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LARGEST DAILY LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. AX V LAST ecio. Til URSDAT EVENING, TQPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE-P, 1903. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. r 1 no VJIIJTEIVASII. Uri -tow's Reply to TuIIoch Charges .Made Public. So Attempt Made to Disprove Those Allegations. SUPERIOR AUTHORITY Responsible for .Many and Gross Irregularities. Superintendent .Metcalfe of 31. 0. Department Dismissed. Wnrh:"'nn, Jut:0 IS. The postuiast-'i fn3:!. Mr. Payne, has made pui.lh the rd ly of the f..iuth afis:,int post master cnttal. Mr. Ihistow. to the charges of Seymour W. Tull"rh, f .mi- r I cashier of the tVushinpton city post ed e. rfe.udtne the in-' ulin iti-s in the postal a-iinil'.iM i ,i M'a . alM. reports of irf- "i tf 'r, and i n v. st iira t inn of the W aslili.c'i.n p...-i'lli. p by inspe, tors be tween Jnm- ."a, i,r;.. and July .".1, iri. -t re 11 a nscript of the Tul- 1,,. h the hi if1 pom " years aero anil thn tea, lied hy Chat If s limnry '.ns th, in J'c; t a, a? it r Br, u h. Tra-sc pap''''? most sic Din- ant I i; M ie as a i ui neral constitute by far thp documents yet made of th- Sweeping postal ion. The , eports s cula rit i .it" ! th ' Hies . oil e, t u- the d HV the PX- The in i i tv s u ! a : i - of n any i ct- h" lines;:. ! that til ,,f the post it d-' is tt'om d islmi tnnt ms. The in t sponsibibt ' i nt ire'hts, th' a ii' hot . t t c.f f ' 1 i J a t ie i the i a pi a la i'l the :a is wa s t pie col !' to on and the tshursernent of which practi i formed shouM 1 1 v belongs? and I e I i d v. h- le ,v abusi s ti iry of the eral reports e ,.. Th' r Li' iieral says: of Mr. Tui'.oeh is. in Its st riesi.pnt MeKinley and n. ral Smith. Iresi'ient ei longer living: , Postrnas--1 u 1 1 h. who carried out hat 'y's p':!iry- has an- ' . With regard to tiie ; nt of the Washing- j fot 1: IT; a II : i i- ill th irt-e.j n tiie or.duct of any : with v. run -doiir i 'S t a I sej n e un- s. I t a dim aist ra lion. a . ivhinu m stiati'in is , and when it is ended ase w lil lie made pull- : it.'ver a- ' i 'it may he such fa. ts." ; wh v .,t s i n ) ! b. t'-i pi iieral also says: j "en that th-"- wh'iie sub- ! i up by Postmaster O-n- i invest igateq hy him. A I a!! maiteis referred to in fleitine' the payment ot ; and finale ial deaiin's e uiel' i' investigation by r "I the treasury, and all 'c ref' t red to were ailow tor and ei'iiipt i oiler, with of $l;n." lUOtes fir.nl the recently v ol Mr. Smith and a .-!.!. pei s ai'i- now puidishe 1. illlph'te the public un.lcr neiiter. a large part of ady b.-.-n published. Th d it ii'iut action, for th. ," i-'!,it" to th-- busiii'-:'? !in. is-r it ion. The subject J -i r f t I'tur irs oH i n ' 1-t- th Mr. T'.il- .ck I i:v. Hi. r P.. 1 il t h tha lil'O! 'On lie t part ttl'i and that i;Kn.v . in full, datc't follows: - inquiry of M' or t i lil v of 1 1" Mr V. trpl I'll I i. " h t ha t v it mi in tl i. it.'. i l- t '! r.o t of thi - "'to!- on tlu- n 1'ost of t;i 'ii p. iff'!. I Kxh th- p. pO! I1-' 1 111. .rid p .1 me ana t ) n's in t i the po tri't: u la nil s h partn "!' at s that a 1 ra lis' til-.- ha ies Of "1 to rti- a it - I . A f'tej- ,jis- ' length with port rciatincr I", suhniiitc,! opies of tt;,. ous li isioti in fl! an;, as "s. and t hat in-ogli, irizod h st,",tion nsp ', !., r chi-f ,,f ion. had o rs that ', ; '. '. io r--fer- 1 1 lis: me c. C t h e s i a had h n as th' r, tin ii.,,. :ioris that tt -t make V h'l.i bee, '-si mast - r I ctor to inf ord,-i em ra!. I rurt the as th. y ; that T geneva 1 - irregu- n-.sp rep,, ot h. thf ' the fa t s -t i p. t m a s kn. a m- h'-.riz 1 ' pt m V. r:. -nutn, inspe. 'tor in port on f which Kxhibit seemed MiLmit t-.-l a r ! dif-cted. -,n r-f I'll siilnnitted Tins r- port riis, 1 sp--,'ia re .ai'itracr e marked " 1s 1 ' to Tir d wh 1 1 me -;'..-ring irt-egnlr, ri . ard I sub post master a t the time to w hich I It p-rsonaiiy to th. n-rai. u i; g.-rt j ng to him at it conram-.-l malt.'rs 1 -, t h nigiiT ii-- won M want t five his per- f-nal ati-i'j,,n. - l;ef..-ring to the statement that I had eriinded a thorouiih investigation of ta- office of ,m first assistant postmas ter grn ral I beg to state that Inspec tor in Charge fmith. in his special re JKirt, heretofore mentioned as "Exhibit IV' stated that lie hail discovered a ...ndition of affairs which in his judg in. lit r. quired an immediate, thornugh and ixhanstive i n vest i g a tion. I sub- I t' t'le postmaster g."i, ml Willi my approval, but 1 did not oonsid'-r such approval as a demand on my part that the offiep of the first as sistant postniaMei- general be investi gated. "The thiril report, dated July 31. 1900. an abstract of whioh is herewith fuu mitied, marked "Exhihir C." sets forth a number of irreg u l.u it i. s mat prevail ed at that time in tin- Washington post offiee. This inspection was begun when I was .absent from the department. W'h. n I ri turned I was informed by the chi'-f iuspeiaor that omplaint was made to the postmaster general that Inspec tor Lit 1 1 o , w ho w as fncHeol on the work, was asking unnecessary questions and seeking information which was not called for in an inspection. I advised him lo instruct Inspector Little to make fiie s ame kind eif an investigation rif the Washington postoffiie that he would make of any other office under similar ci re must a noes and to submit in n spe cial r'poit anything which he thought i should be oillii to the personal atten tion of the postmaster general. This he , did and I submitted the special report I to the postmaster general, stating to him that I understood from the chief insp i fur that complaint had been made that Inspector Liul-1 was n skins unnec essary questions with the possihle view of embarrassing t! department with resard to certain conditions in the Washington p,,stoffioe, but that after inqnirv I was clearly convinced that the questions asked were not unneces sary or improper, and that I believed b would hold the same view after he had read his report. Very respectfully. -J. 1.. KRTSTOW. "Fourth Assistant Post master General." METCALFE TURNED OUT. He Had Been in the Postal Service Since 1882. Washington. June IS - As a result of alleged indiscretions in matters pertain ing to the award ot contracts for print ing the nifiii y oriP r fm ms of the gov emm. nt. Janv s T. Metcalfe, for many years s u i " i i nt . nd. ai t of the money order system oi tlv postotlice department, has lie. n i eri.i-. , irom oti'u by the post- rnasti r g' c ral. A fit! the case will be madi missal is the risult of calfe in opposition to 1 1 erma n of I ;ut ina nu d 1 in vest z at nan ot later. The dis acts of Mr. M-t-the bid of Paul N. J., the lowest ill favnr of tiie bidder l.v $4:.i'"'" and next hieln st bidd'- r. baiback. Ciawford the Wynkoop. Hal- riitiriiiy ot Aew Meicalte's sun is an York, of which Mr trufilove. Tiie storv is briefly told in the follow ing letter cif dismissal, signed by Post master Ceneral Payne, at 5 o'clock Wednesday a fternoon : "Washington. June 17. 1003. Mr. Jas. T. Metcalt". sup rintendent of money order system, pi'stotlice department: "Sir:--You are luav by removed from the position of superintendent of. the money order system. "The chat-ires upon which your re moval is based relate to your actions in the matter of the letting of the contract for money order forms. These charges wore made known to you this morning bv Fourth Assistant postmaster Gener al hustnw and Assi ant Attorney t.en- . eral Konn ot riv l and a transcript of -lstotli- e department, your answer thereto i is inclosed h t ' w i; h. j "It appears from your answer that ; when the proposals of the different j competitors tor the c.aitrai-t of supply- ing money order forms were op'-nert j Pa til Herman, of Putherford. N. J.. ; (formerly employed as foreman hy the ' Mvnonop-Halli'Vibeok-i 'raw iord CO n- i pany. of New York, by which company lit seems your son is also employed!, jwas found to be the lowest bidder, his i proposal being .? tr,. nai below that of the I next hisrher bid'b-r, namely, the Wyn- mon-Ialt nb"ck-f'ra wford company: i that the hi f Herman ubmi form and tint In3 deposited a. -ttifwd ch';ck for ?'',0 a. f..rfcit. It furthe r a ppe.-ns within a day or two th5 yn o- p b'nbeek-Cr-i w ford ompany tiled a tst against awarding' the contra Herman. alletrinET tht wa? f ina iicia 11 v iespon:-ib!e ; t ha t a t i?7Te therm I'i'i your office, a n Mr. H 'M rita n called at! you advised him to i I withdraw his hid. and re-ontr f h em -; r loy of the W y tn oop - Ha 1 len hock - 'ra v . ifoi'.i r onipi'nv, uiclci stnciin-i at th" time that such it tnira wa 1 "nhi i-esuir I in the contract bciiig awariio.i to said i company, and conS'Tpic n 1 1 y in a loss to I the i'o nnicrit ; that yon offered to ! write, and did write, a Icirr to sjii'f company. at'trising it of your interview j with H'lT'ian and tisiiiK your good oflt I in his Ir'half; that vmi advisei; Herrn-in that his $r.onr rp-posit would iprohably he r''turne'i to him if lu i adopt. "I your succstion. It f'irthr appears that you rearrle,j jr Hemian po Kll! ilisit the !TV to th and th 'IlllV hanicn tpiaiifion. jierforma nee of r it was not an n.iss upon th ttons I act. v out his responsihilit y, financial It also appears that yon juaint vour superior. First 'otniast-'r "leneral Y"ynne. i iliat you had endea voi-ed H-rman withdraw his hid. "ineais that a hearing has itor.- ('.en. -ral Wynne uperi i of til-- financial responsi- or nth-' did It Assistant I' .with t he fa. to rave Mi lt furlh-r a been ha ri hi the ones 1 i. .1! hihty of Mr Herman. although it has. i.'Velope.l a nivir thi n. e tiie suhtnis'-ion of yom moining that volt diseour- , aged the granting of such a hearing eanlf' ste.i a de-ire that the crm bo auai-iled to the AVynkoop-IIal- k-t 'ra w f ' .rd com pa n v. atid r tract lenbe. "Very rerie, tfullv. II. r. PATN'R. "Post ma st er n en eral." Tostniaster General Vnyne.in announc ing his action, state, that there was no charge that Mr MoprPf had done any thing that is amenable to the law. but said that hN , on-luot was a serious in discretion that could not be ovo-rlooke 1. Mr. Metcalfe, he said. ;:lways has been considere 1 a faithful, efficient, pains taking and honest employe. Mr. Metcalfe oiginally was appointed from Iowa and has been in t lie postal s- to. ice since 12. Tuning his adminis tration of tiie nPh-e the money Older service has been widely extended by mutual arrangment with a large num- 1 l her of foreign go'i nments throughout the world and Mr. Metcalfe has had cordial personal relations with many t., reign postal officials. His salary was S'i.oivi h year. The XVynknop. I'allenbeck Crawford onmpnnv lias h"-'ti the C'.nttactor for the money f.r'!'!- blanks for IK y 'trs. Nor man Metcalfe, the i!7-yoar-o!d son (lf the dejiosed sui-'eripten Vnt. draws a salary of $2,2f-0 from the company. Weather Indications. Chkao. .7uno 1. Former? t for Kan is; Cenerally f.sir tonieht and Friday, I except showers tonight in exti-me east; i cooler, variable winds. v ' Temperatures of Largo Cities. Chicrieo. June is. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York v Boston r.i. Phila delphia. "Washington and Chicago K .1 . Minneapolis G4, Cincinnati 5S, St. -Louis to. 600 MEfl QUIT. All Kansas City Freh Handlers Are Out. ht Strike Has Keen IJrewing Some Veeks for BEFORE THE FLOOD. Demand for Increased Wages Is Not a New One. Were Presented Today for the Second Time. Kansas City, Mo., June IS. All the freight handlers employed at the local freight depots of the St. Louis & San Francisco railway, the Burlington and P.oek Island systems went out this af ternoon because the companies refuse to gr.ant their demands for an increase o-f wages of nearly 25 per cent. This makes a total of 600 men now out, the Santa Fe having struck on Monday. The demands of the men were made be fore the recent floods rendered all work in the yards here impossible. They were presented to the various railroads again today and promptly refused. Oth er roads may be affected. The railroads had anticipated the strike and had sev eral men on hand to take the places of the strikers The forces at the various depots were entirely inadequate, how ever. ,. GOESJCUURY. Case of Jett and White Nearing an End. Jarksnn, Ky., June 18. ; Jptt and White whs given ; at 11:30 this morning. Th3 ra? ot" to th3 jury j i Tliere was annihr "cirrup crowd" ! here today to ha v th eloping; argu- mpnts in thf rape.- The plradhiRs (.ludg:3 J. H. French. John I. O'Xeil and I H. II. Golden for th defense and of Citdain Willinm T. Hurst and Thomas Maicum for the pi oserut ion yesterday and last nifiht had attracted so much attention that all wanted to hear Com monwealth Attorney Hyrd close the case this morning'. The mothers of the ne tV'iida nts. widows ot fpud victims, and ; other ladies were attain present. While jail, men entering th court room were j serened every day for concealed weapons, extra precautions were taken i today by the soldiers, a? there are prave : a pprehmsions as f what may happen ; itfi such a (Tnwd in town after the : trial is concluded. If it is a hung; jury, jit is said that Governor Beckham, who has State Inspector Hins here looking ; on. will not have the 'next trial ia Krathitt county nor Judg Redwine sit in othr cases. Inspector Hines -am -:back to investicat the attempt to ; bribe Witness Kwen. Kwen had five : witnesses to th attempt to bribe and threats of assassination and the destruc tion of his property. There are grave ; fears today for some newspaper men. Two cor res pond e nts """left yesterday I and their pa pers ha ve sent new men so they will nor he known to the as ; sassias. It is dangerous for one inm ; to remain here lon if his paper has a circulation in the town. When court i convened to. lay B. B. GoMen concluded t0 a tnv Tn fpnse and Commonwealth's tnar ! Attorney Byrd made his argument. Byrd Hal j nas a refutation as a fearless prosecu-pro- tor. t t , i When this case opened he announced was nor ; that he proposed to do his duty, it mat a short ! tering not who was hurt. Byrd ha9 purr based a home in Winchester. Ky.. and is preparing to rcm.ve his family to that iiace as soon as these cases are over. Byrd spoke of how Kwen had to be prote, ted by soldiers, fearing that he would be assassinated if he ventured fioni his home unprotected, how he had been forced to remain under the protec tion of the soldiers since the trial. The defense objected frequently to his statements, and in some instances was sustained and the x-roseoutor reprimand ed by the judge. Attorney O'Neal objected to a state ment by Byrd that a motion had been made to dismiss the jury, which was sustained and Hyrd proceeded. The case will go to the jury about nOon. Hyrd asked the jury to be willing, if neitssary. to make the same sacrifice that Captain Kwen had made for jus tice. Raising his hand aloft and shak ing it threateningly toward two promi nent men who sat in court, he said: "I watit to give warning to you and all of your followers that your bloodthirsty duels must stop in Kreathitt county. Leave this county and its people, God knows they have suffered enough, God knows the flay has got to come when the arch assassins, the men who are the controlling powers behind the Jctts and Whites will be exposed to the world and either sent to prison or to the noose." With clenched fists and shaking with emotion Byrd walked toward the jury and said: "Gentlemen, you are on trial as well as Jett and White and you must an swer to the bar of public opinion as well as the bar of the Breathitt criminal court. You have got to do your duty rir he pilloried by public opinion." T-yrd followed the testimony with merciless precision and lauded Ewen as a man. the superior of whom in man hood does not live. He was fierce in his denunciation of certain witnesses and others. STABBED BY A JEWe Jlan Who Incited Kishineff Massacre Is Wounded. Pt. Petersburg. June IS. Krosm hevan, the notorious Jew hater and the editor of the anti-semitie organ in Kishineff, the Bessirihetz. the articles in which are believed to have been largely r the Jews ponsible for the massacre of n Kishineff was attacked bv a party of Jews in the street here. He was stabbed in the neck by one of the Jews. The wound is not believed to be fatal. Hit assailant was captured and proved ,to be a former student of the Polytechnic school at Kieff. Katisas Rural Mail Carriers. Washington. June IS. Elbridge Hill. George T. Moody have been appointed regulars and Arthur W. Mann, B. J. Pierce, substitutes, rural delivery ser vice, at Burr Oaks, Kan. SIX MONTHS IN MEXICO. Returned Tourist Telia Story of Harsh Treatment. Taco.ma, Wash., June 18. R. B. Bryan and wife have arrived in Aberdeen. Wash., alter an absence of six months in Mexico. He tells a Ftory of many indignities suffered at the hands cC Mexican officials at Guaymas, which is almost incredible. Bryan is a son of State School Supt. Bryan, and his word is not to be doubted. With his wi Bryan boarded a steamer at Alamos, Topolobatnpo, for Guaymas, stopping at Mazatlan to put off mail. There they were quarantined and both men and women were treated in a scandal ous and brutal mariner. An Knglish man, he says, tried to escape and was subsequently found dead with a bullet hole -through his temple. Bryan sny.i that the whole affair was represented to both the American and British con suls at Guaymas before the officials took any action. LOOK FOR SAFE JAIL Question About Placcto Confine Dewejs. Th4 question of whre to kep Chaunrpy Dwey and his companions in the Chey enne comity murdr case is now confront ing the state authorities ami it seems not at all inmrobabl.c t hu t they may lie either ta ken to the. H ut chin son re forma tory or to the stat r prison at Ia nsoiEr and held pndine their trial, which b held next Nnvemher if it comes ar the next regular term ot the district court in Che t-mie county, A law passed by the last legislature al lows prisoners to be ta ken eit her to t h reformatory or state's prison pending trial and this is what may be rione in the pres ent instance. In the meantime Captain Cunningham has ben cnmimmrled to kep his troops at iSt. Francis and guard ihe prisoners. Adjutant xcneral Kels. y today received the following teictrrani fp'm Captain Cun ningham, which was sent last night: "St. 1-rancis. Kan.. June 1,. "Preliminary ov r t uniht. Prisoners bound ever to th district court wit h cut bail. Sheriff and myself ordered by the court to GoodLmd to investigate iail to morrow. W. K. 'UNMX( Ml AM," About th same time Onv. Uaiby re- ) 1 vei h oispai en t rom Annrnpy teener a i i Colcnian. who is- at St. Frencis. asking , that the rrdUtia b3 instructed in remain on j guard over the priseners until they run j t.- eonvey. d to a sale place, and a ti le- i gram of this kind has bet-n sent to Cap- j tain Cunningham. I 1 From 'anmin Cunningham's report it is I t ivifcrrpd that the court contemplates hav '; iug th piasiiners r-ontined at Coodland. I The jail there is only a wooden affair and ( i would be just about as handy to a molt j as it would be at either St. Francis or At- j j wood. Th1 real seat of war is in the i ; southwest corner of Rawlins county, n'-ar I i where Rawlins. Cheyenne, I homas and ' Sherman come together. Governor BaiSj'V I thinks that the prison rs should be ta sVn ! at least as far away as Norton and posi- b v f u rt hr than that. For tha t reason j tiie ma tier ot la king them to either i he ! penitentiary or the state reformatory is ! being locked into. THE POPE'S HEALTH. Wonderfully Well for a Man 94 Years ot i Rome, June is. pr. I.appnni has piv ' pn the Ptampa a lone interview, contra dictating the alarmist reports circulatei i concerning the pope's health. Thf phy jieian says the pontiff is wonderfully j well for a man of 04 and that his pics 1 pri'P at the consistory to be held .Vlon ' day- next Tvill be the best answer to the : pessimists. ; J Iir. I.appnni adds that the pop? was painfully impressed by the Belgrade tragedy. ! The pope today received in private au : dience Kight Rev. Rocker, of the Fbil ! inpines and Rieht Ftev. Dougherty, bishop of Neuva Scogria. I'hilippiies, who were recently appointed to the dio ceses. The pontiff expressed himself as being certain that their work in the Philippines in conjunction with that of Archhishop Gnidi will he most benefi cial to the church in the islands and lo the pacification of the archipelago. NOT A CAR MOVES. Dubuque Street Hail way Has Been Tied l"p Six Weeks. res Moines. Ia.. June VS. There is a ' deadlock in the Ilubuipte street car rtis- turbances. The street railway company there refuses to make a further attempt to move cars until the governor sends additional companies of militia, and trie governor refuses to do more than hold thr e companies in readiness to move on a minute's notice in case of more riot I ing. Dubuque authorities assure the I governor that if a street car moves it i will precipitate trouble with which the local militia will be unable to cope. cars have been operated there since I strike began six weeks ago. No th FA KM EltS GET SEED. Fifty Applicants May Now Replant Their Crops. The county commissioners supplied over fifty farmers with seed at the court house this morning. The stories of those who applied were ail the same the flood had takun all or nearly all they had and left them without crops or money to buy seee;. Seed potatoes, seed sweet corn, Kaffir corn, and garden seed. The commis sioners bought 2T.0 bushels of seed po tatoes for XI a bushel. The price was then sent up to $1.50 a bushel. The usual price is 50 cents. The commis sioners were notified by Willis Kdson that a car load of seed sweet potatoes was on the way here from Illinois, it will come as a donation. The farmers believe that a good sweet potato crop can be raised this year. FEAR THE (WOODLAND JAIL. Authorities Not Certain Whether It Will Withstand a Mob. Lincoln, Neb., June IS. A special to the Star from St. Francis. Kan., says: Friday Captain Cunningham and his company of militia from Osb irn, Kan., will leave with Dewey, McBride and "Wilson, who have been bound over to the district court without hail, charged with the niurier of Bruce Berry. Cap tain Cunningham said: "I am going to Goodland and examine ) the jail and if it should seem unwise to j put the prisoners there they will be ta- I ken elsewhere. The feeling in Sherman j county is very strong against the Dew- outfit and I do not intend to leav--them where there will be the slightest danger from mob violence." Damaged in Collision. Naples, June IS. Tiie North German Lloyd steamer Hohenzollern. from New York, June 4. has been slightly damaged in a collision with the Dutch steamer Konig. The latter sustained no damage. THE ILLINOIS WINS Secures the Old Kansas Mutual Company. National Life, the Only Compet itor, Withdraws. VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS. Deal Made by Which the Dead lock Ended. An Interesting Session cedes the Final Vote. Pre- Terms by Which the Purchase Was liado. By the unanimous vote of 4,430 Kan sas Mutual policy holders Wednesday night, the proposition of reinsurance submitted by Illinois Life Insurance company was accepted. Just before the third ballot was taken, the National Life company withdrew from the con test, and every proxy and policy holder present at the meeting swung in line be hind the band wagon. The compromise between the rival factions, and the breaking of the dead lock which had existed during the af ternoon, was effected during the recess between the afternoon and evening ses sions. The terms of the deal are of course not generally known. It is be lieved that the National Life company, and possibly some of the friends of that company who have been fighting its battles, were well taken care of by the xilinois Life. All the expenses of the National Life in making its fight will no doubt be paid by the Illinois Life. President Phelps, of the defeated com pany, said after the meeting: "I haven't anything to say about the terms of the deal. The central idea was that it would be injurious to the integrity of the Kansas Mutual to prolong this con test. The successful company has our best wishes." It was S:,10 before the officers of the rival insurance companies finished their conference at the Illinois Life head quarters in the Copeland. Meantime, the policy holders were waiting at Kepre sentative hall, wondering at the cause of the delay. When Chairman Leland called the meeting to orde r. President L. G. Phelps of the National Life took the lloor and sa id : "We presented to the Kansas Mutual policy holders what we thought was ft, good bid for the business of the com pany. The possibility of continued strife, however, leads me to thank the gentlemen who have been supporting us so strongly, and to say that so far as the National Life Insurance company is concerned, they are released from all promises and pledges which they have , made to us. "When we came to Kansas, we said I we came here as a western company to try to save to the west the wreck of (this Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company, we rtianK you ior your suii- iport. and we think that nothing more ' should be said about tr contro- i versy." i The roll call of the third ballot was I at once commenced, and it w as evident iat once that the surrender of the Na tional forces was complete. John H. Alwood. attorney for the National Life, came fourth on the list. He had three proxies and voted them all for the Illi nois Life. Seven votes were cast for the Kansas Citv Lif" proposition by Kan sas City people, but they were changed to Illinois Life before the vote was an nounced. George W. Crane cast two votes for reorganization, and was the last one to change them to Illinois Life. t the conclusion of the ballot Mr. Cole announced that 4.430 votes had hcen cast of which 4,4:10 were in favor nf tt-.e Illinois Life. This announce ment was greeted with great applause. I Theo K Long, who had led the fight for the Illinois Life, thanked the polio holders for therr action. It was then voted that the trustees ot the Kansas Mutual send out at onctr to each policy holder a report of the action of the meeting, together with a copy of the insurance contract given by the Illinois Life. REPl'LT DP" THE BAIJ.OTS. The afternoon session commenced at 3:15 o'clock. The vital business of the meeting at once commenced. An at tempt to defeat the liquidation plan by unanitnous consent failed, and a roll call was necessary to show that 4,211 were against liquidation and 39 for it. Reorganization had a somewhat larg er following, but it also was turned down by the overwhelming vote of 3. 0202 to 369'2- On this ballot none of the " Morrill-Mulvane-Wilder crowd voted, and the total vote cast was only 3."ft0. Two-thirds is 4.115, and the com mittee of three seemed to think that Chairman Leland would have to decide that ro action had been taken on th proposition. They were seeking to play for time, and delay a vote on the rein surance propositions. Mr. Leland ruled, however, that it was not necessary to have a two-thirds vote to defeat the proposition of reinsurance, as no defi nite plan had been presented to th policy holders. "I want to file a protest against that ruling," said A. L. Redden of Topeka. "Your protest will be taken note of," replied Mr. Leland. "That's what I want." said Mr. Red den. "I want it in shape to go before the court, and it will certainly go there." HAD A LITTLE SPAT. Chairman Leland then announced that the policy holders would next vote on the question of whether or not tbe com pany shall reinsure, "I rise to a point of order," said Ben nett R. Wheeler of Topeka. "I'd like to know what authority the trustees have to put motions before the house in this way. It certainly was not contemplated by the court that you should more than suggest an oroer or ousiness. i no nor think you have any right to present mo tions to this body." "This order of business which we have been following." said Mr. Leland. "was drawn up by Judge Hook's request, and was approved by him. We are simply following the order of business." It isn't binding upon the house.1' said Mr. Wheeler. "The court says that the trustees shall take no part in the con trol of business. I think that business should originate In the body of the house." "Well, what are you driving at, any way?" said Leland. "I want the business of the meeting to originate in the house, and not with the trustees." replied Wheeler. "I think this plan of procedure is all right," said Leland. "We are going to follow the order of business. Go ahead with the roll call." The vote on - the question of reinsur ance in some other company was as follows: Total vote cast 4 -nS For reinsurance 4,195 Against reinsurance il SENT FOR SICK MAN'S VOTE. Before beginning the roll call of the first ballot for choice of a company, Chairman Leland stated that W. ri. Mills, who held 10 proxies, had been sick for two weeks, and was unable to either transfer his proxies, or attend the meeting. By consent of the house, W. W. Hooper was sent to 715 West Sixth avenue to get Mr. Mills' instructions on how to vote the ten proxies. They all went for the Illinois, Life. The result of the 'first ballot was as follows: Total vote 4,220 For Illinois Life 2.716 For National Life 1,475 For K. C. Life 29 After this ballot a motion was made to adjourn, but it was defeated. The second ballot: Total vote ;..4.103 Illinois Life 2.68 National Life 1.4:12 K. C. Life 23 Then the meeting adjourned until S o'clock. THE ILLINOIS LIFE PROPOSITION. The president of the Illinois Life is James W. Stevens. Its headquarters are Chicago. .It has $30,000,000 insurance in force, $4,000,000 assets, and $3,500,000 rpsprve. A summary of its reinsurance contract is as follows: TERMS OF THE SALE. 1. In consideration of the transfer of all the assets of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company to tne iumioih Life Insurance company, the latter will reinsure all the policies of the former company in good standing, and will as sume all the debts and liabilities of said Kansas company. 2. The assets of the Kansas company are to be valued by some bank or trust company appointed by the court. After first deducting from the total value of said assets (a) The total amount of all valid death claims and policy claims. (b) The total legal reserve on all out standing nolicies. (c) All other debts, obligations ana liabilities of said Kansas company; The balance shall be considered as surplus to policy holders, to be appor tioned by actuaries appointed by the court, among all the policy holders of the Kansas Mutual Life Insuranrt company. From said surplus to policy holders there shall be first st aside th-; guarantee fund properly belonging to policies on the original assessment and slep-rate plans, and this guarantee, fund shall be applied by said actuaries, under direction of the court, on these, old policies to equally reduce all sub sequent premiums thereon. After set ting aside the guarantee fund, the bal ance of the surnlus to policy holder, shall be applied over a period of three years to reduce the premiums on ah policies, except in the case of paid-up and extended insurance policies, wher.j rhe apportionment shall be paid in cash -instead of being applied to reduce the premium. The tentative apportionmeni of surplus to policy holders hereunder, as determined from policy credits in excess of legal reserve, based upon the trustees' financial statement dated Feb ruary 20, 1903, assuming said statement to be correct, would make a total of $134,539.66. 3. In addition to the surplus to policy holders, the policy holders shall receive a reinsurance dividend, amounting to ten ($10) dollars per thousand on each thousand dollars of the total business reinsured (which reinsurance dividend, on the basis of a reinsurance of $10.7n0. 5S7, the amount of insurance in force May 1, 1903, would amount to $107.- 505.87. and said reinsurance dividend j shall be apportioned among the several policy holders in the same proportion i that the total premiums paid in on-sh by- each policy holder during the life ot : j his policr bears to the total premiums ! Jjiiiu u an jiuiil j iiuuifii. nose policies. . are in good standing on the day the re- : insurance is effected. Said reinsurance dividend shall be allowed as a credit, in ; two equal proportions, upon the pre- i miums due and payable upon each policy for the two full policy years next ; succeeding the apportionment. Assum- nig that the foregoing figures are ap- ; proximately correct, the total distribu- I tion to policy holders would aggregate i $107.505.S7 plus $134,539.66. or a" grand ; total of $242,045.53. j 4. The policies reinsured shall be con- j tinned in force at the same rate they ! are now paying, provided that all poli- i cies so reinsured and commonly known or designated as the so-called natural or increasing premium or assessment poli cies, shall be continued in force as one year renewable term policies, at the re newal rates written upon said poli cies, except that where no yearly re newal rates are written on the policies, then the rates shall he on the basis of the actuaries' table of mortality and 4 per Cent interest, with a loading of three dollars ($3) per thousand per annum. 5. It is understood that if the propo sition of the Illinois Life is accepted by the policy holders of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company. it shall be binding upon all the policy holders, whether voting for it or siot; provided, however, that any dissenting policy holder may-, upon written notice served upon said company within 15 days after said reinsurance, withdraw his equitable share of the assets, in lieu of accepting said reinsurance: and any dissenting policy holder failing to so serve notice shall be given paid-up insurance for such an amount as his equitable share of the assets will purchase. TRUSTEES' FINANCIAL STATE MENT. "In order to correct many statements which have been made about the great expense of administering affairs of this company by the receivers." said Mr. T. eland, addressing the Wednesday eve- I ning meeting. "I desire to read a sum mary of what we have done since tak I ing charge." ) Mr. Leland then stated that the Kan sas Union turned over to me trustees the sum of $15,722.26. The trustees have paid out between February 5 and June 1, $24.S00 in death losses and $7,537.75 for back commis. sions to agents, agents' expenses, clerk hire, rent, supplies and postage. The trustees had in bank on June 15. $99. OSS. 81. Owing to pressure of other business Mr. Leland says that the drafts which have been received during the present week have not been de. posited, and that when this is done the cash on hand will amount to consider ably over Jinn.noo. "A small portion of this Is loans which have been paid in." said Mr. Iceland, ' hut thi source only amounts to a few thou sands dollars." A former Kansas Mutual official taks issue with Mr. Poland's statement. He says that over $: in . ra o of the Jim.ixirt has been paid on matured loans. He also as serts that the expense of conducting the business by the trustees will be found to have been much greater than when the company was operated by the old officers. LOW AT THE IIEL i He Is Elected President of the Fair Association. The Work of Preparation Goes Steadily On. WILL SELL 310 RE STOCK Association to Dispose of About 5,000 Worth. Guarantee Fund and Premium Lists to He Made Up. Wednesday night's meeting of the Kansas Exposition company directors for the election of officers and trans action of business was of short dura tion. A few minutes' discussion of gen eral matters concerning the proposed fair followed the election and the meet ing adjourned. A meeting of the ex ecutive committee has been called for Friday at S p. m. This will be an im portant meeting. The directors will go into the details of preparations for the fair. C. H. Samson has an interesting col lection of catalogues of other stale fairs. By the side of some of these booklets Topeka's announcement looks extremely shabby. So far Topeka has issued only a small folder of racing an nouncements. The real work of preparation for the fair is in the hands of the executive committee, which will hold its first meeting Friday evening. One of the first things will be the preparation of the premium list. The supervision ot the various departments of the fair will be delegated to committees which will be put actively at work at once. The election of officers of the expo sition company followed the swearing in of the newly elected members of ths board of directors. F. H. Foster acted as chairman for the election. The offi cers chosen for the ensuing year are as follows: M. A. Low, president; T. J. Anderson, first vice president; T. P. Ba bst, ot Iover, second vice president, O. H. Samson, secretary and treas urer. Mr. Low then named the follow ing executive committee: i. F. Panhey. G. C. Pritchard, II. A. Heath, F. H. Foster, and J. J. O'Rourke. Frank H. Foster proposed the sale of the remainder of the capital stock. 297 shares which now remain in the treas ury, to persons living outside Shawnee county. Of the 600 shares, of which the capital stock is composed, 3o3 were sold a year ago, most of it going to Topeka people. 11. A. Heath, who has under taken the saie of the remainder of the ptook. said: "I am of the opinion that it will be a comparatively-etsy matter to dispose of the stock among the friends of the To peka fair out through the state. Last year a number of the men who exhibited live stock here signified tiieir willing ness to take stock because they were desirous of helping .the enterprise. I shall be very glad to undertake the work of disposing of this stock. Much of it can be done by correspondence." This stock is valued at 25 per share and it is believed that the sale of $5.0') worth of it will be comparatively easy. From last year's fair, which was given under heavy expense, there remains in the treasury $1.266 18. As it is intended to draw upon Topeka people for contri butions to the agricultural display pre mium fund no effort will be made to dis pose of any of this stock in town. Premiums for speiial displays are P: be offeaed by the fair association. Foe the development of this department a special committee has been named. This feature of the state fair will lie worked up along with the agricultural depart ment. It will coyer everything that cannot be included under the head of one of the other recognized departments. No new plans of action or Ideas for the state fair were arrived at or proposed last evening. A report was had from J. J. O'Rourke upon the progress of raising the $5,000 guarantee for racing pre miums. The work of this committee, which is really acting under the direc tie,n of the Commercial club, was sud denly concluded by the recent flood and has not been resumed. Iess than a thousand dollars has been subscribed to this fund hut the committee feels that the completion of its task will not be very difficult. WILL HE COOLER. That Is the Promise of the Weather Bureau. The government forecast sent out to day for Kansas is "Generally fair to night and Friday, except showers to night in extreme east portion. Cooler." Today's corn and wheat region bul letin says: "The weather is partly cloudy and warmer in Kansas this morning, but generally clear in west ern Missouri. Light rain was falling at 7 o'clock this morning at Concordia and Wichita. The temperature has fallen in the eastern districts and risen in the western, with light showers in all the districts but the St. Louis, Louis ville and Indianapolis." The maximum and minimum tem peratures reported from over the stale for the 24 hours ending this morning at 7 o'clock were as follows: Baker, 84, 6; Concordia, 82. 66: Dodge City, 82, 64, Fort Scott, 84, 62; Mucksville. 84, 54: McPherson, SS, 64; Manhattan, SS. 60; Osage City, 82, KO; Sedan. 86. 60; Topeki. S3, 61; Toronto. 88. 58; Wichita. SS. 66. The wind today has been south, hlow ing 16 miles an hour. The hourly tem peratures recorded by the getvernment thermometer today were as follows: 7 o'clock 6S 11 f'clof k 4 8 o'clock 72 I 12 o'clock n 9 o'clock 78 i 1 o'clock 87 30 o'clock 81 i 2 o'clock S3 Wind, 16 miles, from the southwest. REMEMBERED OLD FRIEND. S. M. Husted Sends $10 to John Armstrong. S. M. Husted, of Denver, a former resident of Topeka well known to old settlers, sent $10 to ex-Mayor Parker yesterday to be given to John Arm strong, an old friend of his and one of the founders of Topeka who lost every thing in the North Topeka flood. Mr. Armstrong is as deserving of assist ance as any of the unfortunate North siders. He lost his horse, cow. and all his household goods. His home was at 927 Madison street. Mr. Armstrong came to Topeka in 1854 and was greatly pleased to receive the remembranc from his old comrade, llr. Husted.