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T0PE&1 STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXIX ;.NO; 238 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kansas town where the paper has a car rier system. By mail, one year.. $3.60 By mail, three months Weekly edition, one year S) Saturday edition of daily, one year.... 1.00 Entered July 1, 1875, as second class matter at the postoffice at Topeka, Kan., under the act of congress. ' TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell .'phone 107 Business Office. Ind. phone 1072 Reporters' Room Bell 'phone 677 Reporters' Room .....Ind. 'phone 107 1 PERMANENT HOME. ; Topeka State Journal building. 800 and 802 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 VanderbUt Bid. . Paul Block. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 1540 Unitv Blflg. Paul Block, Mbt. SUX.lt LEASED REPORT 07 TH3 ASSOCIATED- FRX33. 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 tbe nifeht report is also received. There will be no Midway Plaisance at the St. Louis World's fair. It will be an Amusement Boulevard. When Gen. , Hancock Bald tf"-at the tariff is a local issue, perhaps he re ferred not to the theoretical but to the practical workings thereof. Some people appear to regard tariff revision favorably on" the theory that it will increase the rate on the articles in which they are especially Interested. Although Kentuckians fight among themselves it does not follow that out siders can make of the state a battle ground. Cerbett and McGovern must go elsewhere. . Columbia, Pa., owns its opera house, and leases it to a local manager. When an objectionable show comes along the town council orders the house closed until it has passed. - Indianapolis News: It is rather re markable "that Speaker Henderson should be so sensitive about misrepre senting his constituents in the future, but insists on keeping his place in con gress to misrepresent them now. It is no longer denied that the trusts sell their products abroad at lower prices than they expect at home. Time was when charges along this line were resented, now the trusts and their friends endeavor to explain why such course is necessary. The packers do not appear to agree with the theory that the tariff has nothins to do with the trusts. It is announced from Chicago that the for mation of the new meat trust has been abandoned as a result of a fear that congress would remove the tariff duty from cattle. ' Progress is being made in the Cape-to-Cairo railroad project. Already trains are running from Cape Town to Bulu wayo, 1,600 miles. Here the line deflects to the west to touch rich coal beds. .. It . will cross the Zambesi at Victoria falls. Cecil Rhodes intended that the road should pass through German East Afri ca, but since Rhodes' death, under an agreement with Belgium, made last spring, the line will pass through the Congo Free state to the upper, waters of the Nile. From Buluwayo it will run to Victoria falls, 300 miles ; from Vic toria falls to Lake Kasali, 700 miles. From Stanley falls, on the Congo, a line will be built to Mahagi,. on the Albert Nyanza, 480 miles, and this will link the Cape and Egyptian railways. It is likely that another line will reach the Cape through German East Africa. The importance bf Africa as a field for the producers and manufacturers of the United States is illustrated by some figures ust received by the treasury bureau of statistics showing the com-, merce of the United Kingdom with Africa. The exports from the; United States to Africa have grown to $33,000, 000 in the fiscal year 1902, but a com parison of these figures with those of the exports from the United Kingdom to that continent shows that our exports to Africa still form a very small propor tion of the importations of the Dark Continent. The total exports from the United Kingdom to Africa, according to figures received by the bureau of sta tistics, were in 1901 $157,000,000, or prac tically five times as much as the exports from the United States to Africa. While the growth of exports from the United Kingdom to Africa has not been so rapid as in the case of the United States " It has been steady and persistent In 1S7 the total exports from the United Kingdom to Africa amounted to $120,-. 000,000; in 1S00, $134,000,000; and in 1901, $157,000,000. THE TBTJ3TS AlfD THE TARIFF. From the Minneapolis Times. President Roosevelt is quoted as say ing that removing the tariff on articles made by trusts would not remedy mat ters or, at least, but slightly and would result in hardship to ' manufacturers outside of the big combinations. The argument is that t used by the New Tork Sun and other protection pa pers who go into figures. It is stated, for example, that the United States steel trust, against which public senti ment is most adverse as connected with undue protection, represents only 75 per cent of the manufactured iron and steel output of this country. It is argued that the producers of the other 25 per cent would be ruined by the removal of the tariff. As a matter of fact, of that other 25 per cent fully 15 is represented by tbe Pennsylvania railroad mills situ ated on the Patansco and on the Sus quehanna, or by other equally wealthy corporations. Allowing, then, that 10 per cent of the output comes from in dependent manufacturers (we do not believe the amount is anything like so large); must 75 million people continue to pay; by the nose, for a necessity of modern life because a small fraction of the manufacturing Interests of this country would suffer were the price re duced to the cost to foreigners, carriage paid? The Times does not pretend, never has pretended, that a reduction of the tariff should be made with an ax or by a lot of Imbeciles. It should be made with judgment by men who are acquainted with the economic conditions of the country and let It be well understood- by men, in congress of course, who are not under the dominance, nor controlled by the influence, of manufacturers whose only responsive nerve is that of the pocketbook. There is comfort in knowing that If President Roosevelt does not believe that .reducing the tariff will amend the trust evils, he is honest in his belief and is not courting the favor of the trust magnates or showing the white feather In face of their threats. It is also a matter of belief with the people that if President Roosevelt Is convinced that he is in error and that some of the trusts are, as a majority: of his con stituents believe, fattened by an unjust, an outworn and a discriminating tariff, he will be the first to acknowledge a change of opinion and. thus acknowl edging, to do what he can for the bet terment of present conditions. The Times, as an independent paper, is not in the business of praising either Republicans or Democrats, but must confess that history shows that the re forms, within the last generation, have come from the Republicans. These Re publicans claim, and with a good many arguments at their backs, that the pros perity of recent years is due to the pol icies of that par,ty and the administra tive acts that have arisen therefrom. Hoping in the ' Republican party, the plain people of this country have ac corded it power. However, the issue now is Joined. If this trusted party will not revise an iniquitous levy on com merce, an incubus on commercial ex pansion, a leech on American expendi ture, there will be a new political divi sion or the Democrats will profit by the dalliance, the doubts and the delay of their present opponents. - To say that the Standard oil and the anthracite coal trusts would not be reached by a. , reduction, of the tariff schedules in any particular is, it seems to us, aside from the . question at is sue. "They are bad enough and should be reached- by any method, legally possible,,- but no argument can reach the popular mind that will convince it that it is proper for Americans to pay $28 a ton for steel rails when a Brummagem gent could buy them for $21 per ton if he had the money. It is something for President Roose velt to say that the tariff' does need revision In some particulars. It is a good deal for party leaders like Fair banks and Spooner to say that the Re publican party, as the party of initia tive, must revise and that speedily. Reciprocity is a euphemism that may serve in what looks like a crisis jn the political history of the country but we are Inclined tp doubt it especially as the senate of the United States seems buttressed In pedantry and absolutely determined that if reciprocity comes at all we shall have so small a portion of it as to be lost sight of in the sea of tariff imposition. JAYHAWKER JOTS. It took a Wichita couple three months to do "Bingen on the Rhine." It cost a Lawrence Jointist $117 and a Jail sentence to be caught pulling a cork. Northwest Atchison has a peeping Tom, This should be a good week for him. Humbolt complains of the deplorable con dition of the public highways leading to the city. The largest ear of corn so far discovered in Lyon county weighs two pounds and measures I inches. Owing to continued high water a Bur lington barber will no longer shave his customers at the old stand. Will wonders never cease? An Emporia man forged a check, a penitentiary offense, simply to pay a small board bill. . It is claimed for a Franklin eounty pho tographer that he got the only good coro nation pictures at the London show. Fort Riley soldiers continue to boycott the electric line, presumably on the theory that an infantryman's duty is to walk. High-topped boots and boats are neces sary adjuncts in hearing Iola oand con certs. The park is covered with water. Alarm clocks are no longer needed at Concordia, where lightning tosses the wo men out of bed in time, to start break fast. The day after a Parsons man refused S0 for his greyhound, someone tossed the dog a chunk of liver sprinkled with strych nine. At Manhattan the Mellens food girls are stvled the "Naughty Nine," while Will White labels his crowd the "dirty faced doxen." The Banda Rossa is making so much noise at Wellington that little is heard of the efforts of a 14-year-old child to secure a divorce. Speaking of living easy, a Muscotah far mer has 2.000 bushels of apples which the buyers will come and pick. His job is to spend the money. A yearling tree presented its Winfleld owner with a pear 12 inches :n circumfer ence. It had a right to puff up because it was the entire crop. A check of the vintage of '89 was pre sented at .an Independence bank this week. But the paper had been held too long. The ledger showed "no funds." A Manhattan boy fell from a walnut tree, breaking both arms. One consolation, it will be many days before he can "flg gure" sums on the blackboard. Hnnthweat Emnoria citizens are having their poultry houses raided nightly. And now each morning the chickens and own ers anxiously Inquire: "whose necks?" An Ottawa colored boy was ejected from an Uncle i Tom show for too much cheering at Little Eva's death. But the vouth's mother had him promptly rein stated by a threat to hold out the com pany's laundry over which she was presid ing. Cheerful item from the Lebo Enterprise: "Five bova were arrested and fined for dis-- turbing a gathering at the school house the other night, after which from three to a dozen men proceeded to fill up on booze and disturb the peace and quiet of various parts of town the balance of the night." GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. When a man begins to go around more in his stocking feet, it is one sign of an. Wishing does no good. How we wished for rain last summer! How we wished for pleasant weather this week! The day that the boy baby puts on his first pants his mother begins to feel that there are two men in the house. An Atchison girl can't raise a pom padour, and she explains It by saying that people are always patting her on toe neaa. A woman cannot be said tq be literary unless she has a waste paper basket into which she has never dropped sew ing or fancy work. When a man is kind to his wife, she forgets that he wasn't kind yesterday, providing none of her relatives are around to remind her of it. "I have observed that when I go up stairs to bed, my son goes down the front steps and down town to look for society. That's the difference in age." Drake Watson -On the way back from the cemetery, after a woman's funeral, some one in every carriage says: "I wonder if he will ever marry again," and all the rest look shocked, though the same thought had been in their minds. Crocker Brigade Reunion. Muscatlae, la.. Sept, 25. Headed by a platoon of police, over 2,000 members of the Crocker brisrade, Iowa volunteers. marched in parade this morning. Major S R. Chase, of Moscow, la., aged 94, a member of company B, Thirty-seventh Iowa volunteers, the i famous "grey beard" regiment, was one of the march ers. A business meeting was held this afternoon, at which officers were elected and the place to hold the next reunion decided. - ' XtATSaT ATTACK OS PA&XTXL - Councilman Swendson's intemperate attack on Mayor Parker last night on its face looks like a partisan Play to the galleries,; He places ..great stress upon the fact that Mayor Parker Is a Democrat and refers- frequently to his Democratic constituency. The fact is that Mayor Parker's constituency .is composed largely of Republicans who were disgusted with the hypocrisy of tbe regular Republican nominee. A partisan fight on Mayor Parker will therefore bear no fruit, and neither will an assault couched in such language that a gentleman would scarcely use. Albert Parker 'has been a citizen of Topeka for many years, and there are few who wiU doubt his integrity or that he will resort to any but honest meth ods in the administration of the affairs of the city. .Topeka has always had more or less trouble with the joints, and there has frequently been reason to believe that they have in a measure existed through the connivance of officers, but certainly no one believes that Mayor Parker has winked at the. existence of . the Joints hoping thereby to profit by them per sonally. , -Even with Frank Stah! as chief of police the place known as "The Royal" never ceased operation and no one would suspect Mr. Stahl of countenanc ing its existence. The same is true of the Klauer joint and a number of oth ers. During Mayor Drew's administration the jointists were as bold as thev are now but there was never a more arn est, conscientious temperance man than Mayor Drew and no one 'supposes "for a moment that he was In league with the iolntists. ''".. The liquor problem is a most perplex ing one. It has caused more or less trouble ever since the prohibition law was enacted but the law has never been enforced satisfactorily in Topeka unless the city and county officials worked in harmony for its enforcement. . There are joints in Tppeka now and the police department under Mayor Parker has probably not been as vigil ant in its attempt to suppress them as it should be but it should not be for gotten than when the police closed two of the most notorious places in the city the keepers flew to the anti-Parker people and found sympathy. It is not the nature of an American citizen to be driven by the lash, and still that is the manner in which the temperance people , have attempted from the first to drive "Mayor Parker. Their" opposition to Mayor Parker has been paramount to every other consid eration. They have been Intemperate and unfair. The police under Mayor Parker have made a good record in suppressing burglaries, hold-ups and robberies. They may yet make a record in ridding the city of its drinking resorts, and they should be encouraged, not abused. ' An investigation is to be maJe under Mr. Swendson's resolution, and let it be made without partisan bias. If there are officials in Topeka who have been guilty of official misconduct, let them be brought out before the public gaze. Mayor Parker certainly has nothing to fear from such an Investigation. scon IS SUED. Former K. C. Postmaster Held Responsible for $8,000 Loss. Kansas City, Mo.. Sept. 25. A . suit filed in the United States circuit court In this city against S. F. Scott, former postmaster,; and his son. Samuel F. Scott, Jr., who was employed as utility clerk in the Kansas City postofflce. makes charges fixing upon the former postmaster and his son, the responsibil ity for the loss of a package containing $8,000 from the registry mail during May 1901. The loss of the package promises to go on record as one of tbe unsolved mysteries of the postoffice. The money was sent by the National Bank of Commerce, in this citv to the bank of J. O. Brinkman Sc Co., at Great Bend, Kan. The suit is brought by the Bank ers' Mutual Casualty company of Des Moines, Iowa, which insured the Bank of Commerce against loss and which subsequently made good the amount. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has a re markable record. It has been in use for over 30 years, during which time manv million bottles have been sold and used. It has long been the standard and main re liance in the treatment of croup in thou--9Bds of homes, yet during all this time .iO case has ever been reported to the manufacturers in which it failed to effect a cure. When given as aeon as the child becomes hoarse or even as soon as the croupy cough appears, it will prevent the attack. It Is pleasant to take, many chil dren like it. It contains no opium or other harmful substance and may be given as confidently to a baby as to an adult. For sale by all druggists. Diphtheria sore throat, croup. Instant relief, permanent cure. Dr. Thomas' Eclectrlc OH. At any drug store. This Store Undersells Them All. FRASER BROS. C.O.D. STORE 317 West Sixth St. Bell 'Phone 2704 CANNED APRICOTS. We have just bought 100 cases of California. Apricots, which we can sell for Per can,. ........... 10o Per dozen cans -81.20 These Apricots are worth $1.60 per dozen, wholesale. OTHER GENUINE BARGAINS Canned Peaches, doz. . . $1.45 Tropic Bird Green Gages, per dozen 1.25 Hart Sweet Wrinkle Peas, per dozen..... ...... 1.25 Anderson Jams, per doz. . . 05o Canned Corn, per doz. .... GOo Dried Beti, per can. . . . . .. lOo Canned Peas, per can. .... 5c Llbby's Extract Beef , . . . , . 35c Armour's Extract Beef .... 50o Tea Dost, per pound ..... 20S Mary Ann Cookies, pound 10c 22 lbs. Best Granulated Sugar... 01.00 STOSOYOn Secretary Sbair Nends Oat Ke . newed Assurances to Public That Honey Stringency Will Be Believed. ' Washington, Sept.25. Secretary Shaw today gave out r tbe following state-, ment: ' -,. -.,,--, "Money once covered Into, the treas ury (and this, of course, includes the sub-treasuries) cannot thereafter be de posited in banks. All custom receipts are by law payable to the sub-treasuries and treasury. The-only fund there fore available in banks is internal reve nue and miscellaneous receipts before they have been actually covered Into the treasury. Thev amount to about half a million per day, and since the string ency arose to their fullest extent, have been steadfastly returned to circula tion. This policy will be continued for 30 or 60 days and longer if necessary: "In the meantime national bank cir culation has been increased about $7, 000,000, largely , induced by the distribu tion of deposits and the further increase to the amount of eight millions is as sured. ' r "AH rumors of experiments have been unauthorized by the treasury department- It is to be hoped that the public will place no credence In vagaries start ed by irresponsible and untrusted men of the street. It is also hoped that the country will understand that the treas ury department, to the extent of its ability, will stand by the banks, east and west, north and soHth, and it is hoped also , that the banks will stand by every -business and every interest that is worth protecting. "The only way to get money out of the treasury Into circulation after it has actually been covered In, Is by the payment of legal obligations of the gov ernment. . These, may be anticipated. The department did anticipate the Oc tober interest. It now offers to antici pate all interest maturing between Oc tober 1 and the end of the fiscal year If presented within 60 days, at a rebate of two-tenths of one per cent. Der month, which is at the rate of 2.4 per cent, per annum. In other words, these obliga tions will be prepaid at such a rate as to allow the government to profit there by at 2.4 per cent, per annum. The amount maturing before June 30, 1903, is in round figures $20,650,000. The profit to the government, if this offer shall be accepted, will be in round fig ures 220,000. "There will be no experiments tried and no policy adopted until after ma ture deliberation and no feelers will be sent out. Anything to the contrary should be discredited." .Regarding the published report that he had resigned,. Secretary Shaw eaia: "I denied this "rumor in Chicago. It would seem unnecessary to repudiate a story that has no author and is built upon a false assumption and is enlarged upon simply to fill space. . The presi dent and secretary of the treasury are in thorough harmony. Of this there need be no doubt if the speeches made by tbe: president and the secretary will be reafl and compared, instead of the head lines." . x . .,... LUTHER BURNS QUITS. Resigns , Place as Governor's Secretary for R. I. Position.' Luther Burns has resigned as secre tary to Governor Stanley and will enter the general law offices of the Rock Is land on October' 1. Governor Stanley is out of the city, .today and it is not known who will succeed Mr. Burns. , Mr. Burns has only .decided upon this move within the"'iast :day or two. " He had expected to retire from the service of the state at the close of Governor Stanley's administration in January.but an opening in the .Rock Island legal de partment which was offered to him has tened the matter. Mr. Burns came to Torka a Governor Stanley's executive clerk three years' -ago. When Henry ; Alien l tsigntd as-the governor's secre i tary in April, 1901, Mr. Burns succeeded him and Harry Brent was appointed to succeed Mr. Burns. People who have had business " with the governor's office will regret to see Mr. Burns retire, particularly the news paper men, with whom he is a. favorite. CLUBBED TO DEATH. Renegade Striker PayS Penalty for Returning to Work. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 25. James Wenzal was clubbed to death today near the Grassy Island colliery within less than a mile of where the 13th regiment is en camped. Wenzal formerly was secretary of the Grassy Island local union of the United Mine Workers. He returned to work a few weeks ago and thereby gained the enmity of the other members of the union. No arrests have been made. Col. Watres, commanding the Thir teenth regiment, sent two companies to Forest City today. Everything was found to be quiet there and one com pany returned to camp at Oliphant. CUBAN TREATIES. A Batch of Them Is Being Prepared by Minister Quesada. Washington, Sept. 25. With the expecta tion of being ready to present to congress at the opening of its next session a fabric of treaties between the United States and Cuba, negotiations are pending between Mr. Quesada, the Cuban minister, and the state department with regard to a com mercial treaty, an extradition treaty and a treaty to adjust the title to the Isle of Pines. It is the purpose of Minister Quesada, it is stated, to draw up the commercial treaty on reciprocity lines. The fate of such a treaty will depend, naturally, on congressional action on the subject of Cu ban reciprocity. An extradition treatv between the United States and Cuba already has been drafted. The nrovision of the establishment of civil government in Cuba omitted the Isle of fines irora tne constitutional oounaane. nf Cuba, and left Its title to the future definition by the treaty. The United States has decided to leave tne lsiana unaer tne liirlsdiction of the Cuban eovernment until such a convention can be consummated. The Isle of Pines fs a municipality in tne district of the judicial district of Bejucal and a part or Havana province. LIBRARY MEN COMING. Second Annual Meeting of Associa. tion October 2 The second annual meetine of the -Kan sas Library association will be held In To peka on Thursday and Friday - of next week, October 2 and 3. James I. King, president of the" association and state li brarian, is sending out circular letters to all librarians in the state urging them to attend and become members of the asso ciation in order to advance the library in terests of the state On Thursday afternoon the association is invited to attend the meeting of the Topeka City Federation and listen to two addresses, one by President H. D. Perky of Oread Institute of Domestic Science, on "The Need and Value of Domestic Science in the Public Schools," and the other by President Wilkinson of the Kansas State Normal on "Manual Training." Thursday evening Miss L. E. Stearns of Madison, Wis., will address the association on the subject "Wanted: The Library Spirit." Miss Btearns- is official organiser of the Wisconsin free library commission. On Friday the business session of the associa tion will be held and new officers elected. A TSEAQURS 0? IliEIA. . IBjr M. Quad. .' Only a year ago. half a century after the famous Indian mutiny, a banker of Bombay estimated the still hidden treas ure of India at 109 minion dollars. . The Amount hidden awav duriiur the years of conflict was ten times this- sum, and a great deal of it was recovered for the gov ernment after peace came. For a score of years after mutiny bad been stamped out British officers at scores of posts spent their leaves of absence hunting for treas ure instead of tigers,, and now and then a rich find was made. - - In 183. while I was at the village of Bheeta, about thirty miles from Garrow, the government sent a commission of three officers to survey and inspect the village with a view to restoring it by .offering to rebuild the temple ana give free deeds to all settlers. - I was invited by the com mission to go along, and, this appearing a splendid opportunity for an extended in spection of the historic ruins, I accepted gladly. On arriving at a smll village call ed Mussan, six miles east of the village that we meant to survey, we were told of some strange things that had happened lately. It was declared that spirits had taken possession of the ruins. Strange llgrhts had been seen flitting about at night and a hunter whose ardor had led him among the ruins had heard the sound of stones being moved and had been pelted with rocks. Even the most Intelligent na tives of India are full of superstition, while the common villagers and farmers are im bued with it so thoroughly that sue ns and dreams guide most of their daily trans actions. The commission was headed by an Eng-! lishman named Grant of the dvtl service. The second was -a Mr. Artwell of the same branch and the third a Mr. Martin, who was a civil engineer. With them as sec- i retary and clerk was a young man named , Thompson. Little attention was paid to , the stories of the villagers, and next day we moved over and camped in a grove - on a stream about half a mile above the heads of the desolated town. -The site was- covered with shrubs and grass and vines, and here and there were groves of young trees. No tigers had been seen in that neighborhood for years, but the place looked like a paradise for panth ers, wolves, hyenas and serpents. That evening, while we were settling down in new quarters, a number of stones from un seen assailants were suddenly thrown with great force at one of the natives who had strayed beyond the limits of the camp, hitting him on the head and knocking him Insensible for several minutes. Tbe mis siles came from a thicket between us and the first ruins of the town, and after we had located the direction we fired a vol ley from our cruns and nut an end to the disturbance. The native servants were thrown into a state of great consternation, believing and arguing that our presence had offended the spirits keeping guard over the ruins, and but for Mr. Grant's threats the crowd would have bolted and left us. I thmk I see Into this business." he ex plained to us after the servants had been quieted' down. "These ruins have either been taken possession or by a band of robbers or there is a party here hunting for treasure. In either case our pres ence is 'undesirable and that demonstra tion was to drive us away. We'll try to maKe it a Dad job lor them, whoever tney are." Soon after daylle-ht one of the natives. who now had recovered a portion of his natural courage, inspected the shrubbery and found plenty of evidence that it had been occupied by men during the night. some oi tne stones tnrown at us were found to have been freshly broken from large blocks. "It's a ran of treasure hunters- for sure," said the " commissioner after this last proor hac been submitted, ana it .a quite needless to caution you that we must be verv careful. No one must enter the shrubbery alone, and we must be constant ly reaay lor an attack xney are aouoi less Sholaga men from the hills, and they will stick at notmng. After breakfast the five of us moved down on the head of the village, leaving the camp In charge of tne natives, oppo site the ruins of the temple we entered the thicket; Mr. Grant leading and the rest of us following in Indian file. We had not ad vanced a hundred feet when we heard sobs and moans from both sides of us. and one would have sworn that a doxen women in distress were wandering about. The sounds appeared quite close to us, yet we could not deteet the presence of a human being. Suddenly as we continued to push ahead the thicket echoed such screams and shrieks that my knees gave out, and I had to clutch a limb to support me. I expected to be ridiculed tor my ex hibit, but the others came to a halt, with serious faces, and the engineer said: "I m Dleasea ir tne sounas aoo t give me a chill, though I know it's all a blooming trick of the gang to keep us out. There must be a lot of fellows in there." A block of stone which seemed to be four feet long, a foot thick and three wide was lving in the grass within four feet of us as we stood in a rrouo. This block sud denly stood on end, rose into the air fully six feet and then fell to the earth with a jar and then fell "to the earth with a Jar which made tnings iremoie. i ten you simply what five of us saw or thought we saw. What sort of jugglery it was I don't pretend to say. but it was jugglery of some sort, of course. Directly after the stone fell four or nve large pieces oi roca came erashing about our ears, and no one hesitated to beat a speedy retreat. A measeneer was disoatched at once to Bheeta, which is a military post, but it was three days before the soldiers came up. There were 80 of them and though we heard nothing further from treasure hun ters while waiting we felt sure they were among the ruins. The troops entered from three different dirctions, having orders to shoot down anything they sighted, but the whole place was beaten up and only one native found. He was lying among the ruins of the temple with a broken leg. He was a Sholaga from the hills and after having been carried to camp and his tar juries attended to he talked freely. The party had numbered 50 men and had been working for two weeks when we appeared. The leader had been told of the existence of a cavern under the ruins of the temple, and tney naa laDorea nara in their efforts to reach it. As we afterward saw for ourselves, they had moved at least a thousand tons of debris before opening the cavern. Their appliances were of the ti id t nit and evervthlnK had been ac complished by main strength. The cavern was found tne aay me soiaiera came, anu In opening it this native had been hurt. His friends had abandoned him delibe--ately. but he bore them no grudge. On the contrary, he was gratified to know that the treasure had escaped the English. When nuked as to its vajue.his eyes spark- ii invmislv. pnd be answered: "Sahib, tnere were minions. urer aw men had each a neavy ioao ana nut ready to carrv when I fainted away. It would have made a hundred Englishmen rich for life." " - - We found the cavern to be a room eight feet long, six feet' broad and ten high. It hnri hn swent clean. The native said it was nearly full of gold and silver and plate and jewelry, ll so, me gross vuiuk wu b trnr.iindnui bis sum. and the fellows must have had to make two or three trips tp carry everytnmg away. ivopyrigni, isus, by C. B. Lewis.) TEACHERS'NEXTMEETINQ. Details for 1002 Meeting Will Be Arranged. Preparations for the 1902 meeting of the Kansas State Teachers' association will be completed at a meeting of the executive committee to be neia in io peka on October 11. The meeting will probably be the most practical for the common schools of the state that has ever been held In the history of the as sociation. The central idea of tbe entire meeting will be "The Rural School: Its Prob lems and Possibilities," and the prin cipal discussions and addresses will be along this line. The officers of the as sociation are anxious to get out a large attendance, especially of the district school teachers. - The members of the executive com mittee are Prof. Joseph H, Hill of the State Normal, president of the associa tion: Superintendent W. F. Murray of Kingman county; Superintendent Wil liam Fisher of Arkansas City; Prof. J. W. Wilson of the Atchison county blgh school at Effingham, and State Superin tendent Nelson. ' The rates for the association will be the last three days of 1902, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 29 31. . Heretofore tbe state meeting has generally conflicted with the Christmas festivities, and the committee wishes to avoid such a conflict this year. On the morning of December 30 Henry Sabin of Iowa, who was formerly chair man of thea'Commlttee of Twelve on Ru ral Schools" in the National Educational association, will deliver an address. His subject will be "The Rural School Curricu lum." The following morning Superinten dent D, E. Mcdure of Lansing, Mich, will speak on "The Rural School as a Social Center." On Tuesday evening the depart ment of music of Bethany college, Unas- uotion a a Tickets on sale October 2nd to 5th inclusive, good returning October 14th, except by depositing ticket, it can be extended to leave;, Washington as late as November Srd.2 Liberal stop-over privileges allowed. Special Kansas Trairv For the benefit of old soldiers sad their friends will leave Topeka 4:30 p. m. Thursday, October 2nd and will run through to Washington without change via the Santa Fe to Chicago, Big Four to Cincinnati and Chesapeake Sc 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. J For full information relative to rates, routes, 'Connections, and sleeping car reservations -Address ; ; ' T. L. KING, CP- & TV A. Topeka. M T" InvnAo Mnth Tnnela in. i. uaiiiwj ivfi -m PJCTO T- 820.00 to Ogden and Salt Lake City. 20.00 to Butte, Anaconda and Helena. 22.50 to Spokane arid Wenatchee, Wash. 25.00 to Everett, Fairhaven and New Whatcom, via Hun- tington and Spokane. .. .. - 25.00 to Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. 25.00 to Ashland, Roseburg, Eugene, Albany and Salem via Portland. 25.00 to San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other California Points. ! J. C. FULTON, Depot Agent, North Topeka, borg, will give a concert and the follow ing evening Prof. Qeorge K. Vincent of Chicago will lecture. ANOTHER WILL Ground on Which Young Strat . ton Bases a Contest. Colorado Springs, Col.. Sept. 25. The first legal step in the great battle of I. Henry Strattoa to break the will oi his fathvr, "W. 8. Stratton, was taken today when the son, through his seven attorneys, filed a suit In the county court of El Paso eounty, setting forth that he intends to contest tbe instrument filed as the will of his father and further denying that W. S. Stratton died possessed of a will. The son asks the court to appoint an administrator or ref eree to handle the estate and preserve it Intact pending the litigation which will continue for years. The purport of the suit ts that the wil! bearing the date of August S, 1901, was not the father's rightful will and that a second instrument is in existence but has not made its appearance yet. It is stated by the lawyers who did Mr. Stratton's busi ness during the multi-millionaire's last ill ness that he attempted to change the will of 1901. but was unable to do so through extreme weakness. - - LOCAL MENTION. The teamsters will meet tonight at 420 Kansas avenue to organize a union. Teh Santa Fe sent a special train of eight coaches, well filled, to the Atchison Corn Carnival early this morning. The Santa Fe wrecker was sent to Zarah on the Ottawa cut off at mid night. A derailed freight car was the cause. . Soft track at Wellsvllle caused a spreading of the rails and Santa Fe passenger No. 7 was compelled to come around by Topeka. . The Banda Rossa from Wellington In two coaches Was attached to the reg ular Atchison train this morning. They will furnish music for the Corn Carni val. . .- . . . . ' There will be a handicap golf tourna ment at the club grounds on the Kieth tract Saturday afternoon. The play will begin at 2 o'clock. The course is in good shape and some good scores ought to b made. F. L. Titus, formerly night wire chief of the Santa Fe telegraph system at Purcell, has been appointed wire eWef at the reorganised office at Fort Madi son. Mr. Titus' position at Purcell. is taken by H. N: Scholea. H. B. Miller, the Democratic nominee for county clerk, wants the statement that he is a candidate for clerk or tne KSEW HIS Seoond Horseman (on new horse): "Why did you tell the governor this never refused water?" Dealer's Mdi "Nstthtr he wont VcsIeington. D.C., and Return 026.75 a a EXCEPTIONALLY LOW RATES Topeka to the ; , West and North-West. DAILY DURING . September and October. F. A. LEWIS. . C P. T. A.; 525 Kansas Ave t district court -corrected. He admits that he wouldn't have much show to beat "Shell" Curtis, but thinks that bis chances against "Doc" Newman are very good. City Attorney Spencer will leave for Wichita, this evening to attend the con ference iot the officials of cities of the first class on the city charter act which haB been revised by W. A. S. Bird, of this city. The charter act will be pre sented to the next legislature for pas sage. It is a revision and compilation o'f all the laws regulating cities of the first class. . . MR. M'CAULEI'S SUIT. Wants $6,000 for Injuries Received a in a Runaway. The suit, of James McCauley against the Santa Fe railroad for J5.000 was begun before a Jury in the district court today. ,' McCauley was driving near the Santa Fe depot In April. 1900, when the team hitched to the Santa, Fe express wagon ran away and crashed Into McCauley's buggy. McCauley and his little boy were severely injured and he asks for the amount of damages on account of his Dersonal iniuries. Golf at Omaha Tourney. Omaha, Sept. 25. The qualifying round of the Trans-Mississippi Amateur Oolf championship for men began this morning with 51 pairs starting. They left at four minute Intervals, the last two contestants getting off at noon. The. sixteen lowest scores at medal play will qualify for the championship rounds and the next sixteen for the consolation dip series. The first round of match play for women started at , HARD LINES. From the Chicago Trlbune.l Plunkett "How are you getting along neighbor?" Trockmorton "Poorly. The necessi ties of life are so high, by George, that we can't afford to live on anything but luxuries these days." . AS HE UNDERSTOOD IT. From the Chicago News.l Smith "Where are you living now?" Brown "In St. Louts. Kver been there?" Smith "No." Brown "Well, come over and spend a week with us and you'll never live anywhere else." Smith "Why, Is the climate that fa tal?" BUSINESS. Awhen It's In uckat" v . ' " ' - ------- . , " " t