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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 7, 1902.
TOPERA STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXIX No. 248 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 10 esnts a week to any part of Topeka or uburbs, or at the same price in any Kansas town where the paper has a car rier system. By mail, one year J3.I50 Bv mail, three months ?0 Weekly edition, one year .W Saturday edition of dally, one year 1.00 Entered July 1, 1875, as second class Blatter at the postoffice at Topeka, Kan., under the act of congress. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell 'phone 107 Business Office ....Ind. 'phone 1075 Keporte.s' Room Bell phone 67J Reporters' Room Ind. S.ione 1071 " PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 800 and S3 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanderbllt Bldg. Paul Block, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 1540 Unity Bio's. Paul Block, Mgr. I"ClLi LEASED 'WTXV3 REPORT OF TS3 ASSOCIATED PBSS3. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or ranization 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 to also received. Somebody should erect a line fence be tween the good and the bad trusts. Things have come to a pretty pass when not even the New York Demo crats can act in a way pleasing to the Republicans. Commander McLean has made It plain that he alone intends to do all the fight ing that may become necessary in and about Panama. " Up to the present the efforts of. the New York World to secure the election of Mr. Hearst to congress have not been of the strenuous variety. Washington Post: There are people who are sorely disappointed because there is nothing "Ironquilllsh" in Com missioner Ware's annual report. If Mr. Carnegie sincerely desires to put his wealth to good use during his lifetime, he might come home, buy up the anthracite mines and operate them tor the good of the public. Not much has been heard abeut "Big Bill" Devery since Hill threw him out of the Saratoga convention. Probably he is busily engaged in putting a keen edge on his cutlery for use in the cam paign. Perhaps the government ownership of coal mines plank of the New York Dem ocrats may be accounted for by their desire to discredit the report that they are being furnished campaign funds by the trusts. The latest issue of Henry Clews' Financial Review points out that the great prosperity existing in the country would have caused a panic on Wall street if but for the timely arrival of Secretary Shaw. Nine dollars a ton is the price of soft coal in New York. Anthracite has no fixed price. One lot of five tons was old yesterday for $125 by one retailer, and S5 cents a bushel is being asked in some places. This is at the rate of 1.12 a ton. A cargo of-Welsh coal, has been put on sale at 115 a ton. coalT conclusions. From the Indianapolis News. Mr. Mitchell is wise In declaring that the recognition of the miners' union is the great thing and that he will give up all other things to effect a settlement on that basis and that this he will not give up. His critics should ask them selves if this is unreasonable before condemning it. All the railroads of the country are run by agreement with the brotherhoods of locomotive engineers and locomotive firemen. The great bulk of the bituminous coal industry of the country is conducted in the same man ner, committees of the operators and of the miners meeting annually and ad Justing the terms of employment for the year following. It is thus in almost ev ery industry in the country. What is there in the anthracite coal industry that should make It unfair that a simi lar plan should prevail therein; and is Mr. Mitchell extreme In standing out for an arrangement that works perfectly in other coal mines and in many Indus tries. Let us not be fantastic nor obstinate. The anthracite coal miners are not ask Jng to own or run the anthracite coal mines by this demand any more than the bituminous miners own and run those mines. As to obstinacy, let us recognize the force of the words of Mayor Low, of New York: "If the president's good offices are in effective, it is time to find out whether there Is any law in the land capable of dealing with a situation that threatens as much harm to the country as a pub lie enemy could Inflict." As a practical question the country Is going to have anthracite coal, and it can not be made to see that the conditions of getting it that prevail in other in dustries is unfair or Impossible in the anthracite industry. LOSSES PROM. FOREST FIRES. Investigation has shown that that. In an average year, 60 human lives are lost In forest fires, $25,000,000 worth of real property is destroyed, 10,274,089 acres of timber land are burned over and young forest growth worth, at the lowest estimate, S75.000.000, is killed. A special canvass of the country by the department of agriculture in 18U1 dis covered 12.000.000 acres of timber land destroyed by fire. These figures are mere estimates, which fall far short of showing in full the damage done. No account at all Is taken of the loss to the countrv due to the impoverishment of the soil by fire, to the ruin of water courses, and the drying up of springs. Even the amount of timber burned is very imperfectly calculated, and the actual quantity de stroyed is far in excess of that ac counted for. Forest fires In this coun try have crown so common that only those are reported that are of such magnitude as to threaten large com munities. The lumbering' Industry in remote-sections of the country may be ruined and people forced to flee for their lives without a mention of the disaster beyond the places near where it occurred. The fires that burnt this year in Washington and Oregon were uncom mon only in the number of lives lost. The burning of logging and mining camps and farm buildings, the loss to the country in the destruction of tim ber and young tree growth, is of yearly occurrence. Every fall, not only in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Wy oming, but up and down the Pacific coast and all over the Rocky Mountain country fires burn great holes In th forests and destroy the national wealth. The air of the mountains over hundreds of miles Is pungent with the smoke of conflagration, and navigation on Puget Sound has' often been impeded by smoke. The following comment by Dr. Henry Gannett, of the U. S. geological survey, should convey a fair idea of the damage done in the State of Washing ton: "In less than a eeneration two fifths of the standing timber has been destroyed In one of the richest timber regions on the continent, and of the de struction more than half has been caused by Are. Assuming that the tim ber would, if standing, have the value of 75 cents per thousand feet, not less than $30,000,000 worth has gone up in smoke, a dead loss to the people of the state." JAYHAWKEE JOTS. Ellis sidewalks need repairing. Lyon county cattle are dying from a plague of black leg. Strange to say the Bucklln Free Metho dist church is in debt. Harvey county will need 33,000 ballots for the November election. Two Humbolt beets weigh 29 pounds with the tops and loose dirt off. Ten hills to a bushel are the kind of potatoes they have in Smith county. Soon two banks will be doing business in Latham where now there are none. An Abilene man who has a $23 Panama hat is contemplating trading It off for a ton of coal. Floods so injured Cawker City that the Ledger required a supplement to tell of the damage. A superstitious Topeka woman doesn't object to "13" when one of the dozen eggs is a double yolk. Smith Center band girls will give a shadow: social. It should be no trouble to drum up a crowd. Just afterFarmer Shuey of Dickinson re fused $225 for his big bay team one of the horses laid down and died. Out of 153 guesses on a prize loaf of bread at El Dorado two women figured the exact weight 11 pounds. The biggest pumpkin at an Abilene prize show weighed 1164 pounds and the small est fiOH. Could this happen in any other state? This morning's Capital sees Craddock easily demolished in the joint debate with Bailey. But watt 'till the Wichita Beacon comes out. Dr. Wright of Emporia was thrown from his buggy and his shoulder dislo cated. He says its a case of the wrong Mr. Wright. A Stockton man wants information of a large white tank the high water carried off. He might do well to advertise in the New Orleans papers. Business seems fairly good for the Con cordia man who has two criminal suits and a breach of promise case on hands be sides a 2,000 acre farm. An Ottawa man of seventy years con tinues to rise daily at 4 o'clock although he hasn't a thing on earth to do save sit around and wait for breakfast. Up at Abilene the Janitor forgot to turn off the water and the city hall and con tents were ruined. And as if that wasn't enough the plumber was sent for. Among Galena's visitors is a real live prince. He is a direct descendant of Mon tezuma and staggers along through life tinder the title of "Prince Nanzeta de Velasco Montezuma." A Beloit party "doing" the Smoky and Solomon rivers in a steamer would have reached their journey's end sooner if fall ing waters had not left them stranded on the dam at Minneapolis. A Hertngton woman who married a week after divorce rather than waiting the regulation six months has had the divorce set aside. The first husband appeared just as surprised and Just as mad as the wo man. A colored resident of Pawnee can put a nickel pie in his mouth without leaving any of it on his lips. This can be readily believed when it is known that his mouth measures nine inches from ear to ear when open. Instead of "Father, dear father, come home with me now," a small boy entered a CofTeyville Joint the other night, grab bed his father by the coat-tail and angrily exclaimed: "You come home with me, you old fool." Editor Eckert of the Arkansas City Traveler owns an oil portrait of Lincoln, two-thirds life size, which he bought in 1RH5 for $17. a shotgun and a revolver. He has since been offered $300 but the picture is not for sale. Topeka pastors continue to see all the citizens of the capital city en route to the demnitlon bow-wows at an automobile gait. The world will never be quite as bad as they think it is, probably, nor so good as they think it ought to be. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. If a man is a jay, a white vest won't save him. Nearly every obituary notice is made ridiculous by flattery. A woman can look more completely dis gusted than a man. A glance backward is the only way to look Into the future. Nothing in the world is sweeter than a girl's attention to his parents. Ever notice how you hate some people that other people greatly admire? When people are mad at you, you never think they have any cause. Anybody can be a fool. Why not dis tinguish yourself by being sensible? You can't make all people love you In fact, if you watch one at it, jou arc a daisy. A man dealing a seven-up hand during the middle of the day, looks mighty shift less. When a man goes down to the depot to meet a train, there is great curiosity to see what he will draw. When a man reaches fifty he is lucky if he doesn't find two new griefs; his son- in-law and his kidneys. A man has two escapes from responsi lillity when he falls; by blaming it on either his wife or the weather. No bride can understand why a woman should take her troubles to the Lord when she has a man to care for her. Go into a grocery store, and one clerk will charge you 20 cents for an article while another will charge you only ten. Ever remark how cash customers are admired? You can save money, and at the same time be popular, by being a cash customer. When a farmer walks tip street with his wife, and stops and "talks", with the town politicians, ever notice how cross his wife looks? QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. A work of art generally results from the art of work. One "touch" of nature makes the whole world skin. No man's credit is so bad that he cau't borrow trouble. No, Maude, dear; canvasback duck is not sold by the yard. In theatrical life engagements generally last longer than marriages. Gold bricks are sometimes used in the construction of castles in the air. Even the returned Arctic explorer dreads a frost when he starts out to lecture. A woman may be as rretty as a picture, but seldom as pretty as a picture of her self. There are some people who would like to spend all their time at indignation meetings. Blobbs "Does your boarding-house have a good table?" Slobbs "Well, it's all right for ping-pong. Wiggs "Bjones has a remarkable mem ory." Wagg "Yes; one of those that are handy to forget with." De Tanque "My old uncle is nearly 90, and has never used glasses." O'Soaque "Always drinks from the bottle, eh?" Tommy "Pop, what Is the difference be tween news and gossip?" Tommy's Pop "Well, my son; if we tell it first it's news, but if somebody else gets ahead of us It's gossip." Nell "She Is quite literary, Isn't she?" Belle "Excessively so. She has even had slips printed setting forth the fact that the rejection of a man does not necessar ily imply lack of merit." Mrs. Muggins "They have a queer way of sending wedding presents out in Chi cago." Mr. Buggins "Wo tell me about it." Mrs. Muggins "Well, the sender writes on his card; 'Many happy returns of the day." " How high should a girl lift her dress. In crossing a muddy street? A couple o-f inches, or less, And still this is over two feet. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. Even the pessimist thinks he's an op timist. Any man who boasts of havingsmall feet also has a diminutive brain. Girls are illogical because they are too fond of begging the question. Some girls go abroad to complete their education and some marry at home. A yellow dog counts that day lost when nobody condescends to kick him. To the ills that flesh Is heir to the aver age woman adds the ills she never has. A woman can forgive a man's self-love If he also loves another and she is the other. When an old man marries a young wife it's usually a case of one-sided love and two-sided folly. The average man Is always anxious to meet the fool-killer for the purpose of sending him next door. Music may be the food of love, but love also manages to find room for large quan tities of ice cream and bonbons. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR From the New York Press. Grass widows are not as green as their name. It is better to be made a fool of by wo men than to be ignored by them. The woman who smokes does it as nat urally as the man who bathes the baby. In trade either you are afraid that the other fellow will cheat you or that you won t cheat him. Generally the old man with long, flow ing whiskers and benevolent mien is hav ing desperate flirtation with some slip of a girl. CONSULTS CABINET. President Koosevelt Discusses Coal Troubles Further. Washington, Oct. 7. The president was In consultation today for almost two hours with members of the cabinet relative to the coal strike situation. lie also talked over the situation with Dr. Albert Shaw and Dr. Lyman Abbott. About 11:30 o'clock Frank P. Sargent, commissioner general of Immigration, and for many years chief of the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen, arrived at the White House from his trip to Philadelphia, where he went as the emissary of the president to convey Mr. juitcneu or the united Mine Workers' association, the proposition of President Roosevelt that the miners resume work. Mr. bargent had not succeeded in seeing Mr. Mitchell. The president, however. had heard from CommiEsIoner of Labor Wright, who saw Mr. Mitchell on the same errand last night in Philadelphia, and the latter's report was that Mr. Mitchell desired to consider the proposi tion and lay it before his associates. After a conference of an hour between the president, Attorney General Knox. Postmaster General Payne. Mr. Sargent and General James S. Clarkson, it was de cided to give out the above statement. This was prepared and issued by Secretary Cortelyou shortly before 2 o clock. HID IN CHURCH TOWER. Atchison Woman Found After 15 Days Without Food. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 7. A special from Atchison to the Star says: Miss Maggie Lynch, a seamstress who disappeared 13 days ago, was found in the tower of Sacred Heart church In West Atchison this morning where she had been without food or water for over two weeks She was in a ' semi-conscious condition when found. Miss Lynch, who had shown signs of insanity, says she hid in the church tower to elude persons who were bent on taking her life. MITCHELL OBJECTS. Unfavorable Attitude Towards Roosevelt's Proposition. Buffalo, Oct. 7. It is learned from a reliable source that the proposition made by President Roosevelt was dis cussed at tvie afternoon session of the coal conference, and that President Mitchell has taken an unfavorable atti tude toward ii. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. John Freeman, colored, died Sunday morning of heart failure tt the age of 94 years. He had been a resident of Topeka for 30 years. The funeral was held Mon day from the residence, 201 Jackson street. SWAYZEJN CHAIR Presided at Independent Meet ing Last Night. J. W. Gleed and George W. Clark Spoke. Oscar K. Swayze, deputy county clerk, presided at the meeting of the Indepen dent forces at the First Christian church last night. The meeting, like the others, was in the interest of Stahl and Steb bins, Independent candidates for sheriff and county attorney. J. W. Gleed was the first speaker. He said: "I see that County Attorney Nichols is asking for the votes of people who favor the enforcement of law and giv ing as a reason 'that he has prosecuted all the cases against joints that were brought to him.' "In the case of any law which the county attorney 'approves' and desires to enrorce. tne moment he has reason to believe or to suspect that a crime has been committed, he goees after the evi dence to prove that crime. The sheriff does the same. They do not wait for somebody to prepare the case for them. touch course the eoufity attorney re gards as his duty, and It is his duty. It is even more his duty in the case ot tne liauor laws, by reason of special statutes to that effect. The county at torney has reason to believe that the liquor laws are being violated constant ly that sales are being made and nuis ances maintained. The newspapers are constantly designating the places, his eyes and sense of sjiell are constantly giving him information, and men are constantly pleadine- sniiltv to sneh charges and receiving small fines in the ponce court, mere could not be much stronger evidence than that that nuis ances are being maintained and crimes committed. "The law never was and never will be enforced by county atorneys who wait for private citizens to spend money and time to prepare their cases for them. Kut over and above all this. Mr. Nichols's attitude has been such that any private citizen would have been a rooi to spend time and monev orenarine cases for him. expecting that he would prosecute them in good faith." Mr. Uleed then related the incidents of his interview with County Attorney iicnois as torn in nis auditorium speech. Rev. C. A. Finch, pastor of the First Christian church, was the next speaker. .tie saia ne reit it to be his duty and the duty of every decent man to support the independent candidates. He said he was supporting them because thev were pledged to enforce the prohibitory law. Mr. Finch was followed by George W. Clark, who made the race for county at torney against Mrs. Nichols two years ago. He said he was neither a Republican nor a Prohibitionist, but he was as heartily in favor of the election of Stahl and Steb bins as any of the other speakers of the evening could be. He pointed out that the primary question was not as to the wisdom of the prohibitory law, but as to the duty of public officers to obey their oath of office, and execute such laws as the legislature in its wisdom had seen fit to enact. He said:. '"Two years ago many law abiding citizns believed that any suc cessful opponent notwithstanding his per sonal opinions regarding the policy of proniDition, and the manner of his nom ination, would endeavor to do his duty under his oath of office, but were griev ously disappointed at his interpretation of the meaning of thj statute relating to the office of county attorney, as set forth in nis open letter to the attorney general and are now supporting Mr. Stebhins. The chances of success are much greater than tney were two years ago. I am fully con fident Mr. Stebbins will be elected. No one acquainted with him can rightfully question his integrity or his ability to dis- cnarge the duties incumbent upon the county attorney, as satisfactory as any of his predecessors have done. Nothing mat i could say would add to the high position that Mr. Stahl occupies in the regard of the people of this county. Vote for both of them and you will have no occasion to regret it." A reference to Chairman Swjtsp broncrh wiax genneman to nis reet witn the follow ing statement: 'Mr. Clark was surnrised to see me here aim inus leit tne impression with vou thai l was out of place in this meeting. I do not reel out or place, lama Republican and have been one all my iife, and still re. ruse to De anything else but a Republican I have slmplv caught uo with mv m. science, and mean to vote as mv conscience dictates. I have quit voting as some com mittee demands. There have been no Re publican nominations this vear and th county central committee can not whip me into line to -vote for 3 Democrat. Tlio Lucas-Nlchols-Kaczynski-Hodgins crow.1. that are now sc fearful of the Republi can party's welfare, are the ones that the Ktpublicans nad to tight hardest in the Kepley campaign, and again in the last city election. TALK OF HYGIENIC CAFE. Commercial Club Will Consider One for Topeka. At the regular October meeting of the Commercial club Wednesday evening, the matter of securing the meeting of the I O. O. F. grand lodge of the state for this city a year hence will be considered. This year the meeting is in Pittshurg. Secretary F. D. Coburn of the Stat noara or agriculture will also report on the results of the offering for prizes for the- best samples of Kansas-grown corn "Shall e Have a Sanitarium and Hygienic Cafe in Topeka?" will be dis cussed. This contemplates the establish ing of such an instittuion in Topeka by the Battle Creek, Mich., people, who have a number of such over th country and who for some months have been looking at several Topeka properties with a view to placing one here. Murdock and Rolllson, agents of the Fenton Spring company of Fenton, Mich., are here with a view to locating a branch factory in this city if the inducements are favorable. They have machinery at the National hotel for the purpose of showing their method of manufacturing springs. The parent institution is at Fer.ton. but they have a number of minor ones in dif ferent cities. There will also be some cor respondence iegarding electro-plating Topeka, Trimmers and Cutters Strike. Chicago, Oct. 7. A strike of trimmers and cutters belonging to the Brother hood of Custom Cutters and Trimmers, United Garment Wrorkers of America against the special order of clothing workers, was instituted today. Presi dent Rickert, of the cutters' union, said this mornins that if the order issued early today from the headquartes of th local union was obeyed about 14,000 workers will be affected. Judge Peters Cancels Sates. , LaCrosse, Kan..,. Oct. 7. Judge S. R Peters, who was Injured yesterday by being thrown from his carriage, left for his home at Newton this morning, ac companied by Congressman Long and his secretary. He rested well during the night. Judge Peters has cancelled number of his speaking dates. . . Receiver for Hotel Wanted. Omaha, Oct. 7. Rome Miller, a local capitalist, today applied to the district court for a receiver for the Kitchen Bros. Hotel company, which operates the Paxton hotel, one of the lartrest in the city. Mr. filler, in has petition, avers that he owns one-third of the stock of the company, valued at $157,000 a. i alleges mismanagement of the propel ty, aEkin3 also that recent saien oi me stock and land made by tne company be set aside The hearing was set ! October 11. FARMER'S CONGRESS. Twenty-second Annual Session Opens. Macon. Ga.. Oct. 7. The twenty-sec ond annual session of the Farmers' Na tional congress was opened in this city today with an estimated attendance of 1,500 delegates, representing every state n the union. The meeting was called to order by President George L. Flan ders, who delivered his annual address. Mr. Flanders said in part: "The granaries of the world are being filled until today we are confronted with the fact that In the United States five and two-thirds millions farms are producing five and one-half billion dollars' worth of agricultural products, a sum said to be much in excess of the total income of the farmers at any other time in their history in this country. This year we are raising in the United States as much corn as was raised in the world last year. 'The education that has been going on in the interest of the agriculturalist during the last 30 years has produced wonderful results, but all ,or nearly so. are on one side of this two-sided Ques tion upon the side of the production, without touching the question of distri bution, of the question of the relation of the agriculturist to the government or governments under which he lives and by virtue of which he is protected. We are living in an age of combinations, an age when corporations and corporate interests unite for purposes which to them seem wise and just, an ase when the labor element is organized for pur poses which to it seem Just and risht, an age in which capital, generally speaking, is organized and combined for reasons which to it seem iust and right. so that when any problem arises from tne question of distribution to the ques tion of legislation they are prepared at short notice to determine what action should be taken and then act as a unit. What is true of these combinations is not true of the agricultural popula tion, and yet that population is ten-twenty-ninths of the entire number en gaged in the industrial pursuits of this country. The scope of our educational work should now be such that it will extend to this class of our population, the theories and fundamental principles of constitutional law should be taught alongside the fundamental principles underlying the production of agricul tural products. Those principles are stable, underging few changes. Every agricultural citizen should understand that the government of the United States under which we live is a govern ment ot derived powers, that it has no powers except tnose that have oeen con ferred upon it and that the conferring was done by the sovereign states of the union and that the matter conferred is enumerated in that document known as the constitution of the United States and that when he desires the national government to do anything in his inter est he must first know whether the pow er to no tnat tning nas been given that government in that instrument. It tne power has been conferred then it is plausible and feasible to petition the congress of the United States to do the thing desired, but if it has not been con ferred then all the effort nut forth in that direction is utckss because if such a law were passed it would be. declared uncon stitutional by the United State.3 courts. I believe tnat no better work can be taken up along educational lin"S in addi tion to the work already done than to put the agricultural population of this country in possession of such knowledge 2elativc to the government and its workings as will qualify or equip each and every one to at any time step into the legislative halls of any state in the union or the congress of the United States and legislate with intel ligence upon the questions that will be placed before them." MOB OF WOMEN Throw Bocks and Clubs at Non- Union Sliainokin Miners. Shamokin, Pa., Oct. 7. Late this afternoon a mob of 2,000 men, women and children assembled on the hill near the Royal Oak colliery of the Lewellyn company near here and threw rocks and clubs at the non-union men because they were aiding in the preparation of coal. The mob grew so threatening that Frank Lewellyn, one of the owners, or dered a temporary cessation of work and called on Sheriff Dietrich to send troops. Troops are expected from Mount Carmel. The mob is watching for the non-unionists who are still at the mines to go home. ATTEMPTED HOLD UP. Shots Fired Into Coaches of Rock Island Passenger. Guthrie, Ok., Oct. 7. An attempt was made last right near Siding No. 1 to hold up the fast Rock Island passenger train westbound. A number of shots were fired into the coaches but no one was hurt. The train had just entered the canron where in 1S95 a desperate train robbery was committed by the Jennings gang, when a number of shots were hred at the train, three ri"e out lets passed through the coach windows, causing a panic among the passengers, while several others struck the sides of the car. The engineer increased the speed of the train. Thore is no clue to the identity of the road men. GO WAY BACK, LANSING. Topeka Now Has a mysterious Skele ton of Its Own. J. K. Cecil, the well known nursery man, unearthed a ekelton while working on his ground last evening. He was digging a ditch within a few feet of his front gate' preparatory to putting in some drain pipe and when about two feet of earth had been removed the skeleton was brought to light. The skeleton is almost perfect, al though some of the rib bones are miss ing and tb thigh bones are not in such good condition. The other bones are well preserved, eespecially the bones of the face. The teeth are nearly perfect, only two front ones being missing. From the looks of the skeleton the map must have been of unusual heiffht. Near the bones was found a crescent, presumably of silver, and inside of it was a medal. Pieces of walnut boards were also found. Mr. Cecil's theory is that the body was prcbably buried much deeper, but in .the years that have passed the rains have washed the earth away leaving: te body so near the sur face that it was finally discovered. Winston Churchill for Congress. Cornish.N. H.. Oct. 7. Winston Churchill, the novelist, has made his en trance into politics through the medium of the Republican representative caucus which gave hiu a nomination. This is considered equivalent to an election. PRESIDENT'S POLICY. Negro Bishop's Pleased With Outlook. Washington, Oct. 7. Bishop Alexander Walters of New Jersey, Bishop G. W. Clinton of North Carolina and Rev. L. L. Carruthers of New York, representing the executive committee of the Afro-American council, called upon President Roosevelt today to ascertain his attitude toward the movement among certain Republicans of the south to exclude the negroes from participation in the councils of the party. They were especially solicitous of ascer taining whether the president endorsed the action of the Republicans in North Caro lina and Alabama with this end in view. They were presented to the president by General James Clarkson, surveyor of the port of New York. After the interview the colored men expressed themselves as highly gratified with what the president had said to them. They announced that the president had stated to them that his actions in all mat ters affecting the race was his answer as to his attitude toward the colored men; at In appointments, the character, the intelligence, the esteem in which the ap pllepnt was held in the community in which he lived would be the first consid eration and that no man would be ext eluded or appointed because of his color. That he heartily disapproved of the ef forts of certain Republicans in the south to exclude the negites from participation in politics waa Vnown, so they represented the president as having stated, to those in authority In th movement. Moreover, it also was stated tl.at the president had cited his :f :tion In removing District At torney Vaughn of Alcbama who was the head of the white Republican movement in the state, as evidence of his attitude. It is intimated that this attitude would bo further emphasized in the appointment of his successor. When Bishop Walters and his associates departed they expressed thwraHs as completely satisfied with the president's attitude and it is understood tha they will issue a statement defining their posi tion as well as the president's attitu. OPERATORS CONSULTED. Move in Strike Situation Regarded aa Significant. ! Buffalo, Oct. 7. When the committee and the miners' officials met at 2 o'clock it was announced that one of the mem bers had been in communication with a prominent coal operator. The fact that negotiations between tne committee and President Mitchell had progressed to such a stase that it was deemed ad visable to consult one of the operators was regarded as significant. It had been stated by several members of the committee early in the day that no un derstanding existed between the oper ators and manufacturers, and that no step in that direction would be taken until some feasible plan had been set tled upon by the conference. A statement of today's proceedings will be given out on adjournment. LOCAL MENTION. J. M. Padgett has purchased the C. D. Purden residence at 1409 Topeka avenue, for $o,200 He will occupy it as a resi dence. The Topeka Elks will hold a meeting Wednesday night when proposed amendments to the by-laws will be voted upon. Edward Strawn. a repairer in the Santa Fe freight car sheds, is in the hospital owing to an Injury caused by running a nail in his left foot. Delia Harris filed suit for divorce from Ed Harris in the district court this morning. She charges cruelty and says he sold the organ and pocketed the money. A neighborhood scran was settled in police court last evening. Roy and Wes ley Jones were fined $3 each for disturb ing the peace of Mrs. Jane McCullough, a neishbor. The Kansas Medics foot ball team will play the Haskell Indians at Law rence next Monday. Kansas City high school will play the Topeka high school in Topeka Saturday. Thomas Gillispie, colored, died last night. The funeral will be held from the First African Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The members of Fort Pillow post of the G. A. R. will attend the services. G. C. Dean, the North Topeka man who was arrested for stealing a bicycle from O. A. Keene. pleaded guilty to petit larceny in city court this morning and took a f-ne of $10 and costs, which he could not raise and was locked ud. All east-bound trains over the Santa Fe today carried nearly twice their usual equipment in order that the Kan sas City carnival business might be properly handled. The "plug" and 114. east-bcund local passenger, each had seven coaches. The Cathedral club will meet Wednes dv night at Guild hall. An invitation is extended to all literary men in Topeka. A. D. Gray will read a paper on Edgar Allen Poe and Dr. H. W. Roby will read a poem. There will be music and an in formal social affair following. An accident occurred on the railroad crossing last week. TM?re was a man standing on the railroad track who did not wear an Edward E. Straus3 & Co. suit. Dc not let accidents occur to you. Come in and have your measure taken for one of these famous suits and you I will be safe. Zanditon Supply Co., 217 Kansas avenue. j Just after the show last night, what was supposed to be a fire was discover- j ed in the rooms over Eagle's cigar store, ; 729 Kansas avenue, the street was full j of people at the time, and they at once j began to yell "pre." The rVnartment ; was turned out and found no fire, but a : plumber attempting to repair a broken : steam pipe. The volume of pteam pour- i ing out of the window and the electric I lights in the background give a nerfect j immitation of a raging interior fire. Material is being unloaded at the Mis- 1 souri pacific crossing of the Santa Fe. for a new interlocking signal plant to he operated- ioint-v 1:- the two roads. There are a great many of these in use along the Santa Fe. and they seem to have proven the safest means ol avert ing collisions which misht result from trains on one road striking those on the other. Another advantage is that it is not required for an erineer to come to a full stop and indeed the speed may be but little slackened, as the tower man controls a system of signals plain ly visible to the engineer. Roosevelt Sees Visitors. Washington, Oct. 7. The president's condition continues satisfactory. He saw Quite a number of visitors today. Gail Hamilton's First Heat. Fair Grounds, Lexington, Ky., Oct 7 Gail Hamilton won the first heat of the $14,000 Kentucky futurity. John Mc second. Anak, third. Time. 2:14. The Rajah, favorite, was distanced. Motermen's Strike Quiet. Saratoga, N. T., Oct. 7. Glen Falls has become the center of the trouble in con nection with the motormen's strike on the Hudson Valley railway which went into effect August 3 and which led to calling out last night of the entire Second regi ment. The situation today is compara- tively quiet. The regiment will go into Tilings Like Best Often Disagree With Us Because we overeat of them. Indl gestion follows. But there's a way to escape such consequences. A dose of ft . good digestant like Kodol will reliv you at once. Your stomach is simply too weak to digest what you eat. Tnat's all indigestion is. Kodol digests the food without the stomach's aid. Thus tht stomach rests while the body is strength ened by wholesome food. Dieting is un necessary. Kodol digests aDy kind ol good food. Strengthens and invigorate. Elodol ElaSses . Rich Red Cfood. Prepared only by E. C. DbW itt A Co.. Chin The ft bottiecoDtalpgSH tiroes tbe f0c. aie. BewsTrsiiEizeisALVf A certain cure for piles and skin disease Solid Comfort Speed Safety -Scenery a,s a. Vrfl at a s s n ixjm x 1 &t ' top- 1 1 f r a e a ? I M Y CHICAGO TO NEW YORK Three Trains Daily Enquire of year nearest Railroad Ticket Agent or write GEO. A. CULLEN Oen'l Western Pass'r Agent 103 Adams Street, Chicago CHEAP SETTLERS' RATES TO THE FAR WEST AND NORTHWEST. The Burlington Route renews the low one-way settlers' rate of $25.00 from Missouri river to California. Portland and the Puget Sound country every day during September and October, with correspondingly low rates to the Spo kane district and the Butte-Helena dis trict; also proportionate rates from interior Missouri, Kansas and south west territory. "The Burlington Northern Pacific Ex press" is the great through train leav ing Kansas City daily, for the north west. Through Coaches, Chair Cars (seats free). Standard and Tourist Sleepers to Butte, Helena, Spokane. Tacoma, Seattle, Portland. Connecting train from Denver at night joining this northwest train at Alliance, Neb. VISIT THE OLD HOME EAST. Home visitors' excursions to points it Ohio and Indiana: dates of sale Sep tember 2, 9, 16 and 23: limit 30 days. Also excursion rates to Ohio and In diana during the first week of October at the time of the big Grand Army re union in Washington, D. C. TO CHICAGO The Burlington's fa mous "Eli" is the best known and most popular train from Kansas City and 3t. Joseph to Chicago. TO ST. LOUIS Two dally trains carrying all classes of standard Bur lington equipTient. HOMESEEKERS EXCURSIONS. On the first and third Tuesdavs of August, September and October, to" many sections of the west and north west. Consult nearest ticket agent or write the undersigned for full Information printed matter and the least cost of your proposed trip. K. H. CROZIER, X. P. a., 823 Main St. Kansas City, Mo. L. W. WAKELET. Gen'l Pass'r Aseai, St. Louis, Mo. C. M. LEVEY. Ueueral Manasnr, bt. Lxu:s. Mo. anger ol contracting Sickness if you use ater That's the Kind furnished by the Water Co. Telephone 122. 625 QUINCY STREET. camp in the vicinity of the group of towns, including Glens Falls, South Gleai Falls, Sandy Hill and Fort Edward. I if Pu W