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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, August 20, 1904, Last Edition, Image 1

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State School Fund Commission
ers Force Questionable Deal.
Bonds Purchased by Which
State Lost $32,000.
Kecords Locked Up and Great
est Secrecy ObserTed.
L'ridence of a Conspiracy by
State Officers.
Comanche County Brought to
Standard by State Assessors.
Coleman Then Kuies That This
Is Basis to Be Taten.
Auditor Wells Forced to Kegis
ter Bonds at Bead of Night.
Appearances indicate that a conspir
acy has been formed by which the
school fund has been looted, and the
facts point towards certain state offi
cials as among the conspirators.
This alleged conspiracy was consum
mated last week in the purchase of
$123,000 of Comanche county bonds which
were purchased at par, but which would
have brought only 671-. cents on the
dollar on the open market.
The deal was put through with the
utmost secrecy. Every effort was made
to hide it from becoming known out
side of the circles of those interested
and those who had to be informed of
it because of their "official positions.
Strong pressure was brought to bear
on State Auditor Wells to compel him
to register the bonds, and then to keep
it a secret and refuse permission to the
State Journal to see the records of his
office. The very manner in which the
deal was carried through indicatesthat
the perpetrators of it realized that it
could not be Justified.
Those who put the deal through were:
J. R. Burrow, secretary of state.
I. L. Dayhoft", superintendent of pub
lic instruction.
C. C. Coleman, attorney general.
T. T. Kelly, state treasurer.
A. A. Godard, ex-attorney general.
ilr. Godard's services were utilized as
the broker in the deal. It was neces
sarj' to have some outside party to car
ry it through, and it was done in his
name. He was the supposed owner of
the bonds, and the records doubtless
show that they were purchased from
him. It was concerning this deal that
the State Journal wished to see the rec
ords in the office of State Superintend
ent Dayhoft, which Mr. Dayhoft flatly
refused Thursday.
By the manipulation of this deal the
state school fund will be cheated out of
J32.620 in interest during the next 16
years, and Mr. Godard will receive, or it
will be issued to him at least, JS.000 as
a 'commission," besides whatever pro
fit there may have been on the bonds
themselves. Besides this the state
school fund is loaded with $123,000
orth of bonds of doubtful value.
How the Deal Was Done.
In order to carry the deal through it
was necessary for the state board of
equalization, of which Kelly and Bur
row are two of the members, to raise
the assessed valuation of Comanche
county from $632,508, the valuation as
returned by the county clerk, to $1,
041,771. The law says that the total in
debtedness of a county shall not exceed
lo per cent of assessed valuation of the
county. Prior to the last legislature the
limit was 10 per cent, but the las leg
islature raised to 15 per cent. The
bonded indebtedness of Comanche
county is $156,000, so that it was nec
essary that the records should show
the assessed valuation to be at least
$1,040,000. The assessments made by the
township assessors dia not make this
showing, so the state board of equali
zation arbitrarily raised the assessed
valuation on the state auditor's books
to make up the deficit. This was by far
the greatest proportionate raise made
In the state.
It has always been the rule in the
state auditor's office to consider the
return made by the county clerks as
the basis of valuation on which bonds
may be purchased, as the equalization
made by the state board has reference
only to state taxes, in order to equalize
the state taxes among the counties. It
was therefore necessary for Attorney
General Coleman to make a new rule,
that the basis of valuation on which
bonds may be bought shall be the valu
ation fixed by the Board of Equaliza
tion. This he did and the combined in
fluence of Coleman. Burrow, Kelly and
Godard was brought to bear on State
Auditor Wells to compel him to regis
ter the bonds under that ruling.
All of this, in addition to the actual
purchase and registration of the bonds,
was done with the utmost secrecy.
Tlie Conspiracy Begins.
The original bonds with which the
conspiracy was begun were held in the
east. A year or two ago the owners
commissioned the firm of Kelly & Kelly,
composed H. B. Kelly and his son,
well known Topeka bond brokers, to
sell them. Mr. Kelly says they offered
them all over the country, and the very
best offer they could get on the bonds
was 90 cents on the dollar. They were
six per cent bonds, running until 1920.
They were issued on a compromise to
refund some old bonds, the legality of
which was disputed by the county and
which were in litigation for a long
Several months ago. according to H.
B. Kelly. Mr. Godard went to him arid
suggested that he might be valuable
In assisting in the sale of any bonds
he might have to sell to the state
school fund. Some time last spring
Mr. Kelly thought he would have Mr.
Godard offer these Comanche county
bonds to the state, and he accordingly
wrote out a description of the bonds,
showing how long they will run, what
interest they bore, and all about them,
and mailed it to Mr. Godard to offer
to the state school fund commission,
composed of Secretary of State Bur
row, Superintendent Dayhoff, and At-(
torney General Coleman. Mr. Kelly
savs he heard nothing from Mr. God
ard about the matter for several
days, and at length he called him up
by telephone and asked mm aDout it.
Mr. Godard replied that he diet not be
lieve he could sell the bonds, but to
let the matter rest for a while in his
Two or three weeks later, Mr. II
B. Kelly says. State Treasurer T. T.
Kelly telephoned for him to come to
the state house and asked him if he
had some Comanche county bonds fo
sale. Mr. H. B. Kelly replied that he
had. Treasurer Kelly said he thought
if they were placed in the hands of
Mr. Godard the latter couia sen tnem
to the school fund commission. Treas
urer Kelly added that Mr. Godard
was looking for the owner of the
bonds and had been to tne state
treasury for help in locating them.
This made H. B. Kelly suspicious
that there was a scheme on to freeze
him out of the sale of the bonds, and
he concluded to try to sell the bonds
himself. He asserts that he sent
written offers to each of the three
members of the school fund commis
sion, offering the bonds to the state so
as to net the state 6 per cent, interest
until they fall due in 1920. He says
the same offer was also made to At
torney General Coleman in person
There is therefore no doubt that
each member of the commission
knew those bonds could be purchased
to bring the state school fund 6 per
cent, interest, wmcn, if they had been
good bonds and could have been pur
chased within the law, would have
been an exceedingly profitable invest
ment ror tne state.
But there was no rakeoff in that kind
of a deal, and Mr. H. B. Kelly says
he heard nothing from his offer.
Securing the RakeofT.
But the owners of the bonds were lo
cated without any aid from H. R.
Kelly. tne State Journal does not
know how this was done. It could be
accomplished through the state's fiscal
agency in New York by the officials
who have dealings with the fiscal agen
cy. Having once located the bonds and
made sure that he could get them. Mr,
Godard went to Comanche county and
offered to refund the bbnds at a lower
rate of interest. After some dickering
with the county commissioners, he ar
ranged to refund the bonds at 4 per
cent interest, for which the county
agreed to pay him a commission of $S,-
000. That $8,000 would represent the
profit in the deal provided Mr. Godard
had paid par for the bonds, as he also
sold them at par. The State Journal
does not know how much Mr. Godard
paid for the 6 per cent bonds, but it is
known that they were a drug on the
market at far below par.
The State Loses $32,520.
It is very apparent that the state
school fund commission went into a
deal to reduce the interest on these
6nds from 6 per cent to 4H per cent
for the purpose of enabling Mr. Godard
ostensibly to make $8,000. It cost
the state school fund $32,520 in interest.
In other words, the school fund com
mission deprived the state school fund
of that amount in order to give Mr.
Godard JS.0P0. If the bonds re gilt-
edged and there had been nothing
crooked or irregular In their actual pur
chase, this in itself would hve been a
crime against the school children .Of the
The commission might have pur
chased the six per cent bonds from H.
B. Kelly, which would have netted ln3
state six per cent on $123,000 for sixteen
years. This would have amounted to
$120.0SO inter estjn that time. But they
actually did buy them from A. A. God
ard, after he had refunded them at
4 per ce-it. This will give the state
$Si,560 interest in the sixteen years,
or a loss of $32,520. The new bonds are
issued for thirty years, so that the
state's money will be tied up for four
teen years longer than the sixteen
years, at 4' per cent. In sixteen years
from now money may be worth only
4 per cent and it may be worth more.
It is not likely to be worth less.
How the Deal Progressed.
The new bonds were issued under
date of July 1, 1904. About the time
they were Issued the State Journal first
got information that the deal was on
A State Jouri.al representative went, to
I. H. Cole, who was bond clerk at that
time, and requested that if any Co
manche county bonds came in for reg
istration, or were presented for regis
tration in the school fund, the infor
mation be given to the State Journal.
Mr. Cole said no such bonds had been
registered there and he had never
heard of them. He said if such bonds
came in he would inform the State
Journal reporter.
Later another inquiry was made, and
Mr. Cole then stated that some of th
other state officials had been makin
considerable trouble because of infor
mation that had got out through the
records or the auditors office, ana as
he was only a clerk and not in authori
ty he asked to be relieved of his agree
ment to give any information
should any Comanche coun
ty bonds come into the audi
tor's office.
The State Journal representative
then went to Assistant Auditor Nation
as Auditor Wells himself was out of
town. To Mr. Nation was explained
the proposed deal. He said that no
such deal would get by him if the
bonds were checked up to him for
registration. He said he wou!d not
egister them except on a written
opinion rrom Attorney General Cole
man that the bonds could be pur
chased on the valuation fixed 9y the
state board of equalization.
Later Mr. Nation asserted that the
bonds would never be checked up to
the auditor's office." Mr. Nation said
this very confidently. It is supposed
that he had been "sounded" on the
propfcsltlon of registering the bonds
and had given the conspirators to
understand that it would do no good
to present them.
"Laid Down" on Wells.
But Mr. Nation went off on a vaca
tion" about two weeks ago and Auditor
Wells himself was in Topeka. This was
the chance those interested in the bond
deal were waiting for. A large amount
of money was tied up in the bonds and
they evidently had to get it out. It is
believed that Auditor Wells asked them
to wait at least till after election before
carrying through the deal, but a hun
dred thousand dollars or thereabouts is
a big amount of money to have tied up
in bonds, and it was necessary to get it
Ever since the State Journal exposed
Secretary of State Burrow's Smifh Cen
ter bond deal, and later the attempted
Dodge City deal, and still later the
facts concernir State Treasurer Kel
ly's arrangements .with a number of
county treasurers whereby they should
keep their state taxes in their local
banks instead of sending them to the
state treasury when due, although the
law says it is a felony on the part of
the county treasurers to do thrs ever
since these various transactions have
been exposed by the State Journal,
Treasurer Kelly. Secretary of State
Burrow and others have been making
a great fuss about Auditor Wells' aJ-
(Continued on Page Six.)
Russian Warships Must Quit
Harbor of Shanghai.
Peremptory Orders from Kepre
sentatire of China.
Was Sufficient to Cause the Be
cisire Action.
Japanese Reported Repulsed in
Port Arthur Assault.
Shanghai, Aug. 20. The Russian
torpedo boat destroyer Grozovoi has
been ordered to stop repairing and
either to leave this harbor at once or
to disarm. The Russian cruiser Askold
must leave here Monday at noon
These orders were issued by the taotai
of Shanghai. It Is believed in offi
cial circles that both warships will
The taotai notified the Russian con
sul general here that if his orders for
the two vessels to leave port or dis
arm were not at once obeyed the
Chinese government would effect the
disarmament of the ships and that
their crews would be held in custody
until the termination of the war.
Permission to repair the boilers of
the Askold was refused. The taotai
contends that the Askold came into
port with two engines and two sets of
boilers in operation and that she must
leave port in the same condition. The
change in the date set for the depart
ure of the Russian ships, it being pre
viously announced that the Askold
would be permitted to remain at
Shanghai until next Tuesday, is due
to an intimation from Japan that
China was siding with Russia and that
China's responsibility in the matter
was serious. China disclaimed re
sponsibility if Russia failed to ob
serve her neutrality.
The consul general here declares
that the Grozovoi and Askold are sea
worthy and that they have been gain
ing time to repair to their full fight
ing capacity.
Japanese Repulse Reported.
Chefoo, Aug. 20. 7:30 p. m. There
Is a rumor current here the source of
which can not be learned, that the
Japanese have been repulsed at Port
Major Hoffman Lands.
Tsingtau, Aug. 20. 4 p. m. -The
Japanese protected cruiser Yaeyama
has Just anchored here and landed
Major Hoffman, the German military
attache, who was at Port Arthur. The
major left the fortress in a junk at
the German emperor's orders. The
Japanese cruiser picked him up 30
miles out and, it is reported, confis
cated his papers. Major Hoffman's
personal baggage was left on the junk.
A Crumb of Comfort.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 20. 12:50 p.
m. The report from Chefoo that the
Russians have driven the Japanese out
of the position at Palichwang (Pa-
lung-Chang?) whence they had been
bombarding the forts of Port Arthur,
was received with considerable grati
fication at the war office, where it was
regarded as evidence that the defend
ers are strong enough to take the of
fensive when the occasion demands.
For this reasdn the war office is not
nclined to credit the reports that the
Japanese have captured forts "No. 3"
and "No. 4," just beyond Nagoushn
hill, five miles northeast of Port Ar
thur. It is admitted that the posses
sion of these forts would render the
situation of the besiegers desperate.
The war office has not official infor
mation from the fortress eolnsr be
yond August 8, 9 and 10, which prob
ably was sent through the captured
Kussian torpedo boat destroyer Rve-
shitelni, although this is not admitted.
This report tells of the desperate
character of the Japanese attacks,
which continued practically without
ntermission torty hours. General
Stoessel's reports of the assaults of
August 14 and 15 are expected at any
Grand Assault in Progress.
Chefoo.Aug. 20. 4 P. M. M. H. Huin.
the Japanese consul eeneral at Tien i
Tsin, who arrived here today on the
British steamer Pe Chi Li and who
had a conversation lasting 40 minutes
with the commander of a Japanese tor
pedo boat destroyer, which overhauled
the steamer oft Liaoti promontory last
night, says that today's battle, which
began at daylight, is directed against
the fortress Itself. It is taking place
along the entire line, and it is Japan's
supreme effort to which the recent bat
tles were but preliminary contests. He
"I firmly believe that you can safely
say that Port Arthur will soon be In
our hands. One after the other of the
outer defenses have been taken by the
Japanese and when the latter had
completed their preparations for the
grand assault General Stoessel was
asked to surrender. He refused. Now
comes the final test."
Novik and Diana Safe.
Mukden, Aug. 20. Confirmation has
been received here of the report that
the Russian cruiser Novik has entered
the harbor of Korsakovsk, island of
Sakhalin and it is announced that the
Russian cruiser Diana, recently sight
ed off Hong Kong has arrived at Sai
gen, caiptal of French Indo China.
Have Bnilt Two Forts.
Chefoo, Aug. 20. 7:35 P. M. Chinese
who left Liao Tie Shan promontory at
o'clock yesterday afternoon have ar
rived here and say the Japanese have
built two forts at Shushiyen. They
confirm previous reports that the Rus
sian warships now at Port Arthur are
in comparatively good condition. They
heard nothing of the sinking of a Rus
sian gun boat off Liaoti Shan promon
tory last Thursday night.
Czar Congratulates Stoessel.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 20. The em
peror has telegraphed Lieutenant Gen
eral Stoessel in command of the mili
tary forces at Port Arthur as follows:
I direct you to congratulate in my
name and on behalf of the whole of
Russia the troops, sailors and inhabi
tants of Port Arthur on the successes
gained in the fighting of July 26, 27
nd 2 8. I am fully convinced of their
absolute readiness to uphold the glory
of our arms by their unbounded bravery-
I warmly thank all.
"May the Most High God bless their
heroic deed which entailed so heavy
saennces and may He protect the
fortress of Port Arthur from the at
tacks of the enemy.
Now 119 Kansas Cities With Over
1,000 Population.
Kansas has 119 cities and towns with
1,000 inhabitants or more, according to
a compilation of the assessors' and
county clerks' official returns for 1904,
just completed by the state board of
agriculture, as against 118 belonging to
such list last year. Ninety-six munici
palities have gained 33,965, Coffeyville
reporting the largest increase, 5,231, fol
lowed by Independence with 4,541, Cha
nute 2,944 and Iola 1,529 in the order
named: 21 others lost 5,880, and two re
main the same as' last year. Empire,
Medicine Lodge and Yale have fallen
below the 1,000 mark. Strong City,
with an increase of 430, has entered the
list, as have Stockton, with a gain of
168, St. John with 33 more and Hanover
with 71 increase. Iola. Chanute, Cof
feyville and Independence each now
have 10,000 or over, and with these ad
ditions there are now 14 cities in the
10,000 class, with a population aggre
gating 275,350, or 17.9 per cent of the
state s total.
The list tnis year shows many
changes, every city or town shifting its
rank with the exceptions of Kansas
City, Topeka, Wichita, Leavenworth,
Manhattan. El Dorado, Minneapolis,
Florence, Kinsley, Pleasanton and La
Cygne. All of these, save Leavenworth
with a loss of 200 and El Dorado which
is tne same, report increases.
The cities having 1,000 or more in
habitants are credited with 73.4 per
cent of the increase for the state and
35 per cent of the state's total popula
The relative rank of the five cities
leading in population in 1903 remains
the same, and Fort Scott and Pittsburg
last year respectively 6th and 7th, have
changed places. Lawrence, 8th last
year, is now 9th;Hutchinson drops from
9th to 11th: Parsons from 10th to 13th
Iola from 11th to 12th: Emporia from
12th to 15th: Ottawa from 13th to 17th
Salina from 14th to 18th; Winfield from
15th to 16th. All of these, however, ex
cept Lawrence, show increases over
tneir 1903 population. Chanute rises
from 16th to 14th; Coffeyville from 17 ch
to 8th, and Independence from 19th to
loth. Some of the other changes are:
cnerryvale is now 24th instead of 29th
Rosedale 28th instead of 84th: Neo-
desna 35th instead of 44th; Humboldt
46th. instead of 63rd; Frontenac 55th in
stead of 64th; Gas City goes upward
from 78th to 68th; Caney 87th to 62nd
and La Harpe 88th to 47th. Holton
descends from 28th to 33rd; Herington
45th to 51st and Ellis 94th to 105th.
Strong City, one of the additions to the
list this year, ranks 9th.
Batchers and -Grocers- Won't Go on
, Their Outing." i
The Grocers and Butchers' picnic,
which was to have been held at Eu
reka Lake on August 24, has been
called off, owing to the fact that the
Union Pacific railroad on Thursday
announced that it would be unable to
furnish more than ten or twelve
coaches on that date, while at least
thirty would have been needed..
the Grocers association held a
meeting last night and decided on a
postponement of the picnic, until some
date close to September 1. Definite
arrangements will be made with the
railroad to have cars ready at that
time. A special fare of $1 for the
round trip will be charged.
It was also decided to refund the
money to all persons who have already
bought tickets to make the trip. Sec
retary Hutchinson has charge of that.
Is Made Against United States District
Attorney Marks.
Washington, Aug. 20. An anony
mous letter was received today by As
sistant United States District Attorney
Joel M. Marks, threatening the fed
eral officer and those connected with
him with death if the prosecution and
arrest of Italians for alleged naturali
zation frauds did not cease. Mr. Marks
has since his appointment as assistant
United States district attorney last
January, caused the arrest of many
Italians on charges of naturalization
Left Home Together and Have Failed
to Return.
Ebensburg, Pa., Aug. 20. Five girls,
two daughters of Frank Cassady of Al
toona, two daughters, of Robert Cassidy,
of Ebensburg, and Miss Rumford myster
iously disappeared from here yesterday
afternoon and have not yet returned
home. They left the Cassidy home to go
to the cemetery to plant flowers. AVhen
they failed to return home last night
searching parties were organized and kept
up the search all night without success.
It is feared they have met with foul play
or have been lost in the mountains.
Says It Will Be Fair Until End of
Next Week.
"Cider" Smith today issued the fol
lowing forecast:
"The amount of rain at the 19th
period was not as much as I expected,
but west of us they had more and it
was needed more. From now until
the 25th we will have fair weather.
I know the indications point the other
way, but that cuts no figure. I give
the record: After the 25th unsettled,
showery weather until the 28th and
29th at storm period; then fair weather
until 4th or 5th of September. An
other stom period with a sudden drop
in temperature from 5h to 7th. If
the rainfall on the 28th and 29th of
August should be light it w-ill be that
way until after the autumnal equinox,
and vice versa. If it is heavy at that
time it will keep on that way."
Fire on West Fifth.
At 7 o'clock this morning the fire de
partment was called to 105 West Fifth
street to put out a small fire caused by
a gasoline stove in the tailor shop of Mpx
Hanson. The damage amounted to io,
and consisted of ruined clothing.
Soldiers at Camp Bailey Made
Sick by Spoiled Food.
Tainted Beef Serred to Many of
the Men.
Others Who Were III Took
Places in Ranks.
Grand Keriaw at Camp With
tforernor in Saddle.
Prankish Soldiers Make Trouble
at Vinewood.
Spoiled meat caused serious sickness
in Camp Bailey Friday. Over twenty
cases of illness were reported to the
brigade hospital during the day and
treated, in addition to a large num
ber of other reports of illness of a
more minor nature. Previous to Fri
day the health of the camp was all
that could be desired and the hospital
corps was enjoying a comparative im
munity from labor other than the usu
al routine duties of taking care of the
hospital itself.
Friday, however, this was changed
and the whole corps were kept mov
ing giving prescriptions and issuing
The Second regiment and Battery
A appeared to be the principal suf
ferers. Officers and men alike had
partaken of the infected meat and
were feeling the ill effects. It was all
that some of the soldiers could do to
pull on their dress uniforms to say
nothing of tramping about in the sun
for the grand review by Governor
Baiiey which took place in the after
noon. The men kept a stiff upper lip,
however, and manfully refused to give
up tneir places in the ranks.
The meat which caused the illness
was served for supper Thursday even
ing and that more in the camp did
not suffer from it is due to the fact
that a number of the mess cooks re
fused to serve it. Others, however,
not noticing that the meat was not
wholesome or thinking that it could
be servea -without endangering health.
accepted it. Major Dillenbeck, of the
nospital corps,on a report of the con
cations, made an inspection of tha
meat in cams ana condemned a laree
portion of it- Friday morning he went
down to the refrigerator car standing
on tne sidetrack and made an insnec-
uon or tne meat on hand in the car.
The inspection proved that all of the
meat in the car was perfect in condi
tion and no further trouble was ex
perienced at either the noon or even
ing mess.
The infected meat Major Dillenbeck
says hung near the door of the re
frigerator car and was exposed to
the heat from the sun. The change
of temperature from freeziner noint
to a point fifty degrees above caused
tne meat to spoil. It was doled out,
nevertheless, however. ,The meat as
contracted for by the government was
to be the very best obtainable, all of
tne poorer portions were to be relented
ana notning Dut tne best to be pro
vided. The officers and men were Dleased
with the character of the meat served
and no trouble existed until Thursday
A number of members of the Nation
al guards on mischief bent took pos
session of the "figure 8 toboggan slide"
at Vinewood park last night and rode
ror nothing until their appetite for a
dizzy swirl on the toboggan had been
sated to fullness. The guardsmen
claimed that the park management was
asking too high a price for a ride on the
toboggan and in addition that those in
charge had several things to learn con
cerning the proper running of the slide.
The soldiers arranged everything sys-
ematically when they took possession.
One of their number was detailed . to
see that no one of the management
turned off the power to the toboggan,
another manipulated the brake while
the others clambered into the small
cars and took rides. Perceiving that
they were being bested the park auth
orities phoned the situation to Camp
Bailey, asking for aid.
A detail of soldiers were sent down
to quiet the merry makers but on their
arrival found everything quiet ami mis
chief making militiamen engaged in
feeding the monkeys with popcorn.
Sentinels were stationed about the park
for the remainder of the night.
The general opinion among the offi
cers and men alike of the K. N. G., Is
tnat the army maneuvers in which the
National guards and the regular army
jointly engage are of the most import
ant value to the guardsmen. The dis
cipline of the regular troops has a most
beneficial effect upon the bearing of the
National guards when the latter are
associated with them.The regular army
officers back up this opinion. Major Ce
cil and General H. B. Freeman of the
U. S. A., who are acting in an advisory
aDacity at Camp Bailey believe that
the loin maneuvers are best. A num
ber of the private soldiers, however,
are not as enthusiastic over this meth
od, the long ."hikes" tire them out and
they prefer to engage in tactics on a
more limited scale.
The officers and men of the K. N.
G. made a good showing at the grand
review Friday afternoon. All of the
troops. 1,200 in number, were turned
out, and even the quartermaster's
mules and wagons were brought up
in the procession. The serviceable
"kahki" was put away, and the dress
uniforms taken out of their resting
places and buttoned on. The staff offi
cers. General Hughes' and the gov
ernor's aides were all resplendent in
gold. The troops were drawn up
along the center of the parade
grounds, and the governor and his
staff, together with General Hughes
and his staff, passed before the as
sembled 1.200 troops. After the lines
had been inspected the governor and
staff took their station in front of the
governor's headquarters and the
troons were marched past, returning
thence to their camps, where soon
afterwards the camp was inspected
in detail by Governor Bailey and
staff. The companies were drawn up
in front of the tents at "attention,"
with each officer before the tent oc
cupied by himself. Even Mrs. - Bailey
had the temerity to walk the length
of Camp Bailey and see what a good
housekeeper the soldier in camp
could be. It Is safe she could render
a Drofessional ODinion upon it.
Some of the visitors for the review
yesterday were E. W. Hocn, National
Committeeman Dave jnuivane, tjnair-
man Stubbs of the Republican state
central committee, Dr. and Mrs. Bia
dle, U. S. Marshal Mackey and former
Adjutant General Fox.
The two batteries, of artillery are
receiving a great deal of value in the
way of instruction from Captain
Gatchell, of the artillery corps at
Fort Riley, who is stationed here dur
ing the encampment. Captain Gat
chell holds a short session of instruc
tion at 2 in the afternoon for the offi
cers of the two batteries. The officers
of the K. N. G. artillery come pre
pared with questions on puzzling por
tions of tactics as it applies lo the
artillery branch of the service, and
Captain Gatchell endeavors to solve
them satisfactorily.
Captain of Transfer Boat Shows Re
markable Presence of Mind.
New York, Aug. 20. A hundred
passengers on the ferry boat South
Side, plying in the East river between
Tenth street and Green Point have
been saved from possible death by
quick action on the part of the cap
tain of a New Haven railway transfer
The ferry boat was 50 yards out In
the stream, making for the slip at the
foot of Tenth street when she was
rammed by the big float carrying 15
freieht cars. The float's prow pene
trated nearly to the center of the ferry
boat on the side of the ladies caDin.
The passengers fled, the women in
the cabin having been cut and bruised
bv flying glass and splinters. The
captain of the transfer boat realized
that if he backed off the ferry boat
would float helplessly away and sink
Whistling for help he ordered on all
pressure, pushed the helpless ferry
boat toward the docks and succeeded
in shoving it against one near the slip
where the passengers quickly scram
bled through the windows and over
piles of freight to the street. A few
minutes later the South Side settled
to the bottom. Darkness and storm
together with a misunderstanding of
signals probably caused the accident.
WHEAT AT $1.23.
High Mark Recorded
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 20. The wheat
market was greatly excited today over
the reports of hail and rain in. the north
west. Prices soared upward, September
touching $1.23 shortly after the opening.
December followed to J1.17 and May to
$1.16 In New York.
New York, Aug. 20. In today's wheat
market new high records were again es
tablished, September selling at $1.16,
against $1.13 last night.
Santa Fe Engine Is Tampered With at
Arkansas City.
Emporia, Kan., Aug. 20. When Santa
Fe Engineer Morris Jones and Fireman
Kowalski, of Emporia, started on the
return trip yesterday, they found that
the engine which was set out for them
to make the run with, had evidently
been tampered with and some large
hexagon bolts had been inserted in the
guides of the engine so as to interfere
with its working. The engine had been
run only a short way when it was no
ticed that something interfered with
the machinery. Had this not been ob
served before the engine started out,
it might have resulted in a serious ac
cident. As it was, the side of the en
gine was considerably torn up and had
to be taken back to the shops, but
neither the engineer nor fireman was
The location of the bolts in the en
gine looks as though they had been
placed there by some one that hal a
grudge against the company. A'eiml
lar discovery was made on an engine
at Newton last week, and the engine
was badly . damaged, wny any one
should hope Jo get even with tne com
pany by putting the engine in a condi
tion that is liable to cost the lives of
the enginemen, is hard to understand.
It means little damage to the company.
At Arkansas City six guards are kept
on duty about the roundhouse to pre
vent tampering with railroad property.
The engine on which Engineer Jones
and Fireman Kowalski started had
been in the shops for several weeks.
and it is possible that the bolts might
have found their way into the mechan
ism of the engine accidentally, but the
critical position of the bolts gave the
impression that the engine had been
tampered with, with malicious inten
Frisco Pugilist Defeated by Barns In
Fourth Round.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 20. Tommy
Burns of Chicago, has defeated Cyclone
Kelly of San Francisco, here in the
fourth round of what was to have been
a '20 round fight, with a right to the
heart. Kelly had to be assisted to his
dressing- room while Burns was un-
pcratched. Kelly was entirely outclass
ed and was knocked down and badly
punished in the first round. He receiv
ed a right on the jaw in the second
that started him going. He rallied In
the third but was unable to land ef
fectively on the Chicago man. In try
lne to keep away from another on the
jaw in the fourth he raised his guard
and Burns landed a hard punch under
the heart that ended the ngnt.
Deadlock in the St. Joseph District
Has Been Broken.
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 20. Francis
Wilson of Piatt City was nominated for
congressman by the Democratic con
vention of the Fourth district on the
1,031st ballot. The convention had been
in a deadlock since July 26.
New French Commissioner Arrives.
New York, Aug. 20. M. Gerald, the
new commissioner general for France
to the St. Louis exposition, arrived
here today on La Lorraine. He will
proceed immediately to St. Louis.
Only Terms Which Striken
Will Now Consider.
Donnelly lias a Trump Card
Which Re Will Flay.
Packers Ordered House Strike
Breakers Outside of Yards. -
A fleeting at Swifts to Discuss
the Situation.
Chicago, Aug. 20. "I see no peace
in sight except on condition that the
packers surrender and on uncondi
tional terms. When the people sea
the report of last night's meeting of
the Chicago Federation of Labor they
will be astounded. We have a trump
card to play and it has been drawn
from the deck." So said President
Donnelly of the striking cattle butch
ers today while he was directing hia
assistants to go to St. Louis to meet
International Vice President Casse
Schmidt whom Donnelly will send to
Kansas City to look after the labor
situation there. He declared the ac
tion of Mayor Harrison In ousting the
strike breakers from the housing
rooms in the packing slants meant
quicker success to the strikers.
Not since the strike began has Pres
ident Donnelly seemed so hopeful. Ha
criticised the action of the teamsters
in sending a committee Into the yards
to make an investigation.
"I don't see what the teamsters ex
pected to do," he said. "If they don't .
like this strike let tnem go dock io
On the subject of action by the Fed
eration of Labor Donnelly was silent.
He simply declared the report would
prove a sensation.
"A national election is coming on.
said President Donnelly. "The labor
vote is too powerful to be ignored. As
soon as I have seen Schmidt in .Kan
sas City, I shall go to Indianapolis.
While I am away I expect to man
several speeches."
'The mayor's action In declaring tne
Dackers shall no longer house their
strike breakers is the hardest blow our
foe has yst received, said President
Donnelly. "The packers will have no.
trouble gattins the breakers out of the
plants and out of the yards. We will
help them do that if they need any
help and will see that the outgoing
crowds are not hurt. - But as sure as
the sun rises the strike breakers will
not be able to get back to their places
of work."
Packers affected by Corporation
Counsel Tolman's opinion holding that
thousands of employes lodged at the
stock yards must find accommodations
elsewhere caused a meeting today at
Swift & Co.'s office to determine what
action to take. It was hinted before
the meeting that attempts to abolish
the living quarters in the packing
plants would be contested, recourse
being had to the courts if necessary.
The nackers declared informally be
fore canvassing the situation that they
would contend Major Tolman is mis
taken in the premises and that the
temporary placing of beds in the
nlsnta does not Change the character
of the buildings any more than the kill
ing of a chicken in a private noira
would cause evolution of
a residence
to a slaughter iiouse.
The President Left Washington at 10
O'clock This Morning.
Tirhintnn A110-. 20. President
Roosevelt left Washington at 10 a. m.
today for Oyster Bay. The president's
party was earned on a special train
of two cars as the second section of
the reirular 10 o'clock train on tha
Pennsylvania. Oyster Bay will ba
reached at 5:30 p. m.
That Describes Condition of the
Weather Today.
The condition of the real estata
mcii-ketn re referred to bv "the move
ments in real estate" and why should
not the breezes be referred to in tha
same way? There was little "move
ment in breezes tnis morning at. in.
government weather bureau for the
wind recording machine gave notice
that it took the breezes one hour and
a half to travel one mile. Palm leaf
fans will do better than that.
The weather began this morning
With the humidity high but the tem
perature not up particularly. Similar
weather prevails over the state for
most stations report cloudy weather
and at Manhattan a fog.
The maximum and minimum tem
peratures for the 24 hours Hiding this
morning at 7 o'clock were 8s follows:
Baker, 84, 62; Concordia, 84, 82;
Dodge City, 86, 62; Ft. Scott, 8 8, 76;
Macksville, 84, 62; McPherson, 84, 62;
Manhattan, 88, 60; Osage City, 86.
64; Russell. 84, 62; Sedan, 88, 68; To
peka, 85, 67; Toronto, 88, 62; Wich
ita, 88, 68.
Today's corn and wheat reglou bul
letin says: "Clear weather prevailed,
over Kansas and western Missouri this
morning. Showers have occurred in
eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
The day temperatures have risen and
the night temperatures have fallen."
Today's forecast is "partly cloudy
and unsettled with local showers to
night and Sunday." The wind at noon,
was south blowing barely six miles an
hour. The rain last night amounted
to seven hundredths of an inch. The
hourly temperatures recorded by tha
government thermometer today wera
as follows:
7 o'clock 69111 o'clock 84'
8 o'clock 72l2 o'clock 85
9 o'clock 78 1 o'clock 87
10 o'clock 80 j 2 o'clock 8S
Wind south, 6 miles.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, Aug. 20. Forecast for
Kansas: Partly cloudy and unsettled
with local showers tonight and Sun
day; variable winds.

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