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TOPEKA STATE JOUKXAIi." WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1900.
1 n! SSNEWS OF WAR, Democrats Expect to Plenty of Money. HaTe National Committee Expects Munificent Gift From Carnegie. DONATIONS IN KANSAS. They Are Being Paid In Advance Daring Convention. Senator Jones Outlines Democratic Campaign. the rspeelal to the State Joumal.l Kansas City, July 4. In the national campaign of 1S96 the Democratic com mittee was compelled to go out of busi ness in the very midst of the work, so far as money was concerned. The national headquarters -were maintained until the cloae of the campaign,- but the manag ers lacked the necessary funds to carry oa the work which had been mapped out. In the campaign which is now being planned the national committee has as surances of plenty of money. One of the anticipated gifts to the campaign fund is from Andrew Carnegie. There is a suspicion which may or may not have a foundation, according ' to the man whom you ask about it,- that Mr. Carnegie's views, which are violently opposed to expansion, have caused him to plan a munificent contribution to the campaign fund. Of course the Dem ocrats are keeping very quiet about this, but their hopes are high. Some of the friends of Mr. Carnegie have given those in authority to, understand that he is preparing to eurprise even his closest friends by the amount of money which he proposes to turn over to the committee. J. G. Johnson of Kansas, and the Kansas men who are closely associated with him, claim that there never was a time in the history of the party na tionally, when the prospects for money 4 V Hi 'lofX,, gii'Ai' TVM. J. BTOXE, Who Was Elected National Committee man Prom Missouri After a Hard Fight. or "fhe sinews of war" were so good as at this time. It is also a significant fact that Kansas is leading the pro cession in a matter of campaign con tributions from "the plain people." The plan which has been working in Kansas has been productive of unusual results. The coming of the national convention to Kansas City seems to have inspired the Kansas Democrats to a remarkable degree. In the small promissory note which Kansas Demo crats signed, pledging contributions, was a provision which caused the pay ment to fall due generally in Septem ber. Others whoeould pay promised to do so earlier, but the particular feature of the whole matter to which the Kan sans point with pride is that the contri butions from the sunflower state have nearly all been paid and that many men who have thus far delayed a settlement are now in Kansas City with their money busily engaged in procuring receipts from.'the Kansas committee. The fact that Croker and his follow ers' Hill and his associates, are in line with the general policy of the western Democracy, and that there abounds the sr-irit and hope of success this year, makes the pulse of the Democratic na tional treasurer and other committee officers run high. From these sources large contributions are expected, and 1.PlTO,R Cl-ARK, OF MOSTAV4 Wh Ma Oive ll.Ouu.oio to the liS,, Uie national committee feels that they ttilr ey to carry on their fight as will be contributed to the coffers of the opposition nv"1 committee had honed that Mark Hanna would be removed the chairman for the Republicans. The Democratic managers insist that Hanna s policy and his personality wfll drive votes away from the Republican Thif tne1f9 T.Z af ESSE made by Senator W. A. HanlHto ims been associated with Hanna in the renate. It Is said that Hanna. can give the political complexion and explain the local controversies in a majority of the counties in each state. This is be cause he has trusted workers in ererv county whose chief duty it Is to make regularly detailed reports of the prog ress of the campaign. In this manner Hanna. keeps in touch locally and nationally and to this is as-eif-ned the reasons why he is such a uccessful manager. Then, too, the Re- hi' : - "CO ASM ( 1 . mm. IMPORTANT f Chairman Jones and 'Candidate Bryan to Arrange a Line of publicans have had thousands of dol lars where the Democrats have ' had one. This year the condition is re versed. Johnson of Kansas Is a man of de tail. He works methodically and care fully. He is a good natured 'jollier." He keeps the fellows going. He shakes hands and whispers to men. These marks of confidence in a man's ability work wonders. The meek and lowly delegate is made to feel that he is on a level with the greatest man at the convention. Johnson , keeps pushing, and with the millions of dollars which the national committee expects to have and now seems assured of having, the sign of hope is high in the counsels of the committee. The national committee, through Mr. Johnson, has the campaign outlined, and the work will begin as soon as the convention ends. This "rear-end" spe cial train campaign has not been mapped out, but the principles for which the Democrats will contend are well in hand. It is the general opinion of the leaders here that Bryan's atti tude on the Boer war in which he de nounces vigorously the "slaughter of the Dutch in South Africa" will poll for him the German vote. Emissaries of the national committee who attended the national turnverein at Philadelphia, have reported to the national committee here that the leading Germans have passed along the line the word that Bryan is their man. notwithstanding the fact that the Republicans have nominated a Dutchman for vice presi dent. Because the negro soldiers have not been breveted and banqueted and proclaimed to the world as heroes, for saving Roosevelt's command at Santi ago from absolute slaughter, the na tional Democratic committee claims that the negro soldiers will vote against the policy of MeKinley. Because the pension policy of the present adminis tration has been a thorn in the flesh o? the old soldier the Democrats are out for the soldier vote. - "Unless the laboring man of the Unit ed States takes this opportunity to lib orate himself from the tyranny and op pression of trusts, and the corporate organizations which are squeezing the life out of him, he will spend the re mainder of his days in bondage," said National Chairman J. K. Jones o? Ar kansas to a State Journal correspond ent today. "The Democratic party is committed to a policy of aggression against these influences," he continued, "and offers to the people of the United States free dom, which we believe they will not be slow in taking advantage of. The pros pects for Democratic success were never better than now. The elements which are now supporting the conten tion of the Democracy have in them that reason and that logic which will appeal to the people of the United States and return to our party the vic tory which its principles and candidates so richly deserve." FIGT FOB TICKETS. Thousands of Disappointed Kansans in Kansas City. " rSnecial to the State. Journal.! Kansas City, July 4. People who have in mind a trip to Kansas City to see the national convention might save them selves some money and much disappoint ment by staying at home. Not M per cent of the crowd from Kan sas will see more than the outside of the convention hall. The tickets were distributed yesterday and there is a howling mob of Kansas people at headquarters demanding "rec ognition." Nothing can be done to re lieve the congestion and already some of the Kanpans are talking of going home. - There are todav in Kansas Citv 2w men for every ticket allotted to Kansans. The there were not enough to-ro around the edge of the crowd of Jayhawkers seeking mem. ine result tireeds dissension and the quarreling over tickets may be heard rumunng tnrougn a Kansas crowd wner ever gathered. K AN SANS OBJECTED. Did Not Want to Pay 75 Cents a Bottle For Beer. Special to the State Journal.! Kansas City, July 4. "We can t stand tor that: take the stuff out: get out too you robbin' rascal." was the vociferous announcement made to a negro by the host for a crowd of Kansans in a room at one of the principal hotels last night. The negro wanted 75 cents a bottle for a dozen beers. "Wouldn't that jar you," said a dozen tnirsty men, as the ebonv-hued highway man passed out of the door. 'Call him back: we've got to have something to drink." moaned one of the crowji as ne rolled His toncue. Wait half an hour and you can have an yon want." said tne host.' Well be dead by that time," moaned tne Kansans. Xhe host went to a saloon across the street and returned in a few moments followed bv two men ramintr an Aipht- gallon keg of beer, in which was inserted an oia-rashloned faucet, or spigot. The keg was placed on the ton" of maple dresser, anti thp hrwt vnrlinil thp faucet while the crowd filled up. The keg ittt-cu acvenu miauies. BILL SAPP'S PSEDICAMEHT. Won't Attend Convention Because of Clamor For Tickets. rSpecial to the State Journal.! Kansas City. July 4. W. F. Sapp, of -yaiena, nas gone into hfding. He has no- tinea the Kansans that he will not attend tne convention. Sapp. in a pitiful letter uiit? oi nis irienos, savs: "I can't come, because 2,000 men will PRIVATE CONFERENCE BETWEEN insist that I furnish tickets to the conven tion. I can't eret the tickets, but 1 can escape the clamor by staying at home." The Sunflower league, of which he is the head," has been waiting for Sapp and there is much grief because o his non-appear ance. "WHY HILL WENT. Refuses to Discuss His Bryan Visit But Harris Tells. Special to the State Journal. Kansas Citv. July 4. The State Jour nal's representative secured an audience with (David B. Hill, of New York, today and thirty or forty others from the same state. The senator, instead or being the polish ed, well-fed, dashing man pictured to the people, is a very ordinary mortal. Me is not half so genteel in appearance as Croker, and he does not receive his callers wltn tne ireeoom wnicn cnaxacienzes Croker. 'A Kansas newspaper man, sam xiui. SENATOR W. V. ALLEN, BRASKA. OF NE- "How do vou do." This in response to the words of introduction by a New Yorker, who had been drafted for the job by J. Mack Love. isome desultory convcf ttlon passed: De- tween Interruptions, but having gained the senator's attention, this question was put: "Were you summoned to Lincoln py air. Bryan?" "That's a private matter," was the re ply. it is cnargen Dy some or your asso ciates that you went of your own ac cord ?" 'I was there." said Hill, facine and looking at the reporter for the first time. for more than an instant. V was tnere Mr. Brvan knows why I was there and so do I, so I can't see what difference it makes to the public." "There is a report nere tnat you were not kindly received by Bryan." 'A newspaper report" Interrupted Hill. 'Yes, sir." 'The newspapers sometimes treat me fairly; sometimes they do not," said Hill, and in a tone wnicn indicated tnat tne interview was at an end. Senator Harris, of Kansas, said: "Hill was not invited to Lincoln by Bryan. He went there to persuade Bryan to drop 16 to 1. I care not who says Hill was summoned to Lincoln. I am confi dent that he made the trip upon his own motion." CAPTURED BY KANSANS. Webb McNall and Bob Turner Bur prise Californians. Special to the State Journal. Kansas City, July 4. The Kansas del egates and visitors are poking their noses into everything that there is to see, the most recent adventure being the capture by Kansas Silver Republicans of a California delegation caucus yes terday afternoon. Sam Hale of Rush. Webb McNall, Bob Turner and others of the silver fol lowers strolled into a hall at beadquar- JAMT0S P. TAR VIN. OP KENTUCKY. Mentioned as Bryan's Running Mate. ters. A meeting was in progress, a sil ver demonstration thought the Kansans and they waded in. Hale, McNall and Turner made the very rafters ring with bursts of -. eloquence, occupying two hours. After -the excitement had sub sided, a delegate arose and said: "Where are you from?" "Kansas," shouted the Sunflower folks. "This is a caucus of the California ' Its f 1 t N ' .... xf ft v ft, ---ft - .jf - - - ----- V- T-T. ' 'V Action for Democratic National delegation," said 'the chairman with a bland smile, but the Kansans did not hear him. They had bolted. PHCEBE COTJZINS ON HAND. Fighting Expansion, Trusts, and For Free Silver. Special to the State Journal. ' Kansas City, July 4. Miss Phoebe Couz ins.. the noted suffragist, whose home Is in St. Louis, is one of the conspicuous figures hovering over the convention. She is urging the reinstatement of the demonetized dollar, fighting the trusts and denouncing expansion. The attention of this noted suft'ragist was called to the fact that women clerks at hotel cigar stands shake dice with customers, for cigars, by a company of callers, one of the guests being a State Journal reporter. "The women 'are compelled to do a good many things this week, which they would do only in emergencies," was the reply, given in good humor, but that was all she would say. Miss Couzins offered for publication a large pamphlet, which she has just issued. "Other than this pamphlet," she said, "I can not give you today. I am talked out, to tell the truth, and must have a rest." KANSANS IN CAUCUS. The Delegation Will Not Insist on 16 to 1. v Special to the State Journal. . Kansas City. July 4. The Kansas dele gation went Into caucus at 3 o'clock yes terday afternoon, but the hour of four had passed before the caucus got into ac tion. Then the deWgates expressed them selves, and freely, too. The speeches were long and heated, but the sentiment was unanimous against a specific mention of 16 to 1. This is amusing In view of the fact that four years ago, Jim Fike, of Colby, was not permitted to go as a delegate to the national convention, because he would not openly avow 16 to 1. In the caucus yestrday Fike reminded the brethren of their past sins. The caucus made the following selection of convention officials: Resolutions David Overmyer. Credentials John H. Atwood. Order of business J. N. Fike, Colby. Organization C. W. Brandenburg, Frankfort. Honorary vice president Neal Graham, Washington. Honorary secretary Harry Stewart, Wichita. To notify presidential nominee S. F. Neely, Leavenworth. To notify vice president W. W. Letson, Hiawatna. JOHNSON ON THE RUN. Kansas Democratic Leader Flees From Applicants For Tickets. Special to the State Journal. Kansas City. July 4. J. G. Johnson, the manager of the convention for the na tional committee, is on the run. He has GOVERNOR LON -STEVENS. One of Missouri's Big Four. been compelled to. adopt a running sys tem, .owing to the clamor for tickets, which increases by at least 100 with the arrival of every-train. The pressure on the national committee Is unprecedented, so the committee managers say. Prom the adjoining states thousands are com ing and every day thousands of appli cants for tickets are turned down. Mr. Johnson grew desperate Tuesday morning and changed his room every thir ty minutes; Johnson managed to escape a great deal of annoyance, but he was diligently pursued all day. The troubles of the national committee are multiplying and Johnson is compelled to bear the re sponsibility. Xhe subordinates refer all comers to" Johnson, who hopes to escape by dodging. HILL TURNED DOWN. Croker and Tammany Propose to Be the "Whole Thing." " Kansas City, July 4. The New Tork state delegation, after a stormy session cf three hours, put forth a candidate for vice nresident in the csrson of John W. Kellar, commissioner of charities of the city of New York. This was done after David B. Hill had been; defeated as a candidate for the New York representative on the committee on platform by August Van Wyck, and having been olCered New York's endorsement for vice president, had declined it. When the state delegation met In caucus Senator Murphy . was in the chair. Juiere Lynn of Rochester arose and nominated as New York represen tative on the platform committee Au gustus Van Wyck of Kings. He spoke THE LEADERS. Convention at Kansas City. briefly of Mr. Van Wyck's standing In the party and his ability. Mayor Maguire of Syracuse moved to substitute the name of David B. Hill, and then the contest was on. Mr. Maguire said that Mr. Hill had been al ways consistent and that his fight for any principle had always been open and that he had always taken a defeat loyally. It had generally been under stood that Senator Hill was to be com mitteeman and he for one had not heard a complaint from anybody against him. Senator McCarren, in seconding Mr. Van Wyck, said that his splendid run in New York state for governor in 1836 1 f CONGRESSMAN A. M. DOCKERY, OF MISSOURI. Mentioned for Vice President- against a very popular candidate en titled him to consideration. Frederick R. Schraub then spoke, al leging that at this time to turn from Senator Hill would look like a personal insult. "It is no time for a. division in the oartv." he said Senator Thomas n uraay got into the arena in force. He did not person allv attack Mr. Hill, but he asked such pertinent questions as "Is Senator Hill the only man In New lorK wno can draw a platform? We have been told pretty well," he went on, "what the rtlatform is to be. and the New York state convention agreed to stand for it. There is little use of eloquence. They want a man they can trust. All through the controversy the ex- eovernor sat auietly. Then he arose slowly and, facing Richard Croker who sat in the rear or tne room, said slow Iv and distinctly: "There have been said some things that have seemed to be reflections upon my attitude in isyt. It should be remembered in passing such criticisms that I have always been consistently Democratic. No man has a rierht to ouestion my Democracy." At this Mr. CTOKer rose, saying hi what was evidently intended to be pacifving tone: "I don't think anybody intended to criticise your democracy. but it is believed that as you were so stn-mirlv ae-ainst the silver plank tnat a new man would be more acceptable," and then Mr. Croker aroused Mr. Hill bv adding: "And there is no reason why- you should think that the position is reserved for you every year." "No, I have no such laea, answerea Mr Hi 11. shaking ms nnger across at Mr. Croker. "but I want you to remem ber what I did and what I said in the committee and in the convention or isb was done for the Democrats or JNew York state, and when I went home I stood for the ticket as well as you did.' "Oh, no you did not," exclaimed Crok er. "You weren't heard of much dur iner that campaign." "F.ouallv as much as you were. At critical times in the party's history in the state you are living in iiurope, retorted Hill. "You're sore," replied Croker senten- tiously. "I accuse you," exclaimed Mr. Hill, "of trvinsr to make me a vice presiden tial candidate against -my will. I tell vou now that I will not have it. You can't humiliate me on one proposition and feed me on sop in another. He sat down and a vote was then taken, resulting: For Van Wyck, 36; fnp Hill. 28: absent or not voting, 8. Senator Hill upon the announcement of the vote immediately left tne room. COULDN'T PAY RENT. Meetings of the Monetary League Come to Sudden End. Kansas City. July 4. There was no niht session of the United States Mon etary league, as had been advertised. For nearly an hour after the time set for the meeting the doors of the Audi torium were locked and no lights were turned on. A small crowd remained on the sidewalk while the manager of the Auditorium and Dr. Strong, in charge of the Monetary league's meetings held a conference. After the conference Dr. Strong gave it out that there would be no meeting in consequence cr the rail ure of the speakers to show up. Tha management of the Auditorium made a statement to the effect that the mone tary league was in arrears in the mat ter of rent to the amount of $132 and $50 due the doorkeeper, pages and messen gers. A compromise was effected lat ter by Dr. Strong and friends raising J30. This satisfied the boys and they left the middle of the street where they had been holding an Indignation meeting. The original agreement was for pay ment of $250' rent and iSO for helpers. At the afternoon session the hat was passed to make good the agreement, and when it was returned It was short $117.67. The speakers advertised to ad dress the league were George Fred Wil liams, Gen .J . B. Weaver, Alexander Delmar and Favius J. Van Vorhis. TO PUSH TOWNE. Populist National Committee Re solves to Urge His Nomination. Kansas City, July 4. The Populist national committee -met with about 75 members present and every state repre sented. It was decided to continue to advocate the nomination of Towne and committee consisting of Vice Chair man Edmiston, Senators Fettigrew, Heitfeld, Harris and Allen, T. M. Pat terson, Col.; J. B. Weaver, Iowa, J. W. Breidenthal, Kansas, H. S. Taylor, Illi nois, J. R. Sovereign, Arkansas, E. Gerry Brown, Masaschusetts, C. H. Ashton, Minnesota, J. W. MacOavoch, Virginia, Hugo Price, Ohio, and E. S. Greece. Washington, was appointed for purpose of conferring with the Democrats on the subject of the vice presidency. One member of the committee said Towne would be kept in the field if he was not nominated by the Democrats, but an other member declared that Towne would not embarrass the candidacy of Mr. Bryan by a double-tailed ticket. ; ' Kansan Gets Front Seat. - Special to the State Journal. Kansas Citv. Julv 4. Dr. M. C. Rurtnn. of the Sixth Kansas congressional district. wno was a candidate for congress In lslfi, gets a seat on the front row of the con vention hall bv reason of the aoDGintment as medical officer of the convention. The doctor has adorned himself with badges and is keenly alive to the responsibilities. BUSINESS MORTALITY. Forecast of Bradstreet's Report For Half Year. New Tork, July 4. Bradstreet's of July 7 will say: Despite the quieting down of general business there has been little appre ciable increase in business mortality and the number of failures reported for the first six months of the calendar year 1900 is the smallest notd for eighteen years past. Compared with a year ago the falling off in number is ;:.S per cent., while compared with 1S9S the decrease is 2 per cent, and even larger decreases are noted when com parisons are made with the first haif of the years 1897 and 1836. This year, in fact, for the first time in eighteen years. the six months failures have fallen De- low 5,000 in number. The volume of liabilities, it is true. is somewhat larger than a year ago, the increase being nearly $10,000,000, or 19 per cent., but with the exception of the first six months of last year, the aggregate liabilities of the 4.880 failing traders, $60,064,208, is the smallest sum involved in the period mentioned since the year 1S92, and with that exception. the smallest aggregate reported since 1S87. Compared with 1898, a year of good business, liabilities this year show a decrease of 16.7 per cent., and were it not for a few large failures, none of them, however, being significant of any marked change in business conditions. it is safe to say that in liabilities as in number the first half of the year 1900 would have been a record breaker. The assets of failing traders men tioned aggregate $27,475,514, a gain of 20 per cent, over last year, but a de crease of 25 per" cent, from 1898, only about half those of 1897, and with the exception of last year, the smallest as sets rcpcrtel since 1887. As illustrative of the return to the normal in the mat ter of business embarrassments, it might be stated that the percentage of assets to liabilities In the first six months of the present year was 45.7 ppr cent., compared with 45.5 pef cent. last year, with oO per cent, in 1898, with 57 per cent, in 1897 and 1896, and with 61 per cent, in the year 1893. HUGH CAMEKON HIDES. Kansas Hermit Foregoes Fourth of July Walk. General Hugh Cameron, the Kansas hermit of Lawrence, makes the follow ing announcement: Since the golden anniversary of that success for which the Patriot Fathers zealously labored, and thereby made their names' illustrious, the anniversary made memorable by the death of two ex-presidents who formulated and sign ed our immortal Declaration. "jnarter of the rights of man forever," the Kan sas Hermit has frequently undertaken to emphasize an acknowledgment of his gratitude to Almighty God and the Patriot Fathers for the blessings of free government by pedestrian exploits on the Fourth of July, but on the coming Fourth of July when the national Dem ocratic party assembled in convention to nominate its candidate ror the presi dency of the United States, he contem plates an equestrian exploit on the back of the colt (japitoi policeman," to en courage free coinage. Is the bait sweet where flies are caught? Are the schools ixee where vice is taught? . Are tempests' w ith contagion fraught? Do good intentions go for naught. Like rhymes free coined from good prose thought? THE KANSAS HERMIT. ROBBER WAS SCARED. Got Into a Room, but Left Sud denly. Just as the alarm of the fire at the French bakery was turned in last even ing a telephone message to the police station called an officer to the store kept by George Meens at 810 West Lichth. avenue. Mi". Meens thought he had been robbed. Mr. Meens sleeps in the store with a revolver under his pillow. The door at the rear of the store had been left open and the screen was latched Mr. Meens awoke about midnight at the sound cf some one in the room. and in getting up frightened the would be robber away. Meens telephoned for an officer, and when one arrived an investigation followed in which it was found that the stranger had gained his entrance to the store by cutting the wire In the door, and that he had been scared away before taking anything. Mrs. D'Avnoo (at front window) "Officer!" Policeman "Yes, ma'am What's wrong, ma'am?" Mrs.DAvnoo "Nothing's wrong;but I wish you'd step into the kitchen and tell the cook not to burn the meat, as she did last night, I'm afraid to. New York W eekly. tncufnt with tvrwTiafif-v en nrraarrathrKv4rai for the event wit hmit an v 1 i w.m frrt whntrvrr This liniment TOM'S aJ mf wftTin ihrmioJi thin n-r-at orii wifhmit euffrTltl and thev SCCla it a Rodsend to women Send for free bk containing information of priceless value. Address, Bradheld Regulator RAILRQMT JEWS. Why the Rock Island Has Placed . ;. a Baa on Cigarettes. General Manager II. A. Parker ' Discusses the Matter. INJURIOUS TO MIND. Says Cigarette Smokers Are Sleepy and No Account. Other Roads Likely to Follow Rock Island's Example. In discussing the ban placed upon cig arettes as far as employes are concern ed, Mr. H. A. Parker, vice president and general manager of the Rock Island, said recently in an interview: "We want to discourage cigarette smoking among our men. Cigarette smoking is a bad habit and tends to be fog the mind. Experience has proven that the confirmed cigarette smoker ia usually sleepy and of no account. 'The Rock Island company will em ploy only the best men obtainable, per sons with cler brains. Railroad work is exacting and require such persons. I do not think cigarette smoking con ducive to clear brains. With this In mind, we now ask every applicant for employment whether he smokes cigar ettes." No man, regardless of his ability as a railroader, can now secure a position on the Rock Island road if he is addict ed to the cigarette habit. The question "Do you smoke cigarettes'" is asked ev ery applicant for a place. So far as can be learned, this Is tha first instance of a railroad company- taking an open stand against cigarettes. Officers of other roads unanimously ap prove the action of the Rock Island. NEW MANAGER FOR "REDS." Dan Sullivan Will Hereafter Pilot Crack Santa Fe Ball Team. E. Whipple has tendered his resigna tion as manager of the Santa Fe Reds) and it has been accepted. He gave as his reason for this action the fact that he has so much other out side business that he can no longer do Justice to the interests of the team. The place was offered to Dan Sulli van ,the left fielder, who accepted it. A few changes in the personnel of the team are contemplated but nothing def inite has as yet been decided upon. The team is playing a game of ball at Valley t alls today. Other games scheduled are: t Joseph at Topeka on July 14, and the Reds to Lawrence on July 21. The St. Joseph team has worked up a, good record. All the members of tht team are fast players. Arrangements are being made to run an excursion to . Topeka from St. Joseph on the day of the coming ball game. A SANDERSON IDJEA. Private Secretaries Needed by En- gineinjn to Fill Out Fuel Tickets. Since the advent of R P. C. Sander son as assistant superintendent of ma chinery of the Santa Fe, a change has been made in the form of blanks used at the coal chutes. Heretofore all the Information afford ed by the blank given by the engineer to the coal chute foreman was the date, the station, the amount of coal, the en gine initials and number, and the engi neer's name. This on a small blank about two and one-half Inches by three. J. he new blanks are decidedly larger than the ones previously used. They are about two and one-half inches wide by about twelve inches long. They are per forated to be torn n three pieces. The first ticket tells whether the train was freight or passenger, the engine number, the train number, the number of tons of coal taken at what station, and the name of the engineer and fireman, both written in full. Between the first and second tickets is a series of numbers In dicating the number of tons of coal de livered. Each coupon is perforated ami so arranged that when the first ticket for the coal chute foreman is torn oft the numbers In one column of the coj pon, show the amount of coal wanted, while on the second ticket, which also bears the same information as the first, the figures in the other column indieata to division master mechanic the amount of coal taken. This second ticket is sent to the division master mechanic. Tickets have to be deposited in a box placed in the roundhouse for this pur pose at the end of each run. The third ticket is filled out as each of the others and left in the book as tha stub. Under this new order the engi neer has to write three times what be fore he was only required to write once. In connection with this, both the fire man and engineer have to sign their names in full. The tickets are the same style as those used by the Norfolk &. Western railroad. They are the subject of con siderable good-natured banter amon? the trainmen who use them. The engi neers are considering the idea of peli tloningtheroadfor private secretaries to go with them to fill out the blanks as fast as they are needed. The object in using the new style blanks is to keep a better individual record of the amount of coal used. Travel to Cost More. Chicago, July 4. In line with the growing desire to derive greater pecun iary benefits from excursion business, the members of the Western Passenger association at a meeting to be held in Marquette, Mich., July 16, wll act upon a proposition to advance round trip fares for certificate, plan meetings front one and one-third to one and one-half o the established tariff rates. Word From D. B. Robinson. Mr. D. B. Robinson, former president of the Frisco, is reported to be improv ing daily. A few days since he was re moved from St. Luke's hospital, Chi cago, to, a family hotel. Chaffee Sails For China. San Francisco, July 4. Gen. Adna R. Chaffee and the Sixth cavalry sailed on the transport Grant for Nagasaki. Japan, where it is expected General Chaffee will receive orders to go to China and assume command of the United States forces. No wonun'i happiness can be complete without children . k i her nature to love and want them. The dreadful ordeal through which the expectant mother must pass, however, is so fraught with pain, aujieriofc and danger, that the very oi li niis ncr horror. There fin gbfiTm &r9, is no necessity for the ordeal of child birth to be e ther painful or danger ous The use of Mother's FmiKwo dunn 1 mm that it is safelv pa: has carried ttiousan Co, Atlanta, ua