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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1900.
TOPEKl STATE JOURNAL
BT FRANK P. MAC LENNAN.
VOLUME XXVII ........No. 295
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TELEPHONES.
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Reporters- Room Bell 'Phone 677
Neeley and Rathbone are? now being
classed among the mysterious disap
pearances. The St. Louis newspapers are having
hard work trying to coax enough money
out of the eitizens to start the, -world's
fair.
Haverhill, Mass., has grown tired of
her socialist mayor after he had served
two terms and at the election' last week
replaced him with a Republican.
If Mr. Pettisrew shall succeed in talk
ing the subsidy bill to death, as he
promises to do. his senatorial term will
not have been wholly in vain.
The Philadelphia Record suggests thai
the subsidy bill which was taken up un
der the head of "unfinished business"
should remain unfinished business.
The problem before congress appears to
be to make a show oi reducing the taxes
without at the same time interfering
with any of the proposed appropriations.
C.en. Buller Is reminded that another
Christmas is almost here, when he will
have an opportunity to eat that dinner
In Pretoria which he promised iimseir
bo long ago.
There appears to be a determination
on the part of the present congress to
leave as little as possible for the suc
ceeding body to do in the way of voting
appropriations.
Joe Manley is willing to take that Job
which the president has offered him pro
vided it can be held up until he is entire
ly ready for it. There are othere who
would willingly accept it now and ask
no questions.
New Tork World: Senator Vrye. from
the ship-building state of Maine, is go
ing to have the hardest kind of work
peisuading the wesieru farmer that a
tax on the farmer to pay a. subsidy to
the fast-ship owner is really for the ben
efit of agriculture.
The president says that the reduction
of S30.000.0CO in the excessive taxation of
$m-).0i0.O) annually "should be secured
by the remission of those taxes which
experience has shown to be the most
burdensome to the industries of the peo
ple." The ways and means committee
appears to think that this applies to the
beer drinking industry but not to the tea
drinking industry.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE A SUCCESS.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gives its
endorsement, slightly qualified, to wo
man suffrage in the following editorial
review of the woman vote In the recent
election:
The women of Colorado, "Wyoming,
ITtah and Idaho seemed to know what
they were about on the 6th of Novem
ber. In 'Wyoming. John T. Thompson, can
didate for congress, was quoted as hav
ing said that "the woman's vote was the
easiest to get, the easiest to hold and
the easiest to manipulate." He denied
that he ever uttered this reflection on
woman's independence, but it did him
no good. He was snowed under by fem
inine ballots, running 800 behind his ticket-Senator
"Wolcott of Colorado, whose
term expires next March, was a candi
date for re-election. An anti-Wolcott
legislature was returned by women's
votes. They didn't like the figure the
senator cut in recent divorce proceed
ings. A woman ran for the state legislature
In Utah on the Democratic ticket. S.I e
was beaten because a majority of the
women of the district were Republicans,
and they stood by their party against
their sex.
On the whole equal suffrage seems to
have worked well In the states named.
Political education among women is not
in a backward state. Failure will eom-,
if It conies at all, from indifference to
political affairs rather than from want
of understanding.
BEWARE OF THE SUBSIDY BILL
From the Chicago Tribune.!
Already there is much uneasiness
manifest among the people over the
suggestion that war taxes shall be con
tinued In order that J9.000.000 a year
may be turned over to mine-owners,
shipbuilders, and other rich men, for
the most part living In the east, while
It has not as yet been demonstrated
that a particle of benefit will accrue to
any agricultural interest, nor much if
any to the manufacturing interests of
the middle west. It may be that some
producers on the seaboard will be en
abled to transport their commodities to
foreign markets at a lower rate than at
present. This will not be the case as
to the west, which is handicapped, so
far as the sale of manufactured pro
ducts in foreign markets is concerned,
by its distance from the seaboard and
the cost of railroad transportation.
Nor has any sufficient reason been ad
vanced why the money of the people
Rliould be used to subsidize particular
private commercial interests. The word
"subsidy" is odious to the people. It is
itself enough to damn any measure to
which it is attached. That word has
killed more than one statesman. Sen
ator Pomeroy of Kansas was known to
his dying day as "Subsidy Pom." A
nickname of that kind, which sticks and
stings forever, may be attached to
some of the statesmen who propose to
vote for this Indefansfble bill now be
fore the senate.
That bill will slay more political rep
utations la the ei than any measure
which has been before congress since
the salary grab law of 1873. It will oust
from their comfortable seat3 in the na
tional legislature a number of gentle
men who feel secure now. They will not
be so secure under the new apportion
ments which will be made in most of
the states next year.
There is a narrow Republican margin
in the house at the best. It will be sur
prising if a sufficient number of votes
can be mustered in that body to pass a
bill so indefensible in its nature and so
hateful to the common people not hate
ful necessarily to the rich people who
have large bank accounts and who have
money invested in mines, steamship
line, and large manufacturing enter
prises, but altogether hateful to the peo
ple who work with their hands or are
merely well-to-do.
There was a great outcry during the
late campaign against the e 'tempt of
Mr. Bryan to make an appeal to class
distinctions and to excite class animosi
ties. The object of the present congress
seems to be to rush through, under wnip
and spur, in the expiring hours of a
congress not fresh from the people and
out of touch with them, a bill embody
ing class legislation which will justify
in some measure Mr. Bryan s class ap
peal.
That appeal was not unsuccessful in
the large cities of the united States,
both east and west. It was notably suc
cessful in Chicago All the advantages
were on the side of the Republicans so
far as the great issues of the campaign
were concerned. Yet they were only
able to carry this city by the poor plur
ality of 7,619.
If there is a change In issues, the
sound money question disappearing
from the scene the gold Democrats go
ing back to their natural party affilia
tions and the "subsidy" issue has to be
confronted instead of the money issue,
there will not be a Republican plurali
ty in Chicago In 1902 and fewer Repub
lican representatives will be elected
from this part of the state than were
elected last month.
GLOBE SIGHTS.
From the Atchison Globe. J
It is said of nearly every preacher
that his friends are very loyal, and his
enemies are very bitter.
To the average person of any age,
the future is rosy enough if it contains
a promise of a good beefsteak for sup
per. When a man picks up a newspaper, a
woman is reminded of a day's accumu
lation of questions she wants to ask
him.
The first lesson for a boy to learn in
saving his money Is to resist the hints
of his sisters every time he earns a
dollar.
Every girl who gets married has
trouble with a former sweetheart of her
husband. Mrs. Olin, Castle is not the
only case.
Men understand why old maids trust
in the Lord, but they can't understand
why married women need any one but
their husbands.
The last criticism a woman makes to
her lover before marriage is about her
kin, and the first she makes after her
marriage is about his.
The women are making a new kind
of plum pudding, and it stays in the
same place in the stomach from fall
until late in the spring.
When a woman tells her husband Bhe
wants a "plain talk with him," it is
notice for him to clear the deck and
get his guns ready for action.
In theory, the best business opening
in this town seems to be a tea store.
The figures are unanswerable; there is
money in a tea store, but as a matter
of fact, every tea store started In this
town has failed.
A rule of an Atchison card club is to
have only two things for refreshments.
A member recently interpreted it thus:
One thing, drinks coffee and choco
late; other thing, eatables sandwiches,
turkey, cakes, ice cream and candy. You
can't change a woman whose mind is
set on entertaining company.
Some of the women have queer no
tions about getting married. An ac
tress is telling around that she is en
gaged to Jim Jeffries, the prize fighter.
Jeffries denies the story, and says the
actress knew she lied when she made
the statement. Jeffries is being criti
cised for his ungallant talk, but re
plies that when a woman lies deliber
ately and maliciously, the only way to
say so is to say so.
POINTED PARAGRAPHS.
From the Chicago News.
A set of false teeth is an emblem of
time.
The man who possesses a million is
a capital fellow.
Every littls vice ia the subject of a
lot of advice
Many a married man who isn't ex
actly smart is shrewed.
The baker may not want for bread,
but he has his hour of knead.
Love doesn't laugh at the minister,
and he is love's lock-smith.
A schoolboy says there are too many
switches on the road to knowledge.
It is the acme of impoliteness for ruin
to stare a man in the face.
When a tricky jockey holds the reins
the race isn't always to the BWift.
Some men are so very good that It is
a question what they are good for.
When it comes to word painting the
sign painter is at the top of the ladder.
In the pulpit and on the stage the
supply is often inadequate to the de
mand. Love makes the world go round only
when the lovers are intoxicated with
happiness.
A sporting man says the only way It is
possible to beat the weather reports is
to play them to lose.
The north pole is much like a wo
man's pocket. We all know where it
should be, but we can't find It,
When one woman is inclined to be
charitable and doesn't care to express
her opinion of another she merely says
she is queer.
QUAKER REFLECTIONS.
From the Philadelphia Record.
The people who Indulge in sour grapes
deserve to look seedy.
The successful pickpocket is obliged
to keep in touch with the public.
Some young men who pose as literary
lions are really nothing more than cube.
Wigg "Why do you call him a men
tal agriculturist?" Wagg "He culti
vates bis mind.
Hoax "The fellow- who sold me that
mule said he was gentle, and the ani
mal not only kicks but bites." Joax
"Well, it's a poor mule that won't work
both ways,"
The young man who keeps his eyes
open isn't the one who requires an eye-
opener in the morning.
The young man's mother had come
tn nail n hla lnV.,lna la aln-QVtt
talking about the delicious coffee you
usea io matte, soDDea tne young w ii.c
"It's hereditary." replied Charles' moth
er; "his father used to talk the same
way about hi3 mother's coffee."
The absent-minded man was near
lng the railroad station. "There! I
knew I had forgotten something." he ex
claimed to his wife." "Why, I'm sure
we have everything," she replied; "what
is it you ve forgotten? The absent
minded man pressed his brow. "Bless
my soul!" he cried; "I've forgotten
where we intended going.
GREATBATTLE.
Reported in Progress Between
Boers and British.
London, Dee. 10. The Evening Stan
dard which has special sources of Infor
mation says this evening a great battle
between the British forces under Gen.
Knox and the Boers under Gen. De Wet
is going on.
ABANDON BIG CLAIMS.
Demand For Penalties of Two Million
Dollars to Be Dropped.
New York, Dec. 10. Owing to the in
fluence of Frank H. Piatt, eldest son of
Thomas C. Piatt, the Republican leader
In New York, this state's claims against
Armour & Co., amounting to $1,729,000,
are about to be abandoned.
The amount represents penalties
claimed by the state for the alleged il
legal sale of oleomargarine here in 1894.
A similar claim against the G. H. Ham
mond company for $579,700 is also to be
dropped.
While an effort to compromise the
claims against Armour & Co.. was being
made a few years ago, the records nec
essary to prove the claims.were destroy
ed bk the New YorK Central railway
and other transportation companies.
Chauncejr M.Depew was the active pres
ident of the New York Central at the
time. He is now the colleague of Thos.
C Piatt in the United States senate.
Frank II. Piatt is the representative of
Armour & Co. He has never made any
secret of that fact. Indeed, acting for
Armour he once offered to pay the state
t-'t.uuo to arop tne cases.
The Republican governor of New York
at that time, Frank S. Black, refused to
agree to such a settlement, and he was
beaten for renomination and retired
from polities. His relations with mem
bers ot the Piatt family have been
strained ever since, though there was
some semblance of a reconciliation prior
to tne presidential election, when Mr.
Black was prevailed upon to nominate
B. B. Odell, Jr., for governor at the Re
publican state convention.
rhe peculiar transactions which have
marked the oleomargarine claims con
stitute a grave scandal, the extent of
which is just being understood. The
proposition to abandon the claims will
doubtless be fought. but the Republicans
control at Aioany by an overwhelming
majority, and this majority is under the
control of Senator Piatt, whose son is
counsel for Armour & Co., and also for
the Hammond company.
FLOWERS AND MONEY.
Sent by Unknown Admirers to Hiss
Morrison,
Kansas City, Dec. 10. A special to
the Star from El Dorado says:
Judge Redden kept the prisoner and
the audience in tears. He was there, he
said, in the defense of womanhood. He
spoke of the emphasis which the state's
attorneys had laid upon the loss in. the
Castle home, and said:
"If heaven is nearer because of the
other one, there where the breath is the
breath of purity, do you believe that the
spirit would want you to send to a
gallows that young girl?"
Judge Redden pointed his finger at
Jessie Morrison. She was wiping away
tears ana nearly every woman in the
court room bowed their heads and cov
ered their eyes. Judge. Redden con
tinued: "Incarceration In the penitentiary
means death to this defendant. It
means an end to what five months in
the county jail has already commenced
doing, breaking down the health of a
girl who was young and fresh and
buoyant last sprin.g.
Then he addressed a ehort speech of
appeal to each juror. At noon Judge
Redden was interrupted by recess.
When Jessie Morrison returned to her
cell she found three large boxes of
flowers from Kansas City, St. Joseph
and Council Bluffs, la., admirers, and a
letter from a Newtown. Mo., man. a
stranger of the Morrison family, extend
ing his sympathy and sending a ten
dollar bill for the prisoner.
STOLE A $15 HORSE.
Wm, Edal Must Go to Nebraska to
Answer For the Offense.
Governor Stanley today honored a
requisition from Governor Poynter of
Nebraska for William Edal, alias John
Thorn, in jail at Marysville, but wanted
in Omaha for horse stealing.
The complaint recites that the horse
which the man stole was worth "the
actual value of $15." Sheriff W. H.
Dunn obtained the necessary papers and
has gone to Marysville to take Edal
back for prosecution.
TO SATE FROM THE AXE.
Millionaire Buys Extensive Woodland
to Keep It Intact.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 10. Colonel
John Jacob Astor has purchased one hun
dred acres of woodland from the farms
ot Oeorge Essiestyn, Robert Snvder and
Cornelius Snyder, all of Rhinebeck. The
land adjoins Ferncliff. Colonel Astor's
summer home, and ia covered with fine
trees.
It is said that Colonel Astor's motive in
purchasing the property is to save the
trees from the axe.
Big Pile of Coal on Fire.
Houghton, Mich., Dec. 10. Fire broke
out at noon today in the Calumet and
Hecla coal shed No. 1, at South Lake
Linden, caused by spontaneous combus
tion. A large force of men is fighting
the flames, which are nearly in the cen
ter of the big building. Dense volumes
of gas and smoke are pouring out of the
shed .rendering the firemen's labors
arduous, and making it impossible to
judge whether the tire is gaining or not.
The shed contains 100,000 tons of coal.
New Kansas Postmasters.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 10. The fol
lowing changes of four-class postmast
ers have been made for Kansas: Brad
ford, Wabaunsee county, F. Trowbridge,
vice R. B. Carris, removed; Coburn,
Franklin county, S, C. Smith, vice E.
Hodle, resigned.
STOP RIGHT HERE.
M. A. Low, H. P. Dillon and
Others Greatly Surprised.
Game Wardens Compel Them to
Leave Game Behind.
HAD 90 DOZEN QUAIL.
Question Submitted to a Federal
Judge.
He Said They Must Leave Game
In Territory.
Gracefully Submitted and Came
Home Empty Handed.
M. A. Low, H. P. Dillon, W. A. L.
Thompson, Eugene Quinton and other
Topeka men brought no game with
them when they arrived in Topeka Sun
day afternoon in private car 212, from
their Indian Territory hunt. Cause:
Game wardens and federal law. The
fruits of the three weeks' hunt were 90
dozen quail but they were all left at El
Reno upon the urgent request or fed
eral officials.
Lawyers, merchants, -sportsmen, all,
comprising the hunting party from To
peka that has been on a hunt in Okla
homa for the .past three weeks came
home Sunday afternoon without any
trophies of the chase. They bagged a
great amount of game. The federal law
kept it in the Territory.
It wasn't to be told in Topeka. But
that was an undertaking too big to ac
complish. The party consisted of M. A. Low,
general attorney for the Rock Island;
H. P. Dillon, master in chancery of the
U. S. court; R. W. Blair, assistant at
torney of the Union Pacific; E. S. Quin
ton, Esq., W. A. L. Thompson and G. W.
Stansfield, two of Topeka's well known
merchants, and Dean R. Low, Esq.
For nearly three weeks these dis
tinguished Topeka sportsmen hunted in
the Wichita mountains. They left the
Rock Island at Fort Cobb and camped
in the Kiowa-Comanche country. Game
was plenty, good sport resulted. and big
bags were made. Some of the tender
skinned were sunburned, others tanned.
All report immense enjoyment of the
outing.
In Topeka anxious friends waited in
vain for their promised turkeys, quail,
rabbits and catfish. One Thanksgiving
dinner had to descend to common tur
key because the promised quail did not
come from the Territory.
These unfulfilled hopes were over
looked. All was anticipation for the
home-coming. In fancy could be seen
the red-coated private car bowling
homeward over the rails bedecked with
garlands and hidden from sight under
the load of bob whites, prairie hens, tur
keys and other feathered denizens of the
virgin Oklahoma forest. Some expect
ed even a sight of venison or the pelt
of big game. 1
When; they arrived it was empty-
handed. Their desire was different. At
torneys and United States court dig
nitary and merchants had been held up
by the federal authorities. Game ward
ens admonished them that the game
could not be taken out of the Territory.
Hoping against hope, the party wired
the district judge to settle a point. The
law says not to "ship." Wouldn't carry
ing it out in a private car be without
the pale of the law? "No," was the
judge's decision. Reluctantly the game
was left behind at rJl Reno, witn At
torney Blake, of the Rock Island, for
distribution to friends. Three gunny
sacks full was the total. In quail alone
there were 90 dozen.
MUDGE DENIES IT.
Says Santa Fe Doesn't Want
Strikers Back.
Wichita,Kan., Dec. 10. Mr.J. A. New
man has sent the following personal
message to H. U. Mudge at Topeka:
'Am surprised that the officials of the
Santa Fe should resort to such disrepu
table tactics as forging my name to tel
egrams endeavoring to get the men back
to work.
"J. A. NEWMAN."
Mr. Mudge at 3 o'clock said he had not
received this message. "It is absurd for
him to say that the company would do
as he charges and almost too silly to
denv. We don't want the men back,
won't have them back. We have enough
with those on hand and applications in
now."
LOST TRAIN FOUND.
Santa Fe "Limited" Discovered
at La Jnnta.
Tt was reported early this afternoon
that No. 4. the California limited, due
here at 12:53 a. m.. was lost. The offi
cials looked up the rumor received and
gave out the report that the train al
leged to be lost had just left La Junta
25 minutes late.
"Not a loaded car has accumulated for
us at a division point today," said Mr.
Resseguie this afternoon: "We are mov
ing everything. All freights have been
run. The number of freight trains run
are as follows:
Chicago division. 54: eastern division, all
business offered; middle division. 26; west
ern division, 22: New Mexico division, 2s;
Rio Grande division, 18; Oklahoma divi
sion, 11: Southern Kansas division, is;
Panhandle, division, 7; Southern Kansas
and Texas, 2.
NEW T0WNSITE RULING.
Recent Decision Said to Have Opened
the Door to Extensive Frauds.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 10. The atten
tion of members of congress from the
southwestern states has been attracted
during the past vk to a decision of
the interior department in relation to the
appraisement of lots in townsites. The de
cision in question was made in a case
from Wagner, and is to the effect that the
appraisement should be made wltlj regard
to the improvements, which are now in
existence, and not those existing at the
time when- the first plats of the town
were drawn.
This decision is diametrically opposite to
the position which was taken by the In
dian office in previous cases, and opens
up some possibilities in the development
of the new towns in the southwest, which
have not existed hitherto. Previous to the
decision in question the appraisers, in fix
ing the value of lots, took into consider
ation only the value ' f the ground, but
where improvements nave been made
there was a provision in the bill under
which the work is being done to the ef
fect that the occupant of the improved
lot could acquire it at 50 per cent of the
appraised value. If the decision just m-tde
is adhered to it will open the road to spec
ulative enterprise, as a hut or shanty can
be erected and improvement claimed.
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in Fancy Burl Walnut.
Hardman Piano, style F, in San Domingo Mahogany.
Gildemeester & Kroeger Piano, style Empire, in Mahogany Case.
Story 5c Clark Piano, style B, with handsome Marquetry Inlaid Panels.
Story & Clark, new style Colonial in English Oak and other fancy veneers.
Schaeffer Piano, style P, in elegant Burl "Walnut.
Everett Piano, style 19, the most elaborate case they make in handsome
Mottled Walnut with richly paneled ends.
The above pianos to be appreciated must be seen and heard. No description
we can give as to beauty and elegance of the cases can do justice to them. We
guarantee lowest prices at which these pianos are sold anywhere in the United
States and you can have easy terms of payment on same if desired.
: CRAWFORD OPERA HOUSE BUILDING.
ORIGIN OF TYPHOID.
How It Started and Spread in U.S.
Army Camps.
Washington, Dec. 10 Surgeon General
Sternburg made public today a report
upon the origin and spread of typhoid
fever in the United States military
camps during the Spanish war of 1S9S,
prepared at his instance by a board
consisting of Major Walter Reed, sur
geon, U. S. A., Major Victor C. Vaughan,
division surgeon, U. S. V., and Major
Edward O. Shakespeare, brigade sur
geon, U. S. V. The surgeon general
prefaces the report by calling attention
to the vast amount of work the medical
corps was called upon to perform during
the war in order to cope with the tre
mendous increase of the army in the
field, and comments upon the wide
spread prevalence of typhoid in 1898, 20,
000 cases of this disease appearing
among the troops encamped within the
limits of the United States, from May
until September of that year.
A general summary of the conclusions
reached by the board indicates that dur
ing the Spanish war every regiment
constituting the first, second, third.
fourth, fifth and seventh army corps de
veloped typhoid fever, this being true
of both the volunteer and regular com
mands. More than 90 per cent, of the
volunteer regiments are shown to have
developed typhoid within eight weeks
after going into camp, and the fever
developed also in certain of the regular
resriments within three to five weeks
after the tents went up. Typhoid be
came epidemic in all camps, large and
small, north and south, and was found
to be so widely distributed in this coun
try that one or more cases are likely
to appear in any regiment within eight
weeks after assembly, whether on the
march or stationary.
It is also stated that with typhoid
fever as widely disseminated as it is in
this country the chances are that if a
regiment of 1,300 men should be as
sembled in any section and kept in a
camp having the most perfect sanitary
conditions, one or more cases of the
fever would develop. Nevertheless it
was found that many commands during
the war were unwisely located; that the
space allotted to regiments was in some
instances entirely inadequate, and that
many regiments were allowed to remain
on one site too long.
There were regiments at Chicka
mauga which did not move a tent from
the time of their arrival in May to their
departure late in August. Requests for
changes in location made by medical
officers on account of the unfit condi
tion of the camps in question were not
always granted. In some instances
camps were sef up in the face of earnest
protests from medical officers, who pro
tested against the sanitary unfitness of
the sites selected. The camps became
very filthy in general, it is stated, and
line officers are thus held responsible to
some extent for the unsanitary condi
tions that developed. In this connection
the board suggests that greater author
ity be given medical officers In ques
tions relating to the hygiene of camps.
The board condemns in general the
method of disposing of the excretions of
the human body and fecal matter,
holding that a lack of proper facilities
in thrs respect was in large measure re
sponsible for the prevalence of fever in
the camps. Where water carriage can
not be secured in permanent camps, it
is suggested that all fecal matter be
disinfected and then carted way from
the camp, and the board has made a
special recommendation that galvanized
iron troughs containing milk of lime be
utilized for this purpose.
Infected water was found to be an
unimportant factor in the spread of
typhoid in the national encampments
of 1898. At Chickamauga, Jacksonville.
Camps Alger and Meade, contaminating
water Is stated to have played but a
small part In spreading the fever. To
guard against the contamination of the
water supply, however, facilities for the
sterilization of water for troops in the
field are recommended.
Flies, which swarmed over Infected
fecal matter in the camp pits are be
lieved to have been transmitters of
typhoid bacillus. It has been conclu
sively settled that a company badly in
fecte'd with typhoid can not rid itself
of the infection by simply changing its
location, as it carries with it the spe
cific agents of the disease in the bodies
of its men and in their clothing, bed
ding and tentage. Indeed, it has been
found that an extended ocean voyage
does not avail, but that a complete dis
infection of men and effects is absolutely
necessary.
Except where urgent emergency
makes it necessary the board urges that
one command should not be located
upon a site recently occupied and va
cated by another. It is urged that the
7.
SOME
PDAMO
Presents
which really are the "proper thing you
know." For instance,
B. GUILD) MUSIC CO;. !
soldier's bed should be raised from the
ground for the men are reported to
have slept in dust piles possibly infected
with typhoid germs, and also that the
soldiers be made to remove their outer
clothing at night wherever possible.
Malaria was not a prevalent disease
among the camps during the war, al
though many short attacks of typhoid
were generally diagnosed as some form
of malarial feevr. Altogether about
one-fifth of the soldiers in the national
encampments during the Spanish war
developed typhoid , about half of the
cases being correctly diagnosed by the
army surgeons. The death rate was
7.61 per cent., and the average period of
incubation was found to bo about ten
and one-half days.
N E A RLY ALL FILLED.
General Manager Mudge summed up
the strike situation to the Kansas City
union depot terminal superintendent
late this afternoon in the following tele
gram: H. W. Sharp, Kansas City.
Chicago division, about 115 operators
at work which tills all except a few un
important stations Eastern division,
practically all stations filled. Middle
division, all stations filled. Western di
vision. about one half the stations work
ing. Oklahoma division, operators at all
important stations New Mexico dl
viison and Rio Grande division. all work
ing except a few unimportant stations.
Southern Kansas division, operators
working at most important stations.
Probably one half the stations not
equipped. All trains, both freight and
passenger, moving on time. Following
telegram from Mr. Nevlnn:
"General Chairman Newman Is tele
graphing this morning that operators
will agree to arbitrate with Mr. Ripley,
and that they may return to work pend
ing this arbitration. The time for arbi
tration is past so far as the company
is concerned. Many men trying to re
turn to, work. None will be taken back.
"H. U. MUDOIi."
LOCAli MENTION.
The intersections of Sixth and Seventh
streets with Fillmore street were iaved
today.
The A. O. IT. W. have made applica
tion for the use of the Auditorium Jan
uary 4. at which time they will hold a
public installation of officers.
Fred and Will Cooper, two boys who
were arrested with breaking In a bam
on Western avenue, pleaded guilty in
the district court and were sentenced to
the reformatory at Hutchinson.
The contract for the electric supplies
for the extension of the electric light
plant has been accepted and returned to
the city clerk. The supplies will be
shipped when the city calls for them.
Rev. A. M. L. Herenius, pa.stor of the
Swedish Lutheran church, performed at
the residence of the bride's brother, the
ceremony uniting in marriage Miss
Christina Carlson of Topeka to Mr.
August Olson of Marquette, Kan.
A case of smallpox was found by the
city physician at 1314 North Madiscn
street. The man who has the disease is
from Kansas City and gives the r.ame
of Gussaid. He was living with a fam-
A.
Books and Bibles at Cost,
Gold Pens With Pearl Holders 75c,
Large Assortment of Fountain Pens,
Pocket Books and Games
Bennett Book Store,
730 Kansas Ave.
FINE
FOR
Something New
Packages, Bundles, Parcels,
etc called lor and delivered
for
7 If If
! jf Sir
Remember Our Tel. No. 831.
Prompt and satisfactory service.
CITY PACKAGE DELIVERY
624 Kansas Ave.
2c to 25c
"Boy," by Correlli,
"To Havk and To Hold,"
" David Harum,"
Richard Cakvel," and flOO
of the latent and beat books. You
get the benefit for from 2c to 25c.
Wateh for particulars Wednesday.
Our manager In lu Kunxt City tuJ),
making keiuciloa.
UNION NEWS CO.
lly namei Mathews. The tlty hyftu inn
has imlt'i'ed th tntlre family to t hj
H-t houar? an thf-y have brn xpowrj
This is the only cant? In thp city.
There was but one drunk In Ut pollct
court th!t morning, which U a. it ItL
docket for Monday.
The rH-e of Tntminnn and Bume v.
Herbert Hchwart will n nie up In lln ri'y
court thi Hfit rihtuii. TL ca in fr th
collection of at lorut-w (Vcm.
K. A. Iyhe has Hrrlvi-d from Tlouldr.
Pol., ant! none in th ri-ocrv liirlnH on
West Sixth strc. t. Mr. I ht in a broth
er vt I'rof . I. lyche of I -a w r-i )-.
. M. Hill, the wtill-known hot-t mtin.
fonm-rlv bient liid with the oh) V!ninr
of Tojwka. and with t if Midland of Kmi
kus ("lly, laid Top' Ha a vNtt a f-w d.ivi
auo, J I- xj.- is lo have chart f a fn,w
hotfd, "Tht- Nf Kims L lCxcfWIor
Sltriritfri, next Biimntfr.
Frank Kh-ininK. who kH a livery 1h
ble on WVrtiem avfiiu'. r-jHiil-d to tie
police tli is moriilim t hat a yovinis man
had hirt.-d a horn and butv frm bra
yst erda y a rid hud not r i urn-d tl
thinks the v-nnm ninn has ninlcu the tan
and ho had notified the oHco and utile- i
in the surrounding town.
The Oambie company's concert at the
High school in th union lecture cu4iie
"Wednesday night.

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