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TQPEKA STATE JOUENAl MONDAY ETENING. CEPTEMDER 22. 1G03.
mm STATE MIL BT FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXIX.....: ..No. 235 TERMS OF" SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price to any Kansas town where the paper bas a car rier system. By mail, one year , '!5 By mail, three months -SO Weekly edition, one year. -J .J Saturday edition of daily, one yeer.... 1.W Entered July 1, 1876, as second class matter at the postoffice at Topeka. Kan., under the aot ol congress.) TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell 'phone 107 Business Office Ind. -phone 1072 Reporters' Room Bell 'phone 577 Reporters' Boom...; Ind. 'phone 1071 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 800 and 802 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 VanderbUt Bids. Paul Block. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 1640 Unity Bide. Paul Block, Mrt. SULX. X.EASSD TOU REPORT 07 TSB ASSOCIATED PR233. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ganization for exclusive afternoon publica tion in Topeka. The news is received in the State Jour nal building over wires for this sole pur pose, busy through the entire day. A complete copy of the night report is also received. Perhaps Speaker Henderson thought Iowa was getting more than her share of governmental plums. Some of Speaker Henderson's party organs are so Indignant at his with drawal that they attribute to him all sorts of motives, no two of which agree. No disposition to check the work of street paving Is yet manifested, peti tions are In circulation already for ex tensions which are proposed for next 3T ear. There -is much discussion of the ques tion why Gen. D. B. Henderson declined to stand for reelection. Why not take his word on the matter and let It go at that? If New Tork should fail to elect a Roosevelt delegation in 1904, the pres ent Indications are that It will occupy a lonesome position In the .national convention. What is chiefly objected to in the mat ter is the spectacular manner in which Speaker Henderson did it. His party managers did not want so much atten tion attracted to tariff matters until af ter election. The Detroit News suggests that "leg islative candidates whose senatorial preferences are not . pronounced are merely declining to impair their cap ital." But this Is in Michigan of course. The News probably had no thought of Karma. The Rev. Henry H. Washburn, rector of Christ church. Oyster Bay, appears to have been at least his own Rur chard, and might have been that of the administration if President Roosevelt had not hastened to repudiate his ut terances. There is an old saying that blood will tell, and yet the grandson of Brigham Young is accused of murdering a wo man for her earrings. It is sometimes difficult to determine) between heredity and environment as primary causes, of criminal acts. Secretary Hay's note regarding Rou manian affairs has been received court eously. Probably this Is due to thefact that European states are so desirous of be-1 ing on friendly terms with the United States that they are unwilling to show resentment at the interference of this country in the affairs of the continent. The surplus reserve of the associated banks in New Tork has fallen below the legal requirement for the first time in a long while. The situation is not detrimental to general business, which seems to be running under higher pres sure than ever. Only the speculative market is likely to be affected by finan cial situations in Wall street. Events like that which occurred at Birmingham, Ala., last week when more than a hundred persons lost their lives In a panic serve to show how slightly removed from the other animals is man. The catastrophe was the, result of senseless fright and the desire for self preservation at any cost to others. In such cases the few with cool heads or - Christian hearts stand no chance. They are swallowed up by the frenzied multitude. Indianapolis News: It is instructive and amusing, according to the point of view, to see the many protests and ex planations . that Speaker Henderson's withdrawal calls out from members of the Republican party all along the line. One might say that he is of age mnd can speak for himself.. But secretary so-and-so, and director this, and comp troller that, and solicitor the other, and senator such-a-one, and chairman what's-his-name are not satisfied to let the speaker speak for himself; they must speak for him. Why? Simply be cause his action reveals plainly what the controllers of the - Republican party have been trying to keep concealed for years and what the late President Mc Xlnley saw very clearly and stepped to the front to meet, and that is the grow ing sentiment of the Republican party for reform of the tariff. As the younger generation is coming on and taking into its hands the direction of affairs, it says that the tariff must be reformed, and it means to reform it It will reform it through the Republican party if it can; over it if it must. Speaker Henderson sees this clearly and, like the brave man that ha is, meets It; meets it by re fusing to have anything to do with It, and going apart in loyalty to the old doctrine of the divinity of the tariff and In defense of Its inviolability. COAL SEINES AND HINERS. In his report on the production of coal in 1901, now In press, in Mineral Resources of the United States, 1901, Urdted States geological survey, Mr. E. W. Parker presents the statistics of fatal and non-fatal accidents which oc curred in the process of mining coal In 18 states and territories during 1901. In these 18 states and territories the total number of lives lost in 1901 was 1,407, and the total number of men in jured was 8,648. The number of tons of coal mined for each life lost varied from 426,064 in Maryland to 44.424 in Indian Territory. The average number of toss mined for, eash-pf tbe L467 Uvea lost In these 18 States and territories was. 188, 668. It is noted that in Penn sylvania the number of tons of bitumi nous coal mined per life lost was a lit tle more than double the amount mined per life lost in the anthracite mines in the same state. , Maryland enjoys the distinction of the largest tonnage per life lost, while the Indian Territory "has the largest percentage of deaths tor the tonnage mined. The total number of men employed In the coal mines of the United States in 1901 was 485,644, who made an average of 218 working days, as compared with 448,581 men, with an average of 212 working days, in 1900. ' The distribution of this labor in 1901 was as follows: In the anthracite mines, 143,309 men, with an average working time of 196 days; In the bituminous mines, 340,235 men. with an average working time of 235 days. JATHAWKER JOTS. Eureka is to have a city park and a hospital- , ', . v -' One of the crying needs of Effingham is for more hitch racks. Effingham's mitten factory has grown to an eight girl pay-roll. The last subscription paid a St. Paul editor was a nine-pound beet. An order is out for the first steam plow to be used in Harvey county. Mr. Lucky, of Glen Elder, raises to matoes weighing a pound and an ounce. A book canvasser found no trouble in working a number of Fort Scott mer chants. -; On the stalk of a Blue Rapids castor bean a trifle over a foot in length are 600 beans. A poor but not proud Leavenworth couple took their bridal tour in a gro cery wason, ' Just when the Hoisinaton band had reached the "open air" concert stage, frost came. r - Playing mumbley peg with an awl rather than a knife cost a little Good land boy an eye. An apple six inches in circumfer ence is a second growth of a June apple tree in Blue Rapids. There's a milk famine at Dighton. The town herder has a broken foot, and the cattle are in the pound. The first Bourbon county house to have compressed air waterworks and acetyllne gas is being built. i A Horton man picked SO bushels of apples from three trees and left enough to run the neighbors far into the win ter. A ' Meade barber has made himself solid with the town by putting in a porcelain bath tub. There will be ladies' nights. A Ouenemo editor solemnly vows that one potato from his garden made more than a dinner for the family, including tbe hired man. A Downs firm bought a wagon load of melons, and all but two were green. It's safe to bet you couldn t tool Clyde merchants that way. A 77l Dound Dumpkln won the blue ribbon and $10 at the Kingman agricul tural contest. Goodness, how many pies that, would make. A Great Bend sportsman, weary of hearing of monster pumpkins and the biggest beets," killed twelve ducks -at one shot on the Cheyenne basin. A St. Paul man offers a liberal re ward for the return of a lost $5 bill. But it's barely possible the loser did not consult Webster as to the definition of "liberal." An aged Emporia negro learned on his death bed that his old Kentucky master had left him J1.000. The money was ; in a Missouri bank, but "taps" sounded j before the draft reached Lyon county, i "There is a class of bright, pretty and I interesting girls in Hiawatha who- are going to the devil as fast as they can," '- says Kwmar Herbert, 'mere s a cnance for some pastor to quit mixing up in prohibition rows and do some real good THE JERICHO POSTOFFICE. Pap Perkins, Postmaster, Telia About . Grasshoppers and Liars. There was a time in the history of Jericho when she raised the biggest grasshoppers to be found in the coun try, and the largest specimens came from the farm of Abijah Smallman. Why it was ' that they thrived there better than elsewhere no one could make out, though it was tbe general opinion that it was because Abijah was the biggest liar in the state. He wasn't a malicious liar, but it just seemed to be his way to exaggerate everything and swear to it. He did it good na turedly, and Jericho got to be as proud of him as of her grasshoppers. one season, lust When the grassnop- pers were at their biggest and when Abijah Smallman was claiming to be the champion liar of the state, a stran ger arrived In Jericho. He looked so humble and lonesome and retiring that everybody thought he had come to visit the graveyard and hunt up the tomb stone of some dead relative. He walked around for awhile with his hands clasp ed behind him, and he might not have spoken to any one had not Abijah smallman stopped mm and Kindly in quired if he waa in trouble. ' "What alls me," replied the stranger as he looked ready to cry, "is my un fitness, l want to learn to become a first class liar and was told over at Dobbs Ferry to come up here and take lessons. I am here, but I have the feel ing that I can never, never make a good liar." "Have you been used to lyln'?" asked Abijah as the oair sat down on soap boxes in front of Parker's grocery. "Just small, mean lies. I run out nights and lie to my wife about it. I've got a dog, and I've lied about how many fights he has had. I was in tbe late war. and I lie about the number of men I killed. Tou'd call that common lying, wouldn't vou?" "Mighty common," says Abijah. "Tea, no such liar as that could get into so ciety here in Jericho. Any man can be a liar, but champion liars are a different thing. What was the biggest lie you ever tqld?" "About killing coons," replied the stranger, who gave his name as Job Goodheart. "Forty-seven in one day. and a poor day at that." "That might go among the farmers, but it wouldn't even be considered a lapse of memory in this town. Tou'd have to make it 80 coons, and throw in a dozen possums to get any of us to listen to you. Tou look like a good man." "Tes, I think I do." "And you have a gift of gab." "Tes, I'm a talker." "Can you shed tears when tellin a pathetic lie?" "I never tried it, but I think t can." "And can you look a man straight in the eyes?" "Tes,- I can do that.- I can look my wife out of countenance while telling her the biggest kind of a lie. Do you Salt Rheum You may call It eczema, tetter or milk crust. But no matter what yon call It, this skin disease which comes in patches that burn, itch, discharge a watery matter, dry and scale, owes Its existence to the presence of humors in the system. It will continue to exist, annoy, and per haps agonize, as long as these humors remain. It is always radically and permanently cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla which expels all humors, and is positively juaeqaaltoa foe allcutanaom ronUaaa, .... think there is any show for me to be come a notorious liar?" "There might be, and then again there mightn't," 'said Abijah after some thought. "Liars have to develop same as orators. Some never get beyond lyin' about common things, while oth ers go right to the front and make glorious reputations. Was you thinkin' of experimentln' a little?" "I was," replied the man. "I thought I'd hunt up your leading liar and take a few lessons. Tou have got the look of a liar about you." "Tes, I am - one of the oldest and slickest in the town," proudly retried Abijah. "In my specialty, which is grasshopper lyln', I have no peer. I challenge competition and defy criti cism. If you want a few lessons, I'll give 'em to you at a dollar apiecs " "Which Is a low price and a great condescension on your part," said Mi. Goodheart. "I'll take flve lessons and see how the old thing works. I'd like them all on grasshoppers, too, as I've just heard a curious thing about those Insects. A naturalist told me a few days ago that But never mind." Here the stranger seemed to remem ber something and checked himself, and Abijah had to coax him for a quarter of an hour before he explained: "Well, you were the first man in Jeri cho to speak a kind word to pie, and I want to prove I'm grateful. Did you ever hear that grasshoppers doted on music ?" "No; I never did." "I thought not. It was discovered by accident, but it's a solemn fact. They are just rampageous after music. The man who told me of it is catching five barrels a day and shipping them to New Tork to-' be ground into oil cakes for the Chinese. ' The heathen prefer them to rats!" "Tou don't say!" gasped Abijah. "What sort of music is it that grass hoppers are crazy after?" "Anything that's music a mouth or gan, a fiddle or a jewsharp. Do you play on anything?" "I can play old Dan Tucker on a mouth organ." - "That's good enough, but you must do your catching at night. Tou put five empty barrels out in the field and hide behind them and play. The hop pers will come along and fill the barrels within an hour. Then you clap on the heads and you've got them. They bring $2 a barrel in New Tork." It had never occurred to Abijafl Smallman that a grasshopper had a soul. The idea surprised him, and yet he was Inclined to believe it . He had heard that music soothed the savage wolf, and there was no good reason why it shouldn't soothe the savasre grass hopper. He said he would try the ex periment that very night and if it was a success he'd spend half his days for the next six weeks "learning" that stranger how to become a cbamDion liar. He went home to get his barrels ready, and the stranger turned to and told the same story to every other man in town, and told it in such a way that no one disputed bis word. That after noon there was a great run on mouth organs in Jericho. The two stores which kept them sold about 50, and every pur chaser looked as Innocent as mud as he carelessly said: "I've been promisln' my boy to get him a mouth organ, and, bein" as I'm in here and bein' as vou've got some in stock, I guess I'll take one along." When evening came, something funny happened. The men began to wander out of the village by all roads, some having sent barrels on ahead and some carrying them, and by and by mouth organs were to be heard over moot of the township. After an hour or so of blowing without a hopper having re sponded most of the crowd suspected a sell and sneaked back home, but Abijah Smallman was one of tbe half dozen who stuck it out till midnight. They played everything they could think of. from "Old Zip Coon" to "Sweet By and By," and they played as loudly as they could and as sortlv as they could. The only result was to keep the sheep and calves awake. At last Abijah rose up and began to swear, and the other fel lows followed suit. Then they felt sure that the stranger bad put up a job, and tney hurried home to mob him. They reached the hotel to find him gone, and after looking at them for awhile the landlord said: "It strikes me that you'd better get home and keep powerful quiet. That stranger who was no liar and watched to take lessons has lied the boots right off the whole crowd and passed off a counterfeit five dollar bill on me Into the bargain!" (Copyright, 1902, by C. B. Lewis.) IT IS YOUNG. Suspect Arrested at Darby, Conn., Is Identified. Derby. Conn., Sept. 22. Detective Fin- ley of New Tork arrived here at 2:30 p. m. with Gustave A. Ernest, of Brooklyn, who knows William Hooper Young. Arter Ernest had examined the suspect held here. Detective Flnley an nounced that the man is surely Young, tne man wanted lor the murder of Mrs. Pulitzer. Letter from Young's Father. New Tork. Sept. 22. William F. S. Hart, who has been retained to defend William Hooper Toung, received today the following cablegram from John W. Toung. the father: - "Paris, Sept. 21. (Please give this to the newspapers . and request publica tion) To William Hooper Toung: I hear you are suspected of a heinous crime, and being sousht for. I advise you . to surrender to the officers of the law, facing the charre like a man. I have engaged counsel for your defense. No one knowing you can believe you guilty. Tou owe it to yourself, your family and the religion you forsook to prove your innocence. If you take this course We will stand by you. "JOHN W. TOUNG." Elders McQuarrie. Snow and Porter. some of the Mormons who have been occupying one of the Toung apartments, were closeted for some time with Police Captain Schmittberger. CoL Alexander Very Low. Col. A. J. Alexander is very sick at the home of his son-in-law, J. M. Brier, at No. 411 Woodlawn avenue, Potwin. Col. Alexander has been located in To peka for the past dozen years and is well known in business and social cir cles. He is 77 years of age. Col. Alex ander served in the civil war and has had a number of prominent positions in Kentucky where he was one of the lead ers In the Republican party during the civil war times. He first came to Kan sas from Louisville, Kentucky, about 20 years ago and located at Larned. He afterward located at Topeka. He has been engaged in the commission and lumber business on a large scale. He Swindled a Senator. Springfield, 111., Sept. 22. Governor Tates today issued a warrant on a requisition from the governor of Mis souri for the extradition of George L. Sharpe, wanted at St. Louis. charged with obtaining $2,000 under false pre tenses from State Senator Henry C. Begole of Alton, 111., by selling him stock of a fictitious gold mine in Idaho. Sharpe is under arrest in Chicago. , Put Ont Flags, Topeka has been especially honored by the president in remaining in the city all day Sunday and until 10 o'clock Monday morning, and the people of the city ought to express tneir appreciation thereof. The committee of arrange ments therefore earnestly recommend that the business houses in the city ba decorated and that at least one flag be put out at every residence in tbe city. Topeka is intensely patriotic and we ought to prove it by swinging the stars and stripes to the breeze. JOHN E. FROST, chairman. T. JT. ANDERSON, - Secretary. Kllttrr IS HERE. Saltan of Sola Arrires With His Suite. "Klram," the great high potentate and the "Sultan of Sulu" arrived with his suite from Kansas City at noon. The Klram and his court are housed at the Throop. Frank Moulan is he Sultan, or rather he will be tonight at the Grand when he gets on his putty nose, his after- drinking-champagne smile and his crown. Moulan is another musical farce comedian who has sprung into the glare of tbe lime lights. The first particular glare was in Chicago, the same town where Richard Carle was discov ered to be funny in "The Explorers." Moulan has served his time. He was in Topeka half a dozen years ago with the Calhoun opera company. Then he was playing a small, very small, comedy part. MAUDE LILLIAN BERRI, Prima Donna Sultan of Sulu Company. In private life Moulan doesn't look funny, not a bit. He has none of the ear marks of the Daniels-DeAngells-Hopper school of low comedy. He comes from a new school entirely. But Moulan is funny. He has to be to draw his salary as the Sultan. Moulan looks like a college man. One of the jubilant, hand-shaking, back-slapping "how are you old man" sort. He is genial and pleasant. "Anything special happened since you arrived in town?" was asked Moulan "Tea, he replied, "I have had a drink." One of his Sulu subjects discovered a bar. He rushed at the sultan, grabbed him by the shoulders, and bustled him oft to keep up the adage set by George Ade that "the constitution and cocktails follow the flag." The drink was the last event before dinner. "I like the part of 'Kiram better than any I have- had since 'Ko-ko" In The Mikado,' " said Moulan. "There Is real humor in the piece. It is full of bright dialogues and legitimate wom edv." Moulan wears a ring which attract a good deal of attention. The setting of the ring is an imitation of a miniature cake of Ivory soap. On one side of the soap is set a diamond and on the othev a ruby. The soap lifts by means of a hinge and inside is a picture of Mrs. Moulan, whose stage name la Maud Lillian Berri. She is the leading soprano In the production and shares tbe honors with her husband. The "Sultan of Sulu" company re hearses every Monday, and this after noon at the Grand, ithe entire company with the orchestra of ten, which is car ried by the company to supplement the theater orchestra, is rehearsing. One of the members of the company is Robert Lett, who was seen here with the Arnold opera company. Another mem ber of the company is Marie Watkins, who formerly lived in North Topeka. SHARKEY HELD. Charged" With ' ' Responsibility for Death of Nicholas Fish. New Tork, Sept. 22. The Inquiry into the death of the late Nicholas Fish, banker, clubman and son of Hamilton Fish, who was secretary of state in President Grant's administration, began today before Coro ner Jackson. Coroner's Physician O'Hanlon, who per formed the autopsy on the body of Mr. Fish, testified that in the absence of a fall or blow such as Mr. Fish Is said to ave received, death wonld not have resulted from the ailments the autopsy indicated Mr. Fish was suffering from. Policeman Trojan, who arrested Thomas J. Sharkey, said the latter admitted hav ing struck Fish. - The coroner's jury found that Nicholas Fish's death was due to a. fall caused by a blow struck by Thomas J. Sharkey. Sharkey was held In 210,800 Da 11 for the action of the grand jury. MR. BAILEY IS HERE. Compelled to Rest on Account of a - Bad Throat. W. J. Bailev Is in Topeka today on his way to Westmoreland to make a speech. He was compelled to "lay off" the last two days of last week because of throat trou ble, but he bas been in .Kansas Ulty hav ing his throat treated and says he Is all right again today. Mr. Bailey has been making from one to three speeches a day much of the time for weeks, and it is no wonder that his throat gave out, although he says it has never bothered him before. He says he has been having a good campaign and appears to enjoy it. - LOCAL MENTION. The Cumberland boys' band will give concerts tonight in front of the Cope land, National and Throop hotels. - Mr. Joseph E. Johanso'n, of ' Little Rock, Ark., will spend this week with his parents at 329 Western avenue. Cases of scarlet fever were reported this morning in the families of W. E. Schlicter, 1812 Buchanan street, and G. M. Storey, 609 North Van Buren street. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Leroy, form erly of Topeka, are here from California visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Davies on Harrison street. They are on their way to Chicago. Mrs. G Doriot. mother of Mrs. F. A. Kiene of Valencia and grandmother of L. L. Kiene of Topeka. died last night at her home in Pandora, Ohio. Her death waa the result of a fall down stairs. . , .. . . The emancipation celebration which was scheduled for today was postponed until next Monday on account of the bad weather. The programme as plan ned will be carried out on that day, which will be the same day that Presi dent Roosevelt will be here. ; The ladies of the First Baptist church will hold an all day meeting at the home -of Mrs, Robert Stone, one mile west of Washburn college Wednesday, September 24. AH those who have no conveyances will be met at the end of the Washburn street car line at 10 and 3 o'clock. ; - - - - There was a renewal of 'tha incen diary fire business last nisrht. A small barn at 1908 Bo lies avenue was destroy ed. , The barn is owned by H. F. Non ken. It is in the "dry district" and the only thing for the department to do was to throw a little chemical on the Non ken house to keep It from catching fire. The case against Harvey Ross, a res taurant waiter, charged with stealing clothes from a roommate, was dismiss ed by the county attorney this morning because the prosecuting witness was not present, having etoped with a cash drawer shortly after making the com plaint. Ross waa at one rvderested-oa a complaint made by Fred Ellis, pro prietor of the Two Minute restaurant, who charges him with stealing silver ware and napkins while employed In the restaurant. People around tbe state house are shivering with -the cold and a number of the clerks are laid up with bad colds. The offices on the west and north side of tbe building suffer the most and there is a great deal of complaint be cause of the lack of heat. The state house heating; plant - will probably be fired up this afternoon. r.W. STREET IS HERE. Water Company President Reti cent About Sale Negotiations. President Charles T. Street of the Topeka Water company arrived in To peka at noon today, and at 3 o'clock this afternoon went into a conference with Mayor Parker.City Attorney Spen cer and a few others concerning the sale of tbe waterworks plant to the city. The object of President Street's visit is to arrange tbe details of the pending proposition to submit the ques tion of issuing $820,000 in bonds to a vote' of the people. The greatest obstacle which appears to be in the wav of settlement Is the condition proposed by the water com pany that unless the bonds are voted, tbe city shall renew the franchise of the company at a lower schedule of wa ter rates. . Mr. Street was asked today by a re porter for the State Journal whether the company was prepared to waive this condition, as requested by the city council. "I am not prepared to say what the company will do about that." said Mr. Street. "I have no bropoeltlon in my pocket to submit to tbe council, and I will not know what sort of an arrange ment we can make until I talk with the city officials. I believe, however, that we will reach a satisfactory agreement. I think that this Is the first time the ne gotiations have ever reached a really business-like basis. "I believe that a certain legal advi sor of the city has been urging the city to take a position which is preposterous from a legal standpoints if that advi sor has been cuoted correctly in the newspapers. It mar be to his interest to prolong the litigation. I do not know how much the waterworks plant cost, because the old books of the company are destroyed. I believe that if the plant Is worth a cent It is worth 1700. 000. It is hard to make our stockholders agree to any concessions at all. We be lieve that we still have a franchise In the city. Furthermore. It is a fact that our franchise does not expire until 1903, because it dated from the completion of the plant in 1883. After that it re news itself, a law havlnsr been passed by the legislature in 1883 for the ex press purpose of protecting us, I am in formed. - - "I expect to be in Topeka for two or three days, and hope to have the matter all arranged before I leave." HAS A BODYGUARD. Murrell Considered in Danger of Personal Violence. St. Louis, Sept. 22. The grand jury met this afternoon for a brief inquiry into city lighting legislation, only two or three witnesses having oeen sum moned. One of tbe witnesses was Henry Lowenhaup, an electrician. Circuit At torney Folk is winding up the details in connection with the approaching trial of Ed Butler, charged with attempted bribery October IS at Columbia, and R. M. Snyder, indicted on a charge of DrtDery, next Monday, in St. Louis. Deputy sheriffs today rearrested former Delegates Jerry J. Hannlgan, Ted Al- brought and Charles J. Denny, on in formations filed by Mr. Folk to take the place of the bench warrants. The three men gave renewed bonds in the sum of $30,000 each, two charges being included in tne miormauon. It developed today that a body guard has been appointed for John K. Murrell, ex-member of the house of delegates, who returned from Mexico and turned state's evidence, to protect him from possible harm at the hands of the men who may attack him on account of the revelations he has made to the grand jury. Gas Explosion Xills Four. Fairmount. W. Va.. Sept. 22. Br an explosion of gas in the Stafford mines of the New Central Coal company near here today, four men were killed, six badly wounded and several others were hurt. The explosion is said to have been caused by the firing of a charge of dynamite. There were only 25 men at work, and all have been accounted for. The most serious cases were sent to the hospital., All bodies were recovered. Captured Seven Forts. Manila, Sept. 22. Up to Sunday the force commanded by Capt. John Per shing of the Fifteenth infantry operat ing against the Moros in the island of Mindanao, bad met with slight resist ance in the Macln country and had, cap tured seven forts, killed 25 and wounded 20 Moros. There were no American casualties. a IT WAS A POSER. "Look yere," said an old mountaineer whom I knew to be a moonshiner, "the court has dun sent my son Tom to the Albany penitentiary fur three y'ars." "Yes?" I replied. "What sort of a place is thatt" "It s a penitentiary. "And what's that like?" "Why, it's a state prison." "Rhoo. shea! The old woman reckoned it was some sort ef a collere. and now the duraed thing turns out to be only a big JaiH I don't see how We ar' goin to mass out tnai imn ousnc 10 ma pruuu est young man from, this yere state, do Brother Gardner's Remark. "My fren's, I wish to make a few painful remarks," said Brother Gard ner after the regular routine of the meeting had been concluded. "A y'ar or so ago Samuel Shin appeared at a meetln' of ass umetuin ciuo wia dimun pin on his shirt front. It was a dimun dat nebber cost less'n $2. an' Samuel showed it off fur all it was wuth. I said nulBn in rebuke, an' at de next meetln' Giveadam Jones blos somed out wid dimun No. 2. He was follered by Waydown Bebee. Elder Penstock an' Deacon White, an' tonight as I look aroun' me I kin count up no less dan twenty-eight large an' juicy dimuns glitterln' from as many kaliker shirt fronts, ue wearers or a em di muns are bobbin' up an' bobbin' down to show' off. an" dey fcev come to feel dat dey run die club an' own Paradise hall. I hev watched 'em wid pain an' anguish, an' I can't let 'em go no furies. - "Speakin' in behalf of de - 450 mem bers of dis club an' frew dem to de 6,000,000 cull'd people of America, I say to de wearers of dese dimuns dat bylaw Not 270,354 will hereafter be enforced in its stricticity. -Dat bylaw say dat no member shall try to put hisself above Gawge Washington. ix blaxln' out wid dimuns am a deliberate attempt to bust dat bylaw an' make a heap- of people feel mad an envious. To' can't find it In history dat Gawge Washington eber wore a dimun. We all know dat he didn't. He waa rich nuff to do It, but he preferred to put his money into hawgs an' stick to shirt buttons. I can't aay what you' shall wear wben yo' go on excursions or to de circus, but I warn yo' dat de next pusson who appears yere at a meetln' Iwid s esaaun ssaulu' at we national CnocRKcni La, LI and a a Tickets on sale October returning October 14th, except bj depositing ticket, it can be extended to leave Washington as late as November 3rd. Liberal stop-over privileges alio wed. Special Kansas Train For the benefit of old soldiers and their friends will leave Topeka 4:30 p. m. Thursday, October 2nd and will ran through to Washington without change via the Santa Fe to Chicago, Big Four to Cincinnati and Chesapeake & Ohio to Washing ton. This train will be composed of the finest equipment, con sisting of free chair cars, tourist and standard sleepers, double berth in tourist sleepers from Topeka to Washington only $3.00. A stop of two hours will be made at Indianapolis to enable old soldiers to visit the soldiers and sailors monument.' For full information relative to rates, routes, connections, and sleeping car reservati6ns Address T. L. KING, C P. & T. A. Topeka. M. T. James, North Topeka. , Home Visitors' Excursions To Indiana and Ohio Selling dates September 23. Round trip rate: One fare plus $2. Rate applies to pretty nearly every where in the states named. Get details from nearest Rock Island ticket agent. (till:! ikmiHij Home-Visitors1 Excursions VIA S f Ml Round-Trip Tickets One Fare Plus $2.00 Tor Round Trip. On Sale Sept. 33, 190a. Return Limit, 30 Days. To Indiana, Ohio, and Other Points in Central Passenger Association Territory, One Fare for the Round Trip On Sale Oct, a, 3, 4 and 5, 1903 Return limit 30 days Inquire of Local Agent. Home Visitors' Excursions To Indiana and Ohio at the extremely low rate of one fare plus $2.00 for the round trip. Tickets on sale September 23d, good for return 30 days from date of sale. This is a delightful time of the year to visit the old home. For full particulars relative to rates, sleeping-car reserv ations, connections, see or address or : , - T. L. ICING, T. M. JAMES, Norta Topeka, Arent, Topeka. bosom sm nrlne to bear sunthin dri. I shaU bold dat bylaw up to his (rase, an' I shall ax him a few questions about bis back rent an' grocery bills, an' whsn I ait frew wid him. be will hev an achtn' aroun' his hesxt. "D cull'd people of America take dis Limekiln club as a guide an an ample. We kin sway 'em dis way or turn 'em dat way. We kin encourage de hull COOA.eOs. babies as' all, to blos som out wid dimuns under der chins an' kecum bankrupts in a y'ar or we kin coax 'em to study economy an' fcev a pig to kill In de fall. I don't want to seem arbitrary or tyrannical in dis or tang odor mattes, but. a' in, tslUa.' zsf Washington, &.C9 Return 02675 Santa Pe a a 2nd to 5th inclusive, good . Plenty of time to see every one you know, as tioketa are good to return ANY time within 30 days from date of sale. E. W. THOMPSON, A. a P. A. Lines West of Missouri Rjyer, KANSAS CITY. MO. TO onto AND INDIANA - powerful strafeM dat dimuns has goi to cease to shine at dese meetin's oe dar will be a calamity to rip de shin gles off oe roof." . 50 cents off on white, white and black and a few pearl gray hats at Morrison's this week. Resident (of Boomtown) We're trying, to have this place Incorporated as a city, and it's hishkne. too. my' ou,l-&ot iMosssary pepulatten. I ResidentNot suite; bnt every man In this town knows that th. aldermen and the poUee are thoroughly corrupt, torso S3 7