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Editorial Section, j I I ! Editorial Section. j Pages 9 to 15. J SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, APRIL. 27, 1901. SATURDAY EVENING. n in v X -v .INT .fN j i ! I! s i II M V I 812 Ksnss TOPJUHEPLAGE. That Is What 3Irs. Nation Says of Her Cell. Writes to State Journal of Her Experiences. WHY IS THE ROTARY. Says Jailer's Wife Demanded She Should Be Put There. Calls Wichita a Modern Sodom and Talks of Boycott. Mrs. arrie Nation, from her rotary cell in the "Wichita jail, sends several scraps ut' letters to the State Journal. She wrote them on bits of paper evidently under preat difficulties. It is evident that the "Wichita jaihra have not succeeded m 'breaking- her spirit." "I fear I will not be able to pet th'.s letter out of this den of murderers," she says. In a postscript written later she says: ' I write hurriedly, for I will soon have a person call whom I can trust with this letter' "This morning before breakfast," she Fays, on a sht--t dated the 25th, "we four woni-n wtre s-parated. Each one has a tiiftVrent ceil. Theirs have u window. Mv ctll is in the roiarv awav from the light. I write this now from the thr-e-eornered cell. Toiifka hii.s nothing likr- tiiis place of torture. I am. cut oft from ail com panionship and am writing this hv a 1 1 h t where l ean just s ee the paper I write on. Now 1 do not wish mv friends to think I am sorrowful: I 3m nt Head The hrst ehapetey of the Philippians. ' X hope to he able to pret enough iiht to read by. 1 can write by gaie-ss, but I can not read that wav. "This is the devil overreaching himself I shall be careful not to eat poisoned food. Oh! this cigarette smoke has be run in earnest, but. Ood wid overrule all these things. 1 e sid he would stand by me. and ile has never failed me vet.'' In writing again iater she suvs: "The rotary has been revolved so as to throw in more liht. and thank God 1 can see to lead. Yesterday a gentleman from Can ada called, but he was not permitted to see me nor talk to me from my prison window. "I arn put in this ceil because I told Mrs. Simmons, the jailor's wife, that when I was here before she tried to have me adjudged insane. She said I was a woman who used low. obscene language to her husband. I told her she lied, and all liars would gy to burn in the lake of lire. Her husband told me this morning when he came to remove me that his wi wanted me to be put here. Poor, d praded wretch! What a shame to see a cruel. revengeful woman. John the P-aptiat lost his head from just such a one. 1 would rather die in this unwhole some place than be such. 1 wish she would let Jesus change the bitter to the sweet In her nature. What a miserable woman she is! My poor sisters in this bastile are trusting; in the jUord." Afcrain in another letter she savs: "The eherirf s wife told me that I ought to out of Wichita and mind my owa business: that the people were tired of my foolishness. "A messenger boy brought me a tele gTam and said: "My father is a saloon keeper and he is as good as you are.' One difference between us is he is carrying- on his damnable murder shop while I am in jail submitting to cruelty and app rehension. "I now advise all towns in Kansas who are buying any supplies to avoid getting anything from this cursed Sodom. Topeka is decent by the side of this disgraceful place of traffic. Will write more when 1 can gret it to the office. 1 dare not trust a K-tter in the hands of these jailers." "We have iilthy blankets to sieep un der." she says in another letter describing the accommodations of the jail, "and with no poilows. nn old broken cot and with one execption dirty cells; without being allowed towel s. nor paper and en velopes we have not had an opportunity to s u ppl y on rsel ves. "This ilen is a loathosome place where I have had to submit to the insulting lan guage and threats of Mrs. Simmons and her son. Our food is served to us in two tin pans and a sooon twice a dav. 1 want to thank Sheriff Cook and family, of To peka. again for their kind treatment. The cruelty and injustice here is just as far as they dare, like the Spanish inquisi tion.' in writing to a friend here about her p riper, "The Smasher's Mail," she says: "Now is the time for my friends to help roe by subscribing and sends me ads to my Smasher's Mail. 1 have no means to linish paying the Kansas Farmer for the printing of the last edition. L'o not let my dear pa per d le. It is yours, to do your work. I can edit it and be here also. Substantial aid is what 1 want and need." WASHINGTON JOTTINGS. Items of Interest to Kansana From Nation's Capital. Washington, April 27. Superinten dent V. A. Jlachen of the free delivery bureau of the postofrice department has ixpued a circular of instructions govern ing rural free delivery throughout the country, which Kansas applicants for this service should note before prepar ing their cases. It directs that petition ers for such service be heads of fami lies, who shall show the relative popu lation along the route, character of the roads, principal avocations of the peo ple and the distances each one now has to travel to receive mail. A map of the routes proposed is required. The pe tition must be endorsed by either a sen ator or a representative In congress. Each route must be over 20 miles long, serving at least 1U0 families, and those desiring the delivery must hereafter be prepared to put up suitable boxes. These boxes will be entitled to the pro tection of the United States statutes. Rural carriers are not required to de liverer ordinary .-nail to houses stand ing back from the main road. They may carry other business than United States mail. Patrons are required to co-operate by keeping the roads up to the standard in all weather. The maximum pay for carriers is now $500 per annum for a full route of approximately five miles traveled on shorter routes. Car riers are to carry a supply of postage stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards, and must cancel stamps on all letters tney collect. The following appointments were made for Kansas recently: Frank L. Sullivan of Lawrence, a carpenter at is to furnish the residents of Topeka and vicinity with ' FIRST-CLASS Carriages arid Buggies at the lowest possible prices consistent with good work. i the Fort Yuma Indian school in Cali fornia: H. El Phillips of Arkansas City, a disciplinarian at the Fort Peck Indian school in Montana; Charles Cook of Oarnett, railway mail clerk; Miss N. Yarnall of Wichita, a. position at Santee Indian school in Nebraska; Miss Nettie Allison of Lawrence, seamstress at Haskell institute; W. B. Compton of Shawnee, baker at the Rice Indian school in Arizona; William Curtis of Lawrence, a carpenter at Fort Yuma Indian school in Arizona. Lieut. Col. Heistend of the adjutant general's corps -has forwarded to the secretary of war his reply to the charges made by Maj. Erastus Ilawkes of Kansas, with regard to his connec tion with the organization of a hemp company in Manila. The charges will not be made public, but will be for warded to the committee on military af fairs of the senate, which has the mat ter under investigation. The secretary will not take the matter up for con sideration because of the pending in vestigation. Col. Heistand has been or dered to report to Washington for the purpose of appearing before the com mittee. He is expected to arrive in this country about the middle of this month, when the investigation will proceed. Maj. Hawkes, connected with this case, was formerly of Arkansas City, a men tion of which was contained in the Journal a few weeks ago. Washington Post: "We don't know just what took place between the Hon. Chester I Long of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and his predecessor, but we do know that the suc cessor of the Hon. Jerry Simpson posses ses some rather peculiar ideas concern ing the ethics of private conversation. We fear the Kansas inclination to talk immoderately for publication is abnor mally developed." Mrs. Andrew Sabin of Garden City, was called here this week to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. William B. Brown. The deceased had been for years an employe of the internal reve nue bureau of the treasury department. During the next session of congress the Kansas delegation will make an effort to get better postal facilities through Kansas. During the past few years business has doubled in the west, and yet there has been no increase in the railway postal service to meet the demand. State Senator A. Henley of Lawrence, on his return from a business trip to New York City, stopped off the first of the week in Washington, the guest of Senator J. R. Burton. All of the Hon. H. Clay Evans' Ten nessee enemies appear to be heartily in favor of his proposed "promotion." A new town in Jones county, Texas, has been named after General Fred Funston of Kansas. The government has let the'eontract to Crosby Bros, of Topeka to furnish awnings and window shades for the public building atthat place. Mr. W. A. Blair of Atchison is stop ping here at the Metropolitan hotel. L. WILLIAM THAVIS. We are putting them up at our repository, 812 Kansas Ave., and at our store room in the Veale Block, 621 Quincy, where vye also have a large number of Second-hand Traps, Surries, Road - Wagons and Buggies, which we will sell cheap. NEWS OF THE WEEK. LOCAL SUMMARY. Republican county central committee defeats scheme to make nominations by convention plan. Date for primary fixed for June 1. i Union Pacific pays state charter fee of 510,200 for increasing charter $100, 000.000. John A. Dailey says North Topeka Is menaced by destruction by the Kansas river. Santa Fe resumes work inn proving the Ottawa cut-off. Movement started in Topeka to found an orphans' home for colored children. The following promotions are an nounced by the Rock Island: W. H. Stillwell, general superintendent of lines west of Missouri river, to be su perintendent of lines east of Missouri river. C. M. Hubbell to succeed Mr. Stillwell. A. J. Hitt, general superin tendent, to be general mancger. W. G. Tinsman, train master at Blue Is land, 111., to be superintendent at Chi cago. L. C. Bailey resigns as city license collector. Mob orders William Nelson of Oak land to leave the city. Parker-Hughes mandamus case is submitted to Judge Hazen. A. Swanson secures contract for brick and carpenter work on new Santa Fe blacksmith shop. H. Ellsworth Lewis, a proof reader on the Capital deceives a society young lady and jeweler and decamps wittv $150 worth of jewelry. The 19 joint injunction cases may be tried at this term of the district court. The state charter board issued a char ter to the Central Kansas Fair and Live Stock association of Hutchinson. Maude McMullen, the daughter of a carpenter living on Washington street, was burned to death by a bonfire. Mrs. Sarah Anna Sells died early Thursday morning, leaving a fortune of about $200,000. The resignation of Dean Sykes has been accepted by the vestry of the Episcopal church. Appraisers begin work of appraising the property on streets to be paved this spring. The reception committee decide that the only entertainment to be given to President McKinley in Topeka will be a carriage ride about the city. Mr. Ben Akers and Miss Ollie O'Brien two Topeka society young people were married Wednesday. Mrs. August Palm of 408 Western ave nue committed suicide by hanging her self Wednesday. Washburn loses a ball game to K. U. by a score of 6 to 2 Wednesday. The state officers are at a loss to know whether a car bearing the state officers may be attached to the presi dent's train on his ride from Junction City to Topeka on June 8. The executive council discovers that the state house heating plant can not be removed at a cost inside the appro priation. TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. Ohio river rises and inundates Pittsburg-, Cincinnati and other cities, caus ing great property loss. Vesuvius shows great activity and lava begins to flow. Several tremors of earthquake are felt. Six men lose their lives in a hotel fire in St. Marys, W. Va. Charles Brown, president, and F. L. Canby, cashier, of the First National bank of Vancouver, confessed default ers, commit suicide together when em bezzlement is discovered. Queen Wilhelmina refuses to pay Prince Henry's bachelor debts. American syndicate subscribes for $F0.000,000 of new , British war loan of $300,000,000. Six masked men board a C. O. & G. ex press near Memphis and secure $3,003 from safe. Five children are murdered at their home in Chartres. France. Their father, slightly wounded, is suspected of the crime. Count Leo de Melville, held on bigamy charge in New York, is charged with having 50 wives. The czar signs the decree banishing Count Leo Tolstoi from Russia. Two officers are killed at Joplin, Mo., while endeavoring to arrest a gang of five tramps. Cresceus and The Abbot are matched to race next August at Brighton Beach. The trial of James Callahan, charged with the Cudahy kidnaping, begins in Omaha. Charles R. Eastman, a Harvard in structoK accused of killing his brother- in-law, Richard Grogan, placed on trial at Boston. Slave raiding emirs in Africa are con quered by native troops, led by British officers. Over 2.000 Filipino insurgents surren der and swear allegiance to the United States. The failure of 20 banks in Osaka cre ates a. panic in Japan. The engagement is announced of Miss Sartoris. eldest daughter of Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris, and Archibald E. Bal four of London. By a boiler explosion near Frankfort. Germany, SO persons are killed and 150 injured. George Phillips successfully engineers a corner on corn on exchange in Chi cago and clears $200,000. Burglars carry off the safe from an Anaconda saloon and secure $10,000. Edwin N. Conger is a receptive candi date for governor of Iowa. "Black Jack" Ketchnm, noted desper ado of the southwest, is hung at Clay ton. N. M., for assault upon a railroad train. A cave-in of a mine at Aurora, Mo., buries five men at depth of 110 feet. DEATH CAME. To a I-ive-Xear-Old Child on the Operating Table. Springfield, Ohio, April 27. Lilda, the five-year-old, daughter of J. C. Rae, 10S0 South Race street, died today while on the operating table. A few days ago a physician was called to extract an ul cerated tooth from the lower jaw, and he found the bone was badly necrosed. An operation was decided upon today. but the vitality was so low that the patient died a few minutes after being put on the table. S57 " ' " COMPANY, M " SSSi--" T0PE(AS0CIETY. Helianthus Young Ladies to En tertain Tonight. Mrs. J. P. Rodgers Entertains For Miss McGregor. WITH THE STUDY CLUB Ninde Chautauqua and Stednian Club Programmes. Items of a Social and Personal Nature. The girls who hav eattended the Heli anthus parties this winter will give a return party to the young men tonight at Hudson's hall. Those who will dance are: Mr. and Mrs. Bert Garvin, Miss Jessie Myers, Miss Marcia Spivey, Mis3 Anna Herbst, Miss Nellie Baker, Miss Edith Guibor, Miss Vida Wood, Miss Mabel Wood, Miss Calla Cuttell, Miss Louise Kellam, Miss Katherine Fleish man, Miss Helen Otis, Miss Bernice Fuller, Miss Lizzie Cole, Miss Lillian Fiske, Miss Beatrice Foster, Miss Bessie Bates, Miss Agnes Gunther, Mr. Everett Akers, Mr. Dana Davis, Mr. Kurtz Kellam, Mr. Roland Medlicott, Mr. Don Mulvane, Mr. Gill Updegraff, Mr. I.a throp Resseguie, Mr. Will Wickidal, Mr. Reuben Spivey, Mr. Walter Hays, Mr. Lathrop Gay, Mr. George Synder, Mr. George Fleishman. Mr. Scott Lord, Mr. Sam Fleishman, Mr. Bert Cook, Mr. Paul Roehr, Mr. Frank Moss, Mr. Phil Dailey. Mr. Wrr. Stuart. Mr. Bob Stuart, Mr. Bert Cartlidge, Mr. Harley Reis man, Mr. Paul Mulvane, Mr. Will Cart lidge, Mr. James Stuart, Mr. Wallace, Mr. E. H. Custer, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Merle King. Afternoon For Miss McGregor. Mrs. J. P. Rogers gave a very pleas ant afternoon yesterday for Aliss Mat tie McGregor, whose marriage takes place May 2 to Mr. Henry Lewis. One of the features of the afternoon was guessing familiar trade marks. A prize was given to the one who could answer the most. Refreshments were served at one long table which was decorated with carnations and ferns. The guests found their places at table by means of small place cards. Mrs. Rogers' guests were; Miss Sallie Beck. Miss Etta Beck. Mrs, Holsinger, Mrs. W. Waring, Mrs. K. C. Bean, Miss Ella Ramsey, Miss Genevra Giles, Mrs. B. Rogers, Miss Nellie Kirk, Miss Grace Simpson and Mrs. J. O'Con nor. Niaje Chautauqua Club. The regular meeting of the Ninde Chautauo.ua will be held Monday even o o 0 $ d 0 ing at the home of Mrs. Carr. r,i:5 Polk. The programme will be as follows: Responses to roll call with quotations from Will Carltnn. Rivalry of Nations, chapter 27-28, by A. O. Beach. Grecian History, chapter 13, by Mr. E. Turner. Homer to Theocritus, chapter 12, Miss Edith C)tt. Human Nature Club, chapter 9, by Mr. Slater. Stedman Club. The Stedman club will mt Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. M. Crandi ii, 913 Western avenue. Roll call will be answered by original or selected quotations. Programme will be: Poem Mr. Vinton Thomn.4 Sketch Mrs. J. II. Hague Poem Mrs. M. K. Atchison Paper Mr. II. I H.i.l l Paper Mrs. M. M. Crandi ii Friends of the club are always wel come. Note and Personal Mention, Miss Ivah Davis, Miss Gertrude Df-v-ereux of Lawrence, Miss. Vera Low, Air. Tarlton Brown of h'-nver, Mr. Arch:-i Williams and Mr. Albert T. R. id maii-? up a party that are spending the day ;n Kansas City and attending the matin-e. Mr. Rogers of Boston, who has been in Topeka on business f ir several duys, re turned today to the east. Mr. George Main and Mr. Hippie will spend Sunday in Topeka. The Chancel Chapter held a meeting this afternoon at Mrs. Sheldon's rooms at the Copeland for the purpose of elect ing officers for the year. Miss Isabel P" k will return today to her home in Chicago. During her visit here she has been the guest of Mi.sa Metta Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Littl and chil l ren left yesterday for Kossville to at tend the graduating xercises. Miss Margaret Johnston entertained at a "Stay all night party" last evening. Her guests were: Misses Hazel and Nel lie Jones, Maud Mathews, 1j:i Barret, Florence Welch and Nellie Kr. identl al. Mrs. J. K. Lemon left yesterday for Chicago to be gone several days. Miss Annie Marie Nellis entertaint informally Thursday evening. The Felicity club will meet Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Myers. (Continued on I 'age 5.) AN AWFUL SIU1IT Witnessed by Workmen When a Man Went Over Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls. N. Y., April 27. Early this afternoon men engaged on one of the big new manufacturing plants goinc up here observed a small rowboat with a man in it being carried down the river into the upper rapids. At first they ex pected the man would be able to make a landing on the Canadian sid' to which shore he appeared to be pulling, but as the current hurled him onward it was soon evident he was being carried down to death. The ln,at remained upright until near the brink of the Horseshoe Falls, when it capsized, and so.m the man and boat passed from view over the great fall. The body has not been In-covered.