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TOFJSILA BTA.TJS I U UlLNALi, lltlDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 10, 1902.
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXIX No. 227 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrleT, 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 mall, one year $3.80 By mall, three months 90 Weekly edition, one year SO Saturday edition of daily, one year 1.00 tEntered Julv 1, 1875, as second class matter at the postoffice at Topeka, Kan., under the act of congress. " TELEPHONES. Puslness Office Bell 'phone 107 Business Office Ind. 'phone 10. 2 Reporters' Room Bell -phcne Si Reporters' Room Ind. 'phone 10i 1 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building;. 800 and (02 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanderbilt Bide. Paul Block, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 1540 Unity Bids. Paul Block, Mgr. ITTLt. LEASED REPORT OP TS3 ASSOCIATED P 8.333. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that great news or- f anlzatlon for exclusive afternoon publica lon 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. The New Orleans strikers rested yes terday from their arduous duties or hooting policemen. ' One good thing a'oout City Engineer ilcCabe is that he knows bad brick When he sees them. Football casualties ara not numerous this yc-ar. The game must be in a pro cess of defeneration. A colored minstrel show is a mighty poor imitation of a white man's imita tion of a negro minstrel. Mr. Mitchell seems to be almost as much of a success at keeping his own counsel as Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan him self. When the laboring men in Switzerland Strike they do it right. They do allow the bakeries ' to continue business though. ' Eugene P. Ware must fill' the bill. He hasn't been condemned for discrimina tion by the national meeting of the C A. R. Mr. Moses of Kansas failed to lead the irrigation congress out of the wil derness. They insisted on staying in the beaten path. President Baer of the Reading railroad has apparently descended from his throne. He says the miners may go back to work if they wish. Senator Burton must have had a coach while he was in Hawaii. He has explained his position on Cuban reci procity since he has returned. The G. A. R. postmortem on ex-Commissioner Evans, while considerably out of date, nevertheless caused a good many people a thrill of satisfaction. The Independent forces In Shawnee county are showing no signs of quit ting. When the crack of the party whip doesn't scare men they are desperately in earnest. It would seem that the he-monarch of Servia is behind the times in reference to the features put upon the royal stage. No earlier than last Wednesday he got "The Royal Box." Topeka needs more schools, and needs them badly. In this day of the world a municipality owes the public adequate school facilities, and it is next to crim inal not to furnish them. President Roosevelt doesn't always have things his own way. President Mitchell didn't consider his plan for set tling the miners' strike good enough to warrant its acceptance, and turned it down. Editor Sheridan may have to prove hi3 charges against Editor Allen. When a newspaper editor gets mad enough to sue a brother editor for libel he is dan gerous. Editors are used to having all sorts of things said about them. The open season for game commis sioners in on in Colorado. Last Mon day, finding other game exceedingly scarce, a band of Indians potted Com missioner C. W. Harris and his horse. The commissioner escaped with a wound, but it is said the Indians are foolishly fond of potted horse. Some Tale students recently turned an awfully clever trick on Mrs. Carrie Nation. They got her to pose for a photo, into which they introduced a little of every thing the old lady most hearti ly detests. Oh Aw-Haw-Havy, Aw-Haw-Haw, Hah Jove! What ripsnott lng fun it must be to torment an old woman. A Topeka man who makes the mis take of thinking that women do not know anything about politics submits the following: "There is a rumor, you know, that Frank Stahl and Tom John son are liable to go in together and stop the coal strike in New Jersey, or that Mark Hanna has bought up the joint ists to vote for Stahl, or or something like that well you know what I mean." "Oh, yes, indeed, isn't that just lovely." Note. No. the person who wrote this is perfectly sane; it is only a sample of the average woman's political ideas. JAYHAWXER JOTS. ' One attraction of the Winfield fair is a even-pound beet. The dog poisoner is doing successful work at Medicine Lodge. A Concordia elm tree planted last spring Is Just putting forth leaves. Owing to too much water the joint mil linery opening was a failure at Burden. Another Kansas curio Is a Wellington horse 11 years old that has never tasted corn. An Ernporla jointist who is a cripple, de livers beer to his customers in a wagon drawn by a goat. Hence his title, "John the Goat," Coesn't it seem odd to think of a horse race being postponed away out at Medi cine Lodge on account of the mud. Pratt Baptists have pre-empted a claim on the Thanksgiving night social this early. "Trust" was the special feature of a Phillipsburg pastor's sermon. All the con gregation, save the merchants, applauded. The latest merger at Pratt was a reck less grocery wagon driver and 40 dozen "fresh" eggs. But the trust quickly went broke. Arkansas City pokes fun at Topeka some. But that city is now enduring a pulpit lecture nightly entitled "The Reign of Law." A Pratt county man married his aupt, a widow, with two children. Ones he re alize that he is iiable to a $1,0(X fine and imprisonment? The sole excuse of a Dickinson county man for a dislocated shoulder is in trying unsuccessfully to reach the top of a tele phone pole on Sunday. A Kerwin "hung" Jury to relieve the monotony, sneaked off to the theater, but the play was so dull they returned to court at the hrst fall of the curtain. A four days' family reunion is one of the coming events in an Atchison county neighborho.xl- Of eleven children the youngest Is 15. All will be present with their kin. A modest liltle McPherson county wo man who pretends not to know a -hoc from a spade is exhibiting two sweet po tatoes weighing over six pounds from her own garden. GLOBE SIGHTS. tFrom the Atchison Globe. 1 Some "compliments" are insulting. An Atchison girl's beau is so insignifi cant that her friends call him her beau ttte. After you have known a man a few years you begin hearing him repeat his stories. An Atchison couple actually came to blows before they were married. That breaks the record. They used to say that if a boy found an article three days in succession, it was a sign he stole all cf them. Every girl of 1(1 seems to regard the brothers and sislers younger than she is as so many harjzers-on. When a man is cross and feels tough he ought to go homo and rawl into bed and hide until he recovers. We don't want to grumble, but isn't it a fact that men pay more heed 10 decorat ing the outside of their heads than the inside? Church White says he is not afraid of the devil, but that he is always afraid of a dog on approaching a strange house. There seems to be one way in which a woman can distinguish herself which she aften fails to do: by making her children mind. When a man is nominated for an office and suddenly becomes "gcmnl," people laugh at him. The best way is to "elee tiemeer" all the time, by being genial, fair, obliging, industrious and honorable. The people are getting so old fashion".! that when a boy is born, everyone says: "Goodness, is the one before it able to walk jet?" Force of habit is vers- powerful. A horse switches his tail in summer from neces sity, and keeps it up half the winter from force of habit. An engagement will be announced next week which will surprise no one more than the man himself. He is not engaged yer. but the girl has noticed symptoms, and says he will be. F.y the time a man has paid for his little cottage in full, his family has grown ro larsre that a new one is needed and an other debt is assumed. No matter how poor a woman may have been, if she becomes wealthy, she never makes the mistake of wearing a ping pong dress to play golf in. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR From the New York Press. Blood will tell, but never age when it is a woman. It is very hard for a modest girl to prove she is not bow-legged. In these days it costs more to run the furnace than it used to cost to run a battleship. A woman can be awful big in spots witnout letting anybody know it when she is ail dressed un. It is the careful wife who wakes a man out of a deep sleep to ask him if there is anything she can do to make him sleep comfortably. PRESS COMMENTS. For the Canteen. Cincinnati Enquirer: It is claimed by some of those familiar with military affairs that the temperance organizations have not accomplished as much reform among civilians, on an aver age calculation, as the army canteen has among the soldiers. The dispensation of beer and light wine in the military camps has been discontinued. Those soldiers who are given to drink are said to be going outside their reservations and patronizing establishments where liquor that will "make drunk" at forty rods is sold. The testimony on both sides of the case Is very interesting, and when the army bill comes up in the next session of congress, and when the question of "canteen or no canteen" is under consideration, there will be a "show day" in the house of rep resentatives. Roosevelt Sincere St. Louis Republic: That the president is sincerely trying to end the coal strike is evident from the re quest which he sent yesterday to The min ers in the anthracite regions. He asks them to return to work, after which he will appoint a commission to investigate their grievances, the report of this com mission to be the basis for favorable rec ommendations which he will make to con gress. True, this action of the president is no guarantee that the trouble between the miners and operators will be settled in ac cordance with their wishes, for the prom ise of a third party, as the president must remain, cannot be binding on congress nor can congress insure satisfaction to either party. However, it is the best which he can do under the circumstances. It is probable that the report of such a commission would be accepted by the house of representatives, the members of which must receive the indorsement of their constituents every two years. It is more difficult to forecast what action would be taken in the senate.' a body which is very deliberate with radical measures. The people desire first of all that the strike be ended on terms which will as sure the breaking of the coal famine. The miners will certainly have public senti ment with them if they returm to work pending congressional action, an advan tage which is not to be despised. This advantage will be the greater when It is considered that the coal which is be ing hauled across the Atlantic from Wales is carried by the shipping combine re cently organized by J. P. Morgan. It is gradually dawning on the public that this financial king is losing nothing by pre venting industrial peace. This most, re cent vicarious piece of business philan thropy only adds to his reputation for swelling the profits . of the concerns in which he is interested. Plundering Pension Agents. Snn Francisco Chronicle: The annual report of the commissioner or pensions serves every year to remma the people of this rountrv of the extent to which unscrupulous "pension agents" have been able to plunder them by causing the sympathy of those deserving of pen sions to be directed to procure pensions for those who do not deserve them. Our pensioners at the end of the fiscal yeir closed numbered S)i9,446. There is doubt less a round million of them by this time, for they are increasing. There are already pending apr! icat'ons for pensions on account of service in the war with Spain, nine-tenths ot which are unquestionable without merit, and of which not one in a hundred would have ever been filed ex cept for the unblushing and persistent so liciting of the disreputable crew of pension Not a Shoemaker in town c.n make as good a shoe as our Walkover It's a H New A Pair rijK Free a for I Jt j the 1 - Pair jl 11 that! SM goes 1 F . --yirS-Bir- L62z ruy. agents who are debauching the morals of our young men. The country is beginning to get restive under this abuse of its sym pathy. The cure for the disease Is the re peal of all laws which permit any one. for a fee, to rcpiesent another in securing a pension. And the sooner the remedy is applied the better. Friendly to Socialism. Indianapolis News: AH over the country there are men, who, in the past, have had a horror of state so cialism, who arc at the present moment seriously discussing the question of at least a temporary operation of the anthracite mines by the government. That the gov-, ernment has the power so to acquirefirrd. operate the mines we suppose is reasona bly elee.r. Of cc urse. by government we do not mean the president, but congress and the president. We have of late learned, many of us to our sorrow, that this gov ernment has power to do pretty much ev erything that it mav think to be necessary,, and that the constitution is a rather elas tic affair. Certainly the general welfare clause-has been stretched pretty far and there is little reason to doubt that it could be made to cover the present emergency. With people of our race the" question al ways is whether a given policy is neces sary. -If it is. we are usually willing to agree to it, without regard to logic or consistency. Bound though we are by precedents, we never hesitate to disregard old and to make new ones, when we find ourselves confronted by what we believe to be an overruling necessity. But logic, consistency and mere abstract principles have little pert in our political thinking We do not feel that in the doing of a par ticular thing we are establishing a prind pie. For instance, there is no logical reason why the government that carries the mails should not also operate the tel egraph. But it does the one and does not the other. And no one thinks that the do ing of the one imposes the slightest obli gation of doing the other. The question, and the sole Question is, what is best in each particular case. Praise for an Official. New York Post: Evidently the campaign in St. Louis against the boodlers of the board of al dermen and the 4-orruptionists who paid them money is to be conducted, with thoroughness and celerity. The prompt conviction and sentencing to five years' imprisonment of R. M. Snvder. the wealthy banker of Kansas City, who paid large sums to the boodlers in or der to "promote" the Central Traction franchise, will undoubtedly prove a ser ious blow to those who were hoping to escape through some whitewashing pro cess in the courts. The municipal heusecleaning is to go forward, and it will be strange, indeed, if before many months have passed the Missouri peni tentiary does not hold a dozen or more ex-aldermen of St. Ixiuis. as well as a few of their companions in crime, who gave the bribe money. Circuit Attorney Folk, to whom the larger part of the credit for the exposure of the boodlers is due, hes shown no disDosition to make a distinction between the brine giver and the bribe-taker. He deserves the utmost, nraise for his fearlessness and relentless impartiality. The July grand jury, which handed down the al dermanic indictments at St. Louis, has dissolved by limitation, and the Octo ber grand jury has taken its place, but there U to be no let-up in the pursuit of those resrjorsible for the conditions of municipal corruption which have beer, laid bare. The Missouri courts appear to act with a swiftness in sharp contrast with the delays long drawn out in this city. Carnegie's Latest Plan. Boston Traveler: Andrew Carnegie, it seems, has tired of giving people libraries. It is hinted that he is a bit bored by the criticisms that have been made upon his literary lavishness. At all events he has decid ed to spend a few more tens of millions in a different way. He will reform the London slums by wining them out of existence. Or this, at least, is the way it is expressed. Yet he will not pur chase the slums, raze the buildings and erect hotels uoon their sites. Instead, he will provide En antidote. The plan Is for the purchase of four suburban es tates some ten miles out of the heart of London and erect thereon homes for the working classes. As it is the inten sion to admit to these homes no man as tenant whose income is more than $6 a week, it will be seen that the nlan is for the benefit of the extremely moder ately circumstanced. F.ut it is one thing to prepare the antidote, quite an other to induce the patient to take it. At first blush it might seem as if the London workmen and their families would welcome the opportunity that such a 'plan would rTovieie. But T'ould they? Similar experiments have failed utterly to rep.ch the neonle for whom they were intended. Would these men and women, who have known no home but the London courts and alleys. Xel come such a change as necessarr to avail themselves of the opportunity of living in "model dwellings?" They might not be of their "model." If the slums are suffered to remain it is safe to say that they will be inhabited. The sio.oo: $10.00 , S.-'lTSe 810 Just look at some of those nobby garments we've on display, then ask a tailor 810 anywhere to give you as nobbya pattern, trim it as well, finish it and give you as good oe a fit ask the 810 and for Style and Fit and of kathers and Lasts we have them ail, and wearers claim them as good as $5 Shoes. 810 ' JK 810 B'k-v 810 I 810 - t;Mlffe X. it yvV v fit f ii 810 310 810 810 810 SIO Ri'a Copyright, 190s, by B surest wav, it would seem, to do away with slum dwellers would be to de stroy the slums. But would even this result in more than an hegira. the cre ation of new "slums?" Would it not be better to give these "six dollars or lss a week" men something to do that would pay them enough to ensure them decent homes that could be hired with out red tape or official sanction? Jailing Irish Members. Boston Transcript: The Irish members of narliamen are jmaking the Irish, jails popular political resorts oc late. Kight ot them have oeen given lodgings through the attention of the government oflleials and six more are expected to take up similar quarters as e.oon as their trials can be attended to by the busy courts. Many prominent Nationalists are receiving similar treat ment at the handKof those in authority. This course is said to be producing an increase of the chronic discontent over the land questibnyjiAd the more influen tial landlords are discussing the plan to have a conference with the Nationalist leaders upon the Subject.." : Must Suppress Crime New York Press: 1 W'hether the demands of the striking miners are preposterous or whether the position of the operators in rejecting them is unfair to -American -labor, there can be no difference of opinion amonsr law-loving and law-abidinj? citizens as to the need for suppressing violence and crime in the coal districts and as to the duty of lawful authority to suppress them. Wrhoever is right in the strike controversy and whatever is to be done to end it, the first step should be the suppression of mob rule. If the union miners are not willing to 20 to work for the operators on their terms there is no legal or rightful way to make them go to work. But if there are men who are willing to work and to give the public coal they should be free to per form what labor they iilease and on what terms they choose, aside from all considerations of the merits of the cause of the operators or the strikers or both. Their right to io this should be preserved tot them, first, by the state of P ni svlvania, i.r.cl if thut iiirboi ity fails, by the federal gevfinmer.t. In !ceom;dishing this work of safeguard ing opportunity and liberty and of pro tecting life there will be no taking sid-?s witn the operators as such or &rain3t union abor as such. It will fce taking sides not oven with non-jnion labor pa such, nor with the public It will be ipholrling the right of all men ir. this country and enforcing the law. And with the law enforced, order and peace restored, and lite and pioperty safe, it will leave every man the operator, the union man and the non-union man in the possession of his rights We mav not have more coal then if we are to believe Mr. Mitchell we shall not have more but we hall not need to blush for sovereign authority in the United States and to feel shame for official compounding of crime. The Referendum to Come. Chicago News: Capt. William P. Black delivered a crimson SDeech before the P.eferendum league the other dav in which he caid: "The referendum will inevitably come. Tf it comes soon it will come as the harbinger of neace. but if it is delayed it will come through a sea of blood and war." That is good, straight anarchis tic talk, warranted to breed dynamite bombs in a New England town meeting. Capt. Black may have observed that the referendum is overwhelmingly approved by the people of this community. It is going to be adented before very long without enough blood-letting to satisfy the appetite of an ordinary rapacious mosrmito. Then whv should the gal lant captain palpitate so extra vagantly and conjure up such hejus visions? Does he run a private anarchist incuba tor or what is the matter with him? ENGINE TURNS OVER. Locomotive 1111, one of the Santa Fe's big prairie freight engines jumped the track and keeled over on its side at a point south of the paint shop, while pull ing a train out eastward at 9:30 Thursday evening. Engineer Ritchie and Fireman Dahl. who were in the cab, jumped, neither being seriously injured, although Dahl suffered a sprain to his leg. Had the train been running at highspeed a bad wreck would have resulted, but as it was the locomotive was all that was danaaged.it having much of the machinery on one side torn away. Strangely enough this same engine has been off twice in the same spot and within ten days three lo comotives, all of this class, have been de railed there. It was so heavy- that the wrecking crew was kept busy most of the night getting it on the track. I'll 1 sio.go $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 Same Willi Tailors I price. Or go to your clothier and ask him what he like ours then come back here and we'll do the rest. The greatest, snap piest, best fitting suits you ever did see are 1 1 KUPPBNHEIMKR & Co. HIS ROMANCE BRIEF. Farmer Married an Actress Who Soon Snubbed Him. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 10. Charles S. Young is a prosperous nurseryman, with a farm near Lebanon, O., and he has a peek of trouble on his hands at present, which he is old enough to have avoided. Young is 65 years of age, but the hot blood still leaps in his veins, and in order to give it a bit of cooling he visited this city last month. Things around town looked pretty to Young, and of course he saw lots of things that he does not see around his farm or at Lebanon. In the course of events Young dropped into a Vine street con cert hall, and amid the glare of iacan descents and the sparkle of Manhattans and "sars'parilla" he saw Minnie B. Taylor doing a singing' and dancins stunt on the stage for the benefit of those present. Minnie looked better to Charley than anything or anybody he had seen In the city, and ha cast soul ful eyes at her. She cast eyes back, and Charley was tickled to death when he met a real "actress." A lightning courtship ensued, at the end of which Minnie coyly agreed to slip over to Newport and become Mrs., Young. On September 2 last Minnie changed her name and Charley was the husband of an actress. They went to live in the Germania building, at Canl and Main streets, and for the time being the farm and the nurselings were forgotten by Charley. The first snag was struck when thg old man made a retiuest that his wife forsake the footlights and the concert halls. Minnie sniffed and refused, and of course they quarreled. This led to a separation last Tuesday, on which day the olr? man renlevined a lot of furni ture he had purchased for their nest. The merits of this replevin suit will be decided by Squire Winkler tomorrow. Yesterday Minnie made a move against Charley in the shape of filing a divorce suit through Attorney D. D. Robinson. She charges him with neg lecting her ard refusing to give her any money, and also claims he was cruel in replevining the furnitur so that her rooms were left bare. Minnie also de clares in her suit that her husband is wealthy and that he once rhowod her $2,000 in gold. Minnie, perforce, would like to have a little of this gold, so she asks the court to grant a divorce and alimony. Yourg proposes to fight out hia troubles, and has employed Attorney M. C. Lykins. The latter is authority for the statement that Young treated Min nie like a "lady," and right after theit marriage had a lot of gold plugged into her teeth, bought her clothes and a lot of etceteras, the latter comprehending such trifles as women consider neces sary in a wardrobe, the outlay being $400. Young is now quartered at the Columbia hotel, and has not seen his farm since the eventful day he arrived here to undergo the cooling process. WOMAN AND C1I ILDKEN GONE Little Girls and Mother Are Sought in Vain by Keokuk Police. Keokuk, la., Oct. 10. Police are search ing: this city and the surrounding country for Mrs. Kate Houston and her four little girls. They are the entire family of Wil liam Houston, who came here with them from L.a Crosse, Wis,, one week ago to start a feed store. The family rented a house in a grcod part of the city and seemed happy. Hous ton reported to the police today that his wife disappeared last Friday night and ieft no trace. The children range from IS months to 11 years in age, and disappeared with the mother. The husoand communicated with his wife's sister, Mrs. Julia Lopue of Mount Pleasant. Ia., hut his family was nut there. Mrs. Log-ue says Mrs. Houston re cently talked to fter about "something happening" to herself, and she believes her sister committed suicide after killing the children. The husband and sister of Mrs. Houston believe she was insane. SIGN THE PLEDGE. Action of Several Chicago Policemen Caused by Rattlesnakes. Chicago, Oct. 10. Fifteen policemen at tached to the Desplaines street station signed the pledge today. Some of them had not tasted liquor in years, but they signed, nevertheless. And all because the 15 temperance advocates and their less conservative brethren saw snakes. There were only 12 snakes, not quite enough to apportion one to each of the pledgetakers, but that was not discovered till the policemen had. a chance, to peer back through grated windows at what they had fled irora. The stoutest man, in " ' CT ' ' iiS?lX.?; 810 -W-T;'AV J? &ff'0? I ft - 8io Xggx . p:i if 8io i 810 OPENING SALE SATURDAY. - S1 622 MAN. ME the station was the first fcf reach the street, and he was not the last to vow never again to indulge even in the tiniest bit of "a comforting drop." Policeman Wabal was called into a store at 167 Desplaines street during the morning and given a big satchel which had been left there by a stranger. Wabal sent the baggage to the station, and it was placed in the cellroom. Later in the day Lieutenant O'Connor and Sergeant Hawkins went down to investigate the contents of the valise after the lock was opened, and a dozen rattlers gliered over the tiling. The signing of the pledge en sued. DR. SMITH CHOSEN. Streator Doctor at Head of the Santa Fe System. At the annual election of officers of the Sapta Fe Medical and Surgical society heil at the Santa Fe hospital this fore noon the result was as follows: President, Dr. W. L. Smith, Streator, 111.: vice pres ident. Dr. D. L. Woods. Dighton, Kan.; Dr. James H. Wroth, Albuquerque, N. M.: Drs. E. C. Chapman, Fort Madison, la.; and Dr. George W. Miei. Denver, Colo.: secretary. Dr. P. W. McConnell, Topeka; treasurer. Dr. J. .D. Freeman, Topeka. At its morning session the society also listened to the president's annual address given by Dr. L. D. Jacobs of Emporia, and a paper by J. D. M. Hamilton, general elains attorney for the Santa Fe, of To peka. Adjournment will take place this evening. GLASS WORKERS RIOT One Man Shot and Manager Is Arrested. Vineland, N. J., Oct. 10. Word ha3 been received here today of a riot at the glass works in Minotola, where a strike is in progress. According to the report, one man was stabbed and another shot and probably fatally wounded. The man shot is said to have been a striker. Davis C. Ap plcgate, manager of the Jonas glass works, is under arrest charged with the shooting. FOR KILLING A BOY. Tom Horn Is Placed on Trial Today. Cheyenne, Wyo.. Oct. 10. The trial of Tom Horn for the murder of Willis Nickell in the Iron Mountain country, opened today in the district court. The court room is inadeauate to accommo date the crowd of persons who desire to hear the evidence. The venire of jurors was called and District Attorney Walter R. Stoll made the opening eaeech for the prosecution. It is understood that the defense will endeavor to prove an alibi for Horn who was in the employ of leading cat tlemen at the time of the murder. The murdered boy was a son of Kls Nickell who had taken up a small ranch in the Iron Mountain country and placed 3,000 sheep there. After the mur der of his son Kels Xickell was also ambushed and badly wounded. RAMSEY GETS IT. Awarded Coatract for Building Sixth Avenue Eoad. The county commissioners this after noon awarded the contract to Ramsey & Ramsey to macadam the West Sixth street road for 38 cents a square yard. Wall & Hanley bid 42 cents and Watson & Fritz 42 cents. A week ago bids were received and the commissioners repudiated the prece dent they had established of awarding contracts to bidders who had not con formed with the requirements and re fused to give the contract to Fritz & Watson whose bid was 42 cents. The other bidders were Ritchie & Bradbury 46 cents, and Ramsey & Ramsey 53 cents. In a week Ramsey & Ramsey lowered their bid just 144 cents. Death of George F. Anderson. George F. Anderson, a prominent mer chant of St. Marys, died at his home Thursday nifrht as the result of a stroke cf apoplexy. Ho was the father of Pierre Anderson, the Washburn football player. The funeral will be held at St. Marys Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. An ieraon belonged to the Topeka Commandry Knights Templar and a detail from the commandry will attend the funeral. 810 810 810 will sell you a suit Copyright, 190a, by B KuPPBNHErMBK & Co. MOTHER'S AWFULCRIME Took Lives of Her Two Sons and Her Own. Omaha. Neb., Oct. 10. Mrs. Henry Hau bens and her two sons, Walter, aged 13, and Ernil, aged 15, were found dead in their home on North Twenty-fourth street early today, where they had been asphyx iated by illuminating gas. The windows and doors were tightly closed, keyholes filled with paper, several gas jets wera open and all indications are that the wo man had committed suicide, at the same time taking the lives of her two sons. Mrs. Haubens' husband, who is vice president of the Storz Brewing companv, is out of the city. Mrs. Haubens has been in ill health and ha(l become oesoondent and it is thought she was tempc.rarilv In fcane when the act was committed. ' Sh retired at 9 o'clock last night expressing herself as not feeling well. A sifter of her husband called this morning and found the doors locked and the odor of gas is suing from the house. When the doors were forced open the dead bodies wera found. The family is one of the most promi nent in the city. Mr. Haubens. who 13 away on business, has been notified of the tragedy. TO OUST DRYENFORTH. Commander of Union Veterans' Union on the Rack. Washington. Oct. 10. The executive com mittee of the Union Veterans' union which is holding its annual convention today, has prepared a report recommending the suspension of General R. G. Dyrenforth as commander-in-chief of the order. The charges on which this action was based were arbitrary use of power and also bearing upon his personal character. General Dyrenforth, who Is presiding over the convention, refuses to recognize the committee in order that it may make its report and the meeting is in a state of great confusion. LOCAL MENTION. There will be a Democratic rally in Oakland this evening. A stated meeting of the Scottish Rite bodies will be held tonight. Judge Hazen granted Maggie Thomas a divorce this morning from John II. Thomas. There will be a meeting of the Gro cers' association at the rooms of the Commercial club Monday evening. The Kansas CUy high school foot ball team will be in Toneka Saturday to play the Toneka high school team at W'ashhurn park. A meeting of the directors of the long f-ince defunct Elrawood club was held Thursday afternoon, and it was decided to divide up the $20 20 which the dub still has on hand between the Orphans' home and Mrs. Thorpe, giving $10.10 to each. Ensign John Howard in charge of the Salvation Army in Topeka is advertis ing a special meeting at which he cn nounces in largely placarded letters "10 boozers wanted." It is to be addressed by Howard Rinear, a former inebriate, and the Thompson sisters of Kmporia will sins. John Steinrauf, a cigarmaker, was arrested this morning on the charge,, of stealir.s a revolver from "Aunt Jane" Davis, an old colored woman wno runs a joint down on Smoky Row. Aunt Jane keess such a tourrh hole that she needs the gun to protect her house and tair name. Word has just been received of the death of Jenner M. Nonamaker, which occurred in Chicago on September 28. Mr. Nonamal er was a young man of fine promise and the only son of S. . Nonamaker, who was in the drug busi ness in Topeka for a number of years. The family have many friends and ac quaintances in the city. It is estimated that there are alout 8, SCO resident taxpayers in the city of Topeka. Of this number it is necessary to have the autographs of two-fifths on the petition for a special election to vote bonds for the purchase of t'-e water works. This would make a total of 3,400 names required, or an ai'erage of about 560 to each ward in the city. Oscar Meyer., C. States. Frank Sach". Kmil Rode and Robert Roediger will go to Leivenworth Saturday to represent the Topeka Turnverein at the sixteenth annual Tagessatzung. or state conven tion, to be held in that city Saturday and Sunday. They will make an effort, which will probably be successful, to bring the Turnfest to this city next Juue. 810 810