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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNAli, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 27. 1904.
TAJiEi'i cTirrr miTnvn IViLIV-V MAIL dV'lli.UL. BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. iVOLXTME XXXI Ng 23 TERMS Off". SUBSCRIPTION: Dally edition, delivered by carrier, J nts a weak to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kan Ms town wiiere the paper has a carrier system. y mall, on rear Sty mail, three months - Weekly edition, one year Saturday edition o c'aily, one year.-.. l l Entered July 1. lSTTo, as second clasa natter at the postoffice at Topeka, luo, Vnder the act of congress. J TELEPHONES. eua!iiiw Office Bell 'phone 107 Business Office Ind. 'phone 107-2 Reporters Room Bell 'phone i Si Keporter' Room Ind. 'phone liI J PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 800 and SI fe.an.as avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanderbllt Bldg. Paul Block. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE: 1540 Unity Bldg. Paul Block, Mgr. I"UXL LEASED "C7IB3 REPORT OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The State Journal Is a member ot the A.-oclatod Press and receives the full day "l5greph report of that great news or ganization for exclusive afternoon publica tion In Topeka. The news is received tn the State Jour nal building over wires for this sole pur k-ose. busv throughout the entire day. A on.s'.ete copy of the night report is also F-tacivKl- Eoth Russia and Japan appear to be worried, each fearing that China may not decide to fight on the side of the other. Quay says Pennsylvania will send a Roosevelt delegation to Chicago. He must have learned . that Wanamaker Is for Hanna. Whitaker Wright appears to have operated one of the greatest and most successful "get rich quick" grafts re corded ia the history of graft. President l'alma has one advantage ever the president of the United States. "When he grows tired of congress he can tell it to quit and go home and it goes. Senator Hanna has always Insisted that he cannot 'find any trusts. If Quay should become chairman of the national committee, it is safe to bet that he will rind them. M.., -J- - The president of Cornell university publishes figures showing that the male students put in more hours of study than do the girls. Perhaps the boys find it necessary to do so In order to master their lessons. Perhaps Senator Burton's willingness to face his accusers promptly may be due in some measure to the fact that the indictment was found in Mis souri. Officials even when found guilty of wrong-doing are immune from pun ishment in that state. Indianapolis Journal: Senator Burton of Kansas seems to have a namt oi getting mixed up in shady affairs. It was he who got a friendly letter from President Roosevelt about a certain New Jerusalem company and then pub lished it for advertising purposes, with out authority, thereby eliciting a re pudiation and rebuke from the presi dent. Bryan's declaration that he will. In sist on the reafnrma'.ion of the Kansas City plrtform at St. Louis is said to have created consternation in the Dem ocratic camp. Yet It has been the cus tom of Democratic conventions from the foundation of the party to reaffirm the declaration of principles enunciated by the last preceding body of the same kind. Wall street appears to have become indifferent to the result of the Northern Securities case pending In the supreme court. Which ever way it goes the ef fect probably has been discounted al ready. In fact the street is not so Pure that an adverse decision would not be a good thing. The Financial Review in a discussion of the subject says: "The Northern Securities case is an ele ment of much uncertainty, although an unfavorable decision would probably not now have the adverse effect that was nntnkipated last year. In fact not a few believe that a decision against the merger would be a blessing in disguise, as other'.vife that system being legalized by the supiemo court of the nation would doubtless soon give birth to many other similar mergers, thereby causing a large part of our 200,000 miles of rail roads to become concentrated in their management into few hands and finally leaving Wail street nothing but minori ty stocks to deal in. Such an outcome would surely be followed by political ns'itation that Mould be exceedingly harmful to the entire country. Concen tration, if it must come, had better be a matter of slow and well considered growth, raihT than a a sudden com pact creation." The st-ii-y comes from New York that President Jlairiman of the Union Pa cific is organizing a movement among the railroad for cheaper steel rails. His roads have refused to buy any more rails at the- present price: but he will guarantee orders for millions cf tons at what he considers a reason able rate. Commenting- on this report T'ZZ'"'" "a W'rm's act'on. the ' Minneapolis Tribune says: "This move-i ment was Inevitable, supposing tne railroads to ha"e common business prudence. When all other Iron and steel prices have been cut, there is no Fense in paying boom prices for steel rails. This Is part of the old notion that railroad corporations can be made to pay almost any price, like the gov ernment. That theory came to an end with the bankruptcies and reorganiza tions of 189S, though the more prudent railroad policy has been covered up by the high prices and shsr; -supply of boom times. Rut those limes are over, and we don't believe that the railroads of the country will pay $28 for steel rails that are selling abroad at $1S. If they can't get concessions in any other way, the railroads will be lively to Join the movement for tariff reduction. This would be a very formidable reinforce-mtsU" MACHINE POXITIca If the reader can keep track of the various machines which are whirring Just now in Kansas politics especially in the First district, he Is ready for the thrity-thlrd degree of that modern and slippery order of the Knights of the Protected Politicians. No more rigid examination is neces sary than to be able to tell exactly where things are In Atchison, Jackson and Shawnee. "Which are the bolters and which the eimon pure unadulter ated; how the railroad companies which lost Walker in the woods Friday and yesterday found him again and set him up like a signal to scent danger and warn the public to beware of securing just rates; to know whether Broderick carried Jackson, his own county, for himself or for Curtis; to tell whether Jim Chisham runs Atchison county or the Republicans who do not work in the postoftice; to tell off hand without asking Dave Mulvane. or Captain Philips, what a congressional calls is and how it reads; to know just how many days - before a convention to be held on Ground Hog's day, delegates must be named by the committee and just how many days before the delegates can be fired and a primary balled to elect new ones; to know whether Arthur Capper, the real anti-machine machine man has a bigger and better machine than that of Cy Leland, the machine-machine man and which is which; to be able to tell just how much longer Dave Mulvane and John Dudley and Frank Grimes, the late Mr. Bur ton's bosom political friends, and the promoters of the anti-Bailey movement are going to run Shasvnee county; to know just when the Hoch people are going to try to throw Dave Mulvane overboard as they, are already trying to unload Burton. A correct answer to all these queries and problems will insure admission into the inner gates of preferred polities. KELLY BTILL LAUGHS. "Stubbs and Mackey and Grimes and Hoch have been doing their best to get up Mr. Burton's desired revolution, to create a stampede against Bailey. Burton was preparing during the ex citement to slit by the gates lnt6 standing, but last Saturday something happened which is keeping the senator very busy and which has presented an obstacle that he is not likely to vr be able to surmount. If Bailey should be defeated on this cry of increased taxation, and be un justly made to suffer for the acts of others, Mr. Hoch will see that the pub lic will soon discover that it was not Bailey at all; that it was the legisla ture, of which Stubbs and Dolley and Billings were a part; that it was Tom Kelly who raised tax valuation $25,000, 000, lowered his own county and Brother Burrows', and let the railroads alone. Why should Bailey suffer for Tom Kelly's shortcomings, and Kelly be hand in glove with Hoch? Can any body answer this? $25,000,000. The Hoch people are now saying that Burton was indicted to help Bailey, or at least that the news of the indictment was sprung to hurt Hoch at Saturday's primaries. Well, well, that's too bad. Isn't it strange that the indictment of Burton should be regarded as an injury to the boss buster campaign. There have been no primaries held since the day of the Burton indictment the first news of which came by As sociated Press Saturday afternoon too late for Saturday's primaries. "What a pity that Bristow, the terror of the postal frauds, is not friendly to Burton, and to the Hoch movement, supported by Tom Kelly who raises tax able values except those of his own county and of Brother Burrows' and of the railroads $25,000,000. It's easy to get up a scare and holler "Bailey" his name is so like Kelly, but how different the man! GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Don't let an orator sway you, or a book agent sell you. Joe Bowers is becomine too eccentric: we will quit quoting him. Ever notice that the Great Lawyers are always for the defense? The back of a man's pants always re minds us of the hide of an elephant in a flabby place. We will say this injustlfi'catlon of sauer kraut: it has never yet reached the chaf ing disii depth of degradation. Subject for discussion by the Lancaster Literary society: Which hurts the worse, a love that is not reciprocated, or one that is? An Atchison county woman has long owed the Globe four dollars. She came into the office yesterday and claimed that she had already paid the bill twice. A political orator Is always a smart guy whom the leaders believe" can fool the people. Enjoy an orator's eloquence, but for heaven's sake don't believe what he says. A child is not very old when he begins to wonder how his mother can take such enjoyment in anticipation of heaven, when it is so evident that his father is not going there.' A woman bought a nickel's worth of nails in Atchison today and, counting them, found she had been given fifteen. She rei'useil lo tske them, saying she could t;et sixteen i t 1 Potter. A Hindoo who visited this country to study its institutions, visited the court house. 'What's the jury for?" he in-ouir-'d. "To decide which side has the better lawyer," his guide replied. In some things the Indian was a great charui'ter. When wronged, he simply put the wrong nn;iv, and kept it until he had a chance to make a weapon of it. .1 ."" J AY HAWKER, JOTS. Burrton will bore for oil. o Ire at Junction City. A fancy imported peanut roaster is a ten days', wonder at Chase. Forty -seven jackrabblts were anni hilated in a iound-up at Sterling. A spirited law suit at Junction City was ever the possession of a $10 straw stack. Topeka has an old-fashioned woman who clears her coffee with ground egg sho'ls. Out of twelve of a skating party on thin ice at Salina seven touched bot tom. Newton had a prisoner In the jail who "whs rich enough to furnish $3,000 cash bond. A Hoxle young lady has a broken arm as the result of a fancy stunt on roller skates. At a 'possum roast In Halstead a roast pig and five gallons of oysters were consumed. Where fairly out numbered the Hoch i Curtis people take their little doll rags and run away. For further particulars see accounts of Holton and Atchison conventions. Since Humboldt has become a city of the second class their councilmen have become aldermen. Hill City is either thirsty or a plague stricken community. The third drug store has been added. ( Baldwin is to have an electric light system which will cost the patrons one fourth of a cent per hour. Street sprinklers at Pittsburg pay no attention to the rain, but continue their work through the heaviest showers. The weather was pleasant enough a week ago at Dighton to enveigle rat tlesnakes out of their dens to their death. Out. in Sheridan county where the prohibition law is pretty strictly en forced, the boys call for "prairie dog poison." The trust got a blow at Chas the other night when an active citizen carried away 40 gallons of Rockefeller's gasoline. The third patron of the Hill City schools has Jseen pounded up for offer ing suggestions. That teacher should challenge Jeffries. A Lindsborg man has a glass eye, or did have, before the physician extract ed a half dozen fragments of an ex ploded chemical bottle. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR From the New York Press. When a woman has twins her husband acts as If he had been the whole per formance, s, When a woman is married to a man she never seems to realize what a load it is to sit in bis lap. It takes practice for a girl to go up stairs in a way to make a man keen on what is going to happen, without it ever happening. A man is so naturally unselfish he will give a woman half the bed covers if she will promise to get up and turn on the steam. MANY DATRYe HERE. Attendance at the 'Association Reaches 250. Today's attendance at the seven teenth annual meeting of the State Dairy association was consideramv larger than that of Tuesday. There are now 250 people here from out of town attending the convention, besides a large local attendance. The council chamber was crowded for this morn ing's session. The exhibit of butter, cheese and cream has been moved to the cold storage warehouse, where it is being examined by the judges. There are ten exhibits of butter in competition for the $75 silver cup, fifteen exhibits, of cream, and five exhibits of cheese. Owing to the failure of the express companies to give good service, there are Quite a number of exhibits which have not yet arrived. " Those who are here attending the con vention are greatly pleased with the Midwinter exposition. Mr. Johnson, who is manager of the Continental creamery in Osage county, said today: "I am having such a good time here, and like the display at the Midwinter so much that I telephoned my wife today to come ud and see the show." Another delegate said: "They are giving us a 25 cent vaudeville perform ance there in addition to the fine line of exhibits." The programme which was given to day at the meeting was as follows: F. L. Benjamin, Sallna, Kansas "Station Operation, Repair and Main tenance and Handling Patrons." E. H. Webster, dairy expert U. S. de partment of agriculture "Sampling and Testing, Care of Cream, Improve ment in Quality." C. H. Smalley "Station Operators as Business Men." General discussion. "The Kansas Cheese Industry" Henry Van Leeuwen. Thursday morning, beginning at 9 o'clock, E. H. Webster, the dairy expert of the United States department of agri culture, will conduct a sort of symposium of prominent Kansas dairymen on points to be observed in profitable dairying. From 11 to 12 Prof Oscar Erf of the Kan sas Agricultural college will lecture to the buttermakers, using the butter of fered in competition for demonstration. LOVELL TO LEAVE. Santa Fe Mechanical Man Trans ferred. The Railway Age of January 22 says: "The office of Mr. Alfred Lovell, as sistant superintendent of motive power of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, has been removed from Topeka to Chi cago." Although the above statement was denied at Mr. Lovell's office today, it is more than probable that such a change will take place in the near future. Mr. Lovell is a system officer and has super vision over the entire line from Chicago to Los Angeles and al lof the interme diate branches, and. it Is likely that he will be moved to Chicago the same as C. W. Kouns. another system, officer, who will take his clerks to Chicago just as soon as quarters have been prepared for them at that place. Santa Fe au thorities claim that the work of a sys tem officer can be handled to better ad vantage from Chicago than from To peka and it is for this reason that these changes are contemplated. They Want Another Grand Jury. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 27. A petition i sbeing circulated in Kansas City, Kan., today urging the colling of another grand jury to continue the investigation into charges of boodling made against members of the board of education and city and county officials. "Yates Has Opposition. Springfield.Ill.. Jan. 27. At the Re publican "love feast" here today Sec retary of State Rose announced himself as a candidate for the Republican nom- nation for governor of Illinois. Promise of Immunity Denied. Washineton. Jan. 27. The postal trial ! .e-'ctor M-.er Ft'H r.nder ercsF-examina- I tion. Witness declared ne dm not oner to I i. M. Groff any promise of immunity lithcr Cy manner v viiribG. LOCAL MENTION. Two important committee meetings Tviil be held Friday evening at city hall. In the council chamber thi streets and walks committee will give a hearing to the teamsters of the city who desire to have the wide tire ordin ance repealed or modified. In the coun cil committee room, the ways and means committee will be In session to discuss the proposition of the Pipe Or gan association to allow the Auditor ium to be placed In their control. Mayor Bergundthal is in Kansas City attending the convention of the Na tional Lumber Dealers' association. The Local Union programme meeting will be held in the English Lutheran church this evening. Rev. Matthew Francis of the First Baptist church will deliver the address. Special music will be given. STOP. ATUNERAL Health Officers Prevent SerTices of LHtie'EIlen Horn. An Example of Cruel and Use less Blundering. WHO IS TO BLAME? Doctors Say That Child Had Diphtheria. Case Was Not Reported or Put .In Quarantine. Through somebody's mistake, W. T. Horn, who lives in Clay street near Seventeenth, was subjected to a very grievous experience Tuesday. The fu neral of Mr. Horn's little daughter, El len Beryl, was set for 11 o'clock a. m. and just before the services were to be held, two officers of- the health depart ment drove up with orders from the city physician to permit no public funeral. No services at all were held. No min ister wis present. The little casket was carried out to the hearse by Mr. Horn himself. The city physician's order was given because it had been reported to him that the child died of diphtheria, though no case of diphtheria had been reported to the health department in the family. Mr. Horn holds Dr. Agnes McKee Wal lace responsible, and says he will take legal proceedings against her. The un fortunate occurrence, however, seems to be the result of divided responsibility, coupled with some unexplained delay on the part of the health department in notifying the family that no public fu neral should be held. . People in the neighborhood are considerably aroused by the incident, and some pretty severe things are being said about those who were concerned in the case. It seems that the little girl was taken sick December 16. Dr. Westerfield was called in and pronounced it a case of tonsilitis. After treating the child for a week, he went to Florida. On De cember 26 Mr. Horn's little baby was slightly ill. and he called in Dr. Wal lace. Dr. Wallace treated the baby, and seeing the little girl lying on the bed made the reiaark that the little girl looked very sick and seemed to be re covering from diphtheria. The little girl got better until about January 15, when she suffered a relapse. On Jan uary 17 Dr. Wallace was called in and diagnosed the little girl's trouble as the after effects of diphtheria, and not Infectious. On January 21 the child was so much worse that Dr. Stewart was called in consultation. Dr. Stew art agreed with Dr. Wallace that the cause of the sickness was the after effects of diphtheria. The child died Sunday morning. For fear that the house might have been infected with diphtheria. Dr. Vallace on Monday af ternoon notified the board of health not to permit a public funeral, but it seems that this notice was not served on the family until just before the funeral on Tuesday. It is probable that the board of health will make an investigation of the case to determine, if possible, who was re sponsible for failing to report the case and see that it was properly quaran tined. During the whole term of the little girl's sickness people came and went freely at the house, and Mr. Horn continued clerking at the store where ne is employed. Euclid school, where an older girl attended, has not been fumigated, and people are alarmed for fear that there may be a spread of the epidemic. Dr. Wallace said this morning: "I do not car to enter into a discussion of the case, unless the board of health decides to make an investigation. I will simply say that I was not the physician in the case until the child had entirely recovered from the in fectious stage of diphtheria. Her death was due to weak heart action, causing a congestion of the lungs, the direct result of an attack of diphtheria." Dr. AVesterfield has not yet returned from Florida. Some claim that it was his mistake in a diagnosis that caused the mistake. Mr. Horn said today: "I am not go ing to let this matter drop. I believe that my little girl's death was due to overdoses of strychnine, administered to promote heart action. I will see lawyers, and put the case in their hands. "Little Ella Beryl took sick on the 16th of December with what Dr. Wester field, after a minute examination, pro nounced tonsilitis and treated her for just one week for this disease. When he started for Florida, he told me she was better and would be well in a few days under reasonable care by giving the medicine which- he would leave for her. We gave her the medicine and the best of care and she continued to improve. On Saturday evening, De cember 26, our little boy, a year old. took sick from the cutting of his teeth, and we called in Dr. Wallace to attend him, and she saw the little girl and made some remark about her not look ing well, but did not say what she thought was the cause as she made no examination of her in any wajieither at that time or at any time later. We continued to give the medicine left by Dr. Westerfield until about the 12th of January and she was now able to play around in the house, able to eat three good meals a day, at least, and seemed to us fairly well, and continued so un til the evening of January 15 when she took a cold and seemed to not be so well. I went to see Dr. Wallace on the morning of the 16th and asked her to come to.see the child, but after talking the case over she said she could sentt medicine that -would do Just as well as for her to go. "I got the medicine which was to in crease and stimulate tne neart ana srave it according to directions. The child Erew worse on Sunday and I nirnin sent for Dr. Wallace to come. She came about 8 o'clock and looked at the child, took her temperature, etc, and saia me t-nnu - a relapse of' diphtheria and ordered her put to bed and kipt ti:cre vnt!! ?he said for her to get up. She called twice a day to see the patient but made no examination of the throat or even look ed at it. but kept right on with the medicine for the heart only. It ran thus until Thursday and I arranged to have Dr. Stewart come out in consul tation which he did in the evening. Af ter an examination of her he said she may or may not have had diphtheria, but that she was dangerously ill and only the best of care could even give her a poor chance of recovery. We did all for her that we possibly could but she grew weaker until Sunday morning and very quietly passed away. "I had three doctors to wait on her. They either knew that she did not have the diphtheria and therefore it was not necessary to quarantine the house, or they failed to give me the benefit of their knowledge to protect myself and .family, or to protect the public, for they knew that we were coming and going, that the oldest girl was attend ing the Euclid school, and that I was or had been in Schliter & Hollar's store, coming in contact more or less -with the vublic. Did it take four weeks for Dr. "V" a'lace to let the board of health know tr.it we had diphtheria? Was it necessary to await for the day and hour of the funeral to let us know that it was impossible to hold services, and thus add humiliation to grief and sor row, after allowing us to come and go as we pleased for four weeks since the girl had taken sick? "Surely such proceedings are worse than a farce and those persons who urged that we should be prohibited the one comforting moment in the closing of the dear little life are too contempti ble to be worthy of consideration. "In my best and honest Judgment we never had a sign of diphtheria, nor do I believe that Dr. Wallace believed that the child had the diphtheria, but it was popular to call everything by that dreadful name, since not a single case has developed from all the many per sons who came to our home." SULLOWAY'S BILL Provides for Service Pension Graduated as te Age. Washington, Jan. 27. Representative Sulloway of New Hampshire, chairman of the committee on invalid pensions, today introduced a distinctly service and age pension bill, which will give to eacn soldier who served 90 days and who reaches the age of 62 years $S per month; 66 years. $10 ner month: and 70 years, $12 per month. In addition to the above rates his bill gives to the men who served two years or mora an additional increase of $2 a month in each of the above classes. The bill increases the minimum of pensions allowed to eight dollars per month, instead of six dollars, which will increase the pensions of 125,394 soldiers who are on the rolls at six dollars per month. The bill further provides that tne pensions or widows who were mar ried to soldiers prior to January 1. 1870. and who are now on the rolls drawing eight dollars shall be increased to $12. Heretofore the law has been that they could not get flz unless their husbands died of disease contracted in the ser vice. This bill will give an increase to the men who served 90 days and in creases for the men who fought through the entire war and also increases the pensions of the widows who married the soldiers during or immediately follow ing the war. UNRECOGNIZABLE Victims of Victor Mine Disaster Can't Be Identified. Victor, Colo., Jan. 27. Fearfully muti lated and unrecognizable, the bodies of the 14 miners who fell with the cage 1,500 feet down the shaft of the Stratton Independence mine yesterday are lying on two rows of benches in a carpenter shop near the shaft house. Only one of the victims, Edward T. Wiggs, was recognizable from his features. There was not a particle of clothing on any of the bodies or dismembered limbs when recovered from the bottom of the shaft. Coroner James Doran has instructed the master mechanics who have exam ined the machinery at the Stratton In dependence mine to make public no statement regarding the causes of the accident until they testify at the in quest, which will probably be ooened tomorrow. J. McCarthy, deputy state mine Inspector, after an examination of the mine, "said that the machinery seemed to be in good condition. DR. M'FARLAND SPEAKS. Topeka Preacher Addresses Society for Friendless. At the second session of the third an nual convention of the Kansas Rneietv for the Friendless, which was held at tne irst Methodist church this morning, a very interesting and instructive pro gramme was given. Dr. J. T. McFarland, pastor or the Methodist church, delivered a scholarly address upon the subject of "Bad Environment in Early Life as a Cause of Crime and the Remedy." and Judge B. B. Lindsey of the juvenile court or uenver, tjoi.. wno addressed the meet ing last night on the subject of "Saving tne unnaren irom tjrime, gave another talk on practically the same s lbject. Short talks were also made by Mrs. L. E. Thorpe, police matron of Topeka, and J. E. Nissley, also of this city. F. M. Stahl, former chief of the police department, was to have addressed the Society of the Friendless this morning, but he was unable to attend the meeting and his address had to be postponed. MURKY SUCCEEDS L0REE. Now President Elected for the Balti more & Ohio. New York, Jan. 27. Oscar G. Murray was elected president of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railway at a meeting of the directors in this city to day. Samuel Rea was elected a director to succeed the late Frank W. Tracey. Money for a Church, At the rally held last Sunday at the Asbury M. E. church in North Topeka, $200 was raised toward paying off the church debt. The congregation of As bury chapel, under the able manage ment of its pastor. Rev. D. Smith, has for sometime past been engaged in raising money for this purpose. The Methodist Episcopal church aid com mittee has promised $400 for the church, on condition that this money shall be the last to be used in making pav ment. There remains only $61 yet to be raised and the pastor is now on gaged in getting that. Prizes were ot tered tor tne persons securing tne lar est amounts of subscriptions and these were awarded Sunday. Mrs. Flora Nor man received a handsome gold watch and Mrs. Lizzl-j Jones was given a fine gold ring. Rev. J. i. McFarland preached the sermon Sunday morning. The Lincoln conference of the Method ist Episcopal church will be held in To peka on March 10, Bishop Hamilton presiding. Japanese Cruisers Reach Ceylon. cruisers Nlshin and Kasaga have arrived her1. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. David Stitt. aged 76 years, died at his home at 313 Tx)cust street, this morning at 5:30 o'clock. The funeral will be held at the Third Christian church at 2 p. m. Thursday. James Stewart, colored, of 1212 West Eighth street, died at Christ hospital Tuesday night after an operation for ap- rendieltis. The funeral will be held from he Mount Olive M. E. church at 2 p. m. Friday. Stewart leaves a widow. The funeral services over the body of the late Mrs. Harvey 11. Fowler will take place from the North Kansas Avenue Methodist church at 2 p. m. Thursday. The casket will be opened at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Henry, at 1131 North Van Buren street, between the hours of 10 a. m. and 1 p. m. The casket will not be opened at the church. Inter ment will be made at Rochester cemetery. TREATY TO GO THROUGH Tbtre Will Be No Amendment of the Document. Washington. Jan, 27. The senate committee on foreign relations today took action on the Panama canal treaty Which in effect rescinds its former adoption of amendments. Senator Cullom, chairman of the committee, was authorized to report a disagree ment on the amendments already re ported, which action is equivalent to representing the treaty in its original form. This course is in accordance with a decision reached by the Reoub llcan senators not to permit any amendment, as the Panama republic has assured the state department that it will permit the harbor imorovements and sanitary regulations desired. It is believed the canal treaty will be ratified by the senate without amendment of any character. IN THE SENATE. "Washington, Jan. 27. The senate to day adopted the resolution authorizing the secretary of state to onen negotia tions with Great Britain for a revision or the Joint regulations for the protec tion of the fur seals of Alaska, and also tne resolution authorizing tne commit tee on privileges and elections to enter upon an investigation into the charges against Senator Reed Smoot of Utah. The Smoot resolution was amended so as not to authorize the committee to sit during the congressional recess, and the amendment was agreed to by the senate. The resolution on the Panama canal situation introduced by Mr. Daniel Avas laid before the senate and Mr. Sidons, of North Carolina, spoke in support of the canal treaty, being the first Dem ocratic senator to take an open position on that side of the controversy. He announced his conviction that both un der the Spooner act and under his general treaty making powers, the president had authority to enter into a treaty with Panama after it became an independent state for the construc tion of canal via the Panama route. Mr. Simons said he Joined his col leagues on his side of the chamber in condemning whatever wrong the presi dent and the administration may have done in bringing about the indepen dence of Panama, but declared his in- tention of voting for the treaty as well as for the various resolutions of in quiry. He closed with an expression of a desire that Colombia might be compensated for her loss. Senator Morgan today introduced a resolution directing the secretary of state to send the senate a copy of a dis patch or letter dated January 22, 1904, relating to the withdrawal or abandon ment of all amendments to the Hay-Bunua-Varilla treaty, which was sent by the minister of the United States at Panama to John Hay, secretary of state, in which the reasons for with drawing the same are stated. IN THE HOUSE. Washington, Jan. 27. Mr. Overstreet (Ind.). from the committeee on Dostof- fices and post roads, called up a privi leged resolution reported by the com mittee calling on the postmaster general for a statement giving the serial num ber of all postal cars for which the postoffice department is paying rental in addition to the amount paid for car rying the mails, the name of the rail road company owning the cars and the time of service of each car from the date of the original construction and first use together with information as to the condition of cars on June 30, 1903. The resolution was adopted. BUILDINU AND LOAN MEN. They Will Be Here for State Conven tion Tomorrow. The tenth annual" meeting of the Kansas State League of Local Building and Loan associations will meet in the parlors of the National hotel at 2 p. m. Thursday. A programme covering a number of important questions in cludes a discussion of taxes, a subject of very deep interest to the Building and Loan association man. The con vention will probably finish its, work by Thursday night and may hold over until Friday morning. Its programme follows: Similarity of building and loan stock to bank deposits. Should building and loan associations be required to pay taxes on - their "stock" if banks are exempted from paying taxes on their deposits? If banks are excused from furnishing assessors a list of their depositors, should building and loan associations be required to furnish list of sharehold ers? Failure of lawmakers and assessors to understand the difference between building and loan stock and stock of corporations having paid up capital. The desirability of a separate section in the law covering assessment ami taxation of building and loan associa tions. The tax commission of 1903 in cluded them along with banks, bank ing associations, loan and trust, invest ment and insurance companies, all in one section. Should mortgages held and owned by building and loan associations be tax ed? The theory of double taxation. The borrower being a part owner of the mortgage, should he be required to pay tax on both the mortgage and the mortgaged realty? Suggestions how to secure a satis factory law. The State League: Election of offi cers by-laws dues meetings ex tension" of influence, etc. The afternoon session will not be ad innrned until 6:45 o'clock. At 7 o'clock r. m. the delegates will he the euests of the Capital and Shaw nee associations, of Topeka, at dinner to be served in the hotel dinmg room. At 8:45 p. m. the guests at dinner will be escorted to the Auditorium, where reserved scats have been se cured for the vaudeville entertainment, a special evening feature of the Kan ssas"Midwinter exposition. If the business is not completed by fi:45 Thursday evening, the league will be convened again in the hotel parlors at 9 o'clock Friday morning. ' HEMLEY IS ELECTED. Topeka Man a Director In Southwest ern Lumbermen s Association. Kansas city, fcio., jan. ii Moorehead, of Lexington, Mo., was to day eieuiwi p-SiUcst ef iSs g'Wt&Wt ern Lumbermen's association annual convention. E. R. Burkholder of Mc pherson, Kan., was elected first vice president and among the directors named is E. B. H. Remley of Topeka. Mr. Remlev Is manager of the Chi cago Lumr company in Topeka. The memners of the association were notified in the convention today by the agents of 16 railroads that hereafter all bills for freight charges, switching charges, car service charges and re conslgnment charges must be paid by Its members upon presentation. This, it is said, is the first step of the rail roads in retaliation for the lumber men's determination to resist the pay ment of demurrage charges. The con vention did not discuss the matter. Pasteurized milk stays sweet longer than germ-filled milk. 6c qt. Tela. 637. "HAM SOME ON US" TOMORROW We will sell Wolff's Sugar Cured HAMS at per pound 10c Try our Sunflower Package Coffee with coupon, at per pound 15c Star Grocery Wholesale and Retail E. nontgomery. Prop. 1 12 E. 6th Both Phones 252 STAVELY STEPS OUT. Won't Be a Candidate lie-election. for J. H. Stavely, who was one of the Osage county representatives in the last two legislatures, and who " was chairman of the Judiciary local com mittee during the last session, is in To peka today to attend the meeting of the State Bar association. Mr. Stavely says he will not be a candidate for re election. "No," he said in response to a ques tion as to whether he will again be a candidate for the legislature. "I have had all of that I want." Mr. Stavely says considerable trouble has been stirred up among Osage coun ty Republicans over the action of Sen ator H. B. Miller in fixing to have him self renominated at the convention next week that will elect state and con- . gressional delegates. "It has always been our custom in Osage county," said Mr. Stavely, "to nominate our state senator along with the other county officers, but Senator Miller had the county committee ar range to nominate the senator this year at the convention next week. Sen ator Miller is a candidate for re-election and he can defeat anybody who would run against him, but by taking this snap action he has headed off anybody from running against him even. There is no other candidate. As long as he and his faction have been talking so much about machine methods it looked rather peculiar that he should use ma chine methods himself, and it is bringing out considerable criticism. Osage coun ty is undobtedly for HocH for gover nor, Mr. Stavely says, but he thinks that much of the criticism of the pres ent administration is unjust. "They talk about the extravagance of the house," said Mr. Stavely, "but any body who knows anything about it at all knows that the senate was far worse than the house. If the house had had as many employes proportionately as the senate, it would have had at least 6iX. The senate, too, passed far larger ap propriations than did the house. The house was bad enough, but the senate was much worse. I think Gov. Bailey might have done better by recognizing all factions more than he did, and I think the defeat ot Ed Hoch for state printer was a great mistake, but much of the abuse that is being heaped upon the leg islature and the administration is un called for." TICKETS ALL SOLD. Kansas Day Club Banquet Will Be a Success. Luther Nellis, secretary cf the Kansas Day club, says that the tickets for the banquet Friday have all been sold. Still the applications are piling in upon him. He is registering these applications in the order In which they are received, and if it is found possible to issue any more tickets they will be sold to those who first applied for them. Preparations have been made for 500 people at the banquet. If, after the ta bles are all in. It is found that there will be room for any more they will be issued, but it is somewhat doubtful as to any additional room. The furniture has all been removed from Representative hall, where the banquet will be spread, and the tables will shortly be put in. Secretary Nellis says he wishes to ac commodate as many as possibla, but does not want to sell so many tickets that those who are there will b so crowded as to be uncomfortable. FOR SCHAFER MURDER. Man Arrested With Blood Spots on Uis Clothes. Louisville. Ky., Jan. 27. A man giv ing the name of Harry Behr who says he is from Memphis, was arrested here today on suspicion that he was con nected with the murder of Miss Sarah Schaefer, the teacher at Bedford, Ind. His clothing bore blood spots and his face had been scratched. The Jury Disagrees. The Jury in the district court which heard the case of J. Miner, charted with being found in a disorderly house, failed to asree as to the uilt or Innocence of Mr. Miner. The jur- stood i for convic tion and 3 for aew' :' .1. The jury begp.n ly decided this morlag that the jarymt.n could not agree. M'n r was charged witu being m Luu . . i m,!.j ' o .lv.. Tlrci the Jurymen thought that the Arnold woman's place is not a disorderly house. Coburn Known Abroad. The reports which are issued quartelv by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture hardly ever fail to bring forth favorable mention tne world around. Today a copy of "'The Capricornian," an Australian paper, reached Topeka containing an ex tended notice of "Modern Dairying," the report Issued by Secretary Coburn about three months ago. A reading of "The Capricornian" Indicates lintl Mr. Coburn Is recognized sa an agricultural authori ty In Australia, the same as he is in the United States. New Tork Express Derailed. Winstead, Conn., Jan. 27. The New York express on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad was derail ed at liousao. Conn., today. Several of the passengers received minor injuries.