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TOPEKA STATE JQTJBNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE IT, 1903. TCFEKA STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC LE.XNAN. volume x: Xo.142. TERMS OF SX.BSCHU'TION: Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 30 cents a week to any part of Topeka, or euburhs. or at tiie same price in any Kan sas town w here tiie puuer :us a carrier f 1 stem. I y mail, one year $3.9 f:y mail, three months Weekly edition, one vpar t-ainnlay edition of cliiilv. on'? year l.'iO (.Entered July 1. 1S75, as second class matter nt the postoffiee at Topeka, Kan, Under the act or' congress.) TELEPHONES: lousiness OfTlee P.ell 'photl" 10? Business Office Ind. "phone 107 2 Importers' Koom V" li phone 577 Reporters' lieem Ind. 'phone 107 1 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State journal bu!ll':nr. X and -' Kansas rt venue, corner of Kighth. Xh'.V VeiFtK OFFICE: 211 Var.d.rhilt Pl'lg. I'aul I'.lwk, Mtr. CBK'A'IO OFFICE: 1540 Tnitv Hide. I'anl lilock, list. I"CIL ZZAZZD VIES RsrcuT TEE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journnl is a member of the Asoeiated Pres and receives the fnil day telegraph report of that great news or-Fanlzati'-n for exclusive afternoon publica tion in Topeka. The rroK is received in the state Jour ral building ever wires for this sole pur pose, busy throughout the entire day. A contp'ete copy of the night it port ia also received. How long before Marconi will try his hand on a wireless street car? Some rj'O owners of Fort Scott dogs have paid the license tax. Of course these canines now wear the lfK'3 style collais. Memphis Commercial: Wonder who pot that mucilage that ought to have gone on the postage stamps? Here's another chance for Bristow. If the flood had come from the oppo site direction it might have been at tributed to the large amount of water vhich has been wrung out of Wall treet within the past few weeks. The facts regarding the flood have been so extraordinary that the story tellers have considered it worth while to t-11 the customary tale about the tons of fish 1 ft scattered about on the farms. The roeent annoiinoi ment of the cl"at h of the man who fired the first shot iii the civil war prompts the In (lianap.'lis Sentinel to remark that there has been unusual mortality among this class of perseins this year. Out of the Hood litis grown a discus sion regarding u ho was the first to nme to our a itl. It should he dropped hf-t hard feelings be engendered. Sure ly th'-re is honor and glory enough con nected with those eventful early June days to go round. Notable events are transpiring so rapidly that the magazines are hope lessly behind in their business. Just hen the space w t iters were busy with China, the Balkans and the ilood, up jumps little Sorvia and wipes out a dy nasty in a night. "Whe n President Poosevelt in address ing the Germans at the Baltimore Saengerf'st told them that he consider-d thorn missionaries in the lie-Id of morals they applauded and when he droppe tl into the language of the fath erland they Went Wild. A number of scientific men who have invest igate-1 the inlluenee of the Chicago drainage canal upon St. Louis' water f-wpply bas e d..-e! treti there is no danger to the hrai'h of the latter city on the theory that "running water, if not too fceai!y , h ; t ;--: ! with organic pollution, v.i'l urify itself through the natural biooh- mil- pineessos." This ought to af ford Ti :p- ka people some encouragement ju: t now. Th, r o. i v Mlpl nittm tin- it H f li the . trust n- y geni-tiil of Missouri has s. v- re ehoi k from th-'- state "till in 1 is wiir on t.ie eorpo ii tie- tits- against th-1 Oon oiiaooo e-onpany in which he save th.- co'.H-'-rn ousted from nt: the :;ro;ind that it is a i i-u: t 1:. Id that a corporation yl.l lo buy out all its rivals c rtouey to pay for them ;yi:tg itself li.ibh- to suecess- at- . 1 !). hits if il v i t i i ful tho ' EUCH GOOD WATER WASTED. TPi'tni tit-- New Haven Journal. I! is ;i good tune fot the advocates of n.isi-nr.i iirignMon for tin- nest to talk, and -enii of them are talking. Much wetit- has con-- to waste lately, and lull' h damage has been done by it. The s-tietary of th,- Xatinia! Irrigation as sociation says that if irrigation storage l r nit s ! re const! tieted on the Mis fouti tiivl its su it triliiitari -s as much as :r,. i a en -' i .-!. res of pi-.-sent desert lands would b- n i lain-. -1. The priniepal sea son of growing crops for this area would 1' April, May. June, July and August, and the reason that the lands ore ii"t irtigiited at present Is lint, while there is plenty of water in the first three months, during July and August, v-h' tt water i- absoUit"ly necessary to riiatiti" the crops, these streams are re duced to in-fe threads. If the storage reservoirs w re built tre-y would supply wat.r for this hind in July and August, and during th-- three preceding months the water for this great area would be drawn directly from the str, ams them selves. By m.-ans of canals anil ditches almost incalculable quantities of the flood waters coming down during April, May and June, w hit h cannot now be stored in the r s-rvoiis, would be taken out of the rivers arid spread out upon this land, which would take it up like a sponge. Under such a system of irri gation the effect would be the same as though it had been possible hist week to spread out tiie great Ilood of the Mis souri, the Arkansas and the Platte and flood millions of acres of farming land In Wyoming, Coloradet, Kansas, Ne braska and the Dakotas, at the same time redui ins the flow of the lower reaches of the Missouri to below the danger point. This looks attractive. Perhaps the gov -rnnio.it couldn't take care of such fools as have come this year, but it could save and distribute much good water if enough money were ajppropriat pi for the purpose. Nerve, almost rail: A Topeka man took up a valuable p.rrt of Senator Long's time lost evening. The senator came here on Hood matters specifically and federal court affairs definitely, but what did this Topeka man want: To see if Kansas could not set a slice of the governmental ten millions appro priated for irrigation. Perish the thought. Scorn the insinuation. Don't we need the darns and dykes of Senator Burton, rather than the rainmakers and ditches of Congressman Reeder? Yet when we think of it, when we get our second wind, we want our lug share of that irrigating money. It should go to western Kansas, to the part of this great commonwealth not watered by the Kaw and to drouth-stricken New York, Maryland. Maine, New Hamp shire and Vermont. EDITORIAL COMMENT. A Fortunate Postponement. Evening Wisconsin: A year ago, when the directors of the St. Louis fair postponed the great ex position from 1U0:1 to 1U04. there was considerable howling and whining among the dissatisfied that the great exposition should be postponed for a single year. Nevertheless today events prove it to be one of the greatest bless ings that could have been granted to St. Louis and the itoople jn general. The vicinage of St. Louis is now being desolated with a destroying Hood. The lookout upon the Mississippi river and the bottom lands of Illinois and Missouri seems shocking to the eye. Millions of dollars of property have been destroyed, and yet the flood has not abated. The freshet is now nearly seven feet above the danger line, and of course there is a waste of waters around St. Louis. Think of it. if there had been hundreds of thousands of visitors there when this mighty flood was desolating the country around that populous city! Next year it is understood that the Lord has promised a good, dry season, and everything will look healthful and love ly where now only water and desolation appear. We can now speak of the proper sites for great cities. No Hood or freshet has injured New York since its foundation. All its dwellings are above high water mark and therefore no injury has result ed. The same may be said of Chicago, and also of its near neighbor. Milwau kee. Senator Penton was a strong man, and clear headed, too: but he could not see into the future, and always stoutly held that St. Louis was to be the great est city in the western United States. He regarded Chicago as a comparative flea-bite, but today Chicago has three times the population of St. Louis and feiur times the business, because her natural situation is better. The site on the banks of a river which is liable to periodically overflow its banks is not a situation so advantageous as that of Chicago or Milwaukee. lienton did not think of that. He only perceived the vast and rapid growth of St. Louis, and believed it could have no western com petitor. In his judgment it was the only place from which to begin the construction of the railroad to the Pacific, but today it begins at Chicago. Sixty-seven years ago. when Robert J. Walker predicted the mighty growth of New York, he was laughed at as a vis ionary: but today all of Walker's proph ecies have become reality. Forty years ago very few imagined that Milwaukee would ultimately become a greater city than Cincinnati; but she will pass Cin cinnati in lHllt. because our natural situ atiem is better for growth and develop ment. Everyone can bow to New Y'ork as the city Cod and man have made to be the greatest on the round globe. JAYHAWKER JOTS. Leavenworth's stingiest woman fails to keep a secret. Hurlington has 139 licensed dogs. The other L'OO are supixised to be dead. The powers of Kansas trying to unite on Judge Hook's successor seem, after all, to be only the pow-wowers. Oeneseo ladies gave a stocking social. Several times during the evening they exclaimed to the young men, "Darn it!" A Phillipsburg barber shop which has been newly repaperetl and painted will charge five cents for neck shaves here after. No fish stories have come out of Wieh ! ita j et but a climbing rose with 4.000 blossoms is a front yard product of the ( windy city. - Two Lyons youths were fined $10 each i for a little wine jollification. Too many ! swallows make larks that require their wings (lipped occasionally. The Agra merchants claim it is no re flection on the oreameties because they are getting in more butter since the Hood than before. A story comes from Ottawa of a spirited cock robin and. a garter snake in deadly combat. The bird was de clared winner in the fifth round. A two-weeks-old calf near Clyde is 20 inches high and weighs less than a fju.-irter of a hundred. It will not be made into veal loaf but kept as a curio. On the pilot of an overland Union Pa cifie train which reached Emporia this week from the short grass country was safelv ensconsed a lively young prairie dog. i A Topeka citizen who has always been - considt red a good financier is missing ; with several thousands of other peeiple's I money. Success often depends upon ' how much one ce.n borrow. ' The Newton young lady who passed ; under a swinging scaffold just in time i to get the r-ontents of a bucket of red - paint probably didn't tarry for a second ; coat. I A Salina clock :1'"'0 years old has never i run dow n so far as the oldest resident lis aware. This may partially be ac : counted for by the fact that it has j never been wound up. ! The Lawrence Cazette maliciously ; hastens to tell the governor how to j spend the aid money. In their eag3r , ness to strike while the iron is hot i some people burn their fingers. j GLOBE SIGHTS. ; From the Atchison Olobe.l 1 Aftr ait. the sx at't aid to health ia : renulathifr ih--- dir t. v vouid iik- m k!ow n man who can ' make tilings rieht. As ymi stow nldr. do yon crt rid of ; hud h;ihit?. or acrumuiatf additional ones? An Atchison -woman, who is a favorite :whh tht stork, Imv.s white dimitv v the i holt. YVY-mfn nlw;iys pity a man during his I pr riod ti" eonval' s-yii. 1-ooHuse he can't i ero hot. i Mere lately a cloud n.i Inrsrr than a f hed shott contains enough wa'er to l'cat church sti;c-nl-s. So tar there has hppn no rioting about ! Mayor Orr hat, but there is a good deal ! of muttering. j The ivitional bad habit is not stealing, j drinking-, panihlinfi or loaling. but plain, every-day t . xaK ration. Attcr a man pass s forty his only hilar ious time is in count ing: up the blessings he has to be thankful tor. AYiK n any on1 is very far behind the tiT.es w- always imagine that np of his n-mst cherished possessions is "The Letter YV ritcr's Friend." The woroon often spak of pomf one who locked heautttul in drath. XnUce that ha men np.;r usn that word in connection wiih the dr;,d ? Men are jiin talking land instead of j water. We heard i wo men discussing a j real estate deal this morning. This is hc-w important a groom is in a girl's life: When she was graduated from school the event lasted ten days longer. Corn iields are so weedy now that they look like pastures. All thin, an Atchison man get out of the hullabaloo of ids daughter's wedding was a drunk, and his wife is still mad about it. After an angel reaches ei and wears an old wrapper across the alley to borrow butter Irom a neighbor, she looks pretty tough. There is no doubt that after a woman has been married three or four months she begins to deteriorate. Even her jokes are not so (rood. "Your husband is a veritable sunbeam on the streets," gushed one woman to an other this morning. "Well, he is a hell ..f a thundercloud at home," was the reply. atJAKER REFLECTIONS. (From the Philadelphia Record. Collars are beginning to wilt. Don't get hot over the ire bill. El. ctrie fans are putting on airs. Bathing suits will be shorter before long. The hot weather show is often a frost. An uplifting profession running an ele vator. When a man realizes the curse of rum he swears off. The Polar hear at the zoo is alerting for heme and mother. Never bet on a sure thing- unless you get the right sort of odds. The fellow who gets down tT -work Is the one who gets up in the world. The college graduate now grtes forth to show the world how little it really knows. Nell "Do you think they are married?" Belle "Of course not. Just see how po lite he is to her." Some people are so cons-ientious aheut loving their enemies that if they haven't any they are perfectly willing to make a few. "A man may be able to speak five or six different languages." says the Cynical P.achelor, "hut he's lucky to get in a lew words in one after he's married." POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News.l Children should be seen more and talked about less. It's a poor statistician who can't make figures lie. If a girl has rocks L takes a man with sand to win her. Speaking terms are to lie found on a card in the telephone booth. Those who work for tne wages of f;n try to postpone -he day of reckoning. The average man doesn't care about steady work if he onl c has a steady v u. In a sick rootn a jolly often does the work that a doctor send i:i a bill for. There are several ways to pay debts, but most of them are paid with reluct a nee. Nothing surprises the woman who mar ries a. man to reform him like the sre cess of h.-r efforts. After following the races ti tittle while a. man gets so far behind that he is seldom able to catch up. If a man draws i blank in n lottery he can tear up the delict, but it's differe:-c in the matrimonial faine. It's difficult to convince a man that hia wife doesn't love nim in tnc same oid way as long as she eouunues to go through his pockets. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR From the New York Press. 1 Woman knew how to swell a man's self-importance when she was only a rib. A bore gets mighty interesting all of a sudden when he begins to talk to you about yourself. A woman can despise a man for his weaknesses, and yet love him for the suffering they bring him. Generally a woman is interested in a man when she pretends, if be is around, to be interested in some other man. The man who talks about his yacht when he owns a sailboat is in the seme family where his wife calls the chore boy the coachman. YANKEE SAKDINES. A Maine Imitation Tnat Has Almost Supplanted the Genuine Article. "It is a fact thnt can't be denied," said a wholesale grocer, "that there are com paratively few imported sardines at all sold in this country nowadays, and yet not one consumer in a thousand knows the difference, so nearly do the lish .sold for sardines approach thf genuine both in ap pearance and taste. Nine-tfinths of our sardines com-e from Maine. There are in Fast port. Me., alone two dozen or more places where the mock sardine is prepared and boxed, and there are many others at I aibee, Jonesport and other towns oi the Maine coHSt. The business began as long ago as l-76. It was the concept ion of a couple of sharp and far-seeing New York ers. They began at Fastport. not as Far dine packersthat was an after thought but in packing 5mall herring in odd shaped little wooden kegs-, the pickle that preserved them being high with spices. These herring were placed on the market as 'Russia herring. and for a long- time their cheap and fraudulent fish was on the bills of fare of the swell restaurants of this city and elsewhere as the highest-priced relish they served. "The nterprising New Yorkers made monev fast in their venture, but they ,ot the idea that there was more money still in modeling the herring after the sardines put up in France, although some shrewd Yankees had experimented extensively and used up no little capital years before in efforts to work out a similar Idea to prac tical results, but without success. They had fount) it easy to cook the callow.Maine herring, pack it in olive oil in imitation sardine boxes with French labels in imita tion of thj labels on the imported sardines and give them every appearance of the genuine imported article; but when this S'aokee sardine went to the table its fraud ulent character became at once apparent. The soft, rich flavor of the imported sar dine was not there, but only thf unmista kable taste of the native h rring. New York Sun. CON DITION OF LONOE VIT Y. Is the Average Human Life Growing Longer ? Those who find comfort in the ex pectation of living to a great age ar; likely to derive satisfaction from the confident assertion of Prof. Pfluger. f. the University of Bonn, that the avo: -age length of human life is steadily in creasing. In common with many per sons of less learning, the German stu dents of the problems of human long evity are somewhat skeptical concern ing? the ages attributed to some of th patriarchs of Old Testament times. Frof. Pfluger seems to have goorl sta tistical ground for his confidence in th.--lengthening average of human life. P.ut. like most of those who make a hobby of one line of investigation, he seems to be able to perceive most clearly facts which support his precon ceived notions of the reasons for things. He strongly disapproves of ber and to bacco, and it is not surprising to fin"; that he attributes at least one-third of the deaths recorded in Munich to heart disease due to beer drinking, and al most if not quite another third to smoking. Among the forty centena rians who have come under his notic-th-re -was only one smoker, but nearl ail of them confessed to a moderate use of alcohol. If it be true that the average of hu man life is lengthening, the fact is in teresting, but its interest is in nowise increased by speculations as to the rea sons why some outlive their generations and near or pass the century mark. As a Eeneral truth it may be said that very few- of these examples of except tional vitality have known or observed the rules w hich a consensus of medical opinion would be likely to agree upoii as favoring length of days. A ma.lority of them have worked hard, lived poorly and known all kinds of trouble. Not many of them have been temperate in their pleasures or indulgences. As a rule, they are found in almshouses or charitable institutions, with few mem ories save those which relate to mis spent lives. Most of the very oid wo men have outlived large families of children and been through experience, which made them look like Macbeth' witches before they had passed the prime of life. A New Y'orker who claimed to be the oldest inhabitant, and whose claim was extensively admitted, in spite of some skepticism, celebrated what he said was his one hundred anil sixth birthday by a breakfast at which a distinguished company gathered, and lived three or four years thereafter. He was chiefly interesting as contra, dieting every accepted rule of longevity He was. or said he was, a veteran of the Napoleonic wars and had all his life been a soldier of fortune, carrying his mercenary sword into every war of his time. He had experienced ever) privation and hardship of successful and unsuccessful campaigning. had been severely wounded a number of times, had been a hard drinker from boyhood, had used tobacco immoder ately for eighty years, for fifty years had been addicted to the opium lie bit. and had practiced every vice with which his wildlv adventurous life in many countries had made him ac quainted, put at the assumed age of if J16 was erect and in possession ot all his faculties, was able to eat a good breakfast, empty his wine glass as often as h was filled, make a long, consecu tive and interesting speech when called upon, and enjoy the occasion thorough ly. New l'ork Times. FEW CHILDKEN BOUN NOW. Rapid and Steady Decrease in the Size of American Families. Not the old-feshioned board, at the head of which s;u the father and at the foot of which sat the mother, with the sugar bowl in her lap to prevent in cursions from childish fingers, flanked on either side by a row of children with shining faces and eager appetites; not the family table from which the chil dren took turns in "waiting" when the grandparents came to occupy scats tem porarily at the board or when other "company" came; not the table at which "a blessing" was asked three times daily for :;c; days in each year, at which children were taught to mind their manners and wait until their eld ers were served. The family table, popular at this time, is one of figures compiled by the care ful statistician. It concerns the alleged decreasing size of families and is spread in this wise: A verage size of family PiSo. I'ulft. New fvnerlarnl . Xew York Pnnp vIvhuih . . South Atlantic, Ohio Indiana . Jitirmis , Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa Missouri North Dakota South Dakota . Nebraska Kansas . .4.S . .4.f . .y.l Y.i'.o ..5.1 ..5.2 ..4.9 '.'.5.2 ..5.2 . .5.4 ..4.3 ..4.3 . .5.1 4.o I 4.4 ! 4.N ' 5.0 ; 4.4 I 4.4-J 4.7 4.4 j 4.!t I 5 I 4.-1 ! 4.7 ! 4. it ! 4. i 4.5 i 4.0 ! There is a scanting of average in this, it is true, but it is not very serious, j Not so serious, indeed, but that anyone I holding this table in his hand and watching the children pour out of any one of a number of school houses in any city in the land is able to subdue his apprehension that the race, from lack of recruiting agencies, is likely to run out. According to this table, New Kng land does not show either the largest decrease in ten years nor the smallest average size of families. In point (if fact, this decrease in New Kngland is but two-thirds of 1 per cent a decrease in quantity that, if it is not made up in j quality, much educational effort has i been wasted in the past de-cade. In I New York the decrease is five-tenths of j 1 per cent, in Pennsylvania, three-tenths; in Ohio, six-tenths; in Indiana, seven tenths; in Michigan. five-tenths; in Wisconsin, three-tenths; in Iowa, six tenths; in Missouri, seven-tenths; in Kansas, four-tenths. That is to say. the average size of families in New Kngland is larger than ! in New York, Ohio, Indiana and Michi ', gan, and equal to that in Iowa and Kansas. This reckoning represents a - labored process, but it is relatively val ' ueless. It includes all races and con- ditions, and hits no hearing upon the : relative size of families of lon.r; estab i lishment in the country anel those of I later immigration. It is a modern fain- ily table, nothing more. Anyone good ; at figures anci diligent in delving into i census returns can spread it. and all I who are curious or apprehensive in the ; matter can come to it and go away I satisfied that the American family is I not rapidly dying out. Portland Ore I gonian. , I AFRAID OF THE KEP0KTEK ! One of the sad features of civil and ! military life is the unpreparedness of I men in the presence of the newspaper j reporter. Without the reporter there j might be papers, but not newspapers. ; He is a necessary evil if he be any kind i of evil. Those who fight hardest against ' him and oppose his mission are the very : ones who at some future day need him j most, and it is they who will work most i strenuously to use him for their pur- poses. It gives me pleasure to say that j we of the fourth estate are gradually educating the public in the art of re ; ceiving newspaper men and treating them with that, courtesy and frankness which the exigencies of the hour de mand. We are here to stay. We are friends of all good and enemies of all guile.. One of the leading reporters in this,,! city was introduced to a Willi street: broker, a man of no considerable conse quence, but much puffed up with his success as an eighths-ancl-quarters go between. The introduced had neglected to mention that he was a reporter anci the conversation was general. Later on the identity of the gentleman was ex posed, whereupon the broker threw up his hands, exclaiming: "Good God! A' reporter? I am ruined. Why didn't you say so before you introduced him?" The situation was slightly strained. The reporter said quietly: "Don't let that worry you. In the tirst place, I am not I here for news, ideas or suggestions. In ' the second, what you know is not worth ! publishing. In the third, nobody out i side of this office ever heard of you; I therefore, what you might say would be I of no newspaper interest. In the fourth j I carry more Wall street secrets in my : memory than you ever dj-eamed of ! secrets of big men and great institu jtions. . You are perfectly eafe. Good i morning." ! In less than two months tliat broker, frightened so badly, sent a frit-nd to the j reporter begging him to mention an af I fair in which he personally was deeply interested. He is one of a numerous class affecting to be holier than report ers until needing a write up, then groveling. Successful men in pubile life, almost without exception, rely upon the reporter as a stepping stone to high office. They will take him into their confidence, steer him safely between the devil and the deep sea, help him to earn his salary by loading him up with news and incidentally prosper their own cause. A combination of reporters could ruin any man in this country. Owners of papers, editors in chief, managing editors and city editors cannot possibly get in so close touch with the average man as can the reporters, the office rep resentative. wrhom they send out to hunt for facts in the market place, the palace, the hovel, the prison, the church, the wide, wide world New York Press, CLEMEfIS SHED TEARS. Then the Sylvian Jiline Jury Disagreed. Seven of the late County Attorney Galen Nichols' jointt inquisition cases have gone by the board. Seven eases have been called and not a man has been convicted. Sylvian Kline, the man who played baseball with the famous Dreyfus, in France, came the nearest to be convict ed and that was not a very close call after all. ' - Hay slip and his bartender went free Tuesday. When Kline's trial came up he went to Hayslip and borrowed his rabbit foot. It was a gool talisman. Kline was tried in due order. Six or seven witnesses swore positively that they bought beer, whisky, wine and mixed drinks from Kline and paid him for them. They knew Kline. He wait ed on them. They knew intoxicating liquors when they drank them and what Kline served were intoxicants. It was a clear open and shut case against Kline for a jury that wanted to convict on sufficient evidence. G. C. Clemens addressed the jury. He had not cross-examined a witness that the prosecution called, and he had not called a witness for the defense. Clem ens began a speech that would have wrung great drops of water from the features of a cigar sign. He began with a story. Not the story of "The Flying Dutchman," but the story of a little Dutchman. He told it in the most approved fashion. He began with "Once upon a time, not very long ago. theie iived in the city of Topeka a man we shall call, for the purpose of this story, 'The Little Dutchman.' " Then Clemens told of the flood, the suffering, the cries of the unfortunate people in North Topeka who were on housetops and in trees calling tor help. He pictured the distressing scene with lurid gobs of horror, more even than were put into some of the yellow stories that went to Eastern parw'rs at so mueii per column. He told of a daring man who took a boat, when other men stood back and dared not go, arid went across in the frail craft, daring the seething current at the risk of his life. How this man, the Drttle Dutchman, saved sev eral women and children from places, where no othvr boatman dared to go and how he worked till he fell exhaust ed from exertion and exposure and had to be taken in a carriage and nursed. All this, as to. the heroic acts of Kline, were true. No one ditl more heroic and valuable work during the flood than did he. Clemens' picture may have been somewhat overpainted, but it was ef fective. There were four or fivie North Topekii men on the jury. The Calk had Us effect. Several jurymen had their handkerchiefs out and six of them join ed Clemens in a good, copious, ttearful cry. The jury went out along about 4 o'clock. The twelve men tried an5 true stayed out a while and then se-jtt in word that they wanted to hear the testi mony, taken in short hand by the court stenographer, read over to them as they had forgotten a few points. The attor neys for the defense objected to the reading of anything to the jury and the court denied the request. The jury, perhaps, wanted to find a legal excuse for not finding Kline gutlty. The jury did not agree by supper time and went home to sleep ana eat. This morning they resumed deliberations and at 10:30 o'clock finally decided to dis agree, or htng. "I rather have a hung jury than a hung client," said Clemens. The case against Joe Northoraft and his bartenders was dismissed on the same technicality that Hayslip got out on, an error of Mr. Nichols in the in formation. The "unknown" bartenders at Fred P.oss' place also went free. The same cause let the "unltnown" barten der fjf McGregor's place off. The game is still on and Fritz Durein is being tried today. The bets are 20 to 1 that he will get off someway, although he was' not a flood hero. TEN BEATEN TO DEATH. Russians Make Another On slaught on the Jews. Berlin. June 17. The Tageblatt today in mail advice from Ixtdz, Russia I 'oland, gives an account of disturbances th "re on Monday last. Ahout o.fl young w irking men (Jews) paraded the streets in aat or derly manner, but as a "ocialist detmon stration. The police, in view of the num ber of these engaged, called on the Cos sucks for assistance and !h"n the toliee s-. ml Cossacks charsed the workmen, tunt 'jig them with the dai. of their swords' and !sts and mercilessly continuing the beat ing at'tr a number had tic. n arrested! ,-uid were helpltss and further hetumtr tin .-an at the station, where, accordito; to the mail advices, blood "ran in rivulets." It is report eel that ten young men w re be: H en to death and that .if the .!'0 who were arrested all were seriously w-l!r.'i?d. Srrgenns worked for five hours sewing up wounds after the fury of the police had been spent. OPEN ON JULY 4. ' Vinewood Line and Park Then Re Dedicated. to vinewooci park will be open to the ! public on the Fourth of July. The via iduct over the Santa Fe and Missouri ! Pacific railway tracks at Fifteenth 'street is already nearly completed an I a temporary track is being put in froui the viaduct to a connection with the ; Kansas avenue lines of the Topeka reil ! way to eP.ow cars to be run from the i transfer station to the .ark. i The entertainment to be provided at i the nark on the Fourth has not beep j announced. Marshall's band will prob ' ably play and outdoor sports will fur i nish amusement. GIVES I P HIS PERMIT. Out of Drug Business Kuntz Had No Use for It. W. F. Kuntz has surrendered hi druggist's permit to sell liquor. He sur rendered it to Probate Judge Haydeu because he has no drug store. Kuntz was interested in what was generally known as Dew Blaekman's drug store. When Blaekman sold out he first bought Kuntz's interest, and Kuntz went out of the business June 1. Kuntz had no use for the permit and surrenderee, it. Bunker Hill Day. Boston. June IT. With Philadelphia's famous relic, the Liberty bell, and the memento of the civii war. John Brown's bell from Marlboro, as features, the annual celebration of the anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill assumed un usual interest today. Following the carnival and military parades there were literary exercises and speech making a Bunker Hill monument. Succeeds Mr. Garfield. Washington. June IT. Henry F. Gresne has been appointed civil service commissioner to succeed Mr. Garfield. Mr.Greene is a lawyer. MANY WILL WED. Probate Judge Issues Seven Licenses Today. The probate judge's force wras busy this morning issuing marriage licenses. Seven were iteued between 8 and 11 o'clock. The licenses were as follows: Edward B. McKenna, of Kainsas City, and Josie M. Hopkins, of Topeka; George EL Ma roney and Hettie Thompson, of Topeka; B. F. Harsley, of Kansas City, and Alice D. Bond, of Topeka; D. Y. Thorps and Rose P. Grifrgss, of Topeka; Ralph J. Kfnnedv and Pearl Cadwallader, of Tor.eka; Karl F. iSovieveizer, of Kansas City, and Louise Toatep, of Topeka; Otto L. G. Rahn, of Topeka, and Anna Brandenburg, of Randolph. BURTOlilim IWg TALK Discuss Federal Judgeship But Reach No Agreement. The Kansas congressional delegation will hold a mieetlng in Topeka some time next week: to discuss the appoint ment of a. federal district Judge. This has been .agreed upon by the members of the delegation now in Topeka. II possible an effort will be made to unite upon some one rr.it: n. The meetfing will probably be held on Wednesday, the same day as the leg islature will be called to meet in spe cial session. It wiil be the occasion of the gathea-ing of a large number of politicians, biff aind little, and the mem bers of the congressional delegation will have an opportunity to talk the judgeship over, not only among them selves, butt also with the other poli ticians. Senator Chester I. Long and Senator J. R. Burton both reached Topeka Tues day eveninj.; and had a long conference. What passed between them neither has divulged, btst each insists that he has made no endorsement for the vacant judgeship, and that they are here to confer with I'.heir friends concerning the matter rathe.; than to decide whom they will endorse. Congressamn Calderhead is also here today, but he says he is here to view the flood situation more than anything else. He will .also go to Kansas City to look over the ground there. Congressman Bowersock is also up from Lawrence, and Charles F. Scott, congressman-at -large, came In today from lola. Thece with Congressman Curtis, make up four of the eight con gressmen. M'j Scott stated- that the meeting will be held next week, but its purpose will be more to exchange views regarding the jodgeship rather than to decide upon some one to recommend for the place. "Von. will indorse one of the candidates?" Mr. Sitc-tt was askeal. "Yes. when the proper time comes," he replied. "Of course I have a preference, and I supose each of the others has also." A niamber of members of the legislature hsnve bee n in Topeka today. The judgeship has formerl the chief topic of conversation, ahrhough the Ilood and the special session harce also come in for a great deal of dis cussion. It is not believed that the two senators will get together on eilher Chief Justice Johnston or Charles lllood Smith, at least 'that is the way politicians are talking. If they get together it wil be on a compro mise candidate. Some are guessing that it will be Justice Pollock and some N. H. I.oomis. while ex-Gov. Stanlev's name is also mentioned in this connection. As stated in tihe State Journal last week, al though IVnsion Commissioner Ware's name included in the list of candidates, it is dfinitely known that Mr. Ware does not want file appointment and is in no sense a candidate. MURPHY GETS A PLACE. Leavenworth Man 3Iade Member of Woodmen Directors. Indianapolis. Jnd.. June 17 Wrangling in the ofirirai"T convention began today. The administration forces wanted the con sideiration of insurance rates postponed until Friday and to ta'ie up the election of officers today. Judge Johnson and his fac tion of "antif" desired that the readjust ment ef rates he taken up tirst. It was de cided, to proceed with the election, which lesuited i Head consul. A. R. Talbott of Nebraska: head nd visor. i. R. Home, Iowa; head cleric C. w. Jfawos. Illinois; head bank-'r. F. R. Smith. Missouri. Di-ectors G. W. P.cilley. Illinois: C. G. Saunders. Iowa: P. H. Smith. Missouri: K. K. Murphy, Kansas; . J. JUrnes, Michi gan. The antis presented no candidates. W. H. Murray, representing the California- promotion committee, is her' working to secure the 19oi convention for his stat--. LOCAL MENTION. The Toledo Produce Exchange hari sent a subscription to the Grain Deal ers' association of $100 for the flood suf ferers' -und. Heppner Loss $1,000,000. Spokane, Wash.. .Tune 17. Just hosv many perished in Sunday's flood at Heppner, Ore., may never be known. It is believed many bodies have been buried in the mud deposited in the val ley and may never be found. Reports from lona this morning state that crops in the valley between that town and Heppner are practically ruined. This, with the damage to the railway, may bring the. total property loss to .$1,000,000. The railway is badly -wrecked a nd may not be opened to Heppner for a, week, though a train reached Lexing ton this morning. At Heppner it is said th'.'re are now plenty of doctors and evein more men than are needed to do the work, it being estimated that nearly 1.000 people have rushed into the little town since the disaster. More money is wanted and a temporary shelter for the homeless is desired. It is predicted that the town will be rebuilt but the district near the creek may be shunned in fu ture. One drowning is reported between Lexington and Heppner. the victim be ing Mrs. Frey. who lived on a farm. To Boston via Erie R. R. Verv low special excursion rates to Boston, Mass.. Saratoga, N. Y., and Chautaucfua Ifike in June and July. Liberal limits tind stopover privileges. On and after June 14. new fast train from Chicago to Buffalo and intermedi- 1 ate points. i,:li u m. daily. ! For time cards. regular and special I rates, etc.. send postal card to A. W. j Moore, Traveling Passenger Agent, ! Kansas City. Mo., or D. M. Bow man, ; Geeral Westiern Passenger Agent, Chi I cago, 111. ! It's a. mistake to imagine that itching piles can't be cured; a mistake to suffer j a day longer than you can help. Doan' jOintme.it brings instant relief and per i manent cure. At any drug store, 50 i cent Notice. A meeting of Amity lodge, 2S1, Knights) of Pythias, is called for Thurs day evening, June IX, at the hall, cor ner of Sixth and Quinoy streets. AH members; are urged to be present as business of importance is to be consid ered. Griliion. "What is it. 4 IT IS BAILEY CITY Topeka's Tent Town Is Cbris ten.'d Today. It Consists of 80 Large and SO Small Tents. Topeka's tent city now has a name by which it shall hereafter be known, it is now called Bailey City. Although at noon today it did not have a single actual resident and con sisted only of long white rows ot te:u. about which workmen were still tusy driving pegs and digging ditches, it ih have several dozen inhab.iints by night. By tomorrow noon it will permanently established. Eighty Sibley tents and eightv w-,U tents make up the dwellings of tiie yd. lage. They cover an area of seve.vi acres in the north part of the fair grounds. Although there are several streets, "Mayor" Mcintosh, the polie., officer in charge of the camp, says non- of them are to be entered bv vehicle except Government avenue, to vhici vans earrvint. f-wi u.,..,i..i,-i sils will be admitted. Government ave nue- lunti east, una west near the row of sheds that are shortly to be coivertel into kitchens for tfit. 1,,1 ,e,, ir... : of the others will run north and south. emu Loose aireaoy laid out have been given the following names, in lienor of the i nelivi,! n 1 1 o .,-e,n t , , .u u, ,,,,,, iia'c iireii ji ojci- nent in relief work: Bergundthal sv hub, .Anderson avenue, Lucas avenue. Hawlay avenu, Sardou avenue Stag-' avenue and Frost avenue. Mcntosn has a lot mere names which he wil b'-. stow upon new- streets if more as lail out. A Sibley tent is a nice, big, nur,1 tent, large enough for ten pe-.pe to in c-omiorca my. iomtosh use I to be a soldier and after a little in ruc tion from him the doien workmen i his command became very proficient inset ting them up. Straw is to be hmiei to the fair grounds immediately tt be used in carpeting the tents ;nd it a day or two the village will be trade quite comfortable. People will g-o 1 brick and frame houses up town Viil almost envy the outdoor sleeping aprt ments of inhabitants of Bailey city, "he tents are set up on the highest part of the fair grounds and, although within shade are well situated to have S.e benefit of the breeze. It is impossible to learn how man people will want quarters in Bailey cit . Mr. Stagg is confident that all rh" 1 tents now set up will be in use in -few days. The SO Sibley tents will h used as living and sleeping tents. Th, SO wall tents will be arranged close u the kitchen sheds and will be used ns dining rooms. Occupants of the village will be allowed to arrange these r.iat, ters to suit themselves. CUTTING OFF SUPPLIES. Today only those persons who ran show that they are absolutely without other means of support are being given food at the Auditorium. Applications for bedding and clothing are yet lfing received in considerable numbers. The equipment of the prospective occupants of Bailey city will probably consume the remainder of the week and will ne cessitate a considerable further outlay. F.aeh family is allowed about $K, woith of furniture, cooking apparatus aril bedding. After receiving these they will be expected to take care of rti-me 1 v-?s. The following notice by the general re lief committee has been posted at the Auditorium : "No supplies will hereafter be issued by the relief committees at the Audi torium to any applicants who have al ready received aid from them, except to those who are absolutely helpless or destitute." Directors Not Liable. Chicago. June IT. Judge Kohlsaat, in an opinion delivered today in the United States court, decided that the directors of the defunct National bank of Illinois can not be held liable hy oreditors for the balance of money due from the bank. Morning Games at Boston. Boston, June IT. The National and American ball leagues each played morning games here with the following results: NATIONAL. P..H.K. Brooklyn 2 - Boston 3 5 1 AMERICAN. Cleveland .1: Boston 1. Order Maintained With Cannon. Maysville, Ky June IT. The trial f t the three negroes for assaulting the Farrow family is proceeding slowly. Order is maintained by the troops who have their Hotchkiss and Gatling guns at the court house entrance. The troops slept on their arms during the rain last night on account of reports of mob forming in nearby counties, but none arrived.. Danish Squadron to Be There Berlin. June IT. The Tageblatt prints a dispatch from Kiel saying that a Danish squadron of warships will be there at the same time as the American-European squadron. THOMPSON RESIGNS. E. W. Thompson, assistant general passenger agent of the Rock Islac.'l with headquarters at Kansas City, has resigned to accept a position with th National Life Insurance company wifi headquarters at Milwaukee. The resig nation is effective July 1. His successor has not been named. DEATHS AM) FUNERALS. Charles Biilinp. a farmer of Maple Hill township, died Tuesday at the av of ' yeaifv The funeral will be n.dd Thurdr. y nfternoon at I o'clock at Lovr. IJuiiai will be held at th Dover cem.-tfiy. Haze Hatcher, folored. di-'d at her hnmp at No. 1101 WnshincTon street, today at the ape of 2 years. The f unera 1 wilt b htd at 10 o'elock Thursday morning. JJuriai at Topeka cemetery. 80 Day Seed Corn Plenty for all antf no delay. Hub bard Seed House, r20 Kansas avenue. Griliion. "What is it. TURN OVER A new leaf and patronize a dentist who will pive you the best work for the least money. I use none but the very best of material and guarantee all my work to be first class. No charge for examination. Call and See Me. DR. F. R. SOUDERS 4ZI Kansas Ave.