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STATE JOURNAL, TH3JKSPAX EVENING, MAY 24. 1S94.
As THE STATE J0UB11M- OFFICIAL PAPB OF TEE CITY OFTOFEXA By Frank P. Mac Lin has. TKltMS Uf HlHStUIITIOSL DAILT. BELITERID BT CARRIER. -.10 CITM A Wt TO AN V riRT or TOriKA OR IIBORBI, OB AT THE A MB rRICH IX ASfT IAS9A IOWT WHKRB THIS PAPER HAS A C A BRISK 8YSTBM. BY MAIL, THKI B MONTHS $ .9 BY MAIL, OXE VEAB... .6" WUKI.V KLilIIy.V, flH YEAR.... -6 Addreae, BTATE JOlTKAti. -Tope ka, Kuutt 'HE FIRST PATER IX KANSAS TO SB--i irn th iM.ied wire ser vice of the Associated Vrs- controls xclusivlv for Toueka the t'uil Day Service of th.s great organization for the collection of ne4. A teleraoh operator In tho Statb Journal of?:e is employed for the suie purpose of lnU.iug tins report, which come con. tuiuonsly from 7:3') a. in. till 4:00 p. in. (with bulletins of important news up to 0 p.m.) orer a wir ruiiaing into this office and used only for the day Associated .Pres. business between, the hour aliove named. Z1V Hie siatk .Journal Is the only paper in Kansas receiving the i'uUJJay Aoci.ted i'roa Kfporc. tTThe Statk JorRTCAt, has a regular arer ace Daily Lor: Circulation in Toneka of mora titan all other Capital City Deillea Com billed, Ka.1 Ooublo that f it principal competitor a very creditable morning new pa(r. irY Member of the American Newspaper rulf!itliHrs' Association. CThe Stati JoirRXAL Press Room la equipped with a l.tglituinit Web Perfecting I'nntiiij; Press the handsomest and fniHaas piece of priauas luachmery la Uie slam. IVratlier Indication. Washington, May 24. Forecast till 8 p. m. Friday: For Kansa3 Generally fair; variable wind. It might be proper to say that the senators mixed up in the bribing case have becuL'iu the Buttz of ridicule. TnE only thing for political delegates to do since the railroads have refused to issue them passes, is to seize a train. Mr. Cleveland and party have re turned to Washington, and yet the peo ple can't say that they feel any better either. 31 r 9. Lease can hardly claim to be a womau of destiny if she has no more fashionable a disease than just plain rheumatism. Senator Butler, who ran into the senate chamber with only one side of his face shaved in order to vote, can hardly be said to lack courage. The Democrats of Kansas seem to bs about the only branch of that organiza tion that does not see the uselessness of putting a ticket in the field. TnE apparent certaiuty of Lewelling'a renomiuatiou by the Populists will make the Republican candidate, whoever he may be, feel very comfortable. The Cumberland Presbyterians and the Germans are the first and only bodies of people so far to array themselves against the rights of women. It took the Ixmdon Times to detect that only the confidence of the American people in Cleveland's sagacity prevents a premium on gold. At last we are dis covered! The unemployed are not having such grievous troubles after all think of the thousands of men who can't wear their new straw hats on account of the cold spell. Mr Gorman calls the just indignation of the peopie at a do-nothing congress petulance. Such a man would call the resistance of a man who was being mur dered an impertinence. The London Chronicle asserts- that there is little difference between the pro posed tariff legislation and the McKinley law. The British newspapers are going back on their Democratic friends. The fact that one of the wealthiest women in the state has Lad to chase all over the country after her husband would indicate that there is some thing wrong with his mental processes. Pennsylvania Republicans did de mand one definite thing in the confused mass of generalities in the platform and that was that the circulating medium be increased to $ 40 per capita. So far so good. The Wilson bill is sufficient for the Democratic party according to Senator Gorman. Yes, if anything could have killed it deader than it already was the bill as reported from the finance com mittee was it. The only editorial in Ed lloch's paper this week bearing on the gubernatorial question is the following: A Kansas City preacher discoursed last Sunday on the topic, "Going with the crowd." lie should be invited to repeat the sermon in Topeka. A grandson of President Zachary Taylor has suddenly left Denver also six women whom he promised to marry and of whom he had obtained money and jewelry. And yet some people contend that the ability of great men is not trans mitted. The man who created an uproar by interrupting the preacher in a church at Belle Plaine and cried "Let's leave" just because the preacher condemned the, arrest of the commonwealers at Wash ington probably thinks that Coxey made fool of himself. The house committee disapproved of Judge Jenkins' course and the house gave civil service reform a set back by defeating the appropriation for the civil service commission. The house seems to fear- that if it did two good things at once the publio would love it too mucb. "PAKE JOURNALISM." From the Xew Haven Register. We call the coupon and picture gallery schemes "fake journalism" because they have nothing to do with the objects and purposes of the newspaper business in any shape, manner or form, other than to give an artificial circulation to a journal that will not circulate profitably on its own merits. Pounds of tea and imitation cut-glassware have not yet been offered as an Inducement to the public to buy a certain paper, or papers, simply because the less cumbersome "gifts" have not been exhausted. The purposes of jour nalism are definitely limited, and no more concern the presentation, by cou pon or otherwise, of things not the pro duct of its own environment than it con cerns the federal or state governments to give every citizen who will vote on election day a cup of warm coffee or a Havana cigar in order to Induce him to discharge, his oath of citizenship. A newspaper exists to publish the current news of the day and to offer impersonal comment upon it It is unnecessary to de fine what "news" is in this connection. Generallyspeaking.it is that which touch es and gives tangible form to the doings 1 of mankind from day to day, whether I the doings turn upon the relations of . men's deeds to the general welfare of the community or to its general demoraliza- ; tion. This includes acts of legislature. public and private corporations, and so on until we reach the acts of the individ ual. What does not concern life, its de velopment or its contraction is not news. The range is great and includes the res ignation of the prime minister of Great Britain, and the condition of the potato crop as well, but its range is not so great that it includes the range of gift enter prise. The moment a newspaper departs, generally speaking, from this standard of conduct, it ceases to be a legitimately conducted journal and unworthy of pub lic support in exact proportions as it de pends upon coupon contests of popularity etc., to increase its sales, rather than upon its merits as an honorably conduct ed business. 'Fake journalism" is busi ness done under false pretenses. The editor of the country newspaper is supposed to have nothing to do except to pull the party hack every fall, work like thunder for the candidates on the ticket and accept the liberal abuse of the other fellows as a matter of course. Of course he is not expected to sit around the table when the pie is cut, but must stand back until the elect are fed. Olathe Mirror. Why doesn't the country editor fill his columns with news of the people of his county, so that every man with a dollar and a half to spare will take his paper, and let the country bumpkin politician who wants office pay for all he wants to say in good round advertising rates. The man who wants a county office paying from $2,000 to $ 10,000 wants it for the cash and the honors there are in it; that's all; there isn't any "patriotism" or "princi ple" or party fealty about it, lie wants it for business reasons only. The editor who wastes time getting offices for peo ple of that stripe injures his business and fills up his paper with "stun!" that isn't half as interesting to his readers as the well told doings of some country neighborhood. Puffing politicians isn't journalism. .It is a matter of some curiosity as to what particular incident converts the average conservative man to the advan ced doctrines advocated by the Populists, Nationalists and other "reformers." When is the change effected in their cerebral affairs? Apparently, some times, the cause of the metamorphosis is trivial. For instance, onions, and onions alone are accountable for Robert S. Pat erson of Osage county, changing his con victions on political economy. We have it in black and white in the Osage City Free Press, which says: Robert 8. Paterson informs us that he recently shipped four jiis of onions to the Kansas City market by local freight receiving for same bJ cents a bushel. He paid $ 8.40 for the aacks and the net returns were $3.3. . He was out the onions aud the difference between the cost of the sacks and the net receipts of the shipment. Mr. Paterson informs us that the local freight rate for four tons was $3 more than the car load rate for a ten ton car. Since the railroad swallowed the onions and part of the sacks Mr. Paterson is more than ever in favor of government ownership of railroads. News comes, and good news it is, from towns where suffrage mass meetings have been held of la,te that the move ment is growing rapidly, steadily and surely. Thinking people are awaking to a realizing sense of the good woman could do were she given the lever of the ballot. . So much is needed to improve the ' legislation of the present that woman's help would be a help indeed. There is no joke about her ability to purify the ballot It needs purification, and if woman can't do it, who can? Judge Caldwell of Arkansas, who is making a good record as a judge, is a cousin of W. H. Caldwell, of the Beloit Courier. The latter is a good newspaper man and is no doubt glad to be out of office and back into the work of his choice again. A good newspaper man has no business holding office. The im. provement in "Billy" Caldwell's paper is an object lesson on this line. Senator Gorman says the finance committee would have done better with the Wilson bill if everybody hadn't been clamoring for them to hurry up. In other words only a lack of time accounts for simply 400 amendments instead of two or three thousand. ' The voluntary raising of miners' wages at Leavenworth and Pittsburg, Kansas, by the operators, is in pleasing contrast to the marching mobs of strikers in other tatos SENATOR PATTON. He Baa Been an Active Republican, nut . Never Held Office. v . . . . The new senator from Michigan, John Patton, Jr., is a Pennsy Iranian by birth and training and is one of five Pennsyl vanians now holding seats in the senate from other than their native state, the other four being Shonp of Idaho, Peffer of Kansas, Manderson of Nebraska and Mitchell of Oregon. . Senator Patton ia of Revolutionary ancestry and was born at Corwensville, Clearfield county, Pa., Oct. 30, 1850. His father, who had. been a Henry Clay Whig, was one of the early members of the Republican party and enjoys the distinction- of having been elected a member of the Tbirty Beventh and Fiftieth congresses from the Twentieth district of Pennsylvania, one of the most rock ribbed Democratic congressional districts in the state. After receiving his degree at Yale Senator Patton took a course in the Co lumbia law school of New York, gradu- SENATOR PATTON. ating in 1877, and removing immediate ly to Grand Rapids, where he has since resided, engaged in the active practice of his profession. He at once took an active part in Republican politics, serv ing as a member of the state central committee in 1888 and for two years as the president of the State League of Re publican Clubs. He is a good campaign orator and is much in demand on the stump. His appointment holds good un til the Michigan legislature meets in January, when he will probably be a candidate to succeed himself. During the national convention of 1888 in Chicago Mr. Patton was one of a coterie of Yale men who discussed the situation at the Chicago club. Wolcott of Colorado was another and Higgins of Delaware the third. "Wolcott was then a candidate for the senate, while Hig gins had received the complimentary Republican vote for the senate in a solid Democratic state. Wolcott had never met Higgins, and so one night at the dinner table Mr. Patton introduced them. They did not meet again until they shook hands as senators at Wash ington. Now Mr. Patton, by a singular political coincidence, has joined them at Washington as a senator. THE PRESIDENT'S SUMMER HOME. Gray Oables and Ita Surrounding: Hn Been Greatly Improved. Gray Gables, President Cleveland's summer home at Buzzard's Bay, has been considerably altered in appearance since the president's family left there last September. An addition containing practically six new rooms and a hallway has been made to the house, which looks more imposing than it used to, and plate glass windows have been substituted for the old fashioned ones that formerly pre vailed. The piazzas have been enlarged to twice their original depth, and the number of new gables will make the pretty name Gray Gables more appro priate than ever when time and weather shall have stained the new shingles to match those on the older part of the house. On the westerly side of the house a new entrance has been made, and a hall runs through to the parlor, with rooms on each side. At the right, on entering, is the new private office of the presi dent, whose windows afford a full view of the approaches to the grounds. The EECONSTRUCTED gray gables. large reception hall is reached from the south veranda. It Las a balcony on three sides, to which winding stairs give access. The quaint old cobblestone chimney in the parlor has been left in tact except that its draft has been some what improved. There are now nine or ten chambers, and accommodations for the entertainment of guests are much better than heretofore. The surroundings of the house have also been very much altered. The swampy piece of land near the stable has been filled in and the grounds nicely graded and seeded and several hundred trees set out. The building that formerly stood near the entrance to the grounds and was used as the office of the president and his secretary has been demolished, and a new lodge has been erected during the winter. It is of Queen Anne style and contains eight or nine rooms, some of which are arranged so that the president can occupy them should he run down here for a few days' shooting in winter. Decline af Illiteracy. When Queen Victoria ascended the throne, more than 41 per cent of the Eng lish people could not write their names. The proportion in that condition has ben reduced, to 7 per oenW Cv mm J 1 "Including very pretty and desirable all wool goods in Cheviots in Checks and plain fabrics, worth 60c, worth 75c and $1.00 yard all go in this sale FOR 39o YD. A handsome line of new Calli Dimities, and a pretty Irish Lawn and Linen Percale, all at 12c "Y"D. Fancy Check and Striped .Organdy Lawns also a pretty printed Crepe, worth 20c yard, FOR lOo YD. New line of Ducks in light and dark grounds just received. Hand some India Silks, worth 75c yard, FOR 50c All wool Challies, half wool Challies, etc., etc. The GENUINE FOSTER KID GLOVES in all the late shades. HIS HEART TRANSPOSED. A Cnriooa Caaa Discovered By the Board of Penaien Examiners. The board of pension medical exam iners which is composed of Doctors Reid Alexander, C. A. McGuire and L. Y. Grabbs, has been in session several days at 622 Kansas avenue. At each one of these sessions a number of interesting cases are brought to light Among the applicants who was lately examined is a colored man whose home is m Meriden. This man is a victim of dexdrocordia which means that his heart is on the right side instead of the left, and his liver and other organs are simi larly transposed. Such cases are ex ceedingly rare and none of the board in all of their extensive practice and ex aminations have ever before seen a real case of this sort, although they are oftentimes mentioned in professional literature. A year or two ago Dr. IL W. Roby dis covered a similar case in the course of his practice. The colored man Is well and hearty so far as his peculiar formation is con cerned. Another unusual case is that of a member of the Seventh cavalry of Fort Riley. This man was wounded at the battle of Wounded Knee. Ihe bullet entered the left side of his face under the ear aud came out near the right eye. Ordinarily the wound would have caused instant death, but the only unfortunate result in this case is a lop-sided appearance of the jaw and considerable difficulty in chew ing food properly. Great Pony and lo Show. Prof. Gentry's great pony and dog show appears under tent on Quincy street near Sixth, next Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28, 29 and 30. Mat inee Wednesnay at 2:30. Two hours of solid enjoyment never to be forgotten. The funniest show in the world, strict ly moral, refined and instructive. In dorsed by pulpit, press and people. A more pleasing entertainment for chil dren than the equine and canine para dox could hardly be devised, and even for the grown people it is a pleasant di version. As one well known society lady eaid, "It is so refreshing." A person who visits this collection of valuable and intelligent animals cannot but wonder at the great labor and in genuity which has been expended in transforming brutes into something little less than human, and one involuntarily asks, "What cannot human skill accom plish?" Admission Children 10 cents, adults 20 cents. FAIR LOBBYISTS. The Noted Womtn Sufrragriata Will All He Mere Afaia. Arrangements have been made to have Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Miss Susan B. Anthony and Rev. Anna H. Shaw present at both the Republican and Pop ulist state conventions to try to get a suffrage plank in the platforms. Efforts are being made to have Mrs. Theresa Jenkins her at the same time. These speakers will go before the con ventions and present the case. Helen Gougar will also be here. Mrs. Gougar is brought here by the Woman's Progressive Political league but the other speakers are brought here by the Na tional Suffrage association. AFractieal Man. Of all the practical men of whom Amer ica is justly proud no one holds a higher place than the late Cyrus W. Field. His son shows that he has inherited the shrewd common sense of the man who laid the Atlantic cable. He writes: 8 East 56th street, ) New York, May 8th, 1883 J Several times this Winter I have suff ered from severe colds an my Lungs. Each time I have applied Allcock's Porocs Plasters, and in every instance I have been quickly relieved by applying one across my chest and one on my back. My friends, through my advice, have tried the experiment and also found it most successful. I feel that I can recom mend them most highly to any one who may see fit to try them. Cyrus W. Field, Jr. Brandreth's Pills are the best medi cine known. 0o You. Dealra Clear. Transparent Sklnf Beggs" Blood Purifier and Blood Mak er will remove all disorders from the blood and leave your skin clear, trans parent and youthfuL Sold and war ranted by W. R. Kennady, Fourth and Kansas avenue. Rositta, the 5o cigar, is made by a strict unionist of Topeka. la 'anr II air Falling: Out or Turniae CJray If bo, why don't you try Beggs' Hair Renewer? It is the only positive Hair Ueaewer on va. icukci. it Biimuui9 the Hair follicles and gives the hair a soft, luxuriant, youthful appearance. Sold and warranted by W. R. Kennady, Fourth and Kansas avenue. SUCCESSORS TO WIGG1N, CROSBY ELEGANT. NEW GOODS. NEW GOODS. EAGLE & CURRY Straw Hats, Summer Underwear, White and Fancy Shirts, Night Shirts and Pajamas. Largest line of Suspenders in the city. Special sale of Neckwear Friday and Saturday. See our south window. The Men's Hatters and Furnishers, YOUMANS HATS. "WHEELS TO SENT BY HOUR AND DAT. IMPERIAL, ALUMINUM, WAVERLY, LOVELL DIAMOND. r& ftTnn n ai n Tnm OHlIflMil ill lUftfllOf-iU. OPEN EYEHIHGS Keep Trying:. The storekeeper who expects to do much business in 1H94 must practice the lesson taught in the following story "Two frogs found themselves in a pail of milk and they could not jump out. One of them was for giving up and said to the other, 'Good by; I sink, I die.' Said his mate, 'Brace up, you duffer! Keep a jumpin and Bee what turns up. bo they kept jumping up and down all night and by morning had so churned the milk that it turned to butter, and they jumped oil the better to the ground." Applied to business the fable means this: If you want the business of 1894 to exceed that of 1893, "keep a jumoin'." Don't cry, ' sink, I dief The merchant who con tinues looking for bad times will not sur vive to see good times. The man who keeps a jumpin' will see good times first Carry a level head, buy standard goods and keeD a good clean stock, an attrac tive store and advertise with bright, at tractive daily ads. Jbxchange. For Over Fifty Year. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used lor teething, it soothes, softens the gums, allays pain, cures colic. Best remedy for diarrhoea. 25 cents, a bottle. Smokers going wild over Rositta cigars. How to Improve the Complexion. Every lady that has used the cele brated Elder Flower Cream recommends it as a great beautifier. It removes freckles, tan, blotches, etc., and leaves the skin soft, clear and beautifuL For sale by J. K. Jones. To restore gray hair to its natural color as in youth, cause it to grow abundant and strong, there is no better preparation than Hall's Hair Renewer. It cures blood and skin disorders. It does this quickly and permanently. Is there any good reason why you should not use De Witt's Barsaparilla? It reco mends itself. J. K. Jones. EXCURSION TO FORT RILEY. Mat 30th, 1894. A fine programme arranged for the entertainment of visitors. Special train will leave Topeka 10 a. m., two hours run to Fort Riley, returning i) p. m. Shirts mended by the Peerless, fort Riley. Special train will leave Topeka for Fort Riley, May 30th, 1894, at 10 o'clock a. m.. returning 9 o'clock p. m. $2 for tierca d trip. For ail luiormation call at 625 Kansas avenue or depot office North Topeka. Our New Delight" and all Dangler tovea at H. M- Climas. I & CO. NEW STORE. NEW GOODS. SUITS TO OltDEIt. sioriiir. 129 e. sth st. )(G) Estimates Griven On Painting And Paper Hanging At Sard Time Prices, AT SEARS' 814: Kansas A-reirne. ()(G i St. Denis Hotel,. BROiDWAI WD ELEYENTH ST., (Opposite Graca Caarea.) NEW YORK. EOOXS $1.03 PES DAT AIB UP W ABB. The most centrallv located hotel In the city. conducted on the European plan, at mndnrate prlcea. Recently enlarged ly a new aud hand some addltio that doubles Its former capacity. The new Ulalnc Reon ia one of tue naavG specimens of Colonial Decoration In tnls coun try- WIL TAYLOR. 213 and 114 West 8th, Peerless Steam Laundry. We put on new neckbands on ahirta. Peerless Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 West Eighth street.