Newspaper Page Text
STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVEXIXG, AUGUST 11 1891.
HEWS OFKAflSAS. racking House Employes at Kansas City Form a Union. The Strang Antics of a Fort Scott Crazy Man. OTHER STATE NEWS. Thirteen-Year-Old UojDrowned at Wichita. Kansas Citt, Aug. 11. A meeting of lacking houw employes was held in the chamber of commerce building, at which all classes of labor iu the packinghouses of the two cities were represented. A temporary organization was effected by the election of a president and secretary. The organiz I'.iou will operate under a charter from the American Federation of Labor, an! will be called the Packing House employes' union of Kansas City, Kansas. It was stated by one of the members, that the no 'V union ha3 no connection whatever with the packing house troubles in Omaha or elsevvnere. Its or ganization projected, he said, before tuere was anything of trouble there. The union will be open to all classes of packing house labor, both skilled and unskilled. It is merely a local alfair at present, but efforts will be made to or ganza all ptckiug house employes in the country. PFAXSIIliLM gi'EER JOIKNEV. The Mining I'reiiUent or tlie Kms City Packing- Company Ke'arm Ilomr. Kansas City, Ausr. 11. George Pfan etiel, the missing president of the Pfan-t-tiel Packing company, has returned home, liu disappearance a week ago Monday, created a big sensation, lie was sick wli;:i he reached home and, after greeting his wife and children, be cjinc unejiisi ious and remained in that c ondition for several hours. When friends taliei they were not recognized but were called ''doctor." lie gave a brief story of his disappearance to his wife before he became unconscious. He state. 1 tuat on the day he was miss ed li3 went to the stock yards to buy cat tle for the thin, an 1 vvhilra there his mind became unbalanced and wnen he came to Lie was in a Ociver hospital. After being d 'i-charged from there he went to Colorado Springs, where he was seen by fcheriil Peterson. A letter to his wife from tliat place stated that he was going to Cripple Creek to bay a gold mine. This was the last heard of him until his arrival home. WAXIS IN1U lli-i OHM SCHOOL. A Hot Who II nd Juki Got Out S:ole n Horn-. Wichita. Aug. 11. Rocksy Willey ar rived from Wellington yesterd iv on an other man's Lor-ie. He is a youth of 12, who was sent to the reform school from l.ere at one t.me for a two year's term. He has serve 1 his time and his parents have nuved ;.o W ellington. Seized with a de-ore to v. si; an old reform schoolmate who lives on South Fifth avenue, he stoie a horse and made the journey overland. When ho arrived there he traded tae stolen horse to a boy for an old worthless tie i-bitten gray. Iv icksy as arrested at the house of his friend and touk a policeman to where the old lurse was on tile west side. WICHITA'S SHALLOW WELLS. They Are llfspoimibli for tha Truvaltnci ,f T.phiiid I'eFer There. Wichita, Aug. 11. The board of health has recommended that wells ij this city bo sunk deeper. The board things that the prevalence of typhoid fever is due to shallow wells. A promi nent member of the board says: "Tho city mu.-'t do something in the line of taking control of the wells. A great majority of tho wells, of this city are only from eight to fifteen feet deep. We mut havo ttiem t lirty. At thirty feet water can be struck iu abundant quantities and of a quality that has no superior in America for healthfulness. This lias been demonstrated by various tests. The water in the shallow well is apparently all right. It is clear and nice but it is full of tho invisible germs of disease. Tliis fact has also been thoroughly dem onstrated by a scientific test. The death of a prominent young lady in this city a few days a jo is attributed directly to drinking water from a shallow welL" SOLD MORtOAGLU PROPEKTV. A Iliji Ci : y tian Ktcnvtri IIlj Horses Af.er n Long: C'lutae. Hays Cit?, Aug. 11. Frank Stout has just returned home from Oklahoma, where he Lu.s been in pursuit of a family wao haJ mortgaged twenty head of horses to tho llaya City bank and skipped out, driving the horses before them. .Mr. Stout had the twenty with him. The party leaving Hays with tho horses had traded three of them, but in each particular Mr. Stout had traced tile horses traced back and now has the identical twenty the party left Hays with about two weeks ago. The man who took them succeeded in making his escape good, but his wife was taken back to llavs. TO Hikt WINDMILLS. A Manuf iclurliif Coinpmy With That OliJ.iet tiiarted at Satins. Sauna, Aug. 11. The Koun3 Manu facturing company recently chartered and incorporated under the lawa of the state for tae manufacture of the latest improved Kouns windmills, towers, troughs, pcraps and accessories is a new Salina industry. The new company is composed of the following woll-kuown citizens of Salina: President, Wesley Kouns; vice-president, D. A. YanTrine; secretary, Dr. Tuitle; 'treasurer, T. D. Fitzpatrick, and Attor ney T. F. Carver. GREESIIACKS IX (JIEEK PLACES. Nearly Sevan Huodred Iollars Hidden by a Craz j 31. in. Ft. Scott, Aug. 11. Col. L X. Ury.the guardian of the well known Dr. Joseph Mills, who recently went insane, while rummaging in an old desk in the Mills building found an old billbook containing a large amount of money in greenbacks. Further search disclosed another large amount in an envelope and a third sum was found wrapped in an old newspaper, tucked back iu the drawer. WUeo taken to the probate court room ' to be counted the total amount was found j to be $333. This money has been miss I iiicr hut no onft knewwliprs thd ncceutric doctor could have hidden it. CoL Ury has decided to send the doctor to a private asylum at Kansas City where he will receive more cure than it is pos sible to procure for him here. Fell of till lirld re an t Droirned.' Wichita. Aug. 11. Yesterday a 13-year-old colored boy named Ernest Mc Donald, whose parents reside at 925 Wichita street, fell into the Little river and was drowned. The little boy was sit ting on a cross beam of the Thirteenth street bridge, when he was apparentlv overcome by the heat aad toppled oil into six feet of water. Hill Hackney Coming Home. Wisfeld, Aug. 11. W. P. Hackney, who has been sight-seeing in Scotland for the past mouth, will arrive iu .New York. August ly, and will return Lome September 1. Iietl Frm HIh Wo u i fl 4. Wichita. Aug. 11. Willard Stark, the mau who was assaulted with a coupling pin at the Oak street depot the other night, is dead. The doctors tried to save his life by performing un operation to raise the bone uS the brain aud relieve the fatal pressure, but it did no good. Wit-liita Ho el Chuiise Hands. Wichita, Aug. 11. The Manhattan hotel changed hands yesterday, Fred Mencourt retiring from the hotel busi ness, aud B. L. Eaton, proprietor of the Metropole, taking his place. On Mon day, after breaklast, the new manage ment will take hold of the house and it will hereafter be run on the American plan. Sorveved the JK;tw V.illy. Kansas Cm, Aug. 11. A geological survey of the K-.uv river valley at this point has been begun by Rev. Mr. John Bennett and his assistants. The work is conducted no ler the instruction of the State University at Lawrence, and is to locate the diiftrent strata of rock and kinds of clay and gravel. Rev. Air. Ben nett and his corps will speud about two weeks in this county and may locate the valuable ores that are supposed, to under lie this vicinity. Organizes as u X.itloniil ZVtnlc. El Dorado, Aug. 11. ihe Merchants' bank of this place will at once orgaaiza as a national bank, with $30,000 capital, and with a number of strong men as stockholders. H. II. Gardner, formerly of the Exchange National bank, will be assistant cashier. Will Sell II i ItainiiiKktns Secret. Wichita, Aug. 11. It is said that George Mathews has completed a deal with one of the counties of Missouri, not far from St. Louis, to sell his raiumaking secret. The coud.tiorn of the alleged sale are that he is to g.-t 500 and a good and valid bond of o,UtM that the secret shall not be given out for rive years or used outside of tiie county purchasing it. THE HE NAT E A DJOUIINS. Visitors DUippoined and I ( 1 1 Sot iluck. A 1 at. in Invdii4'in. Washington", Aug. 11. The senate chamber was the storm center of the tar iff conllict today. Eariy in the day larger crovsds thronged the lobbies leading to the senate galleries, and struggled for points of van' age for the expected debate on Senator ILh'o resolution directing the senate tariff eonleirces to report on the situation. A.l the public galleries were filled, and the crowds ovetiljwed into the corridors outside. At 12:30 Senator Hill arose and asked that his resolution introduced yesterday be eonsidere.L Ha gave way, however, to Senator (Jhat-dler. who i'.s-k-d that tho resolution for an investigation of the al leged irregularities in the recent Ala bama election go over until next Monday. Mr. Chan Tier spoke sarcastically of Alabama eiection methois. Senator Pugh (Djiu. Alabama) said the investi gation Vould be futile, as t'ae returns were wholly within the jurisdiction of the state authorities. Senator Gray (Dem.) objected to the resolution going over o l tho ground that it would iud.reetly givo countenance to the subject matter of the investigation. Mr. Chandler obtained leave to with draw tho resolution and immediately re offered it, which carries it over, the clerk then read the Hill resolution of the tariff conference. Mr. Cockrell moved to go into execu tive session. The motion prevailed, and at 2:01 p. m. the senate went into execu tive session. The vote stood a tie 35 to u.j. Vice President Stevenson voted aye Cockrell'd motion was made to gain time, and was in the intere;t of the tariff bill and in opposition to Hill. The senate adjourned at 2:12 p. m., to the great disappointment of the crowd, and a breathing spell over Sunday is thus given the democrats iu which to quietly canvass the tariff situation. Tlie lirlay Iticjcle Kiarrt. Gibbon. Neb., Aug 11. The Washington-Denver relay b. cycle race passed Gibbon at 10:25 o'clock. Marshall's band will give their usual concert at Gailie.d pork Sunday after noon. Toara iu the liocl.y Ilonntain. The "Scenic Line of the World," the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, offers to tourist? in Colorado, Utah ami New Mex ico the choicct resorts, and to the trans continental traveler the grandest scenery. Double daily train service with through Pullman sleepers and tourists' cars be tween Denver and Sin Francisco and Los Angeles. For descriptive pamphlets address S. A. Hooper. G. P. A., Denver, CoL UNION PACIFIC ROUTE. Denvrr.Colorsda Siprinst and Pueblo 13 for the Konttl Trip. Tickets on sale August 10th and 11th, jjood returning August 19, 23 and Sep tember 13, lb04. For all information call at 525 Kansas ave. A. M. Fuller, City Agent. All the drives an I walks in Garfield park will be sprinkled, so that persons attending the concert will not be annoye,d as they were last Sunday. Iittslmri. JPsu, and II etiirn. Santa Fe, Route. For National Reunion G. A. R. Tickets sold September 7 and S, good to return uutil September 23. at $21.50 for the round trip. The Dispatch Band will give a grand concert at Vinewool tomorrow afternoon at 2:3 ). Admission rive cents. The coolest place- in the city for a Innch or good diaaer U at Whitney, 730 Kansas avenue. TOPEKANS IN A SCANDAL. Mrs. A. K. Green Has Her Hmbaod and Miss Lilly Kulin Arrested. Cedar Rapids, la., Aug. 11. A. E. Green and Aiiss Lilly Kuhn were arrest ed here last night on the charge of im proper relations. Green is a traveling man and is well known iu all the larger cities of the state. Five years ago he lived in Topeka, Kan sas, where he was married, having a wife and live children. At the time he was covering Kansas territory he met a petite brunette at Salina, Miss Lilly Kuhn. After a time Green deserted his wife and family and came to Cedar Rapids, bringing with him Miss Kuhn, whom he introduced as bis wife. '1 hey moved in good society, were enthusiastic cyclists and attracted considerable atten tion. Mrs. Green arrived from Topeka. and after a consultation with the police, swore out a warrant charging her hus band and Miss Kuhn with improper re lations. They are now in jaiL A. E. Green was formerly proprietor of the place known as the Poppendick house on East Sixth street and sold out about five years ago. Ella Green, the well known traveling woman for a St. Louis paint house, is his sister, and when hs went out of the hotel business she persuaded him to become a drummer for the same house she travels for. He lived with his family at 1S14 West Tenth street but after he went on the road his visits to his home became less and less frequent. He was here last some time last winter. The family still live at the same place. It consists of Mrs. Green and four children the eldast daughter being employed in the Santa Fe offices. The youngest is a boy about about 10 years old. The family is respectable and well known iu the western part of the city, but although her neighbors knew that :rs. Green was in trouble she never talked to anyone about it. How's This! We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of Catarrah that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrah Cure. f. J. cheney & co.. Toledo, O. We, the undersighued, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi ness transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their iirui. West & Traux, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledj. O. Hall's Catarrah Cure is taien internal ly, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testi monials sent free. Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. THE JUDGE'S CARRIAGE. the Marshal Gets It Paid for as Trans. lortation of Prisoners. Attorney General Olney tells ths following story about Justice Gray of the United States supreme court. Judge Gray prefers riding to walk ing; and a carriage, or cab to a streetcar. When ha first hell court in Boston, he asked the United State Marshal to provide him with a car riage t transport hiin f rom his hotel to the court and back to the hotel after tne day's sassion. Tha marshal was commeadably prompt aad ?heerful in complying with the wishes of th3 d istingnished jm ist;. From Boston Ju Ige Gray wjnt to Providence to hold court. He asked the Cnited States marshal there to provide him with a carriage to carry him back and forth. The marshal said he could not do so without paving- for the vehicle oat of his own pocket. 'Rut the marshal at Boston fur nished me with a carriage, and had no tronblo with his accounts," said Judge Gray. "I dont see how he did it," pro tested the Providence marshal. "I know if I tried it that item in my ac counts would be disallowed."' "Very well," said Judge Gray. "Of course, I don't want you to par for my carriage," anil lie paid it himself, and .the incident closed so far as he was concerned. Not so with the Providence marshal. He wrote to the Boston marshal and asked him how he had managed to have his charge for a carriage for Judge Gray's use between the hotel and the courthouse allowed by the de partment here. "Easy enough," wrote the Boston man in reply. "It's plain," he con tinued, "that you've not been mar shal long. I provided Judge Gray with the carriage, and my accounts went through the department without any trouble. You see. I put the item of the judge's carriage under the head of 'care and transportation of prisoners. ' " focnod'i Lesson in Mo lesty. Gounod, the great musician who died a few months ago, was once waited upon by a young poet anxious far guidance in some work on which he was engaged at the time. Advice was generously given. and then, struck perhaps "by his friend's demeanor, Gounod, told him that as he grew in his art he could judge of the masters of the past as he (Gounod) now ju lged of the famous composers of former days. "At your asre," Gounod pro ceeded, -I used to say 'I': at 23 I said 'I and Mozart'; at 40 'Mozart and I. Now I say Olozart.'" A IJeautlful Rricljre. One of the finest bridges in Europe is now being constructed across tha Danube at Cernavoda. Roumania, by French engineers. It has a length of 2100 feet, divided into five bays. It height is 103 feet to the roadway, and its highest point is 1C3 feet abova high water. It is of steel, and is sup ported on thirty piers. Ths effect is said to be "one of elegance and light ness, the lines standing out like delicate la'cework against the sky." The State Jockxal'i Want and Mis cellaneous columns reach each working day in the week more thaa twice as many Topoka people ai can be reached through any other paper. This is a fact. AFTER "THE PULL 31 AN CO. Attorney Gen-rat of illinoU Files a l'o- tltion to Tak Away It Charter. Chicago, 111., Aug. 11. The Pullman Palace Car company charter is appar ently in peril. Tha attorney general of Illinois at noon today filed a petition asking that the charter bo declared void on the grounds that its provisions have been violated. The petition setd forth that the charter as granted allowed the company to purchase, control and con vey uch property as was necessary to successful prosecution of their business. The corporation has far exceeded its privileges, the document declares, owing to a vast amount of real estate in the town of Pullman and vicinity which is in no wise necessary to the business. The petition declares that the company has practically usurped tho powers of municipality, owning numerous business blocks, residences aud factory sites, con trolling the stock in other corporations, and furnish power to other manu factories. OFF FOB 31E11IDEX. Two Hundred Republican Gol'p to A t- teuil tlie Jtuily. Almost two hundred Topekaus took advantage of the excursion to Mer.dea to hear Ben. Clover tell why he left the Populist party and to listen to the speeches made by Ed. Iloch and Mrs. Thurston. They went on a special train over the Santa Fe and will come back this even ing about supper time. The train con sisted of a baggage car and three coaches, and left at half past niue o'cIock. The fare for the round trip was forty cents. MAY PLAY BALL SUNDAY. An lrjunctitm Agraiiiic the Chicago Ltase Ilall Club Dissolve,!. Chicago, Aug. 11. Judge Horton to day granteU an injunction restraining the Ctiicago league ball team from play ing baseball on Sunday. The injunction was asked by tha International Sunday Observance league. After lengthy arguments by attorneys, the court dissolved the inj unction t his afternoon and the league game will be played tomorrow. TODAY'S "MARKET HE PORT. Furniftlied by tlie Attociated Press to tho Slale Journal. Chicago, Aug. 11. Grains opened easier today ou account of more or less heavy showers throughout most of the corn belt outside of ICausas, but the gov ernment crop report made public after the close of the board yesterd ty was bullish and cables were firm, an 1 these factors together with buying orders from the outside caused the markets to turn lirm. But business was light owing to an indisposition to carry trades over Sun day in view of the possibilities of the weather in the meantime and fluctua tions were confined to narrow limits. September wne.it opened at oiif. the latter yesterday's closing prices, sold between and ?c. ! - September corn started at uo; j against ; :it tlif rhiSH vestenlav. i-ul.l tin w 54 .'4., up to 55 Jo, off to 5 aud then at5j8 .way started 34o lower at 53, receded to 52 rallied to oiJg , oil to 5!3 and back to September oats sold between SIJ3 and 81 H, against 31 : 't ,8 at the close yes- terday. Provisions were strong on the theory that they are not on a parity with tlie advaucwd pric of corn. The chief trad ing in pork was in the January future, winch advanced from if ItJ.lii1 the clos ing price yesterday to $ 13.95, easing oil to". 13.8 i . September lard showed an advance of 5 cents at ono time, but receded 71c. September ribs gained I'y.c but lost 5c oi it. In the later trading grains were quite weak. September corn sold down to 33 Jt and Septe nber wheat 55 . li.'ceiois Wheat 4i;3,Ual bu.; corn 91, 65;J; oats. 224,975. Shipments Wheat, 12,029 bu.; corn, lSS.u'Jti; oats, 258.593. Whkat Lower. August 54; Sep tember 5554(?sc; December 59. Cors Steady. August, 534 ; Sep tember 54; October 5;i'.,.c. Oats Lower. August, 30tc; Mav 35l8'c. Pokk Higher. September, $13.35; January .$13.70. Lard Higher. September, $7.44; January, $7.45. Ribs Firm. September, $7.02 Jc; January $7.U0. Rye Dull. 43c. Baki.ey Steady 55. Flaxseed-Quiet. $1.28. Timothy Seed Firm. $5.00.5.10. Hogs Receipts for today lrt.UJo; official yesterday 34,!5l6; shipments yesterday 9,502; lefi over about 12.000; quality rather poor. Market fairly active; good lots strong and common weak. General market steady. Sales ranged atf 4.8J43 5.25 for light; $ 4. Go 4. 80 for rough packing; $4.8J5.30 for mixed; $5.0U 5.35 for heavy packing and shipping lots; pigs, 4.404.90. Cattle Receipts for today, 1,500; receipts yesterday 9,109; shipments yes terday 44,242. Market slow bi t 8 -iady. Good, to best grades were : om aally lirm; others steady at yesterda'a quota tions. Sheep Receipts today 1,500; receipts yesterday 4,S25; shipments yesterday 80. Market steady. yini!- Citr irarict. Cattle Receipts 4,500; shipments 3. 500. Market bteady to strong. Texas steers $1.503.0J; beef steers, $2.5'J g4.65; native cows, $1.503.25; stockers and feeders, f-1.50 3. 00. Hoos Receipts 8,300; shipments 3.5U0. Market strong tolo cents higher. Bulk of sales. $4.90(g5.03; heavies $4.95 5.20; packers, $3,001.3.20; mix ed, $4.855.05; lights, $4.930,5.03; pigs, $4.504.9-3. Shkbp and Lambs Receipts, 1,0J9; shipments 400. Market steady. Kansas City. August 11. Wheat tl cent lower. No. 2 hard 4$c; No. 3 hard, 47Jc; No. 2 red 48c-" No. 3 red, 47c; rejected, 43c Cork Jt&lc lower. No. 2 mix ed, 52Q.53; No. 2 white, 5252Jc. 0AT:i Slow Jc lower. No. 2 mixed, 31732c; No. 2 white, 31c. Rye Firm. No. 2, 52a Flax Seed Steady, f 1.171.19. Bran Steady. 66680. Hay Firm. Timothy, f9.00&50; prairie, f 6.75S.OO. Butter Firm. Creamery, 1620c; dairy, 14(f5l6c. Eggs Firm at 9c. 1 he Topeka Drug Co., in opera house. Highest of vU in Leavening1 Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Re: n NX K 1 Wi-a Vv bsi NORTH TOPEKA. Items of Intrt lroia tfi North. SI Is of ttie juLi vr. L. C. Betts was in from Slenoken to day. Miss Maggie Collisi is spending a few days in the country. Mrs. J. II. Stuart, of Drexel, Ma, is visiting her parents, Mr. aud Mrs. M. M. II ale. Mrs. C. A. Herring has returned from a week's visit among' relatives at Perry and Lawrence. A. W. Lacey departed today for the mountains to join Mrs. Lacey, who haa been at Manitou some weeks. Walter Peck, who has been, night clerk at the Union Pacific, has accepted a similar position at the National. Charles Hylt who, with his wife, has been visiting his brother, John lly It, re turned today to his home in Essex. Ia. There was a match game of base ball between theRossville aud.Menoken clubs at the grounds of the latter yesterday. Ed Hoch, of Marion, stopped at the Union Pacific last night on his way to Meriden, where he ia billed to speak to day. S. A. Bedwell, manager of the insane asylum and hospital on this side, left to day for a abort visit to Colorado, for the benefit of his health. Go to Will Griffith's for tho best tin, galvanized iron aud pump work. Monarch gasoline stoves at Henry's. Go to Henry's for rooting and spout ing. A full leather extension top surrey for $100, at Lukens Bros., North Topeka. "Our New Delight" and all Dangler stoves at II. M. Climes. W. C. Sly has moved his millinery two doors south of the old stand, aud is clos ing out Rummer millinery at cost 123 North Kansas avenue. Frank llenuessey, an insane young man from Jewell county, was brought to the Bedwell asylum last night for treat ment. His insanity is due to a sun stroke. S. T. Cromwell, who is said to ba tlie only Democrat in Menoken township, will leave Monday for a visit to his old home in Indiana. He will be acebm- pauied by Mrs. Cromwell. The pastor having returned there will l:e services both morning aud evening at the Congregational church. The theme at 11 a. m. will be ''Tarrying by the Stuff." At 8 p. m. the pastor will epeak of his experiences at his lirst Christian Endeavor national convention. Rev. W. L. Byers has returned from a stay of a month at Chambersbury, Pa., and the sanitarium at Clifton Springs, N. Y. lie is much improved in health. He started home before the notice ar rived that he had been granted an ex tension of a month ou his vacation. Rev. Wrn. J. Osborne, of Kansas City, Kan., will occupy Rev. J. R. Madison's pulpit at tho Kansas Avenue M. E. church at 11 o'clock tomorrow. TheEp worth league of the First M. E church will conduct tho evening services. Rev. Mr. Osborne will preach at Linn Creek iu the evening. HIS GOODS ARRTVIlT HERE. JlXr. Applejard's Hou,eliol:l Xurai.ura Ite-iCtiPS the City To'!;ty. The household goods belong, ng toMr. Appleyard, proprietor of tho Oaklanl woolen mill, arrived today on the Stati Fe and are being unloaded at the old starch factory where the car was side tracked. Mr. Appleyard's family horse also arrived today. Before he left Topeka he rented a house in Oakland and the goods are be ing taken to the house, which will be furnished to await the arrival of the family who are expected soon. LOCAL MENTION. The last of the Santa Fe's new Rich mond locomotives went west to the New Mexico division todav. It was No. 12.). Police OilicerJohn Dagg is sick enough to not be able for duty, and Charles Botham was this morning sworn in to take his place for a few days. Major E. N. Morrill, the Republican candidate for governor, was in Topeka a few hours yesterday afternoon on his way to Winfield, where he is to speak at tho Cowley county convention today. R. J. Sloat, the Populist nominee for representative, is making his campaign on the "finish the state house" platform. The idea is that it would furnish employ ment for the idle laboring men in this citj'. Fred Johnson, the Santa Fe shop man w hom Watchman Wiley arrested a week ago charging him with stealing coal from a flat car, and who was released by Judge E-isminger, has been discharged by the company. A. Ulcam of feunaiiiiie. If there is any one thing which more than another is calculated to bring joy and gladness to the printer man this hot weather it is a dish, or two dishes, of delicious ice cream such as is made by Scott Bros. Hence it was that the hearts of the employes of the State Journal went out in thankfulness to these popu lar caterers yesterday when they un loaded a large tank of their best at the office door. It was frozeu perfectly, del icately flavored, sweeteued just right and was greatly enjoyed. The writer of this felt like saying to every man, woman and child in Topeka, better go and get yourself some. Xf w Torlt IS ink Kt :trm;nl, NewYork, Aug. 11. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes; Reserve, decrease 2,050,850; loans, in crease $2,318,300; specie, increase $505. 800; legal tenders, decrease $2,686,500; deposits, decrease $519400; circulation, decrease $27,200. The banks now hold $63,02,950 in excess of the require ments of the 23 per cent rule. The Daily tor at a Joukau prints ail the new. 1 k 1 1 LAUNCHING A DATTLE-GH 1 1 It Is a t'trc;lx 1-To1j1iii nnfi k r-i . jUiitak Would ( oit Million. Albert 1-raukiin jiannews 1 Interesting story of 'Tfie E-v.i .t 01 a jsniue-smp." in trie 1 mt i' Thi9 is a history of the construe 1 1 of the Indiana, so far the onlv -of this cla-s we have in our i ;iv After des ribing the wonderful 0 of this nion-ite.r, the most for ml .1 1 engine of war in the world, and t manner of its construction, I Matthews says: .So the building goes on until t launching day comes, and two ! i ways are built up tigainst, the i t 1: of the vessel, and tlie keei-t io ; s which it has been zesting are fcno away. In the launch of the India Mr. Nixon ran a row of electri." li -' k. . . V-. .1. I L ... . . , r. 9 ,V... . uentiiui Hie uunum ui tuu adding another innovation to the tails of' American ship-build r Each launching way consists of u; and lower plankintr, between v. h is snread thousands of bounds ot t best tallow. At the bow of tt: b" these upper and lower (link, clamped together, and when ail ready they are sawed apirt, and t vessel starts. The upper viri o; t ways si. des Into the water with t vessel, and the lower part with i smoking hot tallow remains tat: ary. A launch in these days is so stur aim so soon t'uuBu, laiciy u i uj . j more than twelve seconds from s . to finish, that one scarcely re,J its uiineuiues. a nice ii;itj -, ate . KfiInTflv rip,'fss:i rv: it. miit, 1 time, when the tidal water 1- l i. est: it must be of stuart speed, v-f not to stick on its downward journ ... .1.. ... .. r, . I i r ....... 1 . coiupiished without stia.niug. complex a thing is a Iuuik h that, t carelul 1 ug.neei-iti-rharge is ab estimate the strain on every pm me ves.iei ioreery puMLion u o pies, at intervals of one loot, on way down the in line There is one supreme mouir-n t. is when the vessel is tie 1 1 iy 1 w o-i i i ; in the wute The buoyancy 1,; water raises the vesse . a n-1 l h -. its weight on its shouidc-rs. Hi is whttrc the greatest 1 . 1 1 1 i- r clr-iinlriT i-o r 1 1 n -: t - t w I vh'inl'l t . . , b eak down, tho vo-m v, 1 r 1 1 i 11 :"d :i 11 1 a 1 1 c r of ri :i : I i- in a snip lik; tho Indiana v.', ) was launched. The launch over, the m n h : m' : lifted in and 11 tied, and it, ii the boaul of government, ) 1 who look the vessel over inch iv iu the fires are start i. and !!: ir ttin filfriivj l-'ir f. itir 1.,,'irc r suppressed excitement that an-.' sei, the engines are run at tuil i A premium or a penally is at now. Tnc breakage of a host r disarrangement of ,1 valve may cm thousands of dollars ofiov 10 r .Anl"lr,,ri; '11 .1 t hull I".,, i P V' ! . s . . !' , lULiiL'u 111 Hie ure-.uijiMN, noi,i! : ! JCrtcii u 11 1 1 1 liiu nit, 1 71 o , ci- v,' "-' drinking-water w th oatmeal n led upon it is run down to ihes.i i rubber tube from a bariei ;i t deck. A hose is played on the c -machinery in places where tl . danger from overheating, as tl it were on tire. Almost every j : tit t'oal : sp.,1 tin The t.rin is ,1 r , t . selected. Wnen the four hours are j and the strain is over, a s'gh of r : from KVPrv one on hoard, a; ! from the vessel herself, km.' up, a the hip passes from the o'iWf to the Govern merit, and d.iy an day while she is in cormn s on t Hag will l.e saluted, and tlie c.- more of other ceremonies an 1 f r ;o ities observed on a. mati-of-v j.r v, follow. Ita 1 1 Jo ins. Hail loir.ts arc cost v r nr! , railway track, much moreiostiv ti any one unacquainted w.th su h :. ters would 1 elieve. '1 hey are c paratlvely expensive to maKc, .1 uuit LUdiu i,uiiiuui; is .a uai u iii . ., , The rails now laid in to s , ,: are generally thirty feet long, a I this length were increased tue her of oinis would naturally creased. 1 hit. as, t.herii a r, , ages in the way of lengths riii 1 present ra.ls, the matt-r ha-, t; -; tracted much attention unt il r t lv, when eleven engineers of 0,1, reputation made a report on t.h ject to General Manager l. ' :. the Rock Island Road. 'lb... in tt toa uuf.i n 11 t -in 1 .rif i n 1 f 1.. 1 v economy with ,'M-foot rai.s of : mile in the lirst ' o-t of utits ;.. S u tulle in maintenance u- i newais. "With 00-ioot raiis th?-: ; 11 res licrnmfi arid .j 4 1 ri st (ri,- ly. The roiling iahls do not : anxious to make rails over thirty in length, but the Nor.oSic and V, ern road buys 00-foot 1 r- r t - - . r increase of but $- a ton. '1 !h: s, length mcst ft.vored at 1 re-en t 1-, feet, of wli.ch about sixty ur'.-- : now in use. Thirty-time f t r ; are used on a part o. tii I vanio Unci west of Pitts!. aris. i committee 01 engineers ui t, i gard the latter leDgtii w.th 1 favor, however, for It recom- that each road re present el m General Managers' Assocm'So.-i ; several miles of f.O-foot rai: -: watch them carefully, laA'Aitj ;- reiiorta. - -