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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAT 24 1899.
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL By FRANK pTltfAC LESNAN. .VOLUME XXVI No. 122 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 eas town where this paper has a carrier FVstem. e By mail,, one year ' on By mail, three months -0 Weekly edition, one year 60 PKRMANEXT HOME. Tnneka State Journal BuildinEr. sno ana $02 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. KEW TORK OFFTCE. Teicnle Court Bldg.. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHir-AGO OFFICE. . Stork Exchange Buildinr. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. T.ONDON OFFTCE. 12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Purines Office Bell ;hnr.e J7 Reporters' Room Bed Phone 5,7 Carter Harrison and John P. Altgeld appear to be preparing for a finish fight at St. Louis. It is unlikely that Funston can be Successfully Hobsonized unless the girls can swim. The Cubans are a hard lot but when a sacred shrine is robbed of Jewels 'worth $25,000. suspicion is at once cast uppon a Yankee. The Los Angeles Express is disposed to object to receiving Mr. Feffer into full fellowship in the Republican party unless he will leave his whiskers be hind. If the remainder of the Filipino con gressmen will follow the lead of Senor Rostario and return to the reservation, there will be no trouble in arranging a peace. Dewey's return trip has already be irun to take the form of a voyage of triumph. He was made the recipient of unusual honors at Hong Kong, the first port at which he stopped. American manners and customs are rapidly finding lodgement in Mexico. Seven negroes were lynched there this week for an attempt on the part of one of them to commit the customary of fense leading up to similar transac tions on this side of the line. - - I It looks as though the churches would be the last organizations of citizens to shake hands across the bloody chasm. The blue and the gray have mingled their blood on the field of battle as companions in arms but the church di visions growing out of the war between the states still stand. What a nation of iconoclasts we are. Xo sooner is a pedestal raised and a hero-placed upon it than somebody comes along, and attempts to knock the whole thing over. A soldier in the South Da kota regiment writes home that Fun ston was not the first to enter Malolos. He even accuses the general of having a press agent. The war being about ended, young women with fortunes have begun to mahe their selections from among mar riageable heroes. Miss Dora Have meyer has placed her seal on Lieuten ant Winslow, who distinguished him self at Cienfuegos. Noble European fortune hunters are likely to encounter serious rivalry in their quest while the supply of war and naval heroes lasts. The movement of the volunteers homeward from the Philippines is about to begin in earnest. The Califor nia and Oregon regiments will be the first to come and already their mail has been ordered sent to San Francisco. Once a beginning is made it cannot be long until the Twentieth Kansas will embark for home. "Whatever is to be done in the direction of getting the regiment to Topeka Intact must be done soon. The world's wheat production In 1898 was the largest on record. According to a compilation by Statistician Hyde, of the federal department of agricul ture, the grand aggregate wheat yield last year was 2.S79,924,000 bushels.which was 6S2.179.000 bushels larger than that of 1S97 and S92.571.000 bushels in excess of the annual average product during the seven years for which the United States statistician has prepared com plete dates. There were a few countries (like Sweden, Turkey in Asia and Cape Colony) the production of which show ed a slight decrease: but their output was an inconsiderable percentage of the total, and the fact remains that very continent on the globe produced more wheat in 1S98 than in 1897. 'A. proposition is now being considered to take a census of the entire world in 1900. The International Statistical as sociation recently met at Berne. Switz erland, and appointed a committee on ways and means to prepare a plan for as complete a census as is possible. Nothing approaching a complete census has ever been taken. The population of the world has been guessed at with, It is believed, some approach to ac curacy, but estimates of population vary between 1.600.000.000 and 1.700.000, K0. China has never had a census ta ken, but estimates in round numbers place her population at 400.000.000. There are other countries in Asia and Africa which have never taken a cen sus. Li Hung Chang has promised that China will count her population in 1900, and the Sultan of Turkey has given fa vorable consideration to the sugges tion. Admiral Dewey's journey home is thus outlined by the Buffalo Express: Admiral Dewey has started for hom. He has a long, lazy, hot cruise ahead of him. He is now steaming up to Hong Kong, S00 miles: then he will turn a sharp corner and go down to Singapore on the equator, a little jaunt of 1,700 miles. Around the Malay Peninsula and up to Penang is 450 mile3: then' comes a splendid voyage of 1.800 miles f&9j the Indian Ocean to Colombo, and a longer one yet of some 2,500 mile3 more to Aden this on the assumption that the admiral will take the shortest route to the Suez. From Aden through the Red Sea and canal to Port Said will add some 1,500 miles more to his log. Through the Mediterranean, with per haps a, stop for fireworks at Malta, will add say 2,000 miles more, to Gibraltar, and to New York 3,000 more; an inside total of 13,750 miles to get the hero home. News from the Olympia will now take on a new character and her pro gress win be watched with the liveli est interest. GLOBE BIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe! "When a man walks off in a certain way he doesn't want his wife to follow him. So many of the young people In Atchison read trashy love stories that a book chaperon is needed. A man with a family to support can never understand why all the old bach elors are not millionaires. Owning a cow has its redeeming quali ties: the family exaggerates about the cow's virtues thereafter instead of the neighbors' faults. Be particularly kind to your neigh bors after you have added a bay win dow to your house, or they will claim you are "stuck up." A woman who has entertained a vis itor for a week looks as tired as a bride who has passed through the ordeal of getting ready to be married. An Atchison man owns an ice cream freezer, and his neighbors permit him to have the use of it only from Novem ber to March. It is circulating in the neighborhood the rest of the year. Mothers often say that children should have a "good time," as they will soon be unhappy enough over the serious duties of life. If a child is brought up in idleness and does nothing but have a "good time," work will come mighty hard. The duties of life will prove very disagreeable, and the grown child will be apt to regard the good times of youth as the natural sort or thing, ana the stern duties of life as unnatural. Children should be happy, bu parents should not carry the idea so tar as to ruin their children and make loafers of them. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. The majority of the waiters in restau rants are guests. An ounce of performance is better than a pound of promise. Laziness is the one thing that knocks all the conceit out of pride. Lots of money slips through the fin gers that are used as a drink measure. It's easy to find reasons why others don't do the foolish things we do. A Cincinnati judge recently gave a man ten days for stealing an eight-day clock. Most things go wrong because men re fuse to take women's advice so a wo man says. It isn't necessary to make a fool of yourself every time you have an oppor tunity. The invalid realizes that he is on the high road to recovery when he sees the doctor's bill. Occasionally a man knows a good thing when he sees it, but most men are too dignified to recognize it. The cat has nine lives, but that is nothing to the number of lives of some men sold by subscription only. If Noah had let the building of the ark to a government contractor the flood would have been postponed indef initely. Time heals all wounds, but the trou ble is that our time on earth is limited. The chief may not be a sharpshooter, but he is able to hold his own at the range. No one ever heard a pretty girl say anything about her beauty being only skin deep. The man who thinks he knows It all is compelled to take water oftener than the man whoj has doubts. Nothing Something the rich man wants, the poor man has, the miser spends and the spendthrift saves. Lives of great men oft remind us how easy it is not to achieve greatness. The meek may eventually inherit the earth, but the chances are that when they do there will be very little demand for real estate. An Ohio man recently hanged himself from the top round of a ladder. Thus are we once more reminded that there is always room at the top. A man may be proud of his ances tors, but the chances are his -ancestors wouldn't be proud of him. One druggist does not make a sum mer, but his soda fountain enables him to turn out a good many swallows. The best way for a spinster to im prove her lot is to build a house on it and put some good man in the house. A man may shut his eyes to a painful truth, but he seldom shuts his ears if the aforesaid truth happens to be about his neighbor. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR From the New York Press. Content means having given up hop ing. The more queens Solomon drew the worse hands he held. A woman can love so many different ways it is no wonder she is doubtful as to which is the man. If women were worse and men better, it still would be a toss up as to which were the bigger fool to get married. j Force of habit makes a woman think she still loves her husband when she doesn't; the same reason makes a man think he doesn't when he does. People who throw stones shouldn't live in glass houses. j A woman can be mad with a man all the time and yet love him. but she can't when she has a contempt for him. Even on the stage an actor proposes like a Tool, maybe because he is sus picious she might hold toim to it after ward, j The reason so many women can for give badness in men is because they would themselves if they had the chance. A man can never understand why a woman will insist on remembering the soft things he said to her and think j they were sensible. I KANSASJEWS. The Storm In Marion County Yery Destructive. Jack Hooker Lost 50 Steers by Drowning. TRACK WASHED OUT. One Farmer Loses Sixty Die ad of Hogs. Water Co's. Stand Pipe Blown Down at Marion. Peabody, May 24. As reports of Mon day evening's storm comes in it is found to be quite serious. Marion lost the roof of its creamery building and the water company's stand pipe was blown down. In Florence the shade trees were al most stripped of their foliage and lost many limbs. Many windows were bro ken by the hail, and roofs are general ly badly damaged. The Santa Fe lust 1,000 feet of track near Burns by the cloud burst and trains were held in Florence 36 hours. The loss in stock is heavy. Jack Hooker lost 50 head of steers by drown ing and a neighbor lost 60 hogs. It was the worst wind, hail and rain storm that Marion county has ever suffered from, and the damage can scarcely be estimated, especially to growing crops. HAIL KILLS HOGS. Vast Damage Done in Saline and Mc Pnerson Counties. Salina. May 24. The worst hailstorm that ever visited Saline county swept over the southern portion of the coun ty Monday afternoon and consequently thousands of acres of wheat, oats and corn are ruined. A "large number of hogs were killed and houses and outbuildings damaged to at. alarming extent. Near Lindsborg, several people were injured, but none fatally. Some of the hailstones measured nine inches in circumference and were ac companied by a heavy wind. Many farmers came to Salina today to purchase window glass and they stated that all vegetation was ruined and nearly every window glass in the path of the storm was broken. Hun dreds of dead rabbits and birds are strewn over the prairie. This is undoubtedly the most damag ing storm that ever visited this part of the state. SUES A LIQUOR DEALER. Atchison Operator Wants Big Dam ages Because His Boy Was Sold Whisky. Hiawatha, May 24. M. J. Hanley, of Atchison, a telegraph operator, has brought suit in the district court against A. L. Devoto, a wholesale and retail liquor dealer, for $10,520 damages. Devoto's bartender recently sold two half pints of whisky to Hanley's 11-vear-old boy, and the boy, with a friend, drank it and became drunk. Mr. Hanley now asks for $10,000 for the sale of the liquor to a minor, $500 for the loss of the boy's earnings between now and his majority by reason of his contract ing bad habits, and $20 for damage to the boy's clothing and loss of his father's time in looking after him on the day he was drunk. PINDS NATURAL, GAS. Newton Man Thinks He Has Enough to Supply Hutchinson Hutchinson, May 24. If the belief of Mr. E. H. Hoag, of Newton, proves to be well founded Hutchinson will have natural gas in the near future. Mr. Hoag has asked the city for a franchise of the streets and alleys for"the purpose of laying pipes to supply this town with natural gas. He claims to have located it within eight miles of town. In a private conversation Mr. Hoag said that he had been working on the matter for eight or ten years. That he was positive that he had located a sup ply of natural gas. The only question to settle now was whether it would hold out, and how great the supply would be. There is no doubt that the city will grant the franchise, and as soon as this is done Mr. Hoag will go to work to test the gas supply. JOINTISTS ARRESTED. Arkansas City Mayor Takes Steps to Close Saloons. Arkansas City, May 24. Four joint keepers were arrested late yesterday on the charge of keeping a building where profane and boisterous conduct is per mitted. The trials are set for today. The cases were brought at the instiga tion of the mayor, who was elected by the Prohibitionists. The jointkeepers say they will fight the charge to the end. They are fined $100 every month, and this comes as a second fine this month. COMMITTED SUICIDE. Harper County Baker Ends His Life by Hanging. "Wichita, May 24. J. J. Morford, pro prietor of the city bakery of Bluff City, Harper county, was found hanging to the limb of a tree on Bluff creek yester day with his throat cut. He left his home about 2 o'clock as usual to go to his shop and begin the day's baking. About 6 o'clock his daughter went to the office and found the doors all open, and blood spots on the floor. The fir had gone out in the ovens and the usual work had not been dune. She notified the town marshal and a search was made for Morford, but no other trace was found until 8 o'clock when some boys driving out of the town here found the body. RAIN IN BARTON COUNTY May Save a Part of the Wheat Crop Perhaps Half. Great Bend.May 24. This county was visited by a good soaking Monday night, which was badly needed. While considerable wheat is past redemption, with favorable weather from now on, we will have half a crop. Considerable corn has been planted, which is thus far in good condition. It is reported that the northeast part of the county was struck by a severe hail storm, do ing some damage, but to what extent is not known. STABBED WITH POCKET KNIFE Fuss at a Picnic Ends In Serious Trouble at Pawnee Rock. Great Bend.May 24. What came near being a serious row, took place at Pawnee Kock in the west part of this county, Saturday night, between Syl Riggs, a resident of the town, and Levi Bauer, a young farmer. I seems the two men had. a little difficulty at a picnic a few days ago, and on Bauer visiting the town, on Saturday night, he b?an to adminis ter a thrashing to Riggs, who, being much smaller, drew a pocket knife, and inflicted two severe cats on Bauer, which, while serious, are not fatal. Bauer is in bed. Preliminary trial will be held on the 31st. Bauer was the assailant. Rie-ers is a J popular young man of the town, and Eemiment is in nis tavor. PROM JEST TO EARNEST. A Wichita Young Man Stabs His Best Priend in a Joke. Wichita, May 24. Roy Dennis, a clerk in Parham's, was fatally stabbed here yesterday by Smith Byrd. his best friend. The two were in a physician's office, when Byrd picked up a surgeon's knife and said to Dennis, "I could kill a man in two seconds with this knife." Dennis threw his coat back and said, "I'm from Missouri, show me." At that Byrd shoved the knife clear through Dennis' left lung just above the heart. Both men belong to good families, and have borne good reputa tions. It is thought that they were un der the influence of liquor. Byrd has at tempted to commit suicide and is being watched. PRETTY ROMANCE ENDED. Issuance of Marriage License Tells Why a Kansas Maid Donned Male Attire. Independence, May 24. Last week Miss Lucy Gere, whose home is near Lafontaine, north of here, put on men's clothing and left home. Officers were notified and her parents and neighbors have been all over the country search ing for the missing girl. Some per sons thought they recognized her on the streets of this city, but she mysterious ly disappeared and no trace of her can be found. The young lady is nice look ing and attractive and her parents, who are well to do, spared no means to learn her whereabouts. Late yesterday aft ernoon a marriage license issued by the probate court to Manuel M. Houser of Syracuse, aged 20, and Lucy C. Gere of Lafontaine. acred 17. ends the ro- I mance. The parents had objected to the match. IN A MEXICAN MINE Two Kansas Men Think They Have Found a Bonanza. Abilene, May 24. A report received here today says that Frank Morris and H. E. Ellison, who went to Durango two weeks ago to look after a mining property near that place, have found it a bonanza. It is an abandoned Mex ican mine and development shows a vast deposit of silver that promises a fortune. It is estimated that they have $200,000 in sight and work has already begun. They secured the property through the good graces of a Mexican friend and believe that they will gain a fortune. PAY POR HIS GOLD. Rock Island Settles For Dental Gold Lost in the Volland Wreck. McPherson, May 24. Dr.G. H. Kittell has received $1,920 from the Rock Is land Railroad company for the loss of dental gold in the Volland wreck on March 16. This was a very difficult loss to prove as the gold was in the mails. The company made affidavit that they had mailed the package and the postal authorities made affidavit that the mail was sent, and upon this evi dence the loss was promptly paid. LAND FOR HOMES. Over 75,000 Acres in the Colby Dis trict Yet Unentered. Colby, May 23. In the Colby land district, comprising all that section of northwest Kansas in the confines of the country extending east from the Color ado line, 206 miles and 60 miles north and south, there are yet 75,000 acres of vacant lands subject to homestead en try and reservoir filing. The. greater portion of these vacant 44 Like Diamonds Raindrops Glisten." Drops of Hood's Sarsapa rilla are precious fezuels for the blood 'which glisten in their use, and, like the rain, disappear for the good of humanity. Each dose ivhen taken is in a very short time thoroughly mixed ivith the blood and actively getting in its ivork of purification. Hood's never disappoints. Milk Leg" When my last child was born in Lockport, N. Y., in 1874, I became afflicted with milk leg hi terrible form. Our family physician was faithful but could only relieve temporarily. Keeping boarders, I was on my feet a great deal. Finally the dye in some red stockings poisoned my in flamed ankles, making many sores. I was in continual misery, gangrene setting in five times. The bones were visible, finger and toe nails came off and my hair came out. I could not sleep without opiates. I dreaded death. but dreaded life all the more. I suffered until the spring of 1892 when our drusrKist suggested that I try Hood's Sarsa parilla as a last resort. The discharges gradually healed, new flesh formed, new nails and hair grew, until after taking twenty bottles I was completely cured and I naturally bless the medicine. It is now March, '95 and I am still well." Mrs. Cynthia A. Edwards, 1127 Cleveland At., Suspension Bridse. N. Y. Later. She is "still in good health." Crip" Sixteen weeks of grip made me weak, but after all else failed Hood's Sar saparilla cured me. Later I overworked and dyspepsia and canker in mouth and stomach bothered me. I took the Sarsapa rilla again and it completely restored me.' Mas. Elizabeth Foman, Exeter, N. H. Malaria "I was a soldier and after typhoid fever, I had fever and ague, rheu matlsm, and nervous prostration so that i could not work. Nothing helped until Hood's Sarsaparilla cured me completelj so that I lose no time now." J. H. Stillman Cheltenham. Pa. Scrofula " Running scrofula sore' made me shunned by neighbors. Medica treatment failed. A relative urged me tu try Hood"s Sarsaparilla. Did so and in fev months the sores completely healed." Mas. J. M. Hatch, Etna, X. H. Hood's cure liver ills, thg- non-irritating and op.y cattmrUclo UVe w:tnHood's SaraapariUa. lands lie in the west half of the district. This land is good for agriculture and grazing. There are about 2,200 in quar ter sections, and the remainder is in 40 and 80 acre tracts. Under the home stead entry law a residence of five years is required, unless after a resi dence of 14 months the person can have it by paying $1.25 an acre. In the past year about 25,000 acres were taken up, and if it keeps up at this ratio the bulk of it will be taken up in the next two years. K. S. D. Resolution. Manhattan, May 24. The following resolution was adopted at the regular session of the executive committee of the Kansas State Dairy association at its meeting held in Manhattan: Resolved, That the executive com mittee of the Kansas State Dairy as sociation now in session, heartily en dorse the movement of the National Dairy union to secure a federal tax of ten cents per pound on all Imitations of butter colored yellow, and request the Kansas representatives and senators in congress to use all possible efforts to secure the passage of this bill. We be lieve this sentiment is endorsed by ev ery dairyman in the state of Kansas. H. F. JENSEN, Sec'y Kansas State Dairy Association. Will Teach Olathe's Children. Olathe, Kan., May 24. The board of education has re-elected Prof. S. "W. McGarroh as superintendent; H. P. Butcher, nrinrinnl hip-h snhfinl with T O. Hall and M. C. Wareman, assistants, and selected the folowing corps of j teachers: Anna Marquis, Dora Brown, ! Maud Clavin, Nellie Luellen, A. F. Mc Intyre, Loretta Sawhill, Ella Mohaffin, ! f ranK u Koark. Jessie McMillan. Jessie Steiner, Lula Stephenson and Thomas Collins (colored). Melvine Bushong, musical instructor. Paper Plant Grows. Coffeyville, May 23. A deal has been consummated whereby Henry Weis of "Waterloo, Iowa, secured a large interest in the Ellsworth Paper company of this city. "Within sixty or ninety days the capacity of the plant will be increased to ten tons tier day, which doubles its present output. New machinery will be added and the plant put in a condi tion where every part of it can be utiized to its maximum extent. These new improvements will be begun at once. He Had Good Neighbors. Yesterday neighbors of Albert N. Torrey of Fairview gathered themselves together in a plowing and sowing bee and plowed, sowed and harrowed in 20 acres of alfalfa in half a day. Mr. Torrey was recently severely injured, almost killed, by a heavily loaded wagon wheel running over him. He has been con fined to his bed, helpless since and while his hired man was hustling he couldn't get this work done. El Dorado Times. Houses Struck by Lightning. New ton, May 24. Harvey county was visited by a severe wind and rain storm Monday night. Three houses in New ton were struck by lightning but no one was injured and damage light. Trees, windmills and outbuildings were de molished. Near Walton, a severe hail storm raged, ruining gardens, orchards and several hundred acres of wheat. Wants a Street Fair. Abilene, May 24. C. W. Parker offers to give $100 as a starter for a street fair to be held in Abilene this fall. Mr, Parker thinks Abilene ought by all means have one and would like to see the Commercial club take up the mat ter. It would be an excellent advertise ment for the town and show the enter prise of its business men. Enterprise's Commencement. Enterprise, Kan., May 24. The com mencement exercises of the Enterprise high school were held in the M. E. church last night. The class motto is '-Effort Overcomes All," and the graduates are Jesse Ross Berry, Marie K. Buhrer, Ezra B. Froehlich, Minnie A. Rose, Mabel C. Billman, Jacob Wal ter Frey. Burial of Sr. "W. D. Hoover. Paola, May 24. Dr. W. D. Hoover, one of the oldest physicians and resi dents of Eastern Kansas, was buried yesterday afternoon. The attendance was very large. Dr. Hoover came to Kansas in 1855 and resided in Paola to the time of his death. As a citizen and physician he stood very high. Hail at El Dorado. El Dorado, May 24. Thousands of window lights were broken in this city city and immense damage done to fruit and gardens by a terrific hail, wind and rain storm Sunday night. The storm extended north and east. The Walnut raised several feet and Is out of its banks over the bottoms. Storm at Moline. Moline, May 24. The heaviest rain fall of the season, accompanied by heavy wind, fell here Monday night, lasting for about four hours. All mail trains have been delayed, as the track is washed out between here and How ard, and between here and Longton. Whisky Drummer Banished. Wellsville, May 24. Twenty represen tative women of the city gathered yes terday, armed themselves with whips and proceeded to the hotel where one C. R. Gay had his headquarters and compelled him to leave town. Gay had been accused of selling whisky for a Kansas City firm on the c. o. d. plan. Spiritualists Will Go Into Camp. Wallula, Kan., May 24. Spiritualists wilr hold a campmeeting at Forest park, Ottawa, beginning, June 27 and ending July 3, inclusive. During the meeting will C. Hodge will speak and Mrs. Lull and others will give tests. Smallpox at Newton. Newton, May 24. The 3 year old son of D. S.Welsh has the smallpox. Health officers discovered the case in its in cipiency and have quarantined the house. There is no danger of the dis ease spreading. Will Have a Commercial Club. Abilene, May 24. A meeting of busi ness men was held last night to organ ize a commercial club. The sentiment was in favor of it and another meeting will be held in two weeks to complete organization. Fire at Larned. Larned, May 23. Fire broke out in G. Krouche's big department store Sun day evening. The loss i3 estimated at about $3,000, which is fully covered by insurance. Veterinary Surge n end Dentist. Chas. R. Young, Veterrr.iarian, of Western Veterinary college, Kansas City. Mo., treats all diseases, and per forms surgical operations upon all ani mals. Phone 508, barn 109 East Second street. E. C. Haubach, Manager. Topeka Carpet Cleaning Works, Next to Columbian Building. Tel. TS9. TO LIMIT MARRIAGE. Committee of Inquiry Appointed by Charities and Correction Conference. Cincinnati, May 24. At the evening ses sion of the national conference o Chari ties and Corrections L. B. Swift of In dianapolis, chairman of the committee on politics in charitable and correctional in stitutions, made a report showing that their management in most states was im proving as the boards were gradually be coming non-partisan. Chairman Swift is a member of the National Civil Service league and is opposed to political quali fications for any places of public trust. A paper from Prof. Frank A. Retter of Stanford university was presented on pol itics in public institutions on the Pacific coast and it was ordered printed in the proceedings. In addition to the usual resolutions, the following were adopted as reported as re ported by HomerFolks of New York: "Resolved, That the general secretary be directed to send a copy of the report of the committee on immigrations to members and officers of the several state boards of charities and corrections and state commissioners in lunacy and to the governors of the various states for their information. "Resolved. That the president of the conference be authorized to appoint a committee of three, to co-operate with similar committees that may be appoint ed by the Medico-Psychological society, the Medico-Legal society, the National Prison Congress, the American Bar asso ciation, the Association of Officers of In stitutions for the Feeble-minded, or other kindred bodies, for the purpose of inves tigating the subject Tf limiting eligibility to marriage, and of considering what leg islation, if any, should be enacted with re gard thereto." In the evening PresKlent-elect C E. Faulkner and other officers and visitors were dined bv W. Howard Neff of this city, who has been a member of the .na tional conference ever since its organiza tion. Col. Faulkner addressed the con ference on the annual meeting at Topeka next year. Addresses on the work of the coming year were maae maue Dy v . j. ioaru- man or Canada. R. .Hrinkerhorr or Ohio, Xr. Butler of Colorado, and others. After the presentation of other officers- elect and the usual farewell addresses and votes of thanks, the conference adjourned to meet next Aiay at lopeKa. ivan. LARGEST IN THE WOULD. Stamp Mill Just Started by Z. O. Mills on .Douglas island. Tacoma. Wash., May 24. The largest stamp mill in the world was started on May 13 by IX O. Mills at toe TreadweU mine, on Douglas island, Alaska. The new mill contains sixty batteries of five stamps each, with a crushing capacity of tour tons to eacn stamp every twenty-rour hours. The Treadwell and Its associated mines now have 880 stamps in operation. They crush 3,520 tons of ore every twenty-four hours, averaging about (4 per ton in gold, or $14,000. One-third of this output Is set tled in concentrators and shipped to the i acoma smelter. i ne otner two-thiras, or $9,380 per day, is the amount of gold actually released on Douglas island. DRUGGISTS IN SESSION. Select Hutchinson as Next Meeting Place Dr. Bryant For President. Lawrence, May 24. Dr. R. K. Bryant of Lincoln, Kan., was today elected president of the Kansas Pharmaceutical association and Hutchinson was select ed as the place of meeting next year. OUTWITTED AN ELEPHANT (From Chums.) Only those familiar with the "manners and customs" of the elephant have any idea what a nimble creature it really is. Massive and slow footed as he looks, It is capable, when aroused, of feats that would be difficult for much fleeter ani mals. Especially is this the case with African elephants, which, though taller. i are generally lighter than their Asiatic oretnren. Moreover, aceustomea tor ages to lead a wild life, and often depending on their alertness and speed of foot for their very existence, they have acquired a skill in gymnastics wnich has occasionally taken even old elephant hunters by sur prise. In illustration of this fact we are re minded of a story told by one of the noble army of British sportsmen in Africa. He was "out after elephants." and had just fired at and wounded a magnificent speci men. Unfortunately for1 him, he had only succeeded in slightly wounding it, when, infuriated by the attack, it turned and charged him. It was a terrifying sight. With its enormous ears spread out like sails and emitting shrill notes of rage, it came thundering over the ground like a runaway locomotive. The hunter fired another shot, but missed; his nerve was shaken, antf, throwing down his "express" j-ifie. he sought safety in flight. Near at hand was a steep hill. and to this he direct ed his steps, for. being but slightly ac quainted with the climbing powers of the elephant, he thought his pursuer might be baffled by the steepness of the ascent. It was a terrible disappointment to find that the elephant could climb a hill just as quickly as the hunter, nimble runner as he was. The fugitive, indeed, would have soon been overtaken if he had not thought of a really ingenious ruse. He knew that elephants never run. nor even walk, down a steep incline, but always crouch down, gather their feet together, lean well back and slide down. Just as the ferocious animal had got within a few yards of him. therefore, the wily hunter suddenly doubled and ran down the hill again: quick as a nasn tne elephant turned, gathered himself together, and, trumpeting with baffled rage, slid down after his victim. The hunter had just time to spring out of his way as the big beast came "tobogganing" after him. smashing trees and shrubs and carrying everything before it like an avalanche. Then once more the hunter dashed to the top of the hill, while the elephant, unable to stop himself, went careening down to the very foot, where, apparently feeling very sore and disappointed, it rose and walked wearily back to its native woods. The Trekking Wagon. The South African wagon is a long, heavy cart mounted on four high wheels, as a rule, with a sort of canvas ten.t over the hack half, leaving the front clear to carry the miscellaneous furniture of its owner, drawn by sixteen, eighteen or twenty oxen, curiously fierce-looking with their immense spread of horn, sometimes as much as eight feet from tip to tip and rarely less than six. but in reality as pa tient and hard working beasts as one could wish to rind. Their mode of pro gression is cerrqinly slow, but there is a strangeness and fascination about it which may draw men to it almost as the Alps draw their devotees. In front there marches the "voor-looper," generally a small boy. leading the two foremost oxen by a rein or rope passed through their nostrils. The driver walks alongside with the long and terrible whip he uses so un sparingly, or else sits on the front of the wagon and gets off occasionally to lash up the whole team with unfailing impar tiality. The traveling is all done at night, starting a little before sunset and marching till perhaps 11 or 12 o'clock: then there is a halt till a little before the first signs of dawn, when they so on again till the sun begins to get hot over head, and then they lie by for the day. Gentleman's Magazine. Captain Leary Joins In. Gibraltar, May 24. The queen's birth day was celebrated here with great brilliancy. Royal salutes were fired at noon, the United States auxiliary cruiser Tosemite, bound for the island of Guam, with its newly appointed governor. Cap tain Richard P. Leary, U. S. N., on board, and the Spanish forts at Alge ciras joined in the salutes. The gov ernor of Gibraltar, General Sir Robert BidulDh. reviewed the troops accom panied by General Bouza. the governor of Algeciras, and an escort of Spanish cavalry. CELEBRATED IN ROME. Rome, May 24. There was a grand reception and garden party at the Brit ish embassy here today in honor of the birthday of Queen Victoria. There were a thousand guests present, includ ing King Humbert, Queen Margaret, the cabinet ministers and the members of the diplomatic corps. : TEAMSTERS STRIKE Was of Short Duration, and . Was Compromised. The teamsters working for Henry Bennett In excavating for the Hurd building on Kansas avenue, between Eighth and Ninth streets, refused to go to work this morning for $2 per day. Mr. Bennett offered to divide the dif ference and give them $2.25, but they withdrew to talk the matter over. At 1 o'clock they decided to accept the of fer for the present but a union will be formed and after the 1st of June the union will demand $2.50 per day for teamsters. The teamsters have been receiving 25 cents per hour: $2.50 for 10 hours work and $2 for eight hours work. The la borers' union demands eight hours work and the teamsters can put in only eight hours for the reason that the la borers will not work longer filling the wagons. Mr. Bennett agreed with the men that $2 was not enough for them but that he had taken the contract on that basis and hired them at that price and that he could not pay them their demands on this piece of work but that if they would form a union and hold the price for a team up to $2 50 a day he would be willing to pay them that. JERRY SIMPSON, EDITOR. Seventh District Statesman Soliciting Subscriptions. Jerry Simpson is in town today so liciting subscriptions for his new paper, which is published every Monday at Wichita. It is known as "Jerry Sim son's Bayonet." "I'll say we are all right," said Mr. Simpson, exhibiting a copy of the paper to one of his friends. "We have survived three issues. Usually new papers 'bust up' after the first issue." 0 U TOP BACK DO 0 R. Jointist Vacates and Leaves Police in Charge. The police visited two Jolntists this morning and one left rather uncere moniously. Chief Ramsey and Officers Maze and Matthews visited the place at 111 East Sixth street run by Bob Pigg. The bartender made his escape out of the back door when he saw the officers. There being nothing else to take, the officers took two kegs of ber and later Pigg appeared at the station and sent to Holton for a lawyer who is known as a successful Joint case attorney. The other joint visited was in the basement of the Oxford hotel and the bartender. Will Shafter, was taken to the station, together with a small bottle of whisky and a pint bottle of beer. TO REBUKE ATKINSON. A Kingman Man Starts an Endless Chain Letter Emporia, May 24. An endless chain letter has been started by a Kansas man to rebuke Edward Atkinson. Let ters from C. H. Osborn, Kingman, Kan., received today in Emporia. They re quest recipient to write a card to At kinson as follows: "Please do not slan der our president, our soldiers and our country." Recipients also requested to write ten loyal friends similar cards. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Paul Lavigne, aged 60, died Tuesday at his home on Seward avenue, two miles east of town. Air. Lavigne was a Frenchman and came to this country in the early sixties and enlisted in the Union army, serving four years in a New Tork regiment. He came to To peka in 1874 and for many years was steward of the old Tefft House and for Harvey's hotel. He was married in Kansas City, after the war, to Celeste V'illepigue. He was a member of Lin coln post. The funeral will be held from the Church of the Assumption at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Edna Herring, aged 17 years, died Tuesday at the home of her father. John T. Herring, two miles south of the city. The funeral will be held Thurs day. Message by Autmoobile. Syracuse. N. T., May 24. The auto mobile carrying a message from Mayor Farley of Cleveland to Mayor Van Wyck of New York left Fairport, where it was delayed last night by a broken axle, at 10 o'clock this morning. It reached Lyons at 12:15, where its cy clometer registered 339 miles. Dreyfus Findings Submitted. Paris, May 24. The president of the civil section of the court of cessation.. M. Balot De Beaupre, today submitted to the president of the court of cessa tion, M. Mazeau, the findings in the division of the trial of Alfred Dreyfus. Died at 103. Owenton, Ky May 24. Squire Burt is dead at his home near here, aged 103 years. He fought in the war of 1S12, the Mexican and the civil war. "We and Our Tour Economic" is the title of a very charming and en tertainingly written story which has just been issued in book form by the passenger department of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railway. The in tending summer tourist will find it not only interesting but instructive. It will be sent free to any address on appli cation to F. M. Byron. G. W. A., Chi cago, or B. P. Humphrey, T. P. A., Kansas City, Mo., or A. J. Smith, G. P. A., Cleveland. MERIT NOT IN DOUBT. 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