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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, March 25, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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Mr. Hughes and Mr. Parker, Candidates for Mayor,
Declare Themselves.
Stand Unequivocally for
Plant by
If Old One Can Not Be Bought Then Favor Con
struction of Another.
Neither Candidate Favors the Extension of the
Franchise Under
Both candidates for mayor say they are in favor of the city ownership
ft waterworks.
,To be entirely sure on trds point the State Journal submitted a iist of ques
tions to both candidates for Mayor. Both Mr. Hughes and Mr. Parker an
swered the questions without hesitation. The result vas as follows:
Q. Are you in favor of the munic-
Ipal ownership of the waterworks?
i A. Most emphatically. L want
carry out the wi l of the people e-x-pressed
at the xulls two years ago.
- Q What steps would you take as
- mayor to secure the water plant for
th- city?
A. The city attorney has been in
- structed and directed to take such
step and commence such proceed-
irifjs in the district court of Shawnee
county us may be necessary to ac-
- quira the waterworks plant. I agree
.4. with thii
- Q. Would you sign an ordinance
granting an extension of the fran-
cl.ise to the present water company?
- A No.
Q If it is not possible to agree
T upon a satisfactory price for the old
plant do you favor the construction
of a new one?
i A. Yes. so that the city can own
Its waterworks. i
Q To what do you attribute the
delay in the present negotiations be-
- tweeii the waterworks company and
7 the city?
A. Legal technicalities have had
J a great deal to do with it. The coun
T cil has followed the advice of the city
5 attorney in this matter. The way is
now clear to force the deal. There
has been ro delay that the council
could possibly avoid. Under the orig-
ir al ordinance it w as ir.cumbent upon
the council to exhaust all means
within their power to arrive at a sat- .
isfactory price. This the council has
4- done.
Supreme Court Decides an Im
portant Question.
Waterworks Decision Which
Applies to.Topeka.
May Keduce Price For Water
During Life of Franchise.
Topeka's Kate Ordinance May,
Xow Be Enforced.
Wnshini?ton, Mareh 23. In the Unitvl
States supreme court today opiniona
were handed down in several cases in
volving the construction of the ftate law
cf IlKnoK authorizing citb and vlllas.-d
t contract for water and waterworks
The cas. s decided affect the wat-r sys
tems of Fieeport. lanville and Hogtra
Fark in that state.
The water companies in each case con
tended that the law if 172 and otner
subs.t pu nt at ts authorizini; town an.1
ity authorities to contract for a wat-r
supply for $t) years included the right l
fix rates for that time and that the rate
once tix-d could rot be charged.
They arpud that ordinances fixn
rat-s were in the rature of contracts
for the tenn of 30 tears. In the case of
the Fr-epL,rt company the rate of $75 f j?
each fire hydrant was first fixed by ordi
rarce but it was reduced bv a subse
quent ordlr-arce to -i. The water co.n-pan.-
attacked the -validity of this ordi
nance and took the case Into the state
The Illinois supreme court decided
8?a'tB' the company, holding the ordi
nance, reducing the price of water to be
Today's opinion sustained the finding
rrf the state court. Justice MrKenna ii
hanJinp down the cpirion said that the
stat statutes were ambiguous, but that
!t had been thought advisable to decide
hat ambiguity in the interest of the
pubPc. A dissenting opinion was handed
down by Justice White on the grou.id
that the first wdinanee was a contract.
In this dissenting opinion, Justices Brew,
ir. Brown and White concurred. The
opinions in all the other cases were on
similar lines.
. is c: 8 cf ths roinis involved In
Absorption of the Water
the People.
Any Circumstances.
Q. Are you in favor of the mu- J
nfcipal ownership of the water- T
A. Ye3.
, Q. What steps would you take
as mayor to secure the water 'T
plant for the city? X
A. I would have to consult with
the council and take such steps as
would be best. I believe in doing
the greatest good to the greatest
lumber of people, but as to what
steps should be taken I can not
now say.
Q. Would you sign an ordin-
ance granting an extension of the
f ranch ise to the present water
A. Not unless we are forced to
do so. If there is any possible T
way for the city to own the water .4.
plant I want to favor it. In case .
we do have to grant a franchise.
I would make it a point to see if
we could not Ret better rates than T
we have at present.
Q. If it is not possible to agree --
upon a satisfactory price for the
old plar.t. do you favor the con-
struction of a new one?
A. Yes. , 1
the controversy in Topeka with the wa
ter company. The city council claimed
the right to fix rates and even passed
an ordinance reducing the rates but the
water company paid no attention to the
action of the council and since then has
collected the old rates.
City Attorney Uird has been waiting
since to see what the supreme court
would do with the Illinois cases and now
that they have been decided. Mr. Bird
has a clear field to enforce the new rate
ordinance passed by the council.
Will Go West on SouthernKoute
Returning Orer Northern.
New York. March 25. Air. Cortelyou,
secretary of the president, probab'y will
have the itinerary of the presidential
trip to the Pacific coast, completed in a
few das, say-5 Site Washington corre
spondent of the Tribune. He ha3 been
workinar on it with the 'assistance of
railroad imn for more than a-week. No
definite details of the itinerary wdll be
given out until tne work is finished,
further than that the president and his
cabinet will sro to . California by the
southern route, maki.iir the first long1
stop at Ne,v Orleans, about May 2 or 3.
and return bv the northern route and
visit the Pan-American exposition at
Buffalo before coming back to Washing
ton. President McKinley and bis cab
inet ofttctrs will be accompanied by their
wives and other members of their fam
ilies. A se-ennd section of the president's
train going- to California will carry
nearly all the mebers cf the Ohio dele
gation in congress and other distin
guished Ohioans. including- 'Governor
Nash, who go to witness the launching
of the new battleship Ohio at the I'nion
iron works, which built the battleship
Oregon. Senator Hanna announced yes
terday that he would be unable to po.
He expects to return to Cleveland about
May 1 to look after his business affairs.
Worst Storm of Years in North
West Kansas.
Kansas City, March 25. A special to
the etar from Hoxie, Kas.. says: Since
Saturday night the worst blizzard since
1S92 has been raging: in this portion of
Kansas. Snow has drifted badly in
every direction. The Lincoln branch
train is snowed in one mile east of
Hoxie. The loss to live stock will likely
prove fceavy, ,
Future of Manchuria Is Hang
ing in the Balance.
China Must Decide oiiKussian
Treaty by Tomorrow.
If the Pending Proposition
Shall Be Accepted.
M. DeGiers' Actions Complicate
Negotiations at Fekin.
Pekin, March 24. The foreign minis-,
tera seem utterly unable to agree as' to
"he iest method of policing the legation
quaiters. The proposition most favored
by the majorky and most complained of
by "he minority is one providing ttiat
men of the regular armies shall be de
tailed for the service under one officer
connected with the allies. United States
Special Commissioner Rockhill is ore
who objects to this plan, as is also the
British minister. Sir Ernest Satow, who
says that though, an international force
is dtsirable, it would be better that he
police detailed should be composed of
soldiers who are not liable to be called
away when they are most useful. It is
also undesirable, he thinks that the coni
maadant should be an. officer actively
connected with an army while the inter
Uon to make each legation practically an
armed camp is a great mistake and is
iiab e to cause friction; and it would be
better far to make a general Internation
al district.
The home ministers are considering
asking the government to reconsider trie
decision in favor of big legation guards
as being liable not only to keep the court
trom returning to Pekin but also as a
continual source of danger in the deal
ings with the Chinese, as it would be im
possible to keep the guards entirely with
in the legation quarter, which condition
Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang insist
upon, saying that otherwise it would be
impossible to guarantee order especially
when thehinese troops shall have re
turned to Pekin. One drunken soldier
outside the foreign settlement they say
might cause another war.
, The time which the Russians have giv
en the Chinese to sign the Manchuria ri
agreement expires on Tuesday and
shot-Id the agreement not be signed, then
Russia wdll break off the negotiations.
The agreement practically annexes May-
Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang con
sulted this morning but did not decide
either to sign the convention or appeal
to the powers.
On, behalf of China Li Hung Chang
desires to express gratitude to America
lor ner position in the matter.
The attitude of M. DeOiers, the Rus
sian minister at the meeting of the for
tign representatives is embarrassing and
cau3ts considerable annoyance He re
fuses either to agree with the other min
sters or holds apart entirely.
A committee will consider the ques
tion of China's ability as regards in
demnity and the most practical methods
for pfuarar.teemg payment of indemnity
to the powers.
It is not thought likely, on account of
Sir Robert Hart's increasing age and the
grauual approach of feebleness that he
will continue long in charge of the im
perial customs on behalf of the powers.
The body of Capt Riley and seven en
listed men which were buried at the
American legation were removed to too
temple of agriculture this morning with
miii'ary honors. Gen. Chaffee and his en
tire staff accompanying the remains. The
body cf an American marine which was
buried at the Russian legation, will l.e
removed on Tuesday with the same hon
ors. The bodies will leave on board the
transport Egbert for the United Stales
abot t the middle of April.
The signal corps has completed all ar
rangements and is awaiting transporta
tion to Manila.
Berlin, March 25. A Pekin dispatch to
the Cologne Gazette dated Sunday,
March 24, says that at the first formal
meeting of the committee on indemnity
held in Pekin Sunday, it was decided to
invite Sir Robert Hart, director of the
Chinese imperial maritime customs,
Mgr Favier, vicar appostolic at Pekin
and other experts, financial and other
wise, to submit proposals on the best
methods for raising the amount of in
demnity to be demanded from China.
London, March 25. A dispatch from
Pekin avers that the Russian goveir
mer.t has consented to a number of mod
ifications in the Manchurian convention,
the principal ones being: Kinshow and
Port Arthur shall not be annexed, but
shall be leased from the Chinese govern
ment as heretofore: Russia will not in
sist upon there being a Russian resident,
at Moukden; the Chinese army will be
permitted to maintain order in Manchu
ria prior to the completion of the Man
churian railway, which, while in course
of construction, w ill not necessarily re
quire the protection of Russian trooos;
Russia will forego her demand th:;t
mining and railway concessions in Mon
golia, Turkestan and Kashgaria. shall lie
granted to none but Russian subjects.
Russia stipulates, however, that none
but Chinese and Russians shall be al -lowod
to undertake sich enterprises.
In consequence cf these concessions
the Russian government asks for an ear
ly signature of the convention.
London. March 5. Replying to Sir
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Conservative,
who asked in the house at commons to
day whether Russia had presented Chitu
with a modified agreement regarding
Manchuria - and w hether Russia had
withdrawn from the so-called concert oi
Europe, the under secretary. Lord Cran
bornt said the government understood
that the terms of the proposed agree
ment were still under discussion but he
was unable to make any positive state
ment on that subject. The Russian gov
trnmenf, he added, had informed the
government of Great Britain that Rus
sia has no intention of withdrawing from
co-operation with the other powers in
Yokohama, March 25. Replying to a
question in the house of peers today the
minister for foreign affairs said Japan
had not communicated with Russia in
regard to the Manchurian agreement.
The matter of the dismissal from office
of Mr. McClfcavy Brtra n, director general
of Corean customs announced yesterday
from Seoul is reported to have been set
Tien Tsin, March 25. In an affray last
evening two members of the-Welsh Fusi
leer regiment and a member of the Vic
torian contingent who were acting as
policemen, were sabred and bayoneted.
It is alleged that Germans were, the prin
cipal culprits.
in A snow BANK.
President Burt and U. P. Ofii
cials Stalled Near Ogallala.
Omaha, March 25. Horace O. Part,
president of the Union Pacific, and other
Union Pacific officials are in a train
stalled in a snow bank near Ogallaia.
They were caught in the blizzard which
Is raging in western Nebraska and Colo
rado. Denver, March 25. The storm which
raged in Colorado and Wyoming yester
day and last night has passed away-and
under the bright sunshine, the snow is
fast disappearing. The weather has not
been cold and it is not believed that
range stock has suffered much. Railroad
traffic, which was badly interfered with
is still very mum delayed, all trains
from the east being reported from six
to eight hours late. Trains from the
west are also off time. The Chicago
Commercial club, which was scheduled
to arrive here at 6 o'clock tonight, will
not reach the city until tomorrow
morning, having been delayed several
hours by the burning- of a bridge on the
Rio Grande Western near Deseret, Utah.
It is due at Grand Junction, Colo., at 10
o'clock this morning. It is reported that
two cars of oranges ran into the burning
bridge and were destroyed, but that no
one was hurt. Particulars have not been
received at the railroad offices here.
Five freight trains are still stalled
near North Platte. Union Pacific peo
ple say that this is by far the heaviest
snow of the season.
The Elkhorn expects to have its tracks
open this afternoon.
The passenger train which left Omaha
yesterday afternoon is still at Long
Pine. The train leavdng Deadwood this
morning is expected to get through
without hindrance. Th,e Burlington line
to Billings will be open by the middle
of the afternoon, and trains running as
The Rock Island train from Denver
to avoid snow banks has gone east via
part of the Kansas City line of the
Pacific and St. Joseph. A train has been
made up at Fairbury to come via Oma
ha and run on to Chicago.
Omaha, Neb., March 25. The Union
Pacific railroad reports this morning
that the four passenger trains that were
snowbound most of the day yesterday
and last night in the vicinity of Ogallala
have been relieved and are making head
way in both directions. Several snow
plows last night cleared the tracks be
tween North Platte nd Julesbuig. The
storm has abated and danger of further
blockade is believed t be past.-President
Burt and party, whose car was attached
to one of the east bound trains which
was cauught in the drift, left Cheyenne
shortly after midnight. The storm cen
ter was apparently at Ogallala, where'
the temperature has risen and live stock
interests will not suffer. The storm this
morning was moving northeasterly.
Omaha. March 25. Special teluegrams
from Ogallala, Neb., at noon state that
the four passenger trains which were
side-tracked at that place yesterday on
account of snow storm in western Ne
braska are still held up by the drifts.
The passengers are being cared for and
are suffering for nothing. Two engines
with snow plows and a rotary are stuck
in a cut half a mile west of Ogallala,
which is full of drift snow. The snow
storm has somewhat abated but the
wind continues to blow. The railroad
people expect to get the tracks cleared
and the trains started this afternoon.
President Burt and party whose car is
attached to an eastbound train are
among the storm bound unfortunates.
Topeka Man Sells His Place Near
Alma For $16,000.
J. M. McFarland, of Topeka, has sold
his ranch near Alma, and McFarland.
The purchasers are Henry Brehmyer and
Henry Gittings, cattlemen from near
The price paid was $16,000. The ranch
consists of 1,033 acres, and it is one of
the well known places in eastern Kan
sas. It is situated near the town of Mc
Farland on the Rock Island, which was
named for Mr. MeFarland's father, the
late Judge N. C. McFarland. The 'men
who bought the ranch will devote it to
Etock raising.
And Nine Badly Injured in a
Mine Explosion.
Connellsville, Pa., March 25. A special
train composed of a box car and fast en
gine brought into Connellsville today
nine groaning and blackened men, the
victims of a terrific mine explosion at
the Gates mine of the Eureka Fuel com
pany in the New Klondik j coke field in
this (Fayette) county. The mine has
been worked only a few months. The
explosion, it is believed, resulted from
accumulated gas. Twenty-eight men
entered the mine this morning to work.
Of this number 16 were caught in the
explosion and seven were killed almost
As soon after the explosion as possible
a force of men were put to the rescue
while a great crowd of grief stricken
wives and relatives surrounded the shaft.
One by one the burned men were found.
Seven were dead. Nine still live and
they were put into a box car. A fast
engine was attached and this hospital
express was rushed at full speed to Con
nellsville where the victims were placed
in the hospitals. Three or four probably
will die. The dead men were taken to
their desolated homes. All the injured
are foreigners.
England Will Make No Further
Effort to Secure Peace.
London, March 25. The colonial sec
retary, Mr. Chamberlain, when asked in
the house of commons today if it was
possible to change the offer of peace
terms to the Boers, said the negotiations
were closed and there was no intention
of reopening them.
Learenworth Made It Unpleas
ant For Mrs. Nation.
Police Prevented Her From Eii
tering Saloons.
Could Not Find a Hall Open to
Effort Made to Turn Tisit Into
Political Capifal.
Makes a Short Stop in St. Louis
This Morning.
Leavenworth, Kan., Starch 25. The
question is: "Who brought Mrs. Na
tion here?" Out of her visit has come
an issue in the municipal campaign. The
Republicans assert that the Democratic
ring is responsible for her visit in an en
deavor to make political capital out of
it. The Democrats come back with the
charge that the Republicans wrote her
a letter strongly urging her to come
here. Mrs. Nation herself declares that
she came in answer to a letter from a
saloonkeeper's wife. This letter was
typewritten on yellow, black-ruled pa
per, of a kind used in railroad offices.
The language and composition are ex
cellent, and half a dozen newspaper men
declare that it was written by some one
better acquainted with city and county
politics than any saloonkeeper's wdfe
would probably be. Now, who wrote
it? It was signed with the typewriter,
but the name Mrs. Nation refuses to
divulge. Her reason was that she was
"afraid the poor woman would be mur
dered by these TtTUrdei shop keepers.' "
As it stands, neither party has positive
evidence against the other, and both
are working it as an issue for all it is
Mrs. Nation did not smash a joint, nor
did she attempt to. She tried to enter
but one place, and found that locked,
and the moment she laid her hand on the
door two policemen in citizens' clothes
caught her and gave her to understand
once and fbr all that the motto of Leav
enworth is: "Don't monkey with this
community," and that at the first sign
of any violence on her part she would
be hauled off to jail. Then she visited
the Soldiers' Home and began abusing
Governor Rowland for allowing a can
teen to be run on the grounds. After
listening to her a short time, the gover
nor called a captain of police and had
her escorted off the grounds and placed
on a car for the city.
At the Soldiers' Home few knew of her
coming, and only a handful of old vet
erans waiting for a car were on the
depot platform. She greeted each one
of these, and, after a momentary rest,
walked into the home grounds. Her first
visit was to the home theater. She was
refused admittance and told to go to
Governor Rowland's office. Half way
there she met Governor Rowland. He in
vited her to his office to tell him what
she wanted. As they neared the office,
she began to talk louder and louder, and
the governor attempted to stop her, tell
ing her that it would all be settled in
the .office.
"Are you going to allow me to talk
to these dear old soldiers?" asked Mrs.
"No, Madam," replied Governor Row
land, "not today. This is Sunday."
"Well. I am going to talk to them
about Jesus, and Sunday is a good day
for that," she said.
"You cannot talk here, Mrs. Nation;
that is all there is to it," said Governor
Rowdand. "We allow none but those
regularly authorized to hold any sort of
religious service here, and speakers come
only on invitation."
"Well. I'm not going any further,
then," she Tsaid.
Then she started to talk about the
"demon rum." Governor Rowland en-
deavored to stop her, but she had full i
steam up and was talking at a rapid
rate. Calling two guards, Governor
Rowland told them to escort het off the
grounds. On the way down to the depot
she expressed herself strongly at what
she considered unfair treatment. She
asked her guards how much beer was
sold in the canteen, and all about it.
At the depot a group of old soldiers
gathered about her.
"What sort of men are you?" she ask
ed them. "Are you prisoners here, that
a woman even cannot talk to you and
save you from the hell broth that is
dished out in your canteen?"
When Third and Delaware streets were
reached, another crowd awaited her. A
police officer in uniform took charge of
her and took her to the National hotel,
where she was to stop. In the National
is one of the finest bars in the city, but
the proprietors of the hotel took no
chances and had the barroom locked and
watchers at the door to admit only those
who had business there. A big crowd
filled the office all day, and in the after
noon Mrs. Nation held receptions and
prayer meetings-in her room. Owing to
the crowd it was necessary to keep po
licemen at the stairs to prevent, every
body from rushing up at once.
After trying in vain to get some place
in which to speak, Mrs. Nation gave up
the idea of holding a meeting in the af
noon. No hall in town would be rented
to her. When informed of this fact Mrs.
Nation was much put out. "The devil
has got all of them In his power," she
remarked, referring to the owners of the
Later several ladies came in to see
her. One of them remarked that she
was a Baptist. "Can't you get permis
sion for me to speak in your church?"
Mrs. Nation asked her. The lady was
not sure that she could. A moment
later a negro who had come up to see
her was asked if he could not get a
church. "I'd just as soon speak in a
nigger church," said Mrs. Nation.
Then a messenger arrived stating that
she could speak in the Conservatory of
Music, in which the Christian Scientists
hold their services. She was escorted
there by Mrs. Merrill and the usual
crowd, but when they arrived they
found the hall locked. Mrs. Van Fossen,
who lives on West Seventh street, in the
rear of the hall, offered her the use of
a large vacant lot. MrsVan Fossen is
one c-f the temperance workers of the
city, and invited Mrs. Nation here some
time ago. Mrs. Nation accepted the
offer and went to the lot. A big crowd
followed her, but when she got into the
lot the police officers refused to let her
speak. Then she got mad and began
to berate the officer. He informed her
that he was not acting on his own re
sponsibility, but only on the orders of
Chief Cranston. He also told her that
he was not the proper subject for any
facetious remarks from her, and that if
they continued he would be forced to ,
arrest her. This threat did not seem to
bother her In the least, for she kept up
her tirade. Then a policeman took her
by each arm, and walked her out of
the lot. A moment after arriving at the
corner to take the car. Chief Cranston
drove up and gave her permission to
make a speech, and declared the arrest
off. Mrs. Nation went back to the lot,
and mounting a: chair talked for about
fifteen minutes.
She said that Leavenworth was a
modern Sodom. "The devil has done a
pretty job here," she said. "This is the
worst town in the state. Worse than
Topeka, if possible. I'm not going to do
anything here now, but when I come
back something is going to happen. If
these hell holes and murder shops are
not shut then, I'll take these women I
see around me and we'll clean 'em out."
At 5:30 she got out of town for Kan
sas City-on an electric car. She did not
intend to leave until 7 o'clock, on the
Burlington, but was the victim of some
smooth diplomacy on the part of "Jesus"
Mella, proprietor of the National hotel.
Mella, while wearing a well assumed air
of perfect composure, was just, a little
nervous for fear tha.t she might take a
smash at his bar. He therefore brought
a representative of the Kansas City
Leavenworth electric road to Mrs. Na
tion's room, introduced him with the re
mark that he would furnish her with
free transportation to Kansas City any
time she might, wish to go. She bit. It
took but a moment to make out passes
for Mrs. Nation and two Leavenworth
friends. She took the 5:30 car with her
friends. Mella remitted her bill and paid
the road $2 for the tickets. She does
not know yet that she was riding on a
paid ticket and not a free pass.
Atchison, Kas., March 25. Mrs. Na
tion left here at 8 o'clock Sunday for
Leavenworth. Before leaving she made
a speech to a small .crowd at the depot.
In her talk she commanded all present
to go forth and smash saloons. She told
those present that the police could not
stop .ny crusader. She called the men
present cowards, and said that upon her
return from Cincinnati she would clear
the city of "hell holes."
When Mrs. Nation arrived in Atchison
at 7 o'clock Saturday evening she was
met at the depot by a large crowd of
curious people. Standing on a seat Pi
the waiting room she delivered her usual
tirade against saloons, declaring that
Atchison was notorious for hellholes and
muroer shops. The crowd jeered and
yelled and when she concluded she was
driven to the home of a W. C. T. U. w o
man for supper. An hour later she waa
back down town. Being Saturday night
the streets were crowded.
She went at first to the fine barroom
of theByam hotel. entered without protest
and mounting a table tried to talk. Ire
saloon was thronged to its utmost capac
ity end the crowd was so noisy with it
yells and jeers that she could not be
heard. Finally Louis Bourserinl, the
proprietor, climbed upon the bar and
asked the crowd to be quiet and heaf
Mrs. Nation and to treat her as a lady
should be treated. The crowd becan e
quiet and, thanking him, she proceeded.
She said she couldn't get a church, so
she got a saloon; that a saloon was more
to her liking, anyway. She then abused
church hypocrites. She said, referring t3
the Globe, that Atchison had ore of the
meanest papers anywhere, but the crov.d
hurrahed for the Globe and soon became
noisy again and she left. She was head
ed for another saloon, but the police pre
tested, fearing people would be injured
in the jam, and she went to the home of
Mrs. J. W. Fisher to remain for the
Mrs. Nation Finds Time to Visit a St
Louis Saloon.
St. Louis, March 25. Mrs. Catrie Na
tion favored St. Louis with a short visit
today. En route to Cincinnati, the fam
ous saloon wrecker stopped here be
tween trains and visited a liquor estab
lishment on Market street that had been
named after her.
Mrs. Nation called the proprietor to
task for daring to name his establish
ment after her. The saloon man said he
beloned to the Nation as did his cus
tomers and he meant to retain the name.
Mrs. Nation was compelled to continue
Jier journey without securing the oblect
of her visit. She was followed by a crowd
as soon as her identity became known.
Mrs. Nation will meet her manager in
Cincinnati and will proceed to' Lexing
ton, Ky, where she will lecture tonight.
Several more lectures will be delivered
by Mrs. Nation on this trip before re
turning home.
Not Quite 9,000 Men Have Been
The commissioner of elections had not
figured the number of women who have
registered, although all the employes
cf the office worked late Saturday night
and Sunday. The exact number of men
registered Is 8.S37, and the Office esti
mates the number of women at 6.'J"5.
This estimate of the women registra
tion is too high, but the figures were fur
nished the city clerk so that he could
order the ballots printed. The exact
number of women who registered will
not be known until this evening, but it
will not exceed 6,200, according to the
opinion of the commissioner of elec
tions. The following figures were submitted
to the city clerk this morning:
Male. Female.
First precinct ' 168 150
Second precinct 471 450
Third precinct 516 400
Fourth precinct 3!9 s 300
First precinct 297 200
Second precinct 615 575
Third precinct 4"G 400
Fourth precinct 571 550
Fifth precinct 480 450
First precinct , 577 500
Second precinct 483 450
Third precinct 530 400
First precinct 392 , 350
Second precinct 371 350
Third precinct 494 425
Fourth precinct 601 550
First precinct , 234 -200
Second precinct 4S7 450
Third precinct 30C 275
First precinct 300 275
Second precinct...-. 250 200
Total: Men, 8,937; women, 6,975.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, March 25. Forecast for Kan
sas: Generally fair tonight and Tues
day, except threatening in northeast por
tion tonight; warmer Tuesday; north
west winds becoming variable.
i B 1 ikM Sat !sP J B
Cyclone Sweeps Orer Ilegiou of
Birmingham, Ala.,
Causes Immense Damage to
Property and Loss of Life.
Wires Down and Complete De
tails Lacking.
Police and Firemen TakingDe&l
and Injured From Kuins.
Birmingham, Ala., March 25. A cv
clone which swept over Jones valley in.
which Birmingham is located, between
& and 10 o'clock this morning resu'ted in
immense damage to property and con
siderable loss of life. The number of
dead is not yet definitely known, ut.
up till noon today it was estimated at
25, of these at least seven being killed
at Irondale, about 15 In the city of Itii
mingham. and the otners in suburban
Among the known dead are the fol
lowing: - Dr. G. C. Chapman, prominent physi
cian of this city, killed by falling debris
in Mentor's store on South Twentieth
Mrs. Robert J. Lowe, wife of tne chair
man of the state Democratic commit t- e,
and her infant son, killed at their resi
dence on South Highlands.
J. Alexander, merchant, killed In bis
store at Avenue J and Twenty-fifth
street. f
W. P. Dickerson, bookkeeper, killed In
Mentor's store, on South Twentieth
Three-year-old daughter of B. B. Hud
son, merchant.
Lizzie Glenn.
Carrie Henry.
Lizzie Goodloe.
Carrie Hudson.
Maggie Blevins. 4
J. M. Yoe.
Fannie Steadmier, negro cook for B. B.
Hudson; all negroes, killed outright.
Among the fatally injured are:
Mrs. R. H. Thomas and 'Mrs. W. II.
Thomas, wife and mother of a real
estate agent-
The storm did the worst damaee In the
neighborhood of Avenues I and J, from
Tenth to Thirteenth streets, wrecking
scores of buildings and creating ten-il l-'
havoc. The entire fire and police de
partments turned out to render ai l, an 1
at this hour are still engaged In taking
the dead and Injured from the debris an 1
sending them to undertaking shops mil
.At Pratt City many buildings were
destroyed and a number cf people woii
more or less injured.
Brighton and North Birmingham were
more or less damaged. The extent of
damage at Irondale is not yet known,
but it is stated that seven people were
PROPEI'.TY LOSS $110,000.
St. Louis, March 25. A special to ti e
Post-Dispatch from Birmingham. Ala.,
says: The tornado movement that Ii.-'.h
been doing havoc in the southwest sirui
Birmingham this morning and reeked
$100,000 worth of property in the. city an 1
vicinity. The following propeity ban
been damaged, with more to hear from:
In Birmirigham Second Preshyrcrl.nl
church. Ministers' storeand s'-hool hous
and a number of sma 11 dwell inson Som h
Twentieth street demolished and thr--men
injured. How badly they were hurt
is not yet known.
At Irondale. five miles from the city
a reliable report has it that five stor-s
were blown down and seeri rneri kill 'I
and others injured. No commu ni'-a! ion
can be had with Irondale to establish the
full extent of damages.
At Pratt City the roof of the briek
high school was blown away and the
First Methodist church was wrecked.
Dozens of net-to cabins w 1 e d niolish
ed. The commissary of the Tennessee
Coal Iron and Railroad company at
Pratt City was blown down.
Reports of great damage to growing
crops and farm houses in vicinity are it
Chattanooga. Tenn.. March 25. Th
hurricane which swept Alabama Is sai I
to have struc k the Chattanooga. Home &
Southern railroad near l.yrmville, (ia,
a small station south of Home and des
troyed several milts of traiks. Neither
that line nor the Southern railway have
betn able to get any information as t-i
their trains, all wires being down. Tlii
Southern otficials say that all wir-s on
the Alabama Great Southern divisloa
are down.
Atlanta, March 25. Reports receive
here are to the efeot (hat all communi
cation by wire with Birmingham is now
cut off. Ordy one wire is now working,
by the esfern Union, north Ihroitt-H
Nashville. A wire working as far 114
Leeds on the Georgia Pacific- says that
the cyclone passed north of that po'nt.
The Highlands, a suburb or Htim'ru--ham,
through which the storm is s:u I
to have passed. Is on a high rldire over
looking the valley In which liirming
ham Is situated. The trainmaster of ti
Southern railway here reports that nil
wires are down wept of Anniston.
Mattoon, 111., March 25. A terrific hail
and wind storm passed over this section
last night, doing great damage to prop
erty and early crops. Re? ween this city
and Charleston a fast Rig Four espp-si
passed between two big furitu I pimped
clouds which for a time railed con
sternation among the passengers.
Ballot For Senator at Lincoln
Shows Little C'iiancre.
Lincoln, Neb., March 25. The ba!.":t
on United States senator was as follow
Allen, fusion, 56: Hitchcock, fusion, ';
D. E Thompson 5; Crouns" 6: Currie 7;
Meiulejohn 24; Hinshaw 10, Kujiew x'.r
i; scattering 2.

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