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SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 7. 1901. SATURDAY EVENING. :: Pages 9 to 16. '. . . AT THEJAPITAL Beiuiniscence of Ex-Senator E, G. Boss, of Kansas. How lie Refused Any Reward From President Johnson. ABOUT CAPT. CROZIER. Uossip About His Promotion and His Uun Carriage. . Important DiscoTery in Ento mology by Kansan. "Washington, Dec. 7. Mr. John F. Coyle, a well known veteran newspaper man of Washington, recently indulged in some reminiscences concerning ex- Senator Ross of Kansas, and the im neachment of Andrew Johnson. He said: "Those who were not here at that time can form but a very faint idea of the anxiety which prevailed awaiting the vote of Senator Koss on that ques tion, of which no one but himself was cognizant. With ex-Senator Voorhees I awaited the result at my office in the Intelligencer building, and as intimate as Mr. Voorhees was with fcenator tos&, lie had no knowledge of how his vote would be cast. When the announce ment came, we hastened to the White House, to congratulate the president, where we found quite a crowd of his friends assembled, all exuberant in the joy of his acquittal, while the president himself was as calm as he had been through the whole contest, perfectly confident of the result in his favor. "Some days after the result was known, I called at the request of Mr. Johnson to express his thanks to Sen ator Ross and to tender him any favor for himself or friends the administra tion could bestow. Senator Ross, thanking the president for his kindly offers, declined to receive for himself or friends any favor from the admin istration. He said he voted in accord ance with the convictions of his own conscience, and declared he did not re gard the president as under any obli gation to him. He also requested me to say to the president that anyone who asked favors of the administration in his name was wholly unauthorized. I don't think he ever saw the president after the adjournment of the senate, when he returned to his home and soon after renewed his occupation as a printer. "During Mr. Cleveland's administra tion there was quite a contest for the governorship of New Mexico, and among the applicants was Judge Trimble, of Kentucky, than whom no better qualified person existed for any official position the government had at its disposal. Senator Beck, of Ken tucky, called upon the president to add his recommendation of his friend Judge Trimble for the position, with many others. In conversation with the presi dent he learned that ex-Senator Ross name had been presented for the posi tion and was most strenuously urged by the friends of the administration. On learning this fact. Senator Beck said: 'Well, Mr. President, if I had the appointment to make, despite my inter est in my friend Judge Trimble, I would appoint ex-Senator Ross, who endured puch persecution for the courage he ex hibited in the conscientious discharge of his duty in voting against the im peachment of President Johnson.' " It is stated that Senator Ross has re cently published a volume of personal reminiscences. Ex-Senator Peffer is working away assiduously on an index to the discus sions in the United States congress, by subjects. This index is to be in three parts: Part I covers the period from 1789 to lSliS, part II extends from 1825 to 1861, while part III will include the years from 1861 to iy03. or the termi nation of the present congress. The great need of such a work has long been apparent on account of ques tions of national and international im portance having from time to time de veloped, which have rendered it neces sary for those who were called to solve them to search for precedents con tained in former legislative action, and information concerning the current public opinion expressed in former times, as well as the arguments ad vanced in congressional debates either for. or against certain important ques tions. Especially was this the case dur ing the progress of legislation relating to the government and control of the colonial possessions or dependencies resulting from the recent Spanish American war. The enormous amount of labor in volved in the careful and intelligent arrangement of this table of contents of every report of congress since 17&9 may be more fully appreciated when it Is considered that these reports so far as they have been officially recognized, are recorded in four sets of books, namely: Annals of Congress, 41 vol umes; Congressional Debates, 32 vol umes; Congressional Globe, 124 volumes, and the Congressional Record to date, 182 volumes in all, 379 volumes con taining in the aggregate about 350.000 pages, the size of those of the Con gressional Record. "The first and second parts are now undergoing a final revision, and will be ready for the printer by the end of the present month. The balance of the work will be finished during next year," Said Mr. Peffer. "I expect to offer my manuscript to congress the next session at the cost of the labor in preparing it, to be dis tributed as a public document. I esti mate the index will contain about 400 pages of the usual document size. The aggregate time employed by me upon the Index to carry it down to and includ ing the reports of the present congress will comprise fully two years. "Judging from my somewhat extend ed experience as a newspaper man. I am confident that every editor of the leading newspapers and periodicals throughout the country will be partic ularly interested in the Index and will appreciate its value, especially when any new and important question of na tional character arises, such, for In stance, as the acquisition of new ter ritory by the government and the con trol of the same. It will also be of the greatest assistance to college and ether librarians everywhere. "The fact that the Index is separated Into three parts, each covering a dis tinct period of national legislation and growtit, will enable the first two parts to ke published at once and to become immediately available to the public. The third and last part may be added t thejB wtiH completed, forming a ULfls convenient volume" S Put Mjr ttua "Senator Bur ton, of Kansas, has shaved off his black mustache. With smooth face and coal black hair, plastered down his fore head, he looks like an actor who is weighed down with gloomy thoughts. No tragedy would be too deep for him, no situation too intense to be beyond his reach. "Perhaps he was an actor once, who knows? The Congressional Directory is silent on the subject. Burton's bi ography only occupies three lines in that compendium of personal informa tion. And these three lines only state his name, the fact that he was elected to the senate to succeed Lucien Baker, and that his term of service will expire March 2, 1907. So that, if in the past he trod the boards in guise of Richard HI or Othello, or Hamlet, there is nothing to prove it His actor-like fea tures and his stately walk are only evidences of circumstantial character, and may, perhaps, mislead." Dr. W. D. Bigelow (Gardner, Johnson county,) who has for several years oc cupied a prominent position in the bureau of chemistry of the department of agriculture, has been selected to in stall the exhibit of the bureau of chem istry at the Charleston exposition. William Allen White the whole literary world knows him is at The Normandie. His purpose here is to "write up" the opening of congress for a Philadelphia journal. William D. Harris, of Topeka, is at the Shoreham. He was interviewed by the Post and stood up vigorously for Kansas. Hon. James Wilson, secretary of agriculture, is pardonably happy over the prospect of successful efforts made to find a natural enemy to the San Jose scale which has proved to be such a scourge to the fruit industry of our country from Maryland to California Kansas will take special pride in this discovery because it was made by Mr. Charles L. Marlatt (of Manhattan). who is first assistant entomologist of the United States department of agricul ture. This is what Secretary W'ilson has to say on the matter: "Ever since the appearance of the San Jose scale in the United States the question of itsi original home has been a mooted one; and, since none of the parasitic and pre datory insects of this country seem to be very efficient in destroying this scale, it has become an important point to decide, if possible, the question of the original home of the destructive insect, since it is quite fair to suppose that if efficient parasites are to be found they will be found in the original home of the scale. The importance of this quest can hardly be overestimated since the damage which the San Jose scale has done to the fruit growing interests of the country, especially of the eastern states, is almost beyond estimate. "The evidence accumulating during the past two or three years had seemed to show that very possibly this scale was originally imported into this coun try from Japan, and in the spring of the present year the assistant ento mologist, Mr. Marlatt, was sent to Japan for the purpose of studying the question on the ground. Unexpectedly to most entomologists, although not to the entomological force of the depart ment of agriculture it was quite defi nitely ascertained that the San Jose scale is not indigenous to Japan, but that, quite to the contrary, it was in troduced into that country from the United States upon fruit stock at sev eral different times and at several dif ferent points. The most careful search failed to reveal the scale in portions of Japan where American plants had not been introduced. Mr. Marlatt's travels in the Japanese empire lasted about five months, and having satisfied him self, as just stated, he proceeded to China, visiting Chefoo, the port of the great foreign fruit district of North China, where the industry was started by a missionary (Dr. jNevlns) some thirty years ago, since which time it has extended over the province. "At Tientsin the same condition were found in the fruit markets, and in the city gardens and private yards the San Jose scale was found on a flower ing shrub from North China. In all the region between Tientsin and Pekin and the Chinese wall native fruits only are grown, and no foreign stock of any kind has ever been introduced. Apples, pears, peaches, apricots and plums are extensively grown on the sunny slopes of all the hills south of the Great Wall. The San Jose scale in this district could not have come from any foreign coun try, as there have been no importations and the fruits are all of native sorts. The scale occurs very seatteringly, al though generally, just as it should if native, and is in a state of balance with its native natural enemies. It has a natural enemy, everywhere present and efficient, a ladybird beetle known as Chilocorus similis. From this evidence Mr. Marlatt concludes without doubt that the San Jose scale is a native of North China. He has collected many specimens of this efficient natural en emy and has forwarded then to Wash ington. Steps will be taken to estab lish and acclimatize this important species, and it is hoped that it will prove as efficient against the San Jose scale in this country as it has in its native home. It is not beyond the bounds of probability that this impor tation will prove to be one of extreme value to the fruit growers of the United States." The trial of Mrs. Lola Ida Bonine, who some Kansas people are pleased to call a Kansan because she once lived a short time at Richmond, is now drawing to a close in this city. The Washington Star remarks that with nearly $ii0 in the bank for every person in Kansas, "the reorganization of the Populist party may be regarded as indef initely postponed." Mr. B. W. Westgate, master of the State Grange of Kansas, accompanied by his daughter. Miss Winnifred, spent three days recently in this cttv. He has been traveling during the past three months through New Kngland in the interests of the Grange and is now on his way home to Manhattan. Prof. Metcalfe, formerlv professor of elocution in the Kansas State Agricultu ral college, is now professor of expression in Ralston university of this city. Although Captain William Crozier left Kansas to enter West Point in 1S72. he is still a Kansan. and the state takes pride in his promotion on the 22d from captain to brigadier general and chief of ord nance, which appointment holds for life or retirement. He is the son of Judge Cro zier. who once represented Kansas in the United States senate. It would be interesting but probably not pleasant to hear the remarks of the offi cers of the army on this promotion, which is one of merit only. The army has no regard for a merit svstem which makes it possible for an officer to be promoted over the heads of those who are his sen iors in rank. Captain Crozier is pro moted over four colonels, six lieutenants, twelve majors and five captains. Captain Crozier is one of the energetic men of the army. He is full of energy, notwithstand ing a frail physical constitution which has kept him on sick leave to some extent within recent years. He and Gen. Buf flngton are great friends, they being the joint inventors of the disappearing gun, carriage system, which is now in adoption at our se&coast fortifications. It Is this same gun carriage, the Crotzier-BurTing-ton type, which caused so much contro versy among the ordnance officials and the members of the board of ordnance and fortification. The fact that he will by virtue of his office as chief of ordnance become a member of the board of ordnance and for tification, shows that this subject of dis appearing gun carriages will continue to be one of discussion and controversy as it is not at ail believed that he will recede from his position, which was that of Gen. BufEington that the disappearing gun car riage is a success and should be adopted instead of a barbette or stationary car riage. When we read of the good work done toward stamping out yellow fever in Cu ba we remember that it is done -under the direction of Surgeon General Sternberg, and we also remember that he is a Kan san. The surgeon general has given out an astonishing and most gratifying piece of news concerning the work of his bu reau in Cuba to the effect that there was not a single case of yellow fever in Ha vana during the month of October, which is usually the severest month of the year. During the past ten years the average number of deaths during the month of Oc tober from yellow fever was 66.27. In Oc tober. IStti, there were 240 deaths and 25 in 1S99, the lowest rate in the past decade. -In October. 190, there were 30S cases and 74 deaths; but this year there was no case of the fever there. All this great work is accomplished by simply assuming that the mosquito carries the contagion and the whole opposition is to that insect. The success of Gen. Sternberg's work is won derful and points the way to forever keep it out of our southern cities hereafter. The Washington Times says: "The offi ces of the assistant secretary of the in terior, Thomas Ryan, and his private sec retary, J. F. Tufts, are the rallying grounds for Kansas people. Senator, rep resentative, governor, literary man, or merchant, if he be from the common wealth of Funston and John Brown, is sure to gravitate to Judge Ryan's office before he has been in Washington a day. The assistant secretary is one of the most popular men in the state." The secretary of war is convinced that it is essential to the proper discipline and education of the army that several schools of military instruction should be located in the west. It is understood that these schools will be under one principal school, which will be located at Fort Ri lev or Fort Leavenworth. The object of these schools is to supplement the mili tary training received at West Point. He will make some recommendation of this character to congress. Mr. Charles A. Davis of Junction City has accepted a position in the government printing office. He was at one time su perintendent of the Agricultural college at Manhattan and is one of the sons of ex-Congressman John Davis. Sam Foster of Marysville is in Wash ington and will remain during the session of congress. OLD-TIME INDIAN WEDDING Horses, Buggy and Harness Paid For Daughter of Gov. Big Hill Joe. Guthrie, Ok., Dec. 7. Mr. Peter Red Eagle and Miss Celia Pawnee-no-Pashee, twq of the most prominent young people among the Osage Indians, were married Friday at the Salt Creek camp near Ralston. The ceremony was according to the time-honored rites of the Osages and the price paid for the bride was one of the highest ever known in the Osage nation. Twenty four head of horses, a buggy, a set of harness and many other articles besides changed hands when the bride left her home to take up her abode in her hus band's lodge. The affair was in every particular a swell one from the Indian standpoint. The bride is the youngest daughter of Big Hill Joe, the first gov ernor of the Osage nation. Keep These in Your Pantry ftll the Time: JLagle '.Health. Pa.nca.lie Flour. Eagle Healtbi Breakfast Food. Eagle Health Self-Rising BucKwheat. Ralston $ Made in Topeka from Kansas best cereals by Kansas labor and with Kansas capital. Ask your dealer for these you not only get the best there is but you help build up a Kansas Manufactory, and keep the money in Kansas. J ALL MANUFACTURED BY THE "R. AT.STOM YRAT f.O TOPF.KA KANSAS. TOPEKAJOCIETY. Past Week lias Been a Round of Gaiety. Many Social Events Both Large and Small. AMONG THE CLUBS. H. G. Larimer Talks to Reading Circle About Moore. Items of a Social and Personal Mature. The past week has been one continued round of gaiety. There were affairs both large and small which will cause it to be remembered as one of the most pleasant of the season. Monday afternoon Mrs. James B. Hayden entertained the Monday club and a number of guests very pleasantly- The same afternoon Mrs. Carl W. Nellis en tertained the Chafing Dish club at its regular meeting. In the evening the marriage of Miss Neal Hough and Mr. Victor Boone took place at Grace Cathedral. The wedding was small and informal and Mr. and Mrs. Boone left at once for a few days in Kansas City before going to Anthony where they will make their home for the present. Tuesday noon Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Perry Tewksbury celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage with a dinner party at their home at 1400 Kill more street. In the evening they enter tained about forty of their friends very informally. The Felicity club was entertained in the afternoon by Mrs. Edwin Lang. The Manola club danced in the even ing at Hudson's hall. Wednesday afternoon Mrs. E. H. Anderson and Mrs. E. W. Poindexter gave one of the largest and most elab orate receptions of the season at the home of Mrs. Anderson on Tyler street. The decorations were exquisite, the ladies all handsomely gowned and the affair was a charming one. The same afternoon Mrs. Walter Cust gave an informal thimble party at her home in Potwin complimentary to Mrs. Lotta Bower Grierson of Los Angeles. There were about a dozen guests, all old school friends of the guest of honor. At six o'clock in the evening Miss Cora Nell Backus and Mr. Hugo De Muth were married at the home of the bride's mother in Oakland, after which they went to their own home on Van Buren street where they held an infor mal reception. Thursday afternoon Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Poindexter gave a second de lightful reception; there were about six hundred and fifty guests . entertained both afternoons. The same afternoon Mrs. Edwin . Healths Knowles and Miss Mabel Knowles were the hostesses at an enjoyable reception at their home at 1000 Taylor street. The entire house was attractively decorated. Mrs. C. C. K. Scoville of Seneca and Miss Ruth Hayden of Holton were guests of honor. Thursday afternoon Misses Anna and Sue Herbst and Miss Louise Kellanm gave a Chancel Chapter tea at the home of the Misses Herbst, which was quite a successful affair. The Federation meeting the same af ternoon was one of the most interest ing events of the week Friday afternoon Mrs. Walter Cust gave a large- and enjoyable card party in honor of Mrs. Lotta Bower Grierson. The Ceramic Exhibit opened in the morning at the First Congregational church and will continue until six o'clock Saturday evening. A Studio tea was given at Washburn college by Mrs, L. D. Whittemore and Mrs. Clark. , A six o'clock dinner Friday at the home of Mrs. Emma Evarts was one of the pleasant events. The Hyperion club gave its regular dancing party at Steinberg's hall. In addition to the affairs mentioned above were many small and informal affairs in addition to the regular list of club meetings. A Pleasant Affair. Mrs. Emma Evarts entertained adoz en guests at a delightful dinner party Friday evening at 7 o'clock at her home oh Buchanan street. The long table had a prettr floral center piece and the din ner was served in three courses. Mrs. Evart's guests were: Miss Lulu Fordyce, Miss Nellie Wetherholt, Miss Raber, Miss Ned Griffltt, Miss Ella Mil lard, Mrs. Anna Gibb, Miss Emma Mil ler, Miss Jennie Simmons, Miss Ada Simmons, Miss Louise Penney of Hutch inson, Miss Gertrude Babcock and Miss Lizzie Boyle. A Marriage Announcement The marriage of Miss Anna TJmpleby, daughter of Mrs. S. A. Umpleby, and Mr. Charles C. Graves of Oklahoma City, Ok., will take place Wednesday evening, December 18, at the home of the bride's mother at 508 Jefferson street at 8:30. The Ruskin Club. The Ruskin Art club met Monday, December 2, at the home of Miss Grace Adams at 211 Tyler street. Two very interesting papers were read; one on "Greek Architecture" by Mrs. O. B. Martin, and the other "Greek Sculp ture and Painting," by Miss Ella E. Dennis. The next meeting will be held December 16, and it was decided to in vite the members of the Ceramic club to be their guests on that occasion. The Lakota Club. The regular meeting of the Lakota club was held Monday afternoon at the home of Miss Willa Rodgers on Monroe street. The topic of the afternoon was: "France in North America." The pro gramme was as follows: - Reading, 'American History Told -by Contemporaries," Hart Miss Josephine Shellabarger. Paper, "The Influence of Religious Belief Upon the Colonization of North America" Miss Mary Thompson. Reading, "American History Told by Contemporaries," Hart Miss Willa Rodgers. If east. Paper, "The Jesuits in America" Mrs. David Palmer. Reading, "LaSalle," Parkham Mrs. Charles Kleinhans. Miss Kate Gunther led the discussion on the subject, "Why, among all other colonists, have the French Canadians and Louisiana Creoles escaped being anglicized?" Club Notes. The Nineteenth Century club held a pleasant meeting Monday 'afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. T. Herrick, on Tyler street, Mrs. Henry Bennett and Mrs. R. B. Kepiey, the two out of town members of the club, were guests of the afternoon. At the regular meeting of the Spald ing Reading circle Monday evening Mr. H. G. Iarimer delivered the second of the series of lectures he is giving be fore that organization. His subject Monday evening was "Thomas Moore." The Shakespeare club will hold its regular meeting next Tuesday after noon at the home of Mrs. DeWitte Nel lis. on West Fifth street. The next meeting of the Vincent Chautauqua circle will be held at the home of Miss Edna Hey wood, Thurs day evening, December 12. The Woman's club has charge of a very successful industrial school in the Episcopal mission on East Sixth ave nue. Mrs. J. F. Daniels is the leader. The Daughters of the King will assist with the work during the year. At the regular meeting of the Nlnde Chautauqua Monday evening the fol lowing programme will be given: Roll call will be responded to with current events; "Studies in Italian Poetry," to page 38, Miss Sheerer; "American Diplo macy," chapter 5, Mr. T. J. Scott. Musical Notes. The St. Cecelia club is a music club devoted to the study of opera and ora torio. Miss Cora Eby is president; Miss Blanche Carnaiian, vice president; Miss Margaret Giffin, secretary, and Miss Gertrude Hart, treasurer. They held their last monthly meeting on last Monday. The subject of study was "Scarlatti and Monteverdi in Oratorio." A paper was read by Miss Hart, and discussions were given by Miss Dock ing, Mrs. Berry, Miss ' Brentnall and Miss Wellman. Current events were reviewed by Miss Walker." Miss Furnas, the vocal teacher at Bethany college, will go to Texas to spend the winter, and during her ab sence her position in the college will be filled by Miss Turner, of Lincoln, Nebraska. A new clavier practice piano has been put in the pianp studio at Bethany, and the old one is used down stairs by the pupils. Prof. Penny delivered the second of his course of ten lectures on "Architec tonics of Musical Composition" before the Ladies" Music club this week. The subject of the lecture was "The Musical Sentence; the Phrase and its Exten sions." The subject of study for the day was "Women Composers." Mrs. Frank Foster sang a song of her own composition entitled "Auf Wiedersehen," accompanied with a cello obltgato by Mr. Schwartzkopf. ' The masical programme for the meet ing of the State Historical society cele brating their twenty-fifth anniversary, on December 17, will be furnished by the Ladies' Music club. Mrs. Foster will sing one of her own. compositions, with violin obligato. .Continued on Page 6J 1 MISTAKEN IDENTITY Kansas City, Dec. 7. M. H. Allen, charged with passing forged check on several local merchants, was convicted today and his punishment assessed at five years in the fcieriitentiary. Allen was arrested in San Francisco two months ago. He insists that it is a casa of mistaken identity and that his name is Truman L. Nye. Allen says he left St. Paul In August last, traveling tt Detroit, Buffalo, Omaha and San Fran cisco. He was arrested while taking a. trunk containing considerable Jewelry and other articles from the depot. He asserted that the trunk belonged to am uncle named Barrons, who was in San Francisco at the time. Broken Vow Costs $5,000. Mattoon, 111., Dec. 7. In the Edgar county circuit court at Paris Miss Rosa. Ella Graham, daughter of a wealthy citizen here, has been awarded $3,000 damages against Harnett T. Morrow for breach of promise. Morrow belongs to a wealthy family and for two years was openly devoted to Miss Graham. Miss Graham alleged that the wedding; day was set. but three days befora Morrow left for Oklahoma without bid ding her farewell. Several months later he returned and refused to keep the engagement. Miss Graham declared she still loved Morrow and cared nothing for the money if he would make her hia wife. The jury almost instantly found Judgment for the amount sued for. THE TRUTH IN A NUTSHELL Theo. Gillespie Tells in a. 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