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rf LARGEST DAILY tot LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. 10 PAGES ! ! Wi IN KANSAS LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 19, 1903. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. ' CLEVELAND IS SATISFIED, Declares He Has Hat! No Thought of the Presidency Cut Doesn't Say He Would He fuse a Nomination. HAS TAKi: 0 TAUT la the Effort to Bring Forward il is Candidacy. To End His Days in Peace With His Family ileSays Is Now His H ighest As piration. N-w York. June in. Th World today publishes n dispatch from Princeton, N". J., .-pi. .tine ox-President Cltveland s savinc: "Is ! perfectly absurd to suppose for an ins-rant that I have any desire to re enter public life. Nor have I rernotr-iy pi""-I;iki. d the thought Kince 1 l.-.fi V'aPhi!,ei"n, mr tnaa six years apn. j Th nv.itt.r is a? far from my thoughts j a it sf ill when all must admit. : It not within my hearing or sight, j I h:ivo no hither aspiration than to j pass n:y days in peace with my family r.-i:i-1 in, and tak--- no part in politic v ht. !i ,,ny private citiz- n can not tak- Vi'ii th- utmost propri-ty. j 'I have re v. r spoken to anybody on j the -.ibjert of fourth candidacy. I I. iv neVe- wti'ten to a single political friend otie way or the other, nor have I t -it tit on to or spoken to by thm. Thr- is not a political leader of any I p pi it pence en,-l' avoring to advance any irt'io mt-nt to nominate me in tiny stale i-' far as I have been advisi-d, nor do I unti. ipat- that any such effort will be r. oj, .y :,n j. ader, p r pm i ne n t or oh-f- it', in a n y h ality. I lave "ti scv-i.il occasions witiun a year und-tiak-n to perform the labor vow ti usua.iy f.iils to t ho private in to-- i ink.-. but there has not lurk'd vpton mo th-- hope "f any reward save t "ii scioi i-- ni ss of having maile an p or: to assist in bringing about silu tiry ' relititris in the party.'' r.lORROV IN CHARGE. lie U'iil Personally Direct the Charity Work. AT th-3 mthtC of the rli rectors of thr-C)'-v 'iinr'.n" association in The nfi'ic0 f'f K'-v. i . S. M"iTow Thui'S'iay aftr i.' "ii Tlv-jt orKiruzarion iiril- t' uu : rr.-ik3 Th work of l:?triVitiiiiie Tiie r(-i;..-ii!k1-m- o" tV, Tli-f I'viri'l from it:-: l-uiMin hi I'll Kansas avTiU1, I'n-c- r t h-- nv avra neinnt th--- aii'litnr luin h;ts ar-:i'iy hcn ,"lt.hi up. Th o rk of 1 1 : r.5- '"rrinsr t o. -t Yt i n e: a mi f " i n v 1 1 '! i T h 1 to t h'- lia r it i p' j H i rt "ts has b-'n r-nminn- 1. Tv.' nt;. v-n tmplny.--? wnn hav V'.'.m ""M!;w.d nt th a (t.li t or i n m dis 1 1 ( hut i n u ! h-- cnu-is a ni fiiM-Kinu' ovor tK ;t. oi;ni.-'. aii'1 reist T inn of t hv i -i 1 , i r : r pa i -1 off a nil r ; ' i " sr.-'r,!,, y. PC I PT T V V M MTftW of t . - ' ' h. to s' ass-'uiti'in will .issvmt 1 f a I riuirn-1 of th 'listributinn of ! .1 ; ir, l:, fn.l -in-l furniture. JIis two .viMnnts mil hp Prof. H.Y. .Iom-s an.l -.:-. who h-n-p Iw.th aF-sist'-Mi ii 'h-- fli'f vr!-:. 'fh.-- woik iiat has - r r. h ii-i.-.- "f Y. J Pt :t:u ,ifi t-hair-i't.i'-' -f t ho shfli'-r f-r.iTirsuM- - h,is '"'n tain '1 ii-r To Poor i 'nmmis.-ion' y A. .'. ! nueh fhe Commercial club has re : : j : i . ' ' d h a rt ' ve su perdsinn nf t ho -!' v.t.rk it will st iU continue making ; i-"- irs for the rejjef fund. Al' con-ti:-u'i..?-s "t" furniture and clothing i ev-- i hy the Commercial club w ii! ho uvr,' d nwr t., it. owing to th- the do, iv - 'I the .-,rr of iJnviTn'T K-iib-y in I'tnr.i; h i relief commit too j r is h k ly S:if the distrihuMnri of the oioihing re I by him will be commenced too t--- !- h-- of anv value in this locality. '; h"X's con t rdn in g the cor? i r i hu t ions , ; v r- sti'- r--"ii'f fund ar.- still unopen- .it the A'l'litnui!!, an-i. .iudpinir from " -dfcj . a!'1 suftoriris; fr-an mildew. BAILEY WOULD "KNOW. lie Is Collect ins a List of Flood Sufferers. C--" . -rr"T- P'u''.- ha P"t nt- in-itd The ' ' n-.ii'i'Ti'-rs tii ll'Viij .-1 I'M k-'U " '''i -.. . . s. il him a il.' i ijt or in r..-'.l ( (-!r- in tiH'ir l '-spec: iv ''.i!"- .,?' t !i!it )- hns !-'-,':'S'. .I rh- -ii in M'M'i m i ..pi-""- nM r i tor 1 i; " m l'. to 1-, pr.'r.nt ,t i h i n , . . t i ; i - t'' M T.o-O;i of th- Oomniiii.p ;ip point . '': 0'.: . -ti,- ..n. i ; K m s.- t-. p. f fiin It iv t P. i7 o i i;. i p i i- a t ri.'i t it s"me "no 1' l-l''S'Tt who V'moas tpo n. i'iMti in in-- f .t;w, . Ir, ...i.liti,., to the o I r r t ' i :i t;r.M) t;.- tho ,-o..in... ,., ,,,,,,, jss ,,-,n. iits IP.- t'-o.-rnl c-, t , ,n , p ,,. , .,, pr t-T-; r.ipx- o.-i ' n o, j H..f tt). . . , p , . ,-.-, .;i t .. to rtivfle ti,o tim. Is ri".! iiipiilp;- : tt h- rtl" th ) ..i r,f liio I "' t" I.M'ill dist I"!' -Ml o , ; h- ti Will be 1- 'Ph tho ,,.i',! t .mm ,s-i mots o ' r-.M.',;ir w ipeli r,r. p., Pup. ,1 ;n th" r i .iprlo, IP' :tr, S.ii';.' I .i.-kilVm!. ' M. nif! ViP;po5.,, ip.p v siviv. '" '' ou .o.. .!. ft.-rs.-ii. J. h;i-.n. I.rav. p w r", w v , rp.,i... OVER h GMilE OF DICE. Proprietor of an Atchison Sa loon Killed by a Shot. At'HAn. Kan.. .Tope j r. Nick Beirioh. 'i-iini:, atp-p 40 xfRr.. r,,-,,,,t p.t.ir of i ' !: JM IPiPet'n sire. .p w,s shot rind l iip 'o' 'h-o. MeKtnp ,I Kim v.as a-,.-rt h 0" V'..':p..l l.it.f Hi n .x.-hnpip shits M'h -wo fllie.rs. :MT'!,to,l In the so, o.-. At iit Ik -pi'sil MeKini ., . 1 :i 1 it 1 . il tip. pp, iri; an 1 .iid I hey had fn,;(,ht ov i a n.tni.- Of dl. e Weather Indications. Oilmen. June 19. -Forecast for Kan us: Generaiiy fair fonieht and Satur fl v; cooler in west tonight; variable EX HOME TO (500 JL AND. St. Francis Prisoners St t on Two Days' Marco,. Cnodland. Kan., Jutif 13' . M. Brad ley, sheriff of Sherman eoi, ity. br-san to g"t the Utile red jail h'l in readi ngs tor the mining of the nilllonaire rattle kir.tr. rUunccv r w - and his ! v hy asM-;;ater, Clyde v ifon and W. J. Jkliiiiif. who will atrivp here pi'.hpMy Saturday night. The prisoners will he escort f1 here front S' . Francis hy the state militia company, .vhich has been guarding them for the past ten days. The thirty-five miles betu-en here and St. Francis probably wi' consume two days of marobing. The trty will leave St. Francis this morning-. Should such a thing as mob violence be at tempted, the jail here would be easily broken into. It is a small frame build ing onsisting of two rooms. Only (he rear room is the prison. Tn the center of it is a steel cape in which are four bunks. Here the prisoners are locked in at night. Prisoners have been very few In this little jail, and even these have found a way to escape on several occasions. HE ISN'T CRAZY. Sad Case of Aged Louis E. don of North Topeka. Gor- I.ouiF E. Gordon, of North Topeka. S2 yrars ohl, white haired hut wit;i a roi:-! itl. a as to his caphilities, de- hh;.-; that h- vruld rtft he adjudgpd insanj in ihj pi'i.jhat (outt and ho was not. (Inui'in was arif'Stncl last night chare; rd with hping infant', lie was t.iKn lo the county jail and lacked up over night. This niojnint; he was conducted to tho probate court room to be tried. Dr. H. C Miner and X. A. Hyder vrre ta bp Thj ommission in lunacy and r. A. A. 1,'aub the examining physician. Mr. (ioidoa nt oik e announced to the c urt that h knew a thing or two ana that lie did not intend to he railroaded imo an insane asylum. Hp demanded th it a iawye-r be appointed to handle his case. Probate Judge Hay den rtlmma gi around and found C. A. Magiw. who was trying joint cases in tht- fliiii-'t court room. Magaw was willing, dur ing tha1 recess of the disirict inuil, 'o look after an insane case. He was oniy (airly well staited in the ra?e vhn he was called to the district court room and look after the numerous iuniists tinder his charge. Gordon then had to (hanfcp lawyers in the middle of i he tihil. Joseph Heed was called in and he d'-i-idcd at once that he would cl-ir .Mr. Gordon of the charge. I r. Kanb admute i that he couldn't find any insanp tendencies on th part f Gordon V. B. Kistler, son-in-law of (ioidon, testified that lordon's children w ! e all tlofid sufferers and in theu present condition they could not care tor the old man and ma tie arrange ments to send him to Beloit to ?t i with his daughter for a time. When Gordon was about tn b put on th train he rebelled, fa in ted. drew a knife and refused tti sa That was decided by the commission to bp a rational manner tor a man who did not wirh to boa i dn Jaain and be shipped to western Kansas to act. Law yer Kecd informed the commission that Gordon has 1- sons and daughters, t tvj you ngesr bing 3.T years old, n a . i grand children. He went on to explain that Gordon was possessed of 'tne o!d Jashioned idea"' thai his ch-Mrn rr.oull carp for him and do with him exactly as he wished. The commission decided that Gor. ion might cling tn the old-fashioned idea without b( ing insane and that he wa:- sane. BAILEY DOESN'T LIKE IT Governor Thinks Deweys Should Ho Taken Away. Govci.'nn!' Bailey decidedly disapproves of ihe idea of taking Chaunoey ewey and his fellow pusonor. to tioodland and keeping them in tho shcrnvm coun ty jail ponding their trinl next Deeetn lor. Ito thinks that they are in almost ap mtiob danger of being lynched at tloodiand as they would be at St. Fran ' is. as it is not sn tar but the P, ponds of the Berry family could eas ily rid- nver tlvjre. "It looks to me as though it is very unwiso to keep the prisoners there." said the governor today. "If they are to bo taken out of Cheyenne county at all they can just as well he taken to soiti-' county where there will be no dantp r of lynching and where there is n C"nrt jail. 1 understand the jail at Ooodl.iud is only a bttle wor,d n ron ci rn whp h could be easily burned. 1 havo no power to net in the matter exo. pt tn advise, and I have sent a tele-pi-nn prop 'Sting against taking the prison-v to tlnodiand. I shall not keep the nrlilia there any longer, however. I can do that much. 1 was perfectly willing to oidor out the militia to pro toot the prisoners until after their ex ntuipanon, because it seemed necessary. Now there is no reason why the prison ois cannot be taken away to a place of safety and I shall have the militia go home. Th-re is no longer any use tn koi ping them at an expense of a hun dred dollars a day or so to the state. If the sheriff of Sherman county wants to take the risk of keeping the prisoners it wi'l be his lockout." yt is possible that Oeorce M. Bradley, th" sje riff pt Ooodland. may refuse to keep the prisoners when he knows the entire situation. The law provides very stringent penalties for an officer from whom i mob tikes a prisoner. and tlif is realty in reason why Sheriff Brad 1. v should tke upon himself the re sponsibility of keeping the prisoners. NEARLY INCH OF RAIN. The Ground Was Well Soaked Last Night. The government fort cist sent out to day for Kansas was "g-rerally fair to night and Saturday. Cooler i-i west por- 1 tinn toniplit: variable winds. The rain last nieht amounted to , hundr- dths r-r a little over three-fourths of -in inch. It was accompanied by a fj.-rce electrical storm. The wind today has been northwest blowing 11 miles an hour. The hourly temperatures record ed by the government thermometer to div were as follows: 7 'o'clock 64 11 o'clock 7i ft o'clock 67 12 o'clock 79 9 o'clock "0 1 o'clock SI 10 o'clock 72 2 o'clock S4 I Temperatures of Large Cities, i Oiioiia-o. June 19. 7 a. m. tempers -j tutfs: Ne-.v York, fiO ; Boston, ; Phil 1 adelphia. fiO; Washington. 6fi: Chicago, j fit".; Minneapolis, 58; Cincinnati, 60; St. I Louis, CS. TEH KILLED. Passenger Train Going at Kate of 50 Miles au Hour Collides With a Freight on Illi nois Central. BOTH CREWS ARE DEAD A Mail Clerk and Three Tramps Among Victims. Freight Crew Misunderstood Their Orders. Waterloo, la.. June 19. An Illinois Central passenger train which left Omaha at 7:50 last night collided head on with a freight train just west of Raymond, la., this morning. Both en gineers and firemen, a mail ag-ent, three tramps and two passengers were killed. It took four hours to clear the track of the wreckage. THE DEAB. J. R. GRIFFIN, engineer. F. II. STOXEMAN, engineer. D. J. BRANTZ, fireman. J. B. MILLS, fireman. E. R. STICKXEY, of Waterloo. GROOM, mail clerk. Three tramps, unidentified, stealing a ride. One immigrant, unidentified. SERIOUSLY INJURED. Charles Moran, Independence, Kas.: arm broken. George Hum, negro, of Independence; internal. The trains met at a curve. The pas seneer train, which had the right of way, was goins at the rate of 50 miles an hour. The freight crew is said to have misunderstood their orders. NO MONEY FOR MOON. Kansas Mutual Trustees Reject Claim of Former Secretary. At a meeting of the trustees of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance com pany, the claim of John E. Moon, for mer secretary of the company, for the payment of renewal commissions since December 20. 1002, was rejected. It is possible that Mr. Moon will bring suit against the Illinois Life Insurance com pany to try to collect the claim. Cyrus Leland, chairman of the board of trustees says: "Mr. Moon drew over $22,fl0 on renewal commissions, as ue believe contrary to law, and he also drew back pay. We believe on the other hand that Mr. Moon should return to the company several thousand dollrrs which he was not authorized to receive and which he allowed others to draw." The communication which Mr. Moon sent to the trustees, asking for an ad ditional allowance, is as follows: Messrs. Leland, Coie and Hooper, Trus tees. Gentlemen: This will call your atten tion to the fact that I hold a contract made by the directors of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company on June ft, 1891. and a contract supplemental thereto made March 13, 1W. under which I am entitled to a commissii n on the expense portion of each renewal premium collected, and further that I have received no commission under this contract since December 2f, 1902. You will please investigate and ascertain the amount of the expense portion f tha premiums collected since December z, 1902. and make payment of the commis sions thereunder. The commissions ac cruing: under these contracts are pay ; able on the first day of January, April, ! July and October of each year. i Thanking you in advance for this fa vor, which I feel sure you will confer, I am respectfully vours, JOHN. E. MOON, Sec. REFUSE TO STRIKE. Teamsters and Others Decline to Join Waiters in Chicago. Chicago. June 19. The joint board cf hotel, restaurant and saloon employes' unions after an executive session early today sent still another committee to treat with the employers' association. An appeal was first made to the team sters, engineers and firemen to aid them by calling a sympathetic strike that they might make good their threat when peace negotiations were broken off last night that a complete tie-up would result. They were met with a refusal, the only assurance they could secure being that a final effort would be -made by the steam power council to make another effort today to end the strike. THE FINAL LINK To Connect New JTork and Boston by Trolley. New Haven. Conn.. June 19. An or der just handed down by the superior court has made it possible for the final link to be completed in a chain of con necting trolley lines between New York and Boston, a half mile at Westport. Conn., alone excepted. Work on the new line, permission to construct which has been secured, will be started at once. ATTEMPTED MURDER Added to the Woes of a Family of Flood Refugees. St. LcmiF. June 19. "Lying: unconscious and with gapinar wounds in their heads, Mrs. Sam Raily and her son Gus and daughter Eliza, were found early today aIon,T; the trnrks of the Rig Four rail road nrar East Alton, III. Apparently an atteniDt to murder them had been made and it is believed they can not recover. The assailant or reason for the probable whole?? le murder is nt known. The victims are in very hum ble circumstances, having: been driven from their home in the river bottoms near East Alton by the flood. WITH A HANDSOMER MAN. Young Woman Near Cummings Finds New Sweetheart. Atchison. Kan., June 19. Miss Janey Croshy, 20 years old. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Crosby, who live tn the Bilder back farm, a mile west of Cummings, dis appeared last Monday night and nothing has ben heard from her shice. Hpr par ents found a note in her room saying they would never see her acain. the had late ly been visiting in Missouri and had re turned only a lw days before. The Cros bys are excellent people and there is grat excitement over the disappea: a nee of tne girl The Crosbys are Baptists and Miss Crosby wa? to have, been married in tne fall to a young man namM Baker, wh.i lives in western Kansas. Th 71 girl had no trouble at home ami no trouble in her love affair with Baker, so far as the neighbors know. Most of the Cummings people be lieve that during her visit in Missouri she formed an attachment which has drawn her there. CRISIS If TURKEY Kepo rt of Sultan's Abdication Has Gained Currency. Belgrade, June 19. Leaflets are being sold on the rtreets today containing re ports hinting in mysterious language at a political crisis at Constantinople and the abdication of the sultan. The source of the reports is not given and well in formed circles discredit them but they have created much excitement in Bel grade. London, June 19. The foreign office here has heard nothing of any trouble at Constantinople. One dispatch which was filed at Con stantinople at 4:05 this afternoon not only does not mention any trouble there, but announces the departure of H. B. Smith, president of the council of the administration of the Ottoman public debt for London to attend a meeting of the Ottoman bondholders. New York. June 19. A news agency j renorted today that there had been revolt at Constantinople and that tb.9 sultan had abdicated. WHO IS GUILTY? Perplexing Question About Eva sion of Prohibitory Law. A new method of evading the prohibi tory law has been called to the attorney general's department, and an opinion has been called for as to whether it constitutes a violation of the law, and if so, who is fhe guilty party. It is being operated in counties in which the joints have been absolutely closed with in the last few months and w nere even the Kansas Utopian lpdges have been driven out. In these people who want to drink have either to choose between having their liquor shipped in or going dry, and as comparatively few wiU . go to the trouble of ordering tnir drinks, in ad vance by express, the result is a great falling off in the resumption. The liquor men are now trying to an ovmc business which shall be conducted bv an agent so as to give a thirsty Individual a drink just wnen he wants it and allowing him to pay tor it at the time. To do this the following plan has been evolved: A is a liquor dealer in Kansas City. He ships to some Kansas town by ex press, consigned to himself, a number of packages of liquor, varying from a flask of whisky to a case of beer, dif ferent packages containing different "mounts and different liquors. B is the agent of this dealer in the town. A sends to B a number of orders, signed by himself as consignee, for the de livery of the packages, hut. the place for the name of the party to whom the delivery is to be made is left va cant. C is a thirsty individual who wants something to drink. He goes to B and states his wants. There are at the expressoffice all sorts and quantities of liquor and C can have his pick of them. He pays B the required price, and B fills his name in one of the blank orders, signed by A as consignee, anei C goes to the express office with his order and receives his package. The question presented to the attor ney general's department is. Does this constitute an offense against the pro hibitory law, and if so. who commits it? There is no doubt but a sale takes place. It comes into the state as the property of A. and belongs to him while waiting at the express office. The own ership is changed to C by the payment of the purchase by him and giving him an order by B. It is held that while rt never has the liquor in his immediate possession, he still has virtual control of it, and practically acts in the same ca pacity as a bartender, and Assistant At torney General Close believes that B is the guilty party. This will d'-'Ubtless furnish another problem for the courts to wrestle with, just as the Kansas Ttopian lodge ques tion did. Hy the time this plan is knocked out some ingenious jointist w ill devise another. HOW ABOUT WHEAT. Secretary Cohurn Will Know in a Few Days. It will not be very long now until we know something absolutely definite about the real state of the year's wheat crop. Many men are of many minds concerning: it, but when the consensu of the opinions of from 25 to 40 experi enced men in each countr is taken it will be a pretty safe indication of tho real condition. The state department of agriculture, under the direction of Secretary Co-burn-, has called for a crop report, to be made as nearly as possihle as con ditions are on Thursday, June IS. which was yesterday. The call was sent out several days ago. with the blanks on which to send in the information, to the correspondents of the state hoard of ag riculture all over the state. The re plies will be in within a few days and the report will probahly be compiled some time the coming week. The renort will be an extremely ex haustive one. and as Secretary Co burn's rriorts ha e a reputation of be ing extremely accurate, it will be one which cr.n be relied upon. It will in clude not on1: data about wheat con ditions, but a!co corn, t ye. forage, po tatoes and other crops. Coming as it does &ftcr the flood, it will doubtless give information as to the corn crop and acrefce 'whToh will be of great value. Special inouir:- will be made, too, as to the Kaw- valley potato crop. It i reported that the potato crop, which is one of the most valuable products of the lower Kaw valley, has ben almost entirely destroyed. Special information will be sousht on this point. NO VERDICT. Jury in the Jett Case Fails to Reach Agreement. The Court Finds It Necessary to Discharge the Panel. ONE MAN HELD OUT. Probably All That Stood in Way of Acquittal. Another Trial Has, 1'een Made lneyitable. Jackson, Ky., June 19. At 8 o'clock the jury filed into the court room, and Forfnian Richard Millard said: "Your honor, we find there is no chance of coming; to an agreement." Judge Redwine paid: "I will have to keep you gentlemen together until Sat urday night unless you get a verdict sooner. There is no reason why a ver dict should not be reached in this case." , Foreman Millard said: "One man has as much right to his opinion as another, and he may stick to it." It was believed from this that there was only one man between the verdict of guilty or not guilty, and it was con ceded that only one juror was then for conviction, and it was said that the question of punishment had not been considered at all. Later the jury again reported it was unable to agree, and shortly after 9 o'clock it was dis- i charged, so there will be another trial. tne dominant faction evidently ex- pected acquittal this morning, but there was at least one juror who would not so reort. Judge Redwine ha decided to trans fer the Jett-White case to Cynthiana for the next trial. MAY HE ANOTHER JUDGE. Frankfort, Ky., June 19. Governor Beckham was asked on the receipt of the news from Jackson what he would do, if anything, in the matter of a trial. He said: "I can not at this time say what I will do. I must refuse to make any statement at this time." It was learned here that Judge Red wine had agreed now to try the cases at Cynthina, hut it is thought the gover nor will insist on somp other trial judge. TO REPORT TO GOVERNOR. Lexington. Ky., June 19. State In spector Hints went to Frankfort today, returning from his investigations of trie conditions at Jackson. He will make Ids report to the governor today. He has the name of the man who went to iCwen and offered him $r.000 to testify before the trial court so that Jett would be mentioned as the murder of Maorum. Ewen told Judge Hines also the names of the men who were secreted in a closet and heard the conversation. They were seen by Judge Hines and cor Iroborated Ewen s statements. WON'T-SAY A WORD. Senator Sullivan Refuses to Testify Before Grand Jury. St. Louis, Mo.. June 19 State Senator William P. Sullivan, from Christian county, refused to answer all questions put to him by Circuit Attorney Folk before the grand jury today. His re fusal was on the ground that his an swer might incriminate him. Sullivan was called before the grand jury in connection with the alum scandal and was asked to tell what he knew about the distributing of boodle. He was nut pressed to answer the q-uestions after his refusal to reply to them. Other witnesses today were Louis E. Snow and James Waterworth. lire insurance underwriters of St. Louis. They are understood to have been called to give testimony regarding a demand by mem bers of the legislature at the session of 1901 for S 10.000 to defeat pending insur ance legislation. VALLEY F0RGEDAY. Evacuation Is Commemorated by a Patriotic Celebration. Philadelphia. Pa.. June 19. The 125th anniversary of tiie evacuation of Valley Forge hy the Continental army was rommemorated today by a patriotic celehration in which hundreds partici pated under the auspices of the Valley Eorge anniversary association. The formal portion of the exercises be gan at 10 o'clock with Archbishop Ryan of Philadelphia presiding. Bishop Cy rus D. Foss, of the Methodist church has offered the invocation and the Rev. J. W. Sayres conducted a responsive reading. Apart from the general celebration was the laying of the corner stone of a me morial chapel on the road from Valley Forge to Port Kennedy. Plshop Whit taker of the Prtestant Episcopal church officiated. FORMAL DEMAND. Japan Takes Lead in Calling for Open Chinese Ports. Yokohama, June 19. The Japanese minister at Pekin yesterday filed a for mal demand on the Chinese foreign of fice for the opening of Mukkden and Tai Ting Chou to foreign trade. The Chinese officials replied that circum stances were not favorable to the open ins of the cities mentioned. The American and British representa tives are supporting Japan's demands. Minister Conger is also demanding the opening of Harbine. Manchuria. Charter Member of Union League New York. June 19 Alfred Miller Hoyt. one cf the 32. survivors of ibe original membe-rs of the Fnion league, is dead from l)e,irt trouble. He wps prominently inter ested in many large financial institutions. The President's Outing. Washington. June 19. The president will leave Washington at 10 a. m. on Satur day, the it!i inst., on a special train over the Pennsylvania railroad for his sumner home at Oyster Bay, arriving at 4;4a ihat afternoon. DISCUSS BRIDGE PLANS. Special Session of Wyandotte County Commissioners Is Held. Kansas City. Mo.. June 19. The exec utive committee of the Kansas City, Kans., relief committee, at its meeting this morning, asked Mayor T. R. Gil bert to appoint a committee of five citi zens to meet with the Wyandotte coun ty commissioners and confer with them as to the most practical and economical plan of rebuilding in a substantial man ner the Kavv river bridges which were swept away by the flood. The mayor will appoint the committee before the meet ing of the county commissioners this af ternoon. It is understood that estimates will be made on the cost of rebuilding the bridges at James street, Kansas avenue, Twelfth street and at Argentine and Turner for the purpose of determining as accurately as possible how much money will lie needed. The question as to whether the street railway company, the water works com pany and the gas company shall have the joint use of the bridges by paying a proportional share of the cost will be an after consideration. The Mercantile club in Kansas City, Kas., will hold a special meeting to morrow evening to discuss matters per taining to the special session of theieg islature so far as Wyandotte county is involved. There is a general feeling among the people on the Kansas side that the new bridges should he made substantial and built above the high water mark of 1903. With proper management it is believed the cost will be less than one-half mil lion dollars, although some people are advocating a bond issue somewhat above that sum. TOUCHED A LIVE WIRE. Electrical Expert From Ger many Was Killed Instantly. Philadelphia, June 19. Otto Thornert, an electrical expert from Germany, was instantly killed by touching a live wire while inspecting a new switch board for the Germantown Electric Light company. Thornert had been in America only a few weeks. He was formerly assistant supervisor of the electric light system of Berlin and was an authority on elec trical construction. Thornert was making the final adjust ment of the switch when the accident occurred. It is supposed his hand came in contact with a switch sending 2,500 volts through his hody. SHERIFF HAS IT. Seizes the Cruiser Chattanooga for a Debt. New York, June 19. The cruiser Chattanooga, which is nearing comple tion at the Elizabethport yards of the Crescent ship yards company, is in pos session of Sheriff Coriell of Union coun tl, N. J., who took possession on a writ of seizure granted by the supreme court of New Jersey to the Babcock k Wil cox company, makers of boilers. The company delivered six boilers to the Chattanooga at the contract price of IfiO.OOO. Treasurer Ward asserts that the company had paid two-thirds of the price in accordance with the contract, but that the Babcock & Wilcox company has been unable to get the balance. The manager of the yard claims the levy grows ont of a misunderstanding. BEAT OFF A LUNATIC. Woman 75 Years Old Has an Exciting Combat. New York. June 19.-Mrs. Nancy Rose, the oldest lighthouse keeper in the United States, is the heroine of a com- bat in the historic lighthouse at Stoney Point on the Hudson, in which she was pitted, single handed, against a lunatic, Armed only with a poker, the woman,' who is 75 years of age, and has attend ed the light half a century, bravely stood her ground and drove back her assail ant. The man who made the attack is j an Italian. He climbed into the tower and exclaiming that the light must be j torn down, started to demolish things. Mrs. Rose seized a poker and belabored him. He stood the rain of blows a mo ment and then fled, locking the door as he went. The old lady sounded the fog bell and secured aid. The Italian was locked up. CABLE REVOLVER SHOOT. Proposed Match Retween French and American Amateurs. New York. June 19. It is altogether likely that the proposed cable revolver match between the United States and France will be held June 30, says a Herald dispatch from Paris. The conditions already agreed upon are as follows: Fifteen competitors, amateurs only, on each side, with five substitutes to shoot at American standard targets with any make of arm, at a distance of 50 yards, and at whatever place the shooter may choose, but in presence of a delegate appointed by the National Revolver Association of America or the Union Des Societes De Tir De Prance. Ten series of six balls each are to be completed by each member. Eighteen trial shots on a separate target will be allowed. The general rules will be the same as governed the contest of 1900. when the Americans wen by HI points. J. A. Dif'z, Jr.. making the highest score. The names of the marksmen on both sides must be made known on or before June 2S. IN FEAR OF FLOOD. People of Albuquerque Are in Constant Terror. Albuquerque. N. M.. June 19. The pe0 pie of this city are living in conptnnt fear of being overwhelmed by the flood from :ne Rio Grande. The breaks in the dvke and the Alameda acequia. ten miles above the city, sent down a tremendous volume of water against the lieht foot acequia embankment a mile above the city. The water was near the top of the em bankment when the alarm was ppven and several hundred citizens rushed to the acequia and began the work ot strengthen ing it with sacks of sand. They worked throughout the night and managed to pre vent the flood waters coming down upon the city. HEED 28,000 1.1E1 Mr. Geron's Figures KeTised Up to Date. liig Problem NowConfronts Kan sas Wheat Farmer. MUST LOOK TO EAST. There Are Not Enough 3ien In the West. Harvest Hands to Be Dirided Among 29 Counties. T. B. Gerow, director of the state free employment bureau, has received final estimates as to the number of outside harvest hands to be needed this year. Already the harvest has comment e l along the southern border of the state, so these estimates will stand. The total number now toots up to 2S.100. It is difficult to understand how great an army this is. If it were possible tp secure this great army and all were t go to the wheat belt on the trains, they would till 469 cars, counting 60 men t J a car, which would crowd them. Fif teen coaches make an extremely long train, especially when loaded with i men each, yet with trains that long it would require 31 trains to carry tl.-i men and the last train would have 13 coaches in it. Barton county alone would take five suidi trains, except that the last one would have 13 coaches instead of 1j. Just think of five long special tr-iina running into Great Bend carrying no body but harvest hands a suing of coaches more than half a mile long an 1 each loaded to the guard rails with, hands! Ellis county, away out on the western edge of the wheat belt, will re- quire half that many. These figures give some slicht idet of what the demand for harvest hands, in Kansas really is this 5 ear. It can also be seen that it will be extremep difficult, m tact impossible t' r-ecuie ad that have meen asked lor. Just iw' the ruilioads art using thousands ot ..r, in ,,.rfir:r.a- oa 111:1 Be to their tracks 1 by 'the (tonus. Other iadust- 1. s are us i ing thousands more, but these latter 1T..1V be in belter sru;e within a 'S ! or two This means that the home su; ' ply of extra laboiers is rUready enip'-oy- ed and that the harvest h inds must come from the east. While the harvest bus already commenced ir, the snutneni ! counties tiie full pressure tor hands wi.l i not come for about two or th res weeks. ; -t that time the men will still be em 1 ruoved in the south, but the harvest will also have extended all over lha : state The demand for threshers will j also have commenced by that time in ilia j south. . - Director Gerow is now looking to r. ! Louis and Chicago and points east t.j send hands to the harvest fields. Hi lhas received promises from the tree -,wm.nt agents in tilose cities to Wl.l'l".' in. .....ihl.i .i,-l in the matter as i.n i.- 1-. " j .,- v,o is tnkinsr the uue.-tion OL rates un with the railroad ompames. The only harvest rate made so tar to a only east of the Missouri rivr wai to a"np!y on the first and thin l ues davs" of June, but these dates ha-o already passed, and the floods put tlu rates out of force. Now- Director Uero.v has askeii the railroads to grant a, harvest rate of one cent a mile from St Louis and Chicago. He has written to W. B. Townsfnd, general passeng-r agent of the Missouri Pacific, at sc. Louis, asking him ao take the matter up and also to John Sebastian, e-neral traffic manager of the Rock Island, ask ing him to take it up with the Western ... 1,;.-, This rule ha.4 ; '-".' " ordered from Missou-i i : ,s" to tll wheat belt. b'-g:nii:n i tune 95 and continuing to July 10. ! The railroads are greatly interest?! i in saving the wheat crop, bec ause it j mea ns increased irainac" tor rri-m i.i !all directions. They will not only naui 'the wheat and flour out of the state. but they will also haul agricultural im plement's and other things needed by i the farmer into the state. The 2S.120 men asked for by tne wne-i 'belt will be divided among j counties. 'The final estimates of the number of County Requnl. Barton -M" Ellis Ellsworth Edwards ""4I Harper l."- Harvey b" Kingman 1.2'"1 Lincoln Mitchell 5oO Ness 1.3"'" Osborne " Ottawa l,v Pawnee 1.5 Phillips -"' Pratt l.T"'i Rice 1.05.1 Reno 1.5'i Rooks ';" Russell o.) Rush 2.r-i Smith 1'ii Sedgwick SoO Stafford 1.5.-1 Sumner lpi'V! Trego !" Lane 250 Cloud " Clay 71 Dickinson 15'1 Total ;s,U0 FELL OUT OF A WINDOW. Four Year Old Grant Ruttsr is an Un lucky Youngster. Kour-year-old Grant Rutter, who" family lives upstairs over a restaurant at 219 West Sixth street, fell from a Sfrond story window to the ground Thursday afternoon, receiving t'.vo bad cuts on the top of his head. Th ia 1 fell into what is hardly more th-ip. a crack between the building in which he lives and a grocery building nst to ir. The space is so narrow that had h" bren rendered insensible it v.ouM have: been almost Impossible for an older person to have rescued him. Th" hoy walked out. Last year, wh-n living ir Kansas City, he fell from a third story v. indow and escaped without eriou:; in jury, so that a fall from the second story is an unimportant event to him. Fitzsimmons to Marry Again. Chicago. June 19. Bob Fitzsimmons an nounces his engagement to Julia triftor.l. prima donna of the "when Johnny Conr a Marching Home" company, fche is a ilii neapoiis tail.