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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, August 11, 1900, LAST EDITION, Editorial Section, Image 9

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Miss Fleishman Entertains For
Jliss Rebecca Kodgers.
Six O'CIock Dinner Served in
Five Courses.
Literary Ladies of Topeka Pre
paring For Next Season.
Notes of a Social and Personal
Miss Katherine Fleishman entertained
the members of the Progressive Grande
club and a few of Miss Rodgers" par
ticular friends In her honor Friday
evening at her home on Van Buren
street. The young ladies were invited
for six o'clock dinner and the young
men Joined them later.
In the center of the table was a high
cut glass vase of brilliant nasturtiums
combined with feathery green foliage.
Dinner was served in five courses.
After the young men joined them a
short time was spent in playing sixty
three. The ladies' prize was a pretty
picture and the man's a book. Several
musical numbers added to the pleasure
of the evening. The latter part of the
evening was spent on the cool veranda
which was furnished with rugs.eushions
and easy chairs. Refreshments were
served late in the evening.
The guests invited for the affair were,
Miss Rebecca Rodgers, Miss Kthel Jltr
win. Miss Blanche Bear, Miss Marcia
Spivey, Miss Agnes Gunther.Miss Louise
Kellam, Miss Kdith Ciuibur, Miss Anna
Harrison, Miss Lulu Ewart, Miss Hila
Hinckley, Miss Bessie Bates, Miss Caliia
Cuttell, Mr. Bert Garvin.Mr. Scott Lord,
Mr. Harmon Gibbs, Mr. Roland Medli
cott, Mr. Phil lailey, Mr. Harry Gavltt,
Mr. Will Tinker, Mr. Paul Roehr, Mr.
Merle King, Mr. Clark Dail.ey, Mr. Geo.
Fleishman, Mr. Paul Palmer and Mr.
Dave Gossett.
Club Notes.
Mrs. Willis Norton has presented to
the art committee of the city federation
a beautiful copy of one of Rosa Bon
heur's famous pictures.
The Cosmos Club.
One of the few literary clubs which
continues its meetings during the sum
er is the Cosmos. The regular meeting
was held Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
J. M. Wallace at her home on Topeka
avenue, with thirteen members present.
The regular lesson on Alexander the
Great occupied most of the afternoon.
Music by Mrs. H. D. Davis and Mrs.
L. Larsh was much enjoyed. The hos
tess served refreshments and the club
adjourned not to meet again until the
first Thursday In September.
Club Party Next Week.
A called meeting of the West Side
Reading Circle was ' held Tht sday
morning at the home of Mrs. Walter
Bates at which time it was decided that
the club members would give a porch
party nextTuesday evening at the home
of Mrs. Walter Bates. The husbands of
the members will be the guests of the
The West Side Year Book.
The West Side Reading Circle has Is
sued its course of study for the ensuing
year in a dainty little pale pink cover
lettered in silver and tied with white
ribbons. At the top of the first page is
the club motto, ' Coveting the Best
Gifts." and at the bottom is a list of
"Don'ts" for club women, which were
Buggested by Mrs. Frederick Hauger,
president of the Arkansas federation.
The officers of the club are: President,
Mrs. W. L. Bates; vice president, Mrs.
Clement Smith: secretary, Mrs. C. A.
Fellows; treasurer, Mrs. W. W. Cook.
The club has sixteen active members
and four honorary members.
The first meeting of the club in the
fall will be held September 11. at the
home of Mrs. W. A. Myers. The pro
gramme for the ensuing year is a mis
cellaneous one, but more space seems to
be devoted to art than to any other sub
ject. The la Tempora Club.
The InTempora club was pleasantly
entertained Tuesday afternoon by Mrs.
Norman Keller complimentary to her
Bister, Miss Myrtle Coyle of D-'S Moines,
Iowa. Papers were read by Mrs. F. P.
Lindsay and Mrs. E. B. Good. The club
members decided that they would give
a picnic at Garfield park September 7.
A Pleasant Picnic.
The people in the neighborhood of
Monroe and Paramore stretts en joyed a
picnic at Garfield park Thursday. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. William
Downie and son. Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Summers' and daughter, Mrs. Fink and
daughters. Mrs. Cameron Downie and
children. Mrs. John West and children,
airs. Johnson and children. Mrs Grow
and son, Mrs. Spangler, Mrs. Ross Mrs.
St. Marys, Mrs. Frederick Dauber.' Mrs.
Lewis Glenn. Mrs. Hendrlckson, Miss
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to see them and get prices.
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Minnie Eoten. Miss Lucinda Hodges.
Miss Carrie Summers, Miss Ella Dau
ber, Miss Laura Dauber, Mr. Ona Boten
and Mr. Tom Summers.
Continued on Page 5.
Brief Review of Important Local and
General Happenings.
Battle of Peitsang fought between the
allied armies and the Chinese. Chinese
forced to retreat. Loss of the allies, in
cluding wounded. 1,200.
Fourteenth t'nited States infantry ar
rives at Tien Tsin.
Chili's counsul at Oooruro,Bolivia,mur
dered. Anarchists and police fight In the
streets of Chicago. Twenty-five persons
hurt, and Lucy Parsons arrested.
General Miles applies for service in
Masked robbers hold up the Union Pa
cific train at Hugo, Col., and rob the
Democrats carry Alabama at the state
election by a plurality of 75,000.
British forces capture Harrismith In
South Africa.
Big fire sweeps over Yellowstone Na
tional park.
Steel trust decides to close all fur
naces September 1st.
Battery O leaves Fort Riley for China.
Twenty-eight million dollars of Brit
ish government bonds bought in Amer
Another message received from Minis
ter Conger at Pekin.
Empress Dowager of China orders her
generals to retake Tien Tsin and Taku.
Formal notification of Bryan and
Stevenson takes place at Indianapolis.
Chae. A. Towne withdraws from the
national Populist ticket.
United States government Issues an
imperative note to China.
Chinese flood the country in front of
the allied armies.
Burial of the late King Humbert of
Italy takes place in Rome.
Tang Sung captured by the allied
armies, with a loss to the Americans of
Two hundred residents of Armenia
massacred by the Kurds.
Rev. Chas. M. Sheldon arrives in New
lork o"n his return from Europe.
Populist national executive committee
meets to take action on the withdrawal
of Chas. A. Towne.
British garrison at Elands river cap-
turea py tne Boers.
Chinese government instructs Li Hung
cnang to open negotiations for peace.
Russian and Japanese forces reported
to oe marcmng on .fekln from the north.
Another message from Minister Con
ger reaches ashington.
Baron Russell, lord chief Justice of
.tngiana, cues.
Plot to make Lord Roberts a prisoner,
discovered in Pretoria.
Eugene V. Debs formally accepts nom
ination for president.
Extradition of Chas. F. "W. Neely Is
made impossible before October.
Striking street car men in St. Loui3
arrange to build a car line of their own.
Tennessee Republicans nominate two
state ana electoral tickets.
Texas Democrats meet In state con
vention ana renominate Sayera for" gov
J. V. Dykes, Populist nominee for
congress m thvSixth district, an
nounces that he has given up attempt
to erceei a lusion on congressman.
Topeka's fashinoable family club.
known as the E m wood, is considering
a proposition to disband because of the
small memoership.
Ex-Governor Lewelline'. who has been
affiliating with the Socialists, decides
to support the Fusion state ticket.
Major J. D. Remington, the Baker
candidate, is nominated for the legisla
ture by the Republicans of Miami
county after a very exciting contest.
Joseph Rapley, known as "Topeka
Joe, notorious safe cracker, was cap
tured in Portland, Oregon, and taken to
v irginia to answer for his crime.
John Sutherin resigns as a member of
the Shawnee county Republican central
cimmittee, because he cannot support
The Santa Fe places an order foi two
hundred ballast cars to be used la the
work of reducing grades.
Governor Stanley decides to sustain
the quarantine apainst tuberculoj a of
cattle, rrarte by the Live Stock Sani
tary commission.
Canadian millers making lage Im
portations cf Kansas wheat for ve
Board of education decides to rebuild
the heating plants at Clay school and
the High school.
Topeka school tensus shows a total
of 11,527 school children in tha city.
W. E. Winner announces that his
project to build an electric line between
Kansas City and Topeka has not been
Tax levy for Shawnee county Is fixed
at 13.1 mills by the county commission
ers. The levy last year was 14 mills.
City council repudiates its action,
making State Journal the official paper,
and gives the city printing to the Cap
ital. Farmers' trust is organized In Topeka
and $15,000 la subscribed to complete the
E. L. Shaffer, steward of the Topeka
insane asylum is summarily dismissed.
It is charged that he neglected his duty.
Bank Commissioner Breidenthal takes
charge of the Mutual Building & Loan
association of Topeka,
Deeds for the Parsons asj-lum site
filed with the secretary of state.
Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New
Tork pays $22,000 to settle its share of
the Hillmon claim.
Report that General Manager H. U.
Mudge of the Santa Fe is to be made
vice president of the Memphis received
in Topeka and denied by Mr. Mudge.
Steward Thomas Hayes of the Osa
watomie insane asylum resigns.
Wm. Pigsley, Rock Island brakeman,
has both feet crushed off in a. collision
in North Topeka.
Santa Fe stores great quantities of
coal to avert a possible shortage of fuel.
Police raid wholesale liquor house of
Frank Raynor and capture a car load of
beer and other liquors.
Superintendent Elliott announces that
the Topeka auditorium will not be com
pleted before September 15.
Sophie Harding, a young woman,
takes laudanum with suicidal intent.
Her life was saved by a physician.
Dr. Michael N. Regent, and other offi
cers of the Knights and Ladies of Se
curity in Chicago are convicted of
fraud in palming off bogus corpses for
deceased members. -
Secretary F. D. Coburn Issues a crop
bulletin, showing that the wheat crop
for this year amounted to 78,081.000 bush
els. The acreage was 4,268,704. and the
average yield per acre was 18.27 bushels.
He announces that corn shows an indi
cation of about half a crop ' of 56 per
W. P. McClure, a Republican old sol
dier, who claims to have introduced Gov.
Stanley in Kansas politics, announces
that he will oot'support him for reelec
tion. E. R. Bartlett is appointed right of
way agent of the Santa Fe to succeed
the late Capt. C. B. Kilmer.
Rear Admiral Hichborn Writes
of Naral Situation.
Greatest War Ship .Force in
World in Chinese Waters.
Japanese and Russians Come
Next in the List.
The Opposing Force on Water
is Insignificant.
There is now assembled in Chinese
waters the greatest aggregation of
naval force, excepting the naval parade
at the Queen's Jubilee, that the world
has ever seen, and a comparison of the
elements which compose this force will
doubtless prove interesting, says Rear
Admiral Philip Hichborn of the U.
navy in today's issue of Collier's weekly.
The most powerful of these is the Brit
ish fleet, which includes two first-class
battleships, the Centurion and Barfleur,
sister ships of 10,500 tons, having a
speed of 18 knots per hour. The
Goliath, which sailed from Gibraltar
June 12, will soon Join them. The lat
ter is of 12,950 tons and has a rated
speed of 18Vi knots per hour. The
armored cruisers Aurora, Undaunted
and Orlando, of 5.600 tons and a speed
of 18 knots per hour; the first class pro
tected cruiser Terrible, of 14,200 tons
displacement and speed of 22 2-5 knots
per hour, with a coal capacity of 3,000
tons, giving her a large radius of action;
the Argonaut, of 11,000 tons displace
ment and a speed of 20 knots per hour,
and the Endymion, of 7,350 tons, with a
speed of 20 knots per hour; the second
class protected cruisers Bonaventure
and Hermione, of 4,360 tons, with a
Chief Constructor, U. S. Navy.
speed of 19 knots; the Dido and Isis,
of 6,600 tons, with 20 knots speed, and
the Iphigenia and Pique, of 3,600 tons,
with 19 knots speed. All of these larger
ships, with the exception of the Goliath
and Endymion, are sheathed with wjod
and coppered and therefore capabe of
much better service than unsheathed
ships of their class. For smaller vessels
the British have the third-class cruiser
Brisk, the sloops Daphne, Algerine,
Phoenix and Rosario; the gunboats
Swift, Rattler, Linnet, Plover, Pigmy,
Redpole, Peacock, Firebrand, Esk and
Tweed; the Wyvern, an armored coast
defence vessel ;the torpedo boat destroy -ers
Handy, Hart, Otter, Fame, Janus
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and Whiting; six torpedo boats; the
despatch vessel Alacrity, and six special
service vessels. This, it will be seen,
constitutes a fleet of fifty ships, fifteen
of which are above 3,600 tons displace
ment and eight of them armored.
The Russian and Japanese fleets are,
nearly evenly matched, but proximity
to its base gives the latter nation con
siderable superiority. Its entire, navy
list may be reckoned, and this includes
the Asahl, Shikishima and Fuji, three of
the most powerful of modern battle
ships, of 15,200, 14,850 and 12,320 tons re
spectively; the armored cruisers Asama
and Tokiwa, sister ships of 9.750 tons.
and the Chin-Yen and Ping-It uen-tio,
two of the most powerful ships In the
late Chinese navy, which were captured
bv Japan during her late war with
China. This does not include three
first-class battleships and the same
number of first-class armored cruisers
which are still unfinished In European
shipyards, nor several obsolete armored
ships. Besides these the Japanese have
fleet of twenty-nine cruisers ana gun-.
boats, not counting unfinished or obso
lete ships, ranging in displacement from
4.277 tons to 650 tons, giving them an
effective force of seven armored and
twenty-nine unarmored ships.
The Russian fleet includes seven
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If you are thinking of buying anything at all in the way of Fur
niture, Carpets, Flattings, Rugs, Curtains, etc., do not fail to see his
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armored ships and forty-one cruisers,
g-unboats, torpedo boats and transports.
The Petropavloosk of 10,960 tons, the
Navarin of 10,206 tons, the Rossia of
12,130 tons, the Rurik of 10,923 tons, the
Lisoi Veliky of 8,880 tons, the "Vladimir
Monomach of 6,061 tons, and the Dmitri
Donskoi of 5,882 tons are the armored
ships, the two latter being sheathed and
coppered. Besides these they have two
armored gunboats, three cruisers, five
gunboats, two torpedo boats, ten of the
latter being small and for harbor de
fence only. They have, also, five trans
ports and two ice-breakers.
Our own fleet ranks next, and Includes
the Oregon, Brooklyn, Monterey, New
ark, Yorktown, Nashville, Castine,
Princeton, Don Juan de Austria,
Monocacy, Solace, Iris and Zafiro. Be
sides these we have in Philippine wa
ters, the Baltimore, Bennington, Con
cord, Helena, Marietta, Wheeling, Mon
adnock. New Orleans, Petrel, Isla de
Cuba, Isla de Luzon, and sixteen gun
boats and supply ships. Of those in Chl-
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The "Hai-Tien", Most Powerful Cruiser in
nese waters the most important are the
Oregon and Brooklyn. They are almost
too well known to our public to need
description, but a few facts about them
may be- restated. Perhaps no more
powerful fighting ship exists than the
Oregon, though her 10,300 tons seems
small compared with the 15,000 tons dis
placement of more recent battleships.
With her four 13-inch, eight 8-inch and
four 6-inch guns, well protected, and
eighteen inches of solid armor over the
water-line, her offensive and defensive
powers are unsurpassed. Her recent
grounding did little injury, and she. is
nowindockatKure receiving temporary
repairs which will make her thoroughly
serviceable. The Brooklyn, Admiral
Schley's flagship at Santiago, is an
armored cruiser of 9.251 tons displace
ment and 18,769 indicated horse-power,
giving her a speed of 21 9-10 knots per
hour. She carries eight 8-inch guns in
four turrets and twelve 5-inch rapid fire
guns in broadside, besides twenty
smaller machine guns. The Monterey
is the latest finishsd of our monitors,
of 4,084 tons, carrying two 12-inch and
two 10-inch guns in turrets and thir
teen machine guns from 6-pounders
down. The Newark is a protected
cruiser of 4,098 tons, the Yorktown,
Nashville, Castine, Princeton and Don
Juan de Austria, the latter captured at
any other store in Kansas.
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the battle of Manila, are small cruisers
or gunboats ranging in displacement
from 1,000 to 1,700 tons. The Monocacy
is a side-wheel steamer, suitable only
for river service; the Solace is a hos
pital ship, and the Iris and Zafiro are
supply ships.
The French have the armored cruiser
Amiral Charner, of 4,792 tons, en route,
and the cruisers D'Entrecasteaux of
8.114 tons, Jean Bart of 4,109 tons, Des
cartes of 3,990 tons, Pascal of 4,015 tons,
Eclaireur of 1,769 tons, and Vauban of
6,208 tons on the station, with the cruis
ers Guichen of 3,277 tons and Friant of
3,739 tons en route. They have, also,
four gunboats and one transport.
Germany has the cruiser Kaiserin
Augusta of 6,331 tons, the Irene of 4,440
tons, the Hertha of 5,650 tons, the
Hansa of 5,900 tons, and the Gefion of
4,027 tons, all of these but the Hertha
being sheathed and coppered; while the
first-class sheathed armored cruiser
Furst Bismarck of 10,650 tons is en
Chinese Navy.
route. They have, also, three gunboats.
The other vessels on the station are
the Austrian Zent, a torpedo crusier of
2.250 tons; the Italian cruisers Elba and
Calabria of 2,730 tons and 2,442 tons re
spectively, and the Portuguese gunboat
Zaire of 580 tons.
It will be seen from these figures that
there are now in Chinese waters or en
route, not counting our fleet In the
Philippines, one hundred and seventy
four ships of war, many of them the
most powerful modern ships, divided
as to nationalities as follows:
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Japan 7 29
Ru-sia 7 41
United Ftates 3 10 .
Frarce 1 I3
Germany 1 8
Austria, Italy, Portugal 4 -
No such naval force was ever before
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brought together In foreign waters.
The Chinese navy of today does not
include any armored vessels, all of their
former ships of this class having been
destroyed or captured. during the
Chino-Japanese war. The two most im
portant ships in the list are the Hai
Tien and Hai-Chi, launched in England
In 1897 and 1898 respectively. They are
sister ships of 4,300 tons, designed for
extreme high speed, being rated at 24
krots, with 17,000 horse-power, but hav
ing a very limited radius of action.
Tne two 8-inch guns are protected by
six inches of armor and they have a 6
inch armored deck. Their remaining
battery consists of ten 4.7-lncb guns,
twelve 3-pounders and five above
water torpedo tubes. Next to these
come the Hal-Shew, Hal-Yung and
Hai-Shen, launched In Germany in 1897
and 186f;, cruisers of 2,950 tons dis
placement, with a rated speed of 20 7-10
knots per hour. They are fitted with a
P-inch armored deck and 2-inch gun
shields. The battery consists of three
6-inch, eight 4-inch guns and six ma
chine guns, and three submerged tor
pedo tubes. Besides these five ships
the only vessel they have built since the
war with Japan is the Caj-Ying- of 2,200
tons -and 2,400 horse-po.wer, carrying
two 8-inch and eight 4.7-inch guns and
tu torpedo tube, an enormous battery
for her size. She was. launched in Eng
land in 1895. China's older ships include
eight small cruisers and one torpedo
gunboat, ranging in size from 1,000 to
2 500 tons, and in date of construction
from 1882 to 1894. Two torpedo gun
boats of high speed are under construc
tion at Foochow.
TION. It will be seen from the above that
for any sea fighting China Is insignifi
cant and that its entire fleet is less than
the available force of any one of the
great powers now in Chinese waters.
Three of these powers the United
States, England and Japan are on rec
ord as opposing the dismemberment of
China. The combined fleets of these
three will include eighteen armored
ships and, eighty-one cruisers, gunboats,
torpedo boats and transports. The uni
ted force of all other nations would
comprise nine armored ships and stxty
six cruisers, gunboats, torpedo boats
and transports. The force that is
pledged to the maintenance of the in
tegrity of China is practically double
that of all possible opposition, and in
ternational peace seems likely to be
maintained a new and powerful illus
tration of the wisdom of the saying that
peace is reserved by readness for war.
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tending settlers, homeseekers, hunting
These cars are run on the Union Pa
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fornia and Oregon points, and are fit
ted up complete with mattresses, cur
tains, blankets, pillows, etc., requiring
nothing to be furnished by the pas
sengers. Uniformed porters are in
charge of these cars, who are required
to keep them in good order, and look
after the wants and comforts of pas
sengers. . These cars are new. of mod
ern pattern, and are nearly as conveni
ent and comfortable as first-class Pal
ace Sleepers.
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