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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING. JULY 8, 1003.
i I V . n t r i il ' V t:. 1 1 V-" SNAPSHOTS AT HOME NEWS. HOW MANY? How many bowls tomake a bowlder? How many shoals to make a shoulder? How many lambs to make a llama? How many drams to make a drama? How many bats to make a battle? How manv rata to make a rattle? How many folks to make a focus? How many croaks to make a crocus? How manv quarts to make a quarter? How many ports to make a porter? How many fans to make a phantom? Hnw many banns to make a bantam? How many aches to make an acre? How many fakes to ma!:" fakir? How many wraps to make a rapture? How many caps to make a capture? How many stuns to make a summer? How many plums to rrake a plumber? How many nicks to make a nickel? How many picks to mate a pickle? How many capes to make a capfr? How many taps to make a tapir? How many tons' to make a tunnil? iid how much fun to mske a funnel? Justice lngtrsoll in St. Nicholas. J. IV. Golne of this city went to Kan las City Tuesday.. IX W. Nell is has gone to New York to be gone a month. I. I. Ponebrake went to Kansas City on business Tuesday. An Inspector examined the elevator at the federal building yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Jofx-ph Ourdoni are the parents of a b iy born last night. The price of the watermelons on the local market is neck and neck with ice and coal. There will be a meeting of the To peka Orphans' Home society Thursday afternoon. Mart -hall's band will Rive another con cert on next Friday evening at Kighth and Harrison streets. The KIks of St. Joreph are having "Antics" and a number of Topeka Elks will go there to help.. Rev. ('. Morrow, secretary of the City Charities' association is in Ottawa attending the Chautauo.ua. This is the season when the fdrls bor row their brothers' half-hose as well as their collar buttons and ties. ' A new deseriptivesongof the "weeper" variety is entitled "Now I Have Come to Claim You For My Hride." A quartet oC Toneka boys who play mandolins and jettitftrs havr been play inn at Eun ka lake, Manhattan. There is so little to do evenings in Topeka that people have commenced taking car ridts on the Oakland line. Topeka Business college and the State Normal baseball teams will play on the Normal field at Kmporia this afternoon. The winter supply of coal is being laid in at the federal building. It con Fists of 250 tons of Pennsylvania an thracite. A marriage license was issued Tues day afternoon to Herman L. Page, of 8t. Joseph, Mo., and Maud H. Smith of Topeka. Koine of the men who have been work ing for the city street force in North Topeka have auit and gone to the har vest fields. About 300 tickets were sold for Prof. Harvey WorraU's benefit concert for the flood sufferers held last night at Se curity hall. According to reports received at the mate auditor's office, pianos are assessed at $3.40 In Cheyenne county and $74 in Clark county. The Charities' association headquar ters is being kept open all day this week. The short hours will not begin until -next week. Orders have been issued by the post office authorities establishing a rural free delivery route on July 15 at Palmer, !. Washington county. Street Commissioner Frank Snydef has a field of rye on his farm south of town from which he expects to rea an unusually large crop. Material for rebuilding the lines of the street railway company is arriving this week. A shipment of 75-pound rails reached town Tuesday. A Topeka wholesale liquor establish ment is said to have disposed of six. car loads of beer in the two weeks immedi ately following the flood. There will be no regular meetings of the Topeka Commercial club through July and August, in accordance with the usual summer custom. The state board of equalization is in session at the state house and will prob ably reduce the assessment of counties which suffered by the flood. The grave and melancholy Georgia watermelon has made his appearance on the local market. The Texas canteloupe has been here several weeks. Frank McCabe, son of City Kngineer McCabe, has been appointed principal of the Lyndon schools. He has just graduated from Emporia college. The state board of railway commis sioners have ordered the Missouri Pa cific -to establish a station and station agent at Jefferson, Montgomery county. The three boys. Arthur Hahlene.Frank Bossetter, and Ralph Chute, who were Injured at the Continental creamery building last Monday, are recovering elowly. Roy Johnson, theatrical traffic man ager for the Santa Fe, announces that the coming theatrical season of 1903 and 1904 will be one of the best in the his tory of the west. Judging from the repeated calls for harvest help received at the Topeka free employment agency there will be good wages in the harvest fields throughout the season. It is now so hot that the ice man feels afe in ensting off the garb of an ac commodating gentleman and indulging In a few "grouches" when he makes his rounds In the morning. F. H. Webster, of Topeka, has been elected vice president of the Mid-States Wholesale and Retail Coal Dealers' as sociation which met in Kansas City yes terday in its fourth annual session.. 'Miss Myrtle Stamms, who was acci dentally shot in the right lung by her brother Monday night, is still in a crit ical condition. Dr. n.eith. the attending physician, has hopes for her recovery. Councilman Samuel T. Howe is car rying around a viai containing SIS worth of gold ore and free gold taken from his placer mine near Leadville, Colo. He says it snowed twice on July 8 and froze that night where he was in the mountains. He wore a suit of win ter underclothing back to Kansas and n EVEN THE CAN BUY TRIAL BOTTLE AT DKUGGIST3X- ' was nearly prostrated before he could get out of them. David W. Mulvane was in -Kansas City Tuesday. Colonel J. H. Richards of Fort Scott was also- there. Botn of these men are active supporters of Charles Blood Smith for the position as federal judge. Church & Wright, soda manufactur ers, ViOO; Miss Wheeler's French diss of girls, Jit), and Mis. W. A. Jordan of Al buquerque, $15, are the subscriptions to the relief fund of the Commercial club this week. Twenty-six car rb.ads of rails for the reconstruction of the city railway have arrived, and are being unloaded. Part were taken to North Topeka to be un loaded and the others are being unload ed on East Tenth street. A. W. Dana and J. B. Larimer are nursing incipient booms for the next district judgeship In this county. Judge Hazen will probably not be a candi date for renomlnation and the advance political gossip has commenced. A Torjeka girl has discovered a new dry administration drink which she calls N. B. "near beer." It is made of malt extract, vichy and a dash of oil and it has the right color and the proper sudsy look. A petition has been filed before the board of railroad commissioners to com pel the Santa Fe and Orient to build a connecting track at Harper, Kan., so that freight can be transferred from one line to the other. The Sons of theKing of Grace Cathe dral vyill give a lawn fete on the cam pus of the College of the Sisters of Bethany Thursday evening when prizes offered by Dean Kaye and Dr. H. W. Roby will be awarded. Suit hns been filed in district court against Alice V. Clugscn, guardian and John M. Clugson, a minor heir, by F. P. Edson. The claim is for S590.40, a bill for putting a heating plant in the Clug son liats at Tenth and Tceka avenues. State Auditor Wells has served notice cn the state employes and officials who travel at state expense that the state will no longer pay Pullman lares. It these employes desire to ride in Pull mans they must do so at their own ex pense. At the Reformed Presbyterian church Thursday evening Rev. J. R. Dill will give one of his lectures on the subject, "The Scriptural View of Christ's King dom." Rev. Mr. Dill has for many years labored in the national reform work with much success. A steel bridge to be placed across Wakarusa creek west of Topeka ar rived today. It is 100 feet long and 12 feet high and each side weighed 71, 578 pounds e'jfh, making the weight 14H.918 pounds. It required three hat cars to carry the bridge. Postmaster Guthrie is in receipt of an inquiry from D. F. Row- of Albia, la., about his runaway son, 19 years of age, who left home June 23 and has not been heard from since. The boy was traced as far west as Lang. He is probably at work in the harvest fields. An application for admission to the Soldiers' Orphans' home has been filed in probate court by John Shehan, for his four children. The case was examined by Judge Hayden and the children rec ommended for admittance. Shehan says that he depends on the county for sup port. The members of the Sunday school of the English Lutheran church will hold their annual rticnic 6n the farm of Mr. H. W. McAfee, three miles west of the city, Thursday. Wagons will be at the church 8:30 a. m. and 10 a. m. Free transportation will be given all who at tend. A force of "carpenters are putting in a new floor at the Rock Island depot. The old lloor was warped so by the flood that when the water receded it presented the appearance of one of these choppy seas that we read about in a newspaper account of the interna tional boat races. The Missionary society of the West minster Presbyterian church will meet Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. with Mrs. J. C. Neely at 1285 Lincoln street. Mrs. Ned Adams, Corea: Miss Josie Silver, China; Miss Martindale, Alaska, and Miss Elsie Reynolds, Utah, returned missionaries, will be present. The street railway company is pre paring a set of new rules. One is that cars will not stop midway of the block except at a few designated places on Kansas avenue. Another is that the old rule about entering and leaving cars from the rear platform will be enforced except during rush hours in he evening and morning. The state school fund commissioners i met Tuesday and purchased the follow ing school district bonds, which bear 5 per cent interest: District No. 12, Mar shall county, $5,300; district No. 2, Ellis county, $500; district No. 10, Chase coun ty, $700; district No. 39, Graham county, $500; district No. 22, Osborne county, J.SOO; district No. 37, Graham county, $550. A Salina paper says: R. R. Simcock, who was for many years bookkeeper for Crippen, Lawrence & Company, of this city, now in the accounting department of the Santa Fe at Topeka, on Friday evening last had two sons, William B. and Robert W., baptised by Rt. Rev. Mr. Griswold, and on Sunday after noon another son, George G. and a daughter, Jane B., baptised by Rev. W. It. McKim, of Christ churcn. . Mr. him cock believes in Salina and the little church on Eighth street and has happy recollections of the years gone by. Tuesday afternoon about 5 o'clock a woman left her baby in a baby car riage standing on the sidewalk In front of a furniture store, north of the post office. A gust of wind started the car riage, and the infant was dumped -off the curb under the feet of a horse. A crowd rathered and watched the child which was in danger of being trampled to death, but no one made a move to rescue it until Judire Reed. from the window of his office across the street shouted to them to "pick up that baby." Then a ray of intelligence soaked into one of the bystanders, and the child was removed to safety. The King Snake's Prowess. The most relentless exterminator of reptiles is a member of the family it self the beautiful, lithe, yellow and black king snake, the friend of man and the avowed enemy, of anything that creeps or crawls, regardless of size or poison fang. A native of our own south, the king snake is between five and eight feet long and no thicker around than a man's thumb. Built in every muscle and bone for speed and tremendous con stricting power, there is not another snake on earth that can withstand his assault. He is immune to the poison of the cobra and cf the rattler alike, and the strength of a 30 foot python has no terrors for him. Within Ave minutes from the opening of the fight the king snake could kill the biggest python that ever lived. Ferocious as t.e little con strictor is toward his own kind, toward man he is friendly, and rarely tries to escape when met afield. McClure's Magazine. Caught a Black Eagle. Fureka. Kan.. July S. A large black eagle was captured north of Rureka this mr.rnirg by a farmer named Tracv. The bird was brought to Eureka in a cage. "Town Talk" tells all about the new towns on the Chicago Great Western railway. For free copy send to Edwin R. Magili, Mgr., Townsite Dept., Fort , Dodge, la. AT OYSTER BAY. 5 ,V f ' . ,'. -"J ' - ' . ... ... 7 6 At Oyster Bay. President Roosevelt is seeking rest and recreation from the arduous duties that demand all his time at the capital most of the year round. The president, in the bosom of his family, at his summer home, is tak ing it as easy as possible, although of course he still has to attend to a great deal of the nation's work, although he is supposed to be on his vacation. The above authentic snapshot shows how the president looks in the holiday attire he is able to don in the seclusion of his own home. PATTERSON PARDONED. Defaulting City Treasurer Will Not Go to Prison. Governor B3ilcy issued an absolute pardon Tuesday afternoon to A. J. Patterson, ex-city treasurer of Clyde, who was convicted in the district court of embezzlement and sentenced to 5 years in the penitentiary. Patterson will never see the inside of the peni tentiary. The pardon came in time to save his transfer to that institution. Patterson's friends rescued hiin. Be sides that, his father is rich, and stood back of him with plenty of fi nancial resources. The. embezzlement was all made good by Patterson's fath er and brother, and not until that was done would Governor Bniley even con sent to listen to an application for . pardon. The application was backed up by a petition signed by 400 people of Clyde and vicinity, and in addition nearly 100 personal letters were written to Governor Bailey recommending the uartion. It was while Patterson was serving as city treasurer of Clyde that he got into trouble. He was running a silo,' store, and instead of depositing the city's money as a separate account, he simply added it to his personal credit, and checked against it indiscriminately for both personal and civic purposes. Tho first thing he knew, he had lost all the money, and his shoe store failed. Then the city authorities came down on him for the money belonging to the city. He was arrested, and probably would have made good the deficit with out any fight had his attorney not ad vised him that as nearly all of the $4. 200 which he had lost was "joint" money, paid over to hiin as licenses by the city marshal, he could not be held liable for it. The theory -r,t his attorneys was that as the city had no right to collect this money. Fatterson could not be held re sponsible for it. The case was tried in the district court, and Patterson was convicted and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. He appealed to the supreme court, and the verdict was af firmed. Mr. Patterson was on the di rect route to the penitentiary almost be fore he realized that he was in any ser ious danger. Irp to this time he had refused to make good his defalcation -according to the advice of his attorneys. They held that while he might go to prison for it, there was no law to compel him to make good the money. But at this time, Patterson's friends took the matter in hand, and fried to get a pardon for the young man, who meantime was out on bond, waiting ti be taken to the penitentiary. They proposed to Governor Bailey that if he would issue a pardon, Patterson's father would make good the defalca tion. The governor is said to have been indignant that such a proposition should have been made. He informed the parties who proposed it that he did not have pardons to sell or bargain for, and turned down - the application.' Then a new tack was adopted. Pat terson, realizing his desperate condition, immediately made good the deficit to the full amount, and threw himself on the mercy of the governor. This succeeded better, and it was decided that owing to the preious good character of Patter son, and his apparent lack of wrongful intention, the pardon should be allowed. It will cause general satisfaction at Clyde that this should be the outcome of the case. Nine-tenths of the business men there are said to have favored the pardon. Patterson has a young wife and little daughter who will be saved from the grief of having their husband and father in prison. Young Patterson will continue to live at Clyde. He will go to work in a large implement store which his father keeps there. Patents Granted Kansans. Washington, July S. These patents have been issued: Kansas Robert F. Arm strong, Effingham, fishing and trapping device: Thomas J. Carlton, Iola. composi tion cf matter used for protecting the walls of retorts, etc.; Philin Chapprnan, Council Grove, fence post: Davm Frlgar, Newton, mechanical movement; Vlysses S. King. Cherokee, motor: Jesse Unp.. S-i-betha. scale; Wilson R. Pratt. Topeka, conipiessed air locomotive heater. "Cider'' Smith's Forecast. I am not predicting a drouth, but if there is to be a dry spell in July I think it must come in now after the storm of the 3rd. . We are in a place calling for dry weather. -.'. .' V . ir r. " - 3 - i 'i i .v J 7 : .JfiT 2 ' f This unpretentious looking building is really the present headquarters of the nation. Here President Roosevelt has established his office while he is en joying his vacation at the Oyster Bay home. His office force is now properly organized in their new quarters and the nation's work is being carried on with a vim and vigor. Tnere is plenty of it, for the president cannot claim complete immunity from work while on his va cation, as can less distinguished citi zens. Cabinet ministers, public officals, etc., are constantly visiting Oyster Bay to disturb the president in the midst of his comparative obscurity. A CASE OF TIT FOR TAT. How Cyrus Leland Replied to Ex Governor Stanley. The following story started in Mus cogee. I.T.: Ex-Governor W. E. Stan ley is a member of the Dawes commis sion, which has charge of the allot ment work here. Cyrus Leland is one of the receivers of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance Company. Stanley is a policy holder of that company. The other day he had occasion to writ Le land and wound up his letter: "By the way, Cy., can't you receivers get to gether and wind up the business of the Kansas Mutual soon so that there will be something left for the policy hold ers In his reply Leland said that if the receivers hadn't taken charge of the Kansas Mutual when they did there would soon have been nothing left for the policy holders to fight ov-r, but as it was the receiver? would pull the poK icy holders out all right. Then he grew sarcastic and said: "By the way, governor, the Dawes commission has been at work now about six years among the Indians. Can't you get together and wind up the business of the commission this fall so that the Indians will have at least a blanket left?" He Fleeced His Elon. Atchison. July S. A painter giving his name as Frank McLane is said to have fleeced a number of Atchison -men and skipped to St. Joe. Among them are Judge Hudson, W. V. Ingham. Blish. Mise & Silliman and several painters who -worked for him. He signed a contract to paint Judge Hud son's house, and drew $40 Friday night to pay off his painters which he failed to do. What Shall We Have for Dessert? This question arises ia the fami'ty every day. Let us answer it to-day. Try a delicious and healthful dessert. Pre pared in two minutes. No boiling! no baking! add boiling water and set to cooL Flavors: Lemon, Orange. Rasp berry and Strawberry. Get a package at your grocers to-day. io cts. 7 - THEY AID A WIDOW. Emporia Unions Help Build a Home Free of Charge. Emporia, July 8. The movement among the Emporia unions for the aid of Mrs. Creason of 25 Mechanic street is a commendable one. The carpenters started in and decided to help Mrs. Creason by building her a home with out charge for their work. Then tne teamsters' union, and the painters, masoris and plasterers took up the cause and each union decided to do its part -in building the home. The team sters will haul the rock, the masons will lay the foundation, the painters wili do the painting of the house, all free of charge, Mrs. Creason furnishing only the material. As yet the work for the excavation for the foundation has not been promised to be done free and un less the laborers' union takes up the helping hand movement and does this free, the excavation and the material for the house will be the only things Mrs. Creason will have to buy. A short time ago Mrs. Creason. fell heir to a small sum of money after the death of a relative in Missouri. The money is just enough to buy the ma terial for a home and this is why the unions are going to do the rest free. Mrs. Creason is a widow with five small children. Her husband was a carpenter and his death left her poor. Sues for Breach of Promise. Kansas City, July 8. Miss Ida May Cook of Spring Hill. Kas., this after noon filed a breach of promise suit for $10,000 against George F. Walker, a decorator in the employ of William A. Pitrat of this city. Miss Cook repre sents that she became engaged to mar ry Walker in about November, ISilS, while he was in Spring Hill on a busi ness visit. After that he visited her a number of times and wrote freauent letters, she says. The rlaintiff asserts, however, to have learned about a year ago that Walker was already a married man and was living with his wife at the time of the courtship. She asks $10,000 damases. Found Beer in a Barn. Emporia. Kan., July 8. At a most un expected minute the police walked in Henry Rees' livery barn, 610 Mechanic street, to see what they could find in the way of illegal "wet goods." Numer ous empty bottles were scattered about promiscuously and after a short search the coppers uncovered a lot of "cold ones" in a tub partly filled with ice, in a secluded place. Several bottles of beer were taken and Mr. Rees gave notice S(SiiStf T?i 'fry i-rn ihi i - i f--rr that he would - stand trial. Mr. Rees says he was not doing a joint business, but the stock was for the men's use. The stock of wet goods is still in the hands of the police and is being used as evidence against the owner. To Build Five New Bridges. Atchison, Kan.,. July 8 Contracts for five new bridges were awarded by the county commissioners yesterday, as fol lows: Bridge at the old fair grounds, west of Atchison, to Henry Wagner, $420; bridge in Shannon township, west of old fair grounds, to McGuire & Col lier. $220: bridga in Center township, to A. D. Clark. $320: bridge in Kapioma township, to McGuire & Collier, $167; bridge near Parnell, to McGuire & Col lier, $150. Four bridges advertised were not let because all bids therefor were over the estimate. Colored Masons Meeting. Emporia, Kan., July 8. The colored Masons of Kansas will meet in Emporia the last week in August. The Prince Hal grand lodge of the Royal Arch and Knights Templar will have its session August 24 and 25, and on the three days, August 26, 27 and 28, the Blue lodge of the Prince Hal grand lodge of Masons will hold its meetings. There will be delegates here from the lodges in Kan sas and this jurisdiction. May Die from Kick of Horse. Newton. Kan., July S. An accident to the lC-year-cld son of Henry Louft, a farmer living ten miles east of Newton, will probably cost the boy his life. He was at wurk in the harvest field with a binder when he was kicked cn the fore head by one of the horses he was driving. The frontal bone was fractured. Trying to Drain Old Bed of Saline. Saline. Kan., July 8. The city has start pd to sink SO wells In the old river bed in East Salina to try and effect a means of escape for the surplus water which has been in -.the rid river bed since the flood. By tink'mg the wells down to quicksand it is believed that the river can be drained. ; Liberals Won Salina Election. Salina, Kan., July 8. At the special elec tion held here yesterday to elect council men in the Second and Fourth wards, the liberal candidates won by eood majorities. V H. Ringrle beat P. G. Houehton in the Second ward and F. O. Ostenbtr defeated W. A. Austin in the Fourth. Death of A. I BelL Eureka, Kan., July 8. Ambrose L. Bell, an old soldier and pioneer settler, died at the home of his daughter near Pond Creek. Ok., yesterday. The remains were brought to Bureka. Interment will be made today. The deceased was 64 years old and sue cujjiicd from a stroke of paralysi. are Just as susceptible to the ills of womankind as are their less favored Bisters, but owing- to their inherent distaste for advertised articlei will resort to all other methods for a cure first. 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Every sick woman should profit by Mrs. Pinkham's advice. Write to-day. Tell her all. It .A may save your life. D $5000 etW" fill mi im H .. S.-i " ' iir Viw' ON THE SANTA FE. Topeka to Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver, daily. Pullman observation and drawing-room sleepers chair car library-smoking car. Leave Topeka in the evening. Arrive Colorado next forenoon. Quick luxurious convenient popular. Another fast Colorado train now leaves Topeka on , the Santa Fe every morning. LOW -RATE EX 1 CURSIONS ALL SUMMER. Ask for free copy of "A Colorado Summer" ; it tells all about vacation outings in Colorado. T. L. KING, C. T. A., A. T. & S. F. Ry., Topeka. Or- T. M. JAMES, Jr., North Topeka. H I Midsummer in Manitbu. A month in Colorado ia n't altogether a matter of Bight-seeing and fishing and camping. There's a Bocial side to Colorado life. At the big hotels at Manitou, Colorado Springs, and Glenwood, dances are of almost nightly occurrence. 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