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.No. 206
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Fltzslmmons could knock out the
whole crowd of Chinese boxers In a few
Probably every setting sun finds Spain
happier over the fact that she Is out of
that Philippine business.
No better spot than China could be
found for the European cations to have
It out with one another.
In the past ten years Chicago has ad
ded to. her population enough persona to
people a city larger than St. Louis.
Mr. Dolliver did not land the vice
presidential nomination, but he haa ac
quired something equally as good.
Presumably there are no rivers in that
part of the Transvaal where Buller Is
operating, since he is not reported as
crossing any.
The German contingent of the Inter
national army reached Pekin some days
after the city had been captured. But,
then Germans are rarely in a hurry.
In the matter of dealing with the Chi
nese government, the other powers are
all Missourians. They want to be shown
the government with which they are ex
pected to treat.
The open season for deer will soon open
in the Aderonducks and the casualty
lists sent out from there may be expect
ed to rival In length those coming from
Manila and Pekin.
European countries loaned money to
China with which she purchased guns,
ammunition and warships and now they
are compelled to expend as much more in
taking them away.
St. Louis Star: It is now said that
France will require 30,000.000 bushels of
wheat to make the shortage in her
wheat crop good. That's easy. Kansas
alone can honor a requisition for the full
Notwithstanding the fact that decent
people of all parties, throughout the
country are urging the nomination of
Coler for governor of New Tork by the
Democrats, Croker and Murphy are do
ing their best to keep him off the.ticket.
Among the many surprising things
Which the census has brought to light is
the fact that Cincinnati has been com
pelled to take second place among Ohio
cities. Cleveland has passed her so far
that all efforts on the part of the
"Queen City" to catch up, probably will
prove unavailing.
Henry Clews' Financial Review: The
last four years have witnessed a re
markable expansion in the American
outlook politically, industrially and fin
ancially. We have been forced into
world politics as never before, owing to
our widening interests: we have wit
nessed a most extraordinary develop
ment In our foreign, trade, chiefly be
cause we are now able to manufacture
for the world's markets; and, finally, we
find ourselves lenders of money to na
tions in all parts of the world as a nat
ural sequence. Ten years ago the man
who had the courage to predict such
things would have been considered a fit
candidate for the lunatic asylum; today
they are accomplished realities and in
disputable testimony of a vigorous and
. continuous national growth.
The growth of our commerce with the
Hawaiian Islands in the last few years,
especially in the years 1899 and 1900, has
been phenomenal. This growth is espec
ially interesting in view of the new re
lationship which has been established
iwlth the islands and the market increase
which accompanied the final determina
tion of that event. In 1S9 the exports
of the United States to the Hawaiian
island were J4.7I1.417 and in 1897 were
J4.690.075, showing no growth from 1S90
to 1S97. In 1890 the imports into the Uni
ted States from the Hawaiian islands
were J12.312.098 and, in 1897, were 13,
6S7.799, showing but a slight growth.
The treaty of annexation was signed at
Washington. June 16, 1897, so that all the
commerce of the fiscal year 1898 felt the
effect of that step in the process of an
nexation. In that year the exports of
the United States to the Hawaiian isl
ands were J5.907.155, an increase of 27 per
cent over 1897;. when they amounted to
J4.690.075. The treaty was ratified July
7, 1898, and sovereignty over the isl
ands formally transferred to the United
Ftates on August 12, 1898. thus bringing
practically all of the fiscal year 1899
within the period following the complete
annexation. The exports of the Ha
waiian islands, in the fiscal year 1899,
amounted to J9.305.470, an increase of
ever 50 per cent. On the import side, the
year 1S98 showed an increase of 34 mil
lions over 1S97 and the year 1890 showed
another increase of millions over 1S98
and 1899.
tFrom the Atchison Globe.
People are always disappointed in a
. at suspicious: disposition and a fond
ness for talking is the combination
which, makes a gossip. -
It is a mighty poor person who can't
pay thanks.
People should consider the head more,
and the heart less.
It is becoming harder every day to
work a scheme on a farmer.
A South Atchison girl la taking the
final steps in landing a young man, and
the neighbors are immensely amused.
A South Atchison woman recently
had roast beef without gravy, and the
neighbors have been talking about it
ever since.
When a woman admits that she has
been married as long as twenty years,
she nearly always claims she was max
ried at sixteen.
If a letter from a country correspoon-
dent has a great deal to say about the
Jacmiller family, it indicates that a
Jacmiller wrote it.
We refuse to buy a ticket to hear any
returned missionary from China lecture
unless he can prove that he was at
least parboiled in oil.
Almost every girl of sixteen has her
mind made up that some day she win
have a son named DeMountville, or a
daughter named Geraldine.
If you want to be welcome, hunt up
the old people. It is the great com
plaint of almost every one under fifty
that he is not allowed to be alone more.
An Atchison man who has twelve
children, recently starved to death
while at the dinner tablet before he had
served them all, death came to his re
lief. From the time a boy is born until he
dies an old man. the women pick at
him, and find fault with his ways; the
last thing they do is to coax him to
repeat a passage from the Bible while
on his death bed.
A mean Atchison woman claims that
delegates at church conventions . hold
sunrise prayer meetings in order that
they may have better appetites for the
fine breakfasts they expect to be fur
nished free to them.
Every mother and father should re
member when they buy the children
every new fangled toy, and membership
into every club that is organized, that
some day the children will knock very
hard because their parents are poor in
their old age.
Along about 12 o'clock eevry day, we
envy more than any one else in the
world the laborer whose daughter has
brought him his lunch in a tin bucket.
We don't know if it is the contents of
the bucket, or the man's appetite, but
it seems to be surprisingly good.
From the Chicago News.
Manv a poor man has died for love
of drink.
Organized charity uncovers a multi
tude of sins.
The debater who refuses to sit down
stands to reason.
Fault is one thine that may be found
where it is not.
The more you see of some people the
less you are satisfied.
Most wives think their husbands are
smarter than other men.
Our failures are due to ourselves
more often than to other people.
The inventor of the electro-magnet
attracted a great deal of attention.
It's climbing hills before they come to
them that makes some people tired.
With the exception of railway brake-
men, trained speakers articulate dis
When a woman is ill she summons
physician; when a man is sick he
sends for a doctor.
A married man says his home is run
by the rule of three baby, wife and
Kentucklans are averse to rainy
weather. The average Kentuckian is
averse to anything with water in it.
Confidence is like a china plate? if
broken it may be mended, but it in
variably shows where the crack was.
A physician says the use of starchy
foods causes baldness. Possibly the
starch also accounts for the glossy
From the Philadelphia Record.!
Summer isn't over yet.
The electric fan is still revolving.
Warm friends sometimes have hot
Even the deaf mute can understand
when money talks.
"This is a horse on me," grimly re
marked the jockey as his mount tum
bled on top of him.
Closefist (after a contretemps) "Well,
I suppose the laugh is on me." Guz
zler "Oh, I guess we'll be satisfied with.
Just a smile."
Even the prestidigitator, with all his
sleight of hand tricks, can't fool a girl
when it comes to placing a ring on the
third finger of her left hand.
No, Maude, dear, our experience has
not assured us that the chronic beer
drinkers at summer resorts are the ones
who are addicted to Saturday evening
"The young man who rises rapidly in
the business world," says the Mana
yunk Philosopher," is the one who has
the adaptability to laugh heartily at his
employer's stale Jokes."
The Maiden "Do you- think that
cigarette smoking affects the memory?"
The Wife "Well, my husband smokes
them, and after midnight he seems to
forget his exact place of residence."
"We want more honest men in poli
tics," remarked the unsophisticated
citizen. "That's about right," said the
professional politician: "the more hon
est men we have in politics the less it
will cost."
A platitude is something that
Will oft inspire one's oaths,
Bxit it becomes an epigram
When dressed in evening clothes.
Tourist Rates to Colorado and Utah.
Tickets will be sold from points of
Missouri Pacific to Denver, Colorado
Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt
Lake and Ogden, Utah, June 1st to Sep
tember 15th, at greatly reduced rates.
See nearest ticket agent or write
H. C. TOWNSEND, G. P. & T. A..
St. Louis. Ma
F. E. NIPPS, Agent,
EPepeka, Kansas. ,
"The International Prison congress
and all prison authorities should con
sider the question of the injustice that
is done by allowing the family of a mur
dered man to eke out an existence as
best they may, while the state cares for
the murderer," said a gentleman at the
Copeland. "The question, I understand,
is to come before the congress and,
doubtless, many plans will be offered
and discussed. For years philanthropical
ly disposed people have devoted their
energies to devising ways and means
whereby the prisoner can be benefited,
but not a single move has been made to
help the real sufferer the family which
is left without a husband and father.
The philanthropists and prison commis
sions seem to believe that they are doing
all when they make life easy for the
murderer in the prison. I think that
everything done in that line is well
enough in its way, for the prisoner may
come out a better man, but I do not
think they should stop with or devote
all their energies to that one thing.
Every one agrees that a murderer should
be punished, although there is a differ
ence as to what extent. I believe that
a fair and just way of solving the prob
lem would be this: When a man is sen
tenced for murder and is not given the
death penalty, which should never bo,
he should be put to work in the peni
tentiary and the entire fruit of his labor
should be given to the family which he
has deprived of a bread winner. Of
course, the state would lose the money,
but the state is not running its peniten
tiary as an invesruent. The practice
which has been adopted in a few states
of not making the prisoner labor should
be stopped and the labor, or value of it,
applied to the suffering family. I think
that the money earned by the prisoner,,
when the family does not need help,
should go into a fund to be used for
other families that do. I mean families
who have suffered by murder. The state
is supposed to protect its citizens ana
when it does not I believe my scheme
is about the fairest one that could be
proposed to make up for its failure.
"I was out on the Pacific coast last
month," said a traveling man at the Na
tional, and I heard a great deal about
r-htnese and the Chinese Question, inci
dentally, I saw a great many Chinamen
.1 -l.i.lo-ina. f -n tn thpm T do Tint blame
the western people for their dislike of
the celestial, fciince tne tjninese war peo
ple all over the country are saying hard
things concerning the Chinese, but prior
to the beginning of the war there was an
idea prevalent in the east that wesern
normie wpre nreiudieed against the
-oicctiai for no eood or sufficient rea
son. I observed an incident on my trip
that ohows how close the inspectors who
-atfh for contraband Chinamen who
attempt to sneak into this country in
spite of the law, keep tab. I was on a
train on the Northern Pacific when the
engine struck a Chinaman who was try
ing to cross a trestle and didn't have
enough sense to look for a train before
making the attempt, une tram ocupycu
and the crew picked him up and carried
him to the next town. Out in that coun
try no one pretends to know a China
v, r v.nt the town at which he was
put 'off furnished a doctor who set his
broken Donea ana smcneu up m i."
Tt hnrawtiwi that I eot off at the same
place with the Chinaman, and in a short
time 1 neara tnai ine mapetiui
tA him a a nnp who had 'run the border.
The inspector made him confess by tell
ing him that ne was going id uie
would be buried without his queue. He
,ni.niiiv exnected to start a laundry,
gain a competency aiiu unn. .v i
nivino hecause he was a contra
band and could not ride as he had no
papers that is what put tne inspecLu.
on. Whenever a Chinaman is found
-oiMnt, rmm nn town to another it is
pretty certain that he is a contraband,,
1 his particular eamc"
back to cnina witnoui any """
money, which, considering the condition
of things in that country at this time,
13, cerainiy hard luck."
T bellev the best time I everhad dur
ing an election, or, rather, over an elec
tion was the first year that women voted
in municipal elections in Kansas," said a
politician at the Copeland who was dis
cussing pjrt events with a few friends.
"I was living in the same town in which
T now reside and the burning question.
as is usuallv the case In Kansas towns,
was 'wet' or 'dry.' It was during the
spring election and a mayor and part of
the council were to be chosen. We knew
well enough that tne town wouiu. go
wet' if it was left to a vote or tne men.
but with the women voting it was
miehtv hard to figure now we couiu
land our man I was with the 'wet
r-rnwrt The candidates were both good
men and were of one political faith but
thev differed on the temperance policy.
Jones was for strict prohibition and
Wright din't think it a bad policy to li
cense joints. Of course the men who
were for Wrteht were careful not to
state his policy when talking to the wo
men, as a matter of fact they lied about
it in a very .cheerful manner and even
hinted that Jones leaned toward the
Jointists. As a result the women were
unable to decide which to support, but
one afternoon a few days before election
they called a mass meeting in the Meth
odist church and, after hearing ad
dresses from several women temperance
agitators in which they stated that
Jones was the man who opposed the li
quor element, they pledged themselves
to support him. It lookea mignty
gloomy for our side, although we did all
the work we could ana aeniea mat
Wright was for open saloons or saloons
of any description. The night but one
before election we were holding a con
sultation trying to fix up some way out
of what appeared to be sure defeat, when
a young man who was present advanced
brilliant idea. There was a man in
town who was a notorious liquor man.
He had been arrested time and again for
selling liquor and prior to the enactment
of the prihlbitory law had run a saloon.
This man owned several joints and also
owned a transfer line, the only one in
town. He had three big transfer wagons.
The young man proposed that the next
night the night before election we hire
the notorious Jolntist to load his three
wagons with beer cases and kegs and
drive down the main street from the de
pot. He also proposed that on each
wagon should be seated two men who
would yell: 'Hurrah for Jones!' The next
night was the regular evening for the
town band to give its concert, and we
knew the street would be crowded with
women, so the idea was at once accept
ed. Everything was arranged as sug
gested and we were careful to see that
all the women were out to hear the
band. Just as the band had finished a
piece a snout was heard to clear the
street and down through the crowded
street came the wagons loaded with beer
and the men on top shouting for the pro
hibitionist Jones. The Jointist himself
was on one of the wagons and his voice
could be heard above the yells and cries
of the crowd. Well, that did the work.
Nothing on earth would have persuaded
the women to vote for a man who the
Jointist favored and they had heard and
seen enough to know that he was for
Jones. They came to the polls early next
day and that night, when the vote was
counted, we found that we had won by
over 600. It was the young man's bright
thought which won the day, and I ex
petc some day to see him managing a
national campaign."
Ton will never find any other Dills so
promrt and so pleasant as DeWitt's Little
Early Risers. At ail druggists.
Resents Attempt of Successor
to Make Campaign Thunder.
Says Most of Money Claimed
He Collected.
Discusses Question of "Why
Were Lowered.
Rating Bureaus and Destruction
of Competition.
The Republican state committee is
sending out considerable literature,
prominent among which is a circular
discussing insurance in Kansas. This
particular circular contains extracts
form the report of W. V. Church,, su
perintendent of insurance, special refer
ence being made and prominence given
to that part of the report which at
tempts to prove a great reduction in
insurance rates during the incumbency
of the present state administration.
As a matter of fact the last report of
the superintendent of insurance is a
campaign document, according to the
interpretation and action of the state
The commute has been circulating
this literature very generally and the
attention of Webb McNall, who pre
ceded Mr. Church in the department,
has been called to the document, After
examining it Mr. McNall reached the
following conclusions:
"This insurance report for 1899, which
is being used as a campaign document.
embraces the business from Januaryl,
1899, until December 31. 1899. I was in
the office as superintendent from Janu
ary 1 until the morning of March 18,
1S99, two months and fifteen days.
During that time I collected and turned
into the state treasury, from insurance
companies, over J78.000. I also turned
over to Mr. Church, my successor in
office, some J18.500 of the Firemen's Re
lief fund.
"This insurance report which is bow
being used for campaign purposes
shows that Church collected and turned
into the treasury for the credit of the
general fund ana school runa lor the
year, the sum of J100.580.24; to the
Firemen' Relief fund the sum of 120,-
"It is all very well for the administra
tion to claim every thing in sight, but
I desire to call attention' to the fact
that I collected during the two months
and fifteen days I was in the office
J78.000 of the above amount and turned
over to Mr. Church, by personal check
on the Central National bank, about
J18.500 of the J20.140.81 of the Firemen's
Relief fund which Mr. Church says he
collected. .
"The latest report from the depart
ment places great emphasis upon the
claim that the administration has been
responsible for a material reduction in
insurance rates. As to this I will say
that during the time I was in the de
partment in 1899 Insurance rates were
gradually going down all the time, be
cause of the fact that competition had
been introduced by the shutting out of
the Clarkson rating bureau.
"The 3tate administration knows and
everybody else knows, that the insur
ance rates of 1898 were lower than those
of 1897 and this was due to the de
struction of the Clarkson bureau.
"It will be remembered that in 1899
there was a rate war in Topeka brought
about by the contest between the union
and non-union companies, the conten
tion being caused by a war against the
non-union companies because commis
sions of 20 to 25 per cent were paid by
that class of companies while the non
union companies paid but 15 per cent.
"Frank Thomas, a Topeka local
agent with the Continental Insurance
companv at his back, one of the strong
est companies in the United States,
started to cutting rates. Rates were
made so low that on a five year policy
that had run three years, the policy
could be surrendered and cancelled and
with the return premium a new policy
for five years could be obtained from
the Continental.
"This was carried on until the union
companies surreneded. This fight was
responsible for the reductions in the
cost of insurance amounting to several
thousand dollars and with which the
state administration and the insurance
department had nothing to do. Yet, we
find out now that all this was due to
the sagacity of the present administra
tion. "This is amusing especially in view
of the fact that the rates which were
agreed upon by the administration and
the insurance companies were higher
than those rates which were in force
at the time the agreeemnt was made.
Insurance men from one end of the
state to the other will substantiate this
"Another fact is that this administra
tion had built up and fostered the Eld
redge rating bureau so there is no com
petition in insurance rates. Eldredge
was a clerk in the Clarkson rating bu
reau, so an illegal combination has been
protected and permitted to do business
under the very nose of the administra
tion. "The reductions in rates have been
due to causes not in any manner identi
fied with the present administration,
notwithstanding the fact taht the docu
ments printed by the state are being
circulated as campaign materia1."
New Through. Train to Portland and j
Puget sound.
"The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex- j
Dress." 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 snort line and
time saver to the Upper Northwest. To
Central Montana in 34 hours; to the
Pueet Sound in 61 hours from the Mis
souri river. Through coaches and chair
cars, through tourist sleepers, through
dlninc: 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. Washinjrton, Oregon, via Lin
coln and Billings. Weekly California
Number 23, "Nebraska-Colorado Ex
press," from Hastings for Nebraska,
Colorado, Utah, atid Pacific Coast.
To the East: Chicago and St. Louis.
greatly improved trains in time and
To the North: Best trams daily to
Omaha. St. Paul, Minneapolis and the
Lake region. J. C. BRAMHALL.
T. P. A. 823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Gen'l Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Mo.
Gen'l Manager, St. Joseph, Ma
Long IJst of Deaths in Philippines
Cabled by McArthur.
Washington, Aug. 28. A dispatch to
the war department from Gen. MacAur-
thur dated Manila, August 27. says:
Following deaths have occurred since
last report:
Dysentery August 19, company D, 32d
infantry, James Talley; Aug. 11, com
pany K, 13th infantry, Arthur J. Swick,
Aug. is, company E, 13th infantry
Adolph T. Ryer, company C, 46th in
fantry; Charles Linderbeck; company L,
zbtn infantry, Michael Fallon, Aug.
company C, 22d, Irwin S. Lowe; Aug.
8, company A, Z6th infantry, L. Page
Aug. 21, company K, 3d infantry; Wm,
a. Kent, company E. signal corps. U. S
A., Sergeant Marshall S. Green; Aug. 20,
company l,42d Infantry, Irving W.Hale
company B, 37th infantry,. Wililam Cae
sar; Aug. 14, company D, 6th infantry,
Charles F. Ellis: Auk. 17. band. 46th.
William E. Belding Sprue, Aug. 23, com
pany 6za mtantry, Montlcue Stelman.
Drowned, August 20, company B, 41st
infantry, Worthy Warner, Joseph P. Sin
clair; Aug. 23, company C. 24th infantry.
Sergeant H E. Gills, Aug. 27, company
L, Frank E. Coleman.
Variola, July 13, company F, Forty-third
infantry. Corporal John E. Whitehead.
Typhoid fever, August 9, company L,
a iiuomiy, juewia jifc inompson
August ti, company a, irorty-eignth In
lamry, arnesc ice: August 23. company
A, Forty-sixth, infantry, Corporal Roy L.
Undetermined, August 18, company M,
iuu ijT!iBnui ima.ni.ry, tnanes A. uowan
August 19, company M, Forty-fifth infan
j, vv alter xtice.
Appenuicits. Julv 22. enmnnnir F IMIne.
teenth infantrv. Serereant rf.
Heart disease, July 29, troop I, Eleventh
uitvairy, josepn. onan.
Abcess of liver, July 30, company G.
jineieenia mrantry, Andrew Newman.
uraemia, August 16. troop A, Eleventh
cavairy, wiuiam Joseph.
Extensive skin burn, Sugust 22, troop C,
Fourth cavalry, cook, George W. Graft.
Nephritis. August 12, Contract Nurse
xeien xj. tjoenran.
Uied from wounds received in action,
July 6, company A. Twenty-fourth in-
lamry, corporal wiuiam freston.
TUberCUlOSiS. Aue-URt IK. pomnnnv TJ
signal corps, sergeant Joseph A. Drouin
Malarial fever. Julv SI. fnm
Nineteenth infantry, William H. Walters!
Playing Under Way at the Shinnacock
links Today.
Southampton, L. 'I., Aug. 28. The
women who are competing for the wo
man's national golf chamoionshin on
the Shinnecock links, got underway this
morning, with Mrs. Samuel Bettle and
Miss I. G. Goddard leading the pro
cession over the links. Miss Toulmon,
Miss Beatrix Hoyt and Misa Grosbeck
played the course in close onto bogy
figures. Miss Hoyt made four of the
first seven holes in bogy and two more
m one stroke above bogy, while Mrs.
Toulmon did three in bogy and the
other four in one stroke more than
It was simply a case of eood erolf be
ing played as a rule, as each competit
or is striving to get within the charm
ed circles of the first sixteen who qual
ify for the match play which is to con
tinue throughout the week.
The scores for the eighteen holes in
the qualifying round were as follows:
Mrs. Samuel Bettle. out 71. in 62-133:
Miss M. 1. Goddard, Newport, out 64,
in 58-122; Mrs. Edward A. Mammie,
Lenox, out 57, in 52-109; Miss E. Gros
beck, Cincinnati, out 55, in 62-177; Miss
liutn underhill, Nassau, out 56, in 54-
110; Miss Grace Chauncey, Dykermead
ow, out 59, in 61-120; Miss C. H. Farrte,
Shinnecock, out 55, in 51-106; MiS3 Grace
P. Marvin, Albany, out 55, in 57-122
Miss Beatrix Hoyt. Shinnecock Hills,
out 49, In 45-94.
Well Known Divine's Condition is
Dr. F. S. McCabe was suddenly taken
quite sick Sunday morning, and is con-
nnea to his bed at his home, 821 Topeka
avenue. His friends will be relieved to
learn that while he is no better, he is
reported today to be no worse.
Lr. McCabe has been quite feeble for
several years but has not been confined
to his bed.
Sedalia Storm Was Severe.
Sedalia, Mo.. Aug. 28. Additional re
ports received today show that the wind
storm that struck Pettis county yester
day did many thousand dollars worth of
damage. There were no fatalities, as it
is now known that Charles Hawkins.
Frank Umbles and Alexander Travis,
who were injured by falling debris will
recover. At Dunksburg, the city hall
was blown off its foundation and left in
tottering condition. At Forest park.
three miles south of Sedalia. the roof
was blown off the large dancing pavilion,
tne front or tne summer theater was de
molished and large trees torn up by the
roots. The roof of the nourine mill at
Lamonte was blown off and a large
quantity of wheat damaged by rain.
North of Lamonte several barns were
unroofed and windmills demolished.
The funeral of John King who died
last Saturday at his home, 334 Kansas
avenue, was held this morning at 10
o'clock. The burial was in the Topeka
Mrs. Jane Jones died last evening at
her home on East Gordon street, near
the Union Pacific tracks in North To
peka at the age of 63. Her death was
caused by dropsy. The funeral will be
held tomorrow at 10 o'clock from the
Good Shepherd church.
John Jarrett (colored) died at his home
1931 Harrison street, this morning, of
typhoid fever. Funeral announcements
will be made later.
The Topeka and Vinewood Park Rail
way company has notified the council
that they will pave the space between
the rails and tracks at the intersection
of Monroe and Ninth streets.
An insane woman who has been in
the hands of the police before was taken
in charge last night. She gives the name
of Mrs. Mason. She will be taken to the
poor farm where she has been before.
The police found a box of auger bits
last night which were evidently stolen
from some mechanic. They can be iden
tified at the station.
Mrs. M. F. Boyle's house at 400 Fill
more street which was damaged by a
tree falling upon it during the storm
last week is being repaired.
Democratic Primary
Democratic primary for the Second
precinct of the Second ward will be held
tomorrow evening, August 23, at eight
o'clock at Mr. Hogan's, 314 Kansas ave
nue, to elect three delegates to county
convention. M. HEERY, Com.
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 3L
Topeka Congressman Tells Washing
ton People of Kansas.
Washington, Aug. 28. Congressman
Curtis of Kansas, reached .Washington
ivioiiuay morning to transact some mat
ters of interest to his clients before the
postofHce and interior departments. He
speaks . of the Republican outlook in
Kansas in a most encouraging vein.
"In my Judgment," said Mr. Curtis,
today, "we will carry Kansas for the
Republican ticket by a majority from
any where between 20,000 to 35,000. Of
course, two or three congressional dis
tricts in the state are reasonably close,
but the Republican managers have no
fear of the outcome and feel confident
of being abale to elect a solid delega
tion to congress. Every indication thus
far in the state points toward the con
dition and result I have indicated. The
Bryan reception and Populistic notifi
cation at Topeka made one of the slow
est affairs in a political line which pre
tended to be pretentious that has been
seen in the state.
"By the estimates of the Populists
themselves, there were not more than
3,000 people in attendance at the demon
stration. Naturally, this was a bitter
disappointment to the fusionists of the
state, who did not fully realize the ex
tent of the defection, within their own
ranks until this attempted demonstra
tion. The reports which have been re
ceived by the state committee indicate
Republican gains in all parts of .the
state. There are few reports of Repub
licans who are leaving the party to join
the fusionists, but there are many in
stances where the Democrats can not
stomach Bryanism 'and have deserted
"When the people In our state remem
ber that the banks at this time have
more than J54.000.000 deposited, they ap
preciate the conditions of prosperity which
nave prevailed in Kansas during recent
years. At this time we are having a
vast income from our various products.
"The people never were in better con
dition to receive good Republican doctrine,
as they are now receiving good prices for
their stock and all products. The people
are busy and prosperous, and there is no
reason why Kansas should not go Re
publican." mr. CTirtis nas received invitations w
speak in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Indi
ana, but he says he will place himself
entirely in the hands of the Republican
state central committee of Kansas, and
hardly thinks he will leave his own state.
He will devote the greater portion of his
time to the campaign in his own district
-tne mrst.
Probably to Remain Until the
End of the Campaign.
New York, Aug. 28. Senator Hanna
announced today that he will leave
Tuesday or Wednesday of next week
for the west, where he expects to re
main to the end of the campaign. He
said he might possibly return for a
couple or days, but that will oepena on
the situation.
Democrats Told What They Must Do
to Get Votes.
Indianapolis. Ind., Aug. 28. The Na
tional Afro-American council met here
todav with an attendance of 400 of the
representative coolred men of the United
States. Bishop Waiters, president of the
organization made his address wmcn
was the feature of the day. He said that
the colored race was passing througn
the most critical period in its history
that great wisdom was needed to guide
its destinies and that tne race must
stand for its natural and constitutional
rights, not in a combative, revengeful
spirit, but in a manly, courageous way.
He pleaded for a full recognition of the
privileges accorded to every white citi
zen of the United States, denounced the
recent disfranchisement amendments
passed in North Carolina and accusea
the federal government of neglect in not
protecting the franchise rights of the
negro, tie admlttea tnat prejudice was
on the increase, but urged that it is Dest
to cease resistance and do by education,
industry and character what can not
otherwise be peaceably accompnsnea,
He urged the race to act independently
in politics and declared that politicians
must cease to make the negro a pawn in
the nolitical came.
"Some of us." said he, "have signified
our willingness to unte with the Demo
cratic party wherever and whenever
they will make advantages ror us to ao
so. Since we nave taken tne initiative
it is for that party to say whether it
desires our votes by a consideration m
the way of just legislation and kind
treatment. Until the southern Democ
racy changes its attitude in respect to
the civil and political rights or tne ne
gro, I do not see how we con consistently
help that party into federal power ana 1
cor one will not ao so.
Michael Crivello, 90 Tears Old, Aston
ishes Men Much Younger.
Alton. 111.. Ausr. 28. Michael Crivello.
asred 91. (rave a swimminff exhibition at
the natatorium last night, to the surprise
of the seore or more of youths who
thought they were the whole thing in the
water, i-ie nrst cumoea up into the tower
ana aivea neaa nrst into tne water.
The youngsters stood breathlessly
around waiting lor the old man to come
up. which he did at the farther end of
tne Dig lanK, naving maae a dive tnat
would do credit to a lad of 20. Then he
howed them new tricks In swlmmlnsr.
treading water, floating erect and at full
length, stimulating the youngsters in an
endeavor to Peat him.
Mr. Crivello has been a sailor. He at
tributes his good health and activity to
the fact that he has never drank a drop
of intoxicating liquor.
Bubonic Plague at Glasgow.
Glasgow. Aug. 28. A member of the
family (father, mother and child) which
was cabled yesterday, had been certified
to be suffering from bubonic plague.hav
Ing died today, ten families living in
their neighborhood have been placed un
der medical observation. Today's death
was the second which occurred from the
plague. Forty families are now isolated.
Murderers Overhauled.
Lebanon. Mo.. Auir. 2S. A report reached
ere todav that Camden county -officers
overhaled the two Roger boys who last
week murdered young Jesse Waters, at
Deeaturville. In an attempt to arrest
them, Abe, the elder brother, was killed.
The other was taken to Linn creek and
placed in custody.
Daughters of Liberty.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 28. The Society
of the Daughters of Liberty met today in
the hall of the Junior Order of United
American Mechanics of which organiza
tion it is an auxiliary with 115 delegates
in attendance. . The society now has a
membership of 48.332, in all parts of the
United States. Eleven new councils were
organized during the past year.
National Fraternal Congress.
Boston, Aug. 28. The Fourteenth an
nual session of the National Fraternal
congress began here today. After the
addresses of welcome a business session
was begun, - - - .--
All Trace of the Chinese Statesman Is
Washington, Aug. 28. The state de
partment has heard, nothing of any in
tention to Interfere with the movements
of Li Hung Chang. The report from the
French admiral at Taku to the contrary
la believed to refer to an incident of the
past and not to the . situation - as it
stands today. When LI Hung Chans;
contemplated a visit to Pekin by way of
Taku and the Pel Ho, the foreign ad
mirals at Taku at that time the ranking
representatives of their governments,
held a consultation of war to determine
the question as to the amount of freedom
to be allowed Li in communicating with
the authorities at Pekin. It was then
announced that the admirals had decid
ed in view of the fact that hostilities
were actually in progress that sound
military practice required that Li Hung
Chang sohuld be kept under a strict sur
veillance. By imputation this carried the idea
that Li might be kept, not on board a
foreign warship, but aboard his own
transport in the harbor at Taku at the
pleasure of the foreign admirals. Neith
er Admiral Remey or Admiral Kempff
gave their sanction to this project and
it la said here that when Li abandoned
the Pekin trip by water, tha project
was dissipated.
It is a singular fact that Li Hung
Chang's whereabouts are not known
here. At last account he was at Shang
hai; not in the foreign quarter but away
back in the Chinese arsenal. Even with
the aid of foreign naval force now at
Shanghai, it would- be difficult to pre
vent his escape on land If Earl Li should
determine to retire from Shanghai. Noth
ing has been heard from him by our gov
ernment since the 18th inst. It is said
at the navy department that Admiral
Remey, who is watching matters closely
at Taku has not comumnlcated with the
department today and it is believed that
an event of the importance of the de
cision said to have been reached by the
admirals would promptly have been re
ported to the department by him.
ine nmese embassy is also ignorant
of the whereabouti! of Earl Li.
From the Omaha World-Herald.l
An ungroomed man slouched up to Ed
P. Smith in Farnum street the other dav
and accosted him as follows: - .
Say, mister, if I was to tell you that I
wanted a Quarter to eet a Bauare meal.
you'd think I wanted it to buy whisky.
would you not?
"That's exactly what I would think." re
plied Smith.
"And if I said I wanted a quarter to
buy whiskey you'd say you didn't propose
to encourage the drink habit, wouldn't
That what I d say."
"And if I said I wanted a quarter to buy
food for a starving wife and eleven chil
dren you'd think Z was a liar, wouldn't
you :
"I would."
"Well. say. mister. I want a auarter to
pay fer having me mother-in-law's trunk
hauled to the depot. Do I get it?"
Smith effected a compromise by parting
with a dime.
Tried the Suspicion Cure.
From the Detroit Free Press.
"I would be quite happy if my hus
band would not spend eo much of his
time at his club," said Mrs. Jones with a
"Why didn't you - try the suspicion
cure?" said her Intimate friend.
'What in the name of Susan B. Anth
ony is the suspicion cure?" asked Mrs.
Jones in amazement.
"Well, my husband got in the habit of
spending his evenings at his club, and I
worried over it for some time before I
hit upon a plan to to keep him at home.
At first I pleaded with him, telling him
how lonely I was at home when he was
away, but he would only laugh and
promise to be home early, which meant
midnight or later. Then I changed my
tactics. Instead of asking him to re
main at home, I urged him to go to his
club. The way he raised his eyebrows
the first time I suggested it showed me
I waa on the right track and I resolved
to keep it up.
"One might when he came home for
dinner he announced that he had
a severe headache and would re
main home for the evening. I
opposed the idea and pointed out that
an evening at his club would cause him
to forget his headache and do it good.
He gave me a hard look, but acted on
the suggestion and left for his club.
Something told me that he would be
back within an hour, so I made an elab
orate toilet and waited for him to re
turn. He came home as I expected.with
the plea that his head was worse and
that he couldn't stand the noise at the
club. I condoled with him and Ignored
his question concerning my elaborate
toilet. He hasn't been away for an
evening since. It is almost like the old
honeymoon, only he appears to have
something on his mind that he is not
entirely satisfied about."
John T. Pish Dies Suddenly
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28. John T. Fish,
aged 66. state solicitor for the Chicago &
Northwestern railway, died suddeniv tn.
day of heart disease.
Hanged For Wife Murder.
Atlanta, Ga.. Aug. 28. Hiram Sharp, a
" RlllCU Wile 11L1 Ae-
cember, in DeKalb county, was hanged at
Jealously Causes Murder.
Chicago, Aug. 28. Miss Annie Fitzhugh
was shot and Instantly killed here today
as she was leaving a dance with R. F.
Lee. William Harris, said to have hwn
jealous of the woman. Is supposed to have
done the shooting. Tha people concerned
are colored.
Society of Munioipal Improvement s.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28. The Amer
ican Society of Municipal Improve
ments held the first session of a three
days' convention in this city this after
noon. The convention will take a
strong stand for strict government su
pervision of streams to prevent their
pollution by sewerage.
Death of Capt. Crenshaw.
Atlanta. Ga.. Auar. 2ft. Car, -bsmi
Crenshaw, Twenty-ninth volunteer in
fantry, died here todav. A wound to.
ceived at Manila caused his death.
Casualties at Chicago.
Chlcaeo. Ane. 28. F. W. ITvatt en -iror. -
old, a member of Lincoln, Mo., post, was
struck by a Lincoln avenue train today
and seriously injured. C. J. Martin, Shy
lock, Mich., a member of A. Q. Williams
post No. 40, was overcome by heat and
removed to the hospital.
Vis "Great Rock Island Route."
Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m.. arriving
Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00
o'clock next a. m.
Good Medicine For Children.
Throuerh the months of June and Jnl
our baby was teething and took a run
ning off of the bowels and slckneps of the
stomach," says O. P. M. Holllday, of
Deming, Ind, "His bowels would move
from five to eight times a dav. I had a
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in the houne and
gave him four drops in a teaapoonful of
water and he got better at ones," Sold
by all druggists.
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