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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING. APBEO 11, 1901.
TOPERl' STATE J0CRS1L r.r FRANK P. MAC Lennan. rOU'MB XX VIJI ..No- S5 ' TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Ttily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 ri,:s a veek to anv part of Topeka or s!tt-urb. or at the same price In any Kan ns town where the pacer baa a, carrier ste J v mail, one year : v rnsll, three months .... Weekly edition, one year W .bO PERMANENT HOME. TrppVa State Journal building. "X and Kansas avenue.1 corner of Eighth. KEW TDRK OFFICE, i (U Vanderbilt Bids;., Paul l;iock. ii-jr. TELEPHONES. :sinp" Office 1'eil 'Phone 117 porterB Room Bell 'Phone 511 Russia has no desire for a fight. She can get all she wants without it. By Foaie newspapers the capture of Aguinaldo is mentioned aajt rescue. There appears to be an attempt on the part of corn and wheat prices to get to gether. .. Whenever Mr. Rockefeller isn't look ing a new oil well bursts forth in some territory which he has not yet acquired. An ounce of silver may not be worth PS much as a bushel of wheat but it is sticking close to the price of a btishel of corn. ' "When it comes to shooting: Gen. Cas sius M. Clay makes up in energy and persistence what ever he may lack in accuracy. There is again talk of dividing Texas, but it Is safe to say it will never be done unless there be first an equitable distri bution of the politicians. Valet Charles F. Jones says that he murdered Millionaire Rice. Lawyer Patrick says Jones didn't. The state says that both had a hand in it and there you are. The remocratic party. Judging by the recent municipal elections., appears to be reorganizing itself without the assist ance of those who have been desirous of bossing the job. Notwithstanding the tendency In some quarters to class Aguinaldo w ith George Washington the Chicago Record-Herald notes the fact that nobody is naming babies after him. Kentucky appears to be falling behind the procession when she is unable to spring anything in the way of a sensa tion better than a fight between old Gen. Ciay and a sheriff's posse. i Editor Rice was banished from Manila but the charges which he made against government officials remained. They could not be banished with him. They have since been found to be mainly true. The persistent dunning of St. Louis citizens by the newspapers in their efforts to secure payment of 10 per cent f the World's fair subscription gives an impression that the people down theie must be "poor pay." St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The govern ment gets Jl.OOO.O'JO from the Steel Trust through the war tax stamps. But $1, 000.000 will soon be paid back to the trust by consumers. The big combine was not put together for patriotic purposes. It is after large profits and it is quite likely to get them. Chicago Chronicle: Kansas produces more than paltry sensations. Although w-inter overspread the state last week, thousands flocked from every side to a season of the best music at Lindsborg. where an art exhibition was also in progress. Nothing can block the progress of any American state which devotes Itself to tillage of the soil as Kansas has done in spite of natural discourage ments in the beginning which would have extinguished the ardor of an or dinary community. According to the statistics collected by the American Grocer, the people of The United States spend nearly 4Vi cents per capita daily for alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea and cocoa. Out of $1,228,674, P25 expended for beverages about eighty six per cent was spent for alcoholic stimulants, of which fifty per cent is for beer, thirty per cent for whisky and four per cent for wines. If the quantity of tea and coffee used is reduced to its equivalent as a beverage we find that more gallons of coffee are consumed than any other sort of drink; 1.257,985, 216 gallons of coffee, as against 1,221, :' '.!' gallons cf beer its greatest com petitor. According to the road experts in the department of agriculture, "the load that one horse can move on iron rails on a level road requires a horse and half on level asphalt pavement, seven horses on cobblestones, 20 horses on ordinary dirt roads and 40 horses on sand." Gen eral Stone, of the United States road bureau, estimates the cost of hauling the country's farm products to points of rail or water shipment at J946.00O.0OO an nuallymore than the operating ex penses of all the railroads of the coun try. It appears from the statement of the same authority that two-thirds of the enormous sum named could be saved and the value of farm property in this country increased $5,000,000,000 by the construction of improved highways in the rural districts. The San Francisco Chronicle says the discovery was made last w inter in Phoe-r-ix, Ariz., that apple cider is a specific for smallpox. A patient in hospital re ceived a barrel of cider from the east and supplied fellow-patients. Attend ing physicians noted agreeable results rr;d trial was made with other patients. . - n account of the experiment contains the following: "Drs. Wood and Kaull marie tests with cider on other patients and found most gratifying results. A pint each day, in doses each hour, drove away the eruption in from five to fifteen days and ten patients were entirely cured and discharged within a month. Other tests were made among the Mexi can residents along the international line, where there were easea of a more violent nature. In every instance where pure cider was used cures were ef fected." 1 GLOBE SIGHTS 1 From the Atchison Globe. Everyone loves an old fashioner child. Why is it you can tell a preacher as far as you can see him? Don't build a story and a half house, or plant soft maple trees. Poor marrying sense runs in some families, the same as cross eyes. An Atchison woman wore her new Easter hat to church hind side before. Women are awfully polite, considering that they are not working for votes. An Atchison man who is forty-four' years old, has just found out about the doctors. An Atchison woman works so hard that two men are required to keep books for her. When people refuse to laugh at your jokes, it doesn't always indicate that it is because they are stupid. If a woman is a good cook, a prune tastes good enough for any body after it has passed through her hands. At least seven Atchison men make light of the affliction of Job, because he didn't know what it was to have step children. To the Atchison man who la making grief for his wife, and business for his corr petitors, by getting on a toot too of ten: Whoa! POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. The husband reigns, but the wife rules. Ignorance shuts its eyes and imagines it is right. A blush on the face i3 better than a blot on the heart. The undertaker covers up the blunders of the physician. A man never appreciates ashes until he slips on an icy pavement. Rabies are angels whose wings grow shoiter as their legs grow longer. The harder it is to acquire anything the longer we retain it. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. fFrom the Philadelphia Record. At pjresent the florist finds palms good things to have on hand. There are two ways of putting up an umbrella in order to soak it. The "soup" that we often get into is cooked by the heal of passion. The man who knows how to gt rid of his lheumatism is a wise acher. The less contented a woman is with her iot the more she is apt tc dwell on it. The manufacturer of wheelbarrows has no trouble in keeping his goods befote his customers. JAYHAWKEE jots. The Melvern wire factory is again grinding out long strings of fence. Great Bend's four Hour mills consume COOL1 bushels of wheat every 24 hours. A Sheridan county man has found 15S of his cattle dead along the trail of the storm. In lieu of band concerts Burlington citizens gather at the rivr and listen to the chorus of the frogs. The Kskridge creamery received last year 1.34. 000 pounds of milk and made from it 53,920 pounds of butter. Motherly instinct is causing a Lyon county cat to raise a litter of orphan rabbits as tenderly as if they were her own felines. The city corporation. like a woman's dress, having no pockets. Salina band boys were compelled to dig down in their own purses for $600 for new uniforms. Two Atchison women unmindful of the proprieties of life left town for a week's attendance at the grand opera in Boston just when Uncle Tom's Cabin "blew in." The admirers of the successful can didates for office at Gaylord became so enthusiastic that they gave them a ride on a plank around the public square af ter election. The old fashioned simplicity of Horace Greeley seems to prevail at Tribune, a town of 1.0O0 inhabitants without a mil linery store. What a saving for the men on Easter bonnets alone. Editor Gabel of the Holton Tribune was reminded of rpring by his office devil skipping out with a circus and the finding of a piece of rhubarb pie at his plate on the same day. Iola's new fire engine shares honors with General Funston. The appearance of the machine on the streets is a signal for the populace to stop and gaze with mingled feelings of pride and joy. LO IS BACK ONCE MORE. Indian Witnesses Keep TJp Reputa tion For Getting Crunk. Lo. the poor Indian, is here and Lo is having a regular Indian time while he is hre. Lo seems to think that when he comes to Topeka he should fill up on fire water and as long as Mr. Lo has the current coin of the realm with which to buy the fluid which produces the feel ing of sociability he does not hesitate to spend it. The only thing mat troubles Mr. Lo is where will he get the coin and the promoter. In the police court this morning were seven Mr. Los who had been arrested for being drunk. They were fined $3 each and walked sorrowfully back to the jail The fact that it was raining seemed to make them feel better, for the prisoners are not required to go out and work in the rain, and if there is a thing on earth that Mr. Lo hates, it is to pound rocks. About 9 o'clock the friends of the dif ferent Mr. Los who were in the slation began to arrive and they asked the jailer how much the fine was. Tney paid it; that is. the friends did, and the mem bers of the family of Lo walked out free men. The Lo family is here attending the grand jurv as witnesses. In every cap? Mr and Mrs. Lo are here as a w'itn .?: in a whisky case. The government looks aft'ji' Mr. Lo very carefully. It makes it a crime to sell liquor to any cf the Lo family and when the liquqr is sld and the paid agents of Unc!e Sam find it out the man who did the selling is arrested and the different members of the Lo family aie brought h.-re as wit nesses. That is what delights Mr. Lo. It works this way with him: Mr. Lo buys a pint of whisky from a mar. and the man is arrested. The money which Mr Zsi spends is given him by the gov ernment. After the whiskv seller is ar rested Mr. Lo and his family are broueht her" as witnesses! when the grand fury meets. They ge-t $1.50 a dav for tu-tnp witnesses and also get mileage. When Mr. lx gets to Topeka he at once finds a joint and buys more liquor and is ar retted by the police. It costs $3 to get out. He gladly payg the $3, because he can afford it ami $3 is a email amount for an Indian to pay for getting drunk when the government is really footing the bill, and that is what it amounts to. It all amounts to this: The Indian starts in with a capital of 50 eens and winds up by having a trip, with ex penses paid, two drunks and money left when it is ail over. And yet the govern mrir. says it is protectinsr the Indian. The w hisky business and the grand jury are to the Indian what pay day and the Kou-th of July when they come on the same day are to a white man. The Mr. Lo who is here now is from the Pottawatomie reservation and from Lawrence. In both places he is a wit ness on whisky cases. Lo is pleased and every one else should be satisfied. To peka makes $50 in police court fines and three times as much in ordinary ex penses and the government pays it all. DELGADO IS GOVERNOR. Noted Insurgent Leader Ap pointed bj Taft Commission. Iiotlo, April 11. General Martin Del gado, the chief insurgent commander in the island of Panay until his surrender in January, has been apvointed governor of the province of Iloilo created by the United States commission today. Judge Taft's announcement of the ap pointment was greeted with shouts of enthusiasm from the delegates and spec tators. General Del g ado was recom mended by General Hughes, his subor dinate officer, and natives, as honest and popular. His salary will be $3,000, the iiighest of any provincial governor. Lieutenant Thompson of the Thirty eighth regiment was appointed treas urer. The other officers are natives. The province contains nearly half the population of Panay, estimated at a million persons. A feature of the session of the com mission today was the opposition to the land taxation provisions but a fuller ex planation of the American system suf ficed. : MRS. NATION'S HEW iVORK. Haa Started a Distribution Bureau For the Needy. M'-s. Carrie Nation, joint smasher, has opened a distribution bureau, and ail old clotbes anyone may give will be put to a good use by her. i "It has been my habit for years." she said to a State Journal reporter, "in Medicine Lodge to gather from mer, wo men and children all the ca.t-offf cloth ing, and patches they had and give them to those who were in need of them. "The old, sick and poor, the Lord's legacy, are at your door. And who would not feed the God of heaven and earth? Inasmuch as ye did it not unto the least of my brethren, ye did it net unto me.' Better have old clothes there than noth ing. We have a needy party now, and want clothes for sever, children under 12 years of age." DOUBLE LIABILITY SLIT. Action Commenced Against Old To peka Savings Bank: Stockholders. Eight suits were filed in the district covrt today to recover from subscribers to tne old Topeka Savings bank. The suits were against parties whom the bank claims subscribed to stock bat did not pay their full amounts. The suits ask for the sums epposite the names of the following parties to the eight suits: Peter Smith $600, James B. Harden MOO, Edward Wilder J.IOO, J. G. West $00. S. S. Ott $6"0. J. Weiss $600, Crosby Bros. $500. and W. M. and Robert Tho.npson $600. The capital stock of the bani' amounted to 750 shares. When the bank went out cf business the cred itors were paid m full. SMALLPOX IN ASYLUM. There Are Ngw Three Cases of the Disease There. One more case of smallpox has devel oped at the Topeka insane asylum, mak ing a total of three cases. The three inmates who are sick with the disease are being cared for in a small building which lias been trans formed into a detention hospital. None of toe cases are severe and it Is hoped that the epidemic can be controlled. At the Osowatomie insane asylumi there hav been more than a dozen cases at a time. ALLEN APPEALS. Kingman Hotel Man Doesn't Want to Go to Jail. W. R. Allen, proprietor of the principal hotel at Kingman was convicted of selilng liquor illegally at the last term of court in that county. A sentence of $200 tine and 60 days' imprisonment was imposed by Judge Gillett. An appeal for stay of execution was filed in the supreme court this morning and Allen will be released from jail on bond. The indictment of Allen was made by a grand jury. Threaten to Strike. Toungstown, O., April 11. Unless the engineers, firemen and water tendr-rs employed at the plants of the Republic Iron and Steel company here are granted increases in wages ranging from 15 to 35 tents per day they threaten to strike next Monday. A strike would throw abent 3,0o0 men out of f.mployment. Arab Returns to Port. San Francisco, April 11. The British ship Arab which left here on March 13 for Manila under charter by the govern ment, returned to port today with her machinery disabled. Tis Easy to Feel Good. Countless thousands have found a bless ing to the body in Dr. King's New Life fills, which positively cure Constipation, Sick Headache, Dizziness. Jaundice. Ma laria. Fever and Ague and all Liver and Stomach troubles. Purely vegetable: never gripe or weaken. On!v 25c. at A. J. Arnold & Son's drug store. &21 North Kan- LOCAL MENTION. Ringling Brothers' circus is headed toward Topeka, P. J. Goss, who was clerk of the court of appeals at Colby, is in the city on business. The case of the United States vs. Ed ward Mulligan, rf Holy Cross, charged with selling whisky to Pottawatomie In dians, was taken up in the federal court this afternoon. Mrs. Laura Buckwaltcr is suing school district No. 42. Neosho .county for hh acre of lard and $100 rental, which the district his occupied for three years. The case was filed in supreme court on ap peal today. J. 1. M. Hamilton, claims attorney for the Santa Fe, has returned from a trip to Faribault, Minn. W. Littlefield returned to Kansas City yesterday evening after spending a few hours in Topeka. W". E. Hodges, purchasing agent for the Santa Fe, was in Topeka for a short time today. His special car came in from Chicago on train 5 and went out on No. 1 for Los Angeles, CaL FIGHT IS 0FE1IED. Contest For Ofilce of Mayor in .District Court. , Minor Amendments in Papers , Allowed by Judge. ATTORNEYS OBJ EC T. Hughes Side Asks to Have Case Thrown Out. Judge Hazen Asks to Hear the Arguments. Question Concerning Figures and Tallies. At 2 o'clock Judge Hazen took the bench in the district court and called the Parker-Hughea injunction and manda mus suits. , i Albert Parker occupied a seat by Councilmen Mergan, Weber and Myers. "Col." Hughes stood up. Judge Garver entered a demurrer to the injunction case ajid a motion to quash in the mandamus for Hughes. David Overmyer asked to amend the pe titions and Judge Garver objected. The amendment was allowed by the court that Parker is qualified and elected as mayor. , Councilmen Snattinger, Myers, Weber, Mergan, Hughes and Warner were pres ent with City Clerk Squires and City Attorney Spencer. On Mr. Parker's side of the table were T. F. Doran, L. S. Ferry, G. C. Clemens, David Overmyer and Frank Thomas. On Hughes side w ere Judge T. F. Garver, J. B. Larimer, Judge A. L. Redden and F. P. Lindsay. The court allowed the amendment that Mr. Parker is a qualified elector compe tent to hold office and also that the tally sheets are unintelligible. The amend ment was attached to one writ and it was agreed, that it should serve as at tached to all. Mr. Hughes attorneys withdrew from the court room to consult on the new phase of tha case brought about by the amendment to the original writs of the mandamus and to the petition of the in junction case. During the consultation the attorneys in the court room began arranging the express wagon load of law books from the state library w hich were to be vised in citing authorities in the cas?. Judge Hazen looked suspiciously at the pile of law books. The court room was crowded witr. men and only one woman, Mrs. L, O. Case, was present. Judge Garver returned from the con sultation and said that what had been interlined in the petitions regarding the tally sheets spoiled their arguments for thj Hughes side and that they would ask that the motion to demur be dis missed and exceptions saved without ar gument. The court refused to allow the exceptions without argument. Judge Hazen said he wished the argument re tarding the tally sheets to be made. He wanted the question discussed whether the footings on the tallies .should be counted. Probably no decision will be reached this afternoon. A citation of the author ities had been prepared for the court and Judge Hazen will be likely to take the case under advisement. Judge Garver commenced the argu ment on the motion to quash the writ. Judge Garver said that there was no allegation in the mandamus writ to show that Parker was elected. He said the mandamus called for the old councd which is now a thing of the past, to act with authority. Attorney Doran. for Mr Parker, called the attention of the court to the fact that while they are now out of office that the old council existed when the suit was brought. "Col." Hughes, who had seated himself, be came somewhat excited and muttered "No, no;" but the case went on. From all appearances the argument will take up the entire afternoon session of the court and may not be closed at to day's session. THREATENED TIE UP. Railroads Having Difficulty "With Snow in Colorado. Railroads having lines in Colorado are threatened with a tie-up. At 5 o'clock this morning from Denver to Pueblo on the Santa Fe, snow had fallen to a depth of 35 inches on the level. A gale was blowing and the snow drifting bad ly. Rain prevails over all Santa Fe lines in Kansas and as far as Lexington Junction, Mo., twenty-five miles east of Kansas City. In Oklahoma and Texas it is cloudy but no rain is falling. On the Rock Island it is raining every where except from Limon Junction, Col., to Colorado Springs where the snow is from IS inches to 2 feet deep. The Union Pacific reports rain over all its Kansas lines. MRS. NATION'S MEDAL. It Is Inscribed "To the Bravest Wo man in Kansas " Mrs. Nation today received the gold medal voted to her by the Kansas State Temperance union. It is a medallion upon which is in scribed on the face "Mrs. Carrie Nation, Bravest Woman in Kansas." On the reverse side is the following: "Presented by Kansas State Temperance Union Jan. 29, 1901." The pendant is a miniature gold hatchet- AMERICAN BEEF SHUT OUT. England Will Not Peed It to Her Soldiers. Washington, April 11. The department of agriculture baa received a dispatch from a prominent packing company of Chicago announcing that they have just been advised that the English government has excluded all beef, except home-bred, from the British armv contracts. This, it is stated, is t obe effective- June 1 next. Topeka Men Preferred. Secretary Anderson, of the Commer cial club this morning directed letters to ail the contractors, brickworkers and iron workers of the city informing them of the action of General Purchasing Agent W. E. Hodge of the Santa Fe in promising to give Topeka people tha preference when giving orders for ma terial for use in the new shops, where prices are even. To Cure Dyspepsia and Indigestion Take Rex Dyspepsia Tablets. All drug gists are authorised to refund money in any ease it fails to cure. Price 50 cenia per package. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. J. M. Wingett died yesterday afternoon at the home of his brother, George Win gett, at 31 Monroe street. He leaves a wife and one ctvld. The burial was in Topeka cemetery this afternoon. Mr. Win geti was a -well-to-do cattleman of Wa baunsee county, and owned a ranch about nine miles east or .Alma, lie was tattfii sick about a week ago and was brought to Topeka for treatment. Mrs. Wingett was formerly Miss Lizzie Dallas, and lived near Auburn ana later at bnoKomo. A. S. Montgomery died at the age of 34 years at Christ hospital this morning. Mr. Montgomery was formerly in Hayd-en's jeweliy store in this citv. but for the past mains wilt be sent to the home of iiis parents at Sterling tonight lor burial. George E. Dunn died at his home at 410 Branr.er street vesttraay arternoon, ai the age of 72 years. The funeral will l a from the Free Methodist church, at 723 Lake street, on- Friday, at a o clock. Mr. Dunn was a private in the Eighth Illi nois cavalrv, company II. and also in the Ninetv-fiftli Illinois infantry. He was chaplain of Topeka Post, No. 71, O .A. R. He made his home in Topeka for the past twenty years. The funeral Of Chas. Thompson, who died Mondav. was held 1 yesterday after noon from the residence, Twenty-third and Topeka avenue. Burial was in Foster's cemetery. I Wm. Harrot died yesterday of smallpox, I at his home fifteen miles southwest of the city. He was 26 years old. isuriai win be private. The funeral of Josephine Donohue will be held at the Church of the Assumption, Friday morning, at 9 o'clock. JOE LEITER'S TIP. Those Who Accepted His Advice Made Money. Joe Leiters tip to the Topeka bucket shoppers was not bad. He said buy IT. S. steel. Since he said that on Monday the stock has gone up two points. Topeka"board of trade" man generally stick to wheat, corn, Atchison and such well known stocks but a few took a small flyer in U. S. steel just on the strength of Joe's tip and they won. They may keep on. XT. S. steel may keep on the rise. The shoppers may close out. U. S. steel may go down. Somebody will have to ask Joe again, or, wait and see. i RAIN IS GENERAL. Heavy Fall Is Reported All Over the State, The reports received by Weather Ob server Jennings for the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock show a general rain over Kansas. The rainfall as reported is as follows: Kansas City, .02, Corcordia 1.32, Dres den .46, Dodge City 1.10. Hays City 1.42, Macksville 1.10, Manhattan .25, McPher son .93, Osage City .15. Sedan .57, Toron to .15 and Wichita .68, The rainfall re corded up to noon today for Topeka was 20 hundredths of an inch. The raaxi mum temperature up to noon was 52 and the minimum 46. The wind has bevn southeast blowing 15 miles an hour. The forecast sent out today is "threatening with rain tonight in east portion Fri day." SPELLS BY SOUND. One of the First Applicants For a Po sition at State Agency. Commissioner of Elections Williams has not opened his office a labor com sioner, but he is getting letters and ap plications for jobs. One very bright young man who says he is from the Emporia normal asks for a place as bookkeeper He says that if he can not get such a place he will ac cept any "lite work." If the young man expects to get work in an office he w i'! have to improve in both penmanship and spelling, even if he does hold a certificate from Prof. Stevenson. BLACK WAS INITIATED. New Policeman Given a Severe Wes son by Carl Nelson. Tast nipht Officer Black, who is a new man on the farce, attempted to arrest Carl Nelson, Carl was full of liquor ami was fzrrT.d of H. He told the officer that it would require a much better man than he was to make him sorry that he wps glad, arid Officer Black accepted the dare and commenced the process of arrest Nelson is not -a largv man, but he made it vry interestiner for Officer Black. Jle sot the officer down on the sidewalk and was giving him an actual demonstration of th art of bruising- when a bystander in terfered and Carl was taken to the police station. When they e-ot to the station Carl aj?aln decided that ne could whip everybody, and started to give an ocular demonstra tion, when Officer Eurtdy g-ot him on the floor and choked the false impression cut of him. This morning when Mr. Nelson appearc-d before the police judg. be looked very humble -and was sorry that he did it. It cost him $10. 3TKINLEY WILL LISTEN. President Beady to Hear What the Cubans Have to Say. Washington, April 11. Secretary Foot talked wih the president this morning about affairs in the Philippines, referring to a cablegram just received at the war department announcing the surrender of a number of Filip'nos with their arms. Secretay Root said he had received no of f.t ial information of the purpose of the Cuban constitutional convention to send a tie'.errstion to Washington to ask a modification of the Piatt amendment. That the president would receive the members is certain. He wnuld rot only do so, but would listen attentively to all that was said. It is the opinion in of ficial circles that he wou'd matte no nromlse. but that he would give the Cu bans to understand that the Piatt amendment voiced the official and pub lie sentiment of 'the United States. Spanish Consul Dead. New Orleans. Anril 11 Don Pedro Solos. Srtanish consul, died here today after an illness of two weeks He was vice consul here from 1SS0 to 1SS4. From KS5 to the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he was consul general in Florida. When hos tilities began he proceeded to Quebec, where he remained until the treaty of Paris was signed. He was then named consul at New Orleans, comine here last June with his wife and two children. 10,000 Deaths in Six Weeks. Pekln, April 11 Robert McWade. XT. S consul at Canton. China, reports that 10.000 deaths from the plague have oc curred there during the past six weeks and that there are thirteen cases of smallpox on board the United States monitor Monterey. Only one death has resulted on the Monterey and the other cases cf smallpox are progressing fav orably. The meetings of the foreien min isters at Pekin have been postponed at the request of M. de Geiers on account of the Easter holidays. Asked For $1,100, Got $40. Mrs. Mary Curry, executrix of the estate of Charles R. Curry, was allowed $40 of her claim by the probate court. Mrs. Curry made ia. claim of $1,3' against the estate. She said that she had paid that amount out of her share under a misap prehension. The case came up for tried several times. During one session Mrs. Curry fainted, and at another time she was so overcome ehe had to be taken from the court room. rv l ! if 1 1 4 s If f r r kjw' J v" The -most certain way of curing Indigestion and stomach troubles is to perform the stomach's work for It by ustni? Kodou Dyspepsia Cure, which, digests what you eat and gives tha stomach perfect rest.. It contains ail the natural ci?estanta combined in exact proportions, tog-ether with tha oreanio sub stances required for reconstructing the worn out d iesti ve oraans. That is why it has never failed to cure the worst cases of Indi gestion and Dyspepsia even after all other methods and prepara tions have failed. The most sensitive stomach can take it. It can't liolp but do yen good Prepared by S. O. DeWitt&Oo.. Chicago. The . bottla contains tH Wines the 50c le When you need a soothing and healing application for piles, sores and skin diseases, use BsWITT'S Witch Hazel SAI.VE. Beware ot counterfeits. MO GRANDE CONSOLIDATES Two Koads Will Be One. Operated as Denver, April 11. The Republican to day says: The Denver & Rio Grande Western is said to be the name under which the consolidation of the Denver & Pio Grande and the Rio Grande Western w ill be known. It is reported that the two roads will be operated as one road and thar. George Coppell, chairman of the Denver & Rio Grande board cf directors, will be in charge of the consolidated lines. Just what foundation there Is for this repoit is hot known and it is probable that nothing will be cortain until aftei the formal purchase of the Rio Grande Western at the stockholders' meeting of the Denver & Rio Grande in Denver May 15. I BUIIIAL AT PITTSBUKU. Arrangements For Funeral of Ber nard Forst Pittsburg, April . 11. Bernard Forst, the stock broker who committed suicide at the Hoffman house yesterday by tak ing carbolic acid will be buried in this city, where several years of his life were spent and where members of his family at present reside. The remains will ar rive in Pittsburg tomorrow morning over the Pennsylvania railroad and the fu neral will start from the Union station and proceed direct to West View cem etery, where the services will be held. Three brothers and one sister of the dead broker live in Pittsburg. Mr. Foist until a few years ago was one of the most prominent members of tne Pittsburg stock exchange and was well known in the Pennsylvania oil re gions. He operated In ail tne oil fields with success. He was also well known on the oil exchanges when those insti tutions flourished. His wife was a Miss Guggenheim of Oil City, Pa. UNDER ADVISEMENT, Court Will Hold the Patrick Case Until Monday. New York, April 11. Lawyer Albert T. Patrick who is charged with having caused the death of Wm. Marsh Rice. the Texas millionaire will probably know this afternoon whether Justice Jerome will hold him to await the action of the grand jury on the capital charge. It is generally expected that the testi mony in the committment proceedings will be all in this afternoon. The first witness today was Wm. J. Kinsley, an expert on hand writing. The witness was handed several checks paid by Swenson & Co. and signed by Wm. M. Rice and then was handed the 1900 will and the checks for 25.000 and $65,000 drawn on Swenson & Co. in favor of Patrick. Mr. Kinsley said that in his opinion the signatures on the will and on the $23,000 and $05,000 checks were not written by the person who had sign ed the checks presented by the prosecu tion as bearing the genuine signature of Wm. M. Rice. Assistant District Attorney Osborne then handed the witness the assignment on the Fifth Avenue Trust company, and what is known as the "cremation letter," and Mr. Kinsley said: "I have already compared the signa tures on these papers with the admitted signature of the late Mr. Rice and I say that in my opinion they were not writ ten by the same person," ' Defendant s counsel, Mr. Moore, then asked the witness if he had any personal knowledge of the handwriting of Mr. Rice other than that certain signatures were shown him as being in Mr. Rice's handwriting and the expert replied that he had not. David N. Carvel, another hanlwriting expert, was called. He corroborated Kinsley's statement. Assistant District Attorney Osborne then said that the prosecution rested its case until Prof. Witthaus. the analyst, could appear. Prof. Witthaus was not in court and a recess was ordered pend ing his arrival. Prof. Rudolph Witthaus, an expert in chemical analysis, testified that he had made an examination of the internal organs of Win. M. Rice. In the stomach he found traces of mercury: in the in testines he found about half a grain of mercury: in the kidneys-abenit- one-ninth of a grain of mercury and in the liver an unweighable quantity of mercury. There was not sufficient mercury to fause death, but the presence of it in the organs indicated tnat a large miantity had been taken by the deceased, but just how much he could not determine. Wit ness said he had s en the bran and lungs but was unable to -tell of their condition, as he is not sufficiently con versant with these organs to give an ex pert opinion. On cross-examination the professor said tnat traces or mercury would, remain in the system several months after the drug had been intro duced in the body. He could not say how long the fumes of chloroform would remain about a person to whom the drug had been administered by inhalation. At the close of the arguments Justice Jerome said he would withhold his de cision as to whether a case sufficiently strong had been presented to warrant the holding of Patrick on the charge of murder until Monday next. Patrick was remanded until that time. The defense waived examination In the forgery charges against Patrick. David D. Short and Maurice Meyer and they were held for the grand Jury. Bail for Short and Meyer was fixed at $10,000 each. The amount of Patrick's bail on the forgery charge was not fixed. MAY BE YEARS Before the Woolson-Arbuckle Coffee Cases Are Settled. Columbus, O., April 11. A number of motions in the Woolson-Arbuckie coffee litigation were argued in the supreme court today. There was a motion to ad vance the case of the Wooison Spico company vs. John Arbuckle et al.. and owe to consolidate two cases on the gen eral docket, also a motion to advance the case of Fred M. Krierliam, manager of the Woolsons, against the state. The motions were argued bv Judge J. H. Doyle, of Toledo, and W. O". Henderson, of Columbus. I'nless the cases are ad vanced they may not come to a decision for several year- jp " , ,r G HAND OPERA HOUSE Sunday Evening, April Ifth. SCHLATTER ! Lecture and Divine Healing Following the lecture examples will be given of Free Public Healing of the afflicted. Admission: 25o to any part of house. AN UNUSUAL SIGHT. An Indian Man Who Carried a Papoose. A man who was standing on the corner of Kansas avenue and Fifth street this! morning attracted the notion of the pa ersby by saying In a tone which could l.e heard a block: "Well. I'll be blanket v blanked. If there nint a buck Indian carry ing n baby. I'll bet a thousand dollars that no one ever saw the like of tiiat be fore!" The people who heard the remark stopped and lookecT, and the man whs right. A young Indian, probably not more than 25 years old, waj currying a papoose while the mother walked behind taking life easy. They walked down to the police station, where Chief St&hl, who knows tu much about Indians as anv man in Ka,na. was startled by the sU'ht of the buck carrying- the pa poos. "That in the flrHt time In my life I ever flaw a buck carry a papoose," said thf chief, "tind I have seen a. trood many Indians Jn my time." The only explanation that could be given w a.s that the Indian mother chanced to be one of the strong -ml nded kind of womn and wjus making iier lueband do as white people do. INDIANS PUT TO WORK. Take the Places of Striking Railroad Graders in Arizona. Thoenix, Ariz., April 11. Serious trou ble continued along the line of the JCaoo sari railway, where the graders have struck. On the Arizona end of the line several hundred Yaqui Indians hav been put to work In place of the strikers, and besides being heavily armed, are guarded by a strong force of deputies. At Fronteras, on Monday, an American gambler was killed in a fight with strik ers, two Mexicans were mortally wound ed and several others seriously hurt. Four troops of Mexican soldiers have been sent to Fronteras and the con tractors have asked for further protec tion. It is stated that an attempt by the Americans to organize the graders was the cause of the strike and subse quent rioting. ANOTHER TOPEKA VICTIM. Walter B. Ogden, of North Quincy Street, Dies in the Philippines. In the list of casualties in the Philip pines sent out by Gen. MacArthur there is mentioned the death from dysentery. March 2uth, of Walter R. Ogden, of the hospital corps. Mr. Ogden was the son of Mr. and Mrs.. S. H. Ogden of 122 North Quincy street and the first knowl edge they had of their sad loss was when informed of it by a neighbor. They re ceived a letter from their son written about five weeks ago when he stated that he was perfectly well. Mr. Ogden enlisted over a year ago with several other North side boys, among thern Wal ter Rigdon, Arnie Allen and Dan Hewitt. NORTH TOPEKA. Items Intended for this column should b left with the Kimball Printing company, &Zo Kansas avenue- Lowney's chocolates, at Kane's. B. Rice of Grantville was in town yes terday. 20 doz. ladies' steel rod parasols; re moval prices. COSTLET & POST. Major R. W. Jenkins of Onasa is reg istered at the t'nion Pacific hotel. C. J. French and C. D. Williams of Sil ver Lake were north side visitors today. Mr. Dong of the Manhattan Milling company of Manhattan is spending a few days in Topeka. Mrs, E. E. Miiler went to Kar.ns City this morning where she will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Courtway. Miss Dula Dolman of Guth'-le, Okia., Is here visiting at the home of her sister Mrs. E. E. Mill?r on Park street. Special for Thursday at 3 o'clock for one hour only: $1 cabinets EiOc du-zen Aldrldgc's studio. 101", N. Kan. Ave. Mrs. Russell Barber and dughtr Esther have returned from an extend -d visit to Mrs. Barber's parents. Judge and Mrs. G. W. Carey at Los Angeles. Cal. If the weather is favorable there will be a meeting of the Rochester Cemetery association Friday afternoon at 2 o'ebx k at the cemetery. Friday and Saurday, special rhoe days at removal prices. Costley & Post. Congressman Curtis has had work commenced for the erection of a neat cottage on the lots at 1124 ajid 112B Van Buren street. One of the email houses houses now on these lots he is having moved away and the other he will make use of as part of the new cottage. f. C. Miller returned today from Os kaloosa where he went as a deleg-ati from the Second Preshyterian church f'") the meeting of the Topeka presbytia? Mr. Miller reports that Rev. Dr. William Page, pastor of the church at Leaven worth, who for the past fifteen years has . been state clerk, has resigned that plaev and Rev. Dr. Harshaw of Junction City has been elected to fill the vacancy. Rev. A. M. Reynolds, pastor of the Westmins ter church, has been elected moderator. Chronic Rheumatism Cured. Dr. IT. B. Hettinger. Indlannnolls. Ind.. soys: "For several months fitter sprain ing my ankle I waf severely aftlicted wlin Kheumati.m. 1 finally tried leichnn'9 Mystic Cure for KheumatiMri, tind in 4 days could walk without my cane: twr, bottles cured me sourici and weil. I take great pleasure in rccoinmcnlog the Mvs tic Cure to all who are af('i-te. wi;fi Rheumatism." Sold by ft wilt ii Hulllday, Kansas avenue. Tuika.