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STATE JOURlSrATA THURSDAY EVEOTXG. APBIL, 26. 1894.
IS is4eiws GREAT GOLDEN ra ENAGERIE, ETROPOLITAN USEUJV1, WILD MOORISH Caravan and Circus! v -7 PBE3B5TINO TBI Republic in Amusements. The whole montter entertainment pre Bented at once. Three full and complete circus companies of the most noted for eign and native arenic champions. Two huge elevated stapes for Olympian games and sports, exhibited by the most accom plished experts. A mammoth menagerie of trained wild beasta performing the most incredible tricks. Mysterious illu Bion department filled with charming and delightful, weird and supernatural visions. AT 10 A. M. A GLORIOUS, GRAND FREE STREET PARADE. Friday evening. April 27, at 7 o'clock sharp, a frrancl illuminated, dazziiirtr. glittering strnet Jiitrade will take place, tlio lirst time in the his ory of Topeka. Au After-Dark Circus Parade, lirand lipiay of Fireworks and Calcium effects; a solid mile of gold aud glitter under the brilliant rays of the electric lights, present ing a sight to be seen only once in a life tune. Friday Evening, April 27, IS THK DATE. Don't miss it. immediately after which the doors of the liig Show will open for our In augural Ex.lnbii.ion. TWO PERFORMANCES SATURDAY. Afternoon and Night, April 28. Location: Cor. lltli and Kansas Avenue. II!II!2!!lI!!!I!!i!;!!!!!!n!!!!Hn!i!!;i!II j WALL PAPER j 1 White Blanks Kxiiiq; for lOc r rj per Holl. ErE t-T-arnest Stock and Greatest Variety. I Paints, Oils, Glass, i 5 Estimates Fur- j E-E nislied on Paint- ing and Paper Hanging. - t-Firstolass Paier Hangers and S3 Painters. ZZZ 1 J. L. VAN HOOW, 1 EE 720 KASSAS AV2. IIi::i:ilII!!III!i;!l!!!!ni!!!!I!!II!I!l!lir O. kINLtT. T. F. LANKAN. iviiilli Lruiiinni MANUFACTURERS OF Carriages, Phaetons, Buggies, Sp ring Wagons, Etc. dfSpecial orders and repairing promptly attended to. 42 AXD 420 JACKSOX ST., TOPEKA, KANSAS. .0. H. HUGHES. 816 N. Kas. Are. Banjo Specialist. I Instruction. Banjos, music and strings for sale. Ho. 835 eorVecp Tka Ho . 8 3 5 Nowlsthw time, and W. Tt. WOODS' Hardware a tore la tha place to buy your POULTRY 'NETTING. The new Quick Meal" gasoline stoves are the best. Every one warranted. Cul ver Si Bailey, hardware, &23 Kansas ave. IM II I LIKEDOTIIEBOYS HALL, Story of "lacking" and Starving at the Reform School. IS BUS IS A SLIPSHOD WAY. Cross Incapacity for Managing: the Institution Shown by hnpcrintend- ent Hltehcoc It. The examination of Superintendent Hitchcock of the reform school, was re sumed at 10 o'clock thia morning. The state board of charities was in session last evening1 up to 6 o'clock. Sirs. J. C. Kossman in some measure, contradicted part of her testimony and explained, why she changed it. "I do not think my case ever came up before the board," said she. She had been told that she had been reinstated by the board. "liow do you know that the board did not act on .your case?" asked Lawyer Madden. "Because" I talked with one of the members of the board." Superintendent Hitchcock flinched. Several witnesses spoke of the statement made public some months ago that the board had prohibit ed whipping:. Captain Waite said: uIt might as well be understood now as any time that there was no such order made by the board, to prohibit corporal punishment. One mem ber of the board started that report, but the board never acted on it." Captain Waite referred to Mr3. Lease. Mrs. Rossman was asked concerning the sewer that broke about a month ago and is still left open. "I would Hke to explain," said she. '"When that sewer broke, Mr. Hitchcock could not be found. This sewer is still open and there is a stench arising from the excavation continually." Mrs. Rossman said the odor had been noticed three or four days previous to the break. When it broke there was such a stench filled the basement rooms that 'it was almost impossible to stay down there." The next witness was Earl Gilbert, the office boy at the Reform school. . He said in answer to a question, by At torney Allen: "I had 471 merits the first of this month. I think I have over 500 now." He was given 100 demerits last month for using tobacco. He also got twenty five licks with a rawhide with his coat off. "There were about a dozen boys whip ped at the same time for the same thing," he said. "Some got twenty-live demerits, some twenty-five demerits and a whipping,- and I and two others got 100 demerits and a whipping." The witness looks like a well-behaved boy, as the number of his merits show. The next witness catled was George Early, colored. He is the boy who was made to go without his meals for more thau a day when he first came to the in stitution. He arrived at the school early in the morning, having traveled all night He was put to bed and did not g-at up till 1 o'clock p. m. Instead of giving him his dinner he was taken out on the farm to work without having eaten any thing since the day before. He was kept at work until he mis.sed his supper, lie was given his breakfast the next morn ing, but no dinner. This, it was stated, was not intentional by the management, but because of carelessness and the slipshod manner in which the institution is con ducted. When Early was asked regarding a fight he had with the engineer, a Mr. Kiel, he said: "He told me to take out some ashes, and I told him it wasn't my work. He jumped on me and began pulling my ear. I told him to stop, but he turned in and commenced pounding me." "Did he use any profane language?" asked Lawyer Madden. "He called me a ," replied the boy. The witness said that Mr. Kiel had. also had a quarrel with Mason Stringer and Arthur Blue, inmates of the school. "When Mr. Kiel brought you to the office," asked Lawyer Madden, "didn't you get mad aud throw your hat on the floorr" "Yes, sir." "Then what did Mr. Hitchcock do?" was asked. "He went and got a rawhide and began whipping me." "Did he whip you hard?" asked Law yer Madden. "Yes, sir, I guess he did, but I was so mad 1 didn't feel it much," replied the boy. "He whipped me across the shoulders with my coat off." W. W. Wiley, an officer at the Reform School, was next called. The question was asked how often Superintendent Hitchcock had visited In m in his school. "At one time," said Mr. Wiley, "Mr. Hitchcock, Mr. Yoe, Senator Kelly and Senator Householder visited my school rooen for about twenty minutes. Mr. Hitchcock has not visited my room since." When asked regarding the superintendent's disposition, he said; 'He is a very pleasant, agreeable man, sometimes, but he sometimes shows dis temper. (Wiley meant ill temper). Sometimes he gets very nervous and red in the face. I have noticed that the re lations between Mr. Hinch cliff and Mr. Hitchcock were not very friendly." When asked about his wife being dis missed and afterward reinstated, he didn't seem to know anything about it. At thia time, the subject of the opeu sewer was brought up and the board adjourned to the excavation to inspect it. Joe Rothlinger, the night watchman, was examined today. lie told of his duties at the institution. He said he had received his instructions from the other watchman. The next witness called was Bert Rich, one the pupils. He described the incidents of the whipping by Superin tendent Hitchcock of tho boys in the bath room, on their bare backs.J "Call you next," said Senator House holder, and a small, black, colored boy appeared. . Hia name was Leotha Gregg. He was one of the boys who was in the bath room when the superintendent came in and whipped them. "There were twenty-four of us in bath ing," said the witness, "and Mr. Hitch cock came in and wanted to know who was making all that noise. He took a strap and hit me two licka before I could get my shirt on. I saw him whip Parker and Rich." Lawyer Madden asked: "Did Mr. Jus tia ever whip you you, and where and how?" Xoah Alien objected, and said that un der all the rules of evidence thia ques tion would be out of pLace. Lawyer Madden was on hia feet in an instant and made quite a lengthy address to the board. Noah Allen replied. The board final ly decided to sustain the objection. The next witness was Robert Heart, one of the boys of the school. In speaking of the bathroom affair, he said: "He (Hitchcock) gave one'boy one lick and the rest of them two." "Did he strike them hard?" "He struck them, pretty easy," replied the boy. Lawyer Madden began cross-examining the boy. but he asked an unfortunate question. He said: "Did the superintendent ever speak to you about this case?" "Yes, sir." "What did he say?" "He asked me something about Mr. Justis, but I don't remember now." After thinking diligently for several seconds, the witness said: "He said that Sir. Jus tis had gone . to town and told that he (Hitchcock) had whipped some boya naked." He went on to say that Mr. Justis himself had whipped a boy until the blood ran. "Did you remember of the occur rence?" asked Noah Allen. "No, sir," said the boy. "As a matter of fact, didn't Mr. Hitch cock tell you just how it had happened to refresh your memory?" The boy replied that he did. There are yet-about ten witnesses for the prosecution, while Lawyer Madden says he has fifteen or twenty witnesses on his side. The progress is extremely slow and it is probable that the testimony will not be in before the middle of next week. THE TELEPHONE. What at Lawrence Paper Says on tbe Subject. Ever since the expiration of the origi nal Bell telephone patent some months since, says the Lawrence Journal, nu merous plans and schemes have been started which promise to supersede the service of the existing company. This promise is predicated largely upon the assumption that a great saving is to be made, by which the service will be cheap ened by refusing to pay royalties that the old companies are now paying. The fact is generally ignored that if the new companies can successfully res sist these claims for royalties it would be after a vigorous contest with the owners of the patents in question, and that the existing companies will, without expense to themselves, share the benefits and thus be able to meet any competition that may arise, together with all the ad vantage of position thai" they now pos sess. Of course cheaper rates for telephone service would be acceptable to all wixo desire to use the service, and they may come, but in any event we may reasona bly expect to see the present companies still doing business at the old stand. The following in reference to this matter from the Chicago Tribune will be found well worth reading by those who may be interested: "How soon will that much talked about competition to the Bell telephone com pany begin? Several months have elapsed since the foundation of patents on the Bell telephone expired. Of the score or more of telephone companies formed for the announced purpose of flinging down the gage of battle to the Bell company in all parts of the country none, so far as outward appearances are concerned, is moving rapidly toward the point erf doing business in this city. The tiles of the council proceedings contain several ordinances which have been al lowed to slumber, some for a long time. One company has secured an ordinance, one of the provisions of which requires the company to have 5,000 telephones in operation by a certain date in 1895. ' "Prof. John P. Barrett, who was one of the best electrical men in the country, chatted about the situation Saturday. "So far as I can see telephone compe tition in large cities is not an immediate probability,' he said. 'Any company that undertakes to compete with the Bell company, in this city, for instance, must face an expenditure of $5,000,000 before it can begin the operation. Do I think there is any one that can do that? I think organizations have been made and boomed to sell stock to people who do not understand the telephone situation. They ought to study it. "The Bell Tele phone company is one of the best man aged concerns in the world. It owns 52 per cent of the stock of all the companies operating under its license. It does not owe a dollar. It has an immense surplus, a perfect organization, an experience of years, and every patent of any value that has been made for years. The Bell Tele phone instrument reserve is something few people know about That ought to be studied by investors in new com panies. It haa a device combining the transmitter and receiver which may be fixed in the pigeon hole of a desk. A man may lean back in his chair and talk to a person in New York in an ordinary tone just as I am talking to you. He needn't put a transmitter to hia lips. He talka just into the air. He doesn't put a receiver to his ear either. The voice of his correspondent issues clear and loud from the pigeonhole. Thia device may be placed in a man's bedroom and he can lie abed, look up at the ceiling, and converse with a person anywhere. This and equally wonderful devices are simply being held back ready to be slapped into use if any competi'ting company makes it necessary." "The Bell company is pushing its long distance lines in every direction. No such system of electric wires was ever constructed. It is as near perfectaa it is possible to make it. The company is ripping out its ordinary 'phones and re placing them by long distance instru ments. It looks as if the customers who use those instruments were to be given inducements to use the long-distance wires freely. It is possible to use the Morse telegraph system on their long distance wires while they are being used for telephoning. It is not easy to con vince anyone who understands, the situa tion that adaptions of the old magnets can be accepted by the public as equal to the Bell's improved devices. When it was proposed to bury all electric wires scores of inventors came forward with ways to do it and preserve perfect in sulation. If Washington and Dearborn streets were dug up all that remains of hundreds of thousands of dollars invested would be visible in-the shape of rusted wires and rotting conducts. The sight would be instructive to investors in some of these competing telephone com panies." Let us remind you that now is the time to take De Witt's Sarsaparilla, it will do you good. It recommends itself. J. EL Jones. Subscribe for the Daily StateJ ouhnai. ' Something for Everybody, afr Prices to Suit Everybody. 75 NEW PATTERNS FROlVi S 1 6, $17, $18, $20 Up to $225 EacL An Unrivalled Assortment i -t''&'jwMmi um&-rnr3r . : - 62S KANSAS AYE. mm H OHE STORE rUTT AHFTT-n AliT TIT. AH ILegal Tender, I 718.. MANUFACTURED HIT as pi m mm 718 NORTH TOPEKA. Items of. Interest from the North Side or tile ttiver. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dennis are down from Rossville today. - C. G. Coutant has returned to his home in Lander, Wyoming-. Misa Hester Otto has returned from a month's stay at Maple Hill. j The Rock Island is building a new side track in the yards this side of Shorey. Mr. and Mra. A. C. Root from Kansas City have been visiting their - parents here this week. 3 W. H. Paramore has gone to Alabama to look after a land suit he has in the courts of that state. Mrs. E. R. Potter is enjoying a visit from hex father who is on his return from the east to hia home in Abilene. Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Archibald will leave . Monday for their old home in Jsova Scotia. The doctor will take a long and much needed rest before taking another charge. Mrs. Tony IJrann, of St. Louis, is visit ing her parents, Mr. and Mra. Michael Swartz, on Central avenue. She is ac companied by her -husband's mother, Mra. Jacob Krann. - Miss Ella Covey of Lawrence ia here for the purpose of drilling a corpa of thirty-five young ladies for the enter, tainment to be given by the Fraternal Aid society in about two weeks. Rev. E. S. Riley, formerly pastor of the Baptist church, came down from Manhattan to attend the anniversary cel ebration of the church. He ia accom panied by Mrs. Riley and they are guests of their daughter, Mrs. W. IL Paramore. The six-year-old daughter of J. A. Polley while playing yesterday had two fingers of her left hand almost severed by an ax in the hands of an older sister. Dr. Dawson dressed the hand and thinks he will be able to save both fingers, though one of them has very little tissue to build on. : ' Yesterday was a gala day for the mem bers and frienda of the Baptist church. A sumptuous dinner and supper were served and there were exercises appro priate to the occasion. At the roll call in the evening a number of letters were read from absent, members. A paper read bv Mrs. John Lapp on "Woman's Work" received much commendation. The receipts from the box for voluntary offerings were about $70. Fresh vegetables every day at Good man Brothers. Fresh fish today at Goodman Bros., S-41 Kansas avenne. Monarch gasoline stoves at Heny's. Go to Henry's for roofing and spout ing. ". Lukens Bros, are selling full leather top buggies and harness, for $60. J. H. Foucht will sell you a full leather top buggy with a $10 harness for $75 spot cash. Takeyour prescriptions to A. J. Arnold & Son. 821 Kanaas ave. Established 1870. Leave orders for bakery goods at St Louis bakery, 1008 Kansas avenue. A complete line of homeoepathic reme dies at A, J. Arnold's & Son. - ' J muiirsiM mud m,l , Ji llllllJUJIIBiff. K: AIsTS AS 'AVENUE. vis THE WHEELS TO RENT BY HOUR AND DAY. IMPERIAL, ALUMINUM, WAVERLY, LOVELL DIAMOND. I Bicycles, I IATMAN.ftTOWN$ENDi pi!Uni!ilIIlMIIHiIil!l I O. A.. NELSOIST. MERCHANT TAILOR, SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS NOW IN. E P- CORRECT STYLE AND PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED. PRICES MODERATE. I 500 Kansas Avenue, - - - Topeka, Kansas. li!l!!H!I!IIIiniiHllHnS!:(2):iIIlIIin!I!H!niI!llI!i EXACT SIZE Favorite ten-cent Ci;ar. Sold by all first-class 1 ! s v1 , , I r ( , ANOTHER STORE . 617-619 Q01CY ST. rJ L' ,0. MEW EITCHELL & MARBURG. 120 E. 8 til St. OPEH EYEN1SGS. PERFECTION dealers. Mgf. by Geo. Burghart. 801 Kaa.Ave. J. IK. KNIGHT, 40-400 lias. Axr., -And H43 X&jus. Aye, ItortU. Topelas. ' w , i - v . w V "FiirBItTiTe, CarpWn, 6tov, vifmrn- wa.ro on X-asj- raymenu. I ReDiirs. I mZr-