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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 30, 1901.
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC LENXAN. VOLUME XXVIII No. 258 Dally 'edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part 01 xtc i uourDs, or at tne same prn;o Kansas town where tne paper naa a w By mail, one year Ey mail, three months weekly edition, one year J' Saturday edition of daily one year l.w Topeka State Journal building. 800 ana no t irititH NEW YORK OFFICES: Sll Van.lerbilt Bldg. Paul Biock. Mgr. TfT.EPHnK'KS. business Office Bell 'phono 107 Reporters' Boom Bell 'phone 577 Vm.T. LEASED 'WIE.S OF THE ASSOCIATES PRESS. The State Journal Is a member of the 'Associated Press and receives the lull uav teiegrrapn report ui uio 1 v organization for exclusive afternoon puo- The news Is received In the State Jour tial building over wires for this sole pur i ...... v, . . AntirM dnv. complete copy of the night report la also received. Buffalo lost $4,000,000 on her exposi tion but she has got it back In adver tising. Nothing has happened In Kentucky so far, -which Is calculated to induce Viov ernor Taylor to return. Chicago News: It would appear that most things looking to reform are un constitutional when tested in court. The only plan of battle ever consider ed by Schley seems to have been that when the enemy appeared the thing to do was to smash him. " Dewey has demonstrated that he Is a good admiral and a good judge. Pro bably he would have made a good pres ident if he had been given the oppor tunity to try. Isn't it odd that anybody should think of giving $50,000 tQ Washburn col lege when the money is needed so bad ly to square those Bulgarian brigands and secure the release of Miss Stone. It -would be no more than fair for Pat Crowe to pay postage both ways on tils correspondence with Cudahy and the Omaha police. He must be well ahead on the deal after paying expenses to date. Miss Goggin.the Chicago school teach er who engineered the fight against the tax dodging corporations in Illinois has been invited to come to New Jersey. Some business might be found for her in Kansas. The woman who went over Niagara in a barrel has not yet taken the pub lic into her confidence regarding her fu ture intentions. It is not known wheth er it will be the lecture platform, the etage or a book. Perhaps as an evidence of how badly a reduction in the beer tax was needed the stockholders in a St. Louis brewery company have presented the president will a Pullman car costing $50,000 for his own private use. Attention is being called to the fact that public sentiment throughout the country favors Seth Low in the race for the New York mayoralty, but un fortunately for the cause of good gov ernment in New Tork and some other American cities the sentiment of the country can't vote. The only time pub lic sentiment gets in its work is on the election of president. Probably that ex plains why presidents and presiden tial candidates are so far above the average office holder in patriotism and devotion to the country's welfare. The supreme court of Illinois has just handed down a tax assessment decision which is one of great importance. The court holds that franchises and capital Etock of corporations doing business in that state must be assessed and taxed at their market value. The rule laid down by the court is that the market value of capital stock and of outstand ing bonds shall be added together; after deducting from this aggregate the assess ment already laid on the tangible prop erty of the corporation in question the remainder must be assessed like any other property. The practical effect of the decision if it Is strictly followed by the taxing officers, will be to add to the tax rolls of the state hundreds of millions of property now untaxed. It is said that the 23 "public service" corporations named in this case have property, com ing within the decision, amounting to $235,000,000, which has heretofore escaped taxation. Besides these corporations there are the railroads of the state as well as many mercantile and manu facturing concerns, whose stock and franchises are clearly covered by the terms of the decision. Strict enforce ment of the decision also makes these companies liable to assessments for back taxes covering a period of 25 years. NEW 8TJFFBAGE JOURNAL. The National American "Woman Suf frage association has begun the publi cation of a quarterly called "Progress," designed to promote the work of the organization. It is issued from New Tork city and the initial number bears the date of October. The salutatory is signed by Carrie - Chapman Catt, the president of the' as sociation and is in joart as follows: "Within the last eight years, three states of the Union have admitted wo men to full suffrage, and six others have given them partial suffrage. The question of equal rights for women is discussed with ever-increasing frequen cy and seriousness in legislatures and constitutional conventions, in society and in the press. Tet there are still thousands of persons who have never beard aa equal suffrage lecture, or read a statement of the arguments for equal rights written by a specialist. "The new quarterly, Progress, is pub lished by the -National American Wo man Suffrage association to supply this need. It will state the arguments upon which the advocates of equal rights base their claim, and will support theia with accurate facts and statistics." Those named as editors are Alice Stone Blackwell, "Kills Meredith" and Laura A. Gregg. FILLING NEW FIELDS. The interest felt by the great manu facturing and exporting countries of the world in the growth of exports from the United States and their invasion of new fields is illustrated by a recent offi cial report of the British commercial agent at Chicago, In which he discusses the export trade of the United States for the last fiscal year. A copy of thU report has just reached the treasury bureau of statistics. "The trade returns," says Mr. E. Sey mour Bell, the author of the report, "show evidence of a considerable in crease in exports to Mexico, Central and South America, and the West In dies. There are many indications that an attempt is about to be made to cap ture the trade of South America. Ship ping facilities are being improved, though slowly, and every effort is being made to draw more close the commer cial relations of the two American Con tinents. Particular attention is being paid to the needs of buyers and the conditions of trade are being closely studied. Everything that can give satisfaction to buyers is being done. Close attention is given to packing of goods, and price lists are circulated in Spanish with, in many cases, prices quoted in the current coin of the coun try per 100 kilos. The advantage of this to the customers cannot be overestima ted." The report then quotes extracts from leading newspapers of Chicago and New York, in which the statistics of the export trade for the last fiscal year are presented, and especially those showing the growth of exports to South America and those showing the establishment of new steamship, lines to operate along the Pacific coast of North and South America, and adds: "The states on the Pacific coast have chiefly benefited by the increase of trade with South Ameri ca. The new steamships trading be tween Pacific ports of South America and Pacific ports of the United States, due perhaps to the new interests ac quired in the Pacific ocean, greatly fa cilitate the trade between the several countries. The development of railways in Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina, often with American capital, has also greatly aided the expansion. In all pro bability this increase will continue, es pecially if the plans of certain Ameri can investors are carried out. The whole of South America only takes about 3, per cent of the total exports of the United States, but they are increas ing. The increase in trade with Chile is considered particularly gratifying as It was unexpected. Chile is recognized as one of the most prosperous and most progressive countries in South America, and it is expected to have a great fu ture. The desire to increase trade with South America is very keen, and there is probably no part of the world where greater efforts are being made to obtain a supremacy. Not only has the trade been very small but in most cases the South American Republics have been selling to the United States more than they have been buying. Particular at tention is being called to the trade in cotton goods. That the United Statej should have only sold in 1900 to Mex ico, Central and South America cotton goods of the value of $3,605,269, while the United Kingdom sold to these same countries similar goods of the value of $38,007,564 causes amazement, taking in to consideration the fact that the Uni ted States sold to the United Kingdom raw cotton worth about $100,000,000." GLOBE BIGHTS. IFrom the Atchison Globe.3 We have noticed that when we have a boil, every one to whom we go for sympathy, has two. The day a man gets out of bed feel ing quarrelsome, is the day he meets everybody he knows. Everyone on Sunday occasionally stretches himself, and wishes he couid get out of sight while doing it. Girls who would be too proud to car ry a chicken home from the grocer's, are wearing birds on their hats this fall that are just as large. We are going to the theater Monday night: "East Lynne" Is advertised as a Story of a Woman s Wrongs, and it will be something so new to hear about a woman's wrongs. After a woman has discovered a slight resemblance between the hero on the stage and a lover she used to have years ago, she settles back in her seat in pleasant anticipations. An Atchison man who has been around in the country a good deal, says that invitations to eat at a farm er's are not as plentiful as they used to be, and he takes this as a sign that the woman now has the man bluffed in the country, the same as in town. He says farmers wanted to ask him, but appeared afraid of their wives. Ever notice, anyway, that no company is welcome unless it is the wife's? A number of years ago an Atchison woman made a good living for herself and aged father. But she felt that feeling of unrest, that yearning for a strong arm to lean upon, that Is met often in women's magazines, and mar ried. His strong arm proved a glass one, and now she Is supporting her father, husband, and three children. A woman who can take care of herself should appoint a commission of disin terested friends to investigate this strong arm every time one is put out for her support. Two men. Tom and Ben. worked side by side for thirty years in a grocery store, where there were a great many unreasonable people to satisfy. Both had grown old, and finally one niglrt Tom became violently ill. A doctor was called, who. soon after his arrival, toil Tom that he could not recover. Tom thought about it awhile, and then said: Wont It be a great joke on Ben! I won't have to go to work tomorrow. but Bee will have to turn out, as usual, J and hear the same old unreasonable complaints." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. - From the Chicago News. The hardest work about a political Job is getting it. Blood never tells very much when it meets a poor relation. A man who is out for the rocks isn't necessarily a geologist. The whisky a stingy man drinks at his own expense never hurts him. Beware of the man who carries his small change in a pocket book. It is easier to find out what people don t believe than what they do. If a woman tried to make a secret of her ignorance she couldn't keep it. A woman's idea of a model husband is one who insists on doing as she pleases. A hearty laugh is more desirable for mental health than any exercise of the reasoning faculties. Much of man's trouble is due to the fact that when he takes a drink he in sists on taking another to keep it com pany. QUAKER REFLECTION'S. From the Philadelphia Record.! A powerful nation vaccination. A fitting occupation the tailor's. To flatter a sailor give him saltwater tarry. Courting a homely girl ia usually plain sailing. An ounce of experience is worth a pound or advice. The pessimist wonders if heaven is paved with gold bricks. The swindler generally has a pull wnere legs are concerned. No, Maude, dear: stock for soup can not be bought in the stock market. It's a poor rule that won't work both ways, and a poorer one that won't work at all. About one woman in a thousand truthfully admires another woman's baby. The Illiterate man often has pro nounced ideas, but they are sometimes mispronounced. Blobbs "I hate to break in new shoes." Slobbs "That's better than having old ones broken out" Seribber "Here's a story that's full of snap." Serawler "What's it about?" Scribbler "A mad dog." "Why do you call him a lobster?" asked the Simple Mug. "Because he doesn't agree with me," answered the dyspeptic. "No, I cannot marry you," said the beautiful maiden. "Of course not," re plied the cheerful youth. "We'll let the minister do that." Wigg "Newrich is getting quite fashionable, isn't he?" Wagg "Yes, in deed. He used to complain of corns,and now he talks about his gout." The naval hero wrote a book. In which his comrades all were scored. "I'll prove," said he, "by hook or crook. The pen is mightier than the sword." REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR From the New York Press. 1 Soap deferred maketh the boy glad. A woman can't bear to tear up an old love-letter even after she has forgot ten who wrote it. The best way to make a girl sure you love her is to make her believe you can't think of her without shivering all up and down your back. About the hardest thing to make a woman believe is that she can be intel lectual without Joining a lot of societies for the improvement of something or other. The average mother would like to have her first baby look most like its father, except its mother, grandmother and grandfather and all the aunts and uncles that are good looking. PICTURESQUE CEREMONY. Handing Over of Flags Carried by French Regiments. Paris, Oct. 30. There was a pic turesque ceremony in the grand court yard of the Hotel Des Invalides today consisting in the handing over of the flags of the regiments which formed the French expedition to China and the colonial regiment which took part in the Madagascar campaign. A company of Zouaves, in gay Turkish costume, and companies of other line regiments, were drawn up in the court yard. Facing them were massed the veterans quarter ed at the Hotel Des Invalides. General Faure-Biguet, the military governor of Paris, surrounded by a brilliant staff, reviewed the men and afterwards made a patriotic address. Three grizzled vet erans then advanced and took posses sion of the flags, which they proudly held while the troops marched past, sa luting them. The flags were then placed among the military relics in the Hotel Dea Invalides. Walter Wouldn't Work. Anna R. Jackson brought suit in the district court this morning for a divorce from Walter Jackson. Mrs. Jackson says that Walter would not work and that what was more he would not let her work and the result was that she nearly starved. They were married September 19, 1891. For Female Complaints and diseases arising from an impure state of the blood Llchty's Celery Nerve Com pound is an lnvaluabe specific. Sold by George W. Stansfleld, 632 Kansas avenue; Marshall Bros.. 115 Kansas avenue. Difficult! Edlrjcation That is dyspepsia. It makes life miserable. Its sufferers eat not because they want to but simply because they MUST. They complain of a bad taste in the mouth, a tenderness at the pit of the stomach, a feeling of puffy fulness, headache, heartburn and what not. Hood s Earsaparilla cured Joseph F. Laine, Flanaean, Ky., who write: " I was troubled with dyspepsia for a number of rears and took medicine that did me no good. I was advised br friends to try Hood's Sarsaparilla which I did and it put my bowels in perfect condition, cava me strength and energy and made me feel like a new person." Promises to cure and keeps the prom ise. , Beware of substitutes. Buy Hood's and only Hood's. HE WAS FIGHTING DRUNK. Wm. Lawless Gives Police a Lively Time. Thia afternoon at 1:30 some one called up the police station by telephone, and said that two or three noisy drunks were In the back yard of Clarence Young's drug store and their presence was not wanted. Patrol Driver Asher and Guard Boyd were sent to investi gate, the scene being less than a block from the jail. They found William Law less, the Quincy street livery man and N. S. White, a horse dealer. Lawless became unruly, and refused to go to the Btation, and required the attention of Sergeant McElroy, Asher Boyd and Pavey to move him. Boyd at tempted to pick up Lawless' feet, in tending to carry, instead of dragging him, but received a heavy kick in the mouth. Officer Pavey then struck the fighting prisoner several times, which seemed to . increase his rage. He con tinued to struggle until after he was locked in a cage. White was also lock ed up, but gave the officers no serious trouble. CAUGHT IN READING. Irving Billman, of Leavenworth, Found in Pennsylvania. Irving Billman, acused of embezzling $86 from Phelps Bros., of Leavenworth, has been apprehended In Reading, Pa., by the authorities. Sheriff Peter Ever hardy went on to Pennsylvania armed with a requisition from Governor Stan ley, which was honored today by Gov ernor Stone, of Pennsylvania. The Information upon which the re quisition was issued was made by Frank Phelps. For more than a year prior to September 1, last, Billman was in the employ of Harry M. Phelps, do ing business as Phelps Bros. The sums of money Billman ia charged with embezzling ranged in amounts from 78 cents to $10, and was for accounts collected from customers and not turned in. WOODMEN TO MEET. Free Entertainment to Be Given Thursday. The following Is the programme of the entertainment to be given free at the Auditorium Thursday night by the Mod ern Woodmen of America: Music Steinberg's Orchestra Opening address C. D. Welch Solo Mrs. Kate Griley Address ' 'Woodcraft" . . F. W. Emerson A few minutes with a talking machine. Address "Good of the Order" W. E. Fagan Recitation Miss O'Conner Address Royal Neighbors Mrs. Fannie Vickery Vocal solo Mrs. Pennypacker Piano solo Nellie McKirahan Solo Woodmen Quartet Drills by three teams Royal Neigh bors. ADAMS IN CHARGE. Cleburne Man to Oversee Erection of New Santa Fe Shops. S. H. Adams, formerly with the Santa Fe at Cleburne, Texas, has been ap pointed to take charge of the work of the erection of the machinery in the new shops of the Santa Fe now being built here. Mr. Adams will be In charge of the work that would have been under the supervision of Benjamin Johnson, form erly engineer of tests, who resigned to accept a position . with the Mexican Central. The position of engineer of tests of the Santa Fe will remain unfilled for the present. AN OLD CITIZEN GONE. John Branscomb, Well Known Pio neer, Passes Away. John Branscomb of Grantville, an old settler and well known citizen died last night at the age of 75 years. The fun eral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the Grantville church. Mr. Branscomb leaves a wife and daughter and stepson. He was at one time the largest stock raiser and breed er of shorthorn cattle in this vicinity, and was known at county and state fairs all over the middle west. Col. T. W. Harrison, the Highest Mason in Kansas. The oldest Masonic supreme council, the mother supreme council of the world of thirty-third degree Masons, has elected and coroneted Col. T. W. Harrison as the sovereign grand inspector general for the state of Kansas, which is the highest Masonic official position in the state. The office is for life and he has the supervision of all Scottish Rite Masons in the state and is also an active member of the supreme council which meets once in two years in the city of Washington and is the governing body of the Rite. CoL Harrison has been the deputy of the supreme councilj in this state for the past two years and under his administration the Rite has prospered and grown more than ever before and now he is installed as the head of the Rite- in this state for life. The Masonic fraternity, not only in Topeka but throughout the state, Is to be congratulated for having at its head a man with the executive ability, energy and zeal that Col. Harrison possesses. Mr. Harrison has been a Mason for thirty-five years past. He was born on a Wisconsin farm in 1842. He spent his early life in that state, receiving his education at the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor. In 1867 Mr. Harrison moved to Iowa, where he engaged in the newspaper business. He also practiced law, and was a member of the Iowa legislature, residing at Emmettsburg and Independence. In 1887 he removed to Topeka. Mr. Harrison became a Blue Lodge Mason in 1866. He received the Royal Arch Chapter degree at Ann Arbor in 1868, and was made a Knight Templar at the same place in 1869. He took the first thirty-two degrees of the Scottish Rite at Topeka in 1892, and was made a knight commander to the court of honor in 1895, in Washington. Two years later he received the honorary thirty-third degree here, upon the occasion of the biennial convention of the supreme council. I TREASURERS ARE HERE. County Officials Discussing Flans to Hold on. The state association of county treas urers is meeting in Topeka today and will discuss the best means of their holding onto their offices during the vear that elapses after their terms ex pire as a result of the biennial election law. Those who are attending the meeting at the court house are President J. M. Clark of Brown county; Kate T. John son. secretary and treasurer from Nor ton county; Ellwood Cote from Cloud count; G. S. Brown from Graham coun ty, J. R.Livingston from Marshall coun ty; J. D. Creadie from Phillips county D. E. Boone from Sedgwick county Ichabod Warner from Sherman county S. L .Mankin from Smith county. ATTIRED AS A NUN. Device of Miss Becerra to Escape From Venezuelan Prison. New York, Oct. 30. Miss C. Becerra, the daughter or Ricardo Becerra, who was Colombian minister to Washington fifteen years ago, has at last succeeded in es caping from Venezuela, where she had been detained by President Castro, says the Port of Spain, Trinidad, correspond ent of the Herald. She has rejoined her family at Port of Spain, where her father, who is now blind, has resided since his expulsion from the capital. Her brothers are consuls for Colombia in Trinidad and Curacao, and It is cald to have been because of a desire to hold them in check that President Castro re fused to permit her deportation. With the assistance of an officer of a French steamer which plies between Jaguiara and Trinidad she succeeded in eluding those set to watch her, and dressed as a nun, escaped to Trinidad, Miss Becerra, who has been trying for two months to escape, was educated In the united states. POTATO CROP ABUNDANT. In One County in Maine It Will Bring $4,000,000. Houlton, Me., Oct. 30. The potato outlook in the county of Aroostook is not o.uite so rosy as It was a few weeKS ago. On Saturday the large shippers were paying $1.30 and $1.35 a barrel for Hebrons and $1.40 and $1.45 for Green Mountains. The rot is affecting the stock stored in the farmers celalra in the northern section. Some of the county's most extensive farmers have had remarkable crops this year, ahead of the average. The aver ae is well un to 100 barrels an acre, as compared with the usual yield of from to to 70 barrels. Small potatoes bring 60 cents a barrel at the starch factories. Unless the rot increases the potato crop of the county will bring close to $4,000,000. MISS MARLOWE IN SOUTH. Manager Signs a Contract For Four Weeks With Large Guaranty. New York, Oct. 30. A large deal in theatrical touring was made today be tween A. L. Erlanger of Klaw & Erlan ger and Julia Marlowe's manager, whereby Miss Marlowe will make a four weeks' tour of the south, begin ning February 17. To do this necassi tated cancelling Miss Marlowe's New York time and the postponement of her new production, and in consideration of this she is to receive for the 28 per formances a guaranty of not less than $32,090 for her share, the largest guar anty ever paid since the famous tour of Booth and Barrett through the south. CUT IN OCEAN RATES. Atlantic Passenger Lines Take $10 From First Cabin Fare. New York, Oct. SO. The first cabin pas senger rates to London on the Cunard, North German Lloyd and Hamburg-Amer ican line steamships were cut $10 today. The present scale Is: North German Lloyd ana -Hamburg-American, 67.&0 Cunard. SS7.50: White Star. 67. It is ore- dieted in shipping circles that a rate war will be the outcome of thia unexpected reduction. One of the officials of the White Star line declared that the action of the Cu nard line, which first made the cut, was a direct violation of an existing cabin rate understanding. It is not unlikely that the White Star line will jump into the fight within a few days with a reduction that win stagger its rival companies. The reduction of the Hambure-Ameri can line was on the second and third class steamers. The Auguste-Victoria's first cabin was reduced from $65 to $62.50 and the Pennsylvania type of boats from $55 to CRASHES INTO A BUGGY. Fire Marshal Wilmarth Has an Accident. Chief Wilmarth, of the fire depart ment, and his driver, Carl Sawin. mak ing a run to a fire last evening in the enters wagon, collided with a buggy at Seventh and Harrison streets, driven by a man named Ellis, who was ac companied by Mrs. Sullivan and two children. The chief was going east on Seventh street and Ellis attempted to drive across in front of him. The chief's driver could not stop his horse nor avoid a collision. The buggy driven by Ellis was badly wrecked but no one was seriously injured. The chief's horse was seriously Injured about the knees. The alarm to which the chief was re sponding was for a small fire in the building at 722 Kansas avenue, occu pied by Delahoyde, M. L, Campbell and Miss Eden. A small fire, which was ex tinguished by the chemical engine, started under one of the counters. The building was not damaged and the stocks of goods were slightly injured. GOVERNMENT SWINDLED. Bank of Russia Employe Who Went Wrong Is Captured. Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. SO. Simeon Ivannow Grin, alias Malentls Zemashka, has been arrested at Pasadena by Dep uty United States Marshal McCulloch, on the charge of embezzlement prefer red by Paul Kosakevitch, Russian con sul at San Francisco. Grin was em ployed in the government bank at Ros tow, Russia, up to March 6, 1901, at which time he disappeared. Investiga tion was made of his accounts and an alleged shortage of $120,000 was discov ered. BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 30. While indulg ing in preliminary Halloween- pranks, Fred Bradley, aged 15, was shot and almost instantly killed last night by Mrs. Margaret Cameron. A crowd of boys gathered around the grocery store of Mrs.Cameron on Kaercher street and frightened her ten year old son by play ing ghost, Mrs. Cameron fired into the crowd. Washington, October 30. Paymaster General Bates in his annual report says the pay for the army for the year was $53,215,345, an increase over last year of $1,301,364. San Juan, P. R., Oct. SO. Andrew Carnegie's offer of a $100,000 public li brary for San Juan has been accepted. St.Louis, Oct. 30. Telegraphic advices from Van Buren,Ark.,say that National World Fair Commissioner Scott has re ceived a telegram from Miss Helen Gould in which she accepts the appoint ment of lady manager of the Louisiana Purchase exposition. Knoxvllle, Tenn., Oct. SO. The Cham ber of Commerce has instructed its sec retary to invite Admiral Schley to visit Knoxville. The city officials will Join in the invitation. Washington, Oct. 30. Colonel George B. Rodney, and Captains William H. Coffin and G. E. Vandusen, of the ar tillery corps, have been appointed a board to meet at Ft. Riley. Kan., on November 1, for the purpose of consid ering and reporting upon the proper or ganization and equipment of batteries of siege artillery. Washington, Oct. SO. In accordance with an old custom among officials of the government, Secretary Hay went out on the claza south of the state, war and navy department building yes terday and planted a tree. Assistant Secretary Adee performed a like cere mony. Berlin, Oct. SO. John D. Rockefeller has presented 40,000 marks to the Amer ican church fund, which now amounts to 200.000 marks. Work on the new structure will be begun immediately. New York, Oct. 30. Goldman, Sachs & Co., will ship $600,000 gold to Paris on Thursday. Lazard Freres will ship $2,000,000 gold to France on Thursday's steamer. New York, Oct. 30. Comptroller Coler has opened bids for $3,600,000 of 3 1-3 2 per cent corporate stock of the city of New York. Sixteen bids were received, tne Highest being 107.271. Manila, Oct. 30. A hat and umbrella factory employing 900 hands, which re cently found it necessary to close, thus constituting the first labor problem growing out of the new tariff has de cided to remove to Hong Kong. San Francisco. Oct. 30. Madame Wu Ting Fang, wife of the Chinese minis ter to the United States has arrived here on the steamer Gaelic from China. She is accompanied by her daughter, Miss Wu Sin Chingo. LOCAL MENTION. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Booth, of 847 Elm- wood avenue, are the parents of a son, born this morning. He will be christened Melvin Adams. John S. Hall, who Is the private secre tary to the general auditor of the Atchi son, Topeka & Stnta Fe road, with head- ?uarters in Chicago, is in Topeka for a ew days' visit. He Is doing some spe cial work for the company here. The board of health meeting last night was a star chamber session. The doors were closed, and the participants in the weekly municipal snap passed some reso lutions instructing the health officers to henceforth prohibit the dumping of refuse inside the city limits, and especially In the fills on the river bank. The health officers will be sworn in as special police men to give them authority to enforce their demands. The body of a child was found by two small children in North Topeka this morning. It was hidden under a coal house at 617 North Jackson street, and was inside a pasteboard box which was wrapped with a newspaper dated Sunday. October 27. The family of the little girls who made the find notified Officer Mcin tosh, who notified the coroner. The cor oner will examine the body this afternoon with a view of discovering color and na tionality. One of a series of naxtlea eiven bv G. G. Gage post of the G. A. R. was given as a surprise last nieht to Mr. and Mrs W. W. Gooden. Those present were: Mr,- and Mrs. C, H. Goodwin, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stoyell, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Swain, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. M. Kidson, Mr. and Mrs. M. Mulverhill. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Good- en, Mr. and Mrs. D. EX Griswold. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. I 8. Elder, Mrs. B. R. Suddarth, Mrs. F. A. De Bow, Mrs. W. B. Stoich. Miss Laura Gooden, Miss Kate Mulverhill. Miss May Mulverhill, Miss Alice Griswold. Miss Frances Casey, Miss Mavme Suddarth. Miss Alta Sud darth, Miss Hilda Stoyell. A Change of Sentiment. New York, Oct. 30. A dispatch to the London Times and the New York Tim3 from Wellington. N. Z., says the upper house of the New Zealand legislature has affirmed the principle that either party to an industrial dispute may go past the conciliation boards direct to the arbitration court. The fact that this motion was carried by both houses against the government Is regarded as significant of a change of feeling in re gard to labor legislatior . A Sour Stomach Is Often the Real Cause of a Sour Temper. That the condition of the digestive or gans has a marked effect upon the char acter or disposition is a truism as old as the hills. Old Ben Johnson wisely said: "The pleasure of living depends upon the liver," and it is a fact which none may dispute that a sunny disposition more of ten results from a healthy digestion than from any other cause. Acid dyspepsia, commonly called sour stomach or heartburn. Is cause.d by slow digestion of food instead of being prompt ly digested and converted Into blood, bone and muscle. It lies in the stomach for hours, fermenting and decaying, creating gases which cause pressure on the lunga and heart, short breath and general dis comfort and irritation. Such half digested food Is Indeed poor nourishment for the body, brain and nerves and the result Is Bhown in irrita ble tempers, unaccountable headaches and that depressing condition usually callt'd the "blues," but how quickly all these disappear when appetite and digestion are restored. Laxative medicines only irritate the al ready Irritated stomach and bowels and have no effect upon actual digestion of food. The sensible course to follow is to make use of simple natural digestives like Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after mls until the stomach has a chanoe to recu perate. The natural digestives which every healthy stomach contains are peptones, diastase and Hydrochloric and lactic acid and when any of them are lacking the trouble begins. The reason Stuart's Dys pepsia Tablets are so valuable and suc cessful in curing stomach troubles la be cause they contain, in a pleasant concen trated tablet form all these absolutely necessary essentials for perfect digestion and assimilation of food. Henry Kirkpatrick of Lawrence. Mass., says: "Men and women whose occupation precludes an active outdoor life should make it a dally practice to use Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after meals. I have done so myself and I know positively thut I owe my present health and vigor to their daily use. "From the time I was 22 when I grad uated from school with broken health from overwork, until I was 34, I scarcely knew what it was to be free from stom ach weakness. I had no appetite what ever for breakfast and very little for any other meal. 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