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STATE JOUBITAL, MONDAY EVENING. MAY 14. 1894
THE STATE JOURNAL orriciiL paper or tie citt of topeia . Bt Fran P. MacIsnaS. or SCBSCBIPTIOS. DAILY. "tTT T CARHIBa...lO CBTCTS A Wllft TO A1TT PART OF TOFSKi OR SLB0KB3. OS AT THE AMR PRICB IS ANT KANSAS TOWS TV UK RE THIS PAPER HA9 A CARKIIB STStM. BT HAIL, THREK MONTHS $ -9 BT MAIL, ONE TEAR ,. WXJCKXY KDIXIO.V, PER tXAB Address. STATJB JOlRSAt. Topeka, Ktuu. THE FIRST PAPER IN" KANSAS TO 8B. cure the leased wire service of the Associated Press; controls exclusively for Toneka the Full Day Service of this great organization for the collection of new. A telegraph ojierator in the Statr Journal, office is e;npioyiJ for the sole purpose of taking this reiwrt. which comes con tinuously from 7:ao a. iri. tili 4:00 p. m. (witil bulletins of important news up to 6 p. in ) over wire running iato this o Hoe and used only tot the day Associated Press business between the hours above named. HT-lh Stai e Joitrxal Is the only papr la Kansas receiving the Full Day Associated Frass lieport. j-sEThe State JorHfAt has a regular aver xe Daily Local Circulation in Tooeka of roore tUaa nil olhar Cmpital City Uaille Cm blord, and IXahla that or 1 principal competitor a very creditable morning news paper. v-Momber of the American JCewspaper Publishers' Association. t-The Staib Joijrxat. Press Room tJ equipped with a Lightning Web Perfecting Printing Press the handsomest and fastest piece of printing machinery to tue slate. Wrathr Indication. Washington, May 14. Forecast till 8 p. m. Tuesday: For Kansas Partly cloudy; southerly winds. There seem to be about as many de fects in the tariff bill as in the Carnegie armor plates. It is hardly surprising1 that with the advance of the reason trouble should break out in the Mosquito country. After every other part of the couutry had ceased to think about Columbus, New York unveils a statue to him. The disposition of Coxey to accept in vitations to banquets shows that in spite of discouragements he has a heart for any fete. Senator Wolcott has gone to Europe for his health, just at a time when his Colorado fences are in greatest need of repairs. Coxier has already had so much trouble with grass that it is a wonder he would accept an invitation from the Clover club. It is really a wonder that England would allow herself to honor Ada Rehan Bince she permitted a silver statue to be made of her. Marshal Neelt probably thought that Sanders' army and a circus were a little more than Topeka could take care of at one time. President Cletei axd la bound that the pastime of being executive of the United States, shall not interfere with his duty to go fishing. The crank who wants to encounter Mrs. Lease and calls her Medusa, is evi dently figuring on getting a job in - a museum as an ossified man. The public is quite ready for the state board of charities to proceed with the in vestigation of the insane asylum, party policy to the contrary notwithstanding. Some kind of telepathy must exist be tween Senator Wolcott and his constitu ents. Banders' army said he was afraid to come back to Colorado and he imme diately started for Europe. The alleged discovery of a $100,000 steal in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen's funds would indicate that rail road employes and railroads didn't have so many differences after alL It would be hard to tell which the Democrats hate more, Hill or Cleveland and as they are exactly opposed to one another it is just as hard to know what the Democratic party wants. Sarcasm sometimes misses its mark. A northern Kansas man recently sent a letter to the manufacturers of a fraudulent patent medicine and now his letter is be ing printed in the papers, .with some slight alterations, as a testimonial. A bill has been favorably reported in the house providing for the assembling of the first session of each congress the first Tuesday after March 4, and the second session on the first Monday in January. What the country would rather see is a time fixed for adjourn ment. Congress is making Borne progress at last. Mr. McQann's resolution in the house indicates that it' has finally be come aware of the fact that there really is a depression of business, something their actions havent indicate! that congress men were heretofore cognizant of. The New York Evening Post says that European "trade is farther advanced in its movement of recuperation than ours." It is hardly astonishing that business should revive over there when so much money has gone there from this country, and from the way gold is being shipped there now, they may very reasonably ex pect even better times. One dispatch from Washington says that the senate is anxious to complete its work, and another that Only four sena tors were present on Saturday when the senate met, and it was twentyfive minr utes before enough members could be hunted up around the Capitol to make a quorum. The feverish anxiety of the senate to make progress is like that of a Jockey in a slow male race. "MARCELLA" AND MRS. LEASE. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mrs. Humphrey Ward's Marcella is a young woman of the .most advanced so cialistic views who starts out to reform the world and ends by marrying and re solving that she has all the work she is competent to do without going away from home. It has been objected that she married a lord, which most women cannot do in the nature of things, even if it were at all desirable that they should; and further that in satisfying herself and dropping all her radical fads, she left matters in the world just as unsettled as as they were before. Both objections may be sustained, but, on the other hand, it is quite true that she would have settled nothing if she had taken to the platform and become a Mrs. Lease for life. It is not the nature of things to be settled, even by ladies who believe that if they turn politicians the millenium must come at once. This must be true as long as good and evil remain relative flowing decimals, the positive end of which Can be forever approxima ted and never reached. "Ihe world grows better day by day," no doubf, but the sum of the objectionable does not disappear or greatly decrease, because what wasthe good of one generation be comes the evil of another that is more highly cultivated. In this view of the case, and while the world is waiting on the evolution ag.'inst which all sorts of revolutions are im potent, it-may be just as well for all female reformers to marry and raise families to distract their minds from re form. But should they do bo, and in attempt ing to imitate Marcella, find that the spirit of Mrs. Lease is still tod strong in them to be resisted, let them take care to make reform support their husbands as Mrs. Lease is supporting hers in his com fortable and thoroughly domestic retire ment Now that it has been demonstrated that Shawnee county four p.-r cent bonds can be sold at par, the county commis sioners should lose no time in getting at the matter of a new bridge across the river on Kansas avenue. It should be put in shape to be voted upon at the fall election. The interest on an issue of $200,000 in bonds would be but 8,000 per annum and would be scarcely a per ceptibl0 addition to the burden of taxa tion in view of the rapidly increasing wealth of the county. The farmers of Shawnee county are prosperous beyond those of almost any other county ia the State, with the possible exception of Wyandotte, owing to a succession of good crops and an excellent home mar ket for their product, little influenced, by eastern prices. These statements are illus trated by the fact that much the land near the city rents readily f.-: plO per acre. In some instances this price has been refused when offered in cash in ad vance. Property of such value would feel very slightlj- the light tax necessary to pay for a new bridge. Then there is the ever-present danger of a collapse of the old structure, with its consequent damage suits and probable loss of life, to say nothing of the necessity which would follow a hurried action to replace it New York Post: There seems to be an inclination in Massachusetts to make a trial of the referendum principle. The supreme court decided not long ago that no experiment could be made without an amendment to the constitution, and the lower branch of the legislature last week, by the one-sided vote of 156 to 2, declar ed in favor of submitting such a propo sition to the people. No doubt is felt that the senate will concur. This action must be endorsed by another legislature before the question reaches the voters, but, as both parties practically committed themselves to it last year, it seems rea sonable to suppose that the people will be called upon for a decision. When the matter reaches this stage, there will be a more thorough discussion of the princi ples involved than has yet been had. Other states are likely to wait for a trial of the system in Massachusetts before lending it much favor. It must be acknowledged that the commonwealers who have just passed through Topeka are neither tramps nor vagabonds. They do not look like thieves and scoundrels. Most of them are more than ordinarily intelligent, and all of them bear the marks of hard and honest toil. There may be adventurers and worthless ruffians in some branches of the Coxey army, but Sanders has suc ceeded very well in keeping them out of his. They are rough looking, but a life in a mining country is not calculated to improve either a man's lDOks cr his speech. Following; the announcement that, the Colorado silver commonwealers are on their way to Washington, comes the not altogether surprising news that Sena tor Wolcott is to sail for Europe "on ac count of his health." Senator Wolcott's anti-industrial speech in the United States senate was not just the best thing he could have done for his health, any way; and its effect is better understood when it is remembered that he repre sents, or is supposed to represent, a state that contains 25,000 organized industrial ists. - As another instance of the policy of the Democratic party to reduce us to the pauper prices of Europe, it has been dis covered that the Democrats of Chicago have been voting large gangs of repeat ers at fifty cents a vote. Perhaps it would be well for Governor Le welling to telegraph to Leavenworth to find out whether Sanders' army is really in the state, to ascertain how many there are of them and whether they have done anything or not. . Are showing This Week specially Fine lines of Wash Organdies Pongee Satines Ginghams Etc. in One case fine Swiss Dimities in One case "Crown Cachemire"- a Extra quality Figured Pongee extremely pretty designs. A par- very pretty soft twilled fabric in Also a fine FIGURED SATIN h in ticularly good bargain, stripes, dots, check and figures, nice many desirable patterns. Both will for dresses, for waists, etc., be. sold at !2k yd. f 2 yd. ' 12V per:-yd. Large and varied assortment of Fine all wool Bengalines and fine Bargains in Umbrellas at $1.00, Shirt Waists, at 50c, 75c and $1.00 Serges, 46-in. wide, worth $1.00 and $1.25 and $1.50 ea. An . extra good each. Very pretty line of Children's 11.25 yd. Also very stylish Granite one at 2.25. Waist from - - and Canvas Cloth, all at Parasols worth $3.00 ea., 50c aiM iip. 75c -per yd. For Sf .BO ea White and Tinted Fans New White Cotton Trimming Braids Shell and Aluminum Hair Pins Shirt Waist Sets of Cuff Links, Studs and Collar Button Silver Belt Buckles Silk Gloves and Mitts Fosters' Genuine Kid Gloves Summer Corsets. CLEVELAX'S GONE A FISHIIf. There Is something that I reely can't exac ly understan' When C'ievelan' goes to fish. How this country's goln' to get through all the business now on hau' While Clovelan' goes to lish. How all us politicians Is goln' to get our "fat," .Now lie's gone oil wliou we thought we had everything down pat, An' there's Hill wh.it needs a spanktn' and a lot o' tilings that. But Cleveland gone to fish. It don't make any difference if the country goes to smah, So Clevejan' gets to fish; Or whether we have anything that half resem bles cash. While Clevelan' goes to fish. It matters very little whether congress loafs or plays ' " Jus' so it gets itj sal'ry through these sultry summer uays An' Wall street keeps on running things in its peculiar wavs. An' Clevelan' gets to fish. ; There 's lot o" things needs fixln' 'round the dome at Washington; But Clevelan's gone to lish. As there's no one there to do 'era they're not likely to get done While Clevelan's gone to fish. Ther's that there Coxey's army just' adrivin' us insane A'blockin' legislation an' a'stopplng every tram. An' pensions what needs vetoes that's his duty in the main An' the Income tax an' tariff.-, shades o' -Timmte Blaine, But if the president can't tend 'em, perhaps he'd best remain Where Clevelan's goue to fish. CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE It TJas Prospered Under the Administra tion of President Walker. The new Chicago Stock Exchange building is one of the handsomest and most complete of the modern skyscrapers in that city. It is 13 stories in height and contains over 400 offices as complete in detail as latter day ideas of comfort and convenience can make them. It oc cupies an area of 101 by 180 feet at the southwest corner of Washington and La Salle streets, and ' the roof line is 161 feet above the sidewalk. The board room is exceptionally bright, handsome and complete and spacious enough for the purposes of the exchange. It is a two story room, taking up half of the second and third floors of the building, and is handsomely decorated. The ceil- WILLIAM B. WALKER. ing is supported by four octagonal pil lnrs of Sienna marble, with gilded capi tals, and the prevailing colors of the decorations are green and gold. Though built especially for the Stock Exchange and dedicated to its uses, the new building is not owned by that body, but by one of its members, F. W. Peck, or rather by the estute of hia fa ther, which he represents. By a very acute arrangement with the owners the Stock Exchange secures the use of its handsome new quarters for 15 years at the nominal rental of $1 per annum. The owners, of course, look for adequate reimbursement from the class of tenants who will naturally be attracted to the offices by the presence of the exchange in the building. The first president of the exchange was Charles Henrotin, who is still an honored member, and the chairman of the board then, as now, was Joseph L. Wilkins, who resigned a similar posi tion on the Philadelphia Stock Ex change to take charge of the floor at Chicago. William B. Walker, who is now president, was with the exchange from the start and was one of its first governors. He is a New Yorker by birth, but has lived in Chicago practi cally all his life and made his fortune there. He is a very popular man in Chicago social circles as well as among his business associates and is inalienably devoted to the best interests of the big enterprise over which he presides. Cheaper Than Ever. Fine gilded wall paper; the prices will astonisa you. Corns in and get them at Beckstrom's, 518 Jackson. (SUCCESSORS TO WIGGIN, CROSBY & CO.) AN ABLE NAVIGATOR. Joseph 8. 8fcerret, the New Rear Admiral, Is Known aa "Fighting- Joe." Commodore Joseph S. Skerrett, who recently attained the rank of rear ad miral on the retirement of Admiral Ir win, is considered the best navigator in the United States navy and is known among his searneli by the endearing nickname of "Sailor Joe." He might have been a soldier, however, and had two narrow escapes from a military ca reer. One of these was at the very be ginning of his life work, when he Was offered the choice of an appointment to either West Point or Annapolis. The Other was during the early years of the war, after he had reached the rank of lieutenant in tha navy. When in 1 802 he came home from serv ice on the coast of Africa, where he had been sent with the sloop Saratoga to sup press the slave trade, he found there was no disposition to assign him to any duty of importance, and lie grew very impa- REAR ADMIRAL SKERRETT. tient. Secretary Welles had been prej udiced against him because his wife was known to have a large circle of southern friends and was even said to sympathize with the Confederate cause herself. Lientenant Skerrett went to the secretary and Said that if he was not as signed to some duty he would resign from the navy, go back to Ohio and en ter an artillery regiment and get some fighting anyhow. Welles admired the lieutenant's spirit and assigned him to important ordnance duty at the Washington navy yard, tell ing him if he said anything more about resigning ho would be placed under ar rest. He was afterward assigned to du ty on various blockading squadrons, but it was not till 1864 that he succeeded in getting into an engagement. In June of that year he successfully attacked the fortifications at the mouth of ie Bra zos river. After the war he wt placed in Command of the apprentice ship Portsmouth and in conjunction with Commander TJpsher framed the regula tions of the apprentice system, then first introduced into the navy. After that he was stationed for four years at th ' naval academy at Annapolis. In June, 1872, having been promoted captain, he was again placed in com mand of the Portsmouth, in which the following winter he began his famous surveying trip down the Atlantic coast, around the Horn and up the Pacific. Admiral Skerrett was born in Chilli cothe, O., in 1833. He is now in Bervice on the China station, where he is likely to remain in command until hia retire ment in January next. CORBETT DIDN'T PAT Aa aa Attraction at a British Theater. Be whs a Money Later. New York, May 14. If the word of an American theatrical manager now in London may be accepted, Champion Corbett's engagement at the Old Drury Lane theater was by no means a finan cial success, notwithstanding the many favorable criticisms printed about "Gen tleman Jack," and its star. A letter received in this city says that Corbett's friends may mourn with him over an estimated loss of more than $5, 000, This writer who is considered a great admirer of the champion, says that after a big first night the house steadily fell off to such an extent that the gross receipts for the first week did not reach $2,000. The Sew Tnaael Is Ione. Fairvikw.N. J.May 14. The new tun nel through the palisades built by the Susquehanna & Western railroad costing $3,000,000, is completed and will be for mally opened for coal traffic tomorrow. The tunnel is nearly two miles long. "Work was begun on it about 18 months ago. Twelve Italians were killed about six months ago by the falling of a part, of a trestle. THE CHILDREN. Bright Sayings of Young America Gathered From Many Sources. Little Edith was heard coming from the next room, when suddenly there was a noise of something let fall, probably her doll.hei mother thought. Says mamma, "Did you drop something, Edith?" Edith Only a footstep. Boston Transcript. Little Frank had long importuned his father to buy him a pony. At last papa said, "If I were to get you a pony, Frank you wouldn't know what to feed, him." "Oh, yes, I would, papa," replied the boy. "I'd feed him horse radish." Pittsburg Chronicle. Many people who talk with simplicity and correctness become at once unnatural and awkward when they take up the pen So it was with Johnny Bates. In the read ing lesson there was a reference to some one who had "contracted a cold," and the teacher called attention to the word "con tracted." To "contract a cold," he ex plained, "meant nothing more than tc catch a cold." That afternoon Johnny hati to write a composition and like a sensible boy chose for his subject an account of ft fishing excursion. On the whole it was s pretty creditable performance for a boy oJ Johnny's age, but the teacher was obligee to laugh when he came to this sentence, "1 fished half an hour and contracted five perches and one hornpout." Youth's Com panion. Harry When I get to be a man, I'm go ing to let my whiskers xrow. Mamma Why so, my boyf Harry Then I won'l have only a little bit of my face to wash. Boston Courier. Little Boy Mamma, I want a lot of soap and some warm water. Mamma I'd rath er you wouldn't blow bubbles today. "1 wants to wash my hands." "Oh I Why, of course, my pet. You want your hands tc be nice and clean, don't you, dear?" "Yes'm. We is goin to piny theatricals, and I'm tr dress up as a girl." Good News. Mamma (to Joh'nny who has fallen on tht sidewalk) There, Johnny, don't cry; be s little man. Johnny And say the things that pa does when anything hurts him? Boston Transcript. After the dinner at the cafe Robby no ticed with bulging eyes the heaping pile of change which the waiter brought back to his father. "Oh, papa!" he exclaimed. "Oh, papa, I'd like a plate of that tool" Tit-Bits. Expedient. The sailor's bride, with haggard, anxious face, gazed across the stormy sea. At her feet the breakers moaned upon the rocky reef. "Bring him back, bring him back tomel" she wailed. The storm buffeted her, and the spray dashed over her. "How can I bring him back?" And the summer girl, who had chanced to wander near in her reefing jacket and high rubber boots, sug-gested: "Make him jealous of you." The wind rose and shrieked. -Detroit Tribune. At Five o'Clock Tea. J J X-t,fA.t 'V, ,.tJ V "That's an uncommonly pretty girl over there pouring tea." "Yes; she is one of the reigning belles this season." "Ah, these belles never reign but they pour." Life. SnrpriHlng. Yankee exaggeration is a trick that works both ways. It is most amusing perhaps when it takes the form of understatement. An old lady was alone in a very old house when the walls suddenly collapsed, and the house came tumbling down around her. Her escape was little short of a miracle, but she was taken from the ruins entirely uninjured. When asked what her sensa tions were when the house fell, she said: "Well, to tell the truth, I waa consider ably skeered I reely waa." Youth 'a Com panion. v In the Royal Korce. Salida, CoL, May 14. The hotel men from the east visited Marshall Pass and the Royal Gorge today, after which they began their homeward . journey via Pueblo. strawberries. Strawberry festival at Orphans' Home, Wednesday evening. May 16. (shirts mended by the Peerless, . 14 vnmm g "CO. Goods in Dimiticc BEFORE K0U BUY SEE US. After that if you can afford to pay the prices others ask, we'll have no complaint to make. CAPITAL GROCERY, 109 East Sixth St. 1 lb. fine Tea 10 1 lb. can good Baking Powder 10 6 lbs. extra good Kice 25 1 box Kennedy's Crackers 15 1 doz. pickles f 1 gal. pickles 3 good Parlor Brooms 25 20c Scrub Brush 5 10c bottle Blueing 5 2 5c sacks Salt C 3 3-lb. cans Tomatoes 25 3 cans Imported Sardines 23 3 cans Red Salmon 5 Good Washboard 10 Nice Water Fail 10 1 gal. Honey Drip Syrup 35 1 gal. N. O. Molasses 40 20 lb pail Jelly 4." 8 lbs. Laundry Starch 23 Large Wash Tubs, 50c 40 Clothes Baskets, 75c, 65c, . j 5 Load Kindling 75 2 cans Plums 25 2 cans Peaches 2." 2 cans Pears 25 2 Cans Egg Plums 23 2 cans Imported Mushrooms S3 2 cans Fresh Peas 5 2 cans Corned Beef 23 8 cans Eagle's Milk 50 1 $1 pail Apple Butter 75 Large Fat Mackrel. per kit 90 Large Fat White Fish, per kit 75 2 bricks Cod Fish J 25 Colorado Potatoes 50 50-lb. Sack Shawnee Fancy 63 100 lbs. Shawnee Fancy Flour f 1 25 You can have 1 sack or 1,000 sacks at this price. Best Well Buckets 80 3 good Parlor Brooms 23 Improved Coffee Mill 40 Silver knife and fork with package coffee free. We can sell you flour less than other stores can buy it. Notice our prices on Shawnee Fancy flour. Send in your order. 1000 sacks granulated sugar. We are selling it at some low prices. You had better get good supplied. Rainbow chasing is like looking for some other place to buy groceries. If you are able to pay cash for your goods you will trade with us, but if you are unfortunate enough to be obliged to "run a book" at some other store we pity you. THE CAPITAL GROCERY IOO K. th rt. Phone SH. Wholesale and Retail. We ship goods every place. Send for price sheet. Official statement of the financial condition of the Bank of Topeka, At Topeka, State of Kansas, at the close of business on the 4th day of May, HESOVKCKS. Loans and discounts on personal and collateral security f70fl.3fi7 12 Loans on real estate ti&.ox-l 7fl Overdrafts 3.4W1 Real estate 121 -9 Furniture and fixtures, charged off... Kxiense account 41 United States bonds on haud 1.400 00 Other stocks and bonds at their pres ent cash market value 87,810 M lemaud loans loo.ooo 00 Cliecks and other cash items S.0li m Clearinghouse items. 20,k;b so Currency 87xio 00 Gold coin 65,)0 oo Silver coin 4.;io 00 Fractional currency 'M2 45 Due from other banks, sight ex change 125,139 43 Total $1,400,097 93 liabilities. Capital stork paid In Ssso.ono Of) Surplus fund on hand ljjo,oou oo Undivided profits... .i'ni ii Interest 13,140 29 Kxcfcange 1,475 24 Dividend declared but not paid, none Individual deposits 761,956 CS Banks' and bankers' deposits.. 74.916 Demand certificates 40,406 85 Time certiticates, none Bills rediscount!, none Bills payable Total $1,400,097 98 BTATE OF KANSAS. M COUWTI OP SMAWNKK. f I. J. W. Thurston, cashier of takl bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief, bo help me Clod. J. W. Thurston, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of May, A. I). 1894. S. F. HroHF. 8KAL.1 Notary Public. Commission expires on the 15th day of .De cember. 1S97. Correct: Attest: Hmrt Tatloh, John B. Mvlvani, Directors. To JOMJf W. Bbridenthal, Bank Commissioner. c . Joueka. Kansas.