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$ Ediloriil Section.
Editorial Section,
i Pacs 9 to 15. J
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Literary Clubs Furnish
Only Relaxation.
Federation Meeting
Be on April -t.
"Will Undoubtedly Be Reelected
as President.
Notes of a Social and Fersonal
If it were rrnt for the literary clubs To
iety would be at a decided
standstill, but they manage to keep up
a slieht ripple of interest. The two ab-
Col. J. W. ST. Hughes received nomina
tion a.t the primaries Saturday as the
Republican candidate for mayor of To
peka. Majority. 779.
Mrs. Carrie Nation furnished S2.000
bond to keep the peace, and was re
leased from the county jail Monday.
Joseph Rickards died from wounds
intiieted by himself with a dagger.
Officer M. C. Cajpcnter was bound
over in the city court on a charge of
Aibert Parker was nominated by the
democrats in convention aa candidate
for mayor of Topeka,
Grain Dealers" association of Kansas
held a meeting behind closed doors.
It was officially announced that the
Topeka Daily Capital is again held by
the Rank f Topeka, F. O. Popenoe sav
ing lost control.
Mrs. Lulu Figs' was granted a divorce
from her husband, Aaron T. Pigg. and
was allowed $l,ooo alimony and the cus
tody of her child.
Jas. A. Troutman lost his case in con
nection with the De Boissiere Odd Fel
lows' home in the supreme court.
Mrs. Carrie Nation and her Home De
fenders fail to aer-ee on a candidate for
mayor. Mrs. Nation branded her fol-
sorbing topics in clubdom now are tne i lowers as euwaros.
. i . . r ho it; nnrt ointc ' Capt. J. G. Waters issued a call for a
annual meetings of the city and state p convenUnn tf) nomlnate a can.
federations 'which are soon to be held - for mavor cf To,)eka
that of the city federation, will be April Tne fOI-ty-sixth annual conference of
4. and the state meeting wilL.be held in I the Kansas Methodist chure.i was held
May in Leavenworth, and 'ne greatest : at the First Methodist Kpiscopal church.
lnI.rp,t .ntr around the presidential i miama entered upon ms amies
election at both metttngs. Mrs. Y. A.
of the best known club
state, is being endorsed Dy Swift & Holiiday drug store.
Johnston, e:
women in th
many clubs at home and ab-oad for the
srate presidency, and as yet Mrs. A. H.
Thrnpsn is the only candidate for
prosijent of the city federation.
The social anairs during the past week
have been very small and informal (ac
cording to the Lenten ideal and few of
them .have reached the re.vspapers.
Junior Ailantean Meet
The Junior Atlanteans rmt last Tues
day afternoon at the home of Miss Marie
Norton and elected the folio-wing; officer
for the ensuing year; President. Miss
May Short; vice p resident. Mrs. Charles
MeCiinox-k: s-cretary.M:ss Helen Curty;
treasurer. Mrs. Lyman; programme
committee. Miss Lescher, Mrs. Green,
Mrs. Cooper. Miss Norton and Miss Wa
ters; delegates to the city federation,
Miss MrFarland and Mrs. F.ugene Stotts.
The club endorsed Mrs. W. A. Johnston
for the state presidency and Mrs. A. H.
Thompson for the president of the city
Mrs. .A. H. Thompson was the guest
cf the club and after the lesson delisht
ful music was furnished by Miss Smith
and Miss Waters. Dainty refreshments
were Served at the eiose tu" the after
noon. The club will meet n-xt Tuesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Lee
Portia Club.
At th regular meeting of the Portia
club which was li-H Thuis.iay afternoon
at the home of Mrs. W. M. Davidson
the following otrieers were elected; Mrs.
C. D. Siartznian, president; Mrs. James
Allison, vice president: Mrs. D. C. Tiliot
son. secretary: delegates to the city fed
eration. Mrs. Start zman ami Mrs. Eli
Poster. Plans were made for the an
nual banquet which is to be held Wed
resday evening. April 3, at the home of
tile president. Mrs. C. F. Worley.
Shakespeare Club.
The Ladies' Shakespeare club held its
regular meeting last Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Kdvvard Herbst.
The annual election of ottice-s took place
with the following result: President,
Mrs. A. W. Parks; vice president. Mrs.
A. Zahner; critic. Mrs. D. C. Neilis;
secretary and treasurer. Mrs. A. W.
Iacey. Mrs. II. W. Roby and Mrs. D.
J. Small w ere appointed rieit states to the
c ity federation with Mrs. Mr'.riiaret Wis
Kin and Mrs. A. Smith as alternates. The
next meetir pr will be held March i6, at
tlie home of Mrs. Herbst.
Stedman Club.
The regular meetinsr of the Stedman
club will be held Monday evening- at the
home cf Dr. Mary K. Stewart, at 6;'.4
Harrison street. The programme will be
as follows:
Paper N. P. Garretson
Poem L H. Cranuell
Foem Mrs. Harfireaves
Review by several of the members.
Responses to roil call will be original
couple ta
T. S.
as commissioner of elections
for To-
K. T. and B. F. Sim purchased the
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Topeka, Kansas,
Seymour Hoff, an employe of the
Wolff Faekinpr company, was severely
injured by the breaking of a truck rail
whiih allowed three hogs to fall upon
his htrao.
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Masraw and the confirmation of 'Chief t
Sranl were ip-.in nitsfr.onorl liv Ihp ritv !
Mrs. Nation received $5(1 from the sa
loonkeepers of Peoria as the balance of
money due ner for editing tne Peoria
A Tea Party.
Mrs. E. T. Sim ent-rtainefl a few of
her frit nis at a delightfully informal
"little tea party Thursday afternoon at
5 o'clock at her home on Harrison
ptret-t. The RUist cf honor was Mrs.
Will Ripley of Chicago. The guests
were seated at one long taoie. which
M as decked w ith cut flowers. The fruests
were: Mrs. Will Ripley, Mrs IX H.
Forbes. Mrs. Anna Ripley, Mrs. 11.
Yountr. Mrs. Frank Prescott. Mrs. P. I.
Ronebrake. Miss Lillie Ripley. Miss
pelle Ward. Mrs, -oodson, and Mrs.
llary L. Hunker.
Notes and Personal Mention.
The Ceramic Art club will meet Tues
day afternoon at 2:S. sharp at the home
of Mrs. C. o. Knowl-s. Mrs. A. H.
Thompson, president of the City Feder
ation, will the suest cf the club on
that day. Papers will be read bv Mis.
R. N. Raiding a-id Miss Marie Witwer.
Mrs. Homer Harding, of Colorado, is
In the city visiting her sister, Mrs.
Charles Kitcht;!L
Mist ill Whittrir will entertain in
formally this evening.
The Vespuccian ciub is to hold its
resuiar meetire Thurs lav afternoon at !
the home cf Mrs. B. T. Welch, at 3i9 i
Harrison street. All members are re- I
quested to be present, as the annual elec- j
tio:i of orticers is to take place. !
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i... . Liouoi'iii ii;t r.'iurneu to
her home in Lawrence after a few davs'
visit in Topeka with Mrs. C. B. Sam
son. The reauiar meeting of the W. T. K.
club wiil be held at the home of Mrs.
W. D. I-aeey. at North Jackson
street. Tuesday, March la, at the usual
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Samson visited In
Kansas City several days this week.
Mrs. Frank Lewis is spending the day
In Lawrence.
There wiil be a Ralston social Mondav
e-venina; at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.
M. Kimball, at 1016 Polk strft. compli
mentary to the president of the ciub.
Mrs. J. C. Turr-ey. who leaves soon for
Chicago. It is desired that all members
lie prtsent.
Miss Lillian Foster will sine a solo at
Unity church Sunday mornimr.
Continued on pa.ee 5.
Nine ptr.-ons killed and nTiy are in
jured by holier expiosiou in steam laun
dry in Chicago.
The formal rejection of the amended
Hay-Paunocfote treaty has been received
in Washington.
Cadet Hensel resigns from West Point
on aeeouni of injuries received while be
inp: hazed.
Francisco armits existence of bu
bonic plague amopg the Chinese in China
town. Willis Point. Tex., is visited by a de
structive cyclone and. a number of persons
are kilied.
Sixteen deaths In Arkansas are the re
sult of a wind storm that passed over the
st n te.
7'hree women destroy a bar and mirror
in a saloon in Armourdale.
Tlie Evans bill, restricting" prosecution
of polygramist s. which passes both
bramhes of ilah legislature, is vetoed
by Governor AVeils.
The boilers of an encine on the Lehigh
rond exploues. killintr three men.
The neirro murderer f Mrs. Younger is
burned to death at Corsicana," Tex., be
fore ;."i people.
Pendinir final negotiations for peace in
South Africa an armistice has been
g-ramed. General Botha and Kitchener
coi.ferring and an agreement will be
Ex-Fresider.t Benjamin Harrison dies at
his home in Indianapolis of pneumonia
alter an illness of a. week. The funeral
will take place tomorrow.
More punishment of Chinese officials is
demanded by the foreign ministers, who
present a list of ninety-six. of whom they
tlcsire six executed, the others to be pun
ished as the Chinese see tit.
The town of Cloverport. Ky.. is wiped
out by fire from the bursting of a g"as
pipe. Not ialf a dozen houses are saved
and 5.0--O people are homeless.
Andrew Garnecie creates an endowment
fund of Sn.o.e- fe,r superannuated and
disabled employes of his company.
The phenomenon of "bioooy rain" oc
curred in Italy, due to dust from the
African desert blown across the Mediter
ranean. Mrs. Richardson of Savannah, Mo., is
indicted for the murder of her husband.
Frank Richardson, who was shot and
killed as he was entering his home last
Christmas eve.
Probable Change in Executives Cre
ates Alarm on Mexican Border.
El Paso, Tex., March 16. The contin
ued unfavorable reports regarding- the
illness of President Diaz is causing great
excitement here.
Diaz stiil remains out of the capital,
and this fact alone would seem to signify
that the old president's health is in a
precarious condition.
A report is being circulated that yes
terday the president suffered a relapse
and was dangerously ill. When ques
tioned regarding a civil conflict should
the president die. the most prominent
men at Juarez say that such a circum
stance is. entirely out of the question,
and that the government would move
along as before, and that those who ar."
now closely corrected with President
Diaz and the affairs of the government
ill assume the reins without opposition
upon the president's death.
U X 1 E 11 M LL I T A II YG U A H D .
Properties for sale in Topeka and in most
and many of them can be traded for farms.
location, we can give you a good trade.
sell any kind of real estate, or borrow money on
against fire or cyclone, or invest in good interest
have for sale Farms, Ranches, Pasture Lands in over seventy counties in
and many in adjoining states.
have Residences and Business
of the large towns in this state,
If you wish to change your
Write us if you wish to buy or
mortgage, or insure your property
paying mortgage securities.
Would you not prefer to lend your money outside of your own county ? We
can furnish the best kind of security in almost any county in eastern Kansas.
We should be glad to place upon our books properties which owners
may desire to sell, in Shawnee county or anywhere in Kansas. If the
properties are for sale at fair prices, we can find customers.
We already have customers for some farms in Shawnee county and for Topeka
city property.
SAVED S300,000.
Aged Mrs. Hay Almost Starved
Herself to Do It.
Dresses Were Padded
Crisp Bank Notes.
T! is the cousin of a ohubbv 4-vear-olrl
whe.se home is in New York." This little
man has also been started up In the wav
he should K' Or.e c.ay he visited some
relation by the name of Jones. He was
not treated just as hts hiehness consid
ered fitttr.ir. and he resented it f..r a time,
i'.ut when prayer time came he relented
enough to frume this petition, which he
tacked onto the end of tne second praver:
"Please. God. bless papa and mamma.
nJ rrandpa and srnntiraa. and even th
defects: i-wiston uurniu. .
Two Hundred Yaqui Prisoners Being
, Taken to City of Mexico.
Guadalajara. Mex., March 16. Anotti
er lot cf Yaqui prisoners. 200 in number,
have just reached here. They were
brought from the Yaqui country' to San
I-Uas on the gunboat Democrata. and
were esccrted from that port to Guada
lajara overland by a strong military
guard. -Lieut. Col. Viconte Macias. of
the 27th battalion, commanded the es
cort. The prisoners are all securely bound
and they will not be released from th
i hongs until they reach the prisons in
the City cf Mexico and Vera Cruz, where
they are to be confired. AH of the pris
oners are fierce fighters and a number of
them -were leaders in the revolting ele
ment of their tribes.
Left Her Entire Fortune to
Charitable Institutions.
Hung Jewels on Limb of Tree
at Night.
Y. H. C A. of Ottawa Establishes
Free Employment Agency.
Ottawa. March 16. A free employment
agency, to be conducted by the churches
of the city, is a new effort in practical
At the last meeting cf the Ministers'
association it was decided to unite in
an effort to find woik for the unemploy
ed, and workers for the loose jobs. The
employment bureau will be conducted
through the Y. M. C. A. rooms.
For some weeks past, an effort in the
lire of a free employment agency has
been made by Rev. O. P. Cook, of the
Christian church. The experiment has
been successful to such c. degree that
several idle men were found permanent
jols. When the matter was brought to
the attention of tne ministers .at their
reeular meeting it was at once taken up
with favor. Each church will undertake
to list at the Y. M. C. A. rooms the
r-ames and qualifications cf idle men
i who are under its jurisdiction, as well
as all openings for labor made known to
the church cr its members.
Tarrytown, New- Jersey, March 16.
Although Mrs. Marietta D. Hay, an aged
and eccentric widow of Tarrytown, lived
like a miser in two rooms of a mansion
she owned on Grove street, in that vil
lage, and almost starved herself, it wis
revealed today by her will, filed in th2
Westchester county surrogate's office, at
White Plains, that she leaves an estate
estimated at J.'iDv.OOO.
Mrs. Hay was the widow of De "Wit!.
C. Hay, who died abou ten years ago.
At his wife's suggestion, he saved and
bought railroad bonds, and after his
death she continued to save up a for
tune. She seldom spent more than $3 a week
for living expenses. At right she gather
ed her money and jewelry together ar t
placed them in a small black bag which
she hung on the limb of a tree outside
her bedroom- window, so that, she said
if burglars entered-her home, she could;
truthfully tell them she had no money
in the house. This bag often contained
many thousands cf dollars, as she did
net believe in banks.
She leaves the bulk of her" propertv,
consisting of railroad bonds and gilt
edged securities, to charitable institu
tions. Not long before she died she wont
before the Tarrytown assessors and
swore off a tlO.CCK) personal assessment,
claiming she w as poor. : It was then be
lieved that she did not own much pro
perty, but after her death a key to a
drawer in a safe deposit vault box in
New- York', was found, and in this thou
sands of dollars worth-of bonds were
found. -
In an old silk dress a large amount of
jewelry and J50rt in bills were found sew
ed up in the ruffles. Crisp banknotes
were woven into the -hems of silken,
skirts in fact, her entire costume was
padded with banknotes.
The becjuests in her will are: To Beach
Ewer of Sickett's Harbor, a nieee. the
Pickerins- homestead at Sackett's Harbor.
To the Tarrytown Historical si-ciety. 2.5'
shares of Northwestern Grand "Trunk
Kailway comoany bonds. To Rosetta
Beaman. color.' J. Sl.Oea in Duluth & Iron
Ranee Railroad ccmpasv bonds. To Mary
(i. Ames cf Whitehall. S2.t of Milwau
kee. Lake Shore r Western Railroad com
pany bonds. To Allan C. Beach of Water- ,
town and Walter B. Camp of Sackett's
Harbor.HX) shares of American Bank Note
company, also 27 shares of New York
Central & Hudson River Railroad com
pany stock. To the De Witt C. Hay Li
brary association of Caldwell, Lake
George. N. Y.. leO .shares of American
Bank Note companv stock, also 35 shares
of Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
road company preferred stock and S.tX
of Duluth & Iron Range railroad bonds.
To the United States Cremation company,
limited at Fresh Pond. L. I., $2.jou in
American Dock Improvement bonds, also
tl.WPt) in Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad com
pany bonds. To the Saratoga hosTt'tal at
Saratoga Springs, fo shares of Chicago,
Rock Lsland & Pacitic and Ohio Railroad
company bonds to endow a bed in the
hospital. To the New York Citv in
firmary for Women and Children. "tt.'KiO in
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad com
pany bonds, also tS.tm in Duluth & Iron
Range Railroad company bonds.
Mrs. Kay at her own request -was cre
mated at Kresh Pond and her ashes were
taken to Sackett's Harbor for burial. Be
fore her ieath she deeded the Grove street
residence to the Tarrytown Historical so
ciety for use after her death as a mu
seum. From the time of her husband's death
Mrs. Hay shunned society and her only
companion was a. maltese cat.
So far as can be learned, the only rela
tives left by Mrs. .Hay are a brother aud
a niece, who reside at Sackett's Harbor.
"Mamma, I wish you'd let cook put
up my lunch instead of doing it your
self." ,
"It's no trouble, my dear."
"I know." -
' Then why'
"" 'Cause she's got a better appetite
than you." Moonshine.
"Have you any postage stamps?"
asked the young lady of the ding clerk.
"We are just out of stamps," replied
the clerk, absently, "but we have some
piasters that are just as good." Chi
cago News.
RisLop Walden, One of
Early Settlers.
Was in Topeka in Days of Le
compton Constitution.
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Bishop John M. Wa!den, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The old timers who are in attendance
at the Methodist conference in this city
this week will remember Bishop John M.
Walden, who. spoke Tuesday night on
"The Destiny of China," as one of the
pioneers of the state.
Ohio is the native state of the bishop,
who is- now growing old, being three
score and ten years. He came to Kan
sas in the spring of 1S5T, and remained
here during the year and one-half fol
lowing. Those were exciting times. Soon after
coming to Kansas he began publishing
the Quindaro Chindowan. He was,
through the paper and otherwise, a
staunch frend of the free state consittu
ticn. During the winter of 1S57 when
the Topeka legislature was in session in
this city he was in attendance. The To
peka legislature is well known to the
old timers as the body that met here
before territorial organization to make
of Kansas a free state.
It was also partly through the efforts
of Bishop Walden that the Lecompton
constitution was turned down and the
free state constitution of Kansas
Col. John Rtchtie. the man who gave
320 acres of land to Washburn college,
loaned his-horse and carriage to Mr.
Walden, who made a -trip down to
FVrt Scott, around to Osawatomie and
back- to Topeka by way of Lawrence,
urging the acceptance of tlie free state
He lived in Kansas long enough to
b3e its adoption before returning to Ohio.
Since returning east he has visited
Kansas only once previous to this time.
That was about- thirteen years ago,
when he came here for the conference.
Mr. Walden was not upon the occa
sion of his first experiences in Kansas a
minister of the gospel. It was not until
several years after that he was or
dained. Meantime he has spent considerable
time as a missionary in China and has
visited other foreign countries. Hishop
Walden talked entertainingly of China
in his address before the conference
here. He has become familiar with the
customs and habits of the people, and
was therefore able to talk with ac
curacy -and ability.
Bishop Walden is growing old; "his
hair has turned white, and it is with
care that he picks his way here and
there when walking, but he has been
endowed with a magnetic personality
which cannot help but winning friends
for him wherever he may go, despite
the fact that age is gaicing on him.
He left yesterday to go to Baker uni
versity. Before returning to the east he
will go to Eureka and Newton, where
he will hold conferences. He may stop a
Collars 2c
Cuffs 4 c
Shirts 8 c
Ladies' and Gents' "Woolen Gar
ments laundried without
Ill East Third SL
Telephone 700 and the
wajron will call for your
few days In Topeka attain on his return
trip. Duting his stay in Top ka he va
Ihe guest of Harrison Clai kson, 107
Tyler stieet.
Fifteenth Annual Reunion in Bour
bon County.
Fort Scott, March 16 The fifteen:
annual reunion of the Bourbon oouotv
ex-Prisoners of War association w.n
held in this city yesterday afterrio.oi.
Previous to the opening; session the W.
P.. C. ladies fed several hundred oi l sol
diers, their families, merchants and citi
zens generally at the i. A. It. hall. Th
dinner wus mure largely patronized th t
any ever before served. The room w i
Jammed for two hours by men. vwi e .
and children waiting to get seats at t'r.
tables. The dinner was as tine a or e
as ever was put up by the Indies and
this means, much.
At the court house the session ,
called to order by President ("lark i.t. I
Dr. Porter, the chaplain. Invoke.! .Jii it--blessing.
Ju -Ige Piddle d- liver- d a i :
tertaining address r.f welcome and l;--v.
S. S. Martin delivered a memorial ad
dress in honor of tlx se of t or- h:--f x i :-
tion who have died since the la
Miss Addie Mead re. it"d
piece, entitled - The Daody Fifto." ;
wen hearty applause. .1. I. Shop.,,
and J. M. Ifunnhtov delivered so r'
dresses and then the association w
into xeeuti ve sessi jn nod tra: sji-i-i
business coming up. Patrick 5 an
was elected president and li.ivi 1 It. r
During the session J. M Humph
Introduced a resolution peit'imieg
jrensions for the ex-prisoru 1 3. It
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"Do you believe minority ru!p can 1..5
stieeessiol '.'"
"Of course. For example, if the fat'or
and mother like you and the iiirl doe-o t
there ecu re: but if tie- i r I likes -i
ami the fath-r and mother don't, tlera
t.ey are." Chicago Rtoord

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