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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 5, lOii.
k::i state isumL BY FRANK P. MAC LEXXAN. vou:.Mu xxx. No. TERMS Or' SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 Cf nls a wctk to any pint of Topeka. or suburbs, or at the Fame price in any K hi ma town where the paper has a car rier si-sleni. By mad, one year J3.b0 ivy mail, three months Weekly edition, one year Saturday ediiion of dMiiv, one year .e0 ll-.ncered July 1, IMS, as second class matter at the postoftiee at Topcka, Kan , umitr the act oi congress. TELEPHONES. Biiiness Office Bell 'phone 107 ti'iiiffn Office Ind. 'phone lv7 2 Reporters' Kuom Bell phone o.i Reporters' Hooin Ind. 'phone 107 1 PERMANENT HOinC. Topeka State Journal building, 0 and kansa" avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanrterbilt Bid. Paul Block. Msr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 154') fnlty Bids. Paul Pluck. Mgr. CT 123 ASSOCIATES JESSS The State Journal is a member of the Associated Press and receives the lull clay tfiesmph report of that great news or ganization for exclusive afternoon publica tion in Tonetta. The news is received in the State .Tour nl building over wires for this sole pur pose, busv throughout tiie entire day. A complete copy of the night report is also received. The pretender to the throne of Morocco acts like a. man engaged in trying to collect a debt from the sul tan. IiTissouri may conclude to return Vest to the senate from fear of making a mistake if she undertakes to elect a new man. The Chinese are Populists and insist on paying the national debt in the kind of money which was recognized at the time the obligation was contracted. "All hands open to scrutiny at the White House" is a head line which appears in the Buffalo Courier. Of course this doesn't mean before the Craiv. . What becomes of the Idea that prices are governed by the law of supply and d. mand in the face of the fact that re-c-nt discoveries of immense oil fields have been followed by an advance in rates? The manager who will keep the lights down after the curtain descends on a tear provoking act, until the women In the audience can dry their eyes and reposvder their noses, will make a hit with theater goers possessing sympa thetic natures. Colorado politics is of the variety that might pr'-pcrly be termed stren uous. The Republicans have filed con tests against '": v Democratic mem ber of the lower house. Among the offenses charged is that the Democrats wickedly circulated misleading litera ture, thereby causing the voter to vote the D tnocratic ticket when it was Ids patriotic duty to vote the Republican ticket. The ruling on this point doubt less will be watched with interest thrius:h.ut the country. Democrats in other stites have been suspected of like proceedings in times past. Mr. Addicks is likely to bring: down ut on his head the condemnation of sen atorial aspirants in cither quarters, as the result of a tendency to bull the vote market which he has evinced lately. In the recent by-election in Kent county a New York Post reporter who ran down to Delaware to watch the voting was told that the quotations ranged from $15 to $20 a vote, and that many Democrats jrot $13 apiece for staying away from the pods. Increased cost of living and all that sort of thins may have warranted some advance in votes, but these quota tions probably would appear high ever, to Senator Clark of Montana. Dps Moines Capital: The year 1902 Vvas more prosperous than any other year of all history so far as America is concerned. There was more money col lected and spent by all classes of people than in any previous year; more wages paid; more crops produced; more things manufactured ; more houses built; more chur'-hes erected; more railroads built, more railroads improved; more goods sold; more public highways improved; more school houses erected; more boys and girls in ;he public schools and col lects. Everything literally boomed. There were no beggars: no tramp::. Everything was outward bound; every thing was looking upward. Improve ment was the order of tic; day. Every body made money. Everybody spent money, speculation was rife. Hank de posits were lare. IN op!e travehed and isite i their wife's people. Tribes min gled. All th'.e tcmiiOons existed nnt v. ithste lidimr the irusts and combines. Everybody seemed to be happy, except the political agitator and the political I latforin writer. 1902-1903. fFrom the Washington Post, It was a great year. W'e mean it was a great ytar for us. Nobody can deny it. So full has it been of progress, of accumulating wealth and power, of in crease abroad and security at home n pessimist might be moved to accept it ns a culmination, a zenith, and to turn his mournful eyes in .search of the in evitable decadence. East year marked a new manifestation of that tremendous impulse of expan sion and prosperity which revealed its If six years ago. and which, ever jdnee. lias widened and deepened and in tensified in a ratio which the most con servative must call astounding. Within our bordeis industry, commerce, manu facture, agricultuie, science have ad vanced with giant strides. Beyond those borders we have invaded the markets r-C the world, competed successfully with the oldest end most progressive nations, established our footing everywhere, and extorted from the peoples of every con tinent a recognition willing or other wise of our dominating influence in the affairs of man. ThP advancement achieved in 1902. was a projection of that of 1901, as the lat ter marked a forward movement from the point reached the year before. No wiicre in the history of modern times can we find a parallel for the stupend ous growth of opulence and power. Not even in the history of Persia, Greece, or Egypt, imperial Home itself, is there a chapter of equal brilliancy and splendor. Have we really reached the zenith, the ultimate attitude, of our growth. Surely not. Compared with the markets abroad, the possible markets here, w ithin our own territory Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and other still un developed empires of the far -west are as mountains to molehills. The irriga tion of the arid lands between the mid dle west and the Kockies will reclaim an area greater than Germany and France combined an area, moreover, that will be peopled by men and women of our own kind, needing our products, customers of our merchants and manu facturers. Righteous and intelligent government for Atoska. protection of property and encouragement of industry there, will open up a market richer than China and South America put together. The promise of the new year is far more alluring than the achievements of the old. It persuades us that the United States is only at the threshold of an im measurable career. Our petty irrita tions in the Philippines have attenuated to the vanishing point. The European parades in Venezuelan waters are mere pin pricks, which we can heal the mo ment they become seriously trouble some. There is not upon our whole horizon a cloud which we cannot dis sipate with a single breath. So we pass from the old year into the new. Young, lusty, inspired by a noble plan, and instinct with fine thoughts and purposes, the United States enters upon another stage of its astonishing career. We are happy, rich, powerful, enlightened, fearing no one, wishing well for all, strong, self contained, in dependent of the whole world. What more can we ask? What have we to apprehend? A splendid past is behind us. A still more splendid future waits upon our arms. JATHAWKER JOT& Hutchinson's new street cars will have a standing capacity of twenty. Out of nearly 1,000 inmates in the fed eral prison, there is one lone corn doe tor. At Ottawa where the bins are empty the citizens find that even soft coal is hard to get. Wheat is so plump in Gray county this year that it. requires four horses to haul a load ta town. Head-end collisions at Wichita are costly." A judge fined a citizen $100 for cracking, another's skull with a chair. Spring must be near. Cattlemen are eagerly contracting for early pasture in Chase county and strawberries are rip ening in Georgia. A Sumner county man arrested for raising a check took the matter coolly. But then the air of a confidence man is always bracing and breezy. On the loth a Topeka audience will be greeted with a show of lightning change, artists. In return, of course, the artists hope to be greeted with thunders of ap plause. One of the earliest, "most appropriate" and amusing witticisms of the new year is Kenator Burton's lecture of Represen tative Pringle on his "mot ai mistake" in politics. Speaking of '"patience on a monu ment," a Neodesha man saved 28,000 to bacco tags. But where before he had an empty shed a little yellow wagon now abides. It's natural to be obtimistio at this season but the Chanute man whom tit" stork presented with a Christmas pres ent of triplets believes that the matter can be overdone. Osyvego fears that some wild animal has been eating their chickens. Hue now that Christmas ar.d New Year's dinners are over that wild animal wi'l probably subside. A Baptist pastor of months' standing at Burlington has been ordained a Meth odist. But to make the transition as easily as possible he has been given a pulpit at Fall River. Bad bovs at Pratt disturb evening church services by throwing cats through the window. This naturally causes a new pain in the feline's head as well as one in the sash. By the time the Fort Scott fire depart ment reached the box from whence the alarm was turned m the woman who did so in attempting to mail a letter was j together. It was the most barbaric pun over the hills and far away. ! ishment he could conceive of. And they A Wamegc man was placed in jail ! do sr' that the colonel has not smoked for violating ordinance No. E6. Wheth er that was for beating his wife or failing to remove the snow from the sidewalk continues a mystery to the great outside world. EDITORIAL COMMENT. Excessive Freight Kates. Chicago Tribune: Discrimination in railroad rates is growing. Extortion in rates is th3 crying evil now. Under the new order of things no individual is specially favored, but all are treated unjustly. Railroad combination has done away largely with the favored shipper. It is not so easy for him to extort cut rates from one road by threatening to turn his business over to another. But com bination, which makes it possible to maintain uniform rates, has also made it possible to fix and maintain unjust rates. According to Mr. Prouty, interstate commerce commissioner, the overtaxa tion of the public through excessive freight rates is already a serious mat ter ar.d threatens to become more ser ious. The railroads, says Mr. Prouty, promised, whn they were combining, that they would not raise rates, but rales have been advanced and are still advancing. Th 're are now complaints of illegal charges before the courts which amount to a lump sum of $400,- Ooo.ooo. On the one item of anthracite aioue, ijs .in. rniui). i" """a .io.v-, been "squeezing the consumers out of $",0,000,000 a year. Mr. Prouty has his plan for dealing with the railroad question. Other men have theirs. Congress has no plan and pays no attention to the subject. This. chit !lv because there is no general popular 'demand for action. These are prosperous times, and most people take railroad rates as they come. When ever the pressure of rates is generally nel seriously felt, and there is a popu lar demand for legislation, as there was when the interstate commerce law was enacted, congress will take the matter up and do something. Street Railways and the Public. Hertford (Conn.) Courant: The situation in New York between the people and the transportation com panies that have secured the rights to use the streets of the city is now leaching the acute stase. The demand is overwhelming for accommodation, but the management is immovable. O'-r respondent al ter correspondent tells I of being crowded and even imperiled in the effort to use the trolley and tiie elevated cars. The companies do just as they choose. They talk of lack of cars, and then withdraw cars right in the midst of the rush. One complainant telis of standing waiting till a car should come along that had a seat in it. and each second car was closed to the public, while each car that took passengers was crowded already. He rode, finally, but he rode standing. This sort of thing is aggra vation in its acute form. The streets belong to the public. The companies are granted their privileges In expectation of a public convenience. When they get the hold they want, then they begin to figure everything to make as much money with as little accommo dation as possible. It is surprising how common this short-sighted policy is. Its inevitable result is a permanent sense of resentment in the community, and when trouble develops a strong sympathy with whoever is fighting the corporation. The traditional manager who waa complained to that there was not room enough in his cars apologized at once and said he would see that more straps were promptly put in. Now the fact is that passengers who cannot sit down have a real grievance; it isn't met by saying they needn't take the car, for the cars are there to accommodate them. What they have a right to call for is cars enough. The wise policy of street railway management is that of friend liness, to grasp the hand of the public rather than its pocket, and to antici pate rather than to yield to kicks. It takes time to learn, but time is longer than any street railway management. WANT llOBE PAY. Railway Trainmen Will Ask Santa Fe for increase. Delegates representing the Order of Railway Conductors and the Railway Trainmen are in session in Topeka for their annual meeting:. The railway trainmen include the brakemen. It is probable that a demand will b made on the Santa Fe for an increase in wages, but the delegates are not talk ing much about that. They say that their meeting is simply for the annual conference about their business, and that if they have any grievances they will be presented in due time to tru Santa Fe officials. It has been reported that the con ductors and brakemen would make a general demand for a 20 per cent, in crease in wages, and notice of this de mand is said to have been served on some roads. The plan was to secure raise of 20 per cent, from all the road1 west of Chicago. Santa Fe officials herb say that they have not received any notice of such a demand, and that none has been made on the Santa Fe so fa It is possible that the purpose of this meeting is to notify the Santa Fe of the desires of the conductors and trainmen on that system. The delegates here represent the road from Chicago to Albucuerr.ue. The coast line employes present their grievances to General Man ager Wells at Los Angeles. St. Louis, Jan. 5. Committees repre senting the Order of Railway Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors are in session today at the Laclede and New St. James hotels and expect to re ceive an answer to the general demand of trainmen of every railway west of Chicago for a 20 per cent advance in wages. Chicago, Jan. 6. Grievance commit tees representing every road entering Chicago opened today negotiations which are expected to result in an increase in wages for thousands of con ductors and brakemen on western roads. It is understood that similar committees met Kn every railroad center west of Chicago. The men are all members of the Order of Railway Conductors or the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and have made demands in behalf of their unions of a 20 per cent increase in I wages, an eight hour day and overtime : pay. While each road will deal with a. , committee of its own employes, it is ex : pK-ted that any agreements entered into will be uniform. HE HAS REFORMED. Col. J. W. P. Hushes Ho X-onger Smokes Cigarettes. 1. J. W. F Hughes is certainly plan deeply for his ma yoralty campaign, has quit smoking- cjs;art?ttes. Some I i iray think that this is merely a play to thr galleries, which arc in this case filled with women voters, hut a few believe that the colonel's reformation is permanent. The story of how it happened Is intense ly pathetic. About, six months ago Col. Hughes waa very busy one .iay and in some way he neglected, forgot, failed and omitted to smoke a single cigarette from 7 a. m. till noon. This so affected the col onel that he decided to punish himself for tlik hnrrihlti mi;r:ik' hv fiwparintr off ftl. WILL DECIDE ABOUT BONDS School Board Will Take Steps This Evening. The board of education will meet to night and it is likely that some action will be taken in resard to the special election to vote bonds for new school buildings. The board will demand that a vote be taken on the proposition if the water works bond question is submitted. It i likely that the board will decide to sub mit the school fund proposition as t whole and not divide it into separate propositions. WELLS FILES BOND. First of Incoming State OfScers to Be Qualified. The first of the incoming state offi cials to fiie his bond and prepare to take charge of his office is Seth Wells, who will become state auditor next Monday. His bond is not a large one, only for $10,000. He filed it today and it was duly approved by the executive council. Socialist Mayor at Brockton. Boston. Jan. 5. Massachusetts cities generally inaugurated city governments toda'y, including a Socialist mayor at Urnokton in nrar v all rases the nro- viding of adequate school aocommoda tion for children was referred to as a most serious question. Sultan Disposed to Abdicate. Madrid, Jan. 5. A special dispatch j from Tangier says the sultan is dis- unsefl to nbrlienfe in favor of his broth er, Mulai Mohammed, who is acclaimed whenever he appears in the street of Fez. Salt Rheum You may call it eczema, tetter or milk crust. But no matter what you call it, this skin disease which comes in patches that burn, itch, discharge a watery matter, dry and jcale, owes its existence to the presence of humors in the system. It will continue to exist, annoy, and per haps agonize, as long as these humors remain. It is always radically and permanently cured by Hood's Sarsapariila which expels all humors, and is positively unequalled for all cutaneous eruptions. President of Topeka Water works on Mysterious Mission. Believed lie Is Planning a Re duction of Kates. Charles F. Street, president of the To peka Water company, arrived in Topeka last night, and in company with J. vv . O'Neill, receiver of the water company, held a conference this afternoon at 3 o'clock with Mayor Albert Parker. The ob-,ect of President Street s visit to Topeka at this time is undoubtedly to confer with regard to the proposed reduction in water rates. The company proposes to put in a -0 per cent, reduc tion at once. "What brings you to Topeka?" waa asked of Mr. Street today by a reporter for the State Journal. "Haven't I a risht to come to To peka?" asked Mr. Street with a laugh. "Is the Water company going to put in a reduced schedule of water rates?" "Nothing has been said about a re duction to me since I have been here." This was possibly true, for Mr. Street had at the timej iie said it not talked to Mayor Parker. "You folks .here seem to know more than I do about the reduction in rates," continued Mr. Street. "1 have seen several articles in the papers which have been sent on to me, and in that way I have kept posted on what is going on." Mayor Parker was asked as to the pur pose of Mr. Street's visit; but refused to say anything for" publication. He said: "I don't know why Mr. Street is here. I have not talked to him." Mr. O'Neill said: "We have not yet talk ed the matter over and have nothing what ever to give otit. Mr. Street is here simply to look the ground over and see how things are getting along." MRS. fiifiDE IS DEAD. Widow of the Bishop Dies at Detroit Today. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 5. Mrs. Elizabeth Falleny Ninde, widow of Bishop Wil liam X. Ninde, of the M. E. church, died at her residence here today from acute bronchitis. Four children survive. Mrn Ninde was born in Fulton, N. Y. She was married to Bishop Ninde in 1S57. For many years Bishop Ninde was at the head of the Methodist Episcopal church in this state and was one of the most widely known ministers in Kansas. His family resided in Topeka for a long time prior to their removal in 1892 and had many friends among the older fam ilies of the town. Miss Mary Ninde, the only daughter, has written a book. "The Life of Bishop Ninde." Edward, one of the sons, is. the pastor of a church at Ann Arbor, Mich. There are two other boys, George and Frederick. Bishop Ninde's death occurred two years ago GOOD KOADS HIS HOBBY. Dr. E. G. Farris to Advocate Measure in the Legislature. Dr, E. G. Farris, representative-elect from one of the Sumner county dis tricts, wilt line np for some sort of good roads legislation. ' Hc 'is in Topeka to day getting ' looms for the winter, but will go- home once more before the leg islature meets. "I think a physician is pretty well qualified to judge of the roads question," he said today, "and I am for some sort of lesislation which will give us better roads. People who travel over th country roads in -the daytime can drive around the bad places, but a doctor goes over them night and day, and he knows what a bad road is. "ft seems to me that we should have more system to our road making. As it is now people get out and plow up the road and throw some dirt up in the middle without any foundation, with the result that the road is made worse in stead of better. I think we should have a sort of state engineer who should have general oversight of road making, and the county surveyors should be un der hini. as far as they have anything to do with roads. The great majority of road overseers know nothing of road making and they go about the work in a haohazard way. With this sort of a system road buddinir could be made more systematic. I have not studied out any special plan but will help alonfc any legislation that promises better roadf:." Another matter which Dr. Farris will push will he to compel people to bury or burn their dead animals, lie thinks dead carensses which are left untmried are a fruitful source for the spreading of dis ease, and if buried he insists that it should not be near water courses. Another measure which he proposes will be to prohibit or regulate the importation of hogs from another state, so as to keep out diseased animals, iie says that hug cholera was originally brought into his part by the state by an importation of a lot of hogs from Missouri and it has made more or Jess trouble ever since. Dr. Farris is quoted tor Stanley for sen ator and it is said that he is a "stayer." ALL ON A STRIKE. Missouri and Kansas Telephone Com pany Loses Its Workmen. Five men. including the linemen and inside workmen employed by the Mis souri and Kansas Telephone company, went out on a strike this morninj. An increase of pav is wanted by both classes of workmen from the $2.25 sche dule now in force. The men work ten hours per day. They are trying to com pel the company to shorten their hours from ten hours to nine and ask $2.50 per day wages. They claim that the nine hour $-'.50 schedule is observed by every other company in Topeka that employs line men. The line force of the Missouri & Kan sas Telephone company in Topeka now consists of but one man who was im ported from Iowa. The striking men paid the expenses of the entire family of a mr?n who came here but decided not to work when he saw the condition of things. He was sent back to his home in Des Moines. HEINZE IS DEFEATED. Republicans Organize Montana House Democrats the Senate. Helena. Mont., Jan. 5. The Republi cans of. the Montana legislature today organized the house for the first time in ten years. Former Governor F. B. White of Dillon was chosen for speaker. F. Augustus Heinze was defeated in his effort to prevent caucus agreements. The outcome is reg-irded as a victory for former United States Senator Carter. The Democrats organized the senate. The governor's message will not be read until tomorrow. NELSON'S INK FACTORY, Retiring State Superintendent Has a Business of His Own. It is not generally known that Superin tendent Frank N Ison has a manufactur ing enterprise to fall back on when he re tires from the office next week, if he so desires. Mr. Nelson is engaged with his two brothers ta an ink factory which was launched at Kansas City about three months ago and which has beer, so suc cessful that the company for its manufac ture will shortly be incorporated. Prior to becoming state superintendent Mr. Nelson held a chair at Bethany col lege and also edited the IJndsborg News. He has sold the News, however, and will probably devote much of his time to the lecture platform. In addition to that he is on the list of "mentioned" candidates for congress in case Chester I. Long is sent to the senate or in case McPherson county should be put in the new Eighth district. F.IRS. CLARK'STUHERAL Daughter-in-law of the Montana Senator Buried at Butte. Butte, Mont., Jan. 5. The funeral of the late Mrs. W. A. Clark, jr., daughter-in-law of Senator Clark and mother of the heir to the Clark fortune, was held today in St. John's Episcopal church. Rev. Dr. C. S. Blackiston preaching the sermon. The church was packed to the doors and many stood outside unable to gain admission. In terment was at Mount Moriah ceme tery. There were hundreds of bou quets and floral pieces and the cortege was one of the longest ever seen in Butte. Senator Clark came in from New York on a special train to attend the funeral. The child is doing well. LONDON FOG. Clay and Marshes Help to Keep the Air Cold. London clay and Kssex marshes are two factors which help to keep the soil and air of East London cold, and so to condense the vapor in the air till it turns to fog. But as fog- requires par ticles of dust to be a nucleus for each vaporation, the smoke and soot which in the still weather that always accom panies fog cannot be wafted away pro vide such a fine "vehicle" for the watei to condense on as to give London the very first place among fog ridden towns, though the center of a good Leeds fog is, if anything, rather stronger in bou quet and fine keeping quality. We certainly have not in the least im proved away any portion of our London fogs. Consequently it may be guessed that we do not know everything that is to be known about the story of the mist. While no one can give a proper explana tion of the remarkable way in which a fog helps to fill a pond, raising the water several inches in a night, it can hardly be expected that the movements, and, if we may say so, the shapes, of fogs should be fully accountel for either. Fog will come across bright sea like a solid, upright wall. Occasionally it does so in London, too, though, as the city is mainly cut up by streets, and we are walking in each at the bottom of a kind of crack, the march of the fog wall is seldom noticed before it is over the ob server. Last wintec such an advance fog was seen in Hyde park with great distinctness . It was a sunny afternoon, with a gentle southeasterly breeze, when the wind changed to the east, tempera ture fell, and a solid black wall some thousand feet high was seen coming up and advancing along the Serpentfn.e as if some one had hung up a black blanket, and was sweeping it forward, held up at each corner by invisible hands, like the veil in some Hebrew prophet's vision. There was Tee on the lake, though not strong enough to skate on. and the bottom folds of the fog blanket were seen curling up and rolling like a puff of dark smoke. It traveled fast, and soon overtook the onlookers with its partial eclipse. This "steepness" ac counts for the local character of fogs. It may be black in the Strand and sun ny in Cavendish Square. The London Spectator. UEED'S ADMISSION TO BAR How the Maine Man Got His License to Practice in California. "A good many years ago," said Judge Lysnnder Hill, who ranks among the ablest members of the Chicago bar. to a Post reporter at the Raleigh, "the late Thomas B. Reed told me the story of his admission to the bar. "Right after the close of the civil war Mr. Reed went to California with a view to locating in the Golden State. He had fixed upon, the law as his profession, and after brushing up on the authorities ap plied for license to practice, and this is the story of his experience as he related it to me: " T went,' he said, 'before the chief justice of the state and expected to be examined in open court. The justice po litely acknowledged my presence, but there was a great pressure of business, and he did not get around to me. When court adjourned he called me before him, and, expressing his good will, asked me to call at his residence the same evening, assuring me he would personally attend to my examination. " 'When nig-hf came I repaired to his house and found him ensconced in his study, a most attractive and luxurious den. He had a big bottle and plenty of choice cigars, and urged me to partake of his hospitality. " T never met a more entertaining man. He told me scores of good stories and in teresting episodes based on his own ex periences. It was getting late, and at last I ventured to remind him of the real pur pose of my coming. He looked at me in a surprised way and asked me if I bad any particular object in coming. Then I re minded him that I had that day asked to be admitted to the bar and he himself had reouested me to call and be examined. "He was all business at once. Without any preliminaries, lie began to state a hypothetical case, involving a point of law that was absolutely new to me. He asked me what I would do if employed on such a case. I knew 1 must answer quick ly, and thought that the best way I could decide would be to take the suggestion rf common sense. Accordingly I told hiril that under the conditions as stated oy him I should, if tetained as counsel, give such and such advice. He heard me with patience till the end and n ver once inter rupted, but when I had finished, said: 'Mr. Reed, you have made a most edifying statement. For the past seventy-five years the courts of the country have been unable to ascertain what the law is in the case I stated to you. You informed me in live minutes. Come to the court tomor row morning and get your license to prac tice." Washington Post. The Cotton Crop. Washington, Jan. 5. The census bu reau report on the cotton ginned from the 1S02 crop up to and including De cember 31. is 9.311.835 bales, irrespective of shape or weight, which is equal -to 8.095,503 bales, according to the commer cial counting. This is 90.2 per cent of the crop. Ginners estimate 1,057,571 bales. Attention No. 148, R. N. A. Members ramn No. 14S R. N. A.. Vou are hereby notified to attend the funeral of Neighbor Meslessa Skaggs. at the home of her son, J. F. Skaggs. 1100 Sew ard avenue at 11 o'clock WecineS(ja v moring. IDA CHAMBERLAIN, Oracle. MINNIE C. PLUMBER. Recorder. I. O. O. F. Notice. All members of Topeka lodge No. 40 are requested to meet at their lodge room Tuesday at 3 p. m. to attend the funeral of Bro. John S. Irving. All Odd Fellows in good standing are cordially invited to meet with us. Bv order of FRED BROWN, N. G. H. R. ACHENBACH, Sec. New Kansas Postmasters. Washington. Jan. 5. The president has appointed the following postmasters in Kansas: William C. Palmer, Jewell; Caddie Smith, Lebanon; Joseph H. Woolen. Mankato; Sydney W. Gould, Weir. RUSH OF LEGISLATORS. Many Keach Topeka and Hnnt for Itooms. There is no general rush of members of the legislature into Topeka today, al though a number of members who have not engaged quarters are here today hunting for rooms. Among these are C. N. Peck of Cloud, C. O. Hugos of Republic and Dr. E. G. Farris of Sumner. As soon as they get located they will go home again, but re turn to Topeka the later part of th& week. Some of the members are coming in already to stay permanently. P. J. Galle of McPherson and . S. H. Brandon of Butler are both here to remain. So is J. M. Nation of Neosho. The. two rival candidates for speaker, J. T. Pringle and George J. Barker, are both at tho Copeland today, but they are not per manently located. R. B. Campbell of Meade. E. H. Nixon of Barber, S. O. Pollock of Cowley, George P. Hayden of Nemaha, and Senators F. Dumont Smith of Edwards and A. Henley of Doglas are other members who are here today. Tom Cordry of Hutchinson is here with his boom for secretary of the sen ate, and John W. Skinner of Winfleld is working hard for sergeant-at-arms of the lower house. Lieutenant Governor D. J. Hanna came in last night. It was reported some time ago that the Third district members would hold a preliminary caucus today, but few of them are in and none of them know srything about a caucus. The Third district members will probably get to gether the last of the week. The adjourned meeting of the Sixth Iplpll -j,irnc is of feit- tnmnrrfift" but all of the Sixth district members will I not be in by that time. Lockwood of ; Cheyenne has written that he cannot ! get here before Wednesday. E. B. DAILEY IS " NO. 1." He Secured the First Registration Ticket This Morning. Registration certificate No. 1 was is sued at 8 o'clock this morning to E. B. Dailey, a printer, aged 51. residing at 615 Topeka avenue, in the first precinct oi the Fourth ward. No. 2 went to John W. Allen, the dog tax collector. No. 3 was secured by O. K. Swayzfc, deputy county clerk. These three voters were waitine at the door of the eelction commissioner's office when he opened up at 8 a. m. They all admitted that Dailey was there first, Allen second and Swayze third, so there was no free fight for the possession of certificate No. 1. Mayor Parker registered at 10 o'clock. His certificate was No. 37. Certificate No. 13 was Issued to Postmas ter John Guthrie. This ought to settlo Mr. Guthrie's chance for anotehr term in the postoftiee. When asked to give his ag1 Mr: Guthrie said "4ri plus." and that's the way it was recorded on the books. There was quite a rush of registration Fdl day and it is thought that by 6 o'clock this evening the total number of peopia who are entitled to vote at the elections during lfi03 will exceed lf0. At noon the tctr.l was 70. Election Commissioner Williams register ed as No. 7, and his deputy. John Alexan der, registered at No. 11. This is case of "7 come 31," for Alexander hopes to suc ceed Williams as election commissioner. Alleged BoodlerGets Change of Venue St. Louis, Jan. 5. The case of Chas. F. Kelly, member of the house of dele gates for alleged bribery in connection with the suburban franchise deal, came up today before Judge Douglas. On application of the defendant's attorneys, a change of venue was granted to Judge Ryan's court, where trial of the -case will begin Wednesday. LOCAL MENTION. The hearing of the Sunday theater case was set by Judge Hazen todav for Tuesday morning. A case of diphtheria was reported to day in the family of Mrs. Wayne, at 1164 Woodward avenue. License Collector P. H. Forbes re ports collections aggregating $175.01 dur ing the month of December. The Woodmen of the World will hold their annual installation of officers this evening. A special programme has been prepared and a lunch will be served during the evening. Councilman Wolf has returned from his trip to Vincennes. Ind., where he went with other councilmen to inspect the garbage plant at that city. Mr. Wolf visited Terre Haute while awr-.y. Governor Stanley has extended the reward of J200 offered some time ago for the apprehension of the murderer of Alice Dunkel of Galena. It is be lieved the murderer may yet be caught. The Topeka Gun club will have regu lar shoot at their grounds tomorrow af ternoon. There will be regular pro gramme, for targets and also expect some live bird shooting. Shooting will commence at 2 p. m. Margaret MeKirahan, daughter of j Rev. M. F. MeKirahan, was operated upon Sunday afternoon at Christ hospi tal for appendicitis. The case had made considerable progress before discovery but the operation was successful. The patient is resting well. The Kansas World's fair commission will decide the contest for the plans for the Kansas building at the St. Louis exposition on Thursday or Fri day. Then the envelope containing the name of the architect who drew the successful plans will be opened. C. D. Mason has been paroled from the penitentiary by Governor Stanley. He is one of four who were sent to the penitentiary for twelve years from Linn county for vobbery. Two of the others were pardoned by Governor Leedy and the third has been paroled. There will be a meeting on Friday. January 9, at 2:30 p. m. at the home cf Mrs. E. W. Poindexter, 911 West Eighth, of the wives, sisters, mothers and daughters of the members of tho L'nited Commercial Travelers of Topeka. conn oil No. 42. The purpose of the meeting will be explained to those who attend. The election board met Satur3-y night, and changed the boundary line between the first and second precincts of the Second ward. The line has been hereto fore at Fifth street, and it was moved two blocks north to Third. This will make the two precincts of more equal size. No other changes in the oreeinct lines were made. G. C. Leach, formerly a Topeka boy, has recently passed a civil service ex amination for a governmental position as a deputy fish commissioner and has been appointed to Northville, Mich., just north of Detroit. The place pays $900 a year on the start, with an op portunity for advancement up to $3,000. Mr. Leach has been in the St. Louis postoffice for some time. Because Wesley Erwin, who was paroled from the penitentiary last spring by Governor Stanley, got drunk at Joplin, Mo., and raised a row, the jrove-nor bas ordered that he be sent h ick to prison to serve the balance of bis term, which will keep him there about five years. Governor Stanley will accept no excuse for the violation of a parole, and getting drunk is one of the violations. Where to Locate? Why, la the Territory Traversed by the ufsvi!!3 NashviEfe N TUB Great Central Southern Trunk Lies, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alsbsas, Mississippi, Florida, WHERE Farmers, Fruit Growers, Stock Raisers, Manufacturers laveslors, Speculators, and Money Leoiera wll find the (rrentest chances In the United States to muke "ttiK money" by reason of the abundance and cheupne" of Lao J and Farm Timber and 5 tone, iron and Coal, Labor Every thins) Free sites, financial assistance, anS freedom from taxation for tlv) manufac turer. Land and farms at $1.00 ptt acre and up wards, and WO.GOO lorw in Vreav Florida that can be taken ra!ia uniet tha U. S. Homestead laws. Btock raising- In the Gulf Coast District will make enormous profits. rial Fare Excursiona tba first and third Tuesday of eacb month. Let us know what you want, and we wi'.l tell you. where and how to get it hot don't delay, as the country is flllina up rapidly. Printed matter, maps and all informa tion free. Address R. J. WEMYSS, Can. Immigration and Industrial Agt. LOUISVILLE, KY. JOIN THE CROWD. The New Northwest is increasing from Immigration. by 200,000 people yearly. This resrion offers a field for farmers, stock raisers, miners, lumber men, millers, fruit growers, and all classes of labor. The Cody-Wyoming extension into the Big Horn Region of fers as plendid opening for the live stock and wool business and for farm ing by irrigation. The industrial expansion that is now the basis of wealth In the East, will be repeated In the Northwest. Give some thought toward a home in Nebraska or Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana. Northeastern Wyoming. Northern Idaho, Washington, the Puget Sound and Columbia River region. NORTHWEST TRAIN TO TAKE "The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex press" is the only through train into the Northwest territory in connection with the Northern Pacific Railroad. Through coaches, chair cars (seats free), through tourist sleepers over this short line and time saver to the Northwest. Connect ing train from Denver to Alliance in connection with this treat through train. You can reach the Northwest either via Kansas City, St. Joseph or Denver, by the Burlington Route. TO THE NORTH. The Burlington has two trains daily to St. Paul and Minneapolis, reaching the valuable territory or Minnesota and the Dakotas traversed by the Northern Pa cific and Great Northern Railroads. The Burlington is the main traveled road to the Northwest and North. Investigate the Northwest by addressing either thd Industrial Departments of the Great Northern or Northern Pacific Railroads at St. Paul, or the undersigned. L. J. BEICKER, W L.WAKELE7. j. 1'. a.. 823 Main St., Oen'l J'ass'r Acent. Kansas City, Mo. St. Louts, Mo. F. C. SHARON, 8. AV. P. A.. 823 Main St, Kansas City, Mo. NEW DISTRICT COURT JI R1 It Will Be Ready for Business Nex Week. The January term of the district court will besin next Monday morning at 3 o'clocit. The new jury will assemble on Tues day. Monday will be given up to the calling of the docket and motions. One of the cases for the jury wili be the second trial of Poole, the celebrated chicken man, who was convicted last spring of stealing chickenes but who was granted a new trial by the supremo court. WILL DECIDE MONDAY. Question of Bible in Schools to Bo Then Settled. Judge Hazen announced this mornins that he would decide the "Bible" case next Monday morning. The case is the one brought by J. B. Billard against the board of education because he claimed his son was forced to take part in Bible reading and re ligious exercises at the opening of school. The case was argued some time ago and Judge Hazen has had it under advise, ment. Indian School Appointments. Washington, Jan. 5. Austin Jenkins of Abbeyville. Kas., has been appointed principal teacher at Warm Springs, In dian school, Oregon, and Mrs. A. M. S. Forrester of Erie, Pa., a teacher at Tonkawas school, Oklahoma. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Walter Kungle, the 6-year-old son of George G. Kungle, who lives 4ifc miles east of the city, died last night at Christ hospital as the result of be ing kicked on the head by a horse sev eral weeks ago. At the time of the injury the child was brought in to the hospital and his skull trephined. It was thought for a time he would re cover. The funeral will be held from DeMoss & Penwell's undertaking establishment at 2:30 tomorrow after noon. Mrs. Mellissa Skaggs. wife of Albert Skaggs, died in Kansas C:ty, K&n., yesterday of paralysis. The body will be brought to Topeka and the funeral held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Skaggs, 1100 Seward avenue, at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. The funeral of John S. Irving, who died New" Year's night, will be held from DeMoss and Penwell's undertak ing establishment at 3:30 o'clock Tues day afternoon, and the services will be in charge of the I. O. O. F. Irving was a member of Good Samaritan lodge No. 89 I. O. O. F. in Philadelphia, Pa. He had no living relatives. The funeral of R. C. Wrashburn, wha died Friday night at bis home, 307 East Second street, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral of Mrs. Caroline E. Rowles, who died suddenly in Chicago Friday was held from a Rock Island train at 12:30 Sunday. Mrs. Rowles was the mother of J. B. Rowlea cf tfcij city. i X 0