STATE JOURNAL, FEIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1891.
The State Journal
Cficlal Paper cf the .City cf Topeka.
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Washington, Sept. 28. Forecast till 8
p. m. Saturday. For Kansas: Fair;
cooler Saturday afternoon; southerly
winds, becoming ncrther'y.
A Civic Feleratiok ia the proper
thing' for Topeka; we must come to it.
The judge are still silent in regard
to tha passes which they have carefully
concealed ia Jtheir walleti, but perhaps
they are doing1 a good dal of thinking.
The effort ia to be madt to put the Re
publicans back in power la Kansas this
fall, but not the same Rjp ublicans that
were driven out in A great lesson
was learned then.
Why do not the other newspapers ia
this town speak nut against these prize
fights that are ruining th) reputation of
Topeka for culture and high moral?
We are astonished that a paper which
used to ba a power for good doea not
boldly take a stand for public decency?
Ret. J. D. Uotki.v ia a powerful
speaker and a strong mar. Had he been
in congress instead of Jeff Hudson, the
Third Kansas district would have at
tracted more attention. But Botkin will
scarcely be elected. Domocrats won't
vote for him, and Prchibitionista don't
like him because he forsook them.
If Topeka had a Civic Federation per
haps It would put some cf the backbone
in County Attorney Saflord which he
leemi to lack. He could, depend on the
soli! support of an association of the best
citizens and could afford to snap his fin
gers at the jcinti.Ht and pugilistic element
w hlca he seems now to regard with too
There ought tj be no further hesita
tion in bringing about a joint debate be
tween Charles Curtis and Stephen M.
?cott. Every day of delay indicates that
Howel Jones' committee ia in fear. The
commif.ee may fear, but the Republicans
of this district do not. If Charlie Curtis
ivho has had two hard foi gfct campaigns
and a term in congress if n't a match for
S. M. Scott we miaa our iueas. Let the
debate go cn.
Rev. A S. Embres ia ail riffht on the
woman suffrage questioa. Ue took a
vacation in the Rocaies, went up into a
high mountain, aa it were, and communed
alone with nature; now ho has returned
to us clothed and in his right mind.
There is where yon are mistaken, have
you read the interview ia the Kansas
City Star. Poor man he is more daft
than ever on prohibition. Kansas Lever.
The interview wasn't in the Star. It
was in the State Joup kil first, and the
State Journal is tba only paper that
interviewed 31 r. Linbr. Our interview
occupied a column. Re si the State
Journal if you want th-j freshest news
about everythinsr. It has tb.e most and
the best interviewers of aajr paper in
llasssa or Ha suae City.
TUB AT THEM FAIRLY.
We "rode cn a puss and paid the Santa
Fe road by advertising for just six
months. When the road found we were
not to be hu.hed in advocating railroad
legislation, a renewal was not forthcom
ing. There is not a Populist paper in
this part of Kansa3 that we know of that
lias this privilege of advertising for a
pass. On the contrary, there is not a Re
publican paper that does not have it, so
far as we know. People's Paper, Staf
ford. This applies to our case also. The
Beacon was cut oil two years ago, while
every other paper in this county carries
a pass, some of them with less than half
the circulation of this paper. Oil, these
railroad officials are a sweet set! They
are nearly as pure as the driven snow.
Great Bend Beacon.
We think that both these papers labor
under a misapprehension. Ia it because
they are Populist papers that the rail
road company has ceased to do bus'.aosa
with them, or rather isn't it because
these papers have heaped abuse on the
railroads? In the above the Beacon says:
"Oh, these railroad officials are a
sweet set! They are nearly aa
pure as the driven snow." If
the Beacon is accustomed to
using that kind of language toward
one of its customers, is it surprising that
that customer withdraws his business?
Would the Beacon publish such sayings
about any one of its patrons in Great
Many newspapers think they are free
to abuse a railroad company ad libitum,
but the members of a railroad company
have feelings ju3t like other people. A
corporation may have no soul, but the
people who compose it have, and they
will resent insulting things said of them.
Railroad legislation and even govern
ment ownership of railroads may be dis
cussed in sober argumentative tone as all
such things ought to be discussed, but
there is no excuse or demand for violent
personal denunciation of railroad mana
gers. They are following a legitimate
business, one that has been of incalcula
ble importance to the country and are
entitled to tha same consideration as any
other class of business men.
If the people or a part of them believe
that the present system of running rail
roads ia not the best, they have every
right to discuss these matters, but an
editor should not expect to abuse the
men who manage the railroads and at
the same time get their advertising.
That would be expecting too much of
Neosho County Chronicle: The news
papers of Kansas have responded nobly
to the stand taken by the Topeka Joch
kal demanding that judges, especially
those of the supreme court, refuso tj ac
cept free passes from the railroad com
panies. The position of the Journ al is
a strong one, has but one sida to it, aud
whether it succeeds in its endoavor or
not, will be sustained by tha people.
There is nothing, absolutely no return
that a judge in the supremo court or any
other court can give to a railroad com
pany in lieu of the courtesy of free trans
portation from a railroad company, un
less it would ba to favor the company in
some litigation it might have with indi
viduals. Yet for years the judges of
Kansas, the members cf the supreme
court, have traveled on pases from the
railroads throughout their jurisdiction.
What a disagreeable story this is that
comes from Dr. McCaaey'a castle of
wretchedness west of town. A poor old
soldier's chair ia taken away from him
and given to one of the members of the
state board of charities Topeka Jock-
The chair was taken by W. S. Wait
and the World does not believe Dr. 31c
Casey was a party to it We know that
there is bad blood between McCasey and
Wait. Lawrence World.
Dr. McCasey a3 superintendent of the
insane asylum could have prevented the
chair from being taken from the old
soldier. That is just what ails McCasey;
he hasn't the backbone to prevent
abuses at the asylum. It is not vicioua
ness that is HcCaaey's failing, so much
as it is weakness and incompetency. If
he were a man of force and character he
would manage his institution without
perpetual fights and insurrections, or he
Chicago has a Civic Federation to see
that the laws are enforced, New York
has a similar organization, Philadelphia
has a municipal league. Other smaller
cities are beginning to discuss the idea.
Topeka should also move in this direc
tion. The way to have the laws enforced,
it seems, is to form a nonpartisan associ
ation of citizens, none of whom shall be
permitted to run for office. This associ
ation shall look after the oilicers of the
law and ?i them enforce the laws.
With three pr'ze lights a week, where
doea the boasted refinement and culture
of Topeka come in? Thousands of peo
ple have moved to this town from other
parts of Kansas because of the reputa
tion of the city for everything that ele
vates and educates. Are we going to al
low this reputation to be ruined by a lot
of bums and plug uglies who do not add
a cent to the prosperity of the town, and
who do detract from its credit?
11 US. STANFORD'S ACCOUNT
She Has 'Handled Over a Million Dol
lars In One Tear.
Ban Francisco, Sept. 28. Jane La
thrope Stanford has filed in the probate
court here her first annual account as ex
ecutrix of the estate of the late Senator
Stanford. The account covers the period
from June, 1S93, to September, 1S.')L dur
ing which Mrs. . Stanford has haadled
money from the estate to the amount of
one million live hundred and seventy
thousand dollars, and has disbursed
during the same period one million three
hundred and seventy-one thousand dol
lars. There is a family named Fruit at Great
Bend. They are aboat the kind to be had
oat thi"e without irrigatkn.
TaY tt tat r
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ii Hie Migjnoui.
AVe are going to sell you Tomorrow the best One
Dollar Glove ever sold in Topeka or any other city.
Fine Kid with 4 large pearl buttons and Gussst fingers.
Colors Black, Tans, Modes, Grays and Browns. These
gloves are usually sold for 31.50 pair. Our price is only
S1.00 pair. Com and s:o theso.
Here is another. Ths Carnot GlOVO. Try it, it is
a beauty imported for our own special trade. This
has large pearl buttons, Gusset fingers and fancy em
broidered back. Colors, Brown, Black, Tans, Modes,
Slates, Greens. AVe never offered such a beautiful glove
before for SI. 50 pair.
If you wrant a good Glove for a little money, ask
for the Mignoa with Gusset fingers.
MORE ABOUT PASSES.
Secretary Osborn and Auditor
Prather Mads an Agreement
NOT TO USE PULLMAN PASSES.
Both Sent Theirs Back, But Prather
Afterwards Asked, fori Trip Pass
an Mas Parmer" on Passes.
Secretary of State Osborn
never rides in a Pullman car.
To a State Journal reporter
Secretary of State Osborn said:
not in town when you were interviewing
the members of the state board of rail
road assessors about Pullman passes, but
I have this to say on that subject, I never
ride in a Pullman car."
"But have you a Pullman pass?"
"No, I have not."
"Did you ever have one?"
"Yes, I did have one, but I sent it back.
It was a bhort time after I received my
pass that I was talking about this matter
with Van Prather and told him that I did
not think it was the proper thing for us to
accept and ride on Pullman passes and
we agreed that we would send our
passes back. I sent mine back at that
time and aome time afterwards Van told
me he had sent his back. Since the A
R. U. trouble last spring, I have boy
cotted a Pullman just as I do a rattle
snake. As to railroad passes, I have
passoa As is customary, they were sent
to me aa a state officer, and I have used
them. I am opposed to the pass system
aud I am not a candidate for ufilce,
Van B. Prather doesn't seem to have
kept his compact with Secretary Osborn,
at le4st not in spirit. The secretary of
state says to the auditor, "Let's send our
Pullman passes back." The auditor
says "All right," and the passes are
sent back, but when the auditor wants to
go east he sends and gets a trip pass.
KANSAS FARMKH EN DO USES
A Leading; Agricultural Paper on tlie Giving-
Out of Pauses.
The Kansas Farmer, non-partiaan, and
the leading agricultural paper in the
west, endorses the Statk Journal's agi
tation against the use of passes by state
aud judicial officers in the following pow
"The w ar on the pass system has brok
en out afresh and ought to be continued
until it Bhall become impossible for any
public official to obtain or use a free
pass. It is, however, not worth while to
expect to prevent officials from taking
and using passes by mere force or pub
lic sentiment or of morals. Human na
ture is not changed by placing the pro
prietor of any particular piece
of it in office. Experience shows
that while passes are available they
will be not only accepted but sought
after by the great majority of executive,
legislative and judicial officers, not only
for themselves, but also for the members
of their families, relatives and friends, to
the exhaustion of their credit with the
"It is idle to say that efficials who thus
solicit or even accept unsolicited these
valuable "courtesies" are uninfluenced
by them. ro also are the hosts of at
torneys at the county seat and the county
"la there a reuaady?
"This is a difficult question. Many
remedies have been proposed, but the
trouble with all was that they had to be
voted on by legislators whose pockets
were full of passes and whose applica
tions were in for many more.
The railroads themselves probably find
the paas business leas burdensome than
many suppose. The writer has recently
taken the trouble to ask eeveral conduc
tors for estimate of the percentage of
traveling done oh passes. The replies
vary somewhat, but the proportion of
passes is less than has been believed. A
late estimate is that of the miles traveled
during ordinary times, less than one in
two hundred is on passes. At times of
conventions or political campaigns, there
is considerable increase of passes, but
the estimates are that even this increase
is not sufficient to bring the average, in
cluding newspaper passes, above one-half
of 1 per cent.
"It will readily be seen that so small a
proportion cuts but an insignificant
iigure in the business of a railroad and is
not to be considered in comparison to
the influence upon the pass-holders and
those who hope to get passes."
JOHN NEWELL A -N I PASSES.
The President of the Lake Shore Strongly
Opposed to Passes.
In line with the railroad pass agitation
now in progress the following story ia
During the years that John Newell
was president of the Lake Shore road it
viras well understood that it was a diffi
cult matter to get a pass over that line.
So opposed waa the president to the
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vill to a Great Day for
whole pass system that persons that were
really entitled to such favors often met a
flat refusal. He often carried the matter
6o far as to decline to iaaue passes to
railway officials, which, under the court
esies between railroad officials, has been
the custom, and when he issued
piasses he limited such transporta
tion to certain trains, so re
stricting the pass that but few railway
officials have ridden on the fast mail or
the limited trains of that road. He car
ried this limiting of passes even to rail
way presidents, as is evidenced in the
On a recent New Year's Piesident
Newell made up his packet of exchange
passes and sent them out. Across the end
of the one he Bent President Caldwell
waa printed in red ink the words: "Not
good on limited or fast trains." By re
turn mail came President Caldwell's an
nual pass on the Nickel-plate to Presi
dent Newell. Across its face in flaring
red ink and in the bold handwriting of
Jr'resident Caldwell were written the
words: "Not good on passenger trains."
Sirs. Mary Trainer Dead.
Mrs. Mary Trainer, who was confined
in the county jail awaiting trial for vio
lating the prohibitory law until she was
too sick from dropsy to stay there anv
longer, when she was removed to Bed
well's hospital on the north side, died
last evening a little before supper time.
She waa a widow, about forty-four ye$Qn
old. She waa buried from Hogan's un
dertaking rooms at 2 o'clock rfhis after
noon, and was interred in the Catholic
Ilarbecns at Port Kiley,
There was a big barbecue and Repub
lican meeting at Fort Riley yesterday
that was attended by about 4,000 people.
The Rock Island put rive passenger
coaches on its morning freight train from
McFarland and carried 30O people. Dick
Blue and George L. Douglass spoke.
Three beeves were killed but they were
not enough for the people.
Beans That Hop.
General Manager J. J. Frey, of the
Santa Fe, this morning received a box of
beans from Mexico. The beans jump
around like bugs and are a great curios
ity. There is a worm inside of each one,
which makes it hop. When the worm
diee, which is in about eight montha, the
bean ceases to move.
It is reported that Lord Rothschild
has undertaken to train zebras for car
fifty thousand per annum is the mar
riage dower of the young women of the
Ex-Governor Spragne of Rhode Island
is discharging the duties of chief of po
lice of Narragansott Pier.
Teresita Cauzio, the daughter of Gen
eral Garibaldi, is -writing the story of
his life in its most intimate details.
Robert Blaine, brother of the late sec
retary, has been appointed to a 900
clerkship in the library of congress. H3
was appointed without political in
fluence. Phaabe Irwin, a spinster of 55 years,
whose home is at Ottuma, Ia., ha&
brought suit against Rev. Christopher
L.ozenDerg, aged u years, lor a large
sum for blighted affections.
W. Tang of the sanitary corps of
Hamburg saved Aug. 6 a man from
drowning. Reference to his diary show
ed that he was the two hundred and
ninety-fifth thus 6aved by Herr Tang.
General George R. Jessup received
two letters at his residence in Marietta,
Ga., the other day, which bore the post
mark 1859, and whose writers are dead.
Where the letters have been all this
time is a mystery.
It was the boast of the late John Ar
kins of The Rocky Mountain News that
he went through the war without rising
above the rank of corporal. Ha wa3 a
member cf the Fifth Minnesota, of
which Archbishop Ireland was chaplain.
The composer of "Manon, " Signor
Puccini, was arrested as a spy in Malta,
as photographs of the fortworks were
found in his possession. He was allowed
to go free, however, upon the destruc
tion of the photos arid was invited to a
ball that evening.
Pierre Loti, the famous French novel
ist who saw Li Hung Chang when in
China a year or two ago, describes him
as a tall, slender, bony, distinguished
looking man, with a beard and long
mustache. When on horseback, it would
be difficult to imagine a man more dig
nified in appearance.
The Stats Journal's Want and Mis
cellaneous columns reach each working
day in the week more than twice as
many Topeka people aa can be reached
trough, any other paper. This i a fact. ,
You ia Our GLOVE DEPABTXIE1TT.
We are showing a very large line of these Gloves
in all the new shades, the very best quality, every pair
guaranteed to wear well or money refunded. Colors,
Tans, Browns, Blues, Modes, Greens, Reds.
"We carry a full line of Foster Kid Gloves in all
shades, Dressed and Undressed. Price from $1.00 to 2.00.
Saturday we will place on sale 50 dozen China Silk
Windsor Ties, worth 25c, for 15c.
Our new Laces will be on sale Tomorrow. What a
beautiful assortment everything you want from the
cheapest to the finest grade.
Warren MB Crosby
Successors to Wiggin, Crosby & Co,
Great Bargains in
Many new Capes and Coats for Tomorrow.
Special things in Fall Hosiery for Tomorrow.
Last, but NOT LEAST Xew Fall Colorings in
Genuine Foster Hid Gloves.
In Men's Furnishings
jra y -p'Ti a t ?a -rr va
New ideas in
in every form of
In great variation of patterns and Webs,
Silks and other goods. Splendid value,
Neat and choice patterns in. fancy figuring
and stripes. Collars attached or detached
to suit the wearer.
Assorted dark tan shades, black, mode and
navv blue warranted fast color spliced
heel and toe
HATS AND CAPS
Latest Style. Lowest Prices.
NICK CHILDS ON TRIAL.
Running Joint and Club With Col-
Nick Childs is on trial in the district
court today, charged with selling liquor.
The particular offense is that of being
an eqaal owner and manager with John
Collingsworth of the North Topeka Lit
erary and Social club that flourished in
the basement of the Adams house last
May, but was closed by the sheriff after
three weeks of prosperity.
j;hr uim, h had nothine to do with
the club, but Collingsworth who pleaded
guilty to his half of the charge and is
now in the county jail for doing so, says
Nick waa an equal partner in the busi-
It ia Childs' defence that he leased the j
7 1 7 and 7 1 9
and Men's Furnissier.
- Bowes and Ties of every
Very cheap for 25c.
Clothing Iflado to Order.
rooms to use as a billiard hall and tb t
Collingsworth went to him and oiIn..
him more than the lease was worth -j
ls the basement for a club. He claims
that outside of this he had no interest iu
The Independent Mt Zion Bap'i t
church will give a big barbecue in Blum's
grove, North Topek, tomorrow. Hon.
Charles Curtis and John M. Brown will
Large line of Suitings, Trousering,
latest Models, lowest prices.
Athbs & McManus, Tailors,
610 Kansas avenve.
We put on new neckbands on shirts.
Peerless Steam Laundry, li and 114
West Eighth street
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