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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNAI SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 13r 1899. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL By FRANK pTTlAC LENNAN. .VOLUME XXVI No. 113 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kan sas town where this paper has a carrier system. , By mail, one year S3 j Kv mail, three months -90 Weekly edition, one year 50 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Building. "WW and 802 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW TORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bldg., A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Building, A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell Ighnne 107 reporters i-iooiu u'"!un New Tork's Fourth of July celebra tion of Dewey's return will not be com plete unless Schley be there. The Rochester Democrat suggests that any sword presented to Funston should have a waterproof scabbard. Now that Dewey's route home has been settled, the country can turn Its attention to getting a suitable style of campaign button for next year. 'Anyway, western people cannot be deprived of their share In the glory that will be heaped upon Dewey at ev ery port w-here he stops on the return trip through the Suez canal. 'About the only way that one of our war heroes could be Induced to accept a nomination for vice president, would be to put him on a ticket with Dewey. Anybody would be glad to run with Dewey. The thousands of men who stood on the bridge with Dewey will be glad to know that it Is at last settled where the admiral is to land on his return home. They will have ample time, if the weather remain good, to get to New York and meet him. New Tork Sun: John W. Breidenthal, hank commissioner of Kansas, proposes that a government department for the supervision and egulation of trusts be established. A new department seems unnecessary. The Octopus should be referred to the fish commission. William Safford, an American lawyer and Shakespeare student, writes from London that he discovered Incontro vertible proof that Bacon wrote the plays ascribed to "William. This is doubtless a move to help along the vice presidential chances of one Ignatius Donnelly. Wars are following one another a lit tle too swiftly for the magazines. They had not got through with the civil war until the Spanish war came along and crowded it out. This was, followed so quickly by the Philippine and Samoan affairs that the editors must be well nigh in dispair. Kverybody seems convinced that the craze for organizing trusts and floating enormous wads of securities will soon er or later bring financial disaster to many Investors if not to the entire country, yet these combinations of real and fictitious capital are still being formed and the men who' have money and property are Investing in them. Eastern high protection journals like the New York Tribune are now threat ening the trusts with a collapse of the tariff wall if they continue in their spoliation policy and boosting of prices. In view of the fact that American man ufacturers in almost every line are successfully competing with foreigners in nearly every market of the world, this scare crow is not calculated to In spire much alarm. Troy Record: As soon as Kansas "be gan to talk about giving General Fun ston anything in the political line for which he might ask, some of the west ern governors began to clamor for the return of the volunteers from their states. Their plea Is for justice for the poor volunteers but it is prompted doubtless by the fear that a further stay In the Philippines will create too big a force of political eligibles. Says the New York Herald: Stripped of all superfluous words, the report of the embalmed beef inquiry board shows (1) there was no embalmed beef; (2) If there was the quantity was small; (3) General Miles never said embalmed beef was served to the army: (4) if General Miles said embalmed beef as served to the army, he did not mean It; (5) If General Miles did mean it he should not have said it. The century Just closing has seen the constant expansion of the American re public. The Louisiana purchase took place in 1803, and marked the first step. This added to our domain 1,182,752 square miles. The acquisition . of the Flcridas in 1819 gave us an additional 59,000 square miles. In 1845 the annexa tion of Texas added 274,000 square miles. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In 1848, added 522.000 square miles; in 1850 the state of Texas gave us another 96, 000 square miles. The Gadsden pur chase of 1853 annexed to our domain over 45,000 square miles, and the Alaska purchase of 1867 gave us, in the far North 577,000 square miles. The last year has seen Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines fall into our hands, while Cuba may be annexed in the near future. Additions up to 1867 cost us a little over 188,000,000; the Philippines have cost us $20,000,000. Wages Advanced 25 Per Cent. Pittsburg. Pa.. May 13. Puddlers ho are members of the Amalgamated association of iron and steel and tin workers, will receive during May and June an advance of 25 cents per ton over the wages they have been receiv ing. Finishers and hoop mill workers will receive an advance of 2 per cent. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. If you please one man you offend an other. i , Being a pet is all right while it lasts, but it never lasts long. How rich and prominent people are a hundred miles from, home! Unless some woman has taken poison for him, no man can be said to be "at tractive." Women have more admiration for every other sort of a man than they have for a husband. I An Atchison man says his infant son will be a Pinkerton detective when he grows up: he never sleeps. Before you kick, look around you and see If you can find .anyone whose kick ing has done any good. I Seven people out of ten who drink whisky do not want it and dp not like it. Why do they drink it? Have you ever remarked how serious ly people speak of love one minute and how they make fun of it the next? KANSAS GROWING. Assessors' Returns Indicate Increase in Population. Should the ratio of increase In the population of the state and the area of crops, as. indicated by the assessors returns from eight western Kansas counties, received by Secretary F. D. Coburn, be maintained throughout the state, complete reports will show sub stantial gains for the state during the past year. Reports, complete, have been received from Gove, Decatur, Haskell,. Kiowa, Lane, Logan, Pawnee and Sheridan counties. These returns show, compared with 1898. an increase of 1,724 in population, or 7.6 per cent. Increase in number of milch cows, 2,192, or 14.9 per cent. Increase in number of other cattle, 23.644, or 39.4 per cent. Increase in number of sheep, 4,916, or 82.2 per cent. Increase in number of hogs, 3,024, or 5.6 per cent. The wheat acreage in these eight counties shows a decrease of 45,990 acres, or 13.2 per cent. Although these returns show a fall ing off of area of winter wheat sown last fall of 13.2 per cent, the increase in area of other principal crops more than compensates for the deficiency. The increase in the area of cane is 10 per cent; oats, 17 per cent; barley, 90 per cent; sorghum, 8 per cent; alfalfa, IS per cent. BULL'S LONG TOYAGE. It Crossed the Ocean Three Times In Order to Beach Portland. Boston, May "13. One of the most traveled of bulls has just arrived here. It is a valuable prize Hereford which Mr. A. J. Libby, of Portland, Me., pur chased last March at Glasgow.Scotland, and shipped from there to Portland, Me. When , the shin bearing the bull arrived at Portland the government in spector would not allow the animal to land because Portland is not a quaran tine port. Mr. Libby begged and pleaded to be allowed to bring his prize beast ashore, but the authorities were inexorable and on the vessel's return voyage to Scotland the bull recrossed the ocean with her. When the other side was reached the bull was reshipped. on a vessel bound for Boston and his lordship landed here today none the worse for his 9, COO mile sea voyage, but he still has ninety days in quarantine before he can be handed over to his owner. Lafe Fence Sick. San Francisco.May 13. Ex-Congress-Lafe Pence, who is one of the attorneys in the Fair will case, was suddenly taken ill in the court room and is now confined to his bed at his home. Mr. Pence, who was for a long time promi nent in Colorado politics, and was rep resentative from that state in congress, recently established himself in this city for the practice of his profession. 44 One Good Turn Deserves Another, ft It is so easy to go through life doing good and helping to make others happy A lady ivho had been ill ivitl a complication of troubles, having been thoroughly cured and notv enjoying perfect health, felt it a duty to tell her friends that the specific that brought her back to health ivas Hood' s Sarsaparilla. Thus, after Hood's had served he well, she felt it deserved a good tun at her hands. Thousands tell the san:r story of blood purified and health re stored. Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses merit peculiar to itself. Catarrh " I suffered over six years with catarrh. Spent over $100 in advertised cures, inhalers etc., without benefit. Finally tried Hood's Sarsaparilla and it accom plished a complete and lasting cure." M. A. Abbey, Victor Ave., Worcester, Mass. Gastritis " Nervousness caused by a fright made my wife suffer intensely from gastritis. Morphine was necessary to re lieve the- suffering. Hood's Sarsaparilla and Hood's Pills were tried after all else failed and in four days she improved and in 14 days she was cured." C. W. T. Schmidt, Cedar Falls, Iowa- . BlOOd Poison " At 12 I had bone dis ease and used crutches. Doctor piyscribed and wanted to scrape it. My grandfather gave me Hood's Sarsaparilla. After taking four bottles I threw away crutches, am well and go to school." Charles Campbexl, 1S1C Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y. Dizzy Spells " After the measles my daughter had dizzy spells, which we thought would pass off but they did not until we gave her Hood's Sarsaparilla. In five days they disappeared and in one month she re gained her usual health." B. H. Kamfeb beok, 53 Graves Place, Holland, Mich. Indigestion " I now have a good ap petite, eat well, sleep well and my dyspep sia and indigestion have left me. The reason is I took Hood's Sarsaparilla which entirely cured me. I am Baeaee Master on the B. A O. Railroad." Thomas Coles, 119 Cart St., Sandusky, Ohio. Sahiahaih t Hood'l Mill curt liTer ilia, the non-Irritating and only cathartic to take with Hood'a KarsaparfllaZ KANSASJEWS. The Engagement of Senator Mason, of Illinois, To DeliTer the Address to Hor ton Graduates, CAUSES A TRAGEDY, Almost, With Editor Howard as the Victim. A Revolver is Drawn Editor's Amusing Account. Horton, May 13. Senator "W. E. Mason of Illinois delivered an address here last night before the high school graduates. The house was crowded and the speaker given much applause. He opened by announcing that he was not there to abuse any one or any party, but that he was there to express his views and his honest convictions. He quoted freely from Abraham Lincoln, from Daniel Webster and from George Washington, using them ail to sustain his beliefs and the right for the position he had taken. He did not refer to President McKinley nor to the adminis tration, but spoke always as "of the American people." Out of the coming of Senator Mason a bitter war has sprung up between Superintendent J. E. Dyche of the city schools and Editor Bert Howard of the Headlight. The latter took strong grounds against Prof. Dyche securing Senator Mason because he was an anti-expansionist and not In accord with Pres ident McKinley's policy. Superintend ent Dyche denied that Mason was se cured to make a political speech. Editor Howard then proceeded to se verely score Prof. Dyche through his paper. The last issue of the Headlight best explains what followed. It says: "The editor of the Headlight has been a resident of Brown county for nearly fifteen years. During that time he has never had a fight with any man; but last Thursday afternoon about 6 o'clock Superintendent Dyche, of the public schools, stuck a revolver in our face and threatened to shoot if a move was made. It is safe to say that no move was made; and, for the benefit of those who have never looked into the business end of one of these little pill-throwers, the editor is ready to say, with all can dor, that it is a mighty unpleasant thing to have pointed your way. It might have gone off, but it didn't, and there is no one who rejoices over the fact more than the editor. Prof. Dyche had hold of the other end of it. and he is doubtless ashamed for it. If he isn't he should be, and the editor is ashamed also. We did not run. but it was not because we did not want to do so. Our exit was shut off, and we had to wait until the other fellow's arm got tired and he put the pesky thing in his pocket." FTJNSTON DID NOT SWIM. Kansas Soldier Writes That He Fer ried the Marilao River. Fort Scott, May 13. The statement sent out from Manila on the 29th f March to the effect that Col. Funston with the Twentieth Kansas regiment swam the river before Malolos in the advance upon that city and captured eighty prisoners, which announcement aroused intense enthusiasm for Fun ston throughout the nation and was one of his stepping stones to fame, is cor rected in a letter from Second Lieut. C. E. Warner of Company M, which was received here today, it being the first descriptive account of the capture of Malolos yet received from a soldier. Lieut. Warner was then sergeant ma jor, acting as orderly for Col. Funston, and had been close upon his heels throughout the activities. He says: "On the 2.7th we advanced to the Mari lao river. It was found impossible to dislodge the enemy on the opposite bank, and finally, under cover of our fire, Lieut. Hardy of Company H and two other men swam the river and re turned with a large raft. On this Col. Funston, with one platoon of Company C, was loaded and ferried to the op posite side. When the insurgents heard the firing in their rear and realized that they were surrounded, they raised the white flag and surrendered. Twenty eight were taken prisoners." Since writing this letter Sergt. War ner has been promoted to a second lieu tenancy upon Funston's recommenda tion. He was wounded at the same time Funston was shot in the hand. They are warm friends. FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. Failure of the Neosho Valley Invest ment Company Is Being Aired Is Court. Oswego, May 13. The case of the State of Kansas vs. Robert Simons is on trial here. Simons was president of the Neosho Valley Investment company which had its western office in Chetopa, Kan. The company was placed in the hands of a receiver In 1S9S, although it had been in an insolvent condition for several years. Parties all over this section, as well as in the east, lost large sums of money. Finally a complaint was sworn to, charging the former president with embezzlement and de frauding an aged man and woman who purchased a home from the company with the understanding that it was clear of all incumbrance, when in fact it was heavily mortgaged. Mr. Simons was apprehended last February in Chicago, where he had lo cated for the practice of law. The pros pect is slirp for conviction. PRISONER FOR LIFE. A San Juan Hero an Inmate of the Prison at Leavenworth. Leavenworth, May 13. Sergt. Louis Paris brought Joseph F. Buckley from Havana under life sentence for murder and placed him in the military prison here last evening. Buckley and Private Hewes were members of the Second Louisiana volunteers and fought at San Juan Hill. An altercation occurred in which Buckley killed Hewes and was sentenced for life. Buckley killed a man in New Orleans three years ago, but escaped, and when the war broke out with Spain joined the volunteers. The trip from Havana was made in ten days, and Sergt. Paris left last night for Cuba, where he is stationed as a member of Company A, Eighth United States volunteers. A PECK OF NICKELS Made by a Fort Scott Man and Used on Slot Machines. Fort Scott, May 13. Upon the testi mony of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry GrofT. Cal Dillon of Omaha was convicted in the federal court here today of having made fully a peck of spurious aickels at Nev- ada last fall and started them into cir culation there. According to the testimony he broke all the Nevada slot machines with them. Judge Hook sentenced him to eighteen months in the federal penitentiary. Mr. and Mrs. GrofT were charged jointly With Dillon, but were acquitted. The police of this city arrested the three In an emigrant's camp. They had trav eled all the way from Nebraska in wagons, and, according to the testi mony, had scattered bogus nickels all along their trail through Nebraska and Missouri. STUDENTS ARE LOYAL, Lucas Graduates Object to Holding Commencement Away-From Home. Lucas, May 13. This town has always been noted in school matters, and a re volt is brewing because of the county superintendent's decision to hold the commencement exercises for the com mon school graduates at the county seat, Russell, 28 miles distant, this year. The commencement is a matter of great local pride and there are threats that Lucas will have a programme and exercises of her own prior to that of the county which is to be in July or August during the session of the teach ers' institute. The Lucas graduates, class of "99," are Anna M. Pauley, Lila M. Scriven, Ella M. O'Brien, Rosa L. Mansfield. Florence Ekey and Bessie Dinsmore. They stand in their grades in the order named. Miss Pauley being one of the best in the class of 29 which Russell county has this year. In the history of the Lucas schools only one 1 boy has graduated. The question of establishing a county high school is to be voted on this fall and Lucas is like ly to be one of the towns that will try to get the school located within its bor ders. HAS NEVER SPOKEN. Remarkable Case of Cynthia Banks of Salina. Salina, Sfeiy 13. Cynthia A. Banks was adjudged Insane by a jury in the probate court. The woman is 31 years old, but has never spoken a sentence from the time of her birth. She is the daughter of Eliza Banks, who lives in Pleasant Valley township. Since her childhood, Cynthia Banks has gradually grown worse. At times she has spells which her mother terms "mad fits," when she will beat herself and scream frantically, and sometimes will utter a single word but has never spoken two words at one time. A CHALLENGE TO BRYAN. A Burr Oak Pastor Desires to Engage the Nebraskan in an Expansion Controversy. Burr Oak, May 13. O. H. Truman of this city has written the following open letter to W. J. Bryan: Since you oppose the doctrine of ex pansion which I advocate, and believ ing that your course is contrary to the guidance of Providence and injurious to the cause of reform, I would gladly meet you in joint discussion of this vital issue. Though a reformer I would sustain the foreign policy of the pres ent administration. The only conditions imposed are: It must be sufficiently near for a mid week appointment so as not to interfere with my Lord's day services, and it must be managed to meet all expenses. As to my standing and ability you are referred to Elder O. S. Cook, state evangelist, Topeka, Kansas. Hoping you will accept this invitation, I remain yours very truly, O. H. TRUMAN. A NEW HEADMASTER. A Change is Made at St. John's Col lege, Salina. Salina, May 13. Prof. Gates is to re tire as headmaster of St. John's Mili tary college. He will be succeeded by Prof. Mize, who will conduct the school during the coming year. This was de cided at a meeting which was attended by Right Rev. Frank Millspaugh, bishop of the Episcopal church of Kansas. The college will remain under the supervision of the Episcopal church, but Mr. Mize may probably conduct it on independent lines. Prof. Gates has bought the Phillips property on Mount Barbara arid will convert it into a school. Pensions For Kansans. Washington, May 13. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Thomas Folger. Lowell, $6; Frank Abernathy, Rosedale. $8; David F. Newson, Formosa, $6; Mitchell Fin ney, Doniphan, $10; Barton Fortney, Oberlin, $6; Henry C. Dufford, Oberlin, $8. Additional Thomas Small, North To peka. $6 to tS. Increase Josiah Tipton, MeFhefson, $6 to $8: Martin S. Cisco, Miltonvale, $6 to $8; John Bowermaster, Portland, $6 to $8: William B. McHan, Oakland. $12 to $17; Resell Ventle, Chetopa, $12 to $14; Alpheus Milner. Soldiers' home, Leavenworth, $6 to $12; Lloyd W. Hig gins, Bonner Springs, $8 to $10. Original widows, etc. Special, May 2 (special act), Abigail R. Ellet, El Do rado, $30; minor of James H. Vosburgh, LOngton, $14. Fatal Fall From a MilL Lawrence, May 13. Charles Owens fell forty feet from a mill on which he was at work and received fatal injuries yesterday. His skull was crushed and an arm and leg broken, and he has been unconscious ever since the acci dent. He rallied some soon after the accident, but the two physicians who were summoned to dress his wounds give little hope of his final recovery. Much in the Training. Dorrance, May 13. The influence of physiologic training in the public schools' is shown in a family of eight children of European parents near here. The six boys and two girls are all total ab stainers from intoxicants and also to bacco in any form. Curiously enough, none of them are church members. ECHO FROM THE PAST. Suit Commenced to Set Aside Sale of Santa Fe. A suit to set aside the sale of the Santa Fe and the reorganization of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company has been commenced in the district court of Shawnee county by Alfred P. Lasher, of New York, and may develop a large amount of litiga tion. The suit is brought through Jet more & Jetmore, Lasher's attorneys. Mr. Lasher is the holder of $15,000 in come bonds of the Atlantic & Pacific, which were not assumed by the re organized company, when the road passed out of the hands of the re ceivers. He claims that the reorganiza tion was a plan to "freeze out" some of the creditors of the road and on this ground he wants the court to declare the sale and reorganization fraudulent and void. It is claimed that there Is upwards of $7,000,000 of bonds in the same posi tion as those held by Mr. Lasher, and the holders of these will probably file "interpleaders," setting forth their claims in the case. In addition to hav ing the reorganization declared fraudu lent, the court is asked to appoint a receiver to take charge of the surplus inconie for -the benefit of the creditors. YOUNKINJS GONE. Man With Two Wires Has Left Town With No. 2. Left No. 1, Who Horsewhipped Him In Public. SHE HAD RELENTED. Intended to Send Him to the Penitentiary. Was Finally Released, After Making Nunrerous Promises. S. C. Younkin, who was arrested for having two wives, has left his first wife and in company with his second wife has left town. It was in March that Younkin was arrested and locked up In the city Jail. He was afterwards turned over to the county to be tried on the charge of bigamy, and about two weeks ago the case was finally dismissed, and now Younkin has deserted his first wife and with wife No. 2, who was Miss Virgie uavis or Oakland, has left town and probably gone to Kansas City. It was for the reason that he prom ised to go back to his first wife that County Attorney Jetmore dismissed the ' case, ior jvirs. ounKin naa tne care or three small children, and she pleaded hard for her husband's release. Mrs. Younkin No. 2 said she was willing to give up all claims to Mr. Younkin be cause the first wife had three children to care for. At first Mrs. Younkin No. 1 and Mrs. Younkin No. 2 wished to prosecute, and the father of Miss Davis was deter mined to do so; but after the pleadings of the husband he won the first wife over to his side, and they together won, the second wife over, and then the com bined efforts of the three won . the father-in-law over and the release came. After his release Younkin and wife No. 1 gave up their residence near the corner of Sixth and Western avenues and went to live with Younkin's broth er Clarence in the west part of town. Clarence Younkin stood by his brother all through the trouble and worked and spent his money for his release and af ter the owner of the house turned them out on account of the notoriety of the case, for Mrs. Younkin No. 1 had horse whipped her husband on Kansas ave nue, Clarence gave his brother and his wife and three children a home at his house and after the notorious brother lost his position as bookkeeper in the lumber yard where he had worked, Clarence Younkin took his brother into partnership working at house cleaning and paper hanging. Now that Younkin has deserted his own wife for a woman who he claimed was his wife, his friends and even his brother are done with aiding him. After his arrest he claimed that he had never legally married Miss Davis and that a man named Ryan, who drove a coal wagon had performed the mock ceremony and that therefore he could not be prosecuted for having two wives. County Attorney Jetmore decided that the common law made him and the wo man he lived with man and wife. He was keeping Miss Davis as his wife, at rooms on Jackson street while his wife was living on Sixth and Western ave nues. When he deserted his wife he left her with only 75 cents and in the house of his brother Clarence who is caring for her. If he is found he will not get off so easily this time unless Mrs. Youn kin should again relent. The police are looking for Younkin. YISIT IS CURTAILED. Bradley-Martins to Leave America Sooner Than Expected. New York, May 13. The farewell banquet to be given by the Bradley Martins at the Waldorf-Astoria next Tuesday evening; will simply be a return for the many hospitalities shown them by their New York friends since their arrival here a month ago. It was then the intention of Mr. Martin to remain in New York at least six weeks, but the visit has been slightly curtailed and the family will sail for their Lon don home on Wednesday. During their stay Mr. Martin has placed his home in West Twenty-first street in the hands of real estate dealers. While the number of guests at Tues day's banquet has not yet been set tled, it is believed it will not exceed fifty. DEWEY'S HEALTH The Probable Cause of His Return by Way of Suez. Chicago, May 13. Judging from a ca blegram received today from Admiral Dewey his health, despite medical as surance to the contrary, is not of the best and to this fact is due his probable return by way of the Suez canal in stead of the Pacific coast route. The message is as follows: Illinois Manufacturers Association, Chicago: Many thanks. Impossible to accept invitation now. Condition of health ne cessitates rest and quiet. (Signed) DEWEY. The cablegram was in reply to one sent by the association asking the ad miral to become Its guest upon his re turn to this country, and strongly urg ing on him the advisability of coming by way of San Francisco and across the continent. PARK ATTRACTIONS. Three Companies Booked For Garfield Park Casino. The management of Garfield park announces the following summer at tractions booked for the Casino there: The Oliver-Colby Vaudeville com pany, five nights commencing May 23. Thurston & Heubner's Stock com pany for the week commencing June 5. The Arnold Wolford Stock company for the week commencing June 19. RELIEF FOR COLEMANS. No Longer Suffering For Necessaries of Life. Since the story of the suffering of the Coleman family appeared, many people have called at the house and offered the family much needed assistance. Chief Ramsey has interested himself in looking after the family and has supplied them with food. The flour was supplied by Page's ajid the Topeka mill and C. H. Johnson and H. J. Nich ols, of the Nave & McCord company furnished the groceries. Any people wishing to help the family can com municate with Chief Ramsey. Topeka horsemen do not want to for get that R. E. Cowdrey has purchased the great pacing stallion Heirloom, race record 2:154. Heirloom may be found at Mr. Cowdrey's stables at the gas works. PREACH IN TOPEKA. Congregational Ministers Will Occupy Pulpits of Topeka Churches Rev. A. C. Hogbin was today elected to' succeed Rev.' Charles M. Sheldon as moderator of the general association of Kansas Congregational churches. The election was held at the business session of the association held this morning. The second of the papers comparing the church of the first century with that of the nineteenth was read this morn ing by Rev. L. C. Schnacke, of Great Bend. The comparison was from the standpoint of church life. This afternoon will be devoted to ed ucational and Sunday school work, and tonight addresses will be delivered by J. E. Roy, of Chicago, and George V. Clark, of Savannah, Georgia, on the work of the Congregational church among the colored people of the south. Sunday the different churches of the city will be filled by the visiting Con gregational ministers. BALKE, the baker. He Is In Jail Because He Has an Extra Wife. Julius H. Balke, a baker who recent ly went to Winfield from here, is in jail in Winfield waiting for Sheriff Cook to come for him to bring him back here to be tried for having more than the legal number of wives. He married Miss Rose M. Rickman here last August and now she claims to have dis covered that he already has a wife liv ing in St. Louis. Sheriff Cook is now busy collecting stolen horses and other stolen property up In central Kansas, but he may go to Winfield before he comes home and bring Balke back with him. COMING JUNE 5. Date Fixed For Famous British Guards Band In Topeka. The management of Marshall's band this afternoon closed the contract for the appearance of Godfrey's British Guards band in this city. The band will be here on Monday, June 5, giving a concert at Garfield park that evening. This band is considered one of the best, if not the best, in the world, and the concert will be given in Garfield park, so that every one may be accommo dated. HANDS ACROSS THE SEA. Sousa'a New March Will Be Played Sunday. At the concert by Marshall's band at Garfield park tomorrow afternoon.John Philip Sousa's latest march, "Hands Across the Sea" will be played for the first time in Topeka as the first num ber following the intermission. The new march carries with it the inscrip tion, "A sudden thought strikes me; let us swear eternal peace," and was writ ten by the "March King" as appropri ate to the resumption of friendly rela tions between the United States and Spain. Director Marshall promises to be generous in the matter of encores, and the following programme will likely be practically duplicated in numbers. PART I. 1. March Campania Carlton 2. Overture Army Chaplain. .Milloeker 3. Dance of the Oyster and the Clam, Dicey 4. Three Quotations, (a) The King of France Sousa "The King of France with 20,000 men marched up the hill, and then marched down again." 5. Waltz Nordica Tourjee PART II. 6. March Hands Across the Sea, Sousa "A sudden thought strikes me, . Let us swear eternal peace." 7. Medley Selection Popular Pebbles, Boettger 8. Indian War Dance Bellstadt 9. March Hostrauser's Chambers MARRIED FOR SPITE; Mrs. Shumate Would Even Matters by Securing a Divorce. Anna Mabel Shumate has filed a suit in the district court asking for a divorce from her husband, Charles Milton Shumate, and the restoration of her maiden name, Anna Mabel Taylor. She says they were married here in Topeka. in July, 1897, and that for over a year her husband has failed to support her and has treated her cruelly. He says he married hr "just for spite.any way," and she wants to get even by getting a divorce. MRS. WHEELER ELECTED Pleases the Nortonville Members of the Eastern Star. Norton, May 13. The people of Nor ton, and especially the members of the Eastern Star lodge, feel honored In the election of one of their members to the position of grand matron of the Eastern Star lodge of Kansas. Mrs. Eva Whee ler of this city, a charter member of the order, having held the various local positions of the lodge here, and several times elected delegate to the grand lodge. ad for the last year associate grand matron of the order, was elected grand matron of the Eastern Star lodge of Kansas at their recent convention, held in Wichita. BREWER IN TROUBLE. Tried a Leavenworth Trick and Was Detected. United States Deputy Marshal Pres cott returned today from Leavenworth where he arrested a man by the name of Brewer for passing counterfeit money. Brewer is about 6 feet tall and is the colored roustabout in a barber shop. He was given a. $5 bill to get changed and it is alleged he slipped in some counterfeit money among the change. He will have his hearing at Leaven worth next Friday. Many Persons Hurt. Paris, Tex., May 13 While 15.000 persons were being entertained at a fire works display at 9:45 o'clock last night in honor of the State Firemen's Asso ciation, two-thirds of the seats in- a vast semi-circle tumbled with a. crash, more or less seriously wounding many spec tators. Frightfully Hurt. Edward M. Grant, a Rock Island brakeman, was brought to the Stormont hospital in this city this morning ser iously injured, the result of a freight wreck in the Herington yards last night. His right leg was broken just below the hip, his left leg broken below the knee and his left ankle dislocated. His body was also painfully cut and bruised. If your watch has two good wheels and a dial left, take It to Campbell's, 625 Kansas avenue, and he will make it keep time. Court of Honor Dance. At 418 Kansas avenue, Tuesday even ing. May 16. Steinberg's orchestra. Marshall's Band Will render an interesting program at their concert tomorrow afternoon. SUNDAY AT THE CHURCHES Epworth League Anniversary. "The Epworth league of the First M. E. church will celebrate the tenth anniver sary of the Epworth league on Sunday. May 14. Sermon to young people in the morning and a special meeting in the evening. Following program will be ren dered: Music; prayer by Rev. J. T. Mc Farland: quartette, Miss Laura Tillson, Miss Emma Dennis, Miss Mattie Tillson. Miss Grace Nettels; address. "The Ep worth League," Mr. F. D. Fuller; solo, Mrs. W. B. Swan: address, "The Junior League," Mrs. T. E. Stevens: music; ad dress. Governor W. E. Stanley: music. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 210 West Sixth street; services at 11 a. m.; subject, "Soul and Body." First African Baptist - church, First street. Rev. G. D. Olden, pastor. Preach ing at 11 a. m.; subject, "The Church and Its Mission"; 7:30 p. m., subject, "The Black Man's Burden and the Burning to Death of Sara Hose in Georgia," illustrat ed from a large blackboard. Y. P. S. C. 7 p. m. Third Christian church, corner of Third and Lake streets. F. E. Mallory. the pas tor, will preach at 10:45 a. m. and 8 p. m. : morning subject, "The Influence of the Pew on the Pastor"; evening subject. "Hell as Taught in the Old Testament." Prof. F. F. Dawdy, musical director. Westminster Presbyterian church, cor ner Huntoon and College avenue. Pulpit will be filled Sunday. May 14, by visiting Congregational preachers. Brown chapel A. M. E. church. 1205 Washington avenue; preaching at 11 a. m.: subject, "I Know"; Sunday school at 3 p. m.: preaching at 7:30 p. m. : subject, "The Standard." United Brethren church, services are held in the lecture room of the church. Twelfth and Quincy streets: 11 a. m. and S p. Ei., preaching by the pastor; 10 a. m., Sunday school; 7 p. m., Y. P. c. U. meet ing. The First State Spiritualist society will hold their conference and fact meeting on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with music and short addresses by the audience, also tests. At 8 p. m. Cyrus Corning will give one of his lectures. Meeting opened and closed by Searing tests, given by Mrs. Searing. The Divine Scientists will hold services at their hall, 722 Kansas avenue, at 3 p. m. Sundav. Rev. W. G. Todd will speak: subject, "What Is the Duty of the Hour?'' Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, services at same place. Miss Sue Whittlesey will lead. Walnut Grove M. E. church, corner Har rison and Eighteenth streets, Rev. J. K. Coe, pastor. Sunday services: Class meet ing, 10 a. m. ; preaching by the pastor at 11 a. m. The sermon will be to the young people. Sunday school, 2:30 p. m. ; Ep worth and Junior leagues, 7 p. m. The evening service at 8 o'clock will be in charge of the Epworth league. First Christian church. Rev. M. E. Har lan will preach; morning subject, "Apos tolic Preaching"; evening subject, "Chris tian Science Neither Science nor Chris tian," the first of two Sunday night ser mons on "Christian Science." St. John's A. M. E. church, corner Sev enth street and Topeka avenue. Preach ing at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. by some of the visiting ministers to the General As sociation of the Congregational Church. Sunday school. 3 p. m., followed by short addresses by the above named ministers. Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m. The Church of the Good Spirit will hold services under the auspices of the Kan sas State Spiritualist society, Sunday morninjer at 10:45. at 722 Kansas avenue. Lecture and congregational singing. Even ing services at 8 o'clock. Lecture and tests will be given by Mrs. E. E. Ham mon. loun v omen s v.nniian association. Gospel meeting Sunday. 4:15 p. m. Leader, Miss Mary Bunker. Vocal duet, Mrs. Still man and Miss Daisy Hunter. English Lutheran church. Rev. A. E. Wagner, pastor. Preaching in the morning by the Rev. D. H. Scarrow: in the even ing by the Rev. G. T. Nichols: Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.; Endeavor society at 7 p. m. Parkdale Methodist Episcopal church. Preaching by the pastor, the Rev. D. D. Cheney, at 11 a. m. Tenth annlversary exercises of the Epworth league at 7:30 p. m.; class meeting., 10 a. m. : Sunday school, 2:30 p. m. ; Junior league. 3:30 p. m. C. M. E. church, corner Fourteenth and Van Buren streets. Preaching by the pas tor. Rev. J. M. Brown, at 11 a. ,m. and 8 p. m. ; morning subject, "The Retributive Justice of God." Sunday school at 2 p. m. ; Epworth league at 6:30. First Presbyterian church. The pastor. Rev. J. D. Countermine.D. will preach; morning, "The Sacred Canon." Usuai services in the evening; Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.; C. E. societies meet at 7 p. m. First M. E. church. J. T. McFarland, D. D.. pastor. Class meetings. 10 a. m. ; preaching to the Epworth league at 11 a. m. by Rev. D. Baines Griffiths, pastor of the Pilgrim Congregational church of Kansas City, Kan.: his subject will be "The Call to Service": Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.: Junior league. 4 p. m. : anni versary of the Epworth league at 8 p. m. Platform addresses by Governor Stanley and the pastor. Grace Cathedral Bishop, the Right Rev. F. R. Millspaugh, D. D. ; dean, the Very Rev. John W. Sykes: canon, the Rev. Maurice J. Bywater. 7:30 a. m., holy com munion; 9:30 a. m., Sunday school; 11 a. m., morning prayer, litany, sermon by the Very Rev. Dean Sykes; 8 p .m.. even ing prayer and sermon by the Very Rev. Dean Sykes. Good Shepherd, corner Laurent and Quincy, North Topeka. 9:30 a. m.. Sun day school; 8 p. m., evening prayer, ser mon by Rev. Canon Bywater: offertory, "The Garden of Prayer." Mr. Edwards. St. Simon's, corner Western avenue and Seventh street, 9:45 a. m., Sunday school; 4:30 p. m.. evening prayer, sermon by Rev. Canon Bywater. Calvary chapel. 3 p. m., Sunday school: 4 p. m., evening prayer, sermon by Rev. Joseph Wayne. North Topeka Baptist church, corner Laurent and Harrison streets. Rev. W. P.. Hutchinson, pastor. Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. The evening subject will be "A Bottle in the Smoke," the second in the series on "Striking Truths From Strange Texts." People's church, hall 1008 North Kansas avenue. Dr. A. S. Palmer, pastor. Preach ing at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. : Sunday school in the afternoon at 2 o'clock. Morning subject. "Hard Knocks"; evening sn ject. "Our Foundation." Solo by Mrs Palmer; music by the chorus choir of la dies. Big Steal Light Sentence. London, May 13. Mr. G. R. Birt. chairman and managing director of the Millwall Dock company who disappear ed in February last leaving a deficit of over $1,000,000 in the accounts of the concern, was sentenced today to nine months' imprisonment. Mr. Birt is 70 years old and the father of thirteen children. Marshal Sterne at Home. tfnited States Marshal W. E. Sterne has returned from his trip to Arizona and California. He took a . federal prisoner to Arizona, and afterwards visited relatives in San Diego. He says that people are as envhusiastic over General Funston in California as they are here, and that at Los Angeles they would give him almost as big a re ception as they would give to Dewey. Weekly Bank Statement. New Tork, May 13. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Surplus reserve Increased $7,785,675; loans decreased $5,956,700: specie in creased $8,205,600; legal tenders increas ed $64,300: deposits Increased $1,836,000; circulation decreased $55,700. The banks now hold $27,137,625 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule. Memorial Day Order. Washington, May 13. The war de partment has issued the usual order providing for the observance by the army of Memorial Day, May 30, at all army posts and stations, by the display of flags at half mast, a national salute and musical programme. Your linen left spotless, American Steam Laundry. 112 West Seventh. Telephone 341. Marshall's Band Will render an interesting program at their concert tomorrow afternoon. The Peerless Steam Laundry has put on the latest device for smoothing the edges ot collars and cuffs.