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HE COULD NOT WHITE.
Negro Serving Time in Ohio For Al
Columbus, C, Dec 26. James P. Rob
erts, a colored jconvict from Green
county, is now serving his third term
in the penitentiary on a forgery charge,
yet he cannot write.
The prisoner was received at the in
stitution April 16, 1809, and since arriv
ing has protested his innocence. He
was convicted at Xenia, his home town,
of forging the name of Jordan Robb, a
groceryraan, to a check for $200, and
one of Roberts' defenses was that he
could not write his own name. Roberts
has maintained that the alleged forged
check was never introduced in evidence
and could not be, and states that be is
the victim of a plot.
After serving all but a month of his
term certain information comes forth
which seems to proclaim Roberts not
guilty as charged. Last Saturday he
received a communication from a man
signing his name as John Williams, of
Chicago .The ietter ia dated Columbus,
December 18, and it appears that Wil
liams came to this city to hold an in
terview with Roberts and failed. The
"You are not guilty of the crime of
forgery, and I don't see how the court
convicted you when you did not know
of such a check. I won the check on
January 18, 1899, playing poker in John
Adams' place, in Xenia.
"The next day I saw in the papers o?
your arrest, and Mr. Bobb's statement
that he did not sign the check. Then I
asked an attorney about it, and he told
me that they could not send you to
prison without the check being produc
ed in evidence."
One of the Jurors' who was responsi
ble for the verdict against Roberts is
now employed as guard at the penitentiary-
He states that the check was
not introduced as evidence, but that
the prisoner was .onvicted on the state
ment of the officials of the Citizen's
National Eank of Xenia and others.
Roberts was first sent up from Shelby
county in 1882, and in 18S3 from Dela
ware, both times for forgery.
Woman's Missionary Society.
Tiie December meeting of the Worn .
en's Missionary society will ba held in
the parlor of ths First Presbyterian
church, Friday, December 2? at 2:30 p.
m. Leader, Mrs. J. M. Townsend.
2 : 30 Devotional.
Missionary letters, Mrs. W. W. Mills.
Current events on "Syria,' by Mrs.
J. Thomas and others who have been
Home mission topic, "The Mountain
eers." Mrs. C. E. Wardin.
Solo, Mrs. J. W. F. Hughes.
Mission study, "The Century In Per
sia." Paper, "The Country, People, Relig
ions and Pioneer Work in Persia," Miss
Harp solo, Mrs. F. F. Brown.
Paper, "Woman and the Gospel in
Persia," Miss Margaret WeiBS.
Paper, "The Evangelistic, Education
al, and Medical .Work in Persia." Mrs.
F. M Oldham.
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FOLEY II AS GIVEN UP.
No Longer Hopes to Be Appointed
Washington, Dec.26. Peter Foley, the
postmaster at Parsons. Kan., will, it is
understood, not press his application
for reappointment by President Hoose
velt. Mr. Foley was appointed post
master during the recess of congress
by the late President McKinley.Oharges
were niea against him, and his case
was before Postmaster General Smith
and President Roosevelt for some time.
Mr. Foley before leaving for his home.
stated that he had practically abandon
ea nope or receiving an appointmen
from President Roosevelt, and would
not urge his case any further. It ia
expected that an appointment for the
position will be announced soon after
AT THE PLAY LAST NIGHT.
"The Eleventh Hour" drew two large
uuiiiui:ra a v rn wrora yesteraay. it
is a Lincoln J. Carter producetion. He
is the Chicago man who is responsible
lur xne xornaao, xne tast AlaJi,
and all kinds of plays with disseotin
rooms, switch shanties and the like in
mem. They were all pretty bad. The
name of Carter is no guarantee that the
production will be good, but iri"his latest
melodrama, "The Eleventh Hour." ke has
outdone nimselr. As a melodrama pure
and simple the play is first class. The
company handling the piece is a capable
one and if U J. C. continues tproduce
plays of the variety of "The Eleventh
Hour" his name will be a synonym for
in ai. ciass meioarama.
HELLO GIRLS FA YORE D.
Telephone Operators Remembered oa
If anybody thinks subscribers to the tel
ephone exchanges are unappreclativa of
the work of th operators they skould
have seem the string of gifts which were
sent Into the Topeka exchange of the Bell
company on Christmas day. The South
western Fuel company was particularly
generous in remembering the operators,
and nearly all the leading firms of the
city gave some token of appreciation. One
of the "hello" girls received six pounds
of candy from the head of a prominent
business house. She is sick today. The
other operators were remembered similar
ly and not only local, but those working
the toll lines came in. for a share of the
The report that the operators were
obliged to put in full time all of Christ
mas day was a mistake. In the forenoon
it was necessary to keep a large force on
amy, Dut in tne axternoon most or them
were relieved from service, and all were
given two hours in which to eat their
Was Shot Eleven Times.
Hudson. N. T.. Dec 26. Peter A. Hal
lenback, a well known farmer, was shot
to death last nigrht at his home near
Greenport, Columbia county. Eleven shots
were nrea ana .ail tooK enect. rnree men
were seen later driviner toward Catskill
station and it was supposed Hallenback
had been shot bv robbers. Four men wero
arrested at KmaernooK onsuspioion. 'rnree
or tnem are nepnews or tne muraerea man.
They are Barton VonWormer, Willis Von
Wouner and FVed VonWormer. The
fourth man is Harvey Bruce, a cousin of
the von warmers. Ail tne prisoners are
under 2 years or age.
After men and women
axe 50 years of age,
they begin to
ture meant it
that way. If
they have not
50 years, no
kind of medi-q
cine is needed.
every one of
us works too
hard, eats or drinks too
much, or abuses the body
some way. Then aches and
pains come. In all cases
of pain in Old Age, the
body should be thoroughly
rubbed with Omega Oil.
The Oil not only stops the
SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS
Topeka doctors are busy today.
Topeka has surrendered to the teach
A new elevator will be put in the Col
There will be no cases tried in the
district court until January 3.
The city was enveloped in a London
fog last night and this morning.
The Wichita teachers arrived in a
special car at 4:40 this morning.
F. Cook and family, of Valley Falls,
nave been spending a few days in l'
Lyon county has a delegation of forty
teachers here attending the state meet
ing. Silby Kelly wrote his father, H. B.
Kelly, a check for $1,000 for a Christmas
Charles B. Hanford will be at the
Crawford tonight in . "The Taming of
"Cider" Smith said something about
misty weather on December 2b several
day in advance.
"W. W. Carr, day Associated Press op
erator, has returned from a visit of a
week in Eudora.
Observer Jennings used a nutmeg
grater this morning to measure the
density of the fog.
J. R. Ness, of Topeka. has gone to
Chanute to begin his work as traveling
auditor for the Santa Fe.
The A. D. T. boys were all presented
with new suits yesterday by the man
agement of the company.
Topeka was treated to a sample of
southern race wars last evening with
the difference that no one was killed.
All of the late night and early morn
ing trains brought in big delegations of
teachers attending the annual gather
ing. The streets appeared, deserted yester
day ia comparison with the day before
when Christmas shopping was at its
H. J. BeveUe. formerly manager of the
Western Union here, has a position as
day operator in the Santa Fe general
A Toneka bachelor who is a close
observer says that Kansas school
ma'ams are growing better looking ev
Not a Christmas tree burned yester
day and no one shot Santa Claus by
mistake for a burglar. The millennium
The regular yearly meeting of the
Commercial club will be held on Janu
ary 8. The election of officers will oc
cur at that time-
Students and graduates of Baker uni
versity will hold a reception and re
union this afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 in
the senate chamber.
A song and music recital will be
given Friday evening at the home of
Mrs. C. G. Foster by the members of
the Foster Humane society.
You have remembered everybody but
yourself for Christmas. Why not get a
suit. Jno. F. McManus & Co., tailors.
are showing some beauties.
Many Topeka young folks misjudged
their capacity on Christmas day and
they saw things not on the programme
while they slept last night.
The small boy who received his first
pair of skates from Santa Claus is
wishing for a repetition of the cold
weather of a week ago.
Observer Jenning will not allow any
jokes in his presence about this fog
being the London kind. He says it is
the straight Kaw valley variety.
Representatives of the Knights of the
Protected Ark, a beneficiary order, will
hold their national council in Topeka,
beginning this evening, in Security hall.
Thomas Davis celebrated Christmas
by breaking into jail. He was arrested
oa a state warrant charging him with
robbing Mac Overton's grocery store in
The Topeka Choral society will sing
the "Coming of the King" tonight at
the Auditorium. It is one of the fea
tures of the State Teachers' association
meeting here this week.
M. A. Bailey, formerly a dispenser of
mathematics at the Kansas State Nor
mal is attending the State Teachers'
association.- He is now a professor in
a New York teachers' training school.
About 500 people attended the mas
querade ball given at the Auditorium
last night by the Modern Woodmen of
America. The prize for the best waltz-
ers was given to T. B. Hannlgan and
Now that Christmas is past things
will begin to be done towards the actual
realization of the Kansas Midwinter
exposition. About three-fourths of the
booth space at the exposition has been
Red seems to be a favorite color with
the schoolma'ams. One of them an
nounced during a speech last night that
there were zt red waists or . different
shades in a single section of those seat
ed in Representative hall.
Otis Ogg, of Thayer, Kas., was
brought to Topeka yesterday to have his
feet amputated. Mr. Ogg had his feet
frozen during the recent severe cold
pell. He was brought to Topeka by
Drs. Coffman and Barker, of Thayer.
Lawrence Journal: If General Met-
calf persists in his determination to live
in Lawrence, Topeka will probably in
stitute quo warranto proceedings and
make him show how he can hold an
office without residing in Topeka.
In announcing a concert by the Apol
lo club in Chicago the Record-Herald
refers as follows to a Topeka young
lady, in enumerating the singers: "Miss
Mabelle Crawford, a rising contralto.
well known in Chicago, and who has
won favor singing oratorio in western
Ticklin Harper, a brother of the no
torious Jess Harper, and considerable
of a crook on his own account, was
arrested here yesterday for violating a
parole given by the officers at Lawrence.
Harper was released rrom jau at Law
rence on condition hs would not leave
Another Death From Firs.
Philadelphia, Dec. 26. Another death
occurred today as the result of a fire
last night in the home of James H.
Connelly, in West Philadelphia. Mary
Connelly, aged 4 years, was burned to
death last night, and today Mrs. Ella
Connelly, 28 years old, wife of James
Connelly, died in a hospital from 'In
juries received through leaping from a
second-story window. Harry Connelly,
two months old, was fatally injured, and
his death is momentarily expected.
Three other members of the family who
were badly burned will recover.
Birmingham Elks Generous.
Birmingham. Ala., Dec. 26. The Elks
of Birmingham presented to the poor
people of this city a Christmas tree
loaded with gifts last night, and 2.000
children took part in the festivities.
Every poor child or woman who went
to the theater where the celebration
took place was given a silver quarter
as a present.
Texan Killed in a Duel.
Lockhart, Tex., Dec 26. As the re
sult of a duel near Coxville, Lon Baker
was Killed and Jim Carrey was Daniy
wounded. Caffey was brought here, and
is in jau.
Detroit, Mich., Deo. 2. At Gen. Alger's
residence this morning it was reported
that he had passed a very good sight. .
LOOK OUT FOR SCHEMES.
McKinley Memorial Association 1 3
' sues a Warning.
Cleveland, Dec. 26. The McKinley
Memorial association with headquarters
in this city has had its attention called
to so many enterprises of a commercial
nature, tending to make capital out of
the sentiments of public affection for
Wm. McKinley that the following state
ment has been issued by Judge Wm.
R. Day, ex-secretary of state and pres
ident of the association:
"The public is especially cautioned
against any enterprise attempting to
make capital out of the sentiments of
affection which inspired the desire to
rear at the grave of the late president
a memorial which shall fittingly honbr
his memory. It Is the desire of the
trustees that all contributions shall be
the free will offering of the people and
they respectfully request the public to
discourage all propositions which may
seem to have as their object the obtain
ing of money by giving all or part of
the proceeds to the memorial fund. The
public is hereby notified that the Mc
Kinley Memorial association has no
connection with or relation to any other
association or to any enterprise of a
Six Men Badly Hurt and Meet
ing Broken Up.
Piketon, O., Dec. 26. Six men were
fatally wounded in a general fight at a
small country church at Pike Postoffice
last night and a panic took place
among the worshippers. A series of re
ligious meetings was in progress at the
church and the building was filled when
Charles and Orrln Day appeared slight
ly intoxicated and; announced that
"they had come to clean out the Leggs'
a family with which the Days had had
A general fight resulted in the church
and around it. Women and children
sought safety from revolvers an.l
knives by jumping out of the windows.
Only the minister, Mr. Dowe remained.
At the close six men lay fatally hurt,
Charles and Orrin Day, Wesley Legg,
Joseph Williams, John Currant and Ije-
banon Williams. Physicians were call
ed from Piketon and Idaho to attend
the wounded men and the sheriff was
notified. Many others were slightly in
MUST LEAVE LA COSTA.
Spanish Squatters Are Warned
to Vacate the Island.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 26. The
Spanish squatters on the Island of La
Costa government reservation, near the
mouth of Charlotte harbor, must leave
there at once, under orders from the
treasury department. The. revenue cut
ter Hamilton, acting under orders., visi
ted the island last week and Lieutenant
F. S. VanBasgeriok delivered the
ultimatum to the squatters. There were
about 40, including men, women and
children. They were found on the xSeacb
Over a year ago the cutter McLean
visited the island and captured a num
ber of smugglers. They found that the
island was made a rendezvous for
smuggling liquors Into the Florida
mainland, the fishing business being
only a ruse. The island contains sev
eral hundred acres. Most of the people
there are Spanish.
If the squatters refuse to go within
30 days or so troops from Key West will
De sent to take tnem away.
IS SHOT DEAD.
Girl's Awful Mistake Is Fatal to
Duck Hill, Miss., Dec. . 26. Frank
Royal, a young man, was shot and kill
ed near this place last night by the
daughter of his brother-in-law, J. S
Mills, whom he and his wife were visit
ing. Mills and Royal left for town in
the evening and upon their return
Royal, for1 the sake of a joke, failed to
answer JVirs. Mills, who called to him
as he started to enter the hallway.
Beatrice Mills, a 14-year-old girl, think
ing it some person bent on mischief,
seized a shotgun and fired the entire
load into Royal's heart as he opened the
TARIFF MAKES TROUBLE.
Australia Appears to Be No Excep
tion to the Rule.
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 26. H. W. Mon
tague, ex-secretary of state of Canada,
arrived by the steamer Aorangi from
Australia yesterday. Speaking of the
federation in the South seas, he said
that the recent tariff will greatly affect
trade with Canada and the United
States, but a market could be found for
machinery, wheat, manufactured fabrics
and other goods from this continent.
The people of Australia are much
stirred up over the new tariff. The
great political questions in Australia at
present are the high tariff and colored
labor. Upon the settlement of the lat
ter depended largely the sugar industry
of Queensland. The passage of acts re
stricting Kanaka immigration will
greatly affect sugar plantations. The
doctor attended the opening of the new
federal parliament, which was a mag
nificent reception. Australians have
greatly advanced in labor legislation,
having a minimum wage and pension
for workmen of over 65 years. The fed
eration is anxiously awaiting the con
struction of the Pacific cable.
Palace on the
Bam to Be
New Tork, Dec. 2S. Queen Wilhel
mina is . again considering her project
of restoring to the city of Amsterdam
the royal palace on the Dam, says a
dispatch from The Hague to the Journal
and American. This palace, which has
sometimes been described as the eighth
wonder of the world, was built some 300
years ago, and until the beginning of
the nineteenth century was the head
quarters of the municipality of Amster
dam. Louis Bonaparte, however, when
king of Holland, established his resi
dence there, and it has ever since re
mained the Amsterdam abode of the
sovereign of The Netherlands. It is,
however, rarely occupied by the queen.
Learning that the city was about to be
asked to provide at a large cost a new
town hall, the existing Hotel de Vllle be
ing no longer adequate to the require
ments of the municipal administration,
she announced her intention of restoring
the fine palace oai the Dam to the use
for which it was originally intended,
and to turn It over to the authorities
of Amsterdam. Her action in the mat
ter has greatly pleased the people of
MILLIONS IN SIGHT
When Edward Taylor Bradford, the
New Tork. Dec. 26. Regarding the
report that Edward Taylor Bradford
the inventor and mining engineer, had
suceeded in disposing of his interests in
a patent smelter for over a million dol
lars just previous to his death in this
city, Alfred C. Purdy, a partner of the
dead man, said:
"Mr. Bradford had perfected a smelt
er which decreased the expense of re
ducing ores by two-thirds, an invention
to which he had devoted the greater
portion of his professional life. One of
his smelters is in practical operation in
Utah, and another is being erected in
the state of Washington. In addition
to this he was negotiating the sale of a
rich mine in Alaska under an arrange
raent by which he was to receive a large
block of stock. I was his partner and
we were negotiating with four promi
nent bankers of this city. Mr. Bradford
was a comparatively poor man. but
am sure that within a year he would
have realized from $1,000,000 to $1,250,000.
I am going to try to save part of this
money for his estate, but I am not sure
what 1 can do. His home was in Den
ver, where he leaves a wife, a son and
two daughters. I have received word
from Mrs. Bradford to send her hus
band's body to Denver, and will comply
with her request today."
Hundred Kegs MoYing
Down the Delaware.
Philadelphia, Dec 26. Five hundred
kegs of beer are due to reach Philadel
phia from a Northampton brewery some
time today. They are coming by water,
each on its own account. Not willing
to let this treasure go to waste, the
population of the river front is spending
the Hours in skiffs upon the Delaware.
The beer kegs were stacked upon i
platform outside the brewery at North
ampton. Undermined by the freshet,
the supports gave way and the kegs
tumbled into the river. The brewery ad
vertised a reward of 15 cents for each
key, empty or full. Some of the kegs
are empty, but the majority of them
are said to be full and floating, with
Just an inch or two showing above the
It is expected that they will get here
by noon, if not before.
THREE NEGROES KILLED.
Christmas Say at Bhreveport
Far From Peaceful.
Shreveport, La., Dec 26. Christmas
day had its trail of bloodshed and fire
in Shreveport. There were three kill
ings, all of the victims being negroes,
and a fire which destroyed property
valued at $70,000. The three killings re
ported were those of Jack Ryan, colored,
who was shot by an unknown; Hezekiah
Ewell, shot and killed by Charles Bell,
and the body of an unknown negro was
found in what is known as Wilson alley.
An examination by the coroner revealed
an ugly bullet wound in the right side
of the unknown man. No arrests were
made in connection with any of the
WHITE HOUSE CLOSED.
Will Not Reopen Until After
New Year's Day.
Washington, Dec. 26. The White
House will remain closed until New
Tear's day. Only visitors having urg
ent and Important business will be seen
by the president during the coming
week. Mr& Roosevelt and the children
with Dr. Rixey will sail down the Po
tomac this afternoon on the government
yacht Dolphin. They will be gone sev
eral days. A portion of the time will be
spent at a club house on an island near
Quantico, va., about ZO miles irom
Washington, and Dr. Rixey and Theo
dore, jr., expect to have some duck
shooting from the club's blinds. The
president will remain here while tne
family is away. He will entertain some
of his friends at luncheon and dinner
Aged Man to the Boor and
Shoot Him Bead. i
Paris, Tex., Dec. 26. Rev. J. H. Mc-
Clinton, living near Deport, was called
to his door at an early hour this morn
ing and shot to death by a crowd of
men. He claimed to nave recognized
some of thenx and gave their names to
officers before dying.
Soldier Stabbed in Saloon Row.
San Francisco, Dec. 26. During a row
in a saloon near the Presidio, William
Ross of the coast artillery was stabbed
by an unknown soldier. A riot followed.
Stones and bricks were thrown and two
shots were fired. About one thousand
soldiers, it is estimated, gathered. The
provo guard and police had to be called
out to restore order. Fifty-nine soldiers
were put in the gvardnouse and 15 otners
taken to the police station. Ross was not
badly hurt. During the row Policeman
Brown was struck by a stone which in
flicted a slight scalp wound.
Fewer Warships Being Built.
New York. Dec 26. According to the
London correspondent of the Tribune
this has been a good shipbuilding year for
Great Britain, but there has been a note
worthy diminuition in the number of war
ships built for foreign powers. The ves
sels included in this year's return are
principally for Japan, and at the prpesent
moment there are practically no large
ships building for foreign navies. The
falling off in orders is attributed to polit
Col. Renfro of Texas Bead.
San Antonio. Tex., Dec. 26. Col. R. B.
Renfro of Brownsville.a prominent Tex
as politician and one of the leading
Republicans of this state, died at Cor
pus Christi last night. He was collec
tor of customs at Brownsville, Texas.,
during President Harrison's adminis
Cotton Oil Mill Plant Burned.
Florence. S. C Dec 26. The cotton
oil mill plant owned by the Virginia-
Carolina Chemical company, with 600
tons of cottonseed and products, was
destroyed by fire last night, causing a
lbss of $SO,000. Insurance $30,000.
Fatal Shooting at Hot Springs.
Hot Springs, Ark.. Dee. 26. Frank
Mallory. proprietor of a restaurant, was
shot and killed by Frank Chilcut, a sa
loonkeeper. It is claimed tnat tne Kill
ing was in self-defense. Chilcut ia in
Tt m linlikeiv that there will be any
more great rushes to the Klondike. Peo
ple realize that snow and starvation can
be attained much nearer home and at less
expense. Washington Star.
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Toward Venezuela Is Expected on
Fart of Germany.
New Tork, Dec 26. According to the
Port of Spain, Trinidad, correspondent
of the Herald, Germany Intends to act
vigorously against President Castro's
government in Venezuela for the lat
ter's failure to pay the interest on the
debt owing the German bankers during
the last three years. A naval demon
stration, it is alleged, would have taken
place by this time had it not been that
the German cruiser Vineta needed re
pairs and had to go to the United States
for an overhauling. -
Se Lost Two Fortunes.
New Tork, Dec. 26. Charles J. Burke,
who inherited one fortune, made anoth
er as a haberdasher in Philadelphia and
lost both in stock speculation, is dead
in this city. Burke was born in Cincin
nati 64 years ago, was educated for the
law and, removing to Philadelphia be
came rapidly known in politics. He
entered trade and for nearly twenty
years was in tne rurnlsmng goods dusi-
ness in Philadelphia. After railir; in
business he came to this city but was
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CHRISTMAS SHOOTING. v
Celebration in Texas Results in ths
Death of Two.
Nacogdoches, Tex., Dec. 26. While a
crowd of men were discharging pistols
in celebration of Christmas a- stray
bullet struck Mitch Bird, aged 15, in
flicting a mortal wound. The boy's
father then fired into the crowd with a
shotgun, seriously wounding Ed Lee,
Reuben Chandler and Edgar Moore, all
negroes. The boy is dead and one of
the negroes is dying.
A Texas Freight Wreck.
Grand Saline, Tex., Dec. 26. In a freight
wreck near Silver Lake today 15 cars -v,era
derailsd and five parsons more or less in
jured. The Texas & Pacific "cannonball"
engine, which, had been detained and sent
on with a wrecking crew, was derailed
while returning from the wreck and four
men were injured none fatally. i
Triumph For Common Sense.
Buenoe Ayres. Dec 26. The Naehlon
says the arrangrerasnt arrived at between
Argentina and Chili is more of a triumph
for common sense than a triumph of di
plomacy. The I'als sa.y that delay in
ending the state of armed peace existing
would ruin Chili and retard Argentina
progress for 20 years.
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