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suburbs, or at the fame price In any Kan
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Trade may follow the flas, but not so
the liberty of the press.
Everybody with a grudge against
England seems to be preparing to take
It out now.
The present campaign will go down
in history as the first in which, canned
oratory was introduced.
Having lost Senator Stewart, Colonel
Bryan may feel called upon to do &
little extra campaigning.
In average percentage, of Increase in
population, eastern cities apparently
lead those of the west, to Judge by the
returns already in.
The present campaign gives indica
tions of becoming a go-as-you-please
affair, in which every man will do bis
' own paramounting.
The frequency with which Count von
Waldersee gets into print indicates that
he has secured the services of an ex
perienced press agent.
The campaign orator who cannot se
cure listeners can resort to the phono
graph. It can't get away, and must
take In all he says.
There are indications that Great Brit
ain may soon find herself at war with
as large portion of the world as that
which is pitted against China.
The vacuum made by our recent ex
ports of gold to England has already
been nearly filled by the arrival of $6,
000,000 of the yellow metal from Au
stralia. New York's regular summer murder
mystery was a little late in arriving,
but it got there, and the metropolitan
journals are working it for all It is
The size of the crowd which turned
out to hear the State Journal prise
fight bulletins last week furnishes a
pointer to the politicians. They should
advertise their meetings under a fight
Washington Poet: Evidence of Kan
sas prosperity continues to pile up. A
New York safe manufacturer says his
firm has sold more safes in Kansas the
past year than in any other state in
the union. People don't buy safes to
accentuate their poverty.
The trial, conviction and sentence of
Peck, the Akron negro, all of which
occurred within a few minutes, shows
how rapidly the courts can act when
they try. If such speedy proceedings
were the rule instead of the exception,
there would be fewer lynchings.
The exports of builders hardware,
saws and tools during the fiscal year
1900 were the largest in the history of
our export trade, being $9,646,017, against
$7,842,372 in 1899, $6,627,466 in 1897, and
$5,509,188 in 1896, prior to which year the
exports In this line had never aggre
gated so much as $5,000,000. In exports
of sewing machines, typewriters, elec
trical and other intricate machinery
there are also gratifying increases. Com
paring the export figures of the fiscal
year just ended with those of 1S98 and
1S99, it is found that sewing machines
increased from $3,136,364 in 1898 and $3,
264,344 in 1899 to $4,540,843 in 1900; elec
trical machinery, from $2,052,564 in 1898
and $2,736,110 In 1899 to $4,328,917 in 1900;
locomotive engines, from $3,883,719 in
1S98 to $5,592,403 in 1900. typewriters, from
$1,902,153 in 1S98 to $2,697,544 in 1900;
metal-working machinery, from $4,618,
6S3 in 1898 to $7,193,390 in 1900; and all
other machinery, from $13,336,930 in 1S98
to $21,913,202.
While our chief market for machinery
Is still to be found in European coun
tries, an increasing proportion is being
Bold in the far east, especially in British
Australasia, Japan and India. In 1898
our exports of builders' hardware and
tools to British Australasia amounted
to $S77,635; in 1900 they aggregated $1,325, -793;
in 1898 our exports in this Una to
Japan were $76,500. while in 1900 they
were $106,25L Our exports of typewriters
to British Australasia in 1898 amounted
to $60,039, while in the fiscal year 1900
they were $101,002; to Japan the exports
of typewriters In 1898 amounted to but
$4,220; in 1S99 they had increased to $7,
262. and in 190 to $16,579. of which sum
$2,211 were exported during the month of
June alone, thus forecasting in some de
gree the possibilities of future develop
ment in this article of export. Com
menting upon the increase in exports of
typewriters, a prominent American
manufacturer is quoted by the New York
Commercial as saying;
"The demand for American typewriters
was never greater, and our machines
are pretty good globe-trotters. We have
Just made a shipment to Puntas, Arenas,
on the Straits of Magellan, at the ex
treme southern point of South America,
and another lot of typewriters has been
sent north to Vladivostoek, Russia, for
the use of the imperial government.
Many of the missionaries and foreign
business men in China use our machines,
and nearly every American regiment in
the Philippines has from three to five
machines; and as business Increases at
Manila under American auspices, there
will be a big demand for typewriters.
The typewriter has become well nigh
universal in Its use, and is found in
all the large business houses in the prin
cipal cities, of the world, and its key
board represents nearly all languages.
The exceptions are the Japanese and
Chinese. As their characters are up
right and composed of many hundred
figures or signs it seems practically im
possible to produce them on the type
writer's keyboard."
From the Atchison Globe.
When a woman goes after a man, she
finally gets him, if she has the power.
It Is only in novels that men ask women-
to marry them, and meet with a
When a man loses his money, his sky
has silver lining enough, if his wife can
cook well enough to keep boarders.
Do women entertain good opinions of
other women? A man can always flatter
a woman by telling her she is different"
from other women.
A reporter was discharged today for
handing in this item: "Put up plum
preserves now; you will need them in
the fall, to disguise the taste of qui
nine." When a friend tells you that if ever
you need a favor, he hopes you will
call on him, you can cause him to fall
out of his chair by asking a favor on
the spot.
It is said that there Is such a hot
love affair in progress on Utah avenue
that the young man in the case did not
go home for supper recently, and his
mother took his supper to him at his
steady's house.
A new phase in a late grief develops
that the wronged wife was fanned back
to consciousness by the woman who had
wronged her, and who kept assuring the
w ronged woman that she was a True
Any man who can work a circus, and
keep the money in town that would oth
erwise go out of town, is entitled to the
public thanks. Nobody expects the truth
in circus literature. One of the delights
of a eircds is the difference between the
reality and the promises on the hills,
A few years ago, an Atchison man
married a girl, and she was not satis
fied with his work. He quit his job, to
oblige her. His new job did not pan out
very well, and now he is not doing any
thing, and she doesn't like that, either.
In the marriage service, a woman prom
ises to help, not to pull back.
From the Chicago News.
A man never values a turkey for its
Carpenters are like circumstances
when they alter cases.
Much that passes for wit owes Its
humor to its absurdity.
A new dress lasts a long time after It
has been worn out.
A pair of scissors divides by uniting
and unites by dividing.
The worst enemy of labor Is a work
ingman who will not work.
As a rule hard luck never associates
with prudence and industry.
A girl probably want3 to give a man
the slip when she gives him an icy
If wishes were horses beggars would
growl because they were not automo
biles. The savage who wears a coat of paint
doesn't scold his wife because of a miss
ing button.
A man is in luck If he lends a friend
an umbrella and Uvea long enough to
get it back.
Many a man boasts of hia ancestors
whose ancestors would be ashamed to
admit he belonged to the family.
The man who suddenly came in con
tact with a goat did not have to consult
a dictionary to find out what abutment.
The average man spends a lot of time
criticising the work of others that he
would better spend in prosecuting ibis
From the Philadelphia Record.
Room for Improvement The school
Nell "He's rather fast, isn't he?"
Belle "Yes; about everything except
settling his bills."
The easy-going father with a lot of
daughters usually finds that his house
hold is miss-managed.
Blobbs Tve always thought I should
like to be a collector." Slobba "So
should I, of rents."
A Tioga woman went into a res
taurant the other day and ordered
"Mephlstophelian crabs."
Hoax "Wigwag is going to take his
gun with him to Niagara Falls." Joax
"To shoot the rapids, I suppose."
Muggins "Wigwag says you allow
your wife to buy your neckties." Bug
ging "Well, why not? She wears "em."
When it comes to a question of law the
tailor has his share of suits, and the
brewer always has a lot of cases on
hand. '
When a city man goes to the country
for rest and quiet It seems to him that
one little cricket can make more noise
than a trolley car.
"Is there a tan yard around here any
where, my boy?" asked the stranger.
"Naw," replied the boy; "dadi always
licks us in the woodshed."
Scribbler "I hedr Spacerates was
overcome by the heat the other day."
Scrawler "Yes; he was assigned to
write a two-column article on 'How to
Keep Cool," and have It up in an hour
and a half."
Tommy "Pop. w-hat's the difference
between conceit and self-esteem?" Tom
my's Pop "Self-esteem, my boy, is a
quality which we possess ourselves,
while conceit is a quality possessed by
other people."
A Small Tornado.
Neosho Falls, Aug. 27. A tornado
struck Northcott, a small village in the
south end of Anderson county, Kan.,
Saturday, and destroyed several build
ings, among which was the village
church, which was completely wrecked,
and a large hay barn belonging to F. H.
Childs. The church, which was a new
structure, was completely demolished,
but the organ was left sitting In its
usual place, untouched.
Via "Great Hock Island Route."
Leaveu Topeka 8:10 p. m.. arriving
Colorado Springs ,10:35, Denver 11:00
o'clock; next a, m,
"Hypnotic Influence is something we
hear a great deal of but it is seldom
that one has a chance to witness an ex
hibition of the real thing," remarked a
gentleman who had just returned from a
trip to Mexico and was chatting with a
few friends at the National. "Every one
has read of the Hindoos who are credi
ted with having great power in this re
spect and many weird and unearthly
tales have been, told and a number of
books have been written which have for
their foundation this strange power. Of.
course we are all acquainted with the
traveling fakir who goes about with his
mesmerism and 'second sight show and
we know that it is a fake pure and sim
ple. I saw an exhibition in Mexico,
however, that went away beyond any
thing of the kind I had ever seen before.
I have read of stranger things but I
have never witnessed anything that
would compare with it. A friend of
mine took me with him to see the en
tertainment. It was in a private house
and was given in the interest of science
and not for money. The operator, or
hypnotist, had a number of subjects who
seemed to be very susceptible and he
made them do all sorts of queer and
amusing pranks. One man he put to
sleeo and made so rierid that four men
stood on his body while it was supported
under the shoulders and heels by chairs.
He ran a hat pin through the man's
cheeks and wrists. This wa3 done to Il
lustrate the anesthetic possibilities of
hypnotism. He seated himself cross
legged upon a rug and invited any one
who desired to look in his eyes, each one
thinking how sleepy he or she was. He
kept up a peculiar swaying motion of the
body and in a short time half a dozen
people in the room were sleeping peace
fully. He awakened them by speaking
sharply and snapping his fingers and in
some cases shaking the sleeper. I did not
look in his eyes for I was afraid I would
get sleepy and something not on the pro
gramme would happen to me. I don't
pretend to understand a thing concern
ing hypnotism or its uses and abuses,
but it strikes me that it is a dangerous
thing to play with. I know that if I
should ever allow myself to be hypno
tized I would never again have confi
dence in myself and I think it certainly
must be trying to the nervous system."
A young attorney of Emporia, who
was in Topeka told the following story
on W. N. Smelser, another attorney of
that place, who was elected police judge
several years ago: "During the time
Smelser was police judge a young man
was brought before him on the charge of
gambling. The evidence was conclusive
and the judge imposed a fine which was
promptly paid by the young sport who
had plenty of money. That evening the
young man who had been arrested met
the judge on the street and they got into
conversation. That case is settled,
judge, and I don't bear you any hard
feeling because you did exactly what
your duty as judge called you to dp,
but I want to explain the circumstances
to you. I don't want you to think I am
an easy mark for the police, or that I
haven't enough sense to let go when an
officer of the law tells me to, but this
case looks like it and so I want to ex
plain. You see the police told us if we
didn't stop playing and break up the
game he would run us in. We were Just
starting with a jack pot when he came
back to the table and made his talk. I
had an ace, three kings and a queen be
fore the draw. I discarded the ace and
queen and caught another king. The oth
er fellows had good hands and they kept
raising me and tried to bluff me out. If
we quit the game I would have no show
for that jackpot and I tsayed with them.
Now, I want to know what you would
have done under the circumstances?"
'Do!' exclaimed Smelser, 'I would have
stayed and stayed torever. Why in the
world didn't you produce that evidence
in court T "
m m m
"There is no business so dangerous as
that of the aeronaut and yet it is sel
dom that one is met .with who is will
ing to admit that he considers his voca
tion more dangerous than a. dozen oth
ers he can mention," said a gentleman
at the Fifth Avenue, who was for sev
eral years conencted with the show
business. "I was talking with a bal
loonist who was connected with the
same show that I was traveling with
one day as we were standing on a
depot platform waiting for a train. A
freight train passed and a brakeman
was running along on the top of the
box cars. 'I never see those men, tak
ing that terrible risk without shiver
ing,' said the aeronaut. 'I consider that
theirs is the most dangerous business in
the world. How they manage to keep
their feet is something I can't under
stand.' This same man had made hun
dreds of ascensions and had never had
an accident and I suppose he really
thought his business was not danger
ous. At any rate, he talked that way
and his actions proved hi3 statements.
One time he was making an ascension
in a town in Ohio and he was with
this same show. The ascension was
made in the morning from a vacant lot
a short distance from the show grounds
and nearby was a church. When the
ropes were released the balloon did not
rise very high but drifted towards the
church and it looked as though the
areonaut would strike the steeple, as he
was going straight for it. As the bal
loon drifted it raised and he came in
contact with the top of the steeple. He
told me afterward that he could have
avoided it by swinging a little, but it
presented a good opportunity to create
a sensation, and, as no good showman
will allow such an opportunity to slip,
he threw his arm around the steeple
and let go of the bar to which he was
swinging. There was a cross piece at
the top of the steeple and he got his
legs over that and had a very com
fortable seat. He always carried a ball
of heavy silk thred for Just such emer
gencies and was not in the least wor
ried about getting down. Of course he
yelled and motioned and made all sorts
of demonstrations for help, but that
was done for effect and in a short time
there was an enormous crowd collected
around the church. The people were
excited and expected to see him lose his
hold and fall to the ground. No one
could devise a way of helping hint down
from his perch, although the sug
gestions that were made would fill a
book. The minister, who presided at
the church, was among the crowd of
spectators, and suddenly he mounted
the steps, held up his hands and the
crowd stood in silence while he prayed.
The man on the steeple could not see
the preacher, but he noticed the silence
and saw the men in the crowd bare
their heads and suspected what was
taking place. He thought the thing had
gone far enough, so he lowered his silk
and a showman who was waiting
promptly tied it to a rope, which he
pulled up and fastened. It was the
work of a minute to descend by the
rope. When he alighted he thanked the
people for their interest in his welfare
and started for his balloon, which had
dropped to the earth a short distance
from the grounds."
Tor Infants and Children.
Tiia Kind Yea Hare Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
City House-warming to Give Way to
Municipal League.
The city of Topeka, or rather, the
city officers of Topeka will entertain the
Municipal League in December, and for
this reason the house-warming with
which it was intended to dedicate the
new city offices may be postponed,
though there is no reason It should be.
The Municipal League is composed of
the city officers of the cities of the first
class in Kansas, and the membership
also includes the county officers of the
counties in which the cities are located.
The county officers take very little in
terest, however, but the city officers at
tend the meetings and take a great deal
of Interest. The last meeting of the
League was in Kansas City and at that
meeting it was decided to hold the
next meeting in Topeka, the officers of
this city having promised to have a
suitame nan in which to receive tnem.
The object of the organization is to
urge laws that will benefit the cities.
A committee will be appointed by May
or Drew, who is the president of the
League, and this committee will meet
here before the regular meeting of the
League. They will recommend such
legislation a3 they think is needed and
the League will use its influence with
the legislature to secure its passage.
One question that is interesting the
cities is regarding parks, as they all
have little strips of land that should
be beautified, but under the present
laws they are restricted in appropriat
ing money for that purpose. Another
question is the cutting of weeds by the
city. Mayor Ross of Wichita, is anxious
to have the legislature pass a law which
will allow the city to charge the ex
pense of cutting weed3 along the street
to the owners of the property in front
of which the weeds are allowed to grow.
At present the city has to pay for this.
There are a great many other matters
which will come before the meeting.
"King of Poles" Loses His Life in His
Own Ice House.
Chicago, 'Aug. 27. A' special to the
Tribune from Detroit, Mich., says:
Joseph Kronke, a butcher in the Polish
district, known as the "king of Poles,"
a power in local politics, was accidental
ly killed in his ice house at the rear of
his store. Accompanied by an employe,
Frank Haas, Kronke went into the ice
house early this morning. They had
barely begun to chop when huge chunks
of ice came tumbling down upon them.
The floor gave way and the two were
thrown into the space below. Haas, who
is slim, managed to squeeze out between
the ice blocks after an hour's exertion,
but he was chilled and numbed with the
cold. Rescuers worked for two hours
before Kronke's body was taken out.
There were no external marks of injury,
and it is believed he froze to death.
Eclipsing All Others to Be Built in
Chicago, Aug. 27. A temple that will
rival any other in the world is to be
built in Chicago if plans now under
consideration by the various Methodist
church officials in this city are matured
and executed. The edifice will be the
home of the consolidated churches under
institutional rule, and, if reports prove
correct, the presiding ecclesiastic will be
Dr. Camden M. Cobern, of Denver.
Dr. Cobern, who is pastor of Trinity
church in the Colorado city, was inter
viewed in Denver, but would say nothing
beyond asserting that the matter had
not reached a point where he could talk.
Presiding Elder Jackson said:
"I will not say that Dr. Cobern has
been approached in regard to the insti
tutional church pastorate. I can say
little about the plan.' At present we are
somewhat in the dark as regards what
we can do. We have too much money
to obtain to talk now."
The Basis of Organization of a New
Steamship Line.
New oYrk, Aug. 27. H. S. Fleming,
secretary of the Anthracite Coal Opera
tors' association, will sail today for
Europe. Mr. Fleming made a tour of
Europe two years ago to investigate the
possibilities of increasing the export
anthracite coal business of the United
States. It la understood the present trip
is to arrange additional facilities for
caixying both anthracite and bituminous
coal across the ocean and for handling
it when it arrives at the various Medi
terranean ports. There is reason to be
lieve that the organization of a new
transportation company is contemplated
for the express purpose of carrying large
quantities of coal to Europe.
Mr. Fleming, it is understood, has se
cured bids for the construction and
equipment of new ocean-going steam
ships of large capacity.both from Amer
ican shipbuilding companies and from
companies in England, Belgium and
Lehigh Valley Road Will No Longer
Carry Peanut Venders.
New York, Aug. 27. Passengers 'on
Lthigh Valley trains will not be able
to purchase newspapers, fruit, candy,
etc., on trains after September 1, as it
has been decided to abolish the custom
of carrying newsboys on trains. Many
complaints have been made about the
manner in which the boys peddle their
goods, and it is believed that they are
more of a nuisance than an advantage
to passengers.
New Through Train to Portland and
Puget Sound.
The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex
press," a new daily through train
from Grand Island for Northwest Ne
braska, Black Hills, Wyoming, Mon
tana, Washington. Tacoma, Seattle,
Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon, via
Billings, Montana tne short line and
time saver to the Upper Northwest. To
Central Montana in 34 hours; to the
Puget Sound in 61 hours from the Mis
souri river. Through coaches and chair
cars, through tourist sleepers, through
dining car service and standard sleep
ers. This is the main traveled road Mis
souri river to the Northwest.
Number 15, Kansas City and St
Joseph to Nebraska, Denver, Colorado,
Utah, Pacific Coast and the Northwest,
Montana. Washington. Oregon, via Lin
coln and Billings. Weekly California
Number 23, "Nebraska-Colorado Ex
press." from Hastings for Nebraska,
Colorado, Utah, and Pacific Coast.
To the East: Chicago and St. Louis,
greatly improved trains in time and
To the North: Best trains daily to
Omaha, St. Paul, Minneapolis and the
Lake region. J. C. BRA M HALL,
T. P. A., 823 Main St., Kansas City. Mo.
Genl Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Mo.
Gen'I Manager. St. Joseph. Mo.
Mr. C. G. Sholes. superintendent of tele
graph of the Santa Fe, left this afternoon
for a trip over the Santa Fe Une3 as far
west as Albuquerque.
S. Webber is Looking for a Location
for a Factory.
. Mr. S. Webber of Menominee, Michi
gan, is in the city today. Mr. Webber
is the maker of the Webber shoes.
Mr. Webber is visiting a number of
western cities in the hope of finding a
location where a plant for the manu
facture of the shoes may be erected.
Among the cities he has in mind are
Sioux City, Omaha, St. Joseph, Kansas
City, Topeka and Ottumwa, la.
Two- thirds of the trade which this
shoe firm has is in the states of Kansas,
Nebraska and Missouri. The plant which
supplies this trade is in Menominee,
Mich., and the enormous freight rates
charged on shipments of goods to the
customers in this section of the country
makes it advisable to establish a fac
tory in the center of the trade territory.
Mr. Webber wants no bonus to locate.
He makes the following proposition: Let
a company of Topeka men incorporate
and either rent or build a plant and Mr.
Webber will give them the privilege of
making the Webber seamless shoe and
he will make his money by taking a
certain percent of the profits.
Mr. Webber states that the trade
which would accrue to a factory in this
section of the country would , keep a
plant with a capacity of 600 pairs of
shoes dally, busy. A plant of this size
would employ about 130 men with a
weekly pay roll of about $1,000.
Mr. Webber has been in correspon
dence with Major Anderson in regard to
the matter, but owing to Mr. Anderson's
absence from the city this week he took
the matter up with D. J. Greenwald and
P. I. Bonebrake.
They were in consultation together
about this matter the greater part of the
day. It is stated that it is quite likely
that the Commercial club will interest
itself in the affair and that a company
will be formed to carry out Mr. Web
ber's plans. Two weeks" time is given
to decide the question.
A Lyndon man after reading the an
nouncement in the State Journal that
this move was about to be made im
mediately telegraphed Mr. Webber that
Lyndon would like to secure the plant
and that they could probably raise a
bonus sufficient to induce him to locate
Will Be Seen in Topeka Three Nights
The Falk & Veronee company will
continue its engagement at the Craw
ford until Wednesday night of this
week. The company did not have this
week booked, and Manager Crawford
induced the management to fill Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday nigbtst
Tonight "In Mizzouri" will be put on
for the second time, and several new
specialties will be introduced by Baby
Lund and others. The rule governing
the admittance of ladies free when ac
companied by persons holding paid 30
cent tickets will not hold good tonight
as it did on the opening of the com
pany's engagement here a week ago.
A good audience saw the company in
"Wicked London" at the Crawford the
ater Saturday night. The performance
was a disappointment compared with
the previous performances of the com
pany. Mr. H. W. Mitchell was ill, and
unfortunately gave the audience the
impression that he was intoxicated.
The performance of "Little Lord
Fauntleroy" Saturday afternoon pre
sented the best work the company has
done so far in this city. It gave Baby
Lund the opportunity to demonstrate
her wonderful versatility.
John A. West deserves especial men
tion, for his specialty is much above
the average given uy so-caiiea mono
logue artists. His specialty is worth
seeing. Mr. Jules liusei is also an ex
cellent entertainer.
Following the engagement of the
Falk & Veronee organization, "The
Hottest Coon in Dixie" will be at the
Crawford theater for a matinee and
evening performance Saturday.
Charles Lawson's Ungentlemanly Con
duct Got Him Into Trouble.
The case against Charles Lawson was
set for trial in the city court this after
noon. Clara Vansclever was the complaining
witness. During a night that Lawson
was painting the town a crimson hue
he stopped at the woman's place and
according to her story and the looks of
her face he treated her In a very un
gentlemanly manner. She had him ar
rested on the charge of assault. This
morning Lawson had the Vansciever
woman arrested by the police on the
charge of selling liquor. She denied the
charge but said that Lawson's brother
was guilty of selling liquor.
' Iron Ore Handlers Strike.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 27. All of the Iron
ore handlers, employed on the Erie rail
way docks in this city .about 600 in num
ber, went on strike today as a result of
the refusal of the owners of the steamer
Simon J. Murphy to allow a claim for
extra compensations for unloading a wet
cargo of or. At a meeting of the ore
handlers today it was decided that if a
settlement was not promptly reached at
the Erie, a strike would be ordered on
the Cleveland & Pittsburg railway
docks. Should this be done about 1.400
men in all would become affected by the
movement. '
Only as King of Sardinia.
New York, Aug. 25. A special cable
dispatch to the Journal from Rome says
a circular note irom tne Vatican nas
been sent to all Catholic governments
declaring that the pope renounces none
of the papal rights over the Rome pro-.
vinces and that until Italy recognizes
the Holy See the pope will recognize the
new king only as king or Sardinia.
Shot While Picking Plums.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 27. Miss Zeilinski,
aged 18, daughter of Jacob Zeilinski, of
Ashton, Neb., was instantly killed yes
terday while picking plums in a thicket
by John Schroll, a lad of 18 years who
saw something moving in the bushes
and fired, striking her in the heart. He
surrendered to the sheriff.
Paying Price, McCormick Sc Co. Debts
New York, Aug. 27. The Metropoli
tan Trust company began paying a divi
dend of 50 per cent in cash today on be
half of the readjustment committee to
all of creditors of Price, McCormick &
Co., who have filed their claims. The
first dividend to be paid by the trust
company will be in excess of one million
Barton Man Named.
The Republican primaries in Gove
county resulted in the nomination of J.
K. Jones, a Burton man. Mr. Jones
had a majority of four votes over the
Baker candidate. Mr. Jones lives at
Grinnell. The primaries were held Sat
urday, but reports of the complete re
turns were not received until today.
Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo
$19.00 for the Round Trip.
Tickets on sale August 21, Sep
tember 4 and 18, final return limit Oc
tober 31 - ' T
Topeka Boy in Europe Who Did Not
j; ouow the Beaten Path.
Frank Forbes, the Topeka boy who
has Just returned from Europe did not
follow the usual plan of the tourist. He
did France on his bicycle and stopped
at out of the way places never heard of
in guide books. He was nearly arrested
" iio.iLy a a. suspicious cnaracter,
almost mobbed in Italv hwaiisf. h re
fused to be held up by a cab man and
stopped at farm houses where an Ameri
can was a greater curiosity than an
Mr. Forbes secured 350 nhninera nha
the films of which are now undergoing
development. He had a most enjoyable
time for three months and is now able
to write a book on the subject. "How to
Spend Three Months in Europe for $500."
He was accompanied by .Wm. Rey-
uuius oi jiay center.
Three Brick Bnildings Blown
Down and Opera House
St. Louis, Aug. 27. A special to the
Post Dispatch from Sedalla, Mo., says:
A storm bordering closely on a torna
do, raged here at noon today. Three
brick buildings on Main street were
blown down, Woods' opera house was
practically unroofed and dozens of
smaller buildings damaged.
Thousands of shade trees were broken
and torn up by the roots. Street car
traffic was suspended and telegraphic
and telephone comunication was inter
fered with. There was a terrific fall of
rain and the water in some of the
streets ran up to the door steps of a
number of residences. There were but
few accidents.
Nearly All Porto Rican Silver Has
Been Exchanged.
Washington, Aug. Z7. Mr. James A.
Sample, chief of the division office, treas
ury department, who was one of the
special agents sent to Porto Rico by the
secretary to make the exchange of
United States money for Porto Rican
silver coin has returned to the city and
reports that of the original sum of $6,
000,000 in Porto Rican silver supposed to
have been in circulation on the island
all but about $700,000 has been exchanged
and arrangements have been perfected
by which facilities for the exchange
will continue for an mdenntte penoa.
In an interview today, Mr. Sample said
that business through the Island was
fairly prosperous with good porspects
for the future. The .sugar cane crop
Is said to be very good, and the coffee
crop above the average.
Five Thousand Pythian Knights
Sleep at Milwaukee.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 27. "Camp Pin
gree." as the Knights of Pythias mili
tary camp Is officially designated was in
full swing today, although Major Gen
eral Carnahan did not take charge offi
cially until evening. Five thousand men
Blept on the tented ueld last night and
new arrivals were reporting all day. Su
preme Chancellor Sample, head of the
Pythian order said the attendance, while
large, will not be nearly as large as it
would have been had not the national G.
A. R. encampment at Chicago been held
at the same time. '
Mrs. Hattie Hyde died August 24, at
the home of her oldest son, W. D. Mc
Innes at Allen, Kan. Mrs. J. P. Kelly
of 515 Madison street and J. D. Mclnnes
of Kansas City are her children also.
Mrs. Kelly has been by her mother's
bedside for almost two weeks. Mrs. Hyde
was buried beside her second husband at
Allen, Kan.
Mrs. Allison W. Shaver, widow of the
late Wililam H. Shaver of Newton and
mother of William H. Shaver of this
city, died suddenly of heart failure at
the residence of her son, 131 Buchanan
street. The funeral will be tomorrow af
ternoon at 1:30 o'clock and will be pri
vate. The remains will be sent to Troy.
New York for burial.
George W. Crane Is In Chicago on busi
ness. Rev. Palster, of Leavenworth, In the af
ternoon. J. F. Meyers has returned from a busi
ness trip to Chipago.
Frank Sim went to Enterprise, Dickin
son county, this afternoon on a hunting
Dr. Wetserfleld has returned from his
vacation, which he spent among the lakes
in the north.
General Superintendent Resslguie of the
Santa Fe has returned after a trip over
the western lines of the road
Mr. A. K. Wilson, secretary of the grand
lodge of Masons in Kansas, has returned
after a business visit in Hill City.
The Bryan and Breidenthal club will
meet tomorrow night at 430 Kansas eve
nue in the Trades' Assembly hall.
The German Lutheran church celebrated
the mission feast yesterday. Rev. Vetter,
of Atchison, preached in the morning, and
Postmaster Guthrie has notified fourteen
patrons of rural free delivery route No. 3
that they must put up better boxes if they
expect to receive mail.
Mrs. Thorpe will take sixty children to
the North side tomorrow night, where
they will have a watermelon social. The
iupwortn league xurnisnes me raeions.
Will Damm. a young man who started
railroading six months ago, as assistant
to the Santa Fe agent at Meriden, has
been appointed night agent at the Santa
Fe Junction office in North Topeka.
Special Agent H. J. Ormsby went to
Lawrence today where he will establish
a free rural delivery route. Tomorrow he
will put In a route at Beloit. and for the
next two weeks his headquarters will be
in Marysville, as that will be closer to the
work he has now In hand. Special Agent
Olson has gone to Hutchison, where he
will remain for a few days investigating
applications for routes in the Seventh dis
trict. Baltimore Passes Half Million Mark
-ntTatsUtntrnn Alter 97 The fpnRUSl of
Baltimore as. bulletined by the census
t.-n 1- KnSftST against 434.439 in 890.
This is an increase of 74,618, or 17.15 per
Via "Great Rock Island Route.
Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m., arriving
Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00
o'clock next a. m.
Thomas Richards, who was stabbed at
Six Mile on August 2 and whose life
was despaired of, has been under the
care of Dr. E. J. Donnell of Auburn.
Kan. He is now making a good re
covery. -
No Rest in Sight for the Weary
J ointists.
The jointists are beginning to wearv of
the continual arrests. They are worried,
and worry is what fills the paresis wards
in the asylums. They are also angry be
cause the blank bonds have been taken
from the police Btation, and consider that
it was a mighty mean trick. It is be
ginning to appear to them that a "law
abiding jointist" has no rights that the
police are bound to respect. Their attor
ney has a number of bonds, however,
which he will keep on hand and he will
see that the Jointists are put to as little
trouble as possible, even if the mayor Is
determined to make their paths other than
the paths of peace. Their attorney is
now the only one in police court who
strews their pathway with garlands and
annoints their wounds with oil. and he is
having a sad and lonesome time but he
is paid for it.
The jointist no longer enters the sta
tion with a. happy face and a light,
springy step; his jolly, rollicking voice Is
now subdued, and a pained expression has
assumed control of his features. The Joke
departments of the Joints have been closed
out at cost, and everything has & really
serious aspect to their erstwhile laughing
eyes. Life is real and dead earnest, and
a hand with ace high no longer looks
like two pair. The cares of life and the
disapproval of the police have settled
down on the jointist at one and the same
time, and the combination is not calcu
lated to make business good.
Several of the Jointists are so depressed
that they have quit business It may be
for days, and it may be forever, but they
have quit. The police who have been out
with warrants say that a number of them
have quit selling, "and even stay away
from their former places of business.
Chief Ram3ey says the work will go on
just as the mayor has ordered, and the
extra men will be used for Joint work.
Judge Magaw is kept busy making out
warrants, examinlg bonds, and listening
to the wail of the weary jointist as he
pleads not guilty.
The list for Saturday evening and to
day is as follows: Ed Timon, Prince Phil
lips, H. Kennedv, Wood Fowler. Bob
Shelby, Wm. Finney, Dan Finney, H.
Clark. Frank Murphy. Frits Durien. Bert
Russell, Harve Wheeler, Clara. Vanakiver,
Bob Shelby and Wood Fowler.
Telling of Fight With Boxers
Near Tien Tsin.
Washington, Aug. 27. The following
dispatch from General Chaffee has been
received at the war department:
"Taku, Aug. 27. Adjutant General,
Washington: Colonel Wint on the 19th
reports marched at 4 a. m. and engaged
large force or enemy seven miles from
city; dispersed them, killing about 100.
Americans lost five wounded. Will ca
ble names wounded as soon as ascer
tained. CHAFFEE."
Colonel Wint is lieutenant colonel of
the Sixth cavalry, but is acting as col
onel in the absence of Colonel Sumner,
who is in Europe. The fight probably
occurred near Tien Tsin as the Sixth
cavalry was at that place at the time
But They Want it Understood That
They Oppose the Curtis BUL .
Vinita, I. T-, Aug. 27. The full-blood
Cherokees have held a meeting at their
meeting grounds near Tahlequah and
have decided to be enrolled by the
Dawes commission, with the under
standing that by so doing they will not
be understood as accepting any of the
terms f the Curtis bill, but desire it
to be understood that they are un
alterably opposed to the Curtis bill.
It is expected that the full bloods will
not present themselves at the various
appointments of the commission for en
rollment. -
rFrom The Cornhitl.J
There was a forty-eight hours' armistice
to allow the hospital and women and chil
dren to be removed from Ladysmith to
Intombi. In the afternoon General Louis
Botha, returning from a council of war,
at the Hoofd laager, called me aside and
told me that some questions about Red
Cross men had been mooted, and he asked
me whether I was quite sure that all my
men were keeping neutral. I replied that
I was certain they were, for though they
were all British subjects, they knew too
well the risk they ran to behave in any
way improperly. He then said that a spy
ha.ii been arrested at the Hoofd laager
attached to one of the ambulances, wear
ing a red cross, and warned me to do
careful. Further, a complaint had been
made and affidavits read that certain doc
tors were using poison to dress the wound
ed burghers with, and refused them f'Kd.
I replied by taking him into fhe surgery
nnrt Hhnwfn? him the bottles of nerchlo-
ride and carbolic acid, used for antiseptic
lotions, and marked "poison, anu 1 ex
plained to him the manner in which they
were used. He laughed and said he un
Heratnnd hut manv burehers would not.
and advised m to keep th bottles out of
Another Grand Army.
Chattanooga, Tenn.. Aug.27. The Uni
ted States volunteer association, the
membershiD of which is expected to ex
ceed 200.000. was formed here today with
Colonel Richard Henry Savage of New
York, who commanded the battalion ot
engineers In the Cuban campaign as
president. The objects of this association
are identical with those of Spanish war
orders. The association will be strictly
non-pastisan, non-sectional and non-sectarian.
Gen. Miles Enroute to Chicago.
Mansfield. O.. Aug. 27. Lieutenant
General and Mrs. Nelson A. Miles ai:d
the general's aide de camp, arrived here
at noon today and will be guests of ex-
Secretary Sherman until Tuesday, when
they will leave for Chicago, to attend
the G. A. R. annual encampment.
Passenger Coach Turns Over.
Butte. Mont.. Aug. 27. A northbound
excurison train on the Oregon Short
Line Jumped the track fifteen miles
south of Butte last night. Several per
sons were injured, but none were kilW
ed. - One coach loaded with passengers
turned completely over.
Bankrupt With No Assets.
New York, Am p. 27 Matthew C. Kel
vin, builder, of this city, today filed a pe
tition in bankruptcy in the United States
district court with liabilities of $741,613;
no asets.
American Coal in London.
London, Aug. 27. On the coal exchange
American coal was offered for- sale, but
did not affect price. Apparently no se
rious competition is apprehended.
Shea Renominated.
Bowling, Ky., Aug. 27. Representative
John S. Rhea was renominated for con
gress by Third district Democrats to
day. Montgomery in Port.
New York, Aug. 27. The United
States cruiser Mortgomery arrived here
today. She was detached from Ad
miral Schley's command and sent home.
She sailed from St. Thomas, D. W. I.,
August 22.
, "He claims he's been around the
pyramids all spring." "Yes; he's been
working as helper in a pool room."

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