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iatc Journal I By Fuask P. MacLenxan. CSoial Papar of ths City of Topeka. TEEHS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Taily edition, delivered "by carrier, 10 cents 'a week to any part of Topeka or mfcurbs, or at the same price in any Kansas town where this paper has a oar ricr system. By mail, three months 3 .90 Ey mail, one year 3.60 Weekly edition, per yean 50. Breaks All Records. j The Topeka Daily State Journal.' By Its sworn detailed statement of circulation for the first half of the year 1805, It Is shown to fcave a circulation, during the first six months as stated, of a D&ilj? Wcrat 9,334. This is the greatest showing the Statk Jocb Kal has ever been able to make for a period of any six months in its history. This is a greater figure than -was reached ty any daily paper in Topeka for the year 1884. The American Kewspaper Directory, issufed in June, 1895. and covering the year 1894. gives the average daily circulation of the Topeka Daily Capital for the year ISM, as only 8,714. These figures were furnished by the publishers of the Capital, to the Directory, and are guaranteed to be correct by a forfeit of $100, which will be paid to any one disproving their correctness. The following figures, substantiated by sworn statements in detail, giving every issue for the first six months in 1833, ISM and 1S95, shows thfl Topeka State Journal's Wonderful QroWth, laily average for first six months cf 1S33 Eaily average for first six aonths of 1394 Eaily average for first six months of 1S35 6,407 7,980 9,334 The boast of the Topeka Capital that It pays more postage than a:i other Topeka dailies combined, only proves the ir.eagerness of its local circulation as compared with that of the Ftats Jo; rsai as no postage is paid on any circulation within Topeka or Shawnee county. The State Journal's local circulation is fai Bii away ahead of the combined circulation ol all the oilier Topeka tlaiiies. "Hie circi.Ia'ion of the Topeka Dally StaT .-m i::.-a i. in the towns near by and tributary to " opefca i very !;Tj,re. at the evening trains m TP.rious ilirections cjrry the Statu Joukvau (tiv.ni; its readers the first and latest Associated I:re:.'; and state news of tiio day. W ectlter Indication'. CniCAGO, Oct. 9. For Kansa9: Gone rally fair; warmsr tonight; warmer in east portion Thursday; south winds. The treasury seems t be getting along very nicely without the aid of the syndicate, and a'.so with the gold reserve nearly ten millions short. Laeor Commission-;:f. Bird will have a man arrested for bringing in alien labor. How about State Accountant Challinor's case. Mr. Bird may as well be thorough if he is going into the busi ness. The records of the court martial in the Waller case have at last reached France. They may get to Washington Borne time during the next century. They are now being translated. Isn't there anybody at Washington that can read French? Two cases of scarlet fever are reported in North Topeka. It is now in order to induce all the children to return to school as soon as possibli for the purpose of preventing the spread of the disease. This suggestion is in accordance with the view of the board of health. Populists and Democrats are being se verely criticised by Republican papers all over the state for abandoning their principles and fusing for the purpose of getting offices. While the criticism is just and well deserved, yet such action is scarcely worse than that of professing no principles at all, or having made a pro fession of principles for the purpose of obtaining office, abandoning them after election. While the Christian (?) nations of the world are all worked up over the treat ment of the Armenians by the Turks and the outrages committed upon the missionaries in China, they have not made the mildest kind of a protest against the over-running and subjection cf the peaceful and innocent inhabitants of Madagascar by the French. Bnt then France is one of the Christian nations. Perhaps that is what makes the differ ence. If it is not proposed to redeem the bonds issued during the present admin istration in silver, why was the $11,000, 009 premium paid on the last issue for the privilege of so doing. The syndicate was willing to take 8 per cent bonds if they were made payable ia geld. They were not made payable in gold, and the syndicate was paid a bonus, amonnting to $11,000,000, to accept bonds which are payable in lawful money ef the United States, If the syndicate does mot expect to be paid in whatever kind of money is offered, and the government does not ex pect to pay in whatever kind of money is most convenient and easily obtained, what was the meaning of the two prices on the bonds. Since we have the dearly bought privilege of paying these obliga tions in silver, what is the object of throwing it away by maintaining the gold standard. The fact that both the Republican and Democratic parties have sustained crushing defeats within the past three years does not seem to have taught them anything, and the same old bosses are still permitted to remain in control and to shape the party policy. Quay and Flatt are planning to dictate the candi date and the policy of the next national Republican convention, and at present are in a fair way to succeed. Brice and Gorman are doing the same thing with regard to the Democratic party with equally good prospects of success. The defeat of their parties is never a very serious matter to the bosses. They al ways manage to retain control of their several states even when the opposite party is in control of the country. The west and south must stand together against these bosses if they would serve the best interests of the country. This is as true of one party as the other. England has been systematically en riching herself at the expense of other nations for many years. Every time she has succeeded in inducing another coun try to abandon the coinage of silver, a large amount of the metal thus depre ciated has been dumped into the British market and purchased at a low price for use in her colonies and other silver using countries. She buys from these coun tries with cheap silver and sells to the world for gold. Is it any wonder that she controls the world's markets and the world's finances? The United States is the only country on the globe able to break the spall of her thralldom. She can do it by opening her mints to the free coinage of the world's silver at 16 to 1 and it can be done in no other way. That is the work which lies before the congress which will meet in December. It would be interesting to know what "position" Governor ilcKinley refers to when he says it is better that he say nothing about the Cuban matter. The only important position he is known to hold is that of governor of Ohio and al most all the other governors expressed their views without hesitation. Perhaps he referred to his position as an appli cant for the presidential nomination. If he thinks the people are looking for a man who is afraid to express an opinion on public questions he may And that he has made a mistake. In attempting to correct the mistake made last winter of getting on the wrong sida of a question he has made the worse blunder of get ting on no side at all. LET THE JOB STAND IDLE. Tliera is No Use for a Superintendent of , S;ate House GnjumU, The state executive council has re- j moved Eric Nystrum from his position as superintendent of state house grounds, a ! job which pays $4i a month. Attorney Goner;il Dav.es, as a delegate from the council, called ou Superinten dent NyBtrooi and asked for his resigna tion oa the grounds that he was incom petent. Mr. Nystrom refused to resign as he ' said he would not plead guilty to ineom- : potency. At the msetiuij of the execu tive council yesterday his pay was stopped. 1 Mr. JSyatrom's successor was n t elected, Lutit is said Andrew Swallow, a Merideo carpenter, is talked of to sue- ! ceed the discharged shoumaxer. j 'lhe office of superintendent of state 1 house grounds as created by the Popu , lists but there is no use on earth for t tie i office and the preseut administration is I having lots of trouble keeping a man in i a 1-iO job. ! The exective council also accepted the ; resignation of Henry Fuel, the young I colored fireman, who was arrested by the i police for disorderly conduct, j CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY. Elizabeth Cady Stanton' Anniversary to ! ba Noticed by Topeka Suffragists, j The Equal Suffrage association has decided to give an entertainment to cele brate the 80th birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This was settled at a meeting in the Turoop hotel parfors last evening and Friday November 8, was selected as the night althonsrh the birthday of the noted suffragist is November 12. The programme for the evening will consist largely of songs and recitations from juveniles, but addresses and papers commemorative of the occasion will be a feature. Sirs. Case and Dr. Harding were ap pointed a committee tosecure the hall. The committee on the programme are: Mrs. Church, Mrs. Wardall, Gracia Hart, Mrs. Cornelius. Mrs, Green, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Bray, The committee will meet again Friday evening at the heme of Mrs, Wardall, at Thirteenth and Quincy. Tho I4.imb.iU Plaaoa and Organs Need no introduction to musical inclined people; they speak for themselves. Call in and try them at their display room 630 Kansas avenue. T. P. Cclly, Agent Year Savins Invest with the Savings and Loan As sociation. Sixth and Kansas avenue. We aim please our trade Peerless Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 IV est 8th. The "Aurora," pure Havana, best 10c cigar in the city. Beggs' Blood Purifier and Blood Maker Beggs' Blood Purifier and Blood Maker Beggs' Blood Purifier and Blood Maker for all diseases of the blood. A positive gnarrantee with every bottle. Call for and be sure you get Beggs' and take no others. Sold by ail druggists. Try Washburn's pure apple cider, 15 cents per gallon. TheSTATB Journal's Want and Mis cellaneous columns reach each working day in the week more than twice as many Topeka people as can be reached 'through any ether papeb This U a face SCKAPBOOKS TO ORDER, One Was Blade for the Ku-.slan Czar That Coat $l,OO0. New York,' Oct, 8. It is by no means a new idea to make np a scrap book on some one particular subject. It is the only way to preserve much that ia of value or of interest, and people found this ont almost as soon as periodical publications grew too bulky to keep en tire. Still later, however, periodicals multiplied to such an extent that it be came an absolute impossibility for any single individnal to keep track of all of them, ruucb less to read them all or even to learn what all of them published on any given subject. Manifestly, then, nobody could hope to make a complete scrapbook for him self that is, one that shonld contain anywhere near all that might appear in the periodical press of the world in rela tion to the subject in which he was in terested. It was this impossibility of reading all that is published which led to the establishment of the various "press clipping bureaus," so called, where all the more important papers of j the world maybe read by proxy and ex tracts cut out to order. This business, which is in itself a curious development of modern civiliza tion, the more interesting the more it ia considered, has developed a still more interesting branch of industry name ly, the making of scrapbooks to order, in which books is contained the cream of all that is printed concerning the matter in hand. They are usually made rip of the announcements and comments npon some riven event as, for example, a public celebration, a political crisis, a wedding or the death of some prominent person. Probably the most expensive as well as the most conspicuous example of this fin do siecle business were four volumes prepared by Henry Rorueike of New York on an order given by Prince Can tacozene, minister of Russia to the United States. He directed that three volumes be filled with clippings from the American newspapers and maga zines relating to the last illness, death and funeral ceremonies of the late czar of the RuKsias, Alexander III. The fourth was to relate to the wedding of the present czar, Nicholas II. The books were made with an abso lute disregard of cost. The bill for bind ing was 1TS0 ; for the silver and gold clasps that were put on it, $120; for the painting in colors of the imperial arms of Russia on tho title pages it was $100 mora, and the labor and material in volved increased the total cost to $1,000. When the volumes were delivered, the Russian minister wrote the following letter in acknowledgment : Ecssian Imperial Legation, ) Washikgtox, Feb. 21. J Denr Mr. Eomeike : I have exactly received the memorial scrap books prepared, by you for his majesty the em peror of Russia. In binding, ornamentation and completeness of detail these volumts aro very satisfactory. Containing us they do tho expression of kindly feeling vrhieh the Amer ican peoj-le have manifested through the news papers ft r the l;uo and fur tho present emper ors, the books represent a testimonial of good will between the two largest countries of the civilized world. Truly yovtrs, Pkixcb Caxtacuzeke. There have been other books, similar in scope, some of which are notable to a cicgroe, manufactured within tho past few years, but none has been quite as superbly put np as these, which were made cf imported plato pper, bound in scalckin and clasped with gold and sil ver. A specially notable set of such books was made for Senator Matthew Qnay covering tho years from 1889 to 1S92 and including nothing bnt tbe libelous matter that was printed about him in various newspapers during the campaign which resulted in Cleveland's last elec tion. There were 36 bulky volumes in the set and the idea of making the col lection was to accumulate evidonce for libel suits. Only a few of these suits were brought, bnt the very first one that was tried brought the senator a verdict that reimbursed him for all the money he had spent for lawyers and for the scrapbooks. Another series of books has been made for Cramp & Sons, containing notices of the steamships St. Louis, St. Paul and New York. Others will doubtless follow as new ships are built. Mr. James W. Scott's memorial vol Time was a particularly handsome one. Mr. Scott, as will be remembered, was a Chicago publisher, and the American Newspaper Publishers' association or dered it to be made regardless of cost, and having had engrossed on the title page the resolutions they adopted they presented the volume to Mrs. Scott. An early volume, which, however, was made as a speculation and remains unsold, was one containing notices of Jefferson Davis' death. Of wedding scrapbooks some of the most interesting are those of the Gould Castellane wedding. One of these was prepared for Mr. James Gordon Bennett by his order. Another was made for Miss Helen Gould, and one each went to Frank Gould, Edwin Gould and A. Frank Richardson, whose daughter was a bridesmaid at the wedding. A set of four huge books containing some 2,000 newspaper accounts of the great railroad strike in Brooklyn was made for Benjamin Norton of that city. When the Princess Eulalia of Spain was in this country, she had seven scrapbooks made up of the newspaper notices she received. A large book is now being made for the Seventh regiment library, contain ing the accounts of their recent encamp ment in Peekskill. One particularly unfortunate specula tion was the making of a scrapbook for the committee of 100 who had in charge the centennial celebration of 1892 in New York. It appears that there is a question as to the authority of the per son who ordered the book made, and Mr. Burrelle is now suing the city for the price of it. The fashion is comparatively a new one, but there is little doubt that it will grow. David A. Cubtis. Where He Paused. "Now," said the eminent politician to. his secretary, "let's draft a sort of personal platform for ray campaign. In the first place, we're in favor of the bloomer. Got that written?" "Yes, sir." '"We believe in tho new. woman and the bicycle. " ' ' Yes, sir. Anything about the cur rency?" "S-sh! Don't mention the currency yet. We want to cover all the ground we can, of course, bnt we can't go clear through the whole encyclopedia, you know. "Washington Star. A Special Flea. "The prisoner, my lord, is an orphan. At an early age he lest his mother, his only mother, my lord." Pick Ale Up. It Wasn't a right. "So he thrashed you, did he?" asked the justice of the man with one eye closed and a lump on the top of his head. "Me! Thrashed me !" exclaimed the prisoner scornfully. "Well, I guess not. Mebbe you don't know that I'm a fight er." "You don't look like a very success ful one," suggested the justice. "Well, I'm a corker. That's what I am," replied the prisoner, with some show of pride. "He couldn't lick me, not even if he had a meat ax to sort of push the gamo along. " "I presume next you'll claim there wasn't any fight," said tho justice. "Right you are," returned the prison er. "There wasn't no fight. " "But he certainly did something to you. " "That's what he did, but he didn't lick me. I guess I know what kind of a fighter I am, an no man cf his build could get away with me." "Then what did he do:" inquired the justice becoming a trifle impatient. "He hypnotized me." "Hypnotized you ! Do you know what hypnotism is?" "Sure thing. I read about it in the papers, an once I see a feller do the trick." "Well, never mind him. Tell me about the affair last night, now was it done?" " W'y, I called him a liar an hit him, an ho jest made a few nuick motions with his hands, an I was in a trance for 'bent half an hour. " . "Ten dollars and costs. Call the nest case." "All right, jetlge," returned the pris oner. "I 'don't care nothin about the fine, but I want tho thing to be right on the hooks. Jest you see that it reads 10 for bcin hypnotized an not forbeiu lick ed, an I won't make a whimper. So long as I'm set right before the public I don't care what the fine is. But I wasn't lick ed, jedge. Be sure ail get that down." Chicago Post. Knstic Physiology. Old Farmer Reed wa3 driving some of tho boarders over the beautiful New Hampshire hills, where the winding roads are either up hill or downhill and a level space is not found in many miles. As he urged the stroug, wiry horses up one of the steep ascents, he worked out the following line of argument: "Neaw, I s'pose you city folks think it kinder tough to make the critters pull up these hills, but 'taint so mean as you think. It's a big sight meaner to run 'em down hill, an I'll tell yer why. Now, when a hoss runs up hill, his vi tals press on his innards, but when you run him down hill, his innards press on his vitals. An that's a sight wnss, now ain't it?" Youth's Companion. An Example. "Many a mean man has been discov ered," put in Snoggs as he ate his quick lunch, "but we have one of them out in Stockton that's entitled to considera tion." "What's his record?" inquired Boggs as he calculated that he had time for another piece of pie. "He makes his wife live on soup so she will not wear out her false teeth," replied Snoggs. Philadelphia Call. Not Water. "Papa," quoth the young boy, "here is a Etory about a sea serpent, and yet the naturalists say the serpent does not live in water. " "My experience," rejoined the old man, "leads me to side, strongly with the naturalists. " The young boy did not understand fully until about 15 years later, when he tumbled. Detroit Tribune. Overworked. Subbub (enthusiastically) I don't be lieve there's any pleasure to equal that of keeping one's lawn in good order. I play my hose on it all day. Towner I pity the poor hose. I can imagine it singing, "I don't want to play in your yard. " New York Re corder. A Good XCzcnsc. Housekeeper Your milk is as thin as water today. Milkman Well, mum, it was very foggy this morning when we milked. New York Weekly. Ho Doubt A boat It. Mrs. Fairview Doctor, do yon think my husfcand fully realizes his condition? The Doctor I do. He asked me today if I was a married man, Life. NEW YORK'S NEW BYRNES. Stephen O'Brien and Bis Great Record as a Thief Taker. Stephen O'Brien, the new head of the New York city detective bureau, made famous by Thom as F. Byrnes, is perhaps a disap pointment to the melodram a t i c -ally inclined. There is nothing of the "Old Sleuth" air about aim, nor .does he flash up on you the pierc ing eagle evo which the ro mancers give to great detectives, the vernacular of STEPHEN O'BRIEN. He never falls into thugs, nor dees he believe in the policy of "sending a crook to catch a crook. " He is not an adept at throwing bouquets at himself and does not employ a press agent But he is a modest, conscien tious, hardwdrking official, with ample qualifications and experience for his work. While he will never be an espe cially picturesque figure, and there will perhaps be no halo of romance envelop ing the "central office," its incumbent will doubtless prove himself efficacious as a crime squelcher and efficient in the management of the metropolitan de tective foroo. Stephen O'Brien was born in New York and has always lived in New York, becoming thoroughly familiar with every phase of the darker side of life in the metropolis. He is about 43 years of age and can soon wear the four stripes cn his sleeves, indicating 20 years' service in the New York police department. O'Brien early developed an aptitude for police and detective work. As a small boy he used to watch the men and women get out of tho Black Maria and try to remember their faces. He studied the peculiarities cf the three card nionte men at Coney Island and could point them out to his young friends. He possesses a marvelously re tentive memory, which is one of the se crets of his great success in identifying and capturing criminals. In his work aa patrolman, roundsman, sergeant and de tective sergeant O'Brien has made ar rests on which tho aggregate of sentences has been nearly a thousand years. His arrests have added to the rogues' gal lery tho portraits of 150 new criminals and resulted in the recovery of $150,000 worth of stolen, property. THE SCIENTISTS' NEW PRESIDENT. Professor Ccpo and Bis Famom Contro. versy Witli Professors Powell and Iarsh. Professor Edward D. Cope, the emi nent paleontologist of Philadelphia, was elected president of the American As sociation For the Advancement of Sci ence at its annual session lately held at Springfield, Mass. The mention of the name of Professor Cope recalls a rather lively episode in his career when science did not "walk 7 EDWARD D. COPE. with gait gerene, her crown an olive sprig." In 1S90 Professor Cope was on gaged in a spirited war of polysyllabic words with Major Powell, director of the United States geological survey, and his assistant, Professor C. O. Marsh of Yale. Professor Cope charged essential ly maladministration of the alfairs of the bureau, incompetency, lack of scien tific knowledge and plagiarism in the reports. The controversy, which was long and acrimonious, reminded! one of "Truthful James' " record cf the row that broke up the society upon the Stan islaus. Like the "scientific gents," Brown of Calaveras and his opponent Jones, Messrs. Cope, Powell and Marsh did engage In a wrfaro with the remnants of a paleozoic Epe, And th3 way they heaved those fossils in their nnger was a sin, Till the skull of an old mammoth caved the he-ad of Thompson in. It is hardly true, however, that mur der was the result of the Cope-Powell-Marsh controversy, but they continued their fossil throwing until the general public at least was somewhat fatigued. Professor Cope is a native cf Phila delphia, in which city he still resides. He was born July 28, 1840, and was educated at the University of Pennsyl vania, in which institution he now. holds a professorship. He also studied ia the Philadelphia Academy of Science, b the Smithsonian institution and in fie European universities and has be come recognized a3 one of the leading " scientists of the day. He was for a time paleontologist to the United States geo logical survey, serving at first in the survey of the territories, and then on the survey west of the one hundredth meridian. He was for many years cura tor of the Philadelphia Academy of Science. He is also a member of numerous sci sntific societies in this country and Eu rope and has contributed much to the ; advancement of science. He has written Extensively on scientific subjects, and his papers, upward of 350 in number, ; lorm a systematic record of the develop-1 aient of paleontology in the United: States. win V w 1 "V ." tSfv. 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