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TOPEKA STATE JOTJKNAI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTE3IBER 5, 1900.
TOrEKA STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC.LENSAN. VOLUME XXVII ..No. 213 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. raily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at the Fame price In any Kn eas town where the paper has a carrier By mail, one year - Py malt, three months -fi Weekly edition, one year PERMANENT WOMB. Toneka State Journal Euildinr. and tC3 Kansas avenue, ccrner ot Eighth. NEW TORK OFFICB. Temple Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICB. Stock Exchange Bid. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. . 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell 'PJonJ Reporters' Boom Bell" Phone 577 Since the defection of Senator Stewart It is presumed that the "Silver Knights" are without a leader. As a rule, the more a city grows the worse it becomes, yet all are striving to become as big as possible. Since the adoption of woman suffrage In Colorado it is said that twice as many girl babies as boys are born. Some newspapers are already begin ning to express doubts regarding that story that Jesse James is still alive. Arthur Pue Gorman appears to have been succeeded by Senator Wellington as the chief Democrat in Maryland.. It is now charged against General Miles that he has trained this moustache bo as to make it look like the kaiser's. Having mobilized Count von Walder see the Emperor of Germany perhaps can already see in his mind's eye the end of the Chinese imbroglio. Perhaps a joint political convention would be able to determine what is the real issue in the present campaign. The lack of harmony is distressing. Doubtless both President McKlnley and Colonel Bryan are rejoicing that Graver Cleveland has thus far refrained from committing himself to their sup port. It looks as though those who had Blated Arthur Sewall of Maine for the position of secretary of the navy in Mr. Bryan's cabinet, if he. should have one, would be compelled to guess again. As long as the Republican vote in Ar kansas doesn't go above 40,000, probably it will not be considered worth while to amend the constitution along the lines followed by other states of the south. The precedent established by a Cin cinnati millionaire in paying off all the bequests made in his will before his death is an innovation which is likely to become popular with the heirs of other rich persons. Thus far no protest has appeared against the appointment or Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland to mem bership on the board of international peace commissioners, not even from the gentlemen themselves. The Democrats of Arkansas seem to have concluded, that a plurality for their ticket of about 50,000 would be about the proper thing for a starter in this presidential year. . The legislature Is likely to be a model of harmony since there will not be a Republican in it. A rejected suitor killed his sweetheart on the street in Denver yesterday and then attempted to take his own life by means of poison. But the state is so jealous of its rights that officers stepped In and had the man's life saved by means of the stomach pump. The state rrobably will kill him in its own way after the officers and the lawyers have had a chanoe to get all the fees possible out of the case. A PAR EASTERN VIEW. From the Hartford Post. McNall of Kansas the McNall who, to his subsequent sorrow, squinted down the gun barrel of a Hartford In surance company to see if it waa load ed is having trouble. He's the Populist candidate for Insurance commissioner in Kansas, and some of the literature which the Republicans are circulating shows how much better the insurance department of the state is being con ducted since he got out than it was when he was in. The documents make McNall squirm, and he is making labor ed attempts to hit back. GLOBE SIGHTS. , From the Atchison Globe.J A good girl is always more popular than a pretty one. An Atchison man is so poor that he can't even afford a wife. "When there Is a circus In town, the women are reminded that "they have to go down town, anyhow." So long as a woman is not interested In any man, she doesn't care so much If told that she is looking older. , Tou don't know what real work is like unless you have been a drug clerk at some period of your existence. Probably no one in the world was ever satisfied with Sunday who didn't spend the day with- his sweetheart, or at a camp meeting. It was found that the Society to Sup press Useless Noises had four preach ers as members, and as some of them can be heard preaching two blocks away, the club has disbanded. POINTED PARAGRAPH 3 From the Chicago News- Lean dogs growl more than fat ones. A woman's age is an Imaginary quan tity. The earth, ia a turner and the sun Is a tanner. great man is seldom taken at his true value, but lots of others sell out for more than they are worth. Where there's a will there's always one or more lawyers. The motorman on the electric street car is a. nonconductor. A short story is like a bobtail horse; the tale is not continued. "Wise is the man who pays for what he gets, and gets what he pays for. A man's sins seldom find him out un til after his neighbors expose him. In the country they call fun wicked ness; in the city they call wickedness fun. Beware of the bottle especially if It it is broken and you are a bicycle rider. A cynic is a person who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. . -The average youth would rather come Into a ready-made fortune than to be come a self-made man. If a woman is jealous of her husband it usually keeps her so busy she hasn't much time for anything else. A young man may dislike to hear a pretty girl whistle, but he never objects to the kissable pucker she gets on her mouth. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Summer over? R there, oyster! An I specialist the egotist. Now for autumn openings. Fall in! A woman with a bad temper ia sel dom the rage. When It comes to board, every man should expect to plank down. Now that the dog days a-e over, we may prepare for the cat nights. The marriage tie sometimes connects a man with his wife's apron, strings. The faith cure would be all right if it would only cure people of their faith in it. ' Teller "Most women get off a Joke as they get off a trolley car." Askin "Hows that?" Teller "Backward." Hoax "Why are alt politicians stout?" Joax "Give it up. I should think the wiry man would be the one to succeed." No matter how unscrupulous a wo man may be. when it comes to a ques tion of pencils you could scarcely call her a sharper. T admit that you have a strong will, but I shall break it," exclaimed the shrewish wife. "Not until I am dead, thank heaven," replied her hus band. ' Magistrate "Why don't you reform?" Prisoner "I haven't time." Magistrate "Fortunately I have some at my dis posal. I think I can spare you six months." ' Muggins "Newlywed has stopped playing poker since his marriage." Buggins "Yes; I suppose he's studying up cribbage." The nation's in elation; 1 Excuse this autumn whoop. The clam takes his vacation, f And the oyster's in the soup. THOUGHT HE SAW A TRAIN. Kansas City Southern Engineer Jumps From Engine and is Killed. Pittsburg, Kas., Sept. 5. Tom Coch rane, an engineer on the Kansas City Southern railroad, was killed last night rear Neosho, Mo., under very peculiar circumstances. He was coming north with a heavy train, and when starting down a heavy grade coming into Neo sho he thought he saw the headlight of an approaching train. He instantly put on the air brakes, but found that they did not work, and turning to his fireman, Mr. Morrison, he shouted, "My air is gone, and so am I," and then sprang through the cab window. Mor rison remained with the train and brought it to a standstill after running though the yards at Neosho. A search ing party for the engineer found him a short distance from the track, with his neck broken. His strange act in jump ing through the cab window is a mys tery to the railroad men here and the crew of the train he was pulling. He was known to be ah experienced and careful engineer and the impression pre vails that he was not right in his mind at the t:rne, or that he was suffering from some sort of nervousness which made a collision appear instant and un avoidable. The unfortunate man was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers and has a wife and family living in Decatur. 111., where his body waa for warded for burial. TWO NEW BANKS. One In Ness County, the Other at Heading. Two new state banks have been organ teed this week. The first chartered is the State bank, of Ransom, Ness county, the other being the First State bank, of Read ing. Lyon county. The capital stock of the Ness county bank is $5,000. The directors are as fol lows: J. S. Shellenbarger, Mound City, Mo., Charles Harschem, I. N. Goodwin and Ira O. Shellenbarger, of Ransom, and C. L. Rogers, of Ness City. The Reading bank has a capital of $12. 000. The directors are: C. C. Patton, J. E. Hyde. K. M. Nelson. John IMckson. Dan Gaughan, O. C. Jones. L. B. Sheldon, H. G. Landis and Roger Jones. Leavenworth Overalls Factory. The Union Overalls Manufacturing com pany of Leavenworth, which was today granted a charter, numbers among its di rectors E. E. Murphy, the Democratic politician who wanted to be superintend ent of insurance under Governor Leedy. The company has a capital of $10,000. The other directors are: Henry Ettenson, Richard Springer, I. R. Anthony, jr., and L. T. Palmer. Dan Anthony, another member of the directory, is postmaster at Leavenworth, and a Republican politi cian. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Leoti Beede, the. six-weeks-old daughter of Edward Beede. of 1936 Kansas avenue, died Tuesday. The funeral was held from the house today at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the Topeka cemetery. California Republicans. Santa Cruz. Cal., Sept. 5. Perfect weather greeted the delegates at the open ing of the Republican state convditn today. A few caucuses were held, but uie majority of the delegates took advantage of the fact that the convention was not to be called until afternoon and betook themselves to other points of Interest. Even at headquarters there was little poli tics doing. Mrs. Thorpe has several typhoid fever patients and two cancer patients who need gowns, sheets and old underwear. Those Vli l I T tTMl ailAh omlnliu ahiMlli4 rnHfir Mrs. Thorpe, . IN HOTEL CORRIDORS. "I do not consider it a pleasure to see a man under the influence of liquor,' said an ex-newspaper man at the Cope land, "but I believe that some of the greatest mirth provoking incidents it has been my pleasure to witness were occasioned by men who were more or less intoxicated. When I was in the newspaper business there was a theory that every good man, no matter In what department he was employed, was nec essarily a drinking man, and, unless the man was an habitual drunkard, little or no objection was made to his drinking. That most of the bright men in the pro fession did drink is a matter of his tory, but I doubt very much if the habit made them any better, and I know that a number of them failed because of too great Indulgence and others died from its effects. But to return to the amusing incidents which I spoke of. I was work ing on a paper down in a boom town in 1S87 and at that time experienced newspaper men were in demand, for new dailies were springing up all over the country like mushrooms. The paper on which I was employed was short handed and, after a lot of trouble, se cured a telegraph editor named Mont gomery from somewhere in the east. With him came a reporter who had worked in the same office with the tele graph editor. They became great friends a3 neither knew a soul in the town and they naturally sought each others society. Montgomery was a very dignified appearing man; straight, tall, with a pointed mustache and a goatee which he kept waxed. He was a Ken tuckian and wore the traditional slouch hat of the men from that state. Mont gomery also followed the traditions of his native state in the matter of drink ing, although he did not drink to ex cess, and it would be impossible to tell from his demeanor that he ever took a drink. One day Montgomery and his friend, the reporter, took a day off, and that day marked his fall. He had been well received by the people of the town, and cut quite a figure socially, but on the day he took the lay off he queered himself forever. They got drunk, and the figure they cut was a sight to behold. They came up to the office in the evening, the reporter act ing as most Intoxicated men do, talk ing loud and laughing, but Montgom ery retained his dignity through it all. He would occasoinally reprimand his friend for his conduct, while it was im possible for him to sit on a table with out swaying like a tree in a gale. His coat was buttoned tightly and in his endeavor to keep his mustache in order he had pulled one waxed end down while the other pointed straight up. His clothes were dusty and showed traces of mud. When he finally decided to leave the office two of the boys followed, for they feared he would fall down the stairs, and that is just what he did. He seemed to let loose when he took the first step and rolled down like a ball, sprawling on the sidewalk In a well lighted street. The boys ran down and hastened to assist him to his feet As soon, as he regained an unsteady foot ing he pushed them back, saying in his most dignified manner: 'Stand back, gentlemen; I need no assistance. That is the way I always come down stairs." " "I see by the papers that the coal sup ply of England has been about exhaust ed, and that they are now purchasing their fuel in the United States," said a Californian at the National who was here today on business. "If the Eng lish mines do give entirely out we can supply them for years to come from the inexhaustible fields of the east and south, but at present the English must be having about the same experience we of the Pacific coast have had. The one great drawback to the western coast country is the lack of fuel. Of course there Is plenty of timber, but that does not take the place of coal when it comes to make steam for big engines. The expense of fuel has kept down all at tempts at large manufactories of all kinds. The nearest coal fields are in New Mexico and the haul is long with virtually no competition. Vessels which coal on the coast have to pay an enor mous price for their fuel. This lack of coal has injured the growth of Califor nia more than any one thing. When the oil wells were first sunk in Los Angeles and it was found that crude petroleum could be had in unlimited quantities the people were jubilant, for at that time it was believed that crude petroleum could be successfully used as fuel. The Southern California and Southern Pa cific railroads had engines rebuilt so that the crude oil could be used as fuel under the boilers, but it was not a complete success. The oil, which is black and thick, almost like tar, is forced in a fine stream from a feed pipe and mixed with a spray of superheated steam. It makes a fierce heat, and has the advantage of making no ashes and no cinders: but there are numerous ob jections which the engineers have been unable to overcome. It may in time, by improved Inventions, take the place of coal as a fuel, but at present there are no indications that point that way. However, if crude petroleum is ever successfully used as fuel it will be a great thing both for California and Eng land, but it will be decidedly hard on the coal miners In Pennsylvania and Alabama, for they are at present sup plying the greatest part of the coal." "I was talking the other day with a physician who has had a great deal ot experience with men who dfink to excess and I took advantage of the opportunity to ask him a question that has long been puzzling me," said a traveling man who really and truly does not drink. "I have heard So often that when a man has the delirium tremens he sees snakes and rep tiles, that I wanted to know if such was the case and, if so, why. When I was a boy the expression "snakes in the boots' was connected in my mind with a drunk ard; probably because I had been told drunkards saw snakes, and probably be cause of the colored picture cards which were given out at the Band of Hope meetings, which represented a large and variegated assortment of snakes crawl ing from a boot and sticking their fork ed tongues towards a poor frightened creature who was sitting up in bed look ing at them with protruding eyes. The MALARIA ..' CHILLS AND FEVER FEVER AND AGUE CONQUERED. Hadway's Kea&y Eelief Not only cures the patient seized with this terrible foe to settlers in' newly settled districts, where the Malaria or Augue exists, but If people exposed to It will, every morning on getting out of bed, take twenty or thirty drops of the Ready Relief in a glass of water, and eat, say, a cracker, they will escape attacks. This must be done before going out. There is not a remedial ' agent in the world that will cure Fever and Ague and all other malarial, bilious, and other fevers, aided by Rad way's Pills, so quicky as n Lev UD 111 SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. ok 0 t iV cards were supposed -to convey to our child minds the dreadful end we would eventually arrive at if we persisted in sucking cider from a barrel with a straw. The physician told me that he had never heard from a patient who had been through the tremens that snakes apepared to him in his delirium. It would be impossible to tell you of all the strange freaks of the mind during the delirium that he told me of, but some of them were very strange and unaccount able. One case he mentioned of a law yer who was a hard drinker. The law yer always kept a quart of whisky handy even when he went to bed so that if he waked in the night he could take a drink and it would also be handy for the morning drink. He had become so saturated with liquor that it was neces sary to take it all the time in order to keep up his nervous system. One night he spilled the liquor without knowing it ana wnen ne awakened about miamgnt and reached to the side of the bed for the bottle he found it was empty. He at tempted to go to sleep again, but it was impossible and in a short time his dis ordered nervous system began to show the lack of stimulant. He noticed that things began to move In the room, and soon a large rooster, larger than any he had ever seen, got in the room. The rooster had horns like a Texas steer and it at once charged the lawyer. He jumped from the bed and ran around it. Fortunately the bed was in the center of the room and he could run around it. The rooster pursued him around that bed for at least 15 minutes and then dis appeared. The lawyer was exhausted and at once took advantage of the roos ter's absence to take a rest. It came in again later and the same performance was enacted. When It disappeared that time it occurred to the man that there was no rooster with horns and that he was having the delirium tremens just a light advance attack. He knew that if he could get whisky he would be all right, so he at once went to the cellar and secured a fresh supply. The doctor asked him why he had not done so in the first place, and he answered that it seemed so real he did not doubt that it was a freak of some kind escaped from a circus. Besides that he said that he had always been led to believe that tremens were always accompanied with snakes. "If it had been a snake," he said, 'I would have gone at once for whisky, but that blamed rooster fooled me into making a race horse of myself.' TO SUPPORT BRYAN. Leading Negroes Will Appeal to Their Race to Divide Vote. Nashville, Tenn., Sept. B. The leading negroes of the south, including the edu cated and more enlightened class, have a move on foot looking to the support of Bryan for president by the voters- of their race. This scheme is sweeping the country in so far as the leaders are concerned, and many of them, including William Crosswlth, a negro lawyer of this city, are at present in secret con ference in another city making the final plans. They will place before their brothers a simple, lucid proposition, which they claim will draw a heavy vote from the Republican party. The Rev. Dr. Sutton E. Griggs, pas tor of the First Baptist church of this city, this afternoon delivered a red-hot speech to a big negro assemblage, dur ing which he laid the groundwork for carrying out the idea in this section. He stated that It , was their purpose to conduct a strong fight against the Republican foreign policy and work for Bryan, taking the position that the na tives of the Philippines are practically in the same condition now that of slavery as the negro in the south, be fore the war. He charged that the Republican party is responsible for this, has changed front and is now subjecting the inhabitants of the islands to the treatment of vas sals, and that a negro vote for McKin ley would be ont of approval of this policy. This is, the line -upon which the fight among the negroes is to be made. Griggs said that the negro must feel free to vote his honest convictions in any campaign, and if there is to be a law, social or oth erwise, to compel the negro to vote one certain tieket, he is cot free, but has made an exchange of masters. He admonished the negroes that one party can start out good and change, and that they should look to the condi tions and issues of today, and not vote with a party for past favors. He said: "The ballot box is no place to make a vote of thanks for past services." The address was well received. Griggs refused to tell anything whatever about the scheme, stating that the move will be launched at the end of the present conference. This is in line with the sug gestion of Bishop Turner of Georgia, who has come out for Bryan. RUSSIA'S DESIRE As Voiced Through the Hedum of the Official JournaL St. Petersburg, Sept. 5. The official Journal de St. Petersburg, reiterating the statement that Russia's only desire is to end the disturbances in China a speedily as possible, ."preparatory to which the re establishment of the Chinese government, is necessary," contends that "military ac tion beyond Fekin would only arouse fresh complications." The paper adds, "Nothing but the action of the lawful government of China can accomplish lasting, salutary results. Therefore, it Is necessary to re-establtsh its authority at Pekin and the withdrawal of the representatives of the powers to Tien Tsin will be helpful in this direction as it would be regarded in China aa proof that the powers have remained true to the spirit which inspired the original pro gramme." The Journal de St. Petersburg concludes: "However great may be the just indig nation which events in China have pro voked In all civilized countries, the Rus sian government, while examining with necessary calmness all the questions raised by the recent occurrences adheres unalterably to the principle forming the basis of her policy, namely, the mainten ance of peace with all the powers who are solidly united for the common good." . No Special Committee. Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 5. President Carter of the Benati, ruled out of order the resolution offered for the appoint ment of a special committee of two Democrats and two Republicans to sit with the regular election commission to consider bills for amending the election law. Pending an appeal senate adjourn ed. The house held a general discussion in which members indicated their prefer ences for the provisions of an election law. Tourist Bates to Colorado and IT tab 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 loth, at greatly reduced rates. See nearest ticket agent or write H. C TOWNSEND, G. P. & T. A.. St. Louis, lit F. E. NIPPS, Agent, Topeka. Kansas. $4.62 Wichita and Return $4.62. VIA ROCK ISLAND ROUTE. Tickets on sale Sept. 3 to 7. inclusive; final return limit Sept. 8th. INTENSE RITALRT Develops at Montana State Republi can Convention. Helena, Mont, Sept. 5. State Chair man Woolman called the Republican state convention to order at the auditor ium at 11 o'clock today. The city is crowded with visitors. Among the ar rivals were United States Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota, and Former Sena tor John L. Wilson, of Washington, both of whom will deliver speeches before the convention tonight. The chief fight be fore the resolutions committee will pro bably be on the eight hour question, but as the Butte and Helena conventions have declared favorably it will doubt less be adopted. ' It is not believed the convention can complete its work today as there is in tense rivalry for the chief offices. The leading candidates are: For governor, David E. Folsom, of Lewiston; A. L. Babcock, of Billings; ex-Governor White Dillon, William Lind say, of Glendive, and Peter Larson, of Helena, with the chances highly favor able to Folsom. For congressman, S. G. Murray will doubtless receive the nomi nation. For associate justice, out of a dozen candidates, Rudolph von Tobel of Fergus county seems to be the leading candidate. For lieutenant governor, A. J. Bennett and Henry Elling, both of Virginia City are aspirants. Mayor Ed wards, of Helena, Is the favorite candi date for state treasurer and T. J. Porter of Miles City for attorney general, al though F. E. Smith, of Lewistown is making a strong fight for the latter of fice. For secretary of state, A. N. Toder Is opposed. Chairman Woolman, after a brief address introduced W. F. Meyer as temporary chairman who was select ed, by the state committee last night. The usual committees were appointed and the convention recessed until 1-30 p. m. RAILROAD BLAMED. Coroner's Jury Says Jacob Rol ler's Death Due to Carelessness. The coroner's Jury which listened to the testimony concerning the cause of the death of Jacob Roller rendered a verdict this morning holding the Union Pacific railway company responsible, and decided that he came to bis death through carelessness of the company employes. The jury was composed of L. M. Carter, J. S. Conwell, A. Lux, M. Wag goner, J. U. Hunter and J. M. Bryan. It required only about 30 minutes for them to arrive at a decision. Engineer D. M. Smith said at the hearing this morning that he gave the regular crossing whistle at the whistling post and again later when about 150 feet from the crossing. Almost imme diately after this he saw Roller was go ing onto the track and gave the emer gency whistle. They were then too close to stop the train. The engineer stated that be did all In his power to save him. Two farmers who were driving just behind Mr. Roller saw the train and shouted to warn him. He heard the shouts and looked around, but appax ently did not see the train. The men testified that if the engineer did whistle that they did not hear it because of their excitement in trying to attract Roller's attention to the train. They were questioned as to what di rection the wind was in, so as to find out whether the train could have been easily heard. Neither of the witnesses could remember anything on this point. It was brought out in the hearing that the crossing at this point is con sidered very dangerous, and that other accidents have been narrowly averted. The road and the railroad track form a V-shaped angle at this point. ' Between the road and the railway about half way between the whistling post and the point where the road crosses the track is a house. Trees sur round the house, and while passing the house it is almost impossible to see an approaching train. After passing the house a train may be seen. Mr. Roller was twice married. His second wife survives him. He was born in 1812 and was 78 years old. In 1856 he located in Shawnee county, coming here from Ohio. During the year fol lowing his wife died and he went back to Ohio. Two years later he moved back to his farm near Menoken, and has lived there ever since. He is the father of fourteen children, all of whom are living except three girls. Nine of the children were girls. The boys all live at home and help run the place. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at the Prairie Home church, and the burial will be in the Prairie Home cemetery. HOSPITAL ON FIRE. Portland, Ore., Sept. 5. A general alarm has been turned in just now for a fire at the Good Samaritan hospital. Many lives are imperiled. COLORADO FLYER. Via "Great Bock Island Route." Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m., arriving Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00 o'clock next a. m. SENATOR O, R PL ATT. The Connecticut Statesman Investigating the Cuban Scandal. I'A ,t mm w, gmr, a kJ ft; ft JJ, w Jit iL$Jk W W ' an y. One of the busiest men In the Senate today is Hon. O. H. Piatt, of the Nutmeg state, who is pushing a vigorous investigation of the Cuban scandal. This is his latest photograph. PENSIONS FOR CARRIERS. Measure For That Purpose Discussed at Detroit. Detroit, Sept. 5. The much discussed letter carriers' pension' bill was today presented to the carriers' national con vention. After considerable debate it was ordered printed and will be taken up later. The bill provides for a relief of disabled and infirm letter carriers to be raised by deducting the following per centages from salaries of all letter car riers: From those employed less than ten years 2 per cent per annum; ten to fifteen years' employment 3 per cent; twenty to twenty-five years 4 per cent; after twenty-five years 5 per cent. In capacitated or infirm carriers who are retired after between five and ten years' employment receive annually a sum equal to 20 per cent of their last annual .salary; those employed ten to fifteen years 30 per cent of last salary; fifteen to twenty years 40 per cent; upwards of twenty years 50 per cent, and after twenty-five years a life annuity. The committee on new business recom mended appointment of a special com mittee to attend to adjustment before the postmaster of any abuses inflicted by postmasters. The report was adopted. The directors of the association Insur ance branch reported 112 death claims, aggregating $278,578, paid Bince that feature was organized, nine years ago, and no claims unpaid. On a question of Inviting Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, to address the con vention there was a sharp division. While Mr. Gompers waited in the lobby, three votes were taken amid much con fusion. The result was announced as yeas 248; nays 103, many not voting. Mr. Gompers spoke effectively, addressing the delegates as "fellow union men." He urged that the association would be a greater gainer in strength if it would affiliate with the American Federation of Labor. A resolution endorsing a bill providing uniform $1,200 salaries for car riers, was adopted. There was a long debate upon a resolution for appoint ment of a committee to negotiate with the railway mail clerks and postofflce clerks' associations with the object of joint action in the interest of legislation favorable to postal employes. Many of the delegates opposed any sort of amal gamation but the resolution was finally adopted after the president and secre tary had been added to the committee. This afternoon the convention took a pleasure ride to Mt. Clemens. LATEST FROM VERMONT Republican Plurality Now Esti mated at 32,000. White River Junction, Vt., Sept. 5. Early this afternoon Ira Allen, chair man of the state committee, made the statement that 200 out of 246 cities and towns In the state give Stickney, Re publican, for governor, 42,323; Senter, Democrat, 14,898. The same towns In 1896 gave Grout, Republican, 46.378; Jackson, Democrat, 12,795. From these figures Mr. Allen says it Is safe to call Stickneys plurality 32,000. The most conservative estimate of the standing of the legislature, based on the returns received up to early this after noon show that the senate will be Re publican throughout and that the Re publicans will hold 200 seats out of the 246 seats in the house. In 1896 the Dem ocrats elected 21 representatives and in 188 they elected 42. v The two Republican candidates for congress were elected by figures gener ally corresponding with the plurality of the candidate for governor. PROTEST WITHDRA WN. Wolff's Packing House Given a Small Piece of Ground. The city council last evening granted Chas. Wolff a small piece of land ad' joining his packing house at the foot of Monroe street. Mr. Bennet R. Wheeler, who represents the canning factory on the opposite side of the street from the pack ing house, was on hand to enter a pro test against the vacation of the street, but upon examination of the engineer's plats and on discussion of the subject, it was ascertained that the niece of ground desired was only about 25 feet square and was a part of the river bank, between the piece of railway track and the river, and not a strip of the street 25x150, as here tofore understood. Mr. w neeier accord ingly decided to withdraw the protest, and the ordinance was passed unanimously. NATIONAL PARTY MEETS. Favors Gold, But is Against Im perialism. New York, Sept. 5. The National, otherwise known as the Third ticket party assembled in Carnegie Lyceum to day to nominate a National ticket. T. M. Osbom, who presided at the Indian apolis convention was In the chair.There were delegates present from the states of Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, Louisiana, Maine, Connecticut, Massa chusetts, New York, Iowa and Pennsyl vania. , The platform of the party has four planks, favoring anti-imperialism, the gold standard, civil service reform and opposing all special privileges. . iliS ,s5 Wt w. .asA V eW ff l$T4 ' kw -- i" A i m. at - -. je jar. J", . WE MUST REPEAT. When EverytodY in Topeka Tells the Same Story. It Is hard to say new things about Doan's Kidney Pills. They cure the lame and aching back, the sufferer from kidney disorders and - the troubles of those whose urinary . organism is wrong in Its action. That they do this is so easy to prove that not a vestiga of doubt remains. Public endorsement of local citizens is easily proven. Read this case: Mrs. A. W. Wells, of 613 Chandler street, says: "For three or four years I was troubled with kidney trouble. The heavy, bearing down aching through my loins and acioss the small of my back, was frequently so bad that I could only stand for a short time. When I caught cold I suffered severely and the pain extended up Into my head and almost set me wild. I doctored and took a -great many remedies but ob tained nothing but transitory relief. I got a box of Doan's Kidney Pills from Rowley Jk Snow's drug store and the benefit . received from the treatment rendered my back and kidneys better than they had been for a long time. I take pleasure In recommending a rem edy from which I derived such satis factory results." Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by Row ley & Snow, 600 Kansas avenue and all other dealers. Price 50 cents. Mailed by Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y-, sole agents for the U. S. Remember the name Doan's and take no substitute. HIS ENLARGED DUTIES. Mr. Parker Will Be Joint Superin tendent For Santa Pe aad Col orado Southern Track a It is practically certain that Mr. R. J. Parker, now superintendent of the western division of the Santa Fe, will be made joint .superintendent of the Santa Fe and Colorado Southern tracks between Denver and Pueblo. General Manager Mudge of the Santa eF said today that while the contract as agreed upon by the officers of the two roads had not yet been signed, there waa no doubt that it would gu through. The contract will be signed within the next 30 days, and Mr. Park er's appointment will then be an nounced. The action will leave a vacancy which will probably result in several changes being made among the division officials of the Santa Fe. M'CLELLAN NAMED. Nominated Por Governor of Connec ticut by Republicans. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 6. The Re publicans of Connecticut met in conven tion here today to nominate a state ticket and presidential electors. The in cident of the convention was the con test for control between O. R. Fyler, chairman of the Republican state com mittee, and Samuel Fessenden, former national committeeman, aa principals behind two candidates for the nomina tion for governor, Mr. Fessenden favor ing D. T. Warner of Salisbury, and Mr. Fyler supporting George P. McClellan of Simsbury. Congressman Ruesell, who was made temporary chairman last night, was continued as permanent chairman. The committee on credentials reported no contest and the convention proceeded to nominate a candidate for governor. George P. MoClellan was .nominated on the first ballot. Lost Students Pound. Rome, Sept. C. The students, Harry Hengel and George Laughney, reported lost in the catacombs, were found early this morning by some German students who carrying torches and guided by the archeologist Signor Marucchi, searched for them ail night long. Powers is Sentenced. Georgetown, Ky., Sept. 6. Judge Can trill today overruled the bill of excep tion In the case of ex-Secretary of State Caleb Powers, convicted aa ac cessory before the fact to the assassina tion of William Qoebel, and sentenced the prisoner for life. New Burai Mail Route. Washington, Sept. 6. Rural free de livery service will be established Sep tember 15 as follows In Kansas: Oska loosa, Jefferson county, one carrier; length of route, 22V6 miles; area cov ered, 35 square miles; population served, 500; number of houses on route, 105; carrier, E. K. Smalley. Veterinarians Elect Officers. Detroit, Sept. 5. The American Vet erinary Medical association today elect ed the following officers: President, Dr. T. Butler, Indianapolis; secretary. Dr. S. Stewart, Kansas City; treasurer. Dr. W. H. Lowe, Paterson, N. J. The as sociation elected twenty-five new mem bers today. Biver Steamer Sinks. Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 6. The small Mississippi river steamer Ralph engaged in the lower trade, struck an obstruction and sank today. All hands were saved. The loss is total. She was of 150 tons burden and valued at $20,000. Cavern Social Repeated. The Underground Cavern Social will be repeated tonight at First Congrega tional church. Admission, including re freshments, 15c, or 2 for 25c. . Electria spectacular effects. Improvements have been made and the entertainment will be even better than before. TALK No. 07. Stenographers. There Is hardly any class of work that taxes the eyes so severely as the work of stenographers. Run ning a typewriter as rapidly as most of our good stenographers do. requires constant attention to the key board. The eyes must keep pace with the fingers. Even if the eyes are perfect such continuous work is tiresome. If there is a slight defect of the eyes it becomes doubly so. In some cases they be come Inflamed and irritated. Ii others there is pain In the eve balls or a blurring of the letters upon th keys. Others suiter from headache or with smarting and burning of the eyes at night. Glassfs in such cases are m wonderful relief. They help to do the focussing and take the strain from the eves. If every stenographer who feels the slight est sign of eye strain would wear glasses while at work they would not only make the work easier, but would strengthen and preserve the eyes. My exclusive attention Is given to fitting glasses. CHAS. BENNETT, OPTICIAN. . 730 Kansaj Avenue. Established 1579.