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TAJiEi'i cTirrr miTnvn
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
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
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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
Eoth Russia and Japan appear to be
worried, each fearing that China may
not decide to fight on the side of the
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
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
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"
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.
"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
Why should Bailey suffer for Tom
Kelly's shortcomings, and Kelly be
hand in glove with Hoch? Can any
body answer this?
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!
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
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 .""
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
Topeka has an old-fashioned woman
who clears her coffee with ground egg
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
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
Out. in Sheridan county where the
prohibition law is pretty strictly en
forced, the boys call for "prairie dog
The trust got a blow at Chas the
other night when an active citizen
carried away 40 gallons of Rockefeller's
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Health Officers Prevent SerTices
of LHtie'EIlen Horn.
An Example of Cruel and Use
less Blundering.
Doctors Say That Child Had
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
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
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
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
"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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Japanese Cruisers Reach Ceylon.
cruisers Nlshin and Kasaga have arrived
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We will sell Wolff's Sugar
at per pound
Try our Sunflower
Package Coffee with
coupon, at per pound
Star Grocery
Wholesale and Retail
E. nontgomery. Prop.
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Be a Candidate
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."
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.
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.

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