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FOLLOWS rf a-, y a- v -ky 10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER IS, 1891. TWENTY-SECOND YEAK. ill ; i J ;r ( J r V, " -" . v ! IT MUST STOP. The Tremendous System of Fee (ual'.)inu- ia Our Courts. The System J I n ( irown to lie an Enormous Evil. STILL (JItO WINCi YVOBSE Hundreds of Thousands of Dol lars Taken from tin People l!y a ' 1 : ; 1 y 3Ianael System "iii-'ezin. NOT ONLY IN SIIAV, NEE Hut in Kery other County in Kan -as. Lawyers to Hold a I!ir Mass 31 f etiui; Ami Organize H'rusaile Against the Kvil. The lawyers of Tor eka will shortly call a meeting to protect against an J seek to remedy that rc winij and already ab normally biiT youag- in iu-try fee-crab-Li.'itr. It is tlieir siui to have the justices of the peace, t.'ia clerk of the district court, sheriit and probate jude put on a .salaried instead of a fee basis. They want a ! ill pasted by the legislature which will give di-ise ollicers a fctated salary, an 1 provid n fir a reduction in fees, after which all fees collected shall le turnel into tho oninty treasurer for purpi sos of irerseral revenue. A 1 oj flu law er siid to a JufUXAL re I orter tod ay : "V iu have no idea of the enormity of fees that are collected every Vi.-ar in rsi.avi ne-i County in the name of law. There is no teilmtr how much tha il.-tri ,'t cl -rk ari l h-j s.ierili' collect every year, but if the cl?ra's fees m civil case are as I l-r, relatively, as they ale iu crim inal Ca-Ps. he iri-ts :;;. 000 a year in fees.' The hn ;f tli :e i- conceded to bo W'ir:l. r.t i iast lJ.(H'i ii year after all cs peusts ;-.r-' paid. llveu the justicu Courts I. ive caui.ht the fop liar iden, and their i h iret-i a; jut ajout ti ve. tim es as Jarare us they vv ere six or eight years ago. '1 he recor is prove this 'As a rule the li.wyers ure reluctant to c "usure t ue j Uslie 3 c(t;rtd for fear they vv ill be worsted ia future dealings they may have there. l.:t the fact appears to me lo be that the justice courts are tiotLiug less than fee-making institutions for the benefit i f the jiutiee and coti fctat !e. Theytakd suits, both civil and i-riminal, that have ueitiier importance nor merit at tho start, and beiore they h-''p the c ase there Bra big 'coats' for tome body to I ay. 'lhe lawyers a -e in a position to know more about this f.e business than any one else, excel t the ofiicera themselves, l...r as a general thing the settlements of os:s are ma ie tf.ro igh us. The bar realises that fees are tettinsf entirely ou: of proportion and it ought to le stop-jiel in lairue-s not oi.lv to ourselves but to lit: nts. 'i he making of bills for fees Las come to t u ni'un.zei & h:i art, and tin- clerks can eh irre for little items 01:0 never dreamed of, and charge line fury for t:ioi; he has Ire.uued of. I know it tj be the purpose of the lawyers soon to call a m-etig tc di.cuss a bill to ptit district clcrii, t-ht rUT, probate judge and justices nf tho P ica on a -stated salary and turn the fees ir.to the public treas ury. 1 cut all tti s information confiden tially and 1 doii't want you to use uiy tiauie." . T. 1 1 aen. of the district court, w.c seen I y a Joi knai, reporter today. lie sai 1: ''I h.)pe to see ail the county o 'dicers put ou a salaried baa is. I am wholly opposed to the fee system. I have heard that tho lawyers were in te!idinf tu call a meeting in tho interest of an and-fee bib, but I do not koow any thing definite ( (jiu'erniiij it. Such a meeting will have uiy entire sympathy and approval." The .lutire Court. County auditor W. 1- Fagan has some lijrure which vill l.e aa eye-opener to people linacpiai ited with the operation of Hie lee jyi'eiu. The three justice's courts of 1'opek a for a single month du ririiT the respective terms of C'ounty Atk.rneya Char.es t"tirtis. It 15. Welch an 1 11. C. SaiY..rt.;, coft tiie HtAte, that is the county, i: crnnical business alone t'lia in in. h: "ii'h f'urtis " ' .i:tt;.ir .J u ru I 1.T.J ..4.7t fi.4.'.. jtira.: A noil, er tabiiation bhowiuy the fee in us'ii'p cmirt criminal ca-es uai.l by the siate (Sfia wuee county) durint; the bit f-ix iiiontha as compared with other adir: mistra'.iuus i-hjwa: a:T,rd f:,973 eich -,olU Curtis 1,5s") To fully U!i l.;tunl tl.ia table it should be 1 irti 4 in mind tiiatthe county does not pay all t lie costs in criminal cases, and also that crini'nial business is only a frac tion of what is received from both civil and criminal liminesi .lust how much the just.ces of tua peace make out of ther j !.s is a subject only for estimate. Nobody but the justices know aud they won't tell. If he lawyers are to be be lieved however taey are operating', not justice shops'' but "fee factories." Cases are bro isrht wlich are possessed of nu merit w Inch by fre quent continuances, t-tu lle-J exarninutions of the fee laws and the aid of a frost;!, imagination for ser ices renderei, t i costs" ci be made io accrue which ajmebuJy nr. .; pay, and 4-iV-'rt t-'aid. it appears IroLu reliable sources that the justices of the per.ee' one ia particular, have a "better t.nair', than any member of the Kan-as supreme court The litigants in justice courts as a rule are njt persons of wealth, 'i he j i:.ice is calle i upon to dispense justice to the people who can ill aiford to pay lees bigger than the amount in controversy for the purpose of t eiting a hearing. There is less complaint regard. ug the fees charged m the aigher cou:ity courts, but there is no doult that the legislature could make vast improvements ia the manner ia which they are conducted. For the last.quarter the fees in crimi nal cases charged by District Clerk S. Jl. Uardenhire were l.oti.'J. which the county auditor by careful editing cut down to l.1 f-i.oO. The court records show that sis civil suits' are 1 rouiit to one criminal case, aad estimating the cost in each case to be tne same this would make a cost of both in one quarter to be $s,y.tl or ;j i,G.ji; a year. In fairness it shotdl be said that a large portion of this is never collected and anotner large portion goes towards paying otiiee help, for the obice is elf BUpporting except iu the item ol" sup plies. But even after these iterne are subtracted there is mure left than any ollicial is justly entitled to as other oilicials are paid. In claiming fees, too. the sheriff is not far behind the dis'rict clerk in the size of the voucher asked L.ke the clerk the sheriff 'a criminal buduess is only a drop in the bucket. For the last quarter the sheriff was paid $l,oSo. 0 ) for taking care of prisoners. Considerable of this is represented as actual outlay. Then for service of papers in criminal cases mere was an additional $ 0 J'.t.Oo. 'lhe sheriff was allowed .lo8 for services iu the pro bate court. Besides these fees it should be remembered that he is paid .l.o'J every day the disti ict court is iu session for his real or imaginary presence in court, and another 1.00 for like s.uvices lit the circuit court. All this is for c rim inal business alone in the d. strict court as in the just.ee courts, tne lees in civil cases are paid by one of the two parlies to the suit and the county auditor has nothing to do with them. The 1 i v iiiimI y . It appears to be the plan of the law yers to pay the she rill', distric; clerk and probate j uiige a stated -alary, and afer reducing the fees to an amou it in keep ing with the actual expense of court ma chinery, pay the fees into tho county treasury. Th.s would be an immense Sivhiy to the tax payers, ai.d the taxes j could be reduced. '1 here is probably no better disj osition of the fuuc ion now occupied bv justices of the peace iu cities of the lirst class than the 'd.'uiuih plan" which has been in force in lhe city of Duluth, Mian., for nearly four years. Tais plan is a "muni cipal court" created by an act of the leg islature which performs the functions now attended to by three justice c jurts and the police court. The court has power to issue full processes, but l civil and criminal, aud has the authority to try all misdemeanors ami attend to civil cases where the amount involve i does not ex ceed o0j. The Court has no juris lic tiou in divorces and suits involving title to lan 1 and actions against e.-tates. The court consists of a ju l;e, elective, who is paid i-o.UjO, and a clerk who is paid l,oJ0 a. year. lhe i-..ci also pro vides for a court stenographer. The police court of tho city is c -m polled to serve all warrants, aubpa-aues a id civil instruments, su that constat le fees are abolished. This plan is s jmei h iug of an innovation ia municipal siifaira, and not only lawyers but j. e ople in other callings, w ho know anything about city and coun ty government, concede i: to be an ex cellent syslt un, so far above the present system in mt-ri: aj to be incomparable. The success of the system is shown by the fact th.it in one year it cost $J,5U4, while its receipts were fib, i'-'T. ED SNOW IiE5l;;NS. I hi meil lately Itenpjt loitctl Unit lie fan ilolil tiiossli!' 1' ri a i-r-li i j. I'Mwin if. Smow is more than a de facto state printer today. lie is oilic.al state printer made so by the appointment by Governor l.eweil. ag. lhe executive council lat yesterday afternoon aj proved State 1'riu'er Sjuoa-'sj new I'oud lor uU,0uiJ and tuea the an iiounceine.it was hrst made that Mr. fsnovv had resigned as Mute printer last Wednesday, Decern :,er 12, aud had been immediately reappointed by Governor Le welling. Saluruay he tiled a new bond an 1 yes terday arteruoon tne execu.ive council held a special meetme- to ai Drove jo I Mr. Snow's hiinils-nnn i. If , 1 . r C. T. sears and E S'. Hume of Franklin county and C. li. Hamilton aud . J.' Cosdgan of Topeiia. 'I he resignation and reappointment of State 1'rmier Suiow is a part of ins scheme to hold on to nis otiiee for two years more ou the ground that the e.m.uig legisla ture cannot elect his successor. NOT FOI1 1. LLANO. Se-lcn Thinks the I lefiion 'f I. eland Tor Senator Would 15e a Haul Tiling. John Seaton, who was the nu si want ed man m the last legislature an 1 who is likely to occupy the s.me position this winter, says he is n:-t for Cy Leland for United States senator, because he does not believe it wuld be for tne best in terests of the Republican party. d'o a Stat ti Jolhnai. reporter Mr. Seaton said: "l would like to see 'Cy' iret something good, fjr personally I like him: but 1 d.m't beliavo :t would be a good thing for the party to elec t him senator. Tne story that all of tae mem bers in the First district are for J.elaud is slightly cverdrawu; Atchison is in that district, 1 believe." Mr. Seaton refuses to av whom he is for. " PAYS SttOO.OOO. Treasurer Kdward Wilder e uiliii Out tiie oueliers '1 oUmj Treasurer Edward Wild' ta Fe is today sending oui the various county treasur r of the San c vouchers to rs of Kansas ixes due the The amount lauuer louay the company wages iu full for the payment of the t state from the company, lieing distributed in tuat c is about ' ',1 K ) '0. All of toe employes of were paid their .Soieuiii.-r la.t Sat urdayv DEBnTEJGIllS. The House Considers the Carlisle Currenev Bill. ! 3Ir. Springer 0ens the Diseus i si on in Its Favor. ; WOULD LI 31 IT DEBATE. Jir. Walker Protests Ajrainst Sueh Undue Haste Now. Jerry Simpson is Ou Hand With an Objection. Washington, Dec. is; Notwithstand ing that tiie debate on the currency bill was scheduled to begin in the house to day less than 100 members were present when Speaker Crisp dropped the gavel. The attendance in the public galleries was very liri.it. "lhe committee on rules had prepared a special order under which tiie house should operate, but had decided in view of Democratic opposi tion to the measure not to oiler it at present but to allow Mr. Springer to call up the bill by virtue of its privilege. Immediately after the call of commit tees for reports therefore, the chairman of the banking and currency committee moved that the house go into committee of the whole lor the consideration of the measure. His motion prevailed with out division, aud Mr. l.icnardson (Dem., Term.) took the chair. .Mr. Walker (Kepi., Mass.) in charge of the opposition to the measure, gave no tice that at the proper time he would offer a substitute. Mr. Springer, before entering upon his arguments, attempted to effect an ar rangement by unanimous consent for setting the limit of debate. lie asked that general debate .should he consid ered closed on Saturday next, when the holiday recess would be taken. Mr. Walker protested against any ar rangements at this time. lie said he felt convinced that no member would discuss this measure in other than a seri ous vein. l he subject was too grave. It could not be trilled with. When Mr. Springer's requests were re ferred, Mr. Simpson, ( Pop., Kan. (prompt ly objected. The attempts to reach an arrangement having failed, Mr. Springer took the ll.jor and made the opening spjeech in favor of the currency bill. Mr. Springer declared that the com mitiee had given the subject the most careful consideration. It had carefully examined the recommendations of the president and the secretary of the treas urer had called before it some of the ablest financiers in the country, and the result had been the presentation of the pending measure as a measure of liuau cial reform. He did not pretend to say that tho bill represented tiie views of individual members of the committee. It was a compromise, and as sueh harmonized with the views of all. Mr. r-ickles ( Dem. N. Y.) interrupted Mr. Spirimrer to ask him how he recon ciled the second aud tilth sections of the bill. The second provided that the note holders ehould have a first lien on the assets of the bank issuiug them, then they gave the association of banks contributing to the safety fund a first lien on the assets. Mr. Spr.nger re;ilie 1 that tho proposed act gave tiie bill holders the tirst lien on the assets, the banking association a lirst lien on tiie "remaining'' assets. "I5ut ihe word 'remaining is not in the fifth section." s;'.id Mr. Sickle. "That v ill be the effect of the law." remarked Mr. Springer. "It is not law yet, retorted Mr. Sickles. You must vote u through lirst.' .Mr. springer finally admitted that the word "remaining7" should have been in corporated in the lii'th section, but. said 'this was one of the slit'iit defect, of the bill that could be readily corrected. In case cd paeic if half tiie banks in this proposed system" inquired -Mr. Ma huae die!'. Pa.) "should fail, would ttie cither half be assi sSed to redeem the failed batik notes?" "Certainly." "That is, the solvent banks would be bankrupted to aid tiie insolvent r" "I here would be no such result," re plied Mr. Springer, "if all the ianka suould fad under this system the note holders would be secure." In answer to an inquiry by Mr. Simp son, (Pop., Kan.) .Mr. Sqirmger said that as far as the retirement of the legal tenders was concerned, lor every dol.ar deposited in the treasury by the banks iu circulating notes would be issued. IN" THK SKXATK. Tl A ppropriation. for lubl:e Irlntiug: In 1'it-sfd. Washington, Dec. IS. One of the first acts of the senate todav was to pass an appropriation of JjilOJ.UOO for public printing, Chairman Cockrell ot the ap propriations committee saying that it was absolutely necessary, for the public printing would come to a stop this eve niug. IJland has a flan. Washington, Dec. IS. Representa tive liland of Missouri, will move to strike out all after the enacting clause in the Carlisle currency bill now before the house of representatives, and substitute a measure he has pre pared for a currency system based on ooin and coin notes. Mr. Bland s plan does not interfere with the existing national bank pystem, but iustead of al lowing banks to issue notes as the Car lisle plan proposes, Mr. Bland proposes that the government issue the notes call ing them com notes. These are to be redeemed in gold and silver coin and the government is to coin both metals. Five I'er-.on! I.i.lfd. West Bav Citv. Mich.. Dec. ls.By the explosion of the boiler in Russell Bros.' placing mill and box factory this morning live persons were killed and several others were iujured and one is Lmi-smg. Til AT ELEVEN THOUSAND. S. H. .Snider Turn it Over Toil ay to the j State TreftMirer. Superintendent Snider, of the state in surance department, today deposited with the state treasurer something over $11,000. the balance on hand of the recip. rocal tax money received from the New "i ork tire insurance companies in the set tlement of the light between the com panies ana the state insurance depart ment a few weeks ago. W hen the money was first receive-!, 1',U00 in all. Superintendent Snider de posited it in one of the local banks. He then paid $1,000 to Judge W. C. Webb as attorney fees for assisting in the col lection of the money. . He has now received an opinion from the a'torney general to the effect that the money should be turned over to the state treasurer under a provision of the statutes discovered by Super intendent Snider a few days ago, which provides that all public money re ceived from any source shall be turned over to the state treasurer on or before the fifteenth of every month. In depositing the money in the bank, Superintendent Snider was acting under the law which provides that the money shall go to the paid lire department of the elate, and he was holding it until the legislature would make some provision for its payment to the proper piarties. WANTS $5,000 DAMAGES. X. Van Laeys of Noi l h TopekaSue 1. llolt lkouse for Malicious Slantler. Alphona Van Laeys of North Tope k a brought suit against Bernard Holthouse today for if.j.UJO damages fifr malicious slander. Holthouse is a resident of Ne braska, is said to be a millionaire, but is also said to be a fugitive from justice in Europe. Van Laeys charges that iu a -North I loltbouse Laeys stole on numerous him of beincr Topeka barber shop said "Young Van my watch," and has other occasions accused guilty of larcenv. lhe suit 19 also an attachment, and a writ in garnishment was issued for the ifo.OOO, wiiich Holthouse is said to have on de posit in the Bank of Topeka. This writ was served todav. Dll. 31'CASEY TO I1E3I0VE. 11. tt ill Go to ( oni Didin W here He Will 2ri-(-tice .Vledilue. The suit brought by Mrs. Dr. Kneiberg, the assistaut superintendent of the state insane asylum against Dr. McCasey for assault and battery, was dismissed this morning before J uslice Boimar of Pot win, lhe various other suits against Dr. McCasey iu the district and circuit courts will all be dismissed aud the doctor will be allowed to depart in peace. lie will return to his home iu Concordia and resume the practice of medicine. He is said to be an aide physician, but the position of superiutendeu t at the insane asylum is one that requires more gen eralship than Dr. McCauey. was able to bring into play. PILCHEIl WON'T RESIGN. lie bays II AVill stay at tiie Imbecile Anylum L'iktil July. Dr. Piicher, superintendent of the im becile asylum at Wimieid, who is in d'o peka today, said that he does not intend to resign his position when the Republi can administration takes charge, but will hold on till July 1, lbJo, when his teru expires. ON A DE3II llUEiJ. ! The Cholera. Fund Cas is I'l4.'l- irk tlio 't IMslriet Court. The cholera fund case which involves i Dr. Dykes' rignt to grab the .ys, (too 1 c.iolera fund, was again before Judire i Hazen iu the district court yesterday ! afternoon. K. W. Dawes, the attorney ' general-elect, who is defending trie 1 to convince the court that ; tiie ciia should Iu thrown out of court i on a demurrer ou the ground that the ; (' j'.irL has no jurisdiction to try it. Mr. ' Dawes contended that there was no more uppeul from a niifer ieft to tne cliscre I tion of the secretary of the board of health, tliau there was from the authority i of the president to call out troops iu time ' of dancer. ! Air. Dawes is an attorney for the de- ' fense simply because one of the defend ants is an old friend and family physician, Dr. Stewart, and charges the state no fee . whatever. Lawyer J. G. Waters replied to idr. i Dawes' argument. Judge ilazea took ! the matter uuder advisement. A 31ILLI0N TAKEN OUT. Morn ClolJ is Withdrawn from tiie Sub Trcusu ry Totlu. Washington, Dec. IS. A telegram from the sub-treasury at "New York to the treasury department announces that up to 2:' $1.0U0,0JJ iu gold had been withdrawn. UirU i:rarieil V.n Diihnli lie. Tk.irf. Hute, Ind., Dec. IS. Fire was discovered in Coates College for Women last night. Little damage was done, but there was great excitement among the young lady pupils, who rushed out of the dormitory building iu their night robes. Bernard l.eil.- Iitter. Dr. S. G. Stewart says th.s afternoon that his patient, Rev. Bernard Kelly, is improving and is doing as well as could be expected. He is out of danger but is not a tile to have any company or do any talking. LOCAL MENTION. John Gerdom was lined $10 in police court this morning for keeping a vicious dog. Lil Tack was fined $25 in police court this morning and wiil appeal her case. She is out ou bond. Wm. Berry, who was caught at shop lifting in a North Topeka store yester day afternoon, pleaded guilty ia police court this morning and was lined $115. He is in jail. Daniel McKernan, who died at Baring, Mo., a couule of days ago, was buried at the Topeka cemetery this afternoon. McKernan was a stone mason, aud whs 5a years old. He lived at 720 Hancock street. The Knights and Ladies of Se curity had charge of the services. STRAIGHTAHEAD. The Two Japanese Armies Have Been United. They Are Marching Direct on . Tien Tsin. NUMBER 72,000 3IEN. Xiu Clnvang and Several Other Cities Captured. Shanghai O-lieials Remove Their Families for Safety. New York, Dec. IS. A dispatch to a morning paper from Shanghai, dated Dee. 17, says: The first aud second Japanese armies are marching direct on Tien Tsin. Thoy are now north of NiuCliwang.which place has been captured. Several other cities have also been taken, all without any serious lighting. The force of the two armies combined amounts to about 7,ii00 men. The Shanghai officials of the native city have removed their wives and fami lies to the foreign settlement for safety, iu anticipation of an outbreak which is feared in consequence of the imposition of the war tax. STEVENSON MISSED. Genuine Itegret J'elt A iiiimc Literary Men at His Death. New Yokk, Dec. 18. The news of the death of Robert Louis Stevenson has caused genuine regret among literary men in this city. Many of them had known him personally, and all or most of them agree in assigning him a high place among contemporary writers in letters. Richard Watsou Gilder said: "I knew him aud have spent delightful hours with him in this city, but others knew him more intimately. He was one of the very lew living rreat masters of literary expression aud he had an imagination of unusual power. His style was so poignant and admirable that there is no telling how long it will last." William Dean llowells: "My lirst ac quaintance with Stevenson begau some years ago. When I was editor of Atlan tic Monthly he sent some poems which 1 liked, and accepted on tiie spot. I have always admired Stevenson's verses and his essays 1 have read with great pleas ure. His btories are not my idea, as per haps you know, of what liction should be, but of course 1 recognize that he was oue of the greatest writers of tiie day. "Some years ago when 1 was getting pretty hard raps ou ail sides, Stevenson came out and spoke a good word for me. 1 appreciated it the more sincerely, knowing' how many worlds apart we were. It was characteristic of the man." Edmund Clarence Stedmau said: "Some of Stevenson's works seem to be written in purer Eriglssh than that of any other modern novelist. I met him iu England one lime, I believe, and was charmed with him. We had a part of an after noon together. Stevenson was a true poet as well as a story writer, within the limits he adopted. Daly a few weeks ago I had a letter from him written at Samoa telling me that he should ask Sidney Colviu to send me the proof sheets for a recent volume iu verse." STAPTED OUT .AKED, Hut Nov' I'aul .lone!) is in London Wit it to liis Credit. London, Disc. IS.- Paul Jones, the ec centric young man who last. February wagered that he could start naked from Boston to go around the world and could accomplish the teat and rei urn with , 0 ou, ia in London. He was entertained last night by 'he Concentric club. lie made a speech in which he said he had nearly accomplished his purpose ami had !i,S .10 of the required o,0 U. Said he: "Tha newspapers wrote me up aud I soon found that 1 could make money. I was hired by proprietors of various kinds of business to work for them. Some paid me .?-25 a day for three days. 1 have got. as much us 00 for a week. 1 traveled over a great part of the United Stales. I exhibited my paper suit every where. I rode on bicycles and was paid for it by the manufacturers." Jones received o pounds and 10 shil lings as the result of ids speech. MUST QUIT DRINKING. A. His Hank Follows the Kimnple of the C'HieuK" & Alton. New York, Dec. IS. Iu consequence of the recent defalcations by ban It em ployes a discipline extending to the pin vate lives of thoue in the service of the Bank of the Republic has been insti tuted. All the employes were summoned be fore the vice president aud offered the alternative of promising never to enter a liquor saioou again or resigning, the as surance being made that they would be watched to ascertain whether their prom ises were kepit. The alternative of prom ising was unanimously embraced with much smothered indignation. Iidii"t -..now It v Loaded. A boy employed in Alien's plumbing shop at bl8 Kansas avenue accidentally discharged a musket iu the front portion of the building. lhe load tore a hole through the frame portion of the door and knocked the glass out. Al'.hourh many people were passing at the time nobody was hurt, or if they were they didn't say anything about it. The dis charge attracted a large crowd. I hane. on tUm I-. '.. I. Kansas City, Dec 18. O.ricial an nouncement is made of chauires iu the management of the Kansas City, Pitts burg i5c Gulf railroad, whereby Mr. Mar tin, the president of the road, takes charge of the operating department and Vice President Gentry resumes his duties as chief engineer in charge of construction. RECEIVERS LEAVE TODAY. After Looking Throiih Treasurer VVild i er's llookk Uiey Are Weli l'leanl. The three receivers of the Sauta Fe, Mr. Aldace F. Waiker, Mr. J. J. ,'ucCook and Mr. J. C. Wilsou, who h..ve been holding a meeting at the general oliico building iu lopeaa, le 1 1 for Chicago tuis atteiuoou. Receivers Walker aud Wilson left 5u a special train, in Mr. Walter's private car, at 1 o'clock this afternoon for Chi cago, aud Mr. alcL'uuk went ou the reg ular train, which left 'lopeka at :1J p. m. During their stay iu Topeka the re ceivers who arrived from Galveston Mia day night, were entertained by (.jeueral Manager J. J. Frey aud Rece.ver ilsou. Last night the "enure party was at Mr. Wiison's home lo dinner. While here the receivers went care fully through the books c,f the treas urer's otlice, and they lound everything iu Mr. VViiUer's department m good shape. This morning Uiey made a hur ried inspection of tue snops, and both Mr. Walaer and Mr. MeCoon expressed themselves as being well pleased with what they saw. To a Si ate Jot it N a I. reporter Receiver Walker said: "'1 his is my lirst trip over the cystem and to Topeka. 'lhe physical condition of the road is good, muen bet ter than I anticipated and the linancial condition is all right. From the books I have examined in the treasurer's office I am satisfied that everything is working to the best advan tage possible, and our iinauces will soon be in much belter shape." Mr. Walker says lhe recent applica tion to the federal court for authority lo terminate existing contracts between tho Santa Fe and the Atlantic V Pacific was misunderstood by the general pub lic. He explained that the roads are separate and distinct and that the samo men are receivers cf the A. .V P. ju-l hi they are of the Santa Fe aud the traflic agreement between the l wo loads will be maintained as here tofore, the only tiling the receivers wish to change is the existing contract by which the Santa Fe and 'Frisco agree to make good the loss of the A. i.v P. This agreement the receiv ers are unable to meet und they want it cancelled. DEBS TO JO TO J UL. He and Hia C oinpauioiis Will tS'ot I itit ' (lie I'l'iialty. Chicago, Dec. lb. -Lutreno V. D-bs, president of the A. R. I', and hi-, ( ol leagues, have decide 1 to t ike the pen alty imposed ly Judre Wood-, v ithout appealing. They will tro to the t...k county jail next Monday. Tho otlicials readied th i d "ci ,ion to d iv without tiie advice of th.ur atb.rn"vs and their decision is positive. Debnsayj an appeal would bo probably of no avail. The worry aud expense wero ul-, con siderations. TWO RUNAWAYS. lianmiH Avenue W h- 1 be S. cue of 1 w it .Narrow Lsi-;ims Tod i. There were two ruuav.-ay , ou l-iri.-.u avenue this morn m g. At tue Corn--, of Kigh'h. street Vesper's I rea 1 vv.iv m, drawn by two spirited horses, du-h'd dinguu ally across the street and would l,.,ve run "into 11 ileli.uil's i-t ue ha 1 lher I not. been a tebquione pole iu the way. d'iie tongue of the wagon struck tho i pole bquarely and the horses ou I both sides were thrown by (the collision. Guy Moiyau, the i driver was tent sprawling tea U-et away but wasn't hurt. lhe tongue , i.m wagon pierced the irmi rtnps that j !-.-tceie.l tne post and left a 1 lg dent ne..: iy two inches deep. Batweeti Fourth and I- ifth streets a carriage drawn by one lo.rse bd' lhe or,.,.: iiiul ,!n-.;..-d full'.' a hull a hi i i, ou i the oidevvalk. At Kigi.v's fruit, i-.t.d nuts ' wero ae-it-ere 1 over ihe u iewalK aid street. Boxes were smashed a-.. 1 I h- col on d buy who was driving v. as thrown out and hurl siigntly. MC N A 31 A i. AS LECT U 11 ES. j Bishop Me Nam an has con-en'o 1 to j deiivet anotner i-ouisu of D'Curcs in To- pel. a, o emmeiiomg in Hamilton h-di, Thursday night, iu a-.-cor lain with th" j request of li's audience 1 '-t evening. "T .ire:! I" -ii'r '.d ;;-. Sol in Bki. Ind., Dee. 11. -The Indi ana, Illinois -vt l.-w.t, u. nvii .'tht l iiree I" ruiir:-ad, running from S reator, lib, to South B -u I, opened lor j a-seu er buvness this morning. 1 'he road tonus a belt around Chie.'.go connecling with twentv impoilaiH I -ads It has just been exteu'le 1 here, bu' h,i for a long time past done a heavy fie!rht tra:..-ler busi ness between tiie great trunk linei. " JneU tbe II MZ ! " "rn eiired. Windsor. Ontario, Dec. IS Aftvr ter- e i .... i . . i 1 rorizuig me women oi iim-iui or I nearly six months, so that none of tlouii i dared venture on the street at iih.miI ! without an eseurc, William Marshall, alias j "Jack the II tigrer," was sentenced to tho penitentiary for three years. Lawyer V unt a tlfj; Mian'. Washington, Dee. IS. Reprsenta i tive Aitken of Michigan, proposes urg ! ing a vigorous warlare again certain lawyers in Washington who are harg- I ing 2o per cent commission on claim al lowed mad carrier, lor extra tune. I. lee ted. 1'resident or Ifepmiem. I'ARlf, D c IS. M. Prison, who was ' prime minister on the 1 ai I ol .M. Jules ! Ferrv iu 18So. was elected president of the chamber of deputies iu succession of the late Burdeaii today bv a vote of 249 to 21o cast for M. Melims, the Freuch protectionist leader. Herliner Tele one I'atetit Voil. Boston. Dec, 18 The United State: circuit conn iu the case of the b'u.iel States vs. the American Bell Tol-j hone comuany. has handed down a d-'cisiuu declaring the Berliner telephone- patent void. onwideratioin or rie v.toieei I'nt OIT, Washington, Dec. IS -The considera tion of the gievances of the employe of tho Southern Kail -a ay was indeiiaiiely postponed today by mutu.d agrfemeut of the representative of the road aud th employes.