceptance marked the end of the Ions
standing fight between Tammany and
the up state machine. Leader Murphy
said today: "There is harmony in the
Democratic ranks."
faster mob
Texas Authorities Prevent the
Burning of a Kegro
By Holding Trial and Execu
tion on Same Day.
Nacogdoches, Tex.. Oct. IS. Jim Bu
chanan, cohered, the murderer of the
Hicks family, was tried here, a plea of
guilty was accepted by the judge, and
the negro was legally hanged within two
hours after sentence had been passed.
Buchanan was brought here under the
protection of five companies of militia.
Upon his arrival here the negro was im
mediately turned over to Sheriff Sprad-
ley, who told the people that he would
be given a speedy trial. The town began
to fill rapidly, and the excitement was
intense. The telerarih wires were cut,
the railroad tracks were torn up for a
sort distance and it was announced that
an attemrt would be made to get pos
session of Buchanan. District court was
at once convened, a jury was impanelled
without delay, and the negro's plea of
guilty was accepted by the court. The
judge ordered that the death sentence
be executed November 17, but many
people announced that they would have
no delay. Buchanan then waived the
30 rial's allowed him by law, and was
hanged by Sheriff Spradley in the jail
yard in the presence, of a large crowd.
Ten days ago the dead bodies of far
mer Hicks, his wife and daughter were
found in the Hicks home, and Sheriff
Spradley began a search for the mur
derer. A week later Jim Buchanan was
arrested and confessed to the murder.
The news of the negro's confession
spread rapidly and a mob of several
hundred people marched after the sher
iff and his deputies with the intention
of securing possession of the negro and
burning him at the stake. Sheriff Sprad
ley and his deputies refused to give ever
the prisoner, and later they were joined
by Sheriff Bowers, of San Augustine
county. The two officers, through a
ruse, finally succeeded in spiriting the
negro away to the parish jail at Shreve
port. Buchanan was next taken to the
jail at Henderson and a company of
militia was ordered out to irotect the
negro from violence. A mob formed,
n'.i it was feared a collision with the
troops would result in -serious btoofjshed.
Two more companies of militia were dis
patched to Henderson, and when the
ni gro -came into Nacogdoches he wai
guarded by five companies of militia.
Man Under $7,600 Bond Can
Not Be- Found..
If anybody knows the whereat-'juts' of
William Warden Pipes he will confer a
favor on thirty or more people up in Gra
ham county by notifying them at once of
said whereabouts.
The thirty or more people happen to be
signers on the bond of Mr. Pipes which is
on file in the supreme court. Mr. Pipes
was convicted cf murder in Ellis county
several months ago and was sentenced to
I tweny "ears in the penitentiary. Heap-
fcaiiu a&tj iu me .'-tpieuie court ana
after a long delay his friends securer! the
necessary bond lor ins release while the
case was pending. Last cjiturclay the su
preme court decided that Pipes was duly
convicted and will have to go to the pen
itentiacy. Since then Pipes has Jiot been
seen, and the county attorney of Kilts
county is about to ask the bondsmen to
either produce Pipes or else put up ?7,5u0,
the amount of his bond.
Pipes lived in Graham county and the
signers on his bond are all residents of
that county. The county attorney of Ellis
county has written to the clerk of the
supreme court for a copy of the bond in
order that he may know w"ho the signers
are, and one of the bondsmen has also
written for a copy, stating that Pipes has
disappeared and that the bondsmen will
hold a meeting shortly to consider the
matter, and they want a copy of the bond
to see how much each one signed for.
Although the face of the bond Is for only
$7,000, the aggregate for which the signers
pledged themselves was $17.6o0. The sign
ers and the amounts for which they sign
ed are as follows: A. B. Pipes, $1,000; T.
B. Kacklev, $1,500; G. B. Lashell. $500; J.
W. Rawson. $500; J. I. Miller. $1,500; W.
Ellsworth, $1,000; Jerrv TTeleher, $300; Wil
liam Kelehcr, $.7X1; George Ambrose. $300;
Lizzie Bverts, $500; R. E. Hoekensmith,
$Wi- Fred H. Cassel, $250: J. T. Lawlis,
JKO: S N. Codr. $500; L. S. Hoyt. $500: R.
Criswell. $500; W. E. Mowery, $1.0O: John
Bundv, $1,000; C. E. Criswell. ..iJ; George
Stewart, $500; W. B. Pruitt, $500; J. B.
Cochran. $500; II. L. Nickelson, $500; J. M.
Hetzel $2.'0: G. D. vv imams, s'iu; j. c .
Knauf, $5H); W. A. McYey. $500; W. F.
Kbert (?) $1,000; T. Loyd. $1.0rV); F. B. Jor
dan. $100: A. C. Hickman. $100.
The man whom Pipes Killed was iavia
Leahy, an Ellis jointist. Pines and some
other voung fellows went to Ellis. got
drunk, went Into Leahy's joint and during
an altercation Leahy was killed.
Independents Take Hand in Topeka
Township Squabble.
An Independent caucus was held in Oak
land Friday night and a ticket nominated
for the Topeka townstnp ortices.
The nominations maae. were r . araou.
trustee; J. Hall, justice of the peace;
Charles Cole, road overseer. The names
will have to be written on tne orciciai Dai
lots with led iencils as it is too late for
any nominations to be received and print
ed on the ballots.
There is ouite a contest m lopeKa town
ship over the office of trustee. A Republi
can primary was held to nominate a can
didate on September 27 but the ballots
for the Sutherln precinct were not deliver
ed and the primary was declared void and
nw pr'trarr tor ine precinct called.
The second primary was stopped by an
niunction and consequently no names
will go on the ticket. All will have to be
written on the ballot.
The other cendidates are .T. B. Rowles
and R. L. Hamill. both Republicans.
"Straight Outs" Are Into the Cam
paign in Earnest.
The Republicans took their turn at
holding meetings last night at 303 East
First street, at 1701 Buchanan street,
another in Pierce's addition and one at
A. F. Williams, candidate for repre
sentative, spoke at the First street
meeting and defended Nichols and Lu
cas. Senator John Chaney spoke for
the entire ticket. J- H. Guy was the
last speaker. At Wakarusa Judge
Hazen, Galen Nichols, T. F. Doran and
W". E. Fagan were, the speakers. In
Fierce',-! addition W. L. Jamison, and L.
Spaulding were the speakers.
Defeats Rebels in a Fight Last
ing Seven Days.
Enemy's Casualties Reported at
Three Thousand.
News Is Cabled to the Venezu
elan Consul General,
Dr. Torres Cardenas, Secretary
to the President.
New Tork, Oct 18. The consul gen
eral of Venezuela in this city has re
ceived the following dispatch, signed by
Dr. Torres Cardenas, secretary to the
president of Venezuela:
"Caracas, Oct. 18. Gen. Castro com
municates sweeping victory after seven
days' bloody battle. Three thousand
casualites in the rebel camp."
Puerto Cabello. Venezuela, Oct. 18.
A cable message received here from the
secretary general of President Castro
says the government army has been vic
torious over the forces of the revolution
ists after seven days' fighting, during
which 3.000 men were killed. The rev
olutionists are said to have been com
pletely routed. . ,
College of Emporia Will Play
The Washburn-Medie team will play
the College of Emporia at Washburn
field on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
This is one of the games which the
Medic team had on its schedule.
The College of Emporia was defeated
by the State Normal by a score of 6 to
0, and Washburn beat the Normal 6 to
0 before Washburn and the Medics
merged. It looks, therefore, as though
the game with the College of Emporia
should be easy for the present Wash
burn team. It is proposed to use in
this game some of the fast substitutes
and give the best of the second team
men a. hanc to show their paces.
They will be assisted by whatever ma
terial from the first team is needed.
Among those who will play in this
game are Hinckle, Hinshaw, Stillson,
Frisbie and Dillon, of the second team
squad. They are all good men, and are
fast enough for any team in the state.
Bob Smith will play quarterback.
Although the Normal defeated Em
poria by one goal, it is said that Em
poria played the best gam. twice car
rying the ball across the Normal oal
line, only to lose it on a fumble.
The schedule which the Medics team
had included games with the Kansas
State Agricultural college and with the
Ensworth Medics of St. Joe. Both of
these games had to be cancelled, but
they may be taken on by the second
team if dates can be arranged. The
Ensworth Medic team passed through
Topeka today en route to St. Marys
where they play this afternoon.
United States Is Willing to Grant 20
Per Cant Keduction.
Havana, Oct. IS. Under the proposed
tariff treaty handed to President Palma
by United States Minister Squiers it is
claimed here that the United States will
give Cuba concessions amounting to 20
per cent. The United States will pay
about the same dues as at present, but
the duties for import from other nations
will be from about 20 to 70 per cent.
It is said that if this is so the effect
will be to exclude the trade of all na
tions but the United States and to raise
the retail prices of a great many ar
ticles. A prominent merchant says that
Cuba could stand it better if a corre
sponding reduction was made in the
duties on Cuban products imported into
the United States, as prosperity would
enable the people to pay for the higher
cost of living. He added that the pro
posed tariff would increase the costs of
the people by many millions of dollars
beyond what they pay at present.
Regarding any possible preference
merchants here might have for trading
with the United States as against other
nations, the merchant stated that in
some cases England gives much larger
credit than can be obtained in the
United States and English merchants
were disposed to accommodate the
tastes of the market.
There, is some difference of opinion as
to when the treaty arrived here. On one
hand it is stated that it has been here
for some time, while on the other it is
stated that Minister Squiers only hand
ed it to President Palma last week. It
is probable that an outline of the con
vention was at first handed to Senor
Palma, and that the document conveyed
by Minister Squires was complete, em
bodying the Piatt amendment.
Committee "Wants a New District
Created in Orchard Place,
The petition of the owners of Orchard
Place for permission to connect two half
blocks in that addition by sewer later
als to sewer No. 14 was rejected Friday
afternoon at the meeting of the com
mittee on sewers, but instead, permis
sion was granted to five or six persons
living in Orchard Place, or planning to
live there, to connect their buildings
with the sewer. Among those who se
cured permission were Frank Grimes,
A. O. Rosser and Frank Edson. Each
of the persons who secured Dermission
to connect will sign an agreement not
to oppose the creation of a sewer dis
trict to include their properties.
The committee embodied in its report
the recommendation that a sewer dis
trict be immediately created to include
Orchard Place and surrounding terri
tory. . Laurier Has Catarrh of Stomach. "
Quebec, Oct. 18. Although Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, since his return to Canada, has
steadfastly denied that he is ill, some of
those who have seen him are convinced
that he is in delicate health. The pre
mier is reported to have said that an
eminent doctor told him he had catarrh
of the stomach and needed complete rest.
Live Stock Men Elect.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct 18. At today's
meeting of the National Live Stock as
sociation the following officers were
elected: President. J. B. Douds, Chi
cago; secretary, G. W. Eaker, Chicago;
treasurer, W. F. Wiley, Sioux City.
After the election one of the committee
brought up the question of a census of
the live stock-of the United States. The
matter was discussed at length, and it
developed that there is no accurate
knowledge of the number of cattle in
this country. It was finally decided to
have the matter placed before congress
and ask that body to have a new censu3
Trying to Secure Christian
Church Convention.
Omaha, Oct. 18. The Massachusetts
delegation to the Christian church con
vention today appeared to present the
candidacy of Boston for the convention
in 1903. While no organized effort has
been made thus far to secure the gath
ering for next year, it is stated by the
Boston people that they will present the
claims of their city at every oppor
tunity, although they are not particu
lar whether the disciples go to Boston
next year or in 1904. .
The sessions today were given over to
the woman's board ot missions, and the
first session at 9:15 began with a Bible
study, conducted by Wallace C. Payne
of Kansas, following which was a brief
period of worship.
The report of the committee on educa
tional work in the United States was
read by Mrs. W. C. Payne, who out
lined the work apcomplished during the
year and made several recommenda
tions of extensions and school building
for the coming year.
Miss Mary Carpenter, dean of women
of Drake university, Des Moines, deliv
ered the morning address on "The Col
lege Girl and Missions." Miss Carpen
ter's address was an appeal to the
young women of America for recruits
for the missionary field. The presenta
tion of missionaries, which came just
before the noon adjournment, was an
impressive ceremony.
The candidates and their assignments
are as follows:
Dr. Rosa Lee Oxer and Miss Elsie
Gordon, India; Miss Wyrick and Miss
Stella Franklin, general work in India,
Delaware About to Try Again
to Elect Senators.
Dover, Del., Oct. 18. Gov. Hunn and
Secretary cf State Layton have pre
pared the proclamation calling an ex
traordinary session of the legislature.
The proclamation awaits only the gov
ernor's signature.
Gov. Hunn has given Republican con
ferees representing the two factions of
the state who have been dealing with
him in the matter, and Senator Quay,
who is said to represent the administra
tion at Washington, until 8 o'clock to
night to give him final assurance that
some compromise will be made during
the extra session to bring about the
election of two Republican U- S. sen
ators for three and five years restiec
tively and one Republican congressman
from Delaware. Both the Republican
and Democratic organizations are said
to be prepared to get their men into
Dover on the jump next Monday if
For and Against Sale of Danish West
Washington, Oct. 18. Advices receiv
ed hei, while not fully confirming the
private report circulated in the Danish
West Indies to the effect that the
chances are against the acceptance by
the Danish rigsdag of the treaty of ces
sion to the United States, make it ap
pear that the fate of the pending treaty
is really very uncertain. It is said that
so narrow is the line of division of the
parties in the rigfdag that the approval
of the treaty practically depends upon
the state ot health of one or two mem
bers and it is intimated that if the
measure is to succeed at this session,
the government must press it to a vote
before one of the convalescents is able
to return to his legislative duties and
cast an pdvere vote.
Nevertheless, even should the move
ment towards cession fail at this meet
ing of the rigstiag, it Is not doubted
that in the very near future the islands
must become the property of the United
States. It cannot be too clearlv stated,
however, that the United States gov
ernment has not the slightest idea of
using compulsion to this end, being well
satisfied that the people of Denmark
will eventually be moved by rjurelv
economic considerations to dirpose of
the islands. It is well known here, just
as was stated in the rigsdag, that at
present the islands are not self-supporting
and the Danish government, if it
decides to retain possession is confront
ed with the necessity of paying money
out of the national treasury to help the
islanders to sustain their local govern
ment. It is realised that in the event
of cession to the United States this state
of affairs, as to deficiency in revenues
would probably continue for some time,
necessitating the extension of some
measures of support by' the United
States government until such time as
the isla"nds develop to the point of pay
ing their way. Much is expected of free
trade between the islands and the Uni
ted States in the development of the in
sular industries, but on the other hand,
the very increase of trade with the
United States would, under free trade,
deprive the island treasury of the reve
nues now collected on imports from the
United States and comnensation must
be sought from some other source.
Weather Kan Keeps TJp His Disa
greeable .Promises.
The long expected showers are still an
nounced by tho government forecasters.
The forecast sent out this rooming was
"rain and cooler tonight and probnbiy fol
lowed bv fair Sunday." The .temperature
took a drop this morning at 12 o'clock and
the wind was from the north blowing 12
miles an hour. The hourly temperatures
recorded by the government thermometer
todav were as follows:
7 o'clock 55 11 o'clock 63
8 o'clock 5Sil2 o'clock 59
9 o'clock i 591 1 o'clock fiO
10 o'clock eii 2 o'clock 68
Drake Football Team Not to Play Kt"
U. K. C, Medics Instead.
Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 18. The Drake
football team of Des Moines were delayed
by a washout and could not reach here in
time to play with the University of Kan
sas eleven. WhOJi this was learned. Man-no-fr
Foster arranged bv tflenhone for the
Kansas City Medics to take the place of
the Iowans and tne Medics arrived on
the noon train.
The National Woman's Christian
Temperance Union
Opens Its 29th Annual Conven
tion at Portfand, Me.
Is Represented by Lady Henry
Somerset and Others.
Reports of Officers and Organ
izers Are Read.
Portland. Me., Oct. 18. With pleasant
skies and ideal fall weather the twenty
ninth annual convention of the Na
tional Woman's Christian Temperance
union opened here. Every state and ter
ritory in the union is represented. The
sessions will continue until next Wed
nesday. Mrs. L. M. Stevens, president
of the National W. C. T. U., and vice
president-at-large of the "world's W. C.
T. U. presided. Lady Somerset, presi
dent of the world's W. C. T. U., and
Rev. Henry S. Sanders, of London, Ens
land, are among the distinguished work
ers present.
The" convention was called to order
by President Stevens, who delivered her
annual address. The report of the ex
ecutive committee, which contained
many recommendations, was adopted,
and it will be referred to further in
regular order of business.
Mrs. Susanna M. D. Fry, of Illinois,
made her report as corresponding secre
tary. The report stated that the.Mamla
organizer reported that some ill will
had been engendered by the "canteen"
victory. The Manila union has provided
for leaflets in Spanish and Tagalog, and
had its first) native woman signer of the
W. C .T. U. pledge a Tagalog and tha
wife of a native preacher.
In a late letter Mrs. Faxon, the union's
worker in the Philippines, said there
were three things she had determined
to do:
"To get the union where it will live
after us; to get into the schools scien
tific temperance instruction, and to in-
augurate a system for distributing leaf
lets throughout the islands."
Encouraging reports have been re
ceived from the Bermudas, Cuba and
Mexico. Giving extracts from report3
of 18 organizers Mrs. Frye said:
"The total number of W. C. T. U.
unions organized by the 18 organizers
is 120; total number of young women's
unions, 40; total active W. and T. mem
bers secured, 4,702; number of new loyal
temperance legions, 60; number of new
L. T. L. members secured, 2,291: num
ber of total abstinence pledges secured.
Ten state unions among the colored
women increases the number of state
and territorial ' unions to 63. Mrs.
Amanda Ritchey eit ' Oklahoma union
No. 2, and working under ah appropria
tion from the Frances E. Willard me
morial fund, organized 2l'new unions.
The national treasurer. Mrs. Helen
Horton Baker .reported . that the Na
tional W. C. T. U. fund had made a
net gain of $7,097, and receipts from the
Frances E. Willard memorial fund were
$4,417, more than in any previous year.
Pledges amounting to $1,132 for Manila
missionary work had been received, the
treasurer said.
An evangelist hour was conducted by
Miss Elizabeth Greenwood, national
evangelistic superintendent. Lady Som
erset, president of the World's W. C. T.
U., officiated at noon day praDer.
At the afternoon session Mrs. Clara
Parish Wright, of Illinois, reported for
the young women's branch, of which she
is general secretary.
Mrs. Helen G. Rice of Massachusetts.
gave her report as general secretary of
the loyal temperance legion.
Temperatures of Largo Cities.
Chicago. Oct. 18. 7 a. m. tempera
tures: New York, o2: Boston, 44; pnila
delphia, 48; Washington, 50; Chicago,
54; Minneapolis, 42; Cincinnati, 56; St,
Louis, 60.
Hall Caine Arrives.
New Tork, Oct. 18. Hall Caine,
novelist arrived today on the steam
ship Lueania from Liverpool.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Forecast for Kan
sas: Rain any cwier tonignr. prooamy
followed by fair Sunday, variable winds.
"The Atmosphere of Style."
In this Great Department, as no
where else, are found the test ex
pressions of the tribute which talent
pays to beauty the creations of
the world's foremost designers of
feminine apparel, wrought into' ,
masterpieces of artistic invention. .
There are many reasons why this
dept. should be and is permeated
with an atmosphere of style a
characteristic which not only covers
the cnore elaborate garments, but
reaches even to the most inexpen
sive lines we sell.
In the first place, the various
sections of this Department are in
closest touch with the best sources
and resources of style original, and
secondly, the clientele of this house
includes those who demand the
best thus affording a ready mar-,
fcet for an almost unlimited num
ber of extreme fashion ideas. The
logical result is the atmosphere of
style correctness in everything ia
which style is concerned.
"The Style Shop of Topeka

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