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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENZNG. NOVEMBER 20, 1900 TOPEKA STATE JOiRXAL BY FRANK P. MACtENSAN. VOLUME XXVII ...No. 278 Daily eufition, delivered bv carrier. 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in any sas towa where the paper baa a carrier system. By mail, one year J3 Ky mail, three months -90 Weekly edition, one year " PPRMiVFVT ROMS. Topeka State Journal building. 8" and WJl Kanuas avenue, corner oi utaift NKW YORK OFFICE. Temple fourr Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, MgT. CTTTCAOO OFKTCF. Stock Kxchange Bldff. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. Tf I.TfPHnNFS. lousiness Ofr'ee Bell 'Phone 501 P.eDorters' Koom Bell 'Phono BT7 Probably the country has heard the last of the silver Republicans and the gold Democrats. Tammany's reform movement Is looked upon In some quarters as an effort to replenish the depleted treasury. When Boss Croker finishes the job of reforming- New Tork, perhaps he might tie induced to come to Topeka and clean oft the Joints. There will be a large amount of avail able cash in the United States treasury vhen congress convenes, but that body la believed to be equal to the task of spending? it. Aa an additional evidence of the growth of socialism In New England, a bill has been offered in the Vermont leg islature providing for the establishment if a state distillery.' The attention of the Good Hoads con gress, now Jn session in Chicago, is di rected to the fact that there ore enough convicts in American prisons to do an Immense amount of road building in the course of a year. Political fusion has never scored a success of more than a temporary and unimportant character. Yet it never teems to occur to people of like opinion, tut belonging to different organisations, to get together in any other way. In the Hawaiian election of congres sional ,delegate a native prince was de feated by the husband of an Italian rrineess. The successful candidate had the support of the deposed queen. If this be imperialism, let tqwaxa Atkm eon make the most of it. To the credit of General Weyler's rep utation for good sense, it is reported that he denies having said, that he could have driven the American army cut of Cuba. The Yankees may be slow at times but they always accomplish poorer or later what they undertake. This applies to the Philippines also. It may take 100.000 men and years of time but the inhabitants will be assimilated. The state of Pennsylvania during the last year has purchased more than 100, 000 acres of land to be used as a fores try reservation. The policy of using land that is not adapted to agrioulture for the purpose of timber culture has Iheen adopted by both Pennsylvania and Kew York, the objects being to insure B necessary measure of rainfall, to pre prve the purity of mountain streams, to provide for the even flow of streams the power of which is utilized by manu facturers, and the like. THEY CAME DOWN". From the St. Louia Post-Dispatch. The threat of a government armor plate plant brought the steel trust to termsL The contract just closed by Secretary Long with the Carnegie and Bethlehem companies calls for 88,000 tons of armor trlate for the 17 warships now under con struction. The transaction involves the expenditure of more than $1.000,000. The two companies first bid $545 a ton find declared that they could never, no never, go below that figure. But con tress, during the last session, authorized the secretary of the navy to insist upon ntl-mor.opoly prices, and if the trust should prove olotinate prepare for a government plant. Then the companies surrendered They found out that after sjII they could make money at $420 a ion. and that offer was accepted for the bulk of the plates. For the rest the jjrice is $411. When the government meets the mo nopolists courageously they can be made To give way. They fear government jilants of all sorts and the mere threat c.f such a policy is enough to bring them to terms, Having proved so successful Sn this case the club will probably be ruse! again. A RECORD BREAKING OCTOBER October exports have broken all monthly records in the history of the commerce of the United States, and the ten months of 1900 ending with October also break the record of exports for the corresponding period of preceding years end give assurance that the calendar 3ear 1900 will show the largest exports In the history of our foreign commerce. The total exports during the month of October, as shown by the records of the treasury bureau of statistics, were $163, 093,597, or practically double the exports cf October, 1894. when they were $83,653, 121. The total for the ten months ending with October, 1SD0, is $1,194,775,205, or rractically double that of .the ten months ending with October, 1S94, Ei I orts exceeded imports during the ten rronths ending with October by praeti-. cally 500 million dollars or, to be exact, S49S.667.936; while in the corresponding ten months of 194 imports exceeded ex ports by $96,663,369. The year 1900 will for the first time in the history of our commerce show an export of more than 5100,000,000 value in every month of the year, while for the first time a single month October, 1906 passes the 150 million dollar line, being aa already sta ted, $163, $93. 597, against the highest pre ceding record of $134,157,225, which was made in March, 1900. Agriculture, mining and manufactures Jiave jointly contributed to this enor mous increase In our export business. The details of the tenth month of the year, October, have not yet been com pleted, but those for the nine months ending with September show that agri cultural exports are 60 million dollars gerater in 1900 than in 1S99; manufactures, sixty million dollars greater; products of the mine, 7 millions in excess of the corresponding months of the preceding year, and products of the forest 5 millions greater than in the nine months of 1899. It is especially in raw cotton, and manufactured iron and steel, however, that the greatest growth is shown. Exports of cotton in the sin gle month of October amounted to over 150,000,000, against 28 millions in Octo ber, 1899, 30 millions in October, 1898, and 32 millions in October, 1897. Manufac tures of iron and steel show for the nine months ending with September, $97,313, 060, against $76,569,205 in the correspond ing months of 1899, J39, 990.665 in the cor responding months of 1898, and $45,693, 334 in the corresponding months of 1897, having thus more than doubled In three years' time. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. No one is ever too busy to tell his troubles. An Atchison family has all the lux uries of life and none of the necessities. You will never profit by your mis takes as long as you blame others for them. A man is never old until he begins to look as if he had neglected to bathe and shave. The general idea of a "fearless newspaper" is one that jumps onto everybody. When it is said of a man that he is "over-worked," it probably means that he is getting old. You never hear of a girl these days who enters a convent because she was jilted. She begins a breach of promise suit. Some people hear foolish stories dur ing an election excitement, and believe them after the election ia over and for gotten. It isn't necessary for the average man to do something desperate to attract attention: all he need do is to go to church. It ia a Question which causes more sleepless nights: babies, or love affairs. Very few people have both at the same time. If a man thinks he is wronged and tells you his troubles, don't say there is another side to the story, or oe wm think you are a fool. It develops that an Atchison woman. who told her husband that she gave up her card clubs to please him, gave them up because it made her mad tnai sne never won a prize. One reason the women admire "Sher lock Holmes" is that he wails in the last act that his life has been too vile to mate with a pure woman's. The women rather admire that kind of talk. We all pay too much attention to the "higher life," to art, to literature, and that sort of thing, and underestimate the value of industry, good conduct, a good cellar, a good cistern, a good kitchen, good habits, good clothes, and clean teeth. You no doubt "hear" things every day that are not true, and repeat them. Try not to do it. It is surpris ing how many things are told that are untrue and cruel; it is surprising how many people like this sort of talk. Be above circulating an untrue and dam aging story about anyone, to oblige some mischievous gossip. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. A good book la a tonic for the mind. Faith and hope may die, but charity is immortal. The more a wise man thinks the less he is apt to talk. Poetical genius is often but an uncom mon degree of imagination. You may be unable to oblige, but you can at least speak obligingly. . What poor, defenseless creatures wo men would be if they couldn't cry! Selfishness is the root of many un desirable specimens of prosperity. An enraged man tears his hair; an enraged woman, tears her husband's hair. Good resolutions and ladies who faint in a crowd should always be carried out. Saya a rural editor: "Money is close but not quite close enough for us to reach it." An artist's wife never admires her husband's work so much as when he is drawing a check for her. There are times when a man expresses the same idea by wagging his head that a dog does by wagging his tail. It seems that woman was made a little in advance of mirrors and she has managed to keep la front of them ever Bince. A tricky lawyer is like a man trou bled with insomnia he lies first on one side, then on the other, and is wide awake the whole time. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The chrysanthemum can't complain that it has no show. Some business men are always on time, and others pay cash. It isn't necessary for a man to use scales in order to have hia own way. No, Maude, dear, a high flier !s not always a man who goes in for aerial navigation. The barber can't say that his face is his fortune. His fortune lies in other men's mugs. If a waiter gets his tip, he doesn't care whether his customer is a female or a fee male. Lofter "Do you play golf, Mr. Blunt?" Mr. Blunt "No; but I saw a game once, and I couldn't tell the difference be tween the cads and the caddies." "High aims," said the philosopher.who had been drawn into a poker game, "are the greatest factors in success. I deal " "No, you don't. You dealt the last hand," interrupted a man with low, beetling brows. "I see," remarked the star boarder, "that a new cult has been started advo cating the use of uncooked food exclu sively." "S h h hi not so loud!" whispered the nervous boarder; "the landlady might hear you." Tommy "Pop, tell me some conun drums." Tommy's Pop "Conundrums? Why. I don't know any conundrums." Tommy "Oh, yes, you do. I heard mamma tell Aunt Mary today that you kept her guessing, all the time." Mrs. Buggina (home from the mati nee) "Oh, the play was just lovely. There was scarcely a dry eye in the house." Mrs. Buggins "That must have cast a sort of damper on the perform ance; or was it a tank drama?" "Hello, there!" exclaimed the cheer ful man. "How'dy do?" politely re turned the absent-minded man; "you'll er pardon me, I hope, but I don't re member your name." "You'll find it on the handle of that umbrella you are carrying. You borowed it from me six months ago," remarked the cheerful Lives of great men oft' remind ua, As we read biographies. That we can't all leave behind us Tales of chopped-down cherry trees. CIGARETTE LA "Vv-UPHELD. Justice Brewer Is Among the Dia seating Judges. Washington, Nov. 20. The United Slates supreme court has rendered an opinion in the case of William B. Austin versus the state of Tennessee, involv ing the validity of the state law regu lating the sale of cigarettes. The law was attac-Ved as an infringement of the right of congress to regulate interstate commerce. The Tennessee supreme court upheld the law, and this decision sustained that verdict, though not without disapproval cf some o; he positions taken, and then upon a very narrow margin, four out of rine members joining in a dissenting opinion, and another member of the court (Justice White) placing his assent upon grounds different from those an nounced by Justice Brown, who handed down the opinion. The case trew out of the importation of cigarettes into Tennessee from North Carolina. They were taken into the state in the ordinary sized cigarette packages, a Lout two by four inches, and th?se packages were loosely thrown into baskets, which were uncovered. The claim was made that these cigarette packages were what la known to the law as original packages; but, without clear ly defining an original package, the court held that it was clear that such packages could not be so considered. Justice Brown, in passing upon, the case. said that the packages were obviously made up with the view of evading the law, and, as he spoke he held one of the little cigarette cases up to view of his auditors. On this point the decision of the state court, to the effect that the packages were not original was fully confirmed. On another phase of the case the state court was not so fully en dorsed. The Tennessee eourt had held that cigarettes are not an article of commerce. With this view Justice Brown took issue, and he delivered quite a dessertation upon the subject. What ever is an object of barter and sale is he said, an article of commerces and must be so recognized. Tobacco had been such an article for years. It had been made the subject of taxation, and indeed had become more widely scattered than any other vegetable. Probably, he added, no other vegetable has contrib uted so much to the comfort and solace of the human race. This being the case, it was entirely beyond bounds to say that tobacco was not an article, of com merce. He then took notice of the claim that cigarettes are an especially harm ful form of tobacco, and, while he con ceded thst this might be the ease, hs remarked that this claim was of com paratively recent origin. Still he held that cigaretta are as much a subject of state regulation as is liquor, and he further held that while no state law could prohibit importation in original packages it was entirely competent for a legislature to regulate the sale because of general belief in the deleterious erteet of the article. There wan a dissenting opinion by Justice Shiraa, in which the chief justice and Justices Brewer and Peckham joined. They based their dissent on the theory that congress has exclusive con trol of interstate commerce. FIGURES OF FEMALES Exhibited at the World's Pair Sold to a Pottery Concern. Kokomo, Ind Nov. 20. Among the raw materials used in the manufacture of sanitary pottery at the Great West ern Pottery works,' this city, are several car loads of historical statuary and oth er plaster of paris figures which were on exhibition at the World's fair in Chicago in 1893. Going into the grinding hoppers and furnaces are semi-nude figures of females of robust physique, most of them minus an arm or leg or otherwise deficient in form through accident or de sign. These historical figures make ex cellent sanitary ware. They were pur chased of a Chicago contractor. Fame For an Atchison Girl. Miss Nina Marbourg, daughter of W. W. Marbourg, who is now in New York, recently wrote an interview with the man who played the original character of Marks in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and it was printed in the New York World, Miss Marbourg was employed in the Rock Island ticket office in Atchison while Ed McKeon was ticket agent here. She is 18 years of age, and it is said that she never went to school in her life. For the New York World interview she received $32, and she has also written a 5.000 word story for the Metropolitan Magazine, for which she is to receive $50. Miss Marbourg is now private sec retary to Harriet Hubbard Ayer. Atch ison Globe. Are Big Potatoes. Dick WiDsor of Oxford township brought some samples of potatoes to the farmers" institute today that made peo ple open their eyes. They are larger than the Colorado and Utah potatoes and Mr. Winsor says they are better to eat. They are early Ohios, without a blemish. He had less than an acre, from which he will get nearly 200 bushels. He has been growing these potatoes in Sumner county several years, and never failed on a crop until lat year when he planted on ground that was too low and the seed rotted. Charles Hall of Seventy-six township who planted Ear lyOhio potatoes this year dug 240 bush els from one acre a couple of weeks ago, and they were just as fine looking and good to eat as those raised in the Rocky Mountain valleys. Wellington Mail. A Village Blacksmith Saved His Little Son's Life. Mr. H. H. Black, the well-known village blacksmith at GrahamsviHe, Sullivan Co., N. Y.. says: "Our little son, five years old, has always been subject to croup and so bad have the attack been that we have feared many times that he would die. We have had the doctor and used many medicines, but Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is now our sole reliance. It seems to dissolve the tough mucus and by giv ing frequent doses when the croupy symp toms appear we have found that the dreaded croup is cured before it gets set tled." There is no danger in giving (his remedy for it contains no opium or other injurious drug and may be given as con fidently to a babe as to an adult. For sale by all druggists. Have you seen Smith? HERE'S THE FIRST. "Chan" Perdue Enters Kace For Secretary of State. Will Nurse Ilis Ambition For Two Tears. OTHER POLITICAL NEWS J. R. Burton Mistaken For State House Guide. Senator Elect Pestana Favors Radical Retrenchment. The first man to file on the office of secretary of state for 1902 is "Chan" Perdue, now postmaster at Beloit, Mr. Perdue is a Republican. Mr. Perdue has not personally sough., to enter a claim upon this place on the Republican state ticket, but his friends are talking about it to such an extent that some of the more enthusiastic among them have sent out notices to other friends to tell them of what Is going on and to solicit their support. If Perdue should get into the race he will have the support of probably 100 Shawnee county citizens from the very first. This is due to the fact that there are that many former residents of Beloit now in this city engaged in business. Perdue is a popular man and ia a pio neer in Mitchell county. One of the reasons why it is claimed he would prove a very strong factor in the race is the fact that it has been four years since the Sixth congressional dis trict has had one of the places on the state ticket. The last Sixth district man on the state ticket was Otis L. Atherton of Russell who was defeated for re-election to the office of state treasurer when Governor Morrill was defeated by Governor Leedy, Pestana For Retrenchment Harry Pestana of Russell, senator elect for the district composed of Rus sell, Ellsworth, Lincoln and Osborne counties, is one of the new Republican members of the legislature who believes in reform. Mr. Pestana will make a fight In the senate to cut off the appointment of cierks ror tna senators. "It is an unnecessary and useless ex travagance, says Mr. Pestana, "and I win work to have the custom abolished. It has been the custom to permit the senators to appoint clerks who sit around and look pleasant, , drawing mereior rne sum or $3 per day. Joke on Mr. Burton. J. R, Burton's dignity got a fearful shock at the Btate house a few days ago. Although it is a very painful sub iect to Mr. Burton, yet the politicians laugh at him, just the same. Carefully caparisoned iur tne aay a campaign tor senator, Mr. Burton was waiting, on the tnira noor, tor tne elevator. An elderly man approaenea him deferentially, say ing: "Excuse me. sah, but are you the state house guide? Mr. Burton was stunned for the mo ment, but rallied and replied; "Well Hardly." Then the elevator bore Mr. Burton away but his demeanor indicated that the incident annoyed him. Mr. Long Gets, a Quilt. The Ladies Society of the First M. E. church at Oxford have awarded a quilt wnicn they made to Chester I. Long as the most popular candidate for congress in the Seventh district. The quiit was made by the society and the friends of either candidate were permitted to vote ana tne popular one of the two as de termined by the vote was Mr. Long. Kansas Men In Utah. Charles W. Morse of Salt Lake City. Utah, has been elected district judge on tne republican ticket. Mr. Morse was district judge in Sumner county four years, having been elected aa a Republi can in 1878 and 1880. Several years ago ne moved to salt lake City where he has been prominent in Republican poll tics. Mr. Morse is a son of Mrs. A. J. Morse of W ellington, a nephew of Ben Westlake and a brother to J. C. O. Morse of Hutchinson and E. B. Morse of Bra- men, O. T. GOEBEL MONUMENT FUND. Fifteen Thousand Dollars Have Beea Contributed. Frankfort, Ky Nov. 20. A meeting of the Goebel Monument association was held this afternoon at the Capital hotel, and various accounts were paid. Ex-Oovernor Mccreary, chairman of the association, reported $9,000 raised by the men's branch and $6,000 by the wo man's branch, making a total of $15,000 on hand. The associations in many places have not reported, and the sum will be swelled to probably $25,000. The legis lature has heretofore made appropria tions. In many instances to erect similar monuments, aa in the case of the late governor. Luke P. Blackburn, Robert Letcher and others will probably supplement this fund raised by popular subscription. Arthur and Justus GoebeJ will likewise subscribe to the fund. It will be two years before the monument will be erected. THE PETRIFIED BODY Of aa Indian Found in a Mound by Relic Hunters. Xenia. O.. Nov. 20. In an old Indian mound near Gunnersville relic hunters found an Indian's body that had turned to solid stone. The mound ia located on the farm of Thomas Jetties, and bones, arrowheads and other relics are plen tiful there, and some time ago three skeletons which were found there crumbled to dust on exposure to the air. The last find of the petrtnea inaian was made at about six feet beneath the surface of the mound. Their shovel struck something hard and immovable and investigation showed it to be in the form of a man's face. The entire rorm of the Indian was soon brought to view, but aid had to be secured before it could be moved. It was a fine specimen of an Indian, aver six feet tall. His features are comely and his hands small and shapely. The muscles of his arms and legs stand out in bold relief, as though carved by the hand of man, and ever, the wrinkles in the wrist are discern ible. The relic ia now at the home of Mr. J ernes, and arrangements have been, made for placing it in a museum. You can't afford to risk your life by al lowing a cough or a cold to develop into pneumonia or consumption. One Minute Couth Cure will cure throat and luns troubles quicker than any other prepara tion known. Many doctors use it aa a specific for grippe. It ia an infallible rem, edy for croup. Children like it and moth era endorse it. At all drug store. Have you seen Smith? GENTLE MONKEY WANTED. Menagerie Keeper's Face' Torn, and His Whiskers Uprooted. New Tork, Nov. 20. Keeper Murray, of the Central Park menagerie, was sent to 130 Palmetto street, Brooklyn, to get a monkey which the lady of the house had donated to the park board. He was led to understand that the mon key was kind and gentle, and the fact was concealed from him that Jocko had been acting violently and was the terror of the house. The keeper was led to the cellar, the door of which was opened and closed with lightning quickness, leaving Mur ray within. The darkness of Erebus prevailed. But Murray knew the mon key was there all right. Before he could move he felt Jocko land on him violent ly. Of the tussle which followed there ia, unfortunately, no picture. Weird sounds were heard without, and present ly Murray Issued forth, decidedly the worse for wear, and firmly grasping the gunny sack which he had taken to put the monkey in. Jocko was in the sack, but he was not as badly damaged as the keeper. The keeper's face was torn and bleed ing and his hands were lacerated and sore. His whiskers had the look of fur in which moths have kept undisturbed residence throughout the summer, and his language was muttered. MISS S PR AD LIN BACK. Topeka Nurse Talks About Her Gal tveaton Experiences. Miss Alice Spradlln, the Red Cross nurse who was sent from Topeka to Gal veston, is in the city and will remain a few days before returning to resume her work among the destitute and homeless of Galveston. A reception has been arranged for Miss Spradlln at the Unity church to morrow afternoon at S'.'SO. All the la dies who have been interested in the work of Miss Spradlln are urged to at tend. Miss Spradlin will relate some of her experiences while she was in Gal veston and will tell particularly about "Baby Queen," the little girl of whom she now has charge. The little girl is so far as is known without either father or mother and Miss Spradlln has agreed to keep the little one until a good home is found for it. The Red Cross society has withdrawn its force from Galveston and the or phanage which Miss Spradlln has charge of is being maintained at the ex pense of Topeka on the money raised by the ladies of Topeka and sent to Gal veston for her use. The many boxes of clothing and various other articles which have been sent from Topeka are finding their way into places where they are needed through the efforts of -Miss Spradlin. Before the disaster there were two orphanages and a kindergarten in Gal veston. Since the flood Miss Spradlin has received the moral support of the ladies and the boards of directors of these institutions but has received no financial encouragement. Miss Spradlin was the first woman nurse to reach Galveston. She exper ienced many hardships. The first even ing which she spent in the unfortunate city was very unpleasant. She said: "The night was very dark and the city was in total darkness except for a few kerosene lamps which shone here and there where there was a room left in which the unfortunate people could gather. Their forms were silhouetted before the lights in the inky darkness. The streets were filled with debris in places from 30 to 40 feet high and per sons In picking their way here and there would sometimes find themselves sing ing down in mud holes in the street. "The piles of debris included all sorts of timbers, furniture, etc. Venetian vases were thrown up on top of the piles beside cook stoves. In another place a handsome French plate glass mirror was found in good condition be side a stove all broken to pieces; prayer books and Biblea were found lying be side yellow novels of the very yellowest kind. Strange combinations like the ones quoted could be told of by the hun dreds. "The pavement of Galveston Is of cedar blocks. The water In raising washed the blocks loose and scattered them for miles. Some were found aa far away as Virginia City. The geography of the beach was changed by the action of the waves so that four blocks on which part of the best residence part of the city once was, is now a stretch of sea. Farther inland the waves washed sand up so that the ground is from 8 to 15 feet higher than it was before." WIRELESS TELEPHONE. Men Talked Across Powder Horn Lake With Success. Minneapolis, Nov. 20. An experiment in wireless telephoning, which was tried at Powderhorn Lake this afternoon proved a decided success, and may take the place of the old system of wires. The originator of the idea is J. C. Kel sey, who is in charge of the switchboard at the Northwestern Telephone Exchange company's building, and with him were five others employes of the company. The method is a very simple one. On either aide of the lake they strung a wire iibout 100 feet In length, the two being parallel. They were above the ground and fastened with grounding pins to insure better induction. An ordinary local tele phone transmitter and receiver were at tached to either wire. When the trans mittinir circuit is cut in it induces the cur rent into the receiving circuit and when the receiving circuit ia xut in it induces the current Into the trajnitting circuit. In this way the advantage of both cir cuits is secured without the use of wire, and as a result the conversation can be carried on much more easily and with better results. The wires to which the instruments were attached run parallel and there are two currents in operation all the time. The one going from one end of the wire to the other and the second flowing to Its affinity, as it were, that ia, the parallel wire. The use of the system is not confined to water. It is available on land, if good grounding facilities can be secured. The experimenters say that they could easily converse a distance of 20 miles even with the crude instruments used today. UNHINGED HER JAW. Surgeons Work For Hours to Dissi pate a Fixed Grin. New York, Nov. 20. Laughing uproar iously at a story told by a witty friend at a small party given by her husband, Mrs. Catharine Sharp dislocated her lower jaw, and the laugh was frozen in to a fixed grin. She tried in vain to get her jaw back Into place, and she was hurried to St. Catharine's hospital. The Burgeons worked for two hours and finally threw the inferior maxillary bone into place. The fixed grin passed away, and she sank back on the bed, exhausted by the long ordeal. She is now resting easily at the hospital. Have you seen Smith? Cotton Mill Strike Ends. Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 20. The big cot ton mill operatives strike in Alamance county, North Carolina, has been declar ed off. The strike has been In force about three months and several thous and hands were Involved. Have you seen Smith? De Witt's Little Early Risers are. the best liver pills ever made. Easv to take and never gripe. At all drug stores. Have you seen Smith? They Receive the Paternal Blessing Today. Duchess of Manchester, Formerly Miss Zimmerman cf Cincinnati. MAY SAVE GIRL BANDIT. Being Handsome, Court Is Likely to Treat Her Leniently. Rochester. N. Y., Nov. 20. Kdna G. Bradley, the seii-con tensed leader of a desperate band of robbers, is on trial in the Canandalgua court. It is believed she will be convicted, but that her beauty will secure her a light sentence. Miss Bradley was in boy's clothing when she was captured, piloting two male com panions loaded down with booty through the almost Impenetrable woods known as the Klondike Forest, at the head of Can andice Lake. In the expectation that she would appear for trial clad in her bandit costume, the court room was crowded, but the spectators were disappointed, the jail matron having rigged her out in wo men's attire. The young woman, who Is 25 years old, made a full confession when arrested, tell. Ing how she had made her living by rob bery for several years and was the ac knowledged leader of the band which lived in the Klondike woods. EASY ON CHINA. The Administration Not posed to Be Exacting. Dls- Washington, Nov. 20. The Chinese sit uation was the main topio under consid eration at today's cabinet meeting. The administration is not disposed to loin with the other governments in making demands upon the Chinese imperial au thorities which the Chinese government cannot comply with. So far as our government is advised, the foreign ministers at Pekln have not yet agreed upon all points under dis cussion, Mr. Conger has reported from time to time the various propositions under consideration, but he has not yet indicated that the end is at hand, or that anything in the nature of an agree ment has been reached upon which the various powers might act and which is to serve as a basis of negotiations with the Chinese authorities. Mr. Conger has not, however, been heard from for a week, and this fact has caused some dis couragement to the officials., who ex pected that this phase of the difficult question would soon be closed. Having passed over the stage of pro scription of the Chinese leaders who were responsible for the boxer outrages, the foreign ministers are lelieved now to be engaged with the difficult subject of indemnities and guarantees The last United States proposition was in line with the Russian project to allow The Hague commissioners to adjust the in demnities. It is believed that this prop osition has never commended itself to the British or the German governments, and falling such a reference to the ques tion of indemnity, it is believed that it will be a most difficult task for the ministers at Pekin to reach an agree ment on this subject, particularly in view of the existence of a very strong suspicion of the motives of some of these ministers. This apparent difference In original purpose between the United States gov ernment and some of the other powers has operated to prevent a settlement of the Chinese question upon the broad lines laid down in the state department's proposition. It is true that all of the powers subscribed a more or less re luctant assent to such proposals as look to the prevention of the partition of Chi na and the guarantee of an open door to all comers, yet it begins to appear from the course of the negotiations that either these promises were not sincere In all cases or that some of the ministers bave honestly changed their mind as to what shall be done at present in China. It may be stated however regardless of the embarrassments and delays that fol low from the existence of this state of affairs that the United States govern ment does not projose to be driven out of the concert relative to China at this juncture in the negotiations; for, not withstanding the wish cherished by the administration to free the government from these entanglements at the earli est possible moment and to withdraw entirely our military forces from China, it has definitely been determined that this shall not be done until all proper interests of the United States in China have been conserved. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. John Lewis, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L, Smucker of 911 Monroe street, died this forenoon. The body will be buried at Kl Dorado. The funeral of Hiram F. Higglns will be held at 1330 Bryan avenue at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial will be in the Foster cemetery. Nlnia Jones, the daughter of David Jones who lives on Seward avenue, died this morning of pneumonia at the age of 4 years. The funeral will be tomorrow at 2:30 at the residence. Burial will be in the Topeka cemetery. Heat Prostration in New York. New York, Nov. 20. Minnie Adams, a clerk in the poetoffice, was overcome by the heat while at work today. ' She was attended by a physician and was able to return to her home. Have you seen Smith? De Tanque "Guzzler has just written a sonnet called "To the Light of My Life.' " O'Soaque "What's it about an alcohol light?" Have you seen Smith? ' Y." - "'., ; 1 -V It Mttl.J Duke of Manchester. PLACE FOR MARYLAND. McComas Says She Should Have a Minister at Least. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 20. Tired but happy, Senator McComas arrived here today and talked about what was due to Maryland for her Bliare in rt-elet lln McKlnley. "I am determined to do all possible to secure due recognition for Maryland's splendid performance." he said. "I ha v not consulted with any one tit Washing ton, nor have I talked with the hta'. congressional deleij.uion, but this stale entitled to a high foreignappointment. w. imnisier at least, it not nn amrasti- dor. No, I bave no particular one In view lor this honor, but believe I will be successful In securing a desirabl diplomatic plum for oui prominent Mary lander." THE PAIN STOPPED When the Arm Which Had Been Buried Was Turned Over. Anderson, Ind.. Nov. 20. Jroer Rob erts, a 15-yeurr-old lad of H untvvill. accidentally shot hlmwelf two wcvka ago, and the arnpulatuui of the urm at the shimlder was made necessary. The arm was burled, but he coniplatnud that th missing arm (wined him severely. "If It could bi turned over It would r it easier," he said. Finally his stcpfath' r, George Scott, dug up the arm, straight ened out the muscles Bnd luniel It over before reburylng It. ImniKllal.lv th pain in the wounded lad's niitwlug urm stopped, and it has not troubled him since. SUSPECTS A PREACHER. Charged With' the Murder of His Young Bride. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 20 What prom ises to be a most sensational homli Idc was made public today when the auth orities here issued a warrant for the arrest of the Hev. D. K. Stuart, fornu r pastor of the Wyoming BaptiHt church at Wyoming, on the charge of murder ing his 17 year old wife. The physician who attended Mrs.Mary Harris Stuart during her brier illness prior to death noted many peculiar cir cumstances. These rein ted at the coro ner's inquest, held a few days after the interment of the body, brounht a verdict of death being due to curboiic acid pois oning. The minister's testimony gave color to the general belief that lun wife, becom ing despondent, had taken it with mil cidal Intent. Sine the Inquest the au thorities have worked on the case and claim to have sultlilent evidence that Mrs. Stuart was given the acid by her husband. This evidence will also accuse him of another crime which, according to the authorities, the Kevervnd Mr. Stuart attempted, and. falling, gave hia wife the poison to hide it. The ltev. Mr. Stuart met Mary Har ris three months ago. ThMr c-ourtphlp was brief, and their unexpected marriage created a sensation. After their mar riage, the Hev. and Mrs. Stuart took up their residence at the little paj nonage at Wyoming. The conpregatlon welcomed the young wife, but In a few weeks was dlsturll by reiorts c.f the ministers conduct toward several other young women of the corgreiL'atton. With then nm the report that the pastor had converted a portion of the church funds to his per sonal usei. A meeting of truitevn was h!d, and t h young minister wa.. thr.iitetie.l with iir resl. lie returned the money nd re turn ed. This was six week ato. Mine U.en the couple made their home with Mm. Stuart's aunt. A few dava later th vounir wlf wan taken 111. The day of her il.-ai h the Rev erend Mr. Stuart remained for KKV.r.l hours In her m van l foun1 tlie younic woman dHJ. A parUally tilled bottl of cartxl,o ri. wr on the dresat-r The usptgiuus circum stance led to tha lnqut. A VESTED RIGHT. From Puck. "Let's see: your father wt of the Mexican war." a veteran "Yepee! '" "And you are a veteran of the civil war." "Yes, siree!" "And your son is a veteran of the Spanish war." " You bet!" T wonder what war his son will le a veteran of." "I dunno. Hut therw'a got to be wome thin", or how'll he get a pension?" "Here ia an article that ay a wo man's character can be determined by her nottft" "Well, thore may be something In that, but there's a surer way. No cine, can make a mistake coric-mlng a wo man's character if he will look at the noseti of other women w ho m-t ht v. The extent to which the y turn up at su k times sliows Just what she is or lu c Chicago Times-Herald. Have you seen Smith?