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STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 19. 1S94.
5 CHARGES LOOK BLACK. Twelve Distinct Accusations Against Eupt. Hitchcock. lU ONE OF THEM IS SUFFICIENT To Be Oood Cinse for Hia Itfmoval JHt. A. UfhHrr rrejmdieet I Hitchcock's Inter. Both sides are .busy preparing for the reform school investigation. Superin tendent Hitchcock spends a portion of hia time conferring with state officers trying to explain away the charges and clear himself in the eyes of his Populist friends. Noah Allen, who has charge of the case for the complainants is also active. He says that if ttie board shows a dispo sition to not give them fair treatment, the charges will be immediately with drawn. Then they will be placed before the governor. Mr. Allen says that the charges were presented to the board to save expense, but that their unfavorable action will not operate as a check to the investigation. There are 'twelve distinct charges against Hitehcock. They say that he does not enforce proper discipline and allows employes to fight and use profane and vulvar language in the presence of the boys: that he has an ungovernable temper and can not work in harmony with the employes; that the fuads furnished are improvident ly expended; that through his negli gence 300 worth of meat belonging to the state was destroyed by lire; that he assisted in the escape of a boy named Rich; that there are no rules whereby ail boys are juded and damerited alike for the same olfense. There are six instances of cruelty cit ed among these bing those already told in the Journal, Others are: That he compelled boys to wear light summer clothing in extreme cold weather; that he compelled boys to work out doors bareheaded in extreme cold weather, while all employes wore gloves or' mit tens; that he compelled boys while put ping tip ice to continue work in their wet clothing after falling into the water. Some of the employes assert that Hitchcock is under tinaucial obligations to Mr. Householder, the chairman of the state board of charities. They say that he has said that he did not think there were any grounds for the charges, so they do not expect that he will be im partial in the investigation. The witnesses who will be asked to testifv before the board are: Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Post, W. W. Wiley, J. C. Ross man, John Hinchcliff, D. T. Jones, J. C. Potts, Misses Florence Hinchcliff, Alice Hinchclifr, Mr. E. W. Justice and Dr. Harding. TUX OFF A MONTH. Th Railroad Olven Time to Prepare lhair Side of the Rati Case. The railroad commissioners at 5 o'clock last evening granted the railroad repre sentatives to May 16th in the freight rate hearing. In the cross firing between 'Senator Leedy and the representatives of the railroads, he was driven to the admission . that the petitions were all prepared un der his direction and that they were sent to the chairman of the various People's party county central committees for cir culation, lie said he hadn't sent them to Democrats because he didn't know them. Mr. Waggener stated "you used to." , Ex-Governor Robinson who was invit ed by state officials to be present, said that he hoped something might be done soon and he was sure that any sweeping action of the board to attempt to adjust rates would precipitate a legal fight and no relief would be se cured. "I believe," he said, "that the rate to which we should give our attention at once is that on wheat. It is no secret that the people of the great wheat region can not raise wheat at present prices and pay existing freight rates. 1 think we should give our especial attention to that item, and the railroads should be asked to make a lower rate, even though they have to make the rate higher on other articles of merchandise, for it is to their interest that the great west shall not be depopulated." General Bradshaw made an extended talk in general opposition to the rail roads. The adjournment was then taken. ItufTalo and Klk In Kebrasha. Washisqtos, April 19. The agricul tural department has been notified that two herds of domestic buffalo and elk are to be found in Oteo connty, Ne braska. There Is one group of nine ani mals and eight in the other. The owner collected the animals and is caring for them in the hope of being able to pre serve the breeds for extinction. The Topeka Grocery Company are do ing "The Business" at 700 Kansas ave. WALL Xiatest Designs. Stock All IJew. PAIIIT3, BRUSHES, AND PAINTERS' EIATERIALS. Trail Paper Hanging and Fainting one By Flrstolass Workman and In Firstciaa btyle. All work Guaranteed. Just received a new in voice of tho latest designs in Wall Paper in all grades. Let me figure on your Paper Hanging and Painting. F. A. BECKSTROM, 518 JACKSON ST. PAP I A. B. CAMPBELL WALTZED. And Lots of Other Entertaining Thins Were Done by Old Soldiers. The reception to Department Com mander W. P. Campbell and staff, given last evening by the Grand Army Posts of the city, was a most enjoyable affair. The hail of Topeka Po3t at 420 Kansas avenue, was literally packed with com rades. and their families. Judge John Guthrie acted as master of ceremonies. The musical jug club opened the pro gramme with a selection. This club con sists of about seven young men who play on guitar, harps and a jug which emits a sound similar to a tympanum. This was followed by a address of welcome by General J. C. CaldwelL He welcomed the department commander and staff and the members of the various poet a. The Modoc club then favored the audience with a song. Department Commander W. P. Camp bell was next introduced and made an eloquent address. Let us make the Grand Army greater socially, politically, and fraternally." Ue said that as he was the temporary leader. of this depart ment, he would try to perform his duties to the best of his ability. Ue told several amusing anecdotes. The Modocs then sang a song. General A. . B. Campbell was intro duced, and said that so much had - been said that he felt as if he could not add more. He tried to, however. lie made a liery speech and received applause on one of the efforts. lie said that when the last old soldier was dead there would be some one to say: "Here! Died oa the field of honor." Mr. .McGregor then read an interesting paper on the Women's Relief Corps. The star musical event of the evening was the duet by General A. B. Campbell and Sam Wood. They received a rous ing encore and responded with a humor ous waltz song. After the conclusion of the song the two comrades waltzed to gether on the stage. This brought down the house. Mrs. Volk, president of the W. R. C, gave an interesting talk. Miss Wallace sang a solo very credit ably. D. C. Tillotson, who is always on hand at such demonstrations as this, made a speech in which he said that the Sons of Veterans were going to revere the memory of their fathers after they were gone. The chief mustering officer of Com mander Campbell's staff then made a short talk. Adjutant Charles Hutton then sang a very funny Irish 6ong, and was called back, and responded with another one equally as good. lhe .Uu iical Jug club then closed the programme with another selection. After this those who cared to, met the commander and his staff; and nearly everybody cared to. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. Not a peach blossom is to be seen. The lawn mower season has arrived. North Topeka has a full fledged ath letic club. The bank clerks are agitating a Satur day half holiday. The cash in the state treasury was found to balance. One Topeka lady says she hates the word "Mesdames." Judge Uazen is fixing up his old home on Mouroe street, handsomely. Miss Blanche Williams will enter the piano solo contest at Hutchinson. ' Labor Commissioner Todd has a great deal of confidence in the Kansas oil nelds. Jesse Shaw has been made chairman of the finance committee of the board of education. Ennis lodge, Degree of Honor, gave an enjoyable Uance at 704 Kansas avenue last evening. Ex-County Superintendent Jordon doesn't say much, but he is a po'litician nevertheless. James H. Reeder, of Hays City, con gressional candidate in the Sixth dis trict, is in Topeka today. Mrs. Lease says Laird & Lee are to publish her book, and the lirat edition is to be a half million copieo. Mrs. Mary E. Lease speaks at La Fa yette, Iud., April 28, after which she will return to her home in Wichita. Boys in the western part of town have invented go-carts with handles, on which they ride by working the handles. The Shawnee county district court is in session every week in the year, and is rushed with, business every day. The students of the Hahneman school of medicine were entertained Tuesday evening at Dr. Eva Harding's office. The Topeka club house and the ad joining barn, recently damaged by fire, are being given a Tresh coat of paint. A boy who lives near Topeka, made f 150 selling young squirrels last year, and this year he hopes to do much bet ter. Scott Rice, tho chief clerk in the sec retary of state's office, is in Kansas City today putting a herd of his cattle on the market. There is something about a brick side walk in the suburbs three feet below the grade, that is suggestive of a deep laid plot. A good looking girl whose hat escaped from her on Kansas avenue yesterday, was heard to swear. What man will cast the first stone? The ladiej of the English Lutheran church followed the example of the Bap tist ladies and gave an experience social last evening. It is said that W. H. Bennington was compelled to apologize for his attack on Frank Herald, at the Emporia confer ence Monday night. Prof. Clarence Greeley, of Washburn college, sprung a straw hat oa the streets yesterday, and he is agent for the inter national law and order society, too. The advertisement of a prominent druggist of Topeka on a fence near the city, reads: "Save 10 per cent on your purches by buying your drugs of . Topeka young men of the period are cultivating a large lump of hair on the back of the head. It gives a peculiarly repulsive appearance to a back view of them. O. J. BarwelL who was pardoned from the penitentiary, came to Topeka last evening and met his daughter, who is re sponsible for hia release. Words cannot describe the meeting. George Gross one of the popular pris oners at the county jail, has been releas ed by Judge Riner. He was charged with embezzlement. Gross was the jail barber ' and nurse, and Jailer Burdge doesn't know how to get along without him, IT'S CALDWELL'S FAULT The Blame For Not Havle&r Oar Dam 1 Laid Again. We have a boae to pick with Judge Henry C. Caldwell of the United States circuit court and we fear hia presidential boom will receive a severe set-back here where it originated. We have just discovered that Judge Caldwell is responsible for the delay in the building of the dam. We did not think Judge Caldwell would stand in the way of our getting the long waited for and long looked for dam, but we are told that he is responsi ble. .Sir. W. C. Stephenson of Bartholomew & Co. said today that people who have never had anything to do with building a dam have no idea of the amount of work to be done before actual building can be commenced on the dam itself. He said arrangements were all mad for the construction of switches from the Santa Fe main line to the dam site but the road went into the hands of the receivers before the switches were built Judge Caldwell insists that the employes shall be paid, their back wages before the Santa Fe re ceivers build switches to dam bites. The employes of the Santa Fe will appreciate this but it is hard on the folks who have so wearily been waiting for the dam. , A State Journal, reporter was this morning informed (in confidence) that it is expected that work will be commenced and "dirt will fly" on the foundation of Mr. Appleyard's woolen mill next week. The delay in getting Mr. Ap pleyard's new woolen mill started is all on account of the uncollected sub scriptions. The railroads refuse to ac cept stock subscriptions, to the woolen mill enterprise, in payment of freight bills in bringing the machinery of the mill from Maine to Kansas, and that is the reason the mill is not here. Some of the subscriptions have been paid and they are all past due but the collector has been unable to convert the subscrip tions into cash, either hard or soft mon ey. The collector hopes for better luck, however, and expects work will be com menced on the mill next week. THAT SUNDAY WALKOUT. It Wasn't Dr. Harding Rut Miss Jewell of New York. A number of Kansas papers have taken up the statement that a lady went out of the Methodist church highly incensed on Sunday, because of Bishop Vincent's re marks on woman suffrage. The lady was not Dr. Eva Harding, president of the Topeka Equal Suffrage association, a3 it was erroneously stated by another paper. Dr. Harding was not present at the church and says she only wishes she had been, if order to get up and go" out at that time. The lady who did go out was a Miss M.ry Jewell of New York city, who is visiting in the city. She was very indignant at Bisbop Vincent's remarks. She said she would be present at the Topeka Equal Suffrage association this afternoon, as this subject will come up for discussion. Rev. A. S. Embree met Dr. Eva Harding on the street yesterday and told her that he had informed the biohop that the report was a mistake. "You go right back and tell the bishop that I will always regret that I wasn't present and couldn't have the chance to get up and walk out," replied the doctor. LOCAL MENTION. S. R. Bagwell, who i3 no$v running an elevator at Clay Center, is visiting his brother-in-law, E. M. Cockrell, clerk of the circuit court. Rev. Mr. Wilson and wife, who have been visiting their brother-in-law, Coun cilman Stephenson, returned to Califor nia today. Dr. Wilson was pastor of the First Methodist church in Topeka a num ber of years ago. At the next meeting af the Saturday Night club T. F. Doraa will read an es say on "Thoreau." The members of the club are making arrangements for their annual banquet, which will occur in about a month. John Nelson, who was charged with disturbing the peace of Mrs. Flora Neugebauer in Parkdale, was fined $5 in police court this morning. Mrs. Neugebauer said Nelson called her a liar in a quarrel about a dog. Editors Jeltz and Polk of the new col ored daily. The World, say their paper will not support John Brown for auditor, although it will Le "intensely Republi can." The first number of W. D. Dri ver's paper, The Blackman, will appear tomorrow. A high school glee club has been or ganized, with the following members: Earl Stiles, Roy Bradford, David Norton, Dick Rodgers, EI Fox, Oscar Charlson, Wilkie Clock, George Beck, John Col lins, Otis Dalton, Lee Forbes and Ken neth Wharry. Prof. C. M. Culver is training the boys. O EMS OF THOUGHT. Deep love can do much even when in deep poverty. . When you bury an evil habit, do not visit the grave too often. "Pessimism," says Archbishop Ireland, "is the faith of cowards." The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity. Philanthropy is often not the love of man, but the love of being thonght to love him. Men of earnest thought and contempla tion exercise a wonderful influence over men of action. Most of our misfortunes are more sup portable than the comments of our friends upon them. No good man can ever be happy when he ia unfit for the career of simple and commonplace duty.' Duty is carrying on promptly and faith fully the affairs now before you. It is to fulfill the claims of today. Jf you are poor, yet pure and modest ly aspiring, keep a vase of flowers on your table, and they will help to main tain your dignity and secure for you con sideration and delicacy of behavior, Montreal Star. Adapting Themselves to Circumstances. Little Boy 1 staid in the parlor all last evening when Mr. Squeezem was i i j on sister, just as you told me. Mother That's a good boy, and here is the candy I promised, you. Did you get tired? Little Boy Oh, no! We played blind man's buff, and it would have been lots of fun only I waa "It" nearly all the time Good New. A KAILROAD VIEW. A Railroad Man Thinks the Rail road Companies HA YE GOOD CAD3E FOR COMPLAINT. Other Railroad Matters of Interest General and Personal .Vute. "Have you seen the statement pub lished yesterday in the papers to the effect that the forty-nine leading rail roads of the United States earned $3, 475,096 less in March last than they did in the same month of 1S3?" asked A. J. Hitt, assistant general superintendent of the Rock Island, as a reporter selected the best chair in his office yesterday. The reporter had, and Mr. Hitt con tinued: Of these Kansas is particularly inter ested in the Santa Fe, which shows a de crease of $5b5,189; the Missouri Pacific, with a decrease of $326,612; the Rock Island, which earned $46,994 less last month than it did in March last year, and the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis, whose increase was $86,807. It is not necessary to state the cause of this falling off of profits if we could; the fact that it exists is appalling enough. The idea prevalent among people who are not in a position to know anything at all about itthat the railroads are grow ing tremenduously rich and that to be a railroad stockholder is to be a prince, would be laughable if it were not so ab surd. "The facta are, that competition is much closer now than it should be: roads make rates that they cannot afford with the immense expenses they ' must meet; and yet these people insist that the rail roads be taxed higher and in addition to this that they lower their rates in ail de partments. "Our employes demand good pay and deserve it; the public itself demands fine depots and the service and equipment must be the best and we must keep fully up with the public needs and demands in all things, and yet we must take less money for our work and submit to in creased taxation. Rates are lower now than they ever were before and I don't see how they are going to be much lower. "Railroads go into the hands of re ceivers every week and get no pity. The railroads have made this country what it is and in return they got nothing from the country but abuse. Railroads give employment to armies of men at better wages than they can get anywhere else, and are cursed for it. It seems to me if there is really such a thing as persecu tion in this country the railroads get their share." BATES FOB TOPEKA TtENFEST Granted by the Tr m-Hioarl Associa tion June 1 to 6. At the meeting of the Trans-Missouri Passenger association at Kansas City yes terday, a rate of one fare for the round trip was agreed upon to Topeka from all points in Kansas and from St. Joseph and Kansas City, in Missouri, from June 1st to 6th, inclusive, good for return until the 8th. This is done on account of the Kansas Turnfest, which meets here June 2nd to 4th, the German-American League of Kansas, June 4th and 5th, and the Re publican state convention, which meets here on June 6th. This gives Topeka a solid week of excursion rates and a big crowd is expected. The rate is good on all roads running into the city and the first week of June will be a lively one here. MANAGER FEET RETURNS. He Thinks the Koad Will Be Out of Hand, of Receivers. General Manager J. J. Frey of the Santa Fe, arrived in Topeka at 10:35 this morning from New York city, where he has been attenaing the meeting of the committee on reorganization. Mr. Frey had a very pleasant trip. In speaking of the personnel of the committee appoint ed, he said that it Js composed of some of the best financiers of the country. Un der their direction he anticipates that the receivership can be abandoned be fore the end of the present year unless the conditions of the country should grow much worse. gHOFS AND OFFICES. . Some New Note of Personal and General Interest. L. B. Eveland of Kansas City risited the Rock Island offices today. Rebuilt engine 269 left the Santa Fe round house today for Wellington. Auditor W. McEver of the Union Pa cific, was here from Kansas City today. J. H. Barricksman of St. Louis, travel ing freight agent, is visiting the Union Pacific today. E. St. John, general manager of the Rock Island, has returned to Chicago from his trip over the road. Another long line of refrigerator cars went into the Santa Fe shops today to be put into shape for the summer. There was a pretty heavy fall of snow along the Hock Island line from Limon to Colorado Springs this morning. C. J. Devlin, superintendent of fuel and mines for the Santa Fe came in to day on Sa 5, in Colorado Midland car 99. S. Mallison of Kansas City, and C. J. Bascom of Ellis, Kansas, came in over the Union Pacific on the steam car "Daisy," and are visiting' Topeka today. President R, R. Cable of the Rock Is land, passed through the city last even ing on his way to Chicago, and stopped over night at florton. Benjamin Brew ster of New York, first vice president, was with him. The condition of the Missouri river at Winthrop, Mo., still worries the Santa Fe officials. Within the past week the rivei has made an extended cut of near ly 80 feet into the east bank and is now within 120 feet of the Santa Fe track. The washout of today alone amounted to 20 feet. Five years ago the government spent a great deal of money in riprap ping on that side of the river, but it has cut entirely around the government works. The Santa Fe fire department, of which Jack O'Brien is chief, made an other one of its effective runs this morn ing at 10 o'clock. Some unknown per son set fire to a box car in the east end of the yards and if the fire had gained much headway several cars would have been destroyed. But the local depart ment was on hand early and almost no damage was done. It is supposed a par ty of tramps built the fire in the car to keep warm by. The grand jury investigation of the Rock Island train robbery case at Round THOMPSON BROS, 626 Kansas Ave. WE ABE SHOWING! MANY HANDSOME PABLOR TABLES Different Colored "Woods, A-ntiqne Oak, English. Oak, 16th: Century Oak, Birds Eye Maple, Mahogany and Cherry, ALL FINE STYLES, ALL FINE STYLES, NONE EVER SOLD For less than $10.00, most of them we sell from f 12.00 to $20.00 each. NO TWO ALIKE. THOMPSON BROS. 626 Kas. Ave. Pond ended last evening and resulted in the finding of five indictments, one against John Conner for train robbery and horse stealing, one against Frank Lacy for the same, one against Bragb for horse stealing, one against Elwood for harboring stolen gpods and one against Childers for criminal knowledge. The Rock Island is very well satisfied with the re sult of the investigation. The Y. M. C. A. meeting at the . shops this noon was well attended. Owing to a change in the programme A. L. Gater of the national association will not speak here on the 22nd, but State Secretary F. G. A. Smith will probably address the meeting on that date. C. Salem D.Scott, who was buried here Tuesday, was a member of the R. R. Y. M. C. A., and had a large circle of friends. The Sun day afternoon gospel services will soon be held in the open air and an increased attendance is expected. Local Secreta ry Lerrigo will return in two weeks from visiting his parents in Los Angeles, Cali fornia. ALL ALONG THE LINES. Railroad ew Items Interesting to Rail roaders and the Public. Ed Gibbons a Santa Fe boiler maker is laying off with a swollen arm, the re sult of a veccination. C. R Gray of Carthage, Mo., was here yesterday. He is the Santa Fe'a district freight agent at that place. The Kansas City, Wyandotte & North western shops at Kansas City will be consolidated with the Union Pacific shops there. Assistant General Manager Lewis of the Santa Fe, has received a unique cane from a friend in Mexico. It is carved and of coffee wood. The fruit and produce dealers of Kan sas City have threatened to boycott the Union Pacific because of its refusal to let the Kansas City Suburban Belt railway cross its tracks to Argentine and connect with the Santa Fe and Rock Island from the west, The people of Newton are considera bly excited by the report that the Santa Fe will move its division terminus now located there because of a scarcity of water. Halstead and Sedgwick are bid ding for the terminus, with their respec tive advantages. Assistant General Manager Lewis waa asked about it this morning but he refused to talk. METSKER IS INTERESTED In the Oil Regions Aronnd Keodesha Also A. B. Qainton. Judge D. C. Metsker'and A. B. Quinton are spending a few days in the new oil regions about Neodesha. Judge Mets ker is interested in some oil lands now being prospected on near Sedalia, Mo., and Mr. Quinton has an interest in 900 acres of land adjoining the Wilson coun ty oil lands. A. K. Rodgers and Sim Bear are also interested in this 900 acre tract, and they want to sell their inter ests. An eastern company wants to lease the land, but they have owned this prop erty since the boom days and they now want to unload. CHARLES RODGERS HURT. ' The Athletio Clan's Instructor Raptures Ligaments In His Font. Charles Rodgers, ' the physical in structor at the Topeka Athletic club, met with rather a painful accident last even ing while exercising in the gymnasium. He slipped and fell, rupturing the lig aments in his left ankle. Although he is able to get around, it will be some time before he will be able to have the full use of his foot. The Topeka Grocery Company are do ing "The Business" at 706 Kansas ave. The Topeka Grocery Company are do ing "The Business"' at 70S Kansas ave. a a The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes -40 Years the Standard. 617-619 Quiucy St. Choice For $10. THE "FAMOUS," 429 KANSAS AVEXUE. IS OPEN NOW and ready for business with a full and well selected new stock of Clothing, Shoes and Latest Novelties of Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hats, &c. We quote you a few prices of our many bargains: Men's and Boys' Latest Caps at 13 Children's Knee Pants, at l'J Men's Flannel Shirts, with fancy silk bosom te.t Men's Striped Balhriggan Shirts and Drawers .1 Men's flue sewed Calf Shoes, any shape and slyie 1 4 Ladies' Cloth Top Shoes, any shape and style l SH A visit to our store will convince you that we are the Leaders in LOW priced. REMEMBER THE NAME AND PLACE. THE "FAMOUS 33 429 Kansas Are. OPPOSITE THE POSTOFFICE. LE3I0N WAS SQUEEZED. Voted For Lewellintf and llioulit i'.a Had a. Claim, on film. Henry Lemon came into Topeka in a box car. His clothes were dirty and ha had no money. He had a letter from ii physician, saying that he was a worthy object of charity. Although he came here without money or friends, he expected to leave with at least a supply of the former on his per son. He had heard of the attitude of the present administration on the tramp question and besides, as he said, "I urn from Wichita and voted for Governor Lewelling. I am sure he will help me." He waited all afternoon, but found that it was not so easy to get to the governor. At last at 5 o'clock he was admitted and then he was forced to face cruel disap pointment. Governor Lewelling toldhiui that people of his stripe were entirely too numerous; that it took every cent he could make to keep his family and he could give him nothing. Lemon left the room. He said: "I thought Governor Lewelling was the poor .man's friend, but "I see that he would not even offer a little help to one of his supporters from his own town." Piasters). If you are thinking about buying a plaster, remember that you will place it upon your body and cannot get a plaster that will be too good for you. Allcock's Porous Plaster is the bett plaster made. Your druggist may have some other plaster on his shelves which he is anxious to get rid of, or else some worthless imitation purchased at a low price for the purpose of substitution. Do not accept his "Just as good" plea, insist upon having the genuine. All cock's Porous Plaster has no equal. Brandreth's Pills can always be re lied upon. Pure blood means good health. Re-ln- ' force it with De Witt's Saraaparilla. it Durifies the blood, cures Eruptions, Ec zema, Scrofula and all diseases arising from impure blood. It recommends it self, -J. K. Jone?; The State Journal's Want and Mis cellaneous columns reach eacfi working day in the week more than twice us many Topeka people as ;an be reached through any other paper. This is a fact. The Topeka Grocery Company are d o g "The Business" at 700 Kansas ave. ing Subscribe for the Daily StateJoc rn a l. Honors Worlds ITair. MmuRMJue mm .- I ;aUMl jM f pv mm rnwar