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1 it r TEN PAGES. J TEN PAGES. .J LAST EDIT1DH THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 27, 1902. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. lt i 9V ft I 63 Ira I ; I H Iff IfM k'S kl - I ti J- lM HE RAPS CURTIS. Senator Kennedy Charges Him With Being Inconsistent. Sajs He Started the Trouble by Fight on Bailey. PECK IS UCEIITAI. Says Senatorship Is Xot the Whole Thing. Pringle's Supporters Claim He Has Already Won. "I have no patience with a man who howls because he gets whipped in a fight rhich he started himself. When he tarts a row and then gets licked he ught not to blame the other fellows because the row was started." This is the opinion of Senator Ken nedy of Coffey county He handed it flown Wednesday at the Copeland. He Wag speaking: of the senatorial contest. "Curtis came out from Washington lst spring," continued Senator Ken nedy, "and did all he could to prevent the nomination of Bailey for governor. Curtis and urton both went to the Wichita convention and lined up every delegate they could against George K. Cole, IJailey's candidate for chairman. That was Bailey's fight not Curtis', but Curtis broke into it. "Now Curtis' friends are setting up a howl because Bailey is taking a hand in the speakership contest instead of sitting down and letting Curtis have it 11 his own way. After Curtis did as he did at Wichita he ought not to kick bo cause Bailey stands by his friends in the organization of the house." One of the measures that Senator Kennedy proposes to push in the com ing legislature will be a change in the poll tax law, making the tax payable in cash instead of work. "The rcresent law is very unsatisfac tory all around," he said in speaking of the matter. "The farmers especially in my county want it changed. At present when a man works out his road, tax he takes his poorest team, cuts the day short at both ends, the work is done without system, and the chances are that he leaves the road in worse condi tion than when he began. The farmers who have to haul loads over the roads don't like it, and in my counly and I think it is the same over the state they would rather have the road tax itaid in cash and then have the roads worked systematically." Members of the house who are behind Pringle's candidacy for speaker claim that the speakership contest is already definitely settled. It is asserted that nearly sixty members have already "lined up" for Pringle, while it will re quire only 48 to nominate him in the house Republican caucus. "To my mind there are other things to be done in the coming legislature be sides elect a United States senator," said Charles N. Peck, representative elect from Cloud county. "My people elected me to look after their interests in legislation, and I am more interested in donig that than I am in electing a United, States senator. The house ought to be organized with a view to good leg islation rather than to help make some body United States senator. For in stance. I hope all the grafts will be cut off this year. Some of the appropria tions that got through the last legisla ture were simply scandalous. They were grafts on the face of them. The ways and means committee, which handles those things, ought to be made up of good sound business men who are not afraid of work and who will water, the interests of the taxpayers, of course, the state charitable institutions and Buch things as that should have liberal appropriations, but thp grafts ought to be weeded out. Other committees should also b made up with a view of careful legislation. On this account I have not wanted to line up on the speakership matter until I understand it more thoroughly. That is why I haven't announced myself. I am thoroughly a friend of Mr. Bailey and he knows it, but I do not like to come out flat-footed for anybody until I know more on the ubject." A. K. Robinson, editor of the Cawkr-r City Ledger, tells the following remi niscence of Chief Justice Dnster- "Balie Waggener has appointed Frank Eoster assistant attorney for the Mis souri Pacific railroad, at a salary of 16.000. He has selected one of the best men f"r the position he could find i-i the slate. We knew Doster soon after he landed in Kansas. We were running a little 9x12 paper in Marion, the first one mey ever nad in the town We kept batch' in our office, a little room over a harness shop, and the young at torney frequently visited with us He had no wife then and he put in a goo 1 deal of his time reading our exchanges and watching us soak our bread 111 gravy. We knew Frank would amount to something; he had no bad habiu and was very studious. Since then he has been a member of the legislature judge of the Twenty-fifth judicial dis trict, and for six years chief justice or the supreme court, and we are still running a little weekly paper and try ing to make both ends meet." Burlingame Chronicle: Sonn after elec tion it became ajmarent that tile sera tonal question, owing to the activity of the several candidates f,,r rr.k.l State renator. threatened to compl-nlv abs.jib lhe legislature and o.-ershadnw all oth-x mutters. The people generally were hop ing that in some we v this might he avert ed, that there might be a friendlv and pleasant solution to the house organij-i-tiou. The senatorial candidates realize the danger of the situation and instead of announcing cai.didates for soakershiT were snarling for position. There wa's a fc-enrral feeling among them that they would like a man who would be f-iir toward all. Governor Bailey too felt a keen Interest in the organization H will le responsible for the affairs of state and the work of the legislature will either aid or handicap him in his efforts to continue Cov. Stanley's good work, and Govern.) Bailey naturally frit that he could not have the administration shipwrecked in v senatorial storm. They looked for a man who could come nearest to being accep table to all. There was a reason for ttieii turning to Pringle. They know his fitness and they know his fairness. The one Mde knew that he was instructed and would vote for Curtis and were willing to allow Mr. Curtis the honor of having one of his men as speaker, yet they knew he would be fair to all. He was acceptable to Stan lev, Bong and Bailey, and was instruct'-d for Curtis. It was a unique position and a nice solution of a bad mess. They all saw it and accepted the situation at once bin Curl's- Mr- Curtis known and has ex pressed himself as confident that Mr. Prin gle would stand by him and Mr. Curtis ought to join -he otherr, in supporting rrirjrfe. Whenever Mr. Curtis has asked anything from this county he hur had the support he needed and this is an nonor that our people can pet and Mr. Curti;-, wher he looks the mattf" over, ought to join in making it un limous. brittdefeats"erme. Yo n n g Cal i for n i an W h i wii fFaio Lad in Seventh Round. San Francisco, Nov. 27. Frank Ert.e of Buffalo lost his hold on the cham pionship of the world white lightweight championshh) in his contest with younr? Jimmie Britt. this city, who knocked out Erne in the seventh round at the Mechanics' pavilion last night. The contest was the fastest ever wit nessed in this city. Britt, while not so clever as the Buffalo man. was the more aggressive and landed the most telling blows. The men went at it from the sound of the bell in the first round, ami for nearly seven rounds it was a nip and tuck contest between them. Britt rroved himself far the cleverer in the clinches and never missed a chance to use his right or left to advantage. Th eastern lad showed his superior general ship in many tight places and kept Bntl off with straight lefts during the early part of the battle, and later in the con test discovered that he could uppercut the Californian successfully. On one or two cccasions he had the San Fran cisco boy at a disadvantage. Erne was in a bad plight several times but fought back with superb gameness and suc ceeded in keeping the Californian off at at must critical periods. In only one round did Erne have a decided advan tage, the fifth. Erne in this round land ed a slight left on Britt's jaw and fol lowed it up with a terrific right to the heart. He continued to play for the Califoi nian's pumping organ, and at the close had his youthful adversary in an, almost groggy condition. In the sixth round both men fought furiously, Britt trying to regain the ground he lost in the last half of thj preceding round, and Erne endeavoring to secure a decided lead over Britt. The latter played for the Buffaloan's sto-nach and heart and during the last half minute of the round placed his left on Erne's solar plexus. Britt fought himself to a standstill and both men went to their corners in a groggy condi tion, but the terrific punishment adminis tered by Britt was not to be overcome by the minute's rest preceding the seventh round and when Erne stepped to ihe center of the ring in what proved to be the final round it was seen that he was almost gone. Britt was not blind to his advantage and rushed at his man, land ing terrific lefts to the body and rights to the face and head. A left uppercul caught Erne in the solar plexus and he went down for a count of seven, but his dominant energy asserted itself and he gained his feet only to go down a few seconds later from another terrific left to the same place. He rolled over and did the best he could to regain his fert but could not do so and California had produced another champion. Jimmie Britt's professional fighting career commenced less than a year ago but during that time he has successfully Jpught his way to the top. Frank Erne was seen in his dressing room after the contest and said: "1 have no excuse to offer. I met a better, a cleverer and a stronger man than I ex pected and a man who can lick any one of his weifrht in the world, not excepting the colored champion, Joe Gans. I was in perfect training for the contest and felt as good as I ever did but the Cali fornian was too much for me and I suc cumbed to the inevitable." Jimmie Britt was in a happy mood and could not say words too kind or too considerate of Erne. He said: "As for my future plans I can say nothing at this time, but you can state positively for me that i w'll not fight Joe Gans or any other colored man. T am open to meet all comers in my class but they must be white men." Among those who saw the fight were Jeffries and Fitzsimmons. OVER AN EMBANKMENT. Passenger Train Wrecked While Hounding a Curve. St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 27. A special to the Republic from Greenville, 111., says: While rounding a curve at a high rate of speed today a Jacksonville and St. Louis pas senger train plunged over an embanknunt, a distance of over 30 feet, and ten persona were injured in the wreck, two of whom may die. Injured: George Enloe, Greenville. Jesse Williams. Greenville. Clyde McRaekin, Sorento. F. K. Chapman, deputy county sheriff, Sorento. Guy O'Hara. Sorento. B. Sturtzenhoffecker. Tamalico. Thomas F. Koyd. brakeman, Litchfield. H. M. Jackson. Litchfield. James Cartner. Jacksonville. Caliie Jones, Sorento. An overturned stove ignited The debris and many of the pinioned passengers were severely burned. Conductor Carter arid Clyde McRaecken were so seriously burned tha; they may die. It is expected other injured will recover. The accident oc curied a mile east of Avers. The engineer and baggage car remained on the rails. It is believed a truck broke as the curve was being i ounded. Physicians were at once summoned and everything possible is being done for tne injured. A NEW LOW RECORD. Silver Declines to a Point Never Be fore Known. New York, Nov. 27. Today's further declines in the price of silver fixed a new low record in the history of the world. It was much commented upon in nankins circles, causing much uneasl ness among exporteis and merchants of this city doinst business with China and other points in the far east. To bank ers, however, the most significant news of the day were the cable advices to the effect that the Siamese government had instructed the mint to cease imme diately the free coinage of silver. Coin cident with the development was the decline today of Filver at Bombay to a level several points below London. An interesting feature of the drop in silver was the advantage reaned hv I laundrymen and small merchants of the Mott street district through being ablu to purchase silver bills at' so low a rate. They flocked down town today, cash in hand, sending heavy remittances to friends at home. Most of them were surprised at the large sums allowed for the amount turned in. Must Provide Separate Schools. Guthrie. Ok.. Nov. 27. An order was is sued today by Attorney (Jeneral Roberts that an action in mandamus be brougnt against the commissioners of Caddo coun ty, compelling them to levy a tax for the purpose of providing separate schools there for colored child: en. which, under the laws of Oklahoma, is compulsory. The supreme court has held that separate schools must be provided in each district. BEARING DOWN. Germany Trying to Tightfln the Pressure on Venezuela. Three Additional Cruisers Or dered to Leave Kiel. AS SOON AS READY They Will Proceed to the Ven ezuelan Coast. They Are Expected to Sail in About a WTeek. Berlin, Nov. 27. Three additional cruisers, the Niobe. Ardine and Ama zone, have been ordered to leave Tfiel and proceed to Venezuela. They will sail as soon as they can be made ready for sea. Telegraphic instructions were sent to the navy department yesterday even ing ordering their immediate fittins out ana orders for the necessary supplies of ammunition and other equipment have been issued. It is expected that the three cruisers will be ready to sail about the middle of next week. VISITED BY RUIN. Q.uesaltenango Overwhelmed by Santa Maria Eruption. San Francisco, Nov. 27. The volcano of Santa Maria was in vjolent eruption when the Pacific Mail steamer City of Panama left there for this port nine days ago. The City of Panama arrived from Panama and way ports today, bringing late news from the devastated regions. While the steamer lay at Champorico the mountain far away was spouting ashes, smoke and pumice stone, the flakes falling in showers all over thu country. The city of Quesaltenango, it is re ported, has been visited by ruin. It is located at the base of Santa Maria on the eastern slope, and no fears have heretofore been entertained for the town's safety. All the damage reported has been on the western side, reaching from the mountain to the seashore, miles away. That the damage has ex tended across the mountain is evidence of the terrific activity of the volcano. Refugees are making their way to th seastde, traveling either to Ocas or Champorico, and from these ports pro ceeding south by steamer. From officers of the City of Panama it was learned that some of the planters are of the opinion that the ashes may be. beneficial to the soil, and that the damage to the tineas may be only tem porary. Volcanic matter, it is said, is often a good fertilizer, and the rain of ashes may be a blessing in disguise. Absolute ruin stares many of them in the face, and the livelihood of thou sands of natives for many months to come has been shut off by the destruc tive work of the volcano. The work of rehabuating the fincas will probably be that of other hands than the present owners, for so great has been the dam age that the majority of planters maj never recover from their losses. M. E. Otis of New York was a passen ger on the City of Panama, having come through from New York. Jlr. Otis gives a vivid description of the appearance of land and sea in neighborhood of thespoul ing mountain. "As far as the eye can reach from Champerico," said he, "there is nothing to be seen but ashes and pumice stone. West for miles through a sea of ashes. From the sea to Santa Maria the country looked as if visited by a snowstorm and the mountain itself looked like a huge boiling caljron. At short intervals the volcano vomited smoke and ashes. At times the discharge would be carried up a short distance into the air and then would spread out like an umbrella and fall to the earth covering tre?s, bushes and hills with a white shroud. "At other times the discharge would seem to leap high into the air as if pro pelled by some giant force. Each ex plosion was accompanied by a shock that could be felt all the way to Champerico. Earthquakes were frequent and the peo-. pie felt that their country rests on a very uncertain foundation. The people in Champerico seem unable to form any estimate of the number of lives lost but they all agree that the work of devasta tion as far as the coffee plantations are concerned is complete. Without having familiar knowledge of the country I should say this statement was not at all exaggerated." FIKTH TIME FOR LA SOCFRTERRE Kingson, St. Vincent, Nov. 27. A violent eruption of La Soufrierre's fifth big out burst since the catastrophe of May , 7. took place today. Georgetown and the village of Chateau Relair, situated on tit-? west coast of St. Vincent, were again evacuated by their inhabitants. Tele phone communication in those districts is interrupted owing to fierce lightning. Sub teranean rumblings can be heard and volcanic clouds are seen from this city. The crater had been smoking constantly since the terrific eruption of October 16. Commercial Cable Company Accepts. Washington. Nov. 27. The Commer cial Cable company has filed with the department cf justice a written accept ance of the terms and conditions on which the president has consented that it may construct a cable ' between the I'nited States and the Philippines and China. The company therefore will now be given the privilege of using the soundings taken by the government vessel Nero, which surveyed the Pacific ocean with the purpose of obtaining full information as to the best route for a cable between the Pacific coast and the Philippine islands and Asia. "Come on Eoys" Brings $18,000. New York, Nov. 27. Verestchagin's pic ture of San Juan hill. "Come en. Boys." showing Col. Roosevelt ch;rring at the head of his men. brought 1S.Vh at public auction last night. In all. thirty-one pic tures by Verestchagin were sold. The to tal amount realized was $l?.04P. The twen ty pictures representing Napoleon's disas trous campaign in Russia, whih were in cluded in the catalogue were withdrawn from the sale. It was announced that th?y had been purchased by the Russian minis ter by order of the czar for the museum of Alexander III at St. Petersburg. The price paid for the twenty canvases was said to be rco.OOO. Crowninshield's Ships Arrive. Washington, Nov. 27. The European squadron, consisting of the battleship Illi nois and the cruisers Chicago, Albany and Nashville, under the command of Rear Admiral Crowninshleld, has arrived at Port Au Prince, to take part in the winter maneuvers. SHOOTS 21 MILES. A 16-Inch Cannon for Coast Defense in. New York. Albany, N. T.. Nov. 27. The 16-inch coast defense gun which was manu factured at the Watervliet arsenal has been shipped to the Sandy Hook prov ing grounds, and will reach there some time Friday. The largest crane in the world had to be Dressed into service to load the gun on the barge on which it is b'eing transported down the Hudson liver. Under the direction of Colonel Farley, commandant at the arsenal, the gun was loaded on a specially con structed car weighing 34,270 pounds and slowly moved to the arsenal dock, where, by means of the crane and a mammoth derrick, it was swung onto the barge. The following are the dimensions of this great weapon of - coast defense: Length, over all, 49 feet, 2.9 inches: di ameter at breech. 5 feet; bore, 16 inch es. Its construction was begun May 14. 1898, and it was finished June 12, 1902. Some faint idea of its power can be ob tained by the statement that it shoots a projectile weighing 2,370 pounds a dis tance of 21 miles. If smokeless powder is used it will re quire 576 pounds, or about 1,000 pounds of black nowder. The crude steel from which the sun was assembled weighed 368.000 Dounds. It has cost in meterial labor and machinery about $150,000. A large amount of new machinery had to be made for the work, one of the larg est cranes in the world, if not the lare est one. built to handle it: new lathes were secured and an immense amount of new machinery was purchased. The cost was so great that it is doubtful if any more of similar size will be built. When it was decided to build this gun, it was the intention of the government to construct about twenty 16-inch guns, but the cost has been such that the pro ject will probably be abandoned. BAER DID IT. He Is Held Responsible for Hold ing Up Strike Settlement. Scranton, Pa., Nov. 27. Quite in con trast with the happy faces of the inde pendent operators' committee when it returned from New Tork were coun tenances of the miners' representatives when they returned from their disap pointing trip to Washington. How the latter view the sudden and surprising turn of affairs is well set forth in a statement issued by Messrs. Darrow and Loyd, the miners' attor neys, who accompanied Mr. Mitchell to Washington. They clearly indicate that they think the coal road presidents ac quiesed in Mr. MacVeagh's plan of a settlement out of court and then repudi ated him. The allegation that George F. Baer sicned the telegram to -Chairman Oray of the commission, declaring that the big companies were agreeable to the MacVeagh idea of amicable adjust ment and that the same man signed the telegram to Mr. MacVeagh in Washing ton calling off the nTPtiatrona, Is made in tne statement. Tlifc1 statement fol lows: "The commission adjourned for ten days in pursuance of an arrange ment between the parties to give op portunity for conciliation, on account of a telegram which we understood was written by George F. Baer, in the pres ence of and with the consent of every railroad concerned' and was signed by Wayne Mac Veagh. This telegram was written after a careful reading of the tentative agreement which had- been prepared and written by counsel of both parties, and which had been sub mitted to the commission. At the re quest of Mr. MacVeagh, Mr. Mitchell Mr. Darrow and Mr. Loyd went to Washington to consult upon some mi nor details of the agreement. There was no friction or important disagree ment between the parties in the meet ing in Washington. Later in the day. and after the conference in New York with the independent operators Mr. MacVeagh received a telegram calling off all negotiations and advising that the matter be settled by the commission in a regular hearing. "The man who wrote the telegram to Judge Gray stating that the main fea tures of the contract were acceptable, was the same man who signed the tele gram to Wayne MacVeagh, three or four days later, stating that negotia tions must end. "A copy of the. tentative agreement Is in the hands of Wayne MacVeagh, Mr. Willcox of the Delaware & Hudson com pany, Carroll D. Wright and probably Mr. Baer. "We can see no reasons for the ex pression of any opinion, the facts speak for themselves. We have been ready at ail time to consult with any one in interest and make any reasonable ad justment, but we have no anxiety over the case whatever or its results and shall be ready for business when the commission meets. " "CLARENCE S. DARROW, "HENRY D. LLOYD." While admitting that they did much toward breaking off the negotiations for a settlement out of court, the independ ent operators do not hesitate to say that they were not required to advance much argument to bring the coal road presi dents to their way of thinking. One of the independent operators com mittee which went to New York said: "The stituation was like that in the story of the man, 'I would not drink un less you force me, but I suppose you are able to force me.' The big companies had come to our way of thinking before we met them." President Mitchell denied the report that the miners executive board has been summoned for a conference. midnighTfirl Union Pacific Storehouse at Omaha Destroyed. Omaha, Neb., Nov.- 27. A fire which started at midnight completely de stroyed storehouse No. 2 of the Union Pacific railway, together with its con tents and several freight cars, most of which were loaded with supplies. Pur chasing Agent George W. Griffith said the building contained fully $150,000 worth of stores, most cf which were castings, iron, and other heavy material, all of which is rendered useless. The building is burned to the ground and is a complete loss, which brings the total loss to $175,000. Officials of the railroad express the belief the fire was incendiary. The fire started in the north end of the build ing, and a general alarm brought the most of the city department to the place. The Union Pacific firemen haa already arrived, and the united efforts of the two departments were required to keep the fire from spreading. The pressure was insufficient for a time, and the firemen were handicapped but managed to confine the flames to h. storehouse. STREET CARS TELESCOPED. One Got Away at Top of Hill in Des Moines And Struck Another After Run ning Six Blocks. BURIED USDER STOYE. A Woman and Girl Were In jured Fatally. Most of the Passengers Escaped by Jumping. Des Moines, la., Nov. 27. Two persons were fatally injured and six seriously hurt in a street car collision at the foot of Sixth street hil! here this morning. The street car got &way at the top of a hill and crashed into another car at the bottom, six blocks away. The runaway car telescoped the second car and darted into the entrance of Lawrence's drug store, where it was checked by an iron post. Although both cars were crowded with passengers, most of them escaped by jumping. When the debris was cleared away Mrs. J. H. Frawley was found buried under a stove. Two other persons were covered by wreckage. Fatally injured: Mrs. J. H. Frawley, crushed, internal hemorrhages. Helen Frawley, aged 10, spine wrenched. Seriously injured: Mrs. J. J. Foy, leg broken. F. P. West, head and shoulder cut. Motorman Klein, severely bruised. I'nknown boy, condition serious. James Kirkwood, jumped from car; bad ly bruised. Julius Shane, cut about head and face. MRS. THORPE'S DAY. She Is Looking After the Seedy. Mrs. Thorpe Is working overtime to day. Assisted by her daughter and the woman who works for her, she is en gaged in distributing the good things to the various poor families in town who will eat a Thanksgiving dinner as the result of her efforts in their behalf. The little office was full of women and children at 9 o'clock this morning. They sat around the stove and talked of their ailments or troubles: that is, the women did, while the children gazed with gladness on the piles of edibles piled up in the next room which were being parceled out in baskets. The children were very orderly, and an occasional "My, ain't them nice?" or "I like cabbage better'n mashed pertat ers" was about all the conversation. Several bright locking little girls took turns ushering the visitors into the office. "Howdy do," said a little girl who met an old man at the head of the stairs. "Come in and get warm; Mrs. Thorpe will be in pretty soon." The old man limped into the office and began to toast his rheumatic shins by the stove. Mrs. Thorpe has an Independent phone in her office, but it seemed this morning that every one who wished to speak to her called up on the Bell line, and she was kept busy running down to the jail office. It was intended to deliver the dinners to the poor with the patrol wagon, but one of the horses was lame this morning, and express wagons had to be called. Mrs. Thorpe also had the job of dis tributing the provender furnished by the colored industrial institute. A quan tity of meat was purchased this morning to add to the groceries given out, and although many of the poor families will not dine on turkey today they will have a good boiled dinner of beef, potatoes, cabbage, and other vegetables. No one enjoys ministering to the poor more than Mi s. Thorpe. She would work day and night to make life less a bur den to any deserving person who has seen the gaunt wolf of famine and hard luck. Her sympathies are not with the person who is able to work but refuses to do so, and as she is better posted on the merits of the poor in Topeka than any one else, her charity is not mis placed. No one who can spare some thing toward relieving want can do better than to make her his agent. , A STOCKMAN IN TROUBLE. X. N. Sean, of Sedgewick County, Flees to Old Mexico. Wichita, Kan.. Nov. 27. Isaac N. Dean, one of the well known farmers and cattlemen of this county, left here ten days aso and has not been hard from. He is said to be in Old Mexico. He borrowed $10,000 on cattle already mortgaged, from Clay, Robinson & Co. His daughter, Miss Jessie Dean, volun tarily came to the correspondent and made a statement. She was accompan ied by T. A. Russell. She said: "My father has left and we do not know where he is. We have decided to tell the truth about it as far as we know. Father acknowledged to us that he was badly involved financially, and would have to leave or be ruined. I do not think he is indebted to ClayV Rob inson & Co. for more than $10,000. I know he will straighten out all his en tanglements if given a chance. We do not know that he is in Mexico. In fact, we do not know where he is." Miss Dean is one of the society young women of Wichita. Dean had a ranch in Kingman county and was credited with being worth $100,000. An agent of the Clay-Robinson company is now in this section of Kansas trying to find the cattle. Dean was president of the cattle show given here last fall and was also president of the fall races, street fair and other festivities. . Kansas City, Nov. 27. J. G. Forrest, the Kansas City member of the firm of Clay, Robinson & Co , said last night that Dean owed his firm $10,000, but that it was secured by a mortgage on 400 cattle. He said the agent of the firm was In Wichita to get the cattle and had advised him that Dean was sup posed to have left the country. He spM the firm might lose something in set tling ud the matter, but that the loss would be only nominal. He said that he heard of no conflict of mortgages and did not think th!re was anything of that kind. He said further that he knew that Dean did not owe any other Kansas City firms. Dean's troubles, he said, began with the fair he was presi dent of. He lost money in the enter prise. UNDER EAGLE'S WING. U. S. Sovereignty Over Tutuila Formerly Recognized. Washington, Nov. 27. In. consequence of the voluntary action of the chiefs of Tutuila in ceding to the United States the sovereign rights of that and other islands, President Roosevelt has sent them a message of greeting, and in ad dition has presented to each chief who signed the instrument a silver watch and chain and a silver medal. The president's greeting which was "sent to each chief is as follows: "Greeting: Whereas, the chiefs and people of the islands og Tutuila, Aunuu and neighboring small islands have of their own free will and pleasure, for the promotion of the peace and welfare of the people of said islands for the estab lishment of the good and sound govern ment and for the preservation of the rights and property of the inhabitants of said islands, solicited of the United States its supervision and protection; and, "Whereas, this desire has been ex pressed by the hereditary representa tives of the people of the said islands in a declaration dated the 17th day of April, A. D. 1900, executed according to Samcan custom, and pledging allegiance to-the government of the United States of America. "Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States, do here by express to the chiefs and people of said islands the gratification of the gov ernment and people of the United States in receiving from the chief and people of the said island this token of their friendship and their confidence in the just and friendly intention of the United States. The local rights and privileges contained in said declaration will be re spected and it is our earnest hope that peace, happiness and prosperity may make their permanent abode with the good people of these islands." MICHIGAN-MINNESOTA. Betting About Even at the Ann Ar bor Contest. Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 27. With both sides determined to use to its utmost every ounce of skill and sinew in its possession the elevens of the University of Michigan and the University of Min nesota lined up against each other on Ferry field today to decide the western football championship. Ann Arbor was crowded with an out-of-town contingent, large and boisterous beyond precedent. Hotels and boarding houses were swamped. Special trains from Minnesota brought five hundred loyal roters for the. beefy gophers. Nearly the whole student body of the Ann Arbor institution was present. The streets were a confused pageant of rib bons, megaphones, chrysanthemums and flags. Ann Arbor was a seething mass of pent-up enthusiasm let loose There were only two quiet spots In the town. One was at the Cook house, where Dr. Williams, the Minnesota coach, was going over for the last time his instructions to the team. - The other was in the university gymnasium, where "Hurry up" Yost was doing a similar favor to the wolverines. Wil liams was exceedingly careful of his men. As was the case last night, they marched into a private dining room for breakfast and then marched quickly back to Williams' own room. Every effort was made to keep the men from public view. No interviewing was allowed, and the best curious newspaper men could do was to guess at the weight of the players. They certainly looked ht and surprisingly large. Both sides expected to win. Michigan had to give odds in the betting last night but with the arrival of the gopher con tingent today even money was much in evidence. Michigan was mourning the ahsence of Jones, the regular full back. Jones' abil ity as a battering ram has endeared him to every wolverine supporter and Graver, who took his place, admitted that he had a task to keep up the prestige of the rear guard. It will be some time, it is said, before Jones' knees are in shape again. Another absence regretted was that of Palmer, whose place at left tackle was taken by Cole. However, both of the substitutes mentioned were regarded as lirst class men and would have been in the regular line up of a university less rich in material than Michigan. FIRE ON EAST SIDE. It Destroyed a House at 900 Center Street. At 10.35 last night, the fire department was called to an incendiary fire at 900Cen ter street, in the southeast part of town beyond the water limits. The building on fire 'was a small frame house the owner ship of which has been In dispute. It was entirely consumed. The occupant of the house has. been a man name J. Randolf. W. W. Webb claimed to own the property and by a recent decision m the courts established his title. He has since been trying to eject Randolf from the premises. It is claimed that when the tire occurred all the furniture except one stove had been removed from the house and that Randolf and his family were nowhere to be found Chief Wilmarth states that the fire had been set in such a way that it quickly spread throughout the house and when the department arrived the building was a mass of flames. Nothing could be done except to protect surrounding property. They Can Get the Cash. London, Nov. 27. J. Pierpont Morgan, jr., said to a representative of the Asso ciated Press today: "The circular Is sued by the International Mertantile Marine company, offering ihi per cent mortgage bonds in lieu of cash payment to the share holders of the White Star line, was merely issued in response to the inquiries or snare noiaers wno wisn for the immediate investment of the pro ceeds of the sale of their shares. By arrangement with the syndicate man agers in New York the share holders can be paid in bonds if they wish, but every one desiring gold payment of their holdings can get it December 1 at this office." Gormley Is Acqnitted. Chicago, Nov. 27. James H. Gormley, president of the Masonic. Fraternity Tempie association, who has been on trial for conspiracy to defraud the county out of taxes due on the Masonic temple property, was acquitted by the jury at 9 o'clock this morning. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Nov. 27. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York. 44: Boston, 34; Phila delphia. 42; Washington. 46; Chicago, 34; Minneapolis, 18; Cincinnati, 32; St. Louis, 3-. A MAMMOTH CATTLE-RANCH. Largest in the World to Be Es tablished on Border. American Capitalists Are Be hind the Enterprise. MILLIONS OF ACRES. Embraces 4b,000 Square Miles of Territory. Extends Distance of 159 Miles from El Paso. Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 27. The pur chase of millions of acres of Mexican territory along the border of the United States for the purpose of creating one of the largest cattle raisins ranches In the world, is the result of recent nego tiations of American capitalists with Utah men as principals. The Utah men involved in the transaction are J. IX Wood, W. S. McCormick, F. J. Hagen barth, H. C. Wood and Josiah Baroett. Associated with them is O. M. Stafford, a banker and capitalists of Cleveland. The purchased land .. comprises nearly 40,000 square miles of territory and ex tends alone the border for 159 miles from a point sixteen miles' west of El Paso, Tex. The purchase involves an initial expenditure of fully one million dollars. It is the intention of the promoters of the enterprise to make this Mexican ranch a breeding ground for cattle, and for this purpose they will place from .7,500 to 10.000 cows upon the land the coming season. MINTS CLOSED T0SILYER. Siam Has Adopted the Gold Stand ard for Her Currency. Bangkok, Siam, Nov. 27. The gold standard scheme for Siam has become a law and the mints have been closed to the free coinage of silver. If success atends the new departure the profits arising from the minting of ticals, a Siamese silver coin worth 50 cents, will be set aside as a special gold reserve -fund, for the purpose of establishing a. gold currency. SIXTH DISTRICT NOTES. T. "W. Simmons of Norton county, one of the model young: attorneys of the Sixth district, ij mentioned for the position of second assistant attorney la the office of Attorney General Coleman. The OneHin Times slncerclv hope the rumor that the Sixth district fellows have pot together. Is true 'and that all the common herd may now he able to sneeze when their leaders take snuff. In the race for sersreant-at-anns of the lower house of the legislature. Dan Dyer wants to he put down as belonging: to no faction. Thflt is the way with ail those who want office. Russell J. Harrison of Smith county1 wants to be the Democratic member of the railroad board. He claims to be the only real Simon pure Democrat in Smith county. This no doubt will oe a titter dose for the Democrats of that county to swallow A Democratic organ will be rtarted'ln Phillipshurgr at once by W. B. Gaumer and Schuyler landis. There are already throe Republican organs there. Let's Didn't Phillips county elect the Democratic ticket this last election, including commissioner? Must be the new organ in after the county priming. The Beloit Gazette is a supporter of Stanley for I'nited States senator, but It says that Congressman Reeder has as good right to get into the race as has Bower sock or Caldf rhead. It says: "Reeder made the best fight made in Kansas this year, taking the conditions into consider ation, and has the people of the Sixth dis trict suiidly with him." Two of the political editor scrappers ot Oberlin are at it with pitchforks. Tho Times editor is after the Eye editor anil sticks him as follows: Crazy, slanderous, villifying writings of that cross-eyed, beetle-nutted, gum-chewing. beno-d linking (whatever that is), malcontent, insurgent." J. H. McFarland of Lincoln county Is after sergeant-at-arms of the Kansas house of representatives. So far this makes two candidates from the Sixth district. Ha and his friends are in the race to win; nor will he be shelved with a second place.- The report of "patching up" politics in the Sixth district brings out the following from the Norton Courier: "Congressman Reeder is a model man. He not only prayrt for those who despitefully use him. but be lets them put in their thumbs and pull out fat plums." Col. L. G. Parker, in bis fearless Oberlin Times, doesn't like the reported deal ot Sixth district fellows who gr to Topeka in th full of every moon and return home and say the thing is fixed: The Times says: "It is reported that Congressman Reeder has surrendered to his enemies for their promised support In li4. Well, there are times when such a course might be honorable. providing the friends of the con gressman agreed to the conditions, but it they did not. then what? Time will tell. Manv changes may take place before 1904." And eo it is said the Sixth district fellows who went to Topeka a short time ago to fix up matters, only consented to give Cy Anderson, the great tig political bellwether of the Sixth district, a few nub bins, that is. allowing him to control tii -"minor" postofficts in Rawlins county. One of the prominent Republicans of thfl Sixth -district, and who has all along: been friendly to Congressman Reeder, says: "While Reeder is rewarding his enemies for the purpose of securing the nomination for a fourth term two years from iiow, many of his friends who did not desert Iiim in the time of need are doing a lot ot thinking, and it is not Improbable that a new man will be in the field With strong enough backing to give the congressman a harder chase than he had at the Norton convention last May." Among the list to be chosen from, tnis Kepunncan says, are such men as A. G. Mead of Mitchell coun ty, E, A. McFarland of Lincoln county. M. A. Chambers of Sheridan county. S. N. Hawkes of Rooks county, John M. Burton of Rawlins county, and several others, any of whom would make good con gressional tiniber. It is said Smith county Is expecting one of the government artesian wells and that it will be located in he vicinity of Le banon. Perhaps sucn a rumor was start ed on account of the postofftne fight in that town, the candidates being" Blanche McNall, the present incumbent; Miss XI leva Topliff. Miss Caddie Smith, William I. Rogers, Arthur Smtth and Sanford Flood. In 1817, when DJck Pickler was elected judge of the Fifteenth district, he carried his home county of Smith oy 48 majority. He had made a popular judge and in the recent election he carried his county ty 848 majority. His majority in the district is over 4.O0O- , t - - Weather Indications. Chicago, Nov. 27. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Friday; warmer tonight; southwest winds.