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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL,, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 11, 1900.
12 TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL BT FRANK P. MAC LENSTAN. VOLUME XXVII ....Na 192 , TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. raily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kan sas town where the paper has a carrier system. . By mail, one year S"S Hy mall, three months ii "Weekly edition, one year PERMANENT HOME. ToDeka State .Tournal Building. WO ana 102 Kansas avenue, corner of Eigntn. KEW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bid. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICH. Stock Exchange Bldg. A. Frank Richardson. Mtfc ! LONDON OFFICII. 12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street TELEPHONES. , ,,-ir,. Office Bel!"PfconlW I Bell' Phone 577 Reporters' Room France will not be held down much longer by her big fair. This Is the c1sls .season American capitals. at South Dewey Is being misquoted Just the -same as though he had continued In the race for the presidency. Not even England can get ahead of us as a fighting nation. We. too, are carrying two wars at one time. Russell Sage is 84 years of age, yet he la worrying because money is not bring ing a sufficiently high rate of Interest. , "With two Republican electoral tickets In tfce field, it looks as though Tennessee can be safely put down in. the Bryan col umn. "Probably it was in order cot to be lost In the excitement, that Mr. Towne timed his withdrawal with Mr. Bryan's accept ance. Mr. Bryan appears to be contented with having got free silver into the plat form. He toas scarcely mentioned It since. Not only Death but the surgeon's knife loves a shining mark.The lord chief Justice of England has Just fallen a vic tim to a surgical operation. Miles wants to go to China but evi dently his reamrka about the "embalm ed beef" furnished to the army during the Cuban, campaign, have not been, for gotten. The superiority of the Kansas climate is hown in the fact that deaths from heat are being recorded throughout the east at a temperature much lower than that which is prevailing here. Having failed to drive the foreign min isters at Fekin out of their defenses, the Chinese are now trying to coax them out, probably that they may have an. op portunity to kill them. If the Cubans will watch the Neely case they w ill learn something about the workings of United States courts. They may also learn that the dealing out of justice is frequently made subservient to political exigencies. Seventy-eight million bushels of wheat at sixty cents per bushel would equal something like $40 per capita for the population of Kansas. Not a bad show ink when taken in connection with the many other marketable products of the tate. i . Perhaps the majority of newspaper readers has noticed that nearly all the cablegrams reaching the outside world from Pekin are undated. The cause of this may be known some day but at present nobody appears to be in a posi tion, to offer a satisfactory explanation. One of Topeka's greatest needs is mod ern apartment houses. The demand for flats and rooms for housekeeping near the business center is something extra ordinary. Capitalists and owners of in side vacant lots could hardly find a bet ter field for investment than the erection of modernized apartment buildings. Mr. Towne's retirement from the Pop ulist national ticket appears to have had little effect in the direction of an im proved situation. It Is alleged that the Minnesota man has been promised a cab inet position. That there are enough good places left to keep Marion Butler and other party leaders quiet seems doubt ful. Borne people seem to have no hesi tation in surrendering their principles, but hang on to a party name like the fcark to a tree. TRAIL OP THE PARTISAN. In the beat of the contest between the factions of the Republican party seek ing recognition by the way of election of their favorite for United States sen ator, Jealousies arise and It is easy to develop the system of claiming anything which tends to advance the interests of the candidate. Outside of Wyandotte county -where each faction charges the perpetration of fraud at all elections and primaries,the people of Kansas claim to have fair elections and honest counts, so the peo ple of the state are entitled to the truth concerning the standing of the various candidates. Only a few weeks ago a partisan engaged in active work for one of the candidates for this position caused a newspaper to change a tele gram received concerning the primary election and subsequent county conven tion so as to make the result appear ab solutely the reverse of what It really was. This particular gentleman pledged his 'sacred honor" that his information was correct. Men intentionally misrepresent mat ters to newspaper reporters and corre spondents and by pledging their "sacred honor" which oftentimes toas no more claim for respect than a "sacred ele phant," mislead the representative of the paper. Then the newspaper Is left to bear the burdens and the individual who furnishes the biased partisan facts escapes responsibility. The partisans who make a practice of furnishing "'news' items concerning the cause in which they are politically" in terested impose on the newspapers and then 'refuse to bear the odium. This is true in the dismissal of the steward at the Topeka asylum. Men made charges against the official- and when asked to substantiate them denied having men tioned the subject. So it goes through the web of politics. The representations have been pronounced Justifiable, be cause they have helped to secure political advantage. The people have a right to fairness and truthfulness in political as well as other matters, and some time the partisans in all political camps will understand that the people will have nothing but the truth to iwhicb. they are entitled. CASE OF ME. CAMPBELI I. P. Campbell, the Populist candi date for congress in the Seventh dis trict, has gone home, and he has given out reports that he was terribly mis used by newspaper reporters In To peka; that his interviews were garbled and he was misquoted. Mr. Campbell may be a very worthy gentleman, and he is an exceedingly amiable man, but why he . should try to shift his burdens to the shoulders of" an unofTending 'reporter it is difficult to understand. Mr. Campbell called at the State Journal office and was pleas antly received and welcomed. In reply to a cuestion concerning tha Seventh district he at once delivered an oration bristlir.g with vehement eloquence and fairly annihilated the men who had nominated the Democratic candidate in the Seventh district. Mr. Campbell was not misquoted, and there would have been no motive, in imputing to him sentiment's which he did not utter. He may have come to the State Journal office to make a friendly can, but his ready and positive utterances, when requested for a state ment concerning the Fusion situation in the Seventh district, indicated!" that he knew what he was going to say long before and that the real purpose of his visit was to give out the interview printed that day. The State Journal does not know that Mr. Campbell intended to give out a statement which would make the settle ment of the Fusion muddle in the Sev enth district nearly impossible; and it cannot tell why Mr. Campbell deliber ately gave out such an Interview, and afterwards made a foolish attempt to repudiate it. His conscience may be troubling him. He may wish to have the trouble in the Seventh district set tled, but his actions in Topeka did not indicate that he was at ail anxious to secure Democratic support. It is some times very difficult to understand poli ticians. ' NEGRO BOSSES IN POLITICS. Every right minded person in Shaw nee county deplores the political in fluence of men like Nick Chiles and Crook Wright who have made Shawnee county politics the laughing stock of the state. The influence of these men over the negro vote in Shawnee county, espe cially in Topeka which controls the county, is acknowledged by every local politician. There is hardly a political aspirant in this city who does not cater to this element because they know that to oppose it means defeat. Topeka needs a reform movement among its negro politicians. Wright is at present charged with highway robbery and by the grace of Air. Jetmore his trial was postponed till after the election and is out on bail, while Chiles was arrested last week for selling, liquor and it was proven yester day that liquor was sold in his place. It is known all over Kansas that there was a Joint in the basement of Chiles' place and there is little doubt that Chiles is the proprietor. Three different men say they have gone into this place and bought liquor and they have told the officers that they were afraid to testify against Chiles. They said thta the gang which fre quents the place was dangerous. That was their opinion and they probably formed it from glimpses of the negroes and their conversation while in the nest which is called a club room. The man who testified In police court certainly displayed remarkable nerve, knowing as he must the class of people who would be injured by his testimony. These men, Chiles and his gang, are against the en forcement of any law which interferes with their avocation. This is the class of men who control a large portion of the negro vote. Chiles himself is too smart to be caught selling liquor for he knows what it means to be In 'Jail. It is true there are many negroes in the city who do not approve of Chiles and his gang, but they can not deny that more men of their color are at his beck anS call than that of any other man of the negro race in Topeka,. His name is used to conjure with and his fame as a great politician is on the lips of a majority of his people. The party or politician who will use such means as Chiles and Wright to secure an end is little better than either .of them. The best people of both races should unite in cleaning out the politicians who cater to this element. So potent is Chiles' in fluence that the attorney general of the state has lent his aid to keep the negro boss out of Jail after he had been con victed by the district court. His excuse was that Chiles had reformed. SCHOOL HEATING PLANTS. The board of education has struggled for the past year with the question of heating plants In the school buildings. During the year a steam plant was put in for the two buildings at Clay school and proved a failure. A steam plant for the new Branner school failed 1o properly heat the building. The mot air plant at the High school has been finally condemned and will be rebuilt before the coming winter. Each of the three plants was put In by contract 1 after competitive bids had been called for. The plans and specifications were to be followed and the contractors' In each case agreed that the heating plants would be up to requirements. The plant at the High school original ly cost J5.000. To change the original plans of the building so as to allow the putting in of the plant was an ex pense of another $5,000 and in six years, the time the plant has been in opera tion, the repairs have cost $2,000, mak ing a total expenditure of (12,000, and -MUMMY jJ mm WSi'SSL (By J. G. Your Hair is gold, oh, maiden fair, And sweet your face to see. Your brow unvexed with passing; care Save as you pity me. You smile, as well becomes a bride, And linger, gazing here) My sightless eyes are opened wide, Unmoved by love or fear. And love, though older than the Nile, Remains forever young; Before yon pyramidal pile, Or Memnon's song was sung, Before old Karnak's stones were laid, Or Luxor's arches sprang, Before the Sphinx had cast a shade. Or Thebes its hammers rang, Were plighted vows and love lit souls That made the waste abloom; To be, at last, as time unrolls, But ashes in a tomb. By ancient shrines and templed ways That lie in ruins now, They filleted my braids with bays, And there God heard my vow. A golden serpent twined my arm, A bee in amber set And hooped with gold, a household charm Nor death makes me forget. The songs, the dance, my robes and crown, Yet thrill my finger tipst The kingly kiss as he bent down Still burns upon my lips. The barges on the stream at night, The music's rise and fall, The cadenced oars, the flame of light. The lotus blooms and all. Four thousand year3 ago and more The king made me his bride; But why repeat the story o'er We lived, we loved, we died. My shriveled lips are parched and dry, My baubles brown with rust, A withered heart, a sightless eye, For centuries are dust. I break the seals to say the word With fitful, failing breath, That love which once the heart has stirred, Is mightier than death. And you may weep or smile, my dear, Here by the river's flow, As you love now, the mummy here Loved age on age ago ! nothing to show for it at the end of six years. The plant at Clay school was built according to the specifications. The firm that received the contract com plained to the board that if the plans were followed the plant would not heat the building. The architect said it would. The plans were followed. The plant was pronounced by the architect to be up to the specifications and it was -BRIDE Waters.) accepted and paid for. The first day the thermometer went down a few de grees the building vaB cold. The plant was a botched up Job. The plant at the new Branner building was put in, pronounced all right by those in charge of the construction and was accepted and paid or, but when a cold wave came the eame cry was mads as at Clay that the building was cold. The law requires that when over $300 is to be expended that the board must contract the work. Competitive bids are called for. The bidders cut to the last cent in order to get the Job. It is certain that in this manner money Is saved on the original price, but experi ence, with the board of education at least, shows that in the end It is the most expensive way of doing business. If the board intends to do much more building it would pay to employ an in spector of buildings who understands what la expected of him. In the past inspectors have been employed who knew little or nothing about the work. A competent inspector at a large salary would save the tax-payers money if he acted conscientiously in his work. The board should take steps to insure better work for the city. The best of work la paid for and the best should be done. wma THE SHIRT WAIST MAN. The dally papers in the east have started an agitation in favor of the shirt waist man. A great deal has been heard during the past several years about the shirt waist girl, and she is a vision of comfort and loveliness, but the shirt waist man has been unknown. He might have been found on the farms and in ev ery field in Kansas,but nobody has given him any attention and when he invaded the city and attempted to enter hotels or restaurants or other public places, he was politely informed that he was not needed unless he would procure some ad ditional clothing. But New York has now placed its O. K. on the shirt waist man, and it may be taken as assured that he will hereafter play almost as much of a part In the fashion plates as his sister, the shirt waist girl. The poor man who travels up and down the hot, dusty streets, or Is cooped up in the close confines of office walls, has been compelled to swelter and per spire, while the young ladies have gone their way in comparative comfort. All this is to be changed now, and we may soon see in, fashionable hostelrtes and at polite functions, young men of society attired In cool and becoming costume. Without the addition of a warm, un sightly and useless covering called a coat, the lords of creation may be rea sonably comfortable during dog days even in Kansas. SUPPRESSTHEMASHER.'' One of the reforms that is badly need ed in Topeka, is the elimination of the so-called masher. That is, the "gentle man" masher, who stands on populous corners and ogles passing ladies and makes a nuisance of himself generally. There are several Bhinlng examples in this city and they are not all confined to the smooth faced young men. If these parasites only knew how silly their smirking and rolling of eyes made them appear in the minds of the passing women they would turn from their voca tion as quickly as a rat deserts a sink ing ship. There are many Topeka women who are much abashed by some brainless fop staring them in the face with sinister manner and often insulting remarks. And so great is their objection that they actually dread to pass certain points on Kansas avenue where loafers and "would-be dudes" congregate. New Orleans Is a city that is far behind the times in many respects, yet there they have a "move on" ordinance that the po lice are compelled to respect and men who show an Inclination to make them selves odious, find, like Othello, their oc cupation gone. This could be emulated In Topeka with profit. An ordinance to prohibit men, who have no respect for other people's sisters or relatives, from exhibiting insulting manners on the street would be greeted with cheer by the greater portion of the city's population. In absence of this needed legislation a stinging chastisement with a rawhide car ried by some young lady would earn her the gratitude of the community. The "masher" should be eliminated from Topeka street corners and public places. He is not wanted. HATLESS WOMAN INCHTJRCH. From the New Tork World. A Hackensack minister. Rev. Mr. Holley, roundly scolded the hatless wo men of his congregation on Sunday last. He sternly quoted St Paul's in junction against women appearing in churches with bare heads. "I beg our women members," he said, "to heed the gospel as St. Paul has written it." Here, of course, the pastor's tongue slipped, for none of the gospels are written by St. Paul. While the apostle's ideas of the cor rect thing in head-dress for women were doubtless suited to the people -to whom he addressed them, his authority on millinery and costumes for the American woman of A. D. 1900 is dis tinctly subject to "the higher criti cism." The Hackensack pastor is surely treading on delicate and doubtful ground. It is not in fact unlikely that if he reversed his position altogether and urged women to attend church not only without hate but also with the plainest end least costly of gowns and other wearing apparel, he would take the very best course to bring thousands of women to church who are now sel dom seen there because they cannot "dress up to It." The hatless girl now dominates out door life in the country and at the summer resorts. Bared female heads grace the opera and theatre. Why should women wear hats In church? GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. We often regret that the poor singers have so much ambition. Nearly all the people look worn out during the second week in August. When you attend a concert, it seems that every girl you know has a steady. Some girls think they are dressed up if they have a small waist and a bath towl bust. Some one aska what a house party Is. It is a party where the hostess has to worry about sheets as well as table cloths. One reason women enjoy company is that whan there is company at dinner, the husbands don't grumble if the meal doesn't suit them. When a rain begins to fall, every house keeper starts up as if she were shot to make a rush for an open window or to empty a clothesline. Orown up people are a good deal like the children who are beginning their an nual complaint that "school is beginning too early this year." We have never seen a queen bow to her Twentieth 1 Century Classics EVERY KANS AN interested in Kansas Litera ture, Kansas History, or Kansas Nature Study, should subscribe for the Twentieth Century Classics. Issued monthly, $1.00 per year, prepaid. The following numbers can be furnished now J. Ironquill Selections 96 pages. 2. James Henry Lane J28 44 3. Wyandotte Folk Lore . 120 44 4. Birds of Kansas 152 44 5. Kansas Poetry J28 " 6. Kansas Prose 152 7. Geological Story of Kansas,... 144 " 8. Territorial Governors of Kansas, J 44 The best writers of our State have teen engaged for future numbers. Send 10c for sample copy, prepaid Crane & TOPEKA, KAN. applauding subjects, but we have formed some idea of how she does it by seeing an amateur singer respond to an encore. "There are a great many happy faces here," said a sarcastic woman at an enter tainment recently, "but I notice that the happy ones are those who look as it they had the least sense." When a man gets down, he not only has the right, but it is his duty to get up as soon, as possible. No man should con sent to sprawl in the mud forever because he has accidentally fallen into it. It is the regret of an Atchison woman's life that she stopped having children when the thirteenth arrived: she says that if she and her husband ever get a divorce, an even number of children would be easier to divide. In running to a fire, a man becomes dis couraged in less than two blocks, but a woman runs till she reaches the front gate of a friend's house, when she realizes that she isn't dressed fit to be seen on the streets, and stays until dark. If a crowd of women go out together In the evening, they have soda water, pea nuts, popcorn and candy before they go home, and a lunch after they get there. All of which enables the physicians to put rubber tires on their carriages. If lovers do anything that, is amusing, don't restrain a desire to laugh through a fear of hurting their feelings. Throw your head back and haw haw: they may hear you in the next block, but the lovers two feet away will not hear you. POINTED PARAGRAPHS From the Chicago News. Hearts oft agree when wise heads differ. Bad habits should be cut off in their in fancy. Better the end of a feast than the be ginning of a fray. It's an ill wind that can't find anything to blow about. An old bachelor says that a prude is a coquette gone to seed. If you are out in a driving; storm don't attempt to hold the rains. A farmer gathers what he sows while a seamstress sews what she gathers. Poets may be born, but ordinary mortals areborn babies and have to grow up. "Woman is a conundrum that man can't guess, but he is unwilling to give her up. A hypocrite is a man who pretends to be what he can't with the accent on the cant. A woman should have her will while she lives, for she seldom leaves one after her demise. Any woman has a perfect right to look in a milliner's window and wish she had a wealthy husband. BOOK JSOTES. Our Presidents, and How we (Make Them." By Col. A. K. McClure. 8vo. Illustrated. New Tork: Harper & Brothers. $2. During the time of which Colonel Mc Clure writes he was personally acquaint ed with many of the presidential candi dates and had been in personal contact with every national convention. Much of his information will serve as pertinent footnotes to a political history of the United States, if such a volume is ever to be written. He shows the inside work ings of the various campaigns, hitherto unpublished, even through newspaper gossip, and he reveals the fundamental motives of many famous political quar rels and ruptures between Individuals, factions, and even parties. The volume contains a separate acount of the elec tion of each president, the conditions on which it turned, and the salient features of the campaign, exhaustive estimates of the candidates, and other leading, poli ticians, the platforms of parties since they began to be formulated, and the votes by which the elections were de termined. In the light of the coming presidential campaign this volume will prove most interesting as well as instruc tive summer reading. ... "Robert Toumay." By William Sage. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50. 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Mr. Grant has been before the public a considerable time, and at one period of his career it was thought that he had written himself out. But he has of late disproved this with great success. His later novels show that he has been a keen student of social conditions in this coun try, and that he possesses the grasp to seize the salient characteristics of our peo ple and the graphic skill to set them forth in fiction. In "Unleavened Bread" he deals boldly and vigorously with certain social conditions peculiar to modern life, and outlines the career of a woman of am bition. The volume has three main di visions, "The Emancipation." "The Strug gle," and "The Success." The reader will find that the last division has a satirical note, reflecting, as it does, the point of view of a clever and ambitious woman when her aims have been achieved. The book belongs to the problem class, and will cause discussion. . . , "Dorothy Marlow; or, A Heritage of Peril." By A. W. Marchmont. Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co. Dorothy Marlow. or, as the young per son calls herself. "Dessie" Merrlon, springs from a very questionable stock. Her father was a forger, and her sister given over to bad ways. The romance is of the detective character. Dessle, when taking her place In a railroad carriage, has accidentally exchanged traveling bags with a woman and discovers hidden In a piece of tobacco three rubies of great size and beauty. There ha3 been a robbery. The young girl, who has come to London so as to hide her unfortunate family con nections, meets the Count of Montalt, who is engaged to the rich widow, rora Mark ham. Dessie at once recognizes in the Count the man she has seen arrested at Birmingham. The young woman having adopted the profession of journalism, and being engaged, too, to a young lawyer In a criminal practice, they make It very un comfortable for the man who had stolen the rubles. Finally, after many trials, the bad man meets his doom. ... 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