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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, May 03, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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It is Extended to the President
by Gov. Sayers
TTho Met the Special Train at
The Trip Was Made During the
After a Day Spent in Sight See
ing and Talking.
Houston. Tex., May 3. The presiden
tial special was skimming over the flat,
broad plains of Texas when the presi
dent and his party awoke this morn
ing. Houston was reached at S.15, and
the party was welcomed by Governor
Sayers, who had come from the state
Capitol at Austin for that purpose.
Streets Thronged Wherever the Pres
ident Appeared in New Orleans.
New Orleans, La., May S. The day
spent In New Orleans will live long In
the memory of the president and the
members of his party. In no other city
in the United States is the old and
romantic preserved and placed in such
sharp contrast with the modern as in
the Crescent City, and as the presiden
tial party drove through the flower
embowered city from the new into the
old French and Spanish quarter, it was
like passing- mysteriously from America
into a- foreign land, from this century
into another that has gone. And the
illusion of the transition was height
ened by the interesting ceremonies
which occurred in the old Cabildo, the
seat of government of the former
Spanish and French rulers, which is yet
preserved in its original integrity by
the Louisiana Historical society.
The weather could not have been
fairer. A strong sun blazed from a
cloudless sky, but the heat was tem
pered by a light breeze from the river.
The foliage was all a tender green, and
along St. Charles avenue, out of which
the party drove behind a clattering
squadron of cavalry, flowers. Hags and
pretty women in gay raiment formed a
mist of color. Roses were everywhere
climbing up the pillared porticos and
creeping over trellises and mingling
their perfumes with that of the mag
nolia, while the public squares thrilled
with the songs of semi-tropical birds.
The entire population apparently was
out to see the chief magistrate. After
a short visit to the.Popthern university,
where a thousand colored students
greeted the president with waving bits
of colored bunting so arranged as to
make the whole an 'American flag, and
where the president made a brief speech
the party passed across Canal and
Rampart streets, the boundaries of the
new city, into the old town with its
narrow streets, its quaint galleried
residences, its cathedrals, old Spanish
buildings and the French market, all
with the flavor of another generation
and all now going into picturesque de
cay. There was a striking picture when the
party drew up before the mouldering
Cabildo, over a hundred and fifty years
old. which is situated opposite what is
now called Jackson square, but which
in the older days, was the Place
D'Armes, where Spanish generals for
merly drilled their soldiers. Around the
encircling streets the balconies were
thronged, and down in the square were
aCres of people. Many races were repre
sented, but the foreigners were mostly
French and Italians. Those on the outer
edges of the crowd stood with faces
pressed against the high iron railings
which enclose the park. Many people
were perched in trees. The French tri
color and several other strange flags,
among them the banner of Portugal
were interspersed with American flags
in the decorations. Drawn up in line be
fore the historic old building were the
young cadets of the Jesuit college and
up the winding stairway at the entrance
of the building were ranged a file of the
Continental guards, a local organization
in the buff and blue of the revolutionary
era wearing cockades and white crossed
belts with the figures " ":6" on their
shining brass plates. As the president
alighted a squad of the cadets blew a
tanfare on their French trumpets, the
Louisiana field artillery fired a salute of
twenty-une guns and the bells of the
cathedral ami all the churches in the
quarter peeled out their welcoming
greeting. It was an inspiring moment.
Up the stairway, past the continental
guards, the president and his party
mounted into the crimson draped au
dience chamber where the exercises took
place. As in a dream, the visitors were
carried back to the days long ago. when
governors of Spanish kings ruled here,
and to that memorable day almost a
century ago, when the kevs of the
city of New Orleans were delivered up
in this room to Wilkinson and Claiborne,
the American commissioners and French
dominion over the great Louisiana ter
ritory passed to the sovereignty of the
United States.
Alcee Fortier, a distinguished Creole
who is president of the Louisiana His
torical society, recalled these great
events in his address to the president
and the president in his response dwelt
upon their momentous bearing upon the
world's history. It was a notable speech
and was received with enthusiasm by
the distinguished gathering present The
president spoke as follows:
"I rise only for the purpose of mak
ing acknowledgment to the Louisiana
Historical association for its cordial
and generous welcome to this historic
place. It has been a great honor to
me to be received here bv the governor
of this great commonwealth, by the
chief executive and his assoeiates'of the
highest courts, by the mayor of the cita
to this place, memorable not only in
American annals, but in the annals of
the world. I am glad to stand nearby
where that great transaction took place
wnich transferred the Louisiana terri
tory to the flag of the stars, a transac
tion which changed the map of the
world and made this union what it now
is. the strongest nation on the face of
the earth."
When he concluded the president ap
peared on the balcony to show himself
to the waiting thousands outside. The
cadets below presented arms, and the
square and the buildings surrounding
it fluttered with handkerchiefs and
flags, while the air was torn by the
hoarse roar of the shouts of the multi
tude. The president made an impres
sive figure as ne stood there waiting
for the cheering to subside. He ac
knowledged the demonstration with, a
bow, right and left, and spoke as fol
lows: "My Fellow Citizens I have great
honor in standing on this historic
ground to receive the greetings of my
countrymen, and to recall the fact that
here nearly a hundred years ago a
great scene was enacted that dedicated
a larger area than the original thirteen
states to liberty and union forever."
The party then returned to the hotel
for luncheon, and in the afternoon em
barked on a Mississippi river steamboat
for a trip along the river front from
Audubon park to the historic battlefield
of Chalmette, where the monument
erected in memory of the defeat of
Packenham by Cleneral Jackson com
mands a view of the river. A little fur
ther up on the Algiers side of the
stream the presidential party had a
good view of the preparations now be
ing made for the reception of the new
floating dry dock now in course of con
struction for the government at Spar
row's Point, Md.
The ladies of the party had remained
quiet at the hotel during the ceremonies
of the morning, only a few of them
taking a very quiet ride around the
city, but they participated in the river
trip and enjoyed it.
At 6 o'clock last night the presiden
tial special resumed its long journey to
the Pacific.
Jacksonville, Fla., Swept by a
100 Buildings Consumed
Fire Beyond Control.
Neighboring Cities Have
Wired For Help.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3. A terrible
fire has been raging here. At 2 o'clock
several blocks of buildings in the busi
ness portion of the town had been
destroyed and the flames had spread to
the residence portion of the city.
Over 100 houses are believed to have
been burned and citizens are tearing
down buildings wherever possible to pre
vent the spread of flames. All neighbor
ing towns have been wired to send help.
The wind is blowing almost a gale and
at 3 o'clock the fire is beyond control.
The flames already cover an area of
nearly 11 blocks.
3:15 p. rn. The fire is rapidly eating
its way toward the heart of the down
town business district. The Windsor
hotel one of the largest in the city at
this time is in imminent danger. Among
the manufacturing plants destroyed is
that of the Cleveland Fibre Co. No loss
of life has been reported.
Semi-Annual Report of the Work in
Chicago, May 3. The Illinois associa
tion opposed to the extension of suffrage
to women today issued its semi-annual
report of the progress of the work. Af
ter giving-the results of the legislative
action in the' middle west in regard to
woman suffrage during the past winter
the report says:
"Everywhere there seems to be a. grow
ing conviction that the best work of men
lies along the lines of moral influence
and unselfish endeavor, in a realm where
the 'Oolden Rule' is not 'read backward'
and that the lowering of this high ideal
to the plane of expediency, truckling
and bargaining which the admission of
all classes of men to the ballot often
makes necessary in politics would be a
distinct calamity to women themselves
and to society at large. At the same
time these capacities directed through
the home qr through organized effort to
the formation and guidance of that pub
lic opinion which lies behind all law and
without support of which statutory en
actments are worthless, may render in
valuable and indispensable public ser
vice. "If women would use as much intel
ligence and energy as participation in
legislation would require, in teaching
their children, boys and girls alike in a
broad liberal way, the great principles
of temperance and chastity, they would
do more in a generation towards eradi
cating the evils of intemperance and
impurity than they could do by a cen
tury of voting. If in the same way they
would inculcate and everywhere stand
for the pronciples of justice and unsel
fishness and a true regard for the rights
of others, in social commercial and po
litical relations they could do more
towards reforming those conditions of
society which breed anarchy and are the
despair of the practical politician than
they could ever do through legislative
action. There is much evidence that it
is to these aims that thoughtful and
philanthropic women are directing their
attention, rather than to suffrage.
"We believe that there is a growing
recognition of the fact, that, instead of
being a social advance, woman suffrage
is part and parcel of that great retro
grade movement which seeks to destroy
the orderly organization of society and
reduce it to the absolute individualism
which characterizes only the lowest
form of social life.
' 'Advanced socialism is anarchism,
one of our most conspicuous advocates
has recently said, a state of society
without law, without institutions, with
no bond of union or principle of growth
except unrestrained human impulse; in
short a return to those elementary con
ditions from which human society or
iginally sprung. We do not believe that
the American people are prepared '.o
abjure civilization for such a night
Candidates Oat Positions on County
Primary Ticket.
Part of the ticket for the Republican
primaries to be held June 1 has been ar
ranged. The candidates drew lots for positions
and the result was follows: For
treasurer, F, C. Bowen, first, W. F.
Weber, second, and W. S. Eberle third.
For sheriff. Hal Williams first, Bert Lu
cas second. For county clerk, A. New
man first, Oscar Swayze second. For
register of deeds John Marshall first.
John VanVechten second. Frank Harri
son is the only candidate as yet on the
ticket for commissioner from the third
district. Dr. H. B. Hogeboom is on the
ticj,-.et for coroner and John Rogers for
surveyor. Candidates have until May 25
to get their names on the ticket.
Death of Mrs. Fenton.
Jamestown. N. T., May 3. Mrs. Fen
ton, wife of former Governor and Unit
ed States Senator Reuben Fenton, died
at her home here today, aged about 70
Employe at Osawatomie Talks
of Mismanagement.
He Says That Patients Are
Treated Cruelly.
Henry Allen Makes Light of Dr.
Sands' Statements.
Makes a Counter Charge Against
Discharged Employes.
While liere attending the annual
meeting of the Eclectic association this
week, Dr. J. B. Sands, of Osawatomie,
talked of the management of the in
sane asylum at that place under Super
intendent Uhls. He makes charges of
gross mismanagement of the institu
tion, and declares that patients were
treated cruelly and that institution
property was appropriated to private
use. Dr. Sands has been employed for
several years at the asylum as assistant
physician. He resigned recently by re
quest. "Sands has been there for a long
time." said Henry Allen, chairman of
the board of charities, which is meeting
at the Topeka asylum today. "He is a
left-over Pop from the Leedy adminis
tration. I didn't know he was sore."
"Was there a cloud about his depart
ure?" was asked.
"Well, yes, there was something of a
cloud. They were several complaints,
from time to time. Some fellows are
about so long they get the idea they are
running the institution. The board runs
this one.
"Of course, state property is occa
sionally misappropriated, but not much
of it. You notice that we discharge an
employe when we find him taking stuff
that belongs to the institution."
Sands could not be found today. He
went home last night.
Presidential Reception Commit
tee Arranges the Details.
Route of the Parade Is Agreed
An important meeting of the presiden
tial reception committee was held
Thursday afternoon at the commercial
club rooms. At this meeting it was de
cided that the reception to the president
should be in two parts, the first a car
riage drive over the city and the other
a half hour's time devoted to speeches
on the north steps of the state house.
The programme committee has ar
ranged that the president's train will
stop at Quincy street at the Union Pa
cific depot in North Topeka from which
place the parade will start and will in
clude a detur around some of the blocks
in North Topeka.
Major Anderson suggested that flags
be used exclusively as decorations and
that the people should wear sunflower
The following members of the com
mittee were present yesterday: John E.
Frost, T. J. Anderson, F. P. MacLennan,
E. H. Crosby, J. W. Priddy, IX W. Mul
vane, John Guthrie, S. M. Crow, Jas. A.
Troutman, P. I. Bonebrake, A, M. Ful
ler, W. W. Martin and S. W. Pasker.
The financial part of the reception will
be in charge of J. A. Troutman, A. A.
Godard, O. H. Coulter, John M. Wright,
and J. H. Foucht. This committee was
appointed by Chairman Frost yesterday.
Money will be needed to hire carriages
and arrange decorations.
The following is the detailed pro
gramme for the day:
State officers, mayor and committee of
arrangements meet at state house at 9:30
o'clock a. m.
Carriages leave state house at 10 a. m.,
with committee and other officers as
they will ride with presidential party ar
riving at Union Pacific depot at 10:15
a. m.
First Carriage President McKinley,
Governor Stanley. John E. Frost, chair
man committee of arrangements, mayor
of Topeka.
Second Carriage Mr. Secretary Hay,
Lieutenant Governor Richter, A. A.
Godard, Attorney General W. W. Mar
tin, department commander G. A. R.
Third Cariage Mr. Postmaster Gener
al Smith. John Guthrie. S. R. Peters, ex
congressman, ex-Governor Troutman.
Fourth Carriage Mr. Secretary Long,
ex-Governor Morrill, Henry T. Scott,
S. M. Crow, chairman Ohio, association.
Fifth Carriage Mr. Secretary Hitch
cock, Charles Curtis, Laurence I. Scott,
A. H. Horton.
Sixth Carriage Mr. Secretary Wilson.
F. D. Ooburn. secretary state board of
agriculture, Major T. J. Anderson, E.
H. Funston.
Seventh Carriage Mr. Secretary Cor
telyou, I. W. Mulvane. member Repub
lican national committee, George E.
Cole, state auditor, George A Clark, sec
retary of state.
Eighth and Ninth Carriages Justices
of the supreme court, W. V. Church,
state superintendent of insurance.
Tenth Carriage Dr. Rixey, C. A.
Moore, M. A. Dignam, E. H. Crosby.
Eleventh Carriage Mrs. McKinley,
Miss Barber, Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. Fun
ston. Twelfth Carriage Mrs. Hay, Mrs.
Thompson, president City Federation of
women's clubs. Mrs. J. A. Troutman.
Miss Emma S. McFariand, lady repre
sentative Ohio association.
Thirteenth Carriage Airs. Low, Mrs.
Charles Emory Smith.
Fourteenth Carriage Mra Long, Mrs.
Hurd, Mrs. Rixey.
Fifteenth Carriage Miss Hitchcock.
Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. A. A. Robinson.
Sixteenth Carriage Miss Wilson, Mrs.
Cortelyou, Miss Frost, Miss Curtis.
Seventeenth Carriage Mrs. Charles A.
Moore, Mrs. Charles Blood Smith.
Eighteenth Carriage" Representatives
of Lincoln, Topeka, Blue and Ft. Pillow
posts. G. A. R. These are respectively A.
M .Fuller, O. H. Coulter, J. W. Priddy
and S. W. Pasker.
Nineteenth Carriage J. K. Kruttsch
nitt, vice president Southern- Pacific
railway, A. A. Robinson, president Mex
ican Central railway; H. U. Mudge.gen
eral manager Santa Fe ra Iway; M. A.
Low, general attorney C. R. I. & P. rail
way. Twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second
Carriages Kansas delegation in
congress, Frank Nelson, superintendent
public instruction; J. S. Coe, vice presi
dent Commercial club; Col. A. S. John
son, president Topeka club; Col. W. H.
Rossington, Frank Grimes, state treas
urer. Twenty-third Carriage Adjutant Gen
eral Fox, Col. W. S. Metcalf. Twentieth
Kansas, Lieutenant Colonel E. C. Little,
Twentieth Kansas, Major C. I. Martin,
Twentieth Kansas.
Twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty
sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth
and twenty-ninth Carriages Secretary
Barnes, representatives of the press and
telegraph companies, three stenograph
ers. In charge of Messrs. Arthur Cap
per, T. A. McNeal, F. P. MacLennan, F.
C. Montgomery, Fred VandegTift, E. B.
Cowgill, H. T. Chase, Frank Jerrall,
Dell Keizer, D. O. McCray, P. I. Bone
brake, E. F. Ware and W. H. Davis.
Carriage of citizens with additional
Request street cars on avenue to stop
from 10:40 till parade passes.
Jackson's band at Union Pacific depot
to play on arrival of party.
President to be conducted to his car
riage and other members of party to be
placed by ushers under direction of Ful
ler and Philips.
Company A, First regiment and other
companies of K. N. G. to report for as
signment to place of duty under orders
of Adjutant General Fox.
Batferj B on state house grounds to
fire salute of 21 guns commencing when
head of procession reaches Third and
Kansas avenue.
City troop and trumpet corps to act
as escort to state house.
Marshall's band to be stationed at east
approach of state house. To play as the
presidential party passes through the
Train will stop at Quincy street, east
of Union Pacific depot. Procession of
carriages will move north on Quincy to
Gordon street, west on Gordon to Van
Buren, south on Van Buren to Laurent,
east on Laurent to Kansas avenue.south
on Kansas avenue to South Ninth street,
west on Ninth street to and through
the state house square. Here the City
Troop will stop and await the return of
the party 'to state house for speeches
and escort to Santa Fe depot.
The following is the route selected
for the line of march after leaving the
mounted escort at the state house:
From west entrance of state house
grounds west on Ninth street to Tyler
street, south on Tyler to Tenth, west on
Tenth to Fillmore street, south on Fill
more to Thirteenth street, east on Thir
teenth to Western avenue, north on
Western avenue to Huntoon street,
north from Huntoon on Taylor to
Tweifth street, east on Twelfth to Tyler
street, south on Tyler to Thirteenth
street, east on Thirteenth to Topeka
avenue, north on Topeka avenue to
Eleventh, east on Eleventh to Harrison
street, north on Harrison to Third
street, west on Third to Topeka avenue,
south on Topeka avenue to Sixth street,
west on Sixth to West street, north on
West street to Potwin Place, north on
Greenwood avenue to Grove avenue,
west on Grove avenue to Woodlawn
avenue, south on Woodlawn avenue to
Fifth street, east on Fifth to Buchanan,
south on Buchanan to Tenth street, east
on Tenth to Fillmore, north on Fillmore
to Ninth street, west on Ninth to West
ern avenue, north on Western avenue
to Eighth street, east on Eighth to
Polk, south on Polk to Ninth, east on
Ninth and arrive at state house at 12:20
p. m.
Topeka choral society of 150 voices ac
companied by Marshall's band will
render "America Forever" just prior to
speeches at north steps of state house.
Twenty minutes for welcome by gov
ernor and response by the president,
and presentation of bouquet by the Ohio
Party leaves at 12:45 p. m., under es
cort of Topeka City Troop, arriving at
Santa Fe depot at 1 o'clock.
Route through east entrance to state
house ground on Ninth street to Quincy
street, north on Quincy to Sixth, east
on Sixth to Jefferson, north on Jefferson
to Fifth street, east on Fifth to Santa
Fe depot.
Invitation to attend to be extended to
E. H. Funston and wife, also ex-Governor
Morrill and S. R. Peters, old as
sociates in -congress of the president,
and also to the Kansas delegation in
congress and to Adjutant General Fox
and the general officers of the Twentieth
Request Adjutant General Fox to call
out company A and battery B and such
other companies as may in his judg
ment be desirable of the K. N. G. for
escort duty, June 8, at the expense of
the state.
Places will be reserved on Ninth
street, east of the state house, for old
soldiers, uniformed fraternal and secret
societies, uniformed political clubs and
college students, in the order men
Requesting the programme commit
tee to so arrange the line of march as to
include a short drive in the First ward.
Commencing at Ninth street entrance
to capitol square and extending east to
Kansas avenu and north on Kansas
avenue as far as may be necessary that
the soldiers of the civil and Spanish
American wars. Loyal Legion, flambeau
and campaign clubs in uniform,
Knights Templar, fraternal and benev
olent orders, -drill corps, degree teams
in uniform, and with such banners and
insignia as may be proper to display.
College students, cadets and other
civic organizations form in single file
on either side of the street at the curb
line, all carrying flags, that as the pro
cession passes the column counter
march by twos to the state house
The committee on programme to con
fer with the board of education and
superintendent of city schools as to
placing the school children.
The city authorities will be asked to
place the few blocks of unpaved streets
over which the parade will travel in
first-class shape.
It is altogether likely that the pro
posed route of the drive must be great
ly shortened. The length as agreed
upon is figured at twelve and one-half
miles. It is now estimated that the
drive alone aa now mapped out would
consume more than the two hours and
ten minutes allotted to Topeka.
Philadelphia Horse Show.
Philadelphia, May 3. The directors of
the Philadelphia Horse Show associa
tion have announced the prize list for
the exhibition to be held at Wissahiekon
Heights, a suburb, during the week of
May 21. The total value of the prizes
is $11,715. of which $1,760 will be in sil
ver plate and $9,955 in cash. The prin
cipal prize will be a $500 challenge cup.
There will be eighty-four competitive
classes. Among the new ones will be
two classes of ladies' saddle horses.
Members of Council Don't Want
Appeal Taken.
Majority Sign Order Not to Use
Their Names.
Suit Was Commenced in Name
of Councilmen.
Their Action May Make Hazen's
Decision Final.
Appeal Filed in Supreme Court
This Afternoon.
The Hughes appeal in the mandamus
case may fall before it gets to a hearing
in the state supreme court.
A majority of the members of the city
council signed a "formal document today
protesting against an appeal which may
mean that the mandamus suit will end
where it is. The suit is against the
members of the city council and must
be appealed in their name and when a
majority of the members refuse to have
anything further to do with the case and
request that no appeal be taken it has
the appearance of a law suit without
The members of the council who sign
ed the order refusing to consent to an
appeal of the case are:
Myers, of the Second ward. i
Griley, of the Second ward.
Snattinger, of the Third ward. ( i
Weber, of the Fourth ward.
Warner, of the Fifth ward.
Nichols, of the Fifth ward.
In addition to this Councilman Chaney
of the Fourth ward has notified the at
torneys for Hughes that they must not
use his name in the mandamus suit.
Ex-Councilmen Betts and Mergan,
who were interested in the original suit
have also signed the order that their
names must not be used in connection
with the appeal.
There are only eleven members of the
city council and consequently six mem
bers constitute a majority. The place
in the Sixth ward made vacant by the
resignation of Mr. Hughes has not been
This document will be used in the
hearing of the motion for a stay in the
supreme court Saturday morning.
The Parker-Hughes mandamus case is
now in the hands of the supreme court.
The attorneys for Col.Hughes took the
case to the higher court on a bill of ex
ceptions filed this afternoon with a mo
tion to stay proceedings. The motion to
stay is a request that the council be not
required to obey Judge Hazen's order.
This motion will be heard at 9:30 o'clock
Saturday morning. The court will prob
ably allow the motion which means that
the council will be ordered not to carry
out the order of the district court until
the case is settled. The case will be set
for hearing at the earliest date possible
and then will come up for hearing on its
merits. The bill of exceptions filed by
the attorneys for Col. Hughes is simp!y
an appeal from the decision of the lower
Clay Center Takes Another Fall
Out of Parsons.
Contrary to expectations Clay Center
has not laid down yet in the fight for the
location of the insane asylum, authorized
by the legislature of S9 and given to
Parsons by the last legislature. The
fourth law suit came up at Clay Center
Thursday anil .Judge Glass unexpectedly
made the injunction perpetual restrain
ing the state board of charities from ac
quiring, by condemnation or purchase,
the lands selected for the asylum site at
Pa rsons.
He held that the act of 1891, creating
the board of public works, repealed by
implication the law of 1.SM, which con
ferred upon the board of charities tho
power to acquire lands for state institu
tions by condemnation proceedings or
The decision is believed to be In oppo
sition to the decision of the supreme court
rendered last October, which held it to be
the right and duty of the board of chari
ties to acquire title to the land and con
struct the building as provided in the
act of 1S'J9.
An appeal was taken at once from
Judge Glass' decision, and nothing can be
done in the way of building the asylum
until the supreme court again passes upon
the question.
The state board of charities were count
ing on the dismissal of the injunction and
had everything ready to begin work at
Parsons at once.
The records of the supreme court show
that two cases were submitted though
the fight as between the two towns was
never decided. The supreme court re
fused the mandamus asked for by Grant
Hornaday to compel the auditor to pay
for the site selected at Parsons. In the
other case which was an appeal from
the case brought by the district attorney
of Clay county the supreme court af
firmed the decision of the lower court.
This decision was the same as the de
cision rendered yesterday, allowing a
perpetual injunction.
Kansas City Saloons Ordered
Closed on Sunday.
Kansas City, May 3. As a direct re
sult of Mrs. Carrie Nation's agitation of
the question in Kansas City.Mayor Reed
has issued a positive order that all sa
loons must be closed tight on Sundays.
Yesterday afternoon the police commis
sioners refused the demand of a special
committee of the Law and Order League
to enforce the Sunday closing law and
the league began preparations to secure
the impeachment of these officers. Lata
last night however, after a lengthy ses
sion. Mayor Reed and Police Commis
sioner Gregory signed an order notify
ing Chief of Police Hayes that hereafte
all saloons must be closed from mid
night Saturday to midnight Sunday and
instructing him to arrest all violators
of the closing ordinance. Commissioner
Ward refused to sign the order.
E. O. Locke of Hoi ton is the State
The Eclectic Medical society of Kansas
closed its annual meeting last evening
with a session in the parlors of the Na
tional hotel, adjourning to meet in To
peka on the first Wednesday of May. 312.
The officers elected for the ensuing year
are: President, K. O. Locke, Holton:
first vice president, M. Averill, Barclay;
second vice president, M. Michener,
"Wichita: secretary, K. P. Packer, Osage
City: treasurer. V. C. Hamilton, Topeka.
The meeting- this year has been an un
usually successful one, the attendance be
ing1 large- and an exceptional interest being-
evinced by those who were present.
Thirty papers were read by members of
the profession and two surgical and four
eye clinics presented. Since the last
meeting- the society has lost by death but
one member. Dr. D. Cunningham of At
lanta. It was decided by unanimous vote
that the new law regardhig medical reg
istration should be complied with by the
members of the association. The recom
mendations to Gov. Stanley for the mem
bers of the state examining- board was
made as follows: F. P. Hatfield, Grenola;
W. C. Hamilton. Topeka; K. B. Packer,
Osage City: M. Michener, "Wichita, and J.
J. Entz, JHillsboro. From this number the
governor will choose two in making" up
the state examining board.
The society represents a membership of
about n physicians, although there are
about 4X of that school in the state.
Nearly all of the members left last
night for their homes.
Big Beef House in Chicago Is
Iladly Damaged.
Contained 1,600 Live Cattle and
4,600 Carcasses.
Chicago, May 3. Armour & Co.'s beef
house, one of the largest buildings at
the stock yards, caught fire at 6. SO
o'clock today and was damaged by
flames and water to the extent of $100,
000. On the fourth floor awaiting slaugh
ter, were 1,600 head of live cattle which
were rescued with great difficulty. The
building is a five story brick and ex
tends nearly a block. The building also
contained 4,600 carcasses of dressed beef.
A single alarm waa turned in at first,
but the fire made such rapid headway
that this was followed by a general
Soon after a special call for additional
engines was sent in and after an hour
and a half of desperate work the fire
men succeeded in conquering the flames.
One hundred men under the direction of
Chief Sveenie were at work on the
third and fourth floors when a large
ammonia pipe burst and the stifling odor
which arose drove the men from their
posts to the open air. Many were half
blinded by the gas and escaped with
The destruction of the plant throws
300 men temporarily out of employ
ment The plant will be rebuilt.
Pennsylvania Director Emphat
ically Denies Reports
Philadelphia, May 3. T. Dewitt Cuy
ler, a director of the Pennsylvania
Railroad company, today emphatically
denied the published reports that the
Pennsylvania Railroad company has se
cured, or is trying to secure a represen
tation in the affairs of the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe railroad. Mr. Cuyler
"There is absolutely no truth in these
reports. They are without the slightest
foundation;. The Pennsylvania Railroad
company is not buying any of the Atch
ison's stocks."
Lawyer Patrick and His Confed
erates Arraigned For Trial.
New York, May 3. Albert T. Patrick,
David L. Short and Morris Meyers were
arraigned before Recorder Goff today to
plead to indictments for forgery and
Patrick to an indictment for the murder
of the late Texas millionaire, William
Marsh Rice. The defendants pleaded
not guilty, pending the argument of de
murrers against the indictments. The
demurrers will be argued next week.
Robert M. Moore, counsel for the de
fendants then made a motion to dismiss
the forgery indictments, declaring that
the indictments stated that the crime
was committed in September, 1901, a
date which had not yet arrived, and that
this made the papers faulty.
Assistant District Attorney Garvin
said that the grand jury had remedied
that defect yesterday by filing super
seding indictments in all four instan
ces. The recorder thereupon refused to
dismiss the indictments.
Notorious Neggress Again Arraigned
For Robbing a Man.
Mary Wade has been arrested again
for larceny from the person of S. F.
Potts, which is. a crime "against the
peace and dignity of the state of Kan
sas." The peace and dignity of the state has
been jarred by Miss Wade, colored, sev
eral times. In fact she has spent a va
cation in the penitentiary and is now
on bond to appear for trial in the dis
trict court on the charge of highway
robbery. It will keep the officials busy
keeping track of Miss Wade's bonds.
Potts explains that he was touched for
$31 by the nimble fingered Mary.
British Ship Building Declines.
London. May 3. The report of the
Boilermakers and Ship Builders' so
ciety shows an decrease of 100,000 tons
in the vessels launched during the past
year as compared with 1S99. America,"
says the report, "has shown an in
creased tonnage, and is seeking other
means to secure supremacy in the ship
buildins: world. The American yards
are better equipped with electrical and
labor saving appliances than any in
Today's Bond Purchase.
Washington, May 3. Secretary Gage
today bought $60,000 short fours at
Wealthy Widow Disinherited
Her Adopted Son.
Opposition to Second Marriage
Said to lie the Cause.
Not to Have Any of Money Until
lie is 25.
Cuts Relative, Who Criticised
Her, Out of $25,000.
P I. Bonebrake is Named as the
The will of Mrs. Sarah Anna Sells, whr
died last week, leaving a fortune esti
mated at $2o.0oO, will be opened Saturday
morning1 In the probate court.
While the terms of the will have been
closely guarded it is gossip that there will
be many surprises. Mrs. Sella was an ec
centric woman, and this fact is evident in
the provisions of her will.
The most surprising thing of all, gos
sip says, is the fact that Willie SHls, thu
adopted son, is entirely disinherited.
Rumor says that Mrs. Sells grievance
against her adopted son dates back to lu-r
marriage to Simon Greenspan. Willi
Sells was violently opposed to the mar
riage and he made no secret of his op
position. Mrs. Sells was consequent! y
offended, and when .she reconstructed the
will she left him out entirelv.
Neither has Mrs. Sells left the hulk of
her estate to Allan, the V ve:i r-old son
Willie Sells. The wilt provides that h
shall have property amounting to $o. 1 ',
but that he is not to ha ve any pa.rt. '
the property or any of t lie pr. fi ts unni
he is 25 years old. Should h- die beio.w
he arrives at the age of 25 the property
willed to him is to go to the Topeka Or
phans' home. This property is to remain
in the control of P. I. Konebrake a trus
tee, and neither the principal nor the in
come is available for the use of the lega
tee until he arrives at the age of "S. ri it s
simply makes it impossible for Wilti'V
Sells to receive any benefit from the in
heritance and it is evident that the re
strictions were made for that purpose.
It is evident from the terms of the wi'l
that Mrs, Sells resented any intertrr-iu
or criticism because of her miirriae w it '
Simon Greenspan. It is sa id that in the
original will was a provision leaving 2;? -OX
to a woman relative in the eat. Wh- n
the relative hard of Mrs. Sells' marria;
she wrote her a scorching lett er full i
bitter crit icism of her act ion- Mrs. S-! : 4
did not forget the will. She hunted it u.
at once and affixed it codicil culling ore
the bequest to the woman and lea ing he,.
without a cent.
It has been supposed that Itarbrwi
Tauer, t he wonia n who has been M r-.
Sells' companion for ten yenrs. wmiiil be
handsomely remembered in the will, brt
it is claimed that she i.s cut off without a
cent. Mrs. Tauer has been a firm tViwid
of Mrs. Sells. She has served her vnho; t
pay and when she died was one of tn.
chief mourners. The fact that she d(e
not receive, a nything from t he est a t e
one of the strange, u m-x pla ir;a ble t hi rig.-
in the life of a. strange woman.
The remainder of the estate is divided
into small bequests. P. 1. Uoiu brak" w
named as executor and is to have
for his services. A. Hergen. who drew tho
will, is to have SUM for his servic-s.
There is a rumor that the provisions of
the will may be contested, but the inter
ested parties are ke ping their counsel
about anv future action. Willie S'dH,
who has the most right to object and feel
aggrieved, is not in need of the. money an 1
will not suiter from the action of his fos
ter mother.
Crosses From Dieppe to New Haven
in 2 Hours and 58 Minute
Paris, May 3. The record pampas"!
from Dieppe to New Haven has been
performed by the steamer Arundel of
the New Haven and Dieppe service.
The Arundel crossed from Dieppe to
New Haven In two hours and fifty
eight minutes, the distance bein 7".
miles, making a distance speed of "1
knots per hour. The Arundel was built
last year by Denny Bros., the builders
o the Shamrock' II.
SCO F FS AT 01 U7i I S I C.
Director of tha Faris Conservatoira
Ridicules University Degrees.
Paris, May 3. M. Theodore Dubn);-.
director of the Paris conservatoire, scoff s
at the proposal of American universities
to confer musical decrees.
"Doctor of music," he said. "That is
very American. Doctor of what.' f
technique, of execution? It would mean
the subjecting of crew tors of benijlir-.il
works to the ferule of men who merely
know their code."
M. Dubois evidently does not know
that such degrees have long existed in
The last performance
Animal Show.
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