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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1900, T0FEK1 STATE JOIRML. BT FRANK P. MAC LENNAK. VOLUME XXVII No. 152 Official Paper of the City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Pally edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka, or euburbs, or at the same price in any Kan Fas town where the paper has a carrier system. . . liy mall, one year "'Sll Iv mail, three months Weekly edition, one year W PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Building. 8;0 and S02 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth, NEW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. r.'19'.nfM Office Bell 'Phone 107 Hi porters' Room Bell' Phone 677 This yeems to be the year of resurrec tion for dead politicians. There are Ad dicks, and Hill for instance. David H. Hill is reported as saying that he will not he a candidate for the vice presidency. That's what Governor Ilooeevelt said. i . Resolutions of sympathy for the in ternational army in China seem to be in order. Where are Senator Mason and Webster Davis? Governor Taylor's Philadelphia con vention popularity has not extended to Kentucky in su-IUient volume to war rant his return to the state. The failure of the international forces to make progress against the armies of China, suggests the Bret Harte's in quiry: "Is the Caucasian played out?" A3 no complaint has appeared in the Philadelphia newspapers it can be in ferred that the town got the worth of its hundred thousand dollar investment. If ther? should be war with China the people will be glad that they didn't take up the Dewey candidacy for the presi dency. There will be other work for the admiral. A New York paper calls attention to the fact that many churches are closing up for the summer, but that the saloon and dive continue to do business at the old stand. What shall it profit a party to gain Kansas and lose New York, Delaware, Xo Jersey and Connecticut. The three last mentioned states almost invariably vote as New York does. It the big Republican newspapers of the east continue to surrender states to the Democracy at the rate which they have begun, McK;nley will be out of the lace from their standpoint long before November. New York and Delaware al ready are conceded to Bryan by many of them. OUR INTERESTS IN CHINA. Tien Tsin, Newchwang, and Che Foo, which are mentioned as the points of greatest activity and danger, aside from 1'ekin the capital, in the present trou bles in China, are especially important in relation to American trade in that country. They are in the northern part of the country and it is in them that American goods seem to be in the greatest favor. The growth of our trade in that section is described somewhat in detail by a recent publication of the treasury bureau of statistics, which de scribes Tien Tsin as the most important. city of northern China, being located at the head of the Gulf of Pechill and but 80 miles from the capital, Pekin, with which it is Connected by water and by a railway line. Another completed railway line runs northeastwardly to Shanhai k.van, and an elaborate railway system is projected southward from this point through the populous provinces of Shantung and Klangsu to connect Tien Tsin in with Shanghai. In addi tion to these, the Grand canal, the most important of the great artificial water ways of China, has for centuries con netted Tien Tsin in with the Yangtse- Kiang and Shanghai. Its population is in round numbers 1,000,000, and its im ports, w hich in 1SSS were less than 29, COO.000 halkwan taels, were in 1897 more than C3,0O0,0'X halkwan taels, having thus nearly doubled during the decade. The commissioner of customs, Mr. Al fred Hippisley, writing in 1898 of the 1?!7 trade, calls attention to the import ance of American trade at that port, and adds that it is the only trade which Increased in 189S over that of 1897, say ing that American drills, American sheetings and American kerosene had especially increased in imports during the year, while the cotton goods from other countries were showing a de crease. Another interesting fact to which he calls attention is that the new railway line recently built to connect Tier. Tsin with Pekin is already proving txtremely popular with the Chinese. On this subject he says: "It is astonishing how speedily Chinese, despite their re puted conservatism, adapt themselves to a new environment and make the most of increased transport facilities of fered them. Already Pekin fruit is sent direct to Taku for shipment south, and I'ekin is similarly supplied with south c-rn fruit, and traffic generally develop ed so rapidly that it soon became neces pary to double the line." Consul Iteade. of the United States, says that Tien Tsin ranks in commer cial importance next to Shanghai and Canton, and in a report to the state d purtment, says: "Tien Tsin, by its geo graphical position. Is the point of ac cumulation and distribution of all mer chandlse destined for the United State or intended for consumption in th northern provinces of China. Direct shipments from the United States to Tien Tsin are impracticable, It being i all cases more advantageous to ship to Shanghai or Hong Kong and then trans ship to the steamers of light draft that (ly between those ports e.nd Tien Tsin. Che Foo is considered an extremely important treaty port by reason of the constant and growing demand for American goods at that point. It is lo cated on the Gulf of Pechill, compara tively near to Tien Tsin, but nearer to the British port Wei Hai Wei, and its importance to American interests is pic tured by Consul Fowler in a report to the state department, in which he says: "It is satisfactory to see that during the six months under review the following American goods show a gain over the same period of 1896: Drills, 13,211 pieces; sheetings, 111,040 pieces; kero sene oil, 942,050 gallons." Newchwang, while a comparatively small city of but 60,000 population, is of especial importance to the United States as a treaty port. It is located at the ex treme north of the Gulf of Pechili, con siderably farther north than Tien Tsin, and is of especial importance to the United States because of the demand for goods from this country in that sec tion. American cottons, oils, and Amer ican manufactures generally are in great demand in the province of Shing king, of which Newchwang is the treaty port and most important city, and goods reach the interior by the Muren river, w hich ia navigable nearly to the north ern border of the province. The pro posed Russian railway line, which is projected through Manchuria and the province of Shingking to Port Arthur, passes near Newchwang, and is to be connected by a short line. Another, a British line, will connect Newchwang with Shanhaikwan, which is already in railway connection with Pekin. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. When a thing is lost, a woman can find it quicker than a man. Somehow, a fat woman in a sailor hat always makes people laugh. When a grown man goes to college, he makes his offense greater by wear ing whiskers. When a woman is pretty, she had better behave herself: women love to jump a pretty woman. The blow has fallen: An Atchison girl has had her picture taken in the act of striking a ball on a golf field. If a movement to hang you should start, you would be surprised at the number of people who would join it. All mothers think their children are musically inclined, which is the capital that sets music dealers up in business. Probably a man never misses his wife more than when the census enum erator comes around, and asks ques tions. When a woman gets out her best chinaware for her husband's kin, it is proof that they have more money than her husband. When a man scolds, his wife is so ab sorbed in the fear that the neighbors are listening that she aoesn i near what he says. When people get so old and feeble that their breath fails them when they talk, it is particularly pitiable when they try to scold. We have an idea that if dogs were allowed to choose their owners, they would all flock at the heels of the boy who goes barefoot. Nearly every woman believes that tomato on a lettuce leaf, with yellow salad poured over it. not only looks well on a table, but is mighty good to eat. How hot and uncomfortable a big head of hair must be in summer! New principle added by the bald headed members o the Don't Worry club. The changes of time are never more apparent than when a man looks at his feet, and reflects that when he was a baby, the women raved over them. Spring chickens were plentiful early in the season, but are very scarce now. Have the farmers' wives engaged in reform, to the neglect of spring chick ens? We hope not. An Atchison woman was walking along carrying a package of bad tast ing medicine. Do you have to take that?" a friend inquired. "Yea." the woman replied; "Beckie North says it's good, and of course Ehe knows. Several Atchison women attended a party Wednesday afternoon, another Wednesday evening, another Thursday morning, and another 'ihursday after noon. Still, they probably argue that men have the best of it in this world. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. TFrom the Philadelphia Record. The trusted friend ia not always the one wno pays back. With Koosevelt it looks like a game of ring around a Koosey. It doesn't take a man with a cast in his eye to cast reflections. No, Maude, dear, the cowboy does not always cross the ocean in the steerage. A woman can usually get straight to the point except when she tries to sharpen a pencil or drive a nail. Straws show which way the wind blows, and when placed in iced drinks they also show which way the thirst goes. "Those are the best serine mat tresses," remarked the polite salesman. Oh, they won't do at all," replied Mrs. rsewiywea; "i want summer ones." If you could buy some people for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth," says the Manayunk Philosopher, "what a protit there would be!" "Can you fix me ud with a little whisky?" asked the nervous man in the drug store; I have a pain in my stom ach." "I can see through you," re torted the druggist, unfeelingly. ' Do you think there will be a bolt in the convention?" asked the man who doesn t know much about those thiners. "Judging from the number of people who can't get it," replied the other, "I should think there s a bolt already." POINTED PARAGRAPHS TFrom the Chicago News. Silence manages to keep dry when it reigns. A hop garden ia the dancing master's paradise. Business i3 apt to be unsteady when money is tight. Nature heals but the doctor always makes out the bill. Many a man who wasn't bred to work has to work for bread. Money may not bring happiness, but J no man ia willing to take your word for it. It takes a smart man to conceal from others the things he doesn't know. As soon as a man acquires a good appetite he wants to get rid of it. If twenty grains make one scruple how many will it take to make one doubt? Silence is about as much evidence of wisdom as a paper collar is of a shirt. An Indiana woman recently took a large dose of arsenic to whiten her com plexion. The coroner says she suc ceeded. The average wife can discount' an experienced lawyer when it comes to cross-questioning her husband oa his return home about 2 a. m. WANTS HIS PAY. Original McKinley Man Sends a Bill to the President. Chicago, June 26. The InterOcean says: Magnus A. Hess, "the original McKinley man" seeing the McKinley boom for which he claims all the credit, at its height, has sent to the president a bill of the expense incurred by him, Hess, in starting that boom and keep ing it going. The bill, which is as well itemized as a commercial traveler's ex pense account, calls for the payment of the modest sum of $6,115.09. Why Mag nus did not make it even money is a matter between, him and hia book keeper. Hess for some time has been lookins with a reproachful eye on the man in Washington, whom he was wont to call 'Bill" or "Mack." The former Chicago patriot is now of the opinion, to use the language of his own "Original Mc Kinley club," that the president has "thrun him down." Writing letters to Major McKinley, expressing his pain and dismay at not receiving a commission for one of the plum-like jobs in the public pudding-, nas exhausted Magnus patience. Mr. Hess expected that commission March 5, 1897, but it did rot arrive. For thfee years he watched the mails daily for it. Then he began bombarding the presi dent with requests for various positions trom government printer to night watchman in the postoffice. As a last despairing argument for' the payment of the $6,000 Hess appends this plaintive note: "Where was King Marcus Hanna, Dawes, Piatt, and that bunch when I started the McKinley movement? I only want what is honest and fair my money back." The bill, as Hess wrote it on one of his own letterheads of the style that is thought fancy in country printing of fices, follows: "To William McKinley, President of the United States. Cuba, Philippines, and Hawaii. Sill for expenditures to start the "McKinley movement" from October 20, 1S92, until the election, 1896: Charter "Original McKinley club," $3; notary's fees, 50c; seal, $2.50 6.00 80.00 60.00 300.00 35.00 80,000 paper and muslin badges, for Knights of Labor picnic, July 4, 1895, Sharpshooters' park Engraving wood cuts for Major McKinley, all sizes, about Rent for small club room, 195 Washington street, one year year at $25 Lumber to fix platform and seats, also decorations Memberships cards, meeting announcements, etc., for three year3 350.43 Wagon load of envelopes, with Aiajnr aicKiniey s race primed on them 444.66 About two tons of paper for literature, etc 1,500.00 Presswork, composition, folding. postage stamps, expressing etc 1,555.43 McKinley electrotypes, sent to McKinlev clubs all over the United States 374.88 Posters, invitations, lithographs, buttons, etc 232.50 Rent for large clubroom, at $30 per month, about two years .. YoO.OO Wet and dry goods, "Anheuser- Milwaukee," and "Smoke Up to keep the boys in line for "McK." 113.13 Printing, advertising, etc, xo or ganize the Business Men's Mc Kinley club 23.00 To organize the Workingmen'a McKinley Leagueu ot Illinois, in almost every pre cinct of Chicago, including print-ing, electrotypes, etc, etc., about 300.00 Total amount $8,115.09 "Please be so kind and send check for the above amount. Youu have gone back on your best friends, that helped you in the presidential chair, and now you have only affiliated yourself with combines, trusts, millionaires' syndi cates, etc. You won't be a second Lin coln. A poor mechanic like me has no show. Where was King Mar'cua Han na, Dawes, Piatt, and that bunch when I started the McKinlev movement? I only want what is honest and fair, my money back. Respectfully, MAGNUS A. HESS." Mr. Hess has elucidated some of the items in his bill. The two tons of paper for literature, he says, were em ployed for the dissemination of his own thoughts. The pictures of President McKinley on the envelopes were print ed in seventeen colors and blazed like an electric sign. The postage stamp bill of $1,500 was incurred trying to reach all the McKinley clubs in the country. The item of wet and dry goods, he says. he kept down to the minimum because he felt that no one should be converted by the use of liquor. Anti Trust Tobacco Deal. Detroit, Mich., June 26. The Detroit plant of the Continental Tobacco com pany which was recently closed down. was today purchased by Oren Scotten. on behalf of a new independent tobacco manuracturmg company. The consid eration was $200,000 caeh. Mr. Scotten 'will resume business in the factory at once. The plant is that operated many years .by the Daniels cotton company wnicn nnauy sola out to the trust. MfjSTETTl B CELEBRATED A weak stom ach will produce Constipation Indigestion and Dyspepsia. Tone up the di gestive organs with the Bitters and you will have vigorous, hearty health. If your stomach , STOMACH is weak, don't fail to give It a trial, -V- ' ) PROHIBITION TICKET. 1500 Delegates Meet in State Convention at Chicago. Chicago, June 26. The Prohibition state convention met here today and nominated the following ticket, besides selecting delegates at large to the na tional convention which meets here to morrow and naming candidates for congress and the state legislature: Governor Judge V. V. Barnes, of Lake Bluff. Lieu tenant governor -3. A. Henderson, Sparta. Secretary of state B. J. Radford, Eureka. Auditor J. A. Stone, Bradfordston. Attorney general F. S- Regan, Rock ford. Treasurer H. L. Parmalee, Chicago. George Blooomer, Abingdon; E. S. Stewart, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary Smith, Mound City, were nominated for trus tees of the Illinois state university. For delegates at large to the national convention the following were named: G. W. Gere, Champaign. O. W. Stewart, Chicago. J. G. Wooley, Chicago. Hale Johnson, Newton. A. E. Wilson, Chicago. Rev. J. C. Evans. Grant Park. R. H. Patton, Springfield. D. R. Sheen, Peoria. F. S. Regan. Rockford. W. P. F. Ferguson, Chicago. J. H. Hill, Chicago. Louis S. Rounds, Chicago. No instructions were given the dele gates to the national convention and it is understood that the vote will be near ly evenly divided between Hale Johnson and John G. Wooley, the two most prominent western candidates for the presidential nomination. The convention will close this evening. Nearly 1,500 del egates were in attendance. HAL HAZLETT CRIPPLED. Topeka Young Man Made a Wreck by Army Life Hal Hazlett, the well known Tooeka young man who left here a year ago as a sergeant in one of the United States regular infantry regiments bound for the Philippines, is now a cripple for life. He is recovering from an illness of sev eral months in San Francisco, and is reported to be able to move around with the aid of crutches. When Hazlett left Topeka he was splendidly proportioned. On the voy age across the Pacific he was taken ill and inflammatory rheumatism set in. He was so ill when he reached Manila that it was deemed advisable to send him back to San Francisco, and he ar rived there several months ago. The rheumatism has resulted in dislocating one hip and stiffening one knee, and while the knee may become more flex ible the condition of the hip has been pronounced permanent. Hazlett graduated from a school of medicine about three years ago. He will probably return to Topeka to live. BIG FIGHT TONIGHT. Sharkey Favorite on Account of Ruhlin's Slowness. New York, June 26. An extremely in teresting heavyweight boxing bout will take place at Coney Island tonight, when Thomas Sharkey of San Francisco and Gus Ruhlin of Akron, O., face each other in the ring of the Seaside Sporting club. While not a championship contest, the chances are good that the winner will be pitted against Jeffries, the present holder of the title. Since Ruhlin's defeat by Sharkey before he is credited with remarkable progress in the matter of boxing science and ring generalship. Much of that it attributed to the teaching of James J. Corbett, with whom Ruhlin trained during Corbett' s preparatory work fur his bout with Jef ries. Personally Ruhlin is a modest and altogether commendable young man. As a tighter he is courageous to the last gasp, strong as an ox and by no means a light hitter and a fairly good boxer. Originally he lacked aggressiveness, but seems to have advanced in that partic ular. The fighting Instinct is not strong ly developed in him. and he has the fatal defect of slowness. It is in the latter respect Ruhlin has been found wanting, and which has prevented him taking a higher position in the heavyweight class. Ruhlin will have considerable advantage in reach, a decided superiority as to height and several pounds the better of the weight. However, he lacks the aggressiveness and speed of his oppon ent and can not hit so hard. For these reasons it is generally expected that Sharkey will win the battle at Coney Island. MISS STEVENSON SAFE. Topeka's Missionary Represent ative in China is Alive, New York, June 26. Dr. Brown, of Che Foo cables that 13 missionaries at Pekin, 13 at Tien Tsin have arrived at Che Foo safely with 123 persons. Among these from Tien Tsin is Miss Ida M. Stevenson, M. D., who was sent out by Topeka branch Methodist wom an's foreign missionary society. ONE THOUSAND MEN. That Humber Got Work in Harvest Fields Through Labor Bureau. Labor Commissioner Lee Johnson has been making a tour over the western rart of the state looking into the con ditions of labor and also making an effort to supply whatever demand for harvest hands that is now existing in that part of the state. "We have furnishe 1,000 men em ployment," said Mr. Johnson. "The wages paid average from $1.50 to $2 per day and had it not been for the fact that squads of men came from the cast and settled in the wheat belt to await the harvest the wages would have been higher. The preference by the department was given to Kansas men and I believe that a large ma jority of the men we sent out, in fact nearly all -of them, were Kansans."' Saw Mill3 Shut Down. Lacrosse, Wis., June 26 The present extremely low stage of the Mississippi river is unparalleled in history of the river. In forty years it has not fallen to its present stage of 1.6 feet. All the saw mills of the city have been forced to cease operations. Three hundred men are out of work. It is feared that the low water will force an entire suspen sion of steamboat operations. Fine Sample of Wheat. Atchison, Kas., June 26. A sample of soft wheat, this year's crop, brought to Atchison today, showed a test weight of 64 pounds to the bushel, and is the linest ever seen here. It Is from a field ten miles east of here in Missouri, which will yield 40 bushels to the acre. None better. Swan Fountain Pena Bennett's Book Store, 730 Kan. Ave. GRISCOM HAMMERS AWAY. Continues to Remind the Sultan That His Bill Is Unpaid. Washington, June 26. As to the re port from Constantinople that the American charge, Mr. Griscom, ha3 pre sented another demand for the settle ment oT the American claims it can be stated on high authority that this gov ernment is steadily pressing for a def inite and final settlement, and is losing no opportunity to remind the Turkish authorities of the unsatisfactory and in definite nature of the present situation. But beyond this persistent pressure there has been no imperative action ta ken nor has it been definitely determin ed what course will be adopted if the temporizing of Turkish diplomacy is carried to the point of practical failure to meet the American demands. ONLY AT EVENING. No Day Performances at the Horse Show. The Topeka horse show association at a meeting of the directors held last evening decided to give but three per formances. The contemplated five per formances have been merged into three evening performances. This is owing to the extremely hot weather in the af ternoons. The time for the beginning of the shows will be quite early so as to give time to make all the exhibits. Marshall's band will begin their concert each eve ning at 7:30. The show will begin at 8 o'clock and will last until 11 o'clock. The programme for each of the per formances follows: WEDNESDAY. EVENING. "lass No. 1, roadsters. Class 10, best family turnout. Class 6, horses in har ness. Class 24, gaited saddle horses. Class 3, tandems. Class 5, egg and spoon race. Class 13, saddle ponies. Class 8, Jumping horses. THURSDAY EVENING. Class 12, roadsters with appointments. Class 16, polo pony. Class 15, pacing horses. Class 9, park hack, saddle horses. Class 11, pair horses with de livery wagon. Class 18, hunting tan dem. Class 23, pony turnout. Class 24, gaited saddle horse. FRIDAY EVENING. Class 24, gaited saddle horse. Class 27, Shetland pony turnout. Class 17, horse to runabout. Class 28, potato race. Class 19, horses, carriages and appointments. Class 31, stallion. Class 29, pair of roadsters. Class 33, high jumpers. TOM JAMES VERDICT. Convicted of. Assault and Bat tery for Shooting W. H. Hayes. A Jury in the district court today found T. M. James guilty of assault and bat tery for shooting W. H. Hayes two years ago last spring. Mr. James, who is an ex-representative and ex-county treasurer, became involved in a dispute over the line between his property ana tnat or air. .Hayes, wno lived next door. Haves attempted to build a fence, and Mr. James shot him with a shotgun. The wound was supposed to be fatal, but Mr. Hayes recovered and Mr. James was held for assault with In tent to kill. The jury disagreed in the first trial, and this was the second. The penalty for assault and battery is a fine. Mr. Hayes was awarded $2,000 for per sonal Us-mages by a jury in the district court a year ago, but the case was ap pealed. CLOUDBURST AT MOBILE, 12.7 Inches of Rain Fell in Seven Hours. Mobile, Ala., June 26. A cloudburst occurred in Mobile early today, followed by a tremendous downpour of rain. Ev ery street in the city was submerged Business in the city is practically sus pended. The damage will probably be confined to goods on first floors and basements, but it is impossible at pres ent to estimate the losses. The rainfall from 6 a. m. to noon was 12.7 inches and the downpour continued n the afternoon. The rain seems to be confined to the gulf coast. It is report ea tnat three negro children were drowned in a ditch in the northern part of the city. The police have been kept busy in removing people from their flooded houses. Street car service was suspended for several hours. ANYBODY WELCOME To Put All the Troops Into China That Are Needed. London. June 26. Replying to a ques tion ot air -fciins Asnmead itartlett, eon servative member for the Ecclosall divi sion of Sheffield, In the house of commons today, as to whether the British govern ment will arrange with Japan as the only power able to act without delay to send an adequate land force to China, Mr. A. J. Balfour, the first lord of the treasury and government leader, said it was un desirable to outline the nature of the ne gotiations in this connection, but he added her majesty's government will welcome the dispatch of troops by any power which owing to the proximity of its troops may be able to act at once for the suppression of the disturbances In unina. The first lord of the admiralty, Mr. George J. Goschen. admitted that owing to the absence of the senior British ad miral, the Russian admiral was the head of the international forces on water. Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Return $19.00 via Santa Fe. Tickets on sale June 21, July 7, 8, 9 10 18 and Aug. 18. Stopovers allowed between Pueblo and Denver enabling one to stop at Colorado Springs. Final limit of ticket October 31st. See T. L. King, agent, for particulars. DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS PTJEBLiO AND RETURN, $24, Via the Santa Fe. Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover a! lowed at Colorado common points. Cottage City Brings Gold. Victoria, B. C. June 26. The steamer Cottage City reached here last night with passengers ana jdu,'J"u in goiu oust She brought news that the party search ing Date island for Dr. Hickman returned without meeting witn hucl-css. Chicago and Return $14.00 via the Santa Fe The short line. Tickets on sale June 25 26-27th, good returning July 3rd. Tourist Rates to Col orado and Utah. Tickets will be sold from points of Missouri Pacific to Denver, Colorad Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt Lake and Ogden, U tah, June 1st to Sep tember 15th, at greatly reduced rates. bee nearest ucsei agent or write H. C. TOWN SEND, G. P. & T. A., St. Louis, Mo. F, E. NIPPS, Agent, Topeka, Kansas, See Swan Fountain Pens. Bennett's Book Store, 730 Kansas avenue. LOCAL MENTION. Mrs. J. H. Ward of Laa Vegas, New Mexico, is spending the week with Mrs. J. M. Meade. Frank Stitt, one of the oldest con ductors on the trolley line has resigned and will go into other business. Judge Hook, of the United States court, accompanied by Mrs. Hook, has gone to rorthern Wisconsin to spend a vacation. The Redden Mission Sabbeth school will picnic at Washburn college campus Wednesday afternoon of the 27th. Table 6 o'clock to T. ' A. W. Armour, fion of the million aire packer, and A. E. Ashbrook, of Kansas City, will be the guests of D. R. Low during the horse show. By request of Supt. J. H. Stout, Miss McCauley gave a reading from Riley's "Child Rhymes" before the class in management at the institute yesterday. The will of Davtd W. Flock was filed in the probate court this morning and Henry M. Steele was appointed admin istrator. The will of Tho3. Glenn was also filed and it apoints Joseph Ewatt executor. Col. H. C. Lindsey donated the car riage in which Hon. Chas. Curtis was conveyed from the station to the Cope land hotel last evening. The Colonel says the best in his stable ia not too good for Charley Curtis. Rosa McClure wants her marriage vows annulled. She charges her hus band, James McClure, with non support and cruelty. During their six years of married life she states that she has been obliged to earn her own living. "W. B. Bowers was given a hearing before United States Commissioner Clark this morning and was bound over to the Federal grand jury which will meet this fall in Leavenworth. Bowers is charged with violating the postal laws. E. S. Brigham, the Topeka theatri cal manager, has set an example to theatre managers all over the country by contributing to the Actor's' Home, which it is proposed to build in New York. Over $60,000 has already been subscribed. Postmaster John Guthrie was able to be at the postoffice a short time this morning. His head is still wrapped bandages and he is suffering from the nervous shock. It will be several weeks before he will be able to attend to his business as he did before the accident. The members of the First Presby terian Sunday school are picnicking in a prove near the Reform school in North Topeka today. About five hun dred people are present. A special train of seven coaches was chartered, from the Rock Island. The train left the depot about 2 o'clock this afternoon and will return this evening at about 8 o'clock. BAD FOR L ROADS. Court Awards Damages to a Com plaining Property Holder. Chicago. June 26. Judge Hancy today overruled a motion for a new trial in the case of Goll versus the Metropolitan Elevated railway and entered a Judg ment for $7,750 against the road in favor of Mrs. Goll who alleges that the road has lessened the value of her property adjacent to the road. This is the first case which has result ed in the entering of a judgment against the Metropolitan on these grounds and should the supreme court uphold the finding of the lower court it will, it is claimed, mean a heavy loss to the ele vated roads of the city, as there are scores of similar suits pending already to be entered against them and in each heavy damages are asked. TODAY WAS HOT. Thermometers Registered as High, as 100 in the Shade. The stereotyped phrase "hottest of the season is anuroDnate today. At s o'clock this afternoon various thermom eters in shaded tlaces on Kansas avenue registered temperatures trom a to iuu oe- erefls above zero, ld to this aiternoon i& deerrees above has been as men as tne temperature has been registered this year. The heat todav is ot a sultry cnaracter, although an occasionel refreshing breeze makes pantmer and perspiring pedestrians long ior tne cooi air ol uie moum-ams ui spHwhrtre. However the breezes are not frequent enough to have any effect other than tnat ot causing people to ue uis satisfied with their surroundings. No sunstroKes were reported. GOES STRAIGHT THROUGH. Roosevelt Is Expected at Oklahoma C.ty Sunday. Oklahoma City. O. T., June 26. The reunion association has positive assur ance that Governor Roosevelt will ar rive here next Sunday night and re main until July 4. The committee is meetine the Kreat demand for hotel ac commodations by converting school buildings, churches, lodge rooms and halls into sleeping places, Arkansas Democrats. Little Rock, Ark., June 26. The Dem ocratic state convention to nominate state officers met here at noon today. Judge J. H. Evans was elected perma nent chairman after which a recess was taken until 2:30 p. m. Green Renominated. Reading. Pa.,June 26 Henry D. Green was today unanimously renominated for congress by the Democratic convention in the Ninth district. The platform in dorses Bryan. War Credit Asked. Paris, June 26 5:45 P. M. The gov ernment will ask the chamber for a credit of 3,530,000 francs to cover the ex penses of the troops in China. The French cruiser Admiral Charner left Brest today for China and the Friant will sail tonight. Wabash Road Bonds. New York, June 26. The directors of the Wabash today declared the regular semi-annual disbursement of 3 per cent on the debenture "A" bonds. Much in terest had been previously developed concerning the meeting of today, it be ing a question whether the directors would declare interest payable on the debenture "B" bonds but "this was not done. Death From Heat. Pittsburg, June 26. Two deaths and four prostrations from tne heat were re ported up to noon. The dead are: Cor nelius Munday, an iron worker, and an unknown woman. The mercury at that hour registered 88 degrees and was ris ing rapidly. There is great suffering among the mill workers and a number of plants have had to close down. Mr. McKinley Lists $25,000. Canton, O., Jure 26. The assessor's report of the property owned by Pres ident McKinley shows that he listed S25.000 in personal possessions. This sum is made up of $10,000 cash and $15, 000 of other funds in the shape of cred its. For the best of feed and hay, at lowest prices, try Geo. Wheadon, at 933 Kan .sas avenue. Tel. 4S3. FORESTRY IN KANS AS. Discussed by J. B. Brown of In diana Before American Association. New York, June 26. The forty-ninth general session of the American asso ciation for the advancement of science, .was continued today in Havemyer hall, Columbia university, and at the same time the annual meetings of several of the sixteen allied scientific organiza tions were in progress in the variou buildings within the college. The American Chemical society today continued its session at the Chemist club. The papers read were all of a technical character. The American forestry association will conclude its meeting this afternoon. A paper by J. B. Brown, secretary of the Indiana for estry reservation was read on "Forest Conditions i;v Kansas." "I predict for Kansas," he said, "a future in forestry beyond that of ail our eastern and middle states, and it ia not at all improbable that our great manufactories of wood will in the fu ture be located on these hitherto prair ies of the west." OLD OFFICERS CHOSEN. Lady Henry Somerset Re elected President of World's W. C. T. U. Edinburgh, June 26. The world's Wo men s Christian Temperance union congress today re-elected the president. Lady Henry Somerset, and the other officers. .Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, of Maine, was elected an additional vice president. The congress heartily ap proved the action of the Women's Christian Temperance union of Ameri ca relative to the temple in Chicago, and a greeting was cabled to the two mothers of the crusade movement, Mrs. Stewart, of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Thomson, of Hillsboro, O. JOINTS RAIDED. The police raided several Joint3 this afternoon. The men arrested were Dick Furze, Ed Timon and Bert Russell, at 612 North Kansas avenue; Mat and C. H. Cave, at 611 North Kansas avenue; Wm. Wood, at Third and Jefferson, and Mike Thompson, Wood Fowler and Harry K-ennedy, at the Koyal billiard hall. JOHN POWERS ARRESTED. Still Has the Taylor Pardon in His Pocket Louisville, Ky., June 26. A special from Harlan court house, Ky., says: Captain John L. Powers was arrested here today charged with being an ac cessory to the murder of Governor Goe bel. Powers at once instituted habeas corpus proceedings. He holds a pardon issued by Governor Taylor while in office and was released once before on habeas corpus proceedings in Knox county. He is a brother of Secretary of State Caleb Powers. Board of Trade Men Robbed. Chicago, June 26. H. K. Duflfield, 8 board of trade broker, was robbed of $55,000 today while riding on a Cottage Grove avenue cable car. The money was in bonds, mining stock and deeds which Mr. Duffield was taking to the bank. The robbery is credited to pro fessional pickpockets who, it is believed have been watching board of trade men credited with making heavy profits on the big bulge in wheat. Towne to Start Early. Kansas City, June 26. Col. Stolker, sergeant-at-artns of the Silver Re publican convention, has received a letter from C. A. Towne say ing he would reach Kansas City neit Friday. Stanley Guest of Milwaukee. Governor Stanley today Joined Charles E. Cohn, of Wichita, president of tho Wichita Commercial club, at the Roek Island train in this city. The two men have accepted an invitation from the citizens of Milwaukee to be their guests during the carnival which begins June 2$. Auction sale of the Cross stock, G15 Kansas avenue. jewelry An Observation Car to Colorado. The only Pullman observation sleeping-car line between Kansas City and Colorado Springs is op erated via Santa Fe Route. Cara leave Topeka daily at 11:55 a, m., and Colorado Springs daily at 10:42 p. m. They have exceptionally large windows and roomy and comfor table rattan chairs easily moved about. The rear platform guarded by railing and gates, may be oc cupied when desired. Unsurpassed for viewing the country traversed. Current magazines and stationery provided for use of -Pullman pas sengers. Descriptive pamphlet free, if you apply to T. L. KING, Agent, Topeka, Kan. anger Of contracting Sickness, If you use Pure Water That's the kind fur nished by the iopokawater Co Telephone 12Z 625 Quiacy Street.