TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1900.
TOPEKA STATE JOITJAL
I!Y FRANK P. MAC tEXN'AN".
VOLl'ME XXV'lt .No. 150
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Piatt has proved that he can whip
IJj.nua with a rib broken.
Admiral Dewey is referred to his chief,
John D. Loiik, if he is in need of sym
pathy. The general impression ia that there
was very little in it for the southern
delegate this time.
The attention of the country is called
to the fact that another effort to lose
Mr. Addieks has failed.
The , Chinese situation is making
prominent the fact that we just got
hold of the Philippines in time.
The trusts have not complained of
any bruised spots since the adjourn
ment of the Philadelphia convention.
It now looks as though the only thing
needed to restore peace in the Philip
pines was to get Otis out of the islands.
Gen. Grosvenor is so mad about the
nomination of Roosevelt that he has
not yet submitted any figures on the re
sult of the election.
Russia has a decided advantage over
' Enplane! and the United States in
China owing to the fact that she has no
other business of importance on hand.
If Roosevelt Fhould prove as indis
pensable to his party in 1904 as he ap
pears to be in 1900, the nomination for
president should come as easily as did
Chicago Record: The Republicans
will modestly accept credit for the
Kansas wheat crop and charge the fail
ure in Dakota to the threatened free
It seems odd now that nobody thought
of Otis as a candidate for vice presi
dent. lie possesses two lmiwrtant
qualifications, being both a war hero
and a New Yorker.
BURTON NOT APPRECIATED.
J. It. Burton is a unique figure in
western politics. Brilliant without
a doubt he has nearly all the elements
that go to make up a successful politic
ian. There never was a human being
who could face defeat with as little dis
composure. There never was a politic
ian who availed himself of every oppor
tunity to keep himself before the public
with such persistent success. No one
ever had warmer friends among the so
called "fixers" than Mr. Burton.
But Mr.Burton evidently "missed fire"
at Philadelphia. For weeks he and his
friends labored for the honor of having
him chosen as one of the orators to
make a speech on the floor of the con
vention nominating or seconding the
nomination of President McKinley but
the plan failed.
The delegation went to Philadelphia
and Mr. Burton soon discovered the
trend of things and jumped into the
Roosevelt wagon with a flourish that was
heard from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Then he decided that he had sufficiently
impressed himself upon the managers
of the party and his press agent an
nounced that Mr. Burton would make
the speech upon the floor of the conven
tion nominating Governor Roosevelt.
Every one in Kansas was interested but
especially were those who are trying to
help him into a seat in the United States
senate. The Burton personality had im
pressed itself upon Mark Hanna and the
rest it meant success for his Cause in
The time for the nomination of Gov
ernor Roosevelt arrived and Mr. Burton
was overlooked. It was not his fault
that he was not even allowed to second
the nomination of the New York man.
The only reference to the man from
Kansas was a mention of the fact that
he pinned a sunflower on Governor
Roosevelt's coat and the vice presiden
tial nominee probably did not thank him
The managers of the Republican par
ty evidently failed to appreciate Mr.
Burton. He should take a few lessons
from Gen. Frederick J. Funston before
he again attempts to force himself into
Governor Altseld is about to retire
from politics, so he says. If he carries
out his threat the Republicans will be
deprived of the use of one of their
hitherto strong arguments against the
Ferdinand W. Peck put in so much
time on the ocean, that should have
been devoted to American interests at
the Paris exposition, that the United
States pavilion is pronounced a disgrace
to the country.
We are shipping gold in considerable
quantity to Germany, and the New
York bankers make a profit on such
shipments of $500 for every million sent.
The New York banks have loaned to
German banks some $15,000,000 up to
this date this season. According to this
Interest rates are higher in Berlin than
in the United States.
CUT THE WEEDS.
One of the methods by which public
highways and streets in the city might
be improved is by mowing the weeds
which grow up by the side of the roads
There are many residence streets in the
city and public highways in the county
now lined on either side by weeds rang
ing from one foot to six or seven feet
in huight. These weeds are permitted
to so to seed, and the result in the
succeeding year is shown by the acres of
A-eeds which grow up in adjoining
The only places in the city where
weeds do not grow in the street is where
the pavement extends from curb to
curb. The people of Topeka once de
r.ounced ex-Governor Leedy because h
stated in the senate in a heated speech
that "weeds would grow on Kansas
avenue." Had he made the general
"harge that weeds grow in residence
streets, unpaved, the ex-governor could
come to Topeka every summer and
prove what he said to lie a fact.
Seriously considered the weed propo
sition is one which deserves more at
tention than it receives. If the road
overseers and street commissioners
would first stop the dumping of gar
bage on side streets and would then en
force the weed and hedge, laws the city
and county could be greatly improved
in appearance without agitation con
cerning expense and "useless outlays."
cubic feet. As an evidence of good
faith he offered to put up a cash bond
of $1,000. With practically no delay the
council accepted Mr. Faulkner's evi
dence of good faith and granted him the
franchise. The result has been the or
ganization of the Topeka Federal Heat,
Light and Power company.
Mr. Faulkner is now superintending
the construction of a plant at a big
manufacturing establishment in foouth
Bend, Ind. This will be completed and
in operation by the middle of July, and
will serve as a practical demonstration
of the new method. Mr. Faulkner states
that the financing of the Topeka plant
will then be completed and ground
broken by September I.
A later proposition made by Mr. Faulk
ner is to the effect that if 3,000 contracts
can be received, gas for lighting and
cooking will be furnished for 90 cents
instead of $1. About 2,000 contracts
were secured some time ago in a can
vass of the city.
DOCTORS IN NEW ORLEANS.
The American Medical association has
decided to hold ft meeting in New Or
leans in January. The members have
arrived at this decision because the doc
tors in the south have raised an objec
tion to holding every session of the as
sociation in the north, it having been
years since the American Medical asso
ciation met in the southern states.
It is right that the doctors should go
south and it is right that they should
go in January. If they go there during
any but the winter months they will
always regret it. An open sewer is not
inviting even in the winter months but
in the summer it might throw the doc
tors into spasms. The many advantages
of the city will be pointed out to the
visitors and they will be treated W'ell so
long as they are visitors, but they should
be careful and not allow themselves to
be inveigled into becoming residents for
the story then changes.
New Orleans is a splendid place to
visit in the winter if the visitor has
padlocks on his pocket and a bill of
health in his hand. He should not for
get the bill of health, especially if he
has a pimple on his face. Last winter
those "whole-hearted" people picked up
a man who looked sick and put him in
the pest house with a lot of smallpox
patients. He finally got out and proved
to be a wealthy eastern man who had
never had the smallpox but did have a
large, well developed bump of revenge.
He brought suit against the city for
They do not consider it a crime to
rob a tourist in New Orleans and the
hack drivers take especial delight in
"holding up" the unwary. New Orleans
is a nice place to visit but it will not
bear a year's acquaintance.
press their disapproval of you, they
are treating you worse than a
"I don't enjoy my meals any more,"
an old fellow said today; "I ate up
all the good things twenty-five years
If you do your duty, as your friends
interpret it,' you become terribly in
dignant every time anything is eaiiJ
An Atchison woman, who has been
married three times, will shortly try
it a fourth time. Marrying four times
is next door to being talked about.
"I can't see how you can shoot an
innocent little dove," a girl said to her
guilty brother. "I just aim at it," the
boy replied, "and pull the trigger."
A girl child will believe longer than
a boy child that eating the crusts will
make the hair curl, and this credulity
is characteristic as she grows older.
Every girl likes to have it said of
her that she "eats as daintily as a
bird," but somehow we always remem
ber that a bird eats live worms, and it
doesn't sound so nice.
An Atchison woman lately gave a fly
party: instead of asking her guests to
play a fool game, she asked them to
assist her in chasing the tiies out for
the summer, after which they helped
her put in the screens.
POINTED PARAGRAPH 3
From the Chicago News.
An unsigned will is a deed without
A babe in arms is worth two armed
with toy pistols.
Good flannels and good soldiers never
shrink from duty.
The remedy of tomorrow is too late
for the evil of today.
The lawyer's acquaintance with a
client is usually a brief one.
The woman who marries for a home
pays the highest market price for it.
The emptiness of things here below
is most keenly felt about dinner time.
According to an old bachelor female
suffrage is caused by a scarcity of hus
It is policy for little birds in their
nest to agree; otherwise they might
The comfort derived from the arious
walks of life depends on the condition
of the feet.
Many a fool has sense enough to get
a good wife, but hasn't sense enough
to know it.
A believer in the faith cure says that
the paths that lead to an untimely
grave are allopath and homeopath.
The average young man is always
ready to embrace an opportunity when
it comes along in the guise of a pretty
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THE CITY WATER WORKS.
The waterworks question has' again
pprung into prominence. It would be
well for the people who have the in
terests of the city at heart to lae wide
nwake. The question was discussed by
the Commercial lul less than a week
apo, and every prominent opponent of
municipal ownership of the water plant
was present. A few of the advocates
of city ownership were present, but the
antis outnumbered them two to one.
Edward Wilder, who admitted that he
is -opposed to municipal ownership, said
that he would help to Institute injunc
tion proceedings if the city council
persisted in its purpose of building a
new water plant. He went farther than
any of the rest.
The question of municipal ownership
of the water plant has been settled,
and so far as "the records show" all
the people of Topeka are in favor of
the ownership of the water plant by
the citv. There is no use to harrow
lip the old question or to thresh over
old straw. The only question now be
fore the city is how a water plant may
be best secured, by purchase of the
present plant for a reasonable sum or
the building of a r.ew one.
The Commercial club is an excellent
organization, composed of representa
tives of the business interests of the city
and the club can do much to help the
city council. The council i3 composed
of men who are trying to do their duty.
l'i every move in the waterworks con
troversy the council has reflected the
Sentiments of the people of Topeka, and
the members of the Commercial club
fhould remember this in discussing the
.'.! . Ftinn. The numbers of the city
council are ready to take advice, but
tne man who has tried hard to do his
a ny may resent the use or the goad.
i-.o oee wans 10 counpeate tne water
plant. The people have Buffered from
Its injustice for years, but they have
jio disposition to be unjust even now
w iieu me U.HY3 or ine institution are
numbered and the time when it must
relax its hold upon the city of To
peka is not far away. Kvery overture
for the purchase of the plant has been
made by the city. If the water com
pany wants to dispose of Its plant to
the citv it is about time that it be
TOTJNG WOMEN OF ELUS.
The following is from the New York
Mail and Express:
The young women who constitute the
Idle wild club, of Ellis county, Kansas,
have set an example of industry and
practical common eense from Which the
calamity howler will shrink in terror.
The lack of hands to harvest the enor
mous wheat crop is so urgent that these
energetic women, acting as a body. have
offered their services to the neighbor
ing farmers, and scores of them, clad in
male attire, are now at work in tne
grain fields. Ellis county is one of the
richest agricultural communities of
Kansas, and we may infer from this
helpful co-operation of its daughters
that it is also one of the most progres
sive and intelligent. We submit that
the members of the Idlewild club have
given a new and incontrovertible reason
for the existence of women s clubs.
New York papers continue to gobble
up these delightful bits of fiction about
Kansas. The young ladies of Ellis
county could do such a thing if neces
sary but fortunately it has not been
WILL, TOPEKA GET DOLLAR GAS
The announcement that work on To-
peka's new gas plant would be started
by September 1 made by W. J. Faulk
ner when in this city recently should
be, and undoubtedly is, good news to
the majority of Topeka people. Not
only are the present consumers of gas
interested in this matter, but also the
many who are ready to become con
sumers as soon as the product can be
obtained at reasonable rates.
The present gas company has been
charging exorbitant rates for gas when
compared with the rates charged in
other places, for a number of years.
General dissatisfaction among consum
ers and the efforts of the press finally
forced the matter before the city coun
cil, and after much discussion and cor
respondence a promise was exacted
from the company for the reduction of
rates inside of 12 months. That was
over two years ago. The company ex
plained that it would be possible to give
Topeka people cheaper gas because of
extensive improvements planned for
the plant here, and named 12 months
as the period necessary to complete the
betterments. However, the 12 months
passed by without any change in the
rates on gas, and when the council
again took up the matter several
months later the promise of the com
pany was still unfulfilled. The im
provements had in the meantime been
It was about this time that Mr.
Faulkner appeared on the scene. As
the representative of a new process of
gas production he told the city council,
that he would organize a company, put
up an extensive plant in this city, and
furnish gas for lighting and cooking
purposes as low as $1 per thousand
WHY ROOSEVELT WAS NAMED.
The Republican party in convention
in Philadelphia renominated Mr. Mc
Kir.ley for president and named the
brilliant New York governor, Theodore
Roosevelt, for the vice presidency.
For more than two years no other
tame has been mentioned in connec
tion with the presidency save that of
the present incumbent. , But for the
second place on the ticket there were
a baker's dozen of candidates. But
always in the foreground, sometimes
in a smiling mood, oftimes impatient,
loomed up the shadowgrauh of the hero
of San Juan hill, with the cunning of
Piatt and Quay abetting it. Dolliver's
oratory, Long's navy management rec
ord and the recognized ability of Bliss
to secure funds were hurled asainst
the Rough Rider's boom, but in vain.
As well might the angry seas thunder
E gainst immovable St. Helena.
All the power of the administration,
used as only the adroit M. A. Hanna
could use It, was thrown out to check
the drift against Roosevelt, but in
vain. The western delegates became
enthused early with the idea that he
was the man the Republicans needed to
carry New York, and no glittering
promises of patronage could lure them
away to an administration candidate.
Fresh in the memory of Senator
Matthew Stanley Quay is the vote
against his return to the United States
senate cast by Senator Manna. Mr.
Quay, be it remembered, never forgets,
and so when the opportunity came to
get even he dug up his unseen hatchet.
For some reason, perhaps because of
Roosevelt's boldness and popularitV
with the mass of delegates, the Ohio
leader was against New York's gov
ernor becoming a running mate for Mr.
McKinley. This fact soon crept out
at the Philadelphia convention. Im
mediately Pennsylvania came out for
the New Yorker the first state to
start his boom. And hand in glove
with Quay stood Piatt, always the
enemy of Hanna, with 76 votes for the
Rough Rider when needed. It is con
ceded that Mr. Roosevelt, looking
through the mist of years to come, can
see the Republican nomination for presi
dent in 3004. That is why he tarr'ed
long before giving his consent to take
the vice presidential nomination, which
has been the burial ground of so many
The way to the White House seemed
to "Teddy" to lead, via the governor's
onice at Albany, but Piatt and many
corporations were against a second
term for Mr. Roosevelt and threatened
his defeat if nominated, and this, per
haps, was the greatest factor that
caused Mr. Roosevelt to weaken not
w ithstanding a previous announcemen
that under no circumstances would he
accept a nomination at Philadelphia.
To an engaged couple wedded life ap
pears to be all sunshine but to a mar
ried couple it looks suspiciously like
moonshine at times.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Pointed remarks are sometimes blunt.
It isn't always the man who stands off
a gang of desperadoes or captures a
couple of well armed safe blowers that
is the bravest. It does not always fol
low that a hero is made by the crack-of
fire arms and the smell of powder
There is a man on the police force in
Topeka who braved death to aid a suf
ferer when others refused their help
from fear. He did his duty and he came
nearer death than any man on the force.
The officer is Frank Hendricks.
During the worst of the smallpox ep
idemic he was on the Smoky Row beat.
The disease raged on the row. When the
monthly assignment of officers was
made Hendricks was assigned to the
"Are you afraid of the row?" asked
"No, I guess not," was the answer.
Hendricks went on the beat. He had
no fear for himself but he dreaded car
rying the germs of the disease to his
wife and child. He stuck to his post
Modesty is sometimes
name for deceit.
Some men are too busy making
money to find time to spend it.
"It seems so."
A number of vice presidential nomi
nations have been made and yet theri
has been no mention of Sampson as
candidate, even, though the court of
claims has decided that he won the
victory over Cervera at Santiago.
A man may make his mark in the
world without making it a dollar mark.
The average woman is not half as
much afraid of gossip as she is of a
Speaking of politics, a downtown
parrot swallowed a watch the other
day, and now the watch in Polly ticks.
"Gee, Pop!" exclaimed a ten-year-
old to his father on Broad street, last
night, "this is more fun than after a
The clock struck six, a cruel hit;
For six had never injured it!
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"David and His Friends," by Touis Al
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One day it was Teported that "Blind
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papers at the Rock Island depot was
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himself. If he was sick he needed at
tention. Hendricks notified the neigh
bors. They all refused to help the un
fortunate man. Then it was reported
that "Blind Jesse" was not in his hovel
but was out of his mind and wandering
through the neighborhood. Hendricks
started to find him. He found Jesse ly-
aginary journey of a little girl who starts
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David Dwieht Wells is a fun-maker of
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vv lie, etc.
ing in an alley. The dread disease small
pox had broken out on him. He had
fallen there too weak to move.
Hendricks asked for assistance to
carry the blind man to his home. No
one would help. They were afraid. Hen
dricks picked the unfortunate man up in
his arms and carried him to his home
and put him to bed. He called a physi
cian and did all he could for the unfort
unate. The officer knew what a risk he
A week or so later Hendricks was ta
ken sick with smallpox. He weighed 223
pounds. He grew worse. The physician
who attended him reported one day that
Hendricks could not live through the
night. He made the same report the
next day and every day for a week.
Then the sufferer began to mend. It
was two months before he could leave
the house and when he did he weighed
185 pounds. The terrible disease h,ad
left its frightful marks for the man to
carry through life.
Chief Ramsey considered Hendricks
one of the best officers on the force. It
was not until he had been back on his
beat a month that it was found how he
caught the smallpox. He did not tell.
Now the chief considers him the hero
of the police force.
There used to be a justice of the peace
at Tecumseh who was the butt of many
joke. Many a story is still told at
The story is told of a case being tried
before the justice which was rather
lengthy. The judge had a field of pota
toes that needed cultivating. He had
to leave the field and take his place on
the bench to hear the case. The prose
cution introduced a room full of wit
nesses and testimony enough to fill a
good sized book. The introduction of
evidence on the part of the prosecution
required four days. All that time the
weeds in the judge's potato patch were
growing at a furious rate. Then it came
time for the defense.
"Your honor," said the lawyer for the
defense. "I wish to enter a demurrer to
the evidence on the grounds that a case
has not been established. I don't think
it is necessary for us to take up the
time ot the court for the next eight days
lhe demurrer is sustained," said the
judge as he thought of those weeds
growing unmolested for the next eight
days. It was the eight day reference '
that did the work.
The same justice was trying another
case in the same court. He sat during
the hearing looking out of the window:
After the evidence for the prosecution
had been introduced the lawyer for the
defense arose and entered his demurrer.
"This demurrershould be sustained and
the case thrown out of court," said the
"It will be," said the judge and he
grabbed the petition and threw it
through the open window.
An open car was coming from Gar
field park a few days ago and every
seat was taken. The car stopped to al
low a colored woman and four small
children to climb aboard.
There was not a vacant seat but the
woman climbed on just the same and
stood her children up in front of a seat
full of society young folks. The occu
pants of the seat had to crowd over and
make room for the woman and the
pickaninnies stood up.
"That's nerve," said one of the young
"Well, rather." said the other.
Then the woman picked up one of the
pickaninnies and plumped it down in
the lap of one of the young men.
"Hold that, please suh," she said.
The young man blushed and the rest
of the party laughed.
"And you hold that," said the woman
planting another in the lap of one of the
Those who were not holding children
laughed more than ever.
"Here's one fer you," said the woman
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pounded on the door and thought they
must have been out late the night be
fore to sleep so sound. , He hammered
on the door. Then he went around to
the back door. He shook the screen door
until it was loose. Nobody would wake.
He pounded on the windows. No one
answered. He hammered the front door
again until half the neighborhood was
"What are you doing here?" asked a
man who had come from across the
street in a rather light costume.
"I'm trying to wake the folks," said
Layne as he hammered some more.
"Well, there's no 'folks live here that
I know cf."
"I'm paying rent and I guess I ought
to know who lives here," said Layne.
"Well, the folks that did live here
moved out a week- ago," said the man
and Layne discovered that the house
themes had been selected long before, and successes, lhe tale begins with the visit
illustrations had been gathered from time of a lively English novelist to New York.
to time: but each sermon was finally out- i Tne visit was a recent one. lor ne is sua-
From the Atchison Globe.
A letter is not really important un
less you burn it after readins.
A man who goes to sea will lie as
surely as a man who goes fishing.
You have made a fair success of your
domestic affairs if you are cn speaking
terms with all of your kin.
When any one over 35 gets an invi
tation to a picnic, it means that some
one very much older is getting it up.
Unless kin drop in every day to ex-
lined and dictated to a stenographer on
the day of deliverv. The sermons are
beautifully and weli written. An idea of
the contents may be obtained by a few of
the 31 subjects being given.
"The Keautv of Youth." "The Chaff in
the Wind." "The Armor Bearers." "God's
Cover for Sin," "The Sinner His Own
Jailer." and many others, all be ng good
subjects and containing splendid thoughts.
"Alice's Visit to the Hawaiian Islands."
bv Mnrv TT. Krout. author cf "Hawaii and
Revolution." Price. Sc. Published by
American Book Co., New Y'ork and Chi
cago. S lice the Hawaiian Islands have now
became a part of the United States, it is
important that the children of our schools
should learn something of the geography
of these islands, and of the people who in
habit them. This book describes the im
peded of being in league with the Span
ish. This makes it necessary for him, af
ter some adventures, to escape from the
city. He does so in a police patrol wagon.
This wagon contains several strancre com
panions, including the leopard. Then fol
low some stirring adventures, which carry
the personages of the story into Canada,
and afterward into England. There the
end is finally reached at his lordship's pal
ace. The story is full of comic episodes,
and may be said in this respect to rival
the same author's "Her Ladyship's Ele
phant." This book was received with uni
versal applause on its appearance, and its
lightness should make it one (if the most
admirable of all books for Summer read
ing. Crane & Company announce a new edi
tion of the "Rhymes of Ironquiil," (11th
edition), containing all new verses of the
putting the third in the lap of the oth
er young man.
The other young lady in the seat did
not wait to receive the fourth child.
She escaped over the back of the seat
and stood up on the platform the rest
of the way.
At the transfer station the woman
wanted the young people to carry the
children over to another car but the
impromptu nurses struck.
"Dad" Layne, foreman of the travel
ing paint gang on the Santa Fe, is fur
nishing fun for the boys at the shops.
It happened in this manner:
Layne was cut on the road with his
gang of painters. The case of the
Vinewood Pari: railroad against the
city for damages came up and the at
torneys for the city wanted Layne.vrtio
is an old experienced bridge man, to
testify about the bridge. He was tele
graphed for and took the first train for
home. He had been away three or four
weeks. He arrived in Topeka at four
o'clock in the morning and went to his
home on Lafayette street batween
Fourth and Fifth.
He knocked on the door. He intended
to sleep until near court time. He
knocked again. He thought the folks
would be surprised to see him. He
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