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Wood Brothers, Jointists, Now
ia Hushes Building.
Hare a "Restaurant" a 118
East Fourth Street.
Liquor Can Be Had by the
Both IJuildings Are Owned by
Hughes (or His Wife.)
Last Payment 3Iade on Feb
ruary 23.
No Notice to Quit Has Since
Been Served.
Sign on Window Can Be Read
by AIJ.
The Wood Brothers are still under
the protecting care of "Col." J. W. F.
They oerupy the little room at US
East F.'.urth ostensibly as a restaurant
but in fact as a jolrj. To be sure a
person must "know the ropes" to get
liquoi tlure but it is to be had. This
place is rext door to the building used
for the notorious rescrt at 116 Eat
Fourth ami both belong to "Col."
Hughes (or his wife).
The Wood Brothers, who had been
arrested repeatedly, occupied the room
at 115 East Fourth fur three months as
a saloon and "Col." Hughes never
found it out. Of course it is now in 01
dir for him to say that he dos nm
know that the "Wood Urothers are still
there and at their old business, for his
agent undoubtedly has not told him.
A State Journal reporter visited the
place today. The front part is fitted
I'P as a cigar store and then there is a
lunch counter hack of that. At th-i
rear of the room is a mysterious parti
tion but r.j-.ly the initiated are allow-'d
to pass beyond its sacred precinct
William Wood was not present but o::?
or two hangers on were there, their
breaths giving eft a rank odor of bad
whisky. When the reporter left one of
the men followed him out.
He called the stranger ind engaged
him in a conversation. "Can you get
liquor there?" was asked.
"Yes," replied he of the strong breath,
I can get it but you can '. It is run
on the quiet and you mustn't say a. word
about it."
A visit to Mr. Hughes' agent, a J.
Ferguson, who has a second hand store
next door to the restaurant, resulted in
litiie. He was extremely reticent and
did rot care to discuss the question. He
said that the Wood Brothers bought out
the restaurant after their saioon had
been rinsed. They paid him for the rent
on February v.
Mr Fersrun did not know whether
-Co!." Hughes knew they were there.
He said h- did not pay much attention
to the business. He said he had served
the notice on the Woods to vacate Nix
US shortly after the smashing of "The
Senate"' and h did it at "Col." Hughes."
rtqut but he had received no other
Instructions from him. He rerted the
property to joints because there "is
money in it" arid without consulting
Hushes (or his wife).
Mr. Ferguson said that he is the agent
for the entire Hughes block which in
c'.ud -s the numbers at 112, 114, 116 and
IIS Fast Fourth street.
Mr. Ferguson is a pleasant an! agree
able man and he evidently thoroughly
understands "Co!." Hughes. He said he
had It trodueed Hughes to Wtl Wood
aft-r the Jjr.t story came rut.
It does not take a pet son with good
ey-s to discover -.hat the Wood Bros,
are still in the Hughes properly. On the
window in big le.ters is the following
ifc-n pajnted in big letters:
The above sign is en the window and
If Chief Stahl was an experienced offi
cer he might find that the Wood Brothers
are selling something bestdes steaks
though as one of the hangers on said to
day: "It is done n the quiet."
Col. Hughes undoubtedly thinks that
the Wood Brothers have moved away
They paid rer.t for the place they occu
py on February 23. but of course Mr.
Hughes never found it out.
Some one is fooling the law and order
people. Hughes says he is not the one
who is doing it who is it?
Col. Hughes says he did not krC,r a
Jomt whs being conducted, in his bui'd
iS Vr wife's;. He has been terri-
1 1 f f f
e T if i'
e all s
bly misrepresented and the State Jour
nal hastens to place him before the pub
lic in the proper light,
Mr. Hughes' building ( jr his wife's)
was used as a joint in 1900 from July 14
until the temperance mass meeting with
ii brief interval between the occupancy
of the building by two different jointists
The Woods Brothels were preceded as
users of the Hughes building by Wm.
Shaffer rented the Hushes building
and moved in on July 14. 3j. and began
selling li-quor. Chief of Police Ramsey
got evidence against him and Officers
MoConntll and Walker raided the place.
Following is Mr. MeConnell's state
ment concerning the raid: ' We had a
warrant for Shaffer at 116 Kast Fourth
street. It was early in August but I do
not remember the exact date. Shaffer
got wind of our coming and was not
there but he left a pine board bar and a
keg of beer."
Meanwhile Chief Ramsey made things
so warm for Woods at their place on
Jefferson street that they were looking
for a new location. Early in September
Shaffer quit the Hughes building and
"Can the leopard change his spots?"
Does Topeka want a Mayor whose back is bent with a load
of pledges? '
What are a candidate's promises worth when he scatters
them broadcast ?
Mr. Warner's friends have not found it necessary to apologize
for him in the campaign for Mayor.
Will the people of Topeka be
to office under a "law and order"
Which are a man's true sentiments ? Those he uses when
running for office, cr those he announces before?
Made-to-order opinions may catch "law and order" organi
zations, but not all the people will be misled by them.
The Hughes campaign manager was promoter and organizer
of one of the largest drinking clubs in the city last summer. Of
course, no liquor is being used in the Hughes campaign.
Did "Col." Hughes have his mind made up to be the "law
.nd order " candidate for Mayor when he participated in the
beer party with the Council at the Moeser Cold Storage plant on
or about July 1 5th last?
Mr. Hughes' agent rented the place to
Wm. Woods in October. They were no
torious jointists and had been repeatedly
Chief Stahl did not trouble the Woods
and they had a much easier time than
they did during Chief Ramsey's time. A
handsome bar was erected and the place
became practically an open saloon and
though "Col." Hughes went in and out
of the building repeatedly he never dis
covered that the Woud Biahers were
conducting an open saloon in his build
ing (or his wife's) for he say he did not
The rent of the place was paid prompt
ly to "Col." Hughes' agent and the agent
did not tell Hughes tot what his build
ing was being used. Chief Stahl finally
discovered that there was a fine bar
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
KyA .L y J2f, Jr' 1 ; W
Hughes' Manager, ( Fanning Vigorously,) Gosh, If They
Temperature Goes Sown With
Promise of Lower Drop.
The cold wave promised by the
weather bureau arrived on time and the
temperature has fallen 40 degrees in the
past few days.
The maximum temperature today up
to noon was 21 and the minimum was
16. The winds of March have been work
ing overtime and blowing 2S miles an
hour today from the northwest. The
forecast today is "fair and continued
cold tonight and Wednesday."
Sold For $4,100 to Satisfy a Judg
ment. Georgetown, Colo., March 5. The Atlantic-Pacific
railway tunnel and all of
the mining and mill site property of the
company has been sold at auction to
satisfy judgments for over $700,000 se
cured by Mrs. Marie E. Hoyt, a bond
holder. The entire property was bid in
by James K. Ratchford. a banker and
capitalist of Syracuse, X. Y., for $4,100.
The tunnel is now in 5.300 feet on the
east end. The total length of the bore
when rinished will be Is. 000 feet. It i3
designed for a railway tunnel and was,
driven to elect an unsafe
cloak ?
started originally in 1880 oy the late
Mark M. Pomeroy. and ITOO.tOO has been
spent in its construction.
The purchaser with other eastern cap
italists are preparing to organize a
company for the completion of the tun
nel. Wipes Off the Slate.
Pekin, March 5. In an edict the em
peror of China ' annuls all decrees and
reports rendered from June 20 to August
14, 1900. in order that no trace of them
be preserved in history.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, March 5. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair and continued cold tonight
and Wednesday: fresh northerly winds
becoming variable Wednesday night.
"Crook" Wright Is Again Out After
Second Trial.
Once more "Crook" Wright is out of
limbo and breathing much easier. The
jurv, which was to decide whether he
held up Claud Imbler or not could not
agree and were discharged last night.
The jury stood eight to four for con
viction. This was Weight's second trial on the
charge. Before he was fou-:d guilty
but was allowed a new trial because the
prosecuting witness was impeached.
llay-Panncefote Convention Oat
With Old Senate.
Washington, March 5. The Hay
Pauncefote treaty, intended to replace
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, relative to
the construction of Isthmian water
ways, died at noon yesterday. The death
was caused technically by the fact that
the last clause of the treaty allowed
only the period of time up to March 4,
for its ratification.
Neither the government of the Uni
ted States nor of Great. Britain appears
to have made any formal effort to ex
tend that period. Though the treaty
is dead from the point of international
law, rt may still serve a purpose. It is
understood here that the British -.government
cither has or is preparing a
communication to the United States
government based uupon the senate
amendments analyzing them carefully,
pointing out their probable effect upon
the original proposition, as seen from
the British side and perhaps suggest
ing some modifications. While it is im
possible to predict in advance of the re
ceipt of this communication just "what
attitude the state department will as
sume toward it, there is reason to be
lieve that it will be-taken in good part
and that negotiations will be resumed
for the conclusion of a new treaty with
a view to meeting, if possible the ob
jections raised by the senate to the or
iginal tieaty.
The President Re-appoints His
Cabinet in a Body.
Washington, March 5. The president
today sent the following nomination? to
the senate:
John Hay of the District of Columbia,
to be secretary of state; Lyman J.
Gage of Illinois, to be secretary of the
treasury; Elihu Root of New York, to
be secretary of war; John W. Griggs of
New Jersey, to be attorney gentfal;
Charles Emory Smith of Pennsylvania,
to be postmaster general; John D. Long
of Massachusetts, to be secretary of the
navy; Ethan A. Hitchcock of Missouri,
to be secretary of the interior; James
Wilson of Iowa to be secretary of agri
culture. A new commission was issued to Mr.
George B. Cortleyou, as secretary to the
Kaiser's Visit Explained.
Berlin, March 5. Replying to a ques
tion of HerrSehaedler, centerist, in the
reichstag today, on the subject of Em
peror William's recent visit to England,
the imperial chancelor. Count Von
Buelow, declared the visit was neither of
a political nor courtly character, but
purely of a humane character. The em
peror hastened to the death bed of his
grandmother. It is easy to understand
that the act evoked the gratitude of
Great Britain and aroused there a desire
for peaceful and friendly relations. This
wish was shared by Germany, a full
equality of rights between the German
and British nations being, of course, a
condition sine qua non."
Don't I'urry end Cell That
Has Been Goaded Beyond n
. durance by Reporters
Who He Says Haye Been Writ
ing Falsehoods About Him.
He Will Whip the Culprit Out
of Journalism.
Will Talk Only to the Associat
ed Press on Polities.
London, March 5. Richard Croker has
seldom expressed his indignation at un
authorized newspaper interviews in such
strong terms as he used today when
shown a copy of a New York news
paper of February IS, containing an al
leged exclusive statement of his views
regarding New York politicsr-..
"You know how frequently I have de
clined to talk, even to the Associated
Press, on current events in New York,"
said Mr. Croker this morning, "and to
find myself committed in the columns of
any paper regarding matters I never
have mentioned to a person Is enough
to exasperate any one.
"Not a single line of the entire inter
view has a foot to stand on. It is a
tissue of lies from beginning to end. The
newspaper has been frightfully imposed
on by some one; and that person I pro
pose to discover and whip out of jour
nalism. If he is prepared to perjure
himself I am ready to declare that X
was nowhere near Wantage on the day
he Is alleged to have seen me.
"Absolute proof of the wholesale false
hood is the allegation that I made a
declaration announcing the forthcoming
majorities In New York. I do not think
1 have ever been accused of being such
a fool as that. The statement that I
have bought 115 acres of property here
is equaly as untrue as my alleged state
ments regarding Devery, Coler and
"As I have frequently told the Asso
ciated Press, when I decided to talk
American politics I would talk to the
Associated Press alone and no one can
darw me by any subterfuge. It has
come to such a pass that I am unable to
talk with reporters except In the pres
ence of witnesses. All kinds of fiends
have been photographing my place,
dogs, stables, etc.. using the pictures to
give a semblance of truth to their libel
ous statements.
"I asked the Associated Press to say
to my friends in New York that I am
constantly improving in health and be
lieve my strength- will gain faster here
than in America, the next few months.
I am not talking politics to any one, and
sensational reports to the contrary may
be set dow as 'fakes.' I am only talking
now because indignation compels me to
set mvself right with my friends in New
CoL Smith, of Galena, and Not Frank
Grimes, Is the Man.
Senator Burton's private secretary Is
not Frank Grimes. The position has
been filled by the appointment of Col.
W. W. Smith, of Topeka. Col. Smith is
an ex-state senator. He has Interests
in mining property in Joplin and Ga
lena. Col. Smith's appointment was an
nounced last night on his arrival in
Washington and after Burton had for
mally donned the toga.
Mayor Race the "Cel." Won't
Now in "New York Arranging Sale
Details of Chicago Oar Line.
New York, Marcn 5. Charles T.
Yorkes, of Chicago, is in this city, ar
ranging the closing details! of his big
deal by which the Union Elevated, the
Lake Street Elevated and the North
western Elevated railroads of Chicago
will be turned over to the syndicate
which will hereafter control the transit
facilities of Chicago. The Union Trac
tion and the Suburban Railway com
panies with the Metropolitan Elevated,
the South Side Rapid Transit Eelevat.ed
and the Chicago City Railway company
will soon pass into the hands of the new
syndicate from those of Mr. Yerkes.who
controls the most desirable of the roads.
James A. Blair and John B. Dennis,
representing the New York and Chicago
syndicate held a conference with Mr.
Yerkes. After the meeting Mr. Yerkes
said: "I shall leave for England in about
ten days and will remain there for ,a
month or more. I intend to return to the
United States and will make my home
in this city and in Chicago."
The Sultan's Censor Squelches the A.
P. Dispatches.
Constantinople, Monday, March 4, via
Sofia, Bulgaria, March 5. The censor at
Constantinople suppressed the reply of
the Associated Press correspondent here
to the inquiry as to the truth of the
statement circulated by a news agency
in the United States March 2 that there
have been 5,000 arrests in Macedonia,
as the result of the discovery of a big
plot there. The statement made by the
news agency is wholly imaginary. Al
together there have only been about 200
arrests in vilayets of Salonica, Monastir'
and Uskub, resulting from the discovery
of documents connected with the move
ments of the Macedonian committees.
The forces now in Macedonia are re
garded as sufficient for the maintenance
of order. The object of the additional
movements of troops is merely to as
sure an efficient watch on the frontier
to prevent bands of Bulgarians from
Stories of Unusual Cruelty Comes
From Colombia.
San Francisco, March 5. According
to V. H. Futros, a railroad man who
has arrived here from South America,
the war now in progress in Colombia
is characterized by brutality on both
sides. In the far Interior, says Mr. Pj
tros, the federals before being driven
out slaughtered every person that fell
into their hands, excepting only a few
At Chinapa a body of adherents of
Maroquin while retreating came upon
an inn near the town and took posses
sion of it. The person in command of
this party was Meliton Zubia, who at
present has charge of the artillery at
Bogota. Theophile Ortiz, the son of the
owner of the inn was found within and
made prisoner. Having ascertained
that the young man's father was a reb
el, Zubia ordered him to be tortured.
He was finally according to Mr. Putros
impaled by his chin on a hook driven
into the door, and his hands nailed to
the sides of the entrance. In this way,
after a series of struggles. In this way,
State Charters Issued.
State charters have been issued to the
following concerns: The Iola Electric
Railway company, capital $50,000; th'i
Jackson Lumber company, of Wichita,
$25,000; the Lockport Mining company.
Galena, $30,000; the Gardner Telephone
company, Gardner, $5,000; the Home
Real Estate company, of Kansas City,
Kan., $5,000.
Carter Harrison Again.
Chicago, March 5. There was no con
test over the head of ticket at tiie
Democratic primaries for the nomina
tion of delegates to the city conven
tion. Mayor Harrison will have a clenT"
field for renomination.
Have Anything to Ride.
Municipal Ownership Wins a
Great Victory.
London Will Take Ofer
Public Utilities.
Or New Ones Will Be Estab
lished by the City.
Water, Gas and Transportation
All Included.
London, March 5. The municipal elec
tion in London resulted In a tremendous
victory for municipal ownership. All th
public utilities of London will now go
The people will own the water, p-'i.
light and transportation, taking t!u
present plants out of the hands of pii
vate companies.
As the national government already
owns the telegraph and is inata'ling tel
ephones, all of the public utilities will
soon be under public contiol. Yester
day's -election was principally foul"
over the water question.,
London's water supply is now ownej
by several water companies notably th-i
New River company, dating back to th
time of Charles the Second. The protm
are enormous, the shares showing th t
highest premium of any in Die world.
Despite the great profits the compani-
had the audacity to recently present rj
parliament a bill which v.ru)d inuk j
even the Ramapo grabbers of New Yoi it
blush. The householders of London ros i
in a body and almost swept out of sight
trie moderate or conservative pari.
which was backing the corporation
The progressive party, winch declared
for municipal ownership, has secure' 1
nearly the entire membership of Ihi
London county council as a lesult of tlia
water companies' attempted grab.
There will be an ultimate confiscation
of their plants or the establishment of
new municipal plants. The council al
ready owns a number of the street car
lines, and will proceed to the construc
tion of numerous new on-s in an n
deavor to give London ade-jiiute trans
portation. The council has also undertaken thu
construction of model tenements for
housing the poor, which will greatly in
crease building operations. After ysirs
of municipal lethargy. Loud in has sud
denly awakened to the inauguration of st
sweeping advance.
Queen Wilhelmina and Husband
Settle Down to Business.
Amsterdam, March 5. Queen Wil
helmina and the prince consort entered
this city in atate today'.
The royal party arrived by train a;
half past eleven and were received b."
the principal authorities and conduct? I
to the royal pavilion, where had gath
ered a brilliant array of oftii ials, in
cluding the- governor of the provinc t
of northern Holland and high mlilta'y
naval, judicial and civil dignitarieH.
The burgomaster of Amsterdam de
livered an address of welcome. Ti.!
procession in state carriage.- and es
corted by troorts then traversed th
streets of the capital which In spite of
the rain" were packed with throngs cf
enthusiastic subjects. The route to th -palace
was lined by the civic guart'a
and troops of the garrison. Salute w J.-.
fired and the procession and progrvs-t
of the royal party was signalled by tir
ringing of church bells.
Tha royal cortege was not long. Iut
sufficiently varied to be of interest. 1 C
was led by a squadron of hussars an 1
a mounted band. The horses and car
riages Of the cortege were brilliantly
caparisoned and the outriders and foot
men wore the varicolored state liveries.
The occupants of the carriages were in
full uniform. The ladies of the court oc
cupied the 'carriages.
The royal equipage, drawn by debt
horses, was preceded by a niounte -I
guard of honrn- composed of the nueen '
aides-de-camp, who brilliant in gold an I
colors were the center of attraction.
On either Bide of the royal carriage k1.i
the military officers. The proeefviou
was closed by a iine. body of c avalry.
The queen and the prince ccniort wetfs
evidently prreatly pleased at the enthu
siasm of the reception and boweij un
ceasingly to the "crowds along the line
of march.
At the palace the queen mother await
ed her daughter. After this greetimj
Queen Wilhelmina and the prince con
sort appeared upon the palace halconv
in response to the vociferous ch'r of
the throng which had been permitted ti
gather in front of the royal residences.
The rains bedraggled the street decora
tions and the preparations for tonight's
illuminations were hampered by the un-
favorable weather.
One Blown 30 Feet Into the Air by
Explosion in a Mine.
Joplin, Mo., March 5. Five men wer
killed arid two others seriously injured
in a mine accident at the Ingleside y.inu
mine, in Center Valley, eight miles euht
of Joplin. The dead are:
The injured:
William Daniels.
John Burton.
The seven nen were in the giuun-i
cutting a drift from the main shaft. TI "
five men killed woe confined in the drs "t
and the other two were in the nt';n
shaft. Two shots had been fir.-I. but
the whole charge failed to explode. A
whole box of powder was sent down into
the mine. One of the men accidentally
discharged an uticxploded shot nun th
box of powder was set off. reuliirig; in
terrible destruction. A man at tie at -face
entrance of the mine was U ifv.i
thirty feet in the air.
Porter Will Stay.
Paris, March 5. The reiterated nmto!
that General Horace Porte: . I't'u-I
States ambassador ht re, intends reiio
quishing his post and returning t
America are authoritatively denied at
the embassy as pure invention atit
without any busis tu.uu . ;

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