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Lunch Counter in Connection. 1 OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Half Block From Postoffice. All Cars Pass tke Oxford. week Sunday Dinners 25c Fifth Avenue Hotel Topeka, Kansas. A. T. PIGG, Proprietor. CENTRALLY LOCATED. $1.25 per day. Across Street From Postoffice. THE TWO CANDIDATES. " The Chicago Record prints the following dissertation upon the two candidates as an editorial leader. It says: Mr. Bryan's extraordinary popularity with the masses of his followers is now universally acknowledged. The sources of this popularity, though less clear, are of Drofound significance, being only in part personal. In fact, it seems to be this man's fortune to embody a fresh demo cratic impulse, to be the leader of a new democratic movement. Mr. Bryan, after a congressional career of great promise but of too short dura tion to make him popularly known, re ceived his first presidential nomination un der circumstances and upon a platform which produced Intense alarm among the conservative classes of the country. In deed, his dramatic nomination was a bold challenge to all that regarded itself pe culiarly conservative in American life. Then followed a remarkable political cam paign. The Republican party, having chosen to take advantage of the adverse conditions under which Mr. Cleveland's administra tion had attempted tariff reform, was pre pared to make an aggressive campaign for a new McKinley tariff. To this end the protected interests had procured the nomination of that candidate whose name stood for their single purpose. His record In favor of all forms of cheap money, in cluding his then recent denunciation of Mr. Cleveland for "striking down silver" In forcing the repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman act, apparently dis qualified him to stand as the champion of the gold standard. Until within a few months no Republican leader, at least in the west, had dared to advocate the single gold standard. Such were the conditions that made Mr. Bryan's nomination on a radical platform one of the most dramatic Incidents in American politics. A political revolution followed. The Democratic administration, backed by many party leaders, remained true to its financial record. Mr. Hanna hastily re formed his lines, occupied the financial position which Mr. Cleveland had taken for his party, and prepared for a defensive campaign. Mr. McKinley revised his financial views to stand as best he might as the. champion of the gold standard. The press of the country to an unprece dented extent united in hl3 support. Cor porations and individuals poured cam paign funds Into the Republican treasury. In a word, those who control the accumu lated wealth of the country united as never before in defense of what they re gard a-s the very essence of public order. That thev won is less remarkable than that their victory was not more sweeping. The candidate against whom these pow erful forces united, supported mainly by political amateurs, conducted a campaign of great vigor and received more ttan 46 per cent, of the total vote. Pausing onlv to write an account of the "First Battle," the very title of which was a call to his supporters and a challenge to his opponents. Mr. Bryan renewed the con test. Those who had ascribed his prest ige to a single speech were now to see that the campaign of 1816 was to him but an opportunity. For nearly four years he has spoken In all parts of the land to vast audiences with a frankness and sin ceritv that have convinced the country of his Integrity of purpose. That Mr. Bryan has character, elo quence and a winning personality is not sufficient to explain his extraordinary hold upon the masses of his followers. His leadership of his party is everywhere unquestioned. No other party leader of our time has been the object of such in tense devotion. With many of his fol lowers it amounts almost to fanatical personal loyalty. The explanation of Mr. Bryan s popu larity must be sought in a cause which lies - deeper than any particular political issue. That cause is to be found in a growing belief among the people that their government is slioping away from them into the control of powerful specinl interests. In their view, the tariff is the mother of trusts: imperialism Is a costly crusade for political and commercial spoils: the government itself is a citadel of special privilege. They see in the com mercialism that has debauehed our mu nicipal, state and national governments the sufficient cause of our political ills. Mr. Brvan peculiarly represents the forces that seek to overthrow those who have tried to turn the flag Into a "commercial asset." His admirers wish to destroy the influences that stand between the people and their government. He represents a rising tide of democracy, in kind like those of 1800 and 1828. One need not regard without apprehension all that such a movement involves to see in it much that Is good. "Whether it is now to succeed or fail this movement embodies the true democratic spirit. Herein lies the source of his popularity. In this he has found his inspiration. That the Crokers of the Democratic party bend to the storm shows its strength and also reveals Its weakness. If emotion will win, how can it save itself and the government from the snares of the bosses, who are not rhapsodlsts. but, on the contrary, are al ways watching to take advantage, by cold calculation, of the unselfish impulses of others? Mr. McKInlev, with a personality less marked and less insistent than that of Mr. Bryan, yet stands for a certain well defined set of political ideas. He Is not an originator. He has come to represent the various things he stands for by rea son of the natural pressure of events and his availability as a handler of legislative levers and jack-screws. He first came be fore the public prominently as the author of a tariff schedule designed to benefit American employers and employes by shielding them from foreign competition. The idea of piling up riches for the nation within the custom house gates was the one with which he entered public life. It was his first love and he has been true to it ever since. In his speeches of today, as in his speches In congress, the ra diant promise of prosperity Is the key note. . , The McKInlev tariff law made him fa mous, and so long as the tariff was the leading issue he necessarily held a con spicuous position among the Republicans eligible for the presidency. It was be cause of his work as the evangel of the tariff that he wns still the foremost man in his party at the time of the St. Louis convention. But at St. louis the rising importance of a new problrm pushed him a step forward to another issue. He be came the advocate c' the si lgle gold stan dard, turning his baclc on his former financial views and pledging himself unreservedly to that policy. Scarcely had he been elected ere still another Vtuestion of national policy came into being, and again destiny took him in hand. At a time when prosperity was already re turning, a victorious war blazed the way for freh achievements. From the outset, in short, Mr. McKinley has been a cautious and intelligent fol lower rather than a leader of public sen timent. For him that sentiment is re flected in the opinions of his most trusted party friends and the substantial business men who put their faith in his conserva tism. No doubt it was because he mis took the sentiments of his partisan ad visers for those of the people that he made bis disastrous inroad on civil service reformS and it was due to a like confu sion, perhaps, that he was made to wabble so painfully on the Porto Rican question. He is a man of tentative purposes and convictions. He Is determined to be right especially if to be right is to insure pub lic favor. Tet for all that he has made himself an essentially "safe" man. and part of the prosperity of the time at least in commercial circles may be ascribed to this belief in his "safeness" a conviction that except where party pol icy has made his way clear the adminis tration will be checked by any signs of serious dissatisfaction or disturbance of trade and commerce. With a strong vein of sentimental feel ing for his country, its flag and its prest ige. It is not surprising that he should haw been attracted by the glamour of its supposed imperial destiny. This, with his susceptibility to the suggestions and encouragements of ardent party men and leaders of commercial enterprises. has caused many to think that he has taken the presidency a step farther away from the people than it ever was before. While he shapes his administration in the light of popular opinion as he sees it. his at titude at times is rather that of the be nevolent despot than the agent of the p-jpular will. In his view this will be noue the less a republic because it has an imperious central government and some of the trappings of empire. This nation has grown in power and the world ha-s been marvelous. But is the prestige under the resent administra tion. Its advance in the large affairs of pace safe? Is the footing sure? The peo ple are to decide, and on their decision de pends the result of the contest for the presidency. THE OSPREY'S NEST. TFrom Forest and Stream. The genius displayed by fishhawks In nest building time Is often wonderful, leading persons to suspect that the me chanical calculations of the bird are equal to those of the average .human being. The hawks frequent forests and groves fringing the waters of Narragansett Bay to obtain material for building new nests and repairing old ones. Rotten limb3 of trees high over one's head are heard snap ping and cracking. Thi3 snapping of sfc'cks Is caused by fishhawks. Mechanically they examine and break off the limbs by sheer force, something that is unique in the character of birds. A hawk flying about wheels short on Its wings, having selected a de cayed stick that is suitable, on some oak tree. Something after the fashion of tent pegging the hawk charges past and just above the bough. Just as he Is pass ing the limb, with great dexterity he hooks his claws upon It, and without stopr ping in his flight, and with wings flapping furiously enough, bang goes the report of the breaking of the rotten limb, and triumphantly the feathered wonder car ries to the nest the stick, sometimes four inches in diameter and four and one-half feet long. Although as a rule the birds break off the limbs at the first attempt, they have been seen to try the operation on the same stick two and three times before being successful. In case the stick Is not broken off the first time, they do not loose their hold, but unceasingly flap their broad wings in the air, exhausting every measure toward accomplishing their purpose. Ordinarily their bodies are not so heavy as to cause one to suspect that they could breaS off "v.ch stout pieces of boughs, but the momentum carried in their flight as they hook on to the limb without stop ping almost Invariably causes their ef forts to be crowned with success. The loud snapping noise of the breaking of tree branches by the hawks would lead a person not accustomed to their habits to suppose that an elephant was running amuck through the forest. Of about four feet In width and of a compact structure the nests can with stand the fury of severe storms. The fabric is so woven and bound crisscross fashion hat cases have been '-nown of the ties', remaining intact even after the wind felled the tree or pole and threw the nest violently to the ground. A se vere storm blew down a flshhawk's nest at Warren a year ago, leavng the nest bottom up. It was dscovered several days later wth three young dead birds inside. Being imprisoned they had died of hunger. Boss of the Camp Drew the Line. tFrom the Lewlston Journal.l The boss of the lumber camp refilled his pipe and lighted it. "Yes," said he, "I drew the line on that. We had a man die in camp this winter. He lived just over the boundary. Nice feller he was, too thrifty and all that. Every one liked him. Sorry to have him go. But after he was gone we did -the best we knew how. Fixed the body up and sent two of the men out with it. "He had bought a new pair of boots at the wongan camp two weeks before he died, and we thought it would be only right to put those boots on. So we did. The men started away and came back In three days. One of the men was wearin' them new boots. The other fel ler gave it away. Said that just before they got to the house with the deceased the critter pulled them boots. off the corpse and swapped. Other feller didn't like it and said so. But the critter al lowed that he had had some talk with the corpse about swappln a few days before he died. Corpse had allowed that the new boots hurt his corns and said that a pair that had been broken in would do better. Critter said that he couldn't bear to think of deceased bein' buried in a pair of boots that hurt his feet. He said that he should wake up in the night, suttin, and think about the thing. "Wal. course there was somethln In what he said, but, as there warn't no way of gettin' at the deceased's side of the matter, I concluded that I wouldn't let that trade stand. There's a good many things that go in this camp all right, but dickerln' with dead men ain't one of 'em. I draw the line right there, and draw it -'harp. I made that feller send them boots back. The deceased has still got the crit er's old ones. The feller had to go to the wongan and get some new ones. And that's so much more for the company and a commission for me. "Twarn't bad, all around. When the feller got to jawin' about the thing I told him he could still have the comfort of knowin' that de ceased wasn't wearin' tight boots." A SAKAI BELLE. tFrom Blackwood's Magaalne.l She was a beauty among her own peo ple black fuzzy hair, light brown skin, large dark eyes, and a mouth which was large but beautifully shaped. Sprays of a flower rather like white lilac were in her hair, and the holes In her ears were kept open by little round bits of wood. Tethered to her wrist by six Inches of fibre was the peace offering that she brought, a green woodpecker, which lay ccoking dismally on the floor beside her. She wore the upper garment I have al ready described, bringing it round upon her lap as she sat down, out of the fold of which, as a young kangaroo from its mother's pouch, there peered the round face of Pati, a little boy of one or two, staring through his elfin locks at the strangers. His mother rolled him a cig arette, a tiny roll of tobacco wrapped in a bit of dry nipah-palm leaf, and some times he puffed at it and anon he took the breast. Once before I had seen a tame Sakai woman suckling a kitten, but this struck me as more peculiar still. if iV3 J 7- r- jit' 'i t )YRUP'FlGS Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. JZvsertts in tlie most acceptehfefbm the Jax-atj're principles of plants Anojfn to act most Lcieficialy: TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS - BUY THE CENU1NE MANF'D. BY CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCQ SAM FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE KY. . NEW YORK, RX for sss by druggists price SO per bottfo nWWWWO Ul. . II!., l'WWJ!'l!.WYWJ W til ft(sj HUMOR OF THE DAY. Paying the Freight. Johnny "Paw, when a man expresses an opinion, can he collect express charges on it?" Paw "He can if he ia a lawyer." Baltimore American. The Philadelphlan "Isn't the nrud on this street a trifle deep?" Chicagoan (proudly) "Deep? It is the deepest mud on any paved street in the world!" In dianapolis Press. Invalid (to sympathizing caller) "My dear, I have lost nearly all my hair." Literal Child "I know where it is,mam ma; I saw it in your dressing-table drawer." Harper's Bazar. "Papa," said Benny Beechwood, "what Is the highest position in the army?" "The command of the balloon brigade," replied Mr. Beechwood promptly. Pitts burg Chronice-Telegrapn. Chestnuts "No, mamma," we replied, "we shall not pull your chestnuts out of the fire!" ,'Tlien I shan't laugh at an other one of your ambassador's chest nuts!" exclaimed Britain hotly. Detroit Journal. "De man dat's dissatisfied an' shows it by workin," " said Uncle Eben, "kin be credited wid hones' ambition; but de man dat shows it by talkln' aint nufnn' but a plain kicker." Washington Star. His Chirography. "Isn't the armless wonder original?" "In what?" "Why, when he gave me his autograph, he wanted to know if I didn't think he wrote a handsome foot." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Taking the Census. Jones "Great Scott! has that man been in an explosion or a railroad wreck?" Brown "Neither. He's a census enumerator who showed up a smaller population in his town than it had ten years ago." Detroit Free Press. A Double Distinction. Cassldy "Who are yez going to name him after?" Kel ly "Well, we're going to name him Pat rick! Partly after St. Patrick, who drove all the shnakes from Oireland; and part ly after Pat Connolly, who drove all the Republicans out av th' Sixth ward!" Puck. Farewell. Great Actor "I propose making a farewell tour of the provinces. What play would you advise?" Critic "Much Adieu About Nothing." Detroit Journal. A Chicago woman is reported to have fallen eight stories without sustaining any serious injuries. It is suspected that somebody in Chicago has added a story to the building. Boston Tran script. Another Passe Attraction. "Just heard from my family. They were at the Paris fair last week." "Eh! The Paris fair! IB that still going on?" Cleveland Plain Dealer. I .'-mr' h y. She "How many years have we been acquainted?" He "I don't know exactly a great many." She "I feel already as if I had known you two or three days at the seashore." Harper's Bazar. His Usual Trip "What is meant by a Sabbath-day's journey?" asked the Sunday school teacher. "From our house to grandpapa's and back," replied Freddie Kosdick, who knew where his family took dinner every Sunday. Chi cago NeNws. More Reason to Exterminate Him. Watts "Still, you must concede that the Chinaman minds his own business only." Potts "Of course. He is notor ious for that. It Is only another evi dence of his lack of real humanity." Indianapolis Press. Cheering Him Up. Mr. Newlywed "I saw your old lover on the street today, looking awfully blue." Mrs. Newlywed "I hope you tried to cheer him up." Mr. Newlywed "Oh, yes. I showed him my buttonless shirt and that new tie you bought me." Judge. Hia Time Would Come. Rupert "You speak slightingly of my affection now, but de time will come when you will laud me to de skies." Angeline "An' when'll dat be?" Rupert "When you marry some poor slob and begin giving him a earache about de fancy guys you might have married if you hadn't been so foolish." Puck. A Queer Person. Farmer Hornbeak "Uncle Lyman Swank is the strangest old man I ever seen!" Farmer Haw buck "JJow's that Ezry?" Farmer Hornbeak "Why, no matter what kind of a story ye tell him, it never reminds him of anything!" Puck. Mr. Flyhigh "Of course, you're well acquainted with the country roumj about here. Do you know GlenAccron?" Native "Aye, weel." Mr. Flyhigh- (who has, just bought the estate) "What sort of a place is it, in your opinion?" Native "Well, if ye saw the de'il teth ered on't, ye'd just say, 'Puir brute.' " Glasgow Evening Times. Safe. "Well, sir," remarked the ob servant passenger after watching the conductor collect eight fares and ring up five, "you need never be afraid of being struck by lightning." "Why not?" asked the trusted employe. "Be cause," replied the observant passen ger, "it is evident you are not a good conductor." Philadelphia Press. The Outward Signs. The passenger in the sleeping car, awakened by the stopping of the train, pushed aside the blind and looked out. " 'Blitz & Schlatz,' 'Kumpff & Donnerwetter,' 'Schligel & Knopff,' 'Leopold Schwart zenheimer,' " he said, reading the busi ness signs that met his eye. "Well, I see we've got t Milwaukee." Chicago Tribune. Flank Movement. "Say," said the man with the hobo appearance, "could you put something in the paper for me?" "What ia it?" asked the easiest man on the force. "Well, let's see. You might make It a cheese sandwich, half a cold chicken, an' a quart of beer. If you don't feel like the trouble of wrap pin' all them things In the paper, jis' gimme the price an' I'll tend to it me self." Indianapolis Press. His Assets. "Yassir," said the colored citizen, with a wave of his hand toward the cabin. "I's done broke. I reckon's I's whut dey calls a 'bankrup'. What are your assets?" Lemme see. Dar's me an' de three boys, an' " "You misunderstand; your assets are What you have hopes of realizing money on." "Dat's what I'se gettin' to. My assets ain' nuffln' but fo votes an' a mule." Washington Star. Deacon We don't employ a regular pastor, but get different preachers to preach C. O. D. sermons for us. Visitor C. O. D. sermons? What kind are they? Deacon Collect on delivery. Detroit Free Press. "Look here, sir!" exclaimed the maiden lady. "I want you to take back that parrot you sold me. I find that it swears very badly." "Well, madam," replied the dealer, "it's a very young bird; it'll learn to swear more perfect when it's a bit older." Philadelphia Press. AT TOPEKA, FRIDAY, AUG. 17. THE GREATEST, GRANDEST, AND THE BEST OF Africa's Big Tented Enterprises ! Three Rings; Half Mile Race Track; 1,000 Features; 100 Phonomenal Acta; 25 Clowns; 20 Hurricane Races; 4 Trains; 10 Acres Canvas; 10,000 seats; 1,500 Employes; 6 Bands; 50 Cages; Droves of Camels; 15 Open Densj Herds of Elephants; $4,000.00 Daily Expenses. Circus, Museum, Menagerie, and Royal Roman Hippodrome, CAPITAL, $3,000,000. The Greatest Performers in the known world are with the Great Wallace Shows this season, including the THE SEVEN STIRKS Bicycle and Skating Experts. THE TEN DELLAME ADS Statuary Artists. MLLE NOBADA FRENCH Mysterious Globs 10 PRINCIPAL MALE AND FEMALE EQUESTRIANS JQ THE LIVINGSTONS Aerial Bar Extraordinary. LEON AND PERFORMING PIGS. THE SISTERS VORTEX Triple Revolving Trapeze. ATTD CTDFE"P DAD A fit1 At 10 a. m. Daily, i the finest ever put UUfl Dlilulll AiillliUu on the streets. A Sunburst of Splen dor. A Triumph of Art, Money and Good Taste, with Lavish Luxury of Spectacular Effect, and Greatest Professional Features Conceivable. Excursions Hun on Every Line of Travel. No Gambling Devices Tolerate!. NEVER DIVIDES. NEVES DISAPPOINTS. GAS AT COST. IT CON 135 K Xdjff h "It lias justly won its laurels." SoupsJ Fish, Game, Hot and Cold Meats, etc., are given a Lea THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE OB IMITATIONS. The Oldest Medical College in Kansas. Kansas Medical College. DR. JOHN E. MINNEY. Dean. TOPEKA, KANSAS. is Ei k m fi It i STOV NECTI0NS. t Ave ansas most delicious navor by using 8l Perrsns' SAUCE Thit slnatura U on cvonr bottI JOHJf DUKCAN'S SONS, Agents, Kew Torfc m SEPT. 11, 1903. The session will begin Sept. 11, 1900, continuing twenty-six weeks. Men and women are admitted on equal terms and privileges. The College has unsurpassed clinical and teaching facilities, thereby com manding unusual advantages for obtaining a thorough, practical medical education. Classes permit of thorough per sonal individual instruction. The College is a member of the Associa tion of American Medical Colleges. For Catalogue and Information address the Secretary, DR. R. S. MAOEE. Topeka. Kas. ' -'