TOPEKA STATE JOTJKNAI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTE3IBER 5, 1900.
TOrEKA STATE JOURNAL
BY FRANK P. MAC.LENSAN.
VOLUME XXVII ..No. 213
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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
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.
, 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
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
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
. -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
From the Philadelphia Record.
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
' 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
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
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
Muggins "Newlywed has stopped
playing poker since his marriage."
Buggins "Yes; I suppose he's studying
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
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.
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
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
CHILLS AND FEVER FEVER AND
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
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
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
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.
"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.
As Voiced Through the Hedum of the
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
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
Tourist Bates to Colorado and IT tab
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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
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Tickets on sale Sept. 3 to 7. inclusive;
final return limit Sept. 8th.
Develops at Montana State Republi
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
Coroner's Jury Says Jacob Rol
ler's Death Due to
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
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
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 funeral will be held Thursday
morning at the Prairie Home church,
and the burial will be in the Prairie
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.
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.
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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
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
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
The platform of the party has four
planks, favoring anti-imperialism, the
gold standard, civil service reform and
opposing all special privileges.
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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
My exclusive attention Is given to
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