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The State Journal
By Frank P. Mac Lex nan.
Official Paper of the City of Tspeka.
Taily edition, delivered by carrier, 10
cents a week to any part of Topeka or
suburbs, or at the same pries in any
Kansas town where this paper has a oar
xier system.
By mail, three months $ .90
By mail, one year 3.60
Weekly edition, per year 50
JANUARY 1 896.
Sun. (Bon. Tue. WwL Thur. Fri. j Sat.g
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56Y 8 9 10 TTf
23A 15 16 17 T8
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Weather Indications.
Chicago. Jan. 7. For Kansas:
Fair tonight and warmer in the extreme
northwest portion; Wednesday fair; prob
ably rising temperature in the northwest
portion; northerly winds, becoming vari
able. It is pleasing to note that Leavenworth
is becoming sufficiently civilized for the
establishment of a public library.
Almost a month has elapsed since Os
bon, the murderer of Charles Hamble,
was sentenced, and yet no petition for his
pardon has appeared
Silvbr Knight: "Mr. Gorman has in
troduced a bill to investigate the water
supply of our public lands. How would
it do to investigate the liquor supply of
our public men."
It should not be surprising that an oc
casional goldbugr is found who, like John
Sherman, opposes the retirement of the
greenbacks. The greenbacks are the
best medium in existence for obtaining
an issue of government bonds when
business is dull.
What aspecuc.e it is to see consress
it idly by and witness without protest
the carrying out of the conspiracy which
was organized in 1893 for eliminating
every form of currency from the country
except that furnished by the banks. The
repeated issues of bonds are intended to
serve a double purpose. While they are
being utilized for tha purpose of retir
ing the greenbacks, they also furnish a
basis for an increase of national bank
circulation, which can be contracted or
expanded in accordance with the pre
vailing rates of interest.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cites a
rather curious reason why the death
penalty is not administered to persons
guilty of capital crimes in Kansas. It is
this: "There are large numbers of
Spiritualists in Kansas, and whatever
truth there may be in their belief they
set up an argument against capital pun
ishment, which, from their point of view,
is unanswerable. It is that by sending
the murderer into another life you there
by set him free to inspire men and wo
men of murderous propensities to carry
those propensities into action."
Thk actual date of the issue of bonds
which has been announced, has been
postponed thirty days. This will give
the syndicate time to withdraw nearly or
quite enough gold from the treasury to
pay for them. There can scarcely be
any doubt that this is the intention of the
arrangement, There is now f 63,000,000
In the treasury. This is being added to
all the time. In a month the syndicate
can draw out a good part of the neces
sary $100,000,000, and when the day for
the exchange comes around it will be ex
changed for the bonds. The situation
will then be that the syndicate will have
traded non-interest bearing govern
ment paper for that which bears a good
rate of interest, and the treasury will be
last where it was before the transaction.
Henry Clews' latest circular deals
with the approaching issue of bonds as
The bonds will be payable "ia coin;"
and will be paid for in gold; which, at
the reported price of 104, would transfer
to the government 104 millions of gold.
At first sight this operation, especially
as it will be almost entirely confined to
the home marker, may seem calculated
to produce a sharp stringency in the
money market. That effect, however,
would depend upon what the treasury
might do to ward off such a resnlt. The
treasury is certainly very vitally inter
ested m using any power it possesses to
avert stringency; and the power it has to
do that ia very considerable. The secre
tary ef the treasury has authority to keep
any amount of his cash balance on de
posit with the banks, receiving: United
States bonds aa collateral to a like
Amount. His present working balance
would easily admit ef his depositing 75
millions ef legal tenders with the banks,
which would prevent any injurious
stringency, although it might permit a
full 5 per cent market rate of interest
Under the guise of preventing a
stringency, here is presented a cunning
scheme to aid the bankers and brokers
in their business of withdrawing gold
from the treasury. $75,900,000 of the
legal tenders in the United States
treasury deposited with the banks weuld
prove of great assistance to these bene
ficiaries of the government. They would
be presented for redemption In such
amounts as not to excite comment, and
thus become very efficacious in causing
still another issue of bonds. This scheme
is another of those "endless chains"
mentioned by Mr. Cleveland. The circu
lar says farther:
The banks not only of this city but of
the country at large have become thor
oughly aroused to the im portance of
making common cause with the treasury
in elevating the status of the demand
obligations of the government. They
realize that, with weakness in the treas
ury there cannot be real strength in the
banks; and they therefore do not hesi
tate to make their gold stocks available
for the gold requirements of the national
government. This is a bona fide exhibi
tion of patriotic finance; a nd the spec
tacle will convey an edifying lesson to
the foreign critics who have charged us
with financial incapacity and feebleness.
As a Clews idea of patriotism the above
suggestion is not bad. The banks having
forced the government to the necessity
of borrowing money to maintain the
ruinous financial policy which it has
adopted will now kindly take the gov
ernment's bonds at a rate of four per
cent per annum. The four per cent of
course is no inducement; they are actuat
ed purely by sentiments of patriotism.
The public would perhaps understand
and appreciate this patriotic feeling bet
ter if the offer were made by these self
sacrificing gentlemen to exchange their
gold for government bonds bearing no
interest, or to refund the interest when
due, but the public has as little under
standing of real patriotism as it has of
Realizing the great benefits which havo
accrued to the class which he represents
through the use of the greenbacks as a
means of securing issues of bonds and
fearing the death of ":be goose which
lays the golden egg," Mr. Clews puts in
the following good words for this popular
form of currency:
Greenbacks are good money until we
can get better, and that only is gold.
Greenbacks in the past have done, and
are now doing, good service, and it is un
grateful to cover them all over with
vituperation and cast them into the gut
ter, until they can be supplanted by some
thing better. Contentment with and
gratitude for the past services of the
greenbacks is now what is called for, and
not brutal kicks at old friends.
Applause for the Old Flag.
More than tea years ago a slight but
significant incident occurred in Savan
nah, Ga., says the Philadelphia Citizen.
Between the acts of a theatrical per
formance there was occasion to drop
a large national flag from the flies above
the stage. This was done without cer
emony, merely in preparation for the
ensuing act, but as the heavy folds un
rolled and gave the stars and stripes
to the light such a cheer went up from
the audience that the house was shaken.
Savannah is a conservative city, slow
to forgot and tenacious of old ideas.
Here, if anywhere in the south, the war
prejudice would be strong and yet the
mere presentation of the silent emblem
of the nation called forth such a ring
ing, cheery response of loyalty that any
suspicion of the south's good faith must
have been shamed into silence. Even
today men are not lacking who will
assert that the patriotism of the south
is shallow and grudgingly given only
upon compulsion. Southern orators
and writers from time to time protest
against this insinuation, but without
materially changing the opinion of the
skeptical, for it is easy to say that such
written and spoken utterances are in
sincere or inadequate. But the spon
taneous expression of a heterogeneous
multitude is a bit of testimony which
cannot be gainsaid. And there has been
an overwhelming amount of such tes
timony upon the occasion of the tour
which the old liberty bell has just made
throughout the south. Not alone in
Atlanta, its destination, but all along
the route, at every stop which it has
made, It has been the signal for an
outburst not unworthy of comparison
with the scenes of the memorable day
when it proclaimed its brave tidings.
Nothing so appeals to the universal in
stinct of patriotism as does an inani
mate object which Is emblematical of
a nation's character and history. Phil
adelphia is properly jealous of the old
bell, and disinclined to relinquishlt for
any considerable time, but if it is care
fully guarded from danger, as it is in
the present instance, it is fittting that
it should be loaned upon an occasion
of such importance as that of the At
lanta exposition. It is pleasant to know
that the old bell is not so silent but
that it can yet speak to the hearts of
our people, and give fresh assurance
that a common bond of love and pride
and reverence unites the entire coun
try. Women Settled the Matter in Seattle.
The election of Saturday may be said
to be the victory of the women of Seat
tle. There is a sort of retributive jus
tice about it, for they have frequently
asked that of the five school directors
one should be of the same sex as the
majority of the teachers. They have
succeeded and the result will be watch
ed with considerable interest. It is
claimed that fully 50 per cent of the
A. P. A. vote was made up of ladies,
but this Is probably too high an esti
mate, and 40 per cent is, no doubt, near
er the mark. They were indefatigable
campaigners and took care to see that
their husbands voted. If a wife can do
no more than this she will confer a ben
efit upon the community, for it is evi
dent from the light vote that thousands
failed to cast a ballot. Of the 8,200
votes cast there were fully 2,000 cast
by women, which would leave only
6,200 male voters, about half of the
voting strength of the city. Seattle
Post-la tell i gencer.
A. V. Wesaen
Wants your order for coal, try him, Ms
prices are right, his Bell Tel. number U
550, Har. Tel. 180 and his place of busi
ness is 918 aat Fourth street.
Views of Well Known Actors and
TheGreat John L. Snlllvaa of Course,
Given His View tH an A' tor What
Wartle, Golden, Wilson, MeAnliflTo,
Thoynski, leon and Kelly Have to
Here are five Thespians, well known tc
fame, who give thoir views upon the prob
abilities of a war between the United
States and England, its righteousness, its
possible outcome and their probable action
in such an event. They are John L. Sul
livan, greatest of fistic heroes, who has
forsaken the cestus for the buskin ; Fred
erick Warde, one of America's cleverest
artists; Rich&rd Golden, the clever come
dian, and James E. Wilson, the handsom
est leading man in America.
Thero will be no war. It would be in
human. It would be contrary to4 the laws
of God and man, this internecine slaughter
of kinsmen, for o are of the same blood
for the most part English, Irish and
bcotch although
3,000 miles of sea
separate us. And
It would be Irish
and Scotch as well
as English wo
would be fighting,
for English regi
ments and ships'
crews are so made
up. I will not
consider war a
possibility. The
great men of the
rnKDERics: wardk. greatest two na
tions on earth are not going to commit tho
gravest of iniquities. Arbitration is the
remedy, and there must bo arbitration.
Thero must be no wholesale murder of
brave men, no spoliation of grcad cities,
no devastation of fair fields, no destruction
of rich commerce, no breaking of human
hearts, no crushing of human hopes for
any such trivial causo as the boundary line
of a bit of land away down in South
America. As that Grand Old Man Glad
stone said the other day, a little common
seuse can adjust the difficulty. Surely
there are men at tho helms of both govern
ments capable of such a simple task. No
pride of opinion should govern. Thoro
should be, and I am satisfied will be, arbi
tration. Thereforo I shall not consider
what I should do in case of hostilities. It
is an impossible hypothesis.
Frederick Warde.
If there should be a war, count mo right
in it. I don't know what I could do, but
I could try to look after tho commissary
department, and thus take care of tho
brave fellows who are in front doing tho
fighting. Tm not strong, but I would
take a chance. Seriously speaking, I do
not believe there will be any war, becauso
tho two governments, England especially,
have too much at stake. She has $1,000,
000.000 of capital invested in her Ameri
can possessions, and war would mean tho
loss of all these millions, besides anothej
thousand million or more at the hands of
our commerce destroyers. It would prob
ably take still another $1,000,000,000 to
man her navy and transport her troops,
and thousands upon thousands of her peo
ple would also be sacrificed. Then if sho
was whipped, as she undoubtedly would
bo in the end, her empire would bo dis
membered, and Albion's glory would for
ever depart.
. If there should be a war, it would be
England's fault. We are clearly in the
right, and, while deprecating all the hor
rors of war, I believe firmly in Davy
Crockett's maxim, "Be sure you're right;
then go ahead." England, however, I am
convinced, will weaken, and peace will
unfold her heavenly wings over both na
tions. Richard Goldex.
Some historian has observed that a great
nation needs a war every 25 or 50 years to
stir tip tho patriotism of the poople as well
as expand in a financial and territorial
direction. I evon hear able men say
that a war with England would do us an
immense amount of good ultimately, al
though we would suffer at, first, because
we would certainly win, and then wo
cculd practically control all of South as
well as North America. I do notl believe
in any such fearful doctrine. We have
territory enough and can be prosperous
enough as we are. If wo must fight, let
us fight for principle, not for plunder or
territorial aggrandizement. In our pres
ent contention with England I think we
are in the right, and if she does not back
down from her untenable position we i
must fight her. I hope it will not come
to such a pass, for war is terrible. Can
didly I do not believe snch a catastrophe
can occur. Two great nations should have
brains enough within their domains to
avert such a calamity, and I believe they
have. If worst comes to worst, I will
serve my country as best I can.
JamSs E. Wilson.
Take my tip. There will be no war be
tween America and England. British
statesmen know too much. They know
that if England couldn't whip the crip
pled colonies in 1776 or the young nation
of 1812 ehe wouldn't have a show on
earth with tUe greatest country under the
sun today. If sho started in on a war, she
knows she would get licked to a dead
moral oertai..ty. A fig for her navy I It
mieht he able to destroy a few seaboard
towns la our country at first, but that
would only infuriate the American people
and make them fight all the wickeder.
Tho result would be that we would take
Canada, the British isles in the West In
dies, British Guiana in a word, all British
possessions on this continent while our
cruisers and privateers would destroy
British commerce on the seas. Then, too,
Irishmen would raise Cain in Ireland, and
Russia would gobble India. All these dis
asters would mean the smash up of th
British empire, and old man Salisbury
knows it. He made a mistake when he
chucked a bluff at Cleveland, and now he
Is sorry for it. Grovor knows a good thing
when he sees it, and he promptly callod
the bluff. It made him the most popular
man in the United States. It is a bad
thing to throw a bluff into any one unless
you can make it good If you can't get
away with it, don't try it.
The masses of the English people, the
workingmen, npon whom would fall the
actual burden of expense as well as fight
ing, want no war over such a little thing
as a boundary line, and they won't stand
for such a game. Neither do the vsorking
men hero. So I'll gamble there w1ll be nc
war. If there Is, I'll serve my country in
the best way I can. I don't know mucl
about firearms, but I can learn, and I
guess I might raise a pretty good com
pany. John L. Sullivan.
McAuIiffe, Lavigrne, ChoynsM, Leon and
Kelly Would All Shoulder Muskets.
It has often been sneeringly asserted
tnat nstic gladiators would never face nrt
That may have been so in the past, but it
is different now. John Lu Sullivan, the
actor pugilist, has already announced that
he would raise a company if England
courts war over Venezuela, and the fol
lowing boxers now place themselves on
record as being willing to shoulder a mus
ket for ' Old Glory" if war is the out
come of the dispute with Great Britain:
"My country, right or wrong," soma
great statesman once said, and that is ex
actly where I stand. I would take up arms
for America against any country in the
world. In this contention about Venezue
la I think President Cleveland is right
and should be supported by every loyal
American, no matter what his politics. I
don't think we will have any war, for I
think England has a good memory. If
she could not whip the baby of 1776 or the
schoolboy of 1,812, she ought to know that
sho can't thrash the man of 1895. If it
should come to a clinch, however, Uncle
Sam can count on the humble services ol
It's a gam bio whether wo have a wai
with England or not. If John Bull thinks
he can make a good play by having a war
with us, then it is war. Englishmen don't
like ns, no matter how much they prate
about "our kin across the sea." That I
found out when I was over in England s
few yoars ago. John hates an American
almost as much as he does an Irishman.
While in England I noticed that the gov
ernment was continually increasing its
naval strength, which even then far ex
ceeded that of any other nation on earth.
I am now told by an ex -English naval offi
cor that these unusual preparations were
being made for us. England recognized
the fact that we were the only power which
stood in her way toward territorial ag
grandizement in South America, and sho
was preparing for a war with us in case
wo interfered with her plans.
It took Salisbury five months to answer
Secretary Oiney's note regarding the Ven
ezuelan boundary line. I'll bet i of
those months were oonsumed in sounding
tho other powers as to how they stood in
the matter. Tho answers must havo been
favorable from ail but Russia, else Salis
bury would not havo made the bold play
which President Cleveland so promptly
called. If England is not afraid t Russia
marching to Constantinople and to India,
and Franco possibly making a move to
ward Egypt, in case of a war with Amer
ica, she may take a chance and make a
play for us. If she wins, she is greater
than ever; if sho loses, the map of Europe
will be changed. If she comes at us, I'll
bet an eagle to a red cherry she loses. In
case of war I'll raise a company of stout
hearted lads for tho blue in Williamsburg,
where Jack Dompsey and I were brought
up, and we'll do our best for the stripes.
Jack McAuliffb.
I am glad to see we have a champion I
mean a president who's got nerve. If
wo had a putty man in Washington, we
would soon have John Bull making a new
"boundary line" for Canada that would
run down through the lumber yards of
Michigan, where I come from, over to Buf
falo and ultimately down to New York
city, if not farther. There's nothing too
good for John that's fat, sleek and juicy.
It's time he was called down, and G rover
seems to be the boy to do it. War? Not on
your life. John only goes up against
"good things." He doesn't want a hard
game. I believe there will be no war, but
if there is I will give up the boxing busi
ness, go back to tho lumber yards of Sagi
naw, where the boys think well of me, and
raise a company to aid in looking after
Canada. George Latiwi.
Cleveland has won the boys, and they're
all with him if it is a case of fight, but
they are afraid there won't be any. Sena
tor Tim Sullivan, who is tho great man in
our part of New York, says there won't be
a clinch, and the boys say that settles it.
The senator is a smart man and knows
what he is talking about. He told us at
the club the other night that England
"dasn't fight, because she would bo
starved out of the game. He said that Eng
land could not produce one-tenth enough
of grain in her owB kingdom to make
breadstuffs for her people. She has to get
the greater part of it now from this coun
try and the rest from Canada, Brazil, Rus
tia and Hungary. In case of war we would
Ihut her out of grain from our country,
Wouldn't Break the Law.
A weary and disheveled man tolled
painfully over the promenade of tho Brook
lyn bridge. He olung closely to tho iron
work on the right side of the walk and
occasionally stopped to reflect.
"Why don't you get out in the middle
here?" asked a policeman who had been
watching the actions of the unsteady pe
destrian. " 'Gainst the law, ole fel," was the re
ply. "Guess you don't know me, heyf"
"No, I don't know,you," returned the
policeman. "Where do you live?"
The man waved his hand in the direc
tion of Brooklyn.
"Brooklyn?" queried the policeman.
The man nodded. "Don't know me?"
he mumbled. "Why, I'm Joe Team. Live
in Jol'man street."
"Jeroloman street?"
"Um! Jol'man street."
"Well, why don'tyou get out here away
from the side?"
"Why," repeated the wobbly gentle
man, with a foolish smile. "Can't you
read? Look at that sign there. Whatcher
want me to do break er law? Read a
Tho policeman looked over into the road
way, and this is what ho read:
"Loaded teams will keep to the right."
New York Mail and Express. ,
Chumley Bah Jove, Miss Newman, I
thought you were a man, dontcherknow.
Miss Newman I never inado any such
mistake as that about you, Mr. Chumley.
Brooklyn Lifa
A Very Honest Coal Dealer.
Mr. Black, the eminent and wealthy
coal dealor, called one of his oldest drivers
into the office the other morning and ten
dered him quite a large sum of money.
"What is this for?" asked the astonished
"Merely a token of appreciation for
services rendered," replied Mr. Black
"But you've always paid me well for
my services, and that was appreciation
".There is really more than that In it,
John," continued Mr. Black. "I really
owe you the money."
"I don't understand."
"Lot me tell you." And he dropped his
voice to a whisper. "You havo been with
me for 20 years, working 300 days every
year and averaging throe loads a day.
That makes 18,000 loads. You weigh 150
pounds, John, and we have never failed
to weigh you with every load. That makes
2,700,000 pounds, or 1,200 tons. This, at
an average of 1 per ton, John, represents
1,200. The package you hold in your
hand contains 120, or 10 per cent, which
we think is yours by right. We aro honest
men, John, and don't desire to defraud
anybody out of what is justly his."
John bowed in humble submission and
Is now waiting for the next dividend. 1
London Tit-Bits.
Appealing to the Wrong Man.
Lawyer (closing an impassioned plea)
And now, your honor, I ask you to impose
a heavy fine npon this man, who, with
the recklessness common to bicyclists, ran
down my client and inflicted serious in
juries upon him. I ask you to protect the
ordinary pedestrian from tho reckless bi
cyclist. Why should a man feel that he
owns the universe as soon as he gets upon
a wheel? I have no doubt that your hon
or will imposo the full penalty permitted
by the law in this case as a moral lesson
to bicyclo riders and in assertion of the
rights of the ordinary citizen.
Judge The prisoner is fined $1, with
out costs. (Sotto voce to the clerk) I
rido a bicyclo myself. Soinerville Jour
nal. A Belief.
"I don't know but I'm glad that the
holidays are about over, " said the man
who permits himself to be worried over
small things.
"Iton't you enjoy them?"
"Yes. But it's a great relief to sit back
and serenely reflect that it'll be a whole
year now before somebody will turn up
and think it is smart to write Christmas
'Amas.' " Washington Star.
Very Different.
Figg It's a mighty good thing to have
a retentive memory.
Fogg That depends. If the memory 13
yours, it is a mighty good thing', as you
say, but if it happens to be tho property of
your wife that's another matter. Boston
The Boy's View of It.
Mother she's always a-sayin. she is,
Boys must be looked after got to be strict.
When I tear my breeches like Billy tears his.
It helps 'em considerable when I am licked!
But it ain't leapin over the fence or tho post
It's jest that same lickin 'at tears 'em the
most I
Mother she's always a-sayin to me
Boys must have people to foller 'em ronn,
Never kin tell where they're goln to be,
Sure to git lost an then havo to be found,
An then, when they find 'em, they're so fall
of joy
They can't keep from lovin an liokin the boyl
There's Jimmy Johnson got lost on the road:
Daddy wuz drivin to market one day,
Fell oat the wagon, an nobody knowed
Till they come to a halt an his daddy said :
Wonder where Jimmy has gone to?" But Jim
Waren ' t no two hosses could keep up w ith him I
Jest kep a'goin an got to a place
Where wuz a oirenst, took up with the clown.
Cut off his ringlets, an painted his face.
An then come right baok to his daddy's own
An what do you reckon? His folks didn't know
An paid to see Jimmy that night in the show!
An there's Billy Jenkins he jest run away '
(Folks at his house wuzn't treatin him right)
Went to the place where tho red Injuns stay,
An once, when hi3 daddy wuz travelin at
An the Injuns took after him, hollerin loud,
Bill run to his rescue an scalped the Whole
crowd !
No use in talkin boys don't have no show!
Wuzn't fer people a-follerin 'em roun
Jest ain't no tellin how fast they would grow.
Bet you they'd fool everybody in town!
But mother she says they need lickin, an so
They're too busy hollerin to git up an grow!
Frank L,. Stanton ia Chicago Times-Herald.
Its k Wl WJEl?
Battle Ax Plug
Has jumped into public favor on
account of its size mdquauty.it5
a Great Big Piece
of high grade tobacco for
c nel:
erchant Tailor.
All work guaranteed latest style and fit.
A trial wili convince you.
No. 2 Smith Premier.
dca TPCT 4,ltdn-o In Tv Bpwriters C-
ever made. It heads all others.
Save time and money by using a
Smith Premier and buying sup-
plies ui
no W. 6th Ave. Topeka,
Foundry $ Machine Works "
Tfc.l only place in the city where you can get a complete powct
plant from a steam engine to a fet collar from stark.
Get Prices Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
R. L. COFRAfSI, prop
E. 0, BE MOSS.
We any our goods from the bast factories
on earth.
Our prices are 25 per cent lower than any
combine or anti-combine.
H.rrU.n 'Ph.n. 7 7. Kelt Thon. 192.
large School. Fire Teachers, fiaj and flight Seasons. 621-583 Quiacy St
Slump" HcMlcliMl and A. t. Robinson
Fined S3 for Doing; It on Sunday.
'Bt-st-nmp" MeIichael and his "pod -ner"
A. L Robinson were fined $3 eachs
in police court yesterday afternoon for
nlariog cardB on Sunday. They are Col
ored, and Stump was trying to Bee how
many diamonds he could turn in succes
m the lead
nelson, ;
BUStME 3 5,
sion when the police arrived.
Stump's testimony was rery funny, but
no type foundry ever made enough hy
phens with which to oroperly present i
Judge Ferry thought "t-t-t-urnlng d-d-d-iamonds"
was playing cards and cave
them each $3.
Mineral Water.
The finest in the west. Come and try it
J. W. Phillips, 612 W. Eighth ay

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