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THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1905
7G?Eal STATE JOlEML BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAS. Kntcred July 1, 1S75, as second class Jnatter at the postofrice at Topeka. Kan., under the act ot coneresa VOLUME XXXII No. $7 TERMS OF SCRSCR1PTION. Daily edition. delivered by carrier. It) cents n week to any part of Topeka. or uburbs, or at the same price in any Kan sas towns where the pupcr has a carrier system. E' mail, one year S3. 60 Ty mail, three months J v eekly edition, one year 0 Saturday edition of dallv, one. year.... l.UU TELEPHONES. , Business Office Bell 1" EBusiness Office . Ind. 17 Reporters' Room B''11 677 Importers' Room Ind. oo PER.MAXKXT HOME. Topeka State Journal huilding. ?00 and Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE: 211 Vanrterbllt Bids. Paul Block. Met. CHICAGO OFFICE: 1540 Unity Blrtg. Paul Block, Mgr. The State Journal Is a member of the Associated Press and receives the full day telegraph report of that Kreat news or ganization for exclusive afternoon publi cation in Topeka. The news is received in the State Jour nal building; over wires for this sole pur pose. It is said that every man who has tried to corner a food product has died poor if he has died at all. The New York American sees a point ef similarity between Russell Sage and a gas meter. Neither takes a vacation. Kansas needs protection from her neighbors. Six inches of snow in Wyom ing is responsible for the recent cold Bnap here. A new suggestion for keeping lobby ists out of legislatures has appeared. The plan consists in putting them in the penitentiary. The finish of the "system" came in ig-ht when it was goaded into talking back. That portion of the public that was in doubt now believes that it is all true. Probably President Roosevelt does not expect to visit the Indian Territory again in a long while. He told the peo ple down there that the next, time he visited there it would be a state. A pointer for Topeka: When holes ap pear in the asphalt pavement in St. Paul, Minn., they are filled with sand Instead of crushed stone as is the cus tom here. The way of the transgressor is indeed hard. If Rockefeller keeps his money he will be accused of being miserly and if he gives it away he will be charged with trying to buy forgiveness. A new cure for consumption has been discovered. It is the tape worm. It is said that both cannot exist in the same person. Persons afflicted with tubercu losis should hasten to acquire a tape worm. The latter can be expelled when his work is done. Buffalo News: Gov. Folk says that in Missouri the state spends on negro education five times as much as the colored men of the state pay in taxes. It sounds like a brave remark and a declaration of public generosity, but the vast majority of white parents in all the states who send children to the pub lic schools pay rent itistead of taxes. They get no credit as taxpayers, but those who work are the ones who act ually pay all public expenses, and not those alone or chiefly who pay taxes because they hold titles and collect the fruits of the labor of others, their ten ants. The astonishing rate nf n-lit-u the production of coal in the United sft tes has inci eased in the last half century is discussed in "The Manufacturers' Record" bv Mr Frederie v Qr..oi Statisticians say that the population of this country has doubled about once in thirty or thirty-three years since inde pendence was achieved. The develop ment of coal mining here has gone on much more rapidly. The output of American coal nearly doubled during each of the four decades beginning with the year 1S60. It amounted to about 2.0.000.000 tons in 1900 and 345,000,000 tons last year. At the present time, Mr. Saward believes, it must average 1,000, 000 tons a day. Another way of present ing the facts is to say that the yield was less than one ton (.AM) for each in habitant in 1S70, but with each suc ceeding decade rose to 1.513, 2.255 and S.534. The production now can scarce ly be less than four tons per capita. The horrors of the inquisition appear to have been revived in police circles of San Francisco. Recently the dismem bered trunk of a murdered man was found in the street. Suspicion led the officers cf the law to the home of an Italian who fled at their approach. His wife was arrested and the attempts made to force a confession from her in volved torture the most cruel and in human imaginable. She was temporar ily deprived of her infant and thrust into the autopsy room at the morgue, where lay the mangled remains of the murdered man. She refused to look at the body, threw herself on the floor and became hysterical. Then the blood stained cleaver with which the crime was committed and the blood stained blanket and shawl in which the dis membered trunk was wrapped were suddenly produced, with the result al most of driving the terror stricken wo man insane. Of course all this was done without any warrant of law and yet the perpetrators will be allowed to go un punished and perhaps unrebuked. And we call ourselves a Christian people. JAYHAWKETt JOTS. Kredonia is big enough to support a f 1.600 soda fountain with two cash reg ister attachments. One Wabaunsee county school has four pupils. The truancy oflicer is evi dent'y on a vacation. A 6-year-old Effingham girl has six fillines in her teeth already. Is the hu man race deteriorating? Ottawa citizens are great tourists. One them driving down the streets of Nice, France, recently, observed two Ottawa ladies. Like it was an every day matter he simply tipped his hat and drove on. The first tramps bound for the har vest field of western Kansas appeared at Fort Scott this week. Horton's new mayor will probably keep cool over the prohibition fight as he is in the ice business. A Burlingame carpenter who was de feated for an office at the recent city election is still sawing wood. Several of the Emporia girls in high life are attending the cooking school learning the science of preparing codfish balls and onions. Cottonwood Falls is the musical cen ter of Kansas. A carload of their en thusiasts blew in to Topeka to hear Paderewski perform. The evil influence of a bowling alley is causing a tremendous fuss at High land. In Topeka the issue is "bowling" in the alley or any old place. A stiletto has been found on the Spanish trail at Leavenworth. The chances are that it is one lost during the campaign on Mayor Anthony. A new chief of police has been ap pointed for Topeka and the last seen of F. M. Stahl was his disappearance in the hay mow, pulling the ladder after him. Mr. Summers, of Effingham, says jackfrost didn't visit his peach trees, as they are full of blooms. Why should they freeze with perpetual summer around. State Treasurer Kelly denies that he is paying Gleed, Ware & Gleed in the oil refinery case. For once Mr. Kelly's assertions will be believed by the state at large. Where formerly there was a saloon at Alma, now exists the postofflee. It must be pretty hard for some of the boys when asking for stamps not to ut ter softly, "Give me a whisky sour." Here in Topeka the "is-lt-hot-enough-for-you" man of Sunday has subsided. District school No. 3. Mitchell county, closed with eclat, speaking and pumpkin pies. Lindsborg- has burglars that will take any old thing, from a pair of shoes to a setting hen. The Goodland Republic is to install a type setting machine. Another nail in the coffin of the tramp printer. Wamego the oast week shipped the last of 150 cars of sweet potatoes. However, thev were not sent to Ireland. The small bovs of McPherson will spend their time in another town July 4. where the ordinance doesn't prohibit firecrack ers. Members of a musical entertainment at Reserve were egged by a gang of small boys. Sometimes a failure is given an encore. A Lindsborg woman has sent back 5 cents to a store which cave her that much extra change a year ago. But how about the interest? An Iuka girl of 14 years eloped this week, thinking she will be happy. So of ten hope is but the advance agent of dis appointment. A Salina man stores his hats in a box bought from an English lord years ago. After this there is little cause to sneer at financial vanity. This we-elf a McPherson woman found a five dollar bill placed in her Bible five years ago. Tbe rest of ths family 'will doubtless read the book tr.iough now. Smith Center has one man that has lived there for years and always Ta;d cash. The man who never borrows nor asks credit must lead a very monotonous life. Lawrence papers complain of the reck lessness of auto drivers. But they don't consider that between a wife and an au tomobile a man has more than he can manage. One Wichita man wants another to pay J2.60O damages for knocking him down. No doubt the town is full of men who would take a thumping for half that amount. : . A Colby man had 10 hogs smother to death and 5 that were ready for market crushed dead by a falling roof. If that farmer succeeded in "bottling his wrath, hg is a. corker." GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Ever remark how ugly men are when asleep? Many a drunkard's career began with an appetizer. Did you ever know any one to buy a wedding present cheerfully? Some gardeners devote all their time to getting the rows straight. A mistake many men make is being a cat and imagine themselves popular with the mice. If you must run away from the law do not visit your kin. They don't want you and that's where the police look. There's no use talking-; we couldn't wor ship with any comfort in a church endow ed by John D. Rockefeller. "What opera did you hear in Kansas City?" an Atchison man asked another Atchison man today. "I can not pronounce it, was the roiijy. There is nothing in the world quite so fierce as the jealousy of a bride; but the longer she has been married the less she thinks a man s constancy is worth wor rying about. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. No woman is a thing of beauty to her maid. A dollar on hand is better than two on margin. Worth makes the man and want of it makes him worthless. Any man who is master in his own house is usually a bachelor. If does and children dislike a man it's up to others to avoid him. Some girls sing like nightingales and others like gales in the night. Any man ought to be satisfied with his lot if it is worth $5,000 a front foot. Only a very brave youth would attempt to steal a kiss from an unfair maid. Some women derive as much nleasure from weeping as men do from laughing. Show us a man who thinks he under stands women and we'll show you a gold- La icii. ulu e. . It a book bores you it's an easy matter to shut it up, but when a man bores you well, that's different. Plea Signed by 3,514 Thumbs. Minneapolis, April 12.- Taking his cue from the exploits of Pudd'nhead Wilson, Major McLaughlin now is on his way to Washington with a unique memorial to tne government bearing in lieu of signatures the imprint of the thumbs of 3,514 Sioux Indians. The petition asks the division of 500.000 acres of land at the Standing Rock agency, and in order that the wily red man may not trick his trusting white father the unique signatures were in sisted upon by Major McLaughlin, who is inspector of agencies. Trotting Notes. Johnnie Wilkes (2:17) has been sold to H. B. Skidmore, of North An son, Me. ' The "clothesline pacer," Dan R. (2:0134). is in Ed Benyon's stable at Memphis. A 3-year-old sister to Joe Patchen (2:02 Vi) died at Patchen Wilkes farm, Lexington, Ky., recently. C. K. G. Billings is back In New York from California, and reports Lou Dillon in splendid condition. John Caldwell (2:11 y.) recentlv stepped a half in 1:0414 for James inompson at the Pleasanton, Cal. track. John Eberhardt. of Buffalo, has sold tne trotter. I'.arton Boy (2:24 14) to Richard Ristorick, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Patronage, sire of the ex-champion. Alix (2:03 Si), is being used on the road at Natrick, Mass. He is now 25 years old. , :il lUiU yUl How New Juvenile Court 0Per" ates in Shawnee. Probate Judge Is the Clerk, Jury and Judge. NO POMP IS THERE. Only Heart to Heart Talks With the Culprits. Sixteen Cases Have Been Uefore the Court. The juvenile court, provided for by an act of the last legislature, has been in operation about three weeks and the juvenile judge, Richard F. Hayden, who is also probate judge, has 16 boys and one girl under his jurisdiction. The last legislature, at the earnest re quest of many interested parties, passed a law establishing juvenile courts in ev ery county and making the probate judges ex-officio judges of the juvenile court in each county. The object of the law is to separate the youthful wrongdoers from the hardened and old er criminals and rift raff. When the police or the sheriff's force arrests a youth for any charge, excepting felonies, the culprits, instead of being taken to the city or the county jails to mingle with criminals while awaiting trial in a regular court of law. are immediately turned over to the judge of the juvenile court. Judge Hayden of the Juveline Court. Judge Hayden is much interested in the Juvenile court work and he is going about the administration of juvenile justice in a manner all his own. The sessions of the court are private, for the judge and the juvenile only, and are held at five o'clock in the after noons, after the busiest part of the day is over in the court house. These ses sions of the juvenile court are not held in the large, open court room where any curious individual may drop in to lis ten and satisfy his curiosity. The juve nile court sessions are all held in a ittle back urivate office. There is no bailiff, no pomp, no ceremony, no crowd. no stern, scowling judge and cold blooded justice. Instead the court and the boy Who has been hailed into court have a heart to heart talk. These heart to heart talks, between the judge and the judged, are the char acteristic feature of the court. Judge Hayden talks to a boy offender just as one boy would talk to another. There are no strange Latin phrases: no diffi cult terms of law-; no citations from Blackstone or the common law and no dodging under technicalities nor through the paths to freedom left by errors. The judge and the juvenile get right down to facts and no witnesses, so far, have been needed. When complaint is made to Judge Hayden that a certain boy is unruly, is a dependent or neglected child, a criminal, or an offender against the law. the probation officer is handed a paper which directs him to bring said boy forthwith to the juvenile court. The boy is brought, he and the judge have a little quiet talk and the boy is told to come back and talk it over again in a few days. This talk in a few days will be the real trial. The first talk was a preliminary hearing. The boy is not required to go to jail nor to give bond. He is placed on honor to return and few boys there are who will break their word of honor. The day for the trial comes and the record, so far, is that every boy has been on hand as he agreed to be. The judge and the juvenile retire to the lit tle office room and close the door he hind them and informally open the trial. "So far no witnesses have been need ed," said Judge Hayden in speaking of the workings of the juvenile court. "When the juvenile court was first talk ed of it was an entirely new thing to me. I got hold of all the authorities I could and read all I could on the sub ject and since then I have become very much interested. All depends upon the proper handling of these boys. So far every boy has told me all that was nec essary in the cases and 110 witnesses were called. I now have 16 boys under my jurisdiction. They are all on their good behavior. It has not been neces sary, so far, to send any of them, to the Reform school. The one girl who haa been before the court was sent to the girls school at Beloit." So far the complaints made against boys in the juvenile court are for steal ing small amounts of wheat, stealing bicycles, not going to school, being in corrigible. When a boy comes before the court the judge, in his own discre tion, may give him his freedom on pa role depending upon his good behavior, can Fend him to the Reform school or can find him a home with some family. So far five boys have been placed in families and there are applications on file in the court from many people who wish to take boys to their homes. When a boy comes before the juven ile court he is under the jurisdiction of that court until he reaches the age of 21 years. The judge cf the court, or at least it is the case with Judge "Dick" Hayden, is the father confessor and the counsellor of the boy. When the boy once comes before Hay den he taiks "kid talk" to him and avoids all the stilted phrases. Judge Hayden was a boy once, strange to say, and he has not forgotten all of his youthful ideas. He knows better than to insult a boy who comes before him by telling him to wash his face and hands and comb his hair. He talks with them, chats with them, tells them the truth about their being in court. does not try to scare them, is honest with them and the result is the boy is won over and he tells all about the lit tie escapade he was in. The boys are told that if at any time. while they are out on parcle, which will be until they are 21 years old, un less they do wrong and have to co to the Reform school, that they can bring tneir troubles to the court and thev do. One boy had a consultation with Judge Hayden over the death of his pet dog. The dog was killed by a neighbor ani - 1 s the boy wanted to know what to do. Judge Hayden advised him. In many cases the parents of the boys have asked the court to assume juris diction of the boys, not . because the parents in all the cases wished to be relieved, but because the boys evidenced a great respect for the court. DEFIESDERYBGDY. J. Morgan Smith Declares That He Bought So Revolver. New York, April 12. -Before being ta ken to the Tombs prison J. Morgan Smith made a statement in which he said: "I am very glad to be back in New York. The name of my family has teen besmirched. I have not had a chance to clear it, but I will. My movements on the day the pistol was bought tire very easily traced. I had written them out, naming every person I met that day, that I knew. "The record was in the trunk which was confiscated in Cincinnati and is now in the possession of the district at torney. I am very grateful for the dis trict attorney's having it. "I did not buy that revolver and I defy any one to swear or identify me as the man." Asked why he and his wife left New York so hurriedly last June he answer ed: "I have ne reply to make: I will not discuss my ease further except on advise of counsel." Several persons who were called by the prosecution as witnesses at the last trial of Nan Patterson and who were expected by the district attorney to identify Smith as a man mentioned in their testimony were in court when the prisoners were arraigned today. Among them was Hyman Stern, the pawnbroker, who sold the revolver with which Caesar Young was killed. Before going into court Stern said he was doubtful if he could positively identify Smith. He said he saw so many people in his business it was im possible to remember them all. After he had seen Smith, Stern today said: "What I said before about not being positive goes." There was an affecting scene when Nan Patterson and her sister met in the tombs prison. When last they saw each other they occupied an apart ment together in an uptown hotel. Today both were prisoners. Miss Pat terson had gained the consent of the warden to see Mrs. Smith as soon as she was brought to the prison. They were left alone standing with their arms around each other's shoulders weeping bitterly. . As the attorneys and several prison of ficials stood outside the room J. Randolph Patterson, the aged father of the pris oner. Joined the group. He pleaded with the warden not to separate the girls. "Tf you can grant an old father's w'ish," said he, "keep the girls as near together a-s you can while they are incarcerated." Warden Flynn said he would do all he could for him and arranged to have the prisoners on the same tier in the women's prison. ust"geToff1ench. Conclusion Reached In Investigation of Judge Hooker. Albany, N. Y., April 12. The removal of Justice Warren B. Hooker from the supreme court bench of the state of New York, by a concurrent resolution of the senate and assembly was the con clusion drawn from the evidence' given before the assembly judiciary committee and presented to the commit tee in an argument today by former Deputy Attorney General Henry Coman, counsel for the committee of in quiry. Mr. Coman read his conclusions of fact, embracing six different postoffioe appointments those of Frank P. Ball, Maurice Hooker. Ora Caldwell. Thomas O'Neill, Minerva Jeffry and Katherine Clark: the Dunkirk postoffice leases and the judgment against the city of Dun- Kim. In each of these cases Mr. Coman de clared that the conduct of Justice Hook er was immoral and tended to submit the administration of justice by Judge Hooker on the bench to contempt and disgrace. CAPITAL LOSES IT. Executive Council Takes Printing From Republican Organ. The executive council this afternoon selected the Topeka Herald as the offi cial state paper for the coming year. On two ballots the council 'was a tie between the Capital and Herald, but on the third ballot the vote stood five to one. Governor Hoch voted against the Herald. On the first ballot Treasurer Kelly, Superintendent Dayhoff and Attorney General Coleman voted for the Herald, while Governor Hoch, Secretary of State Burro ' and Auditor Wells voted for the Capital. The second ballot stood the same, but on the third both Secretary Burrow and Auditor Wells voted to for the Herald, Governor Hoch standing out for the Capital. The Topeka Capital has been the of ficial state paper for many years. HOPE ABANDONED. There Can Be Xo Arbitration of Strike at Present. Chicago, April 12. Negotiations for a settlement were abandoned today by a committee of the commercial ex change, an organization of wholesale grocers, with Graeme Stewart as chairman, who have been holding con ferences with a committee of the Fed eration of Labor. Today's conference was without result, the labor men re maining firm in a demand for arbitra tion of the strike of the Garment Workers before the sympathetic strike of teamsters is ended. Passed Russian Squadron. Singapore, Straits Settlements, April 12. The British cruiser Sutlej has ar rived here from Hons Kong. She re ports having passed the Russian second Pacific squadron, including seven bat tleships steaming' north at daylight April 1L DEATHS AM) FUNERALS. J. A. Burnett, age 50 years, a porter on the Santa Fe train which was wrecked at Kinsley on Monday morn ing, died last night at the Santa Fe hospital from concussion of the brain. The body will be sent to Chicago to night for interment. Caroline Rilev, age 62 years, died at Tecumseh on Tuesday of brain trouble. The funeral took place in Bethel ceme tery this afternoon. The funeral of A. Dyer will be held from the residence. 320 Topeka avenue, Friday at 10 a. m. No flowers. For a brief but interesting compari son of Upright and Grand pianos refer to the advertisement of E. B. Guild Music Co. 1 1 Kayser's Silk Gloves Black er White ivuMlS Women's Silk Garments The first item of Silk news today is of Changeable Taffeta Silk Shirt "Waist Suits at $7.75. They come in blue and black, brown and black, red and black, and green and black. We havn't heard of them anywhere at this price. We haven't many. The Silk Shirt Waist Suits at $12.50 are of brown, blue and black taffeta. Full waist tucked back, double box plait down front, with. shirred yoke, stock with bow, cuffs, girdle. Gored skirt, with plaits down seams. There's many a woman who wants a silk somewhat more dressy than a silk shirt waist suit, yet not too dressy. Of this description there are three new silk suits that are very attractive. One is a Taffeta suit in soft brown shade, blouse waist with crush girdle, lace dickie and cuffs, cluster plaited skirt $27.50. The other is somewThat of the same style, in a Dresden blue silk; very full skirt, plaited; large full sleeve, with lace trimmed cuff; shirred girdle $35.00. Separate Blouses in silk start at $6.50 and range up to $17.50. All are collarless, and some show surplice effects with deep plaits front and back. All have the gathered girdle. They look nice over almost any kind of a skirt, and especially pretty over skirts of white Mohair. Loose fitting three-quarter length Coats of Taffeta and Peau de Soie are here. One stvle 30 inches long is $12.50. Other styles, 42 inches long, range from $15.00 to $30.00. Silk Redingotes are mostly made of black Taffeta, t l ough we have a few styles in blue, brown and green, and some handsome Pongees. There are several un usually good styles at $25 and at $35. Very handsome ones $40, $45, and $50. A special showing of White Japanese Silk Waists at $5.00 beautifully garni tured with lace and lace medallions. Other stylish White Silk Waists at $2.95 and $3.50. Do not forget the different lines of Silk we advertised vesterday one at 75c that was 89c and $1, and AX OLD TIMER GOXE. John C. Reisner of Atchison and His Experiences. John Conrad Reisner, a brother of Henry Reisner of Topeka, died at his home at Atchison Friday night. The Reisners were among the Kansas pio neers and the Atchison Globe says: "John Conrad Reisner was one of the earliest settlers in Atchison, and he par ticipated in many the events which make up Atchison's history. He was a native of Pennsylvania, coming to Leav enworth from that place in 1857. Short ly afterward he pre-empted a farm near Parnell in Atchison county. He sold the farm later and moved to Atchi son. Here he decided to start a hotel. He went up the Missouri river and cut an immense raft of logs. He towed the logs down the river, and, having them sawed up into boards at the town saw mill, built the ld Tremont house (orig inally known as the Mayflower). The hotel, which was on the present site of the B. & M. freight house, was a rival of the Massaoit house across the street. Mr. Reisner was a carpenter, and he built his hotel himself, and also made practically all the furniture which went 1 into it. The hotel was built in 1S58. For a short time he had a partner, Jake Smith, whom old timers will remember. Smith later returned to his old home in Baltimore. The Tremont hotel was a famous resort for Methodist ministers who came and stayed as long as they liked as complimentary guests of the proprietor who was a noted Methodist. The Methodist ministers were, of course, free state men, as was Mr. Reisner, and a good deal of free state work was planned at the Tremont house. "Among the frequent guests at the Tremont House was Bishop Matthew Simpson, well known as the friend and adviser of Abraham Lincoln. Jim Lane stopped at the Tremont House fre quently. Mr. Reisner was a member of the Home Guards during the war. Dur ing the war his hotel became so well known for its anti-slavery influence that Mr. Reisner was marked for death. Watching their opportunity, bushwhackers crossed the river and entered the hotel, and, capturing Mr. Reisner, put a rope around his neck. They were about to take him away, when his wife appeared with a baby only a few weeks old, and her pleading for her husband seemed to touch them for they went away. Mr. Reisner was a member of the first volunteer fire de partment, and was among tile first councilmen. In the early days he and his brother, Henry Reisner. who had followed him from Pennsylvania, went into the freighting business across the plains. They operated a train of wag ons between Atchison and Denver. They had begun to be successful when a band of Indians captured the train near Sa lina and destroyed it. Later, Henry Reisner went to Topeka. and still lives there, where he is in the candy busi ness. The stage coach for Denver started from the Tremont House. J. C. Reisner had been a church member 55 yea rs. "He was a member of the official board of the Kansas Avenue Methodist church in Atchison thirty-five years, and he and D. C. Newcomb helped the church through many a difficulty. He assisted in the building of the present church and Fifth and Kansas avenue. Twenty-five years ago J. C. Reisner de cided to retire, and built a home at 415 R street for that purpose. Instead of retiring, he went on a farm which he had bought near Parnell and worked harder than ever. A few years ago he carried out his desire to retire, and moved into the house on R street, where he died. His son, Harry Reisner, now operates five Parnell farm which con sists of 240 acres of the finest land in the county. Mr. Reisner is survived by a wife and the following children: Harry Reisner, of Parnell; Mrs. J. C. Thayer, of Atchison; Charles R. Reis ner. of Springfield, 111.; and the Rev. Chris. R. Reisner, of Denver, pastor of Grace church. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Reis ner were married in Philadelphia in 1853, and had been married 52 years. The deceased was a brother of Henry Reisner. of Torjeka; Daniel Reisner. of Canon City, Colorado; Mrs. L. B. Duff, of Horton. and Mrs. Mary Snook ,of Lebanon, Pa." Ijong Standing Mystery Solved. West Granby, Conn., April 12. Mystery surrounding the disappearance twenty-one years ago of Lewis Case, a farmer, has been cleared uii by the identification of nieces of the clothing on a skeleton found by two bovs at play. The bones were al most hidden from sight between two large rocks within the town limits. Sorne of the clothing, which was still in a fair state of preservation, was positively identified hv Mrs. Case as having belonged to her husband. Case was despondent when he disappeared and is thought to have taken poison. To Raise Sunken Warships. Tokio. April 12. The navy depart ment is preparing to ask tenders for the raising and sale of the sunken Rus sian warships at Port Arthur. 9 two lines at $1 that were $1.25. IX ARKANSAS PRISOX. White and Black Convicts Forced, to Sleep Together. Little Rock, Ark., April 12. The subcommittee of the house committee appointed to investigate the peniten tiary, consisting of Representatives S. A. Miller, chairman; C. A. Fuller, Horace E. Ruff, William Fletcher and E. R. Arnold, this afternoon sub mitted their report on the convict farm in Lincoln county. The committee found the convicts in one of the stockades very poorly clothed, with poor sanitary condition, no means for bathing, and the whites and blacks forced to sleep together in dirty beds. The principal medical at tention is from a convict who was a telegraph operator at the time of his conviction and knows nothing of med icine except, what he has learned since. The punishment on the farm is severely condemned, the men being whipped unmercifully. The commit tee recommends an appropriation for a hospital and bath house, also that whites and blacks shall be kept sepa rate in the hospital, and that negro men be prohibited from guarding white men. OX VERGE OF PRECIPICE. Resolution of Russian Professors So Declare. St. Petersburg, April 12. The reso lutions adopted by the professors were preceded by a strong preamble declaring that the closing of all the higher schools was only insignificant evidence of the general crisis in Russia. "The whole of Russia." it adds, "awaits impatiently a complete reform in the organization of the government. We believe it to be our duty to de clare that the country is on the verge of a precipice. "The poverty stricken Russian people are driven by the malevolence of the government into agrarian and indus trial revolt. The social and economic questions cannot be solved by the bureaucracy. Political reform is im perative. Each minute of delay in creases the anarchy and revolt. The government should be reformed in ac cordance w-ith modern principles, rep resentatives of the people should have the principal influence and the bu reaucracy should be relegated to a mionr role. The reformed government should be absolutely democratic. "The people's representatives should make the laws and control the admin istration and budget. All class priv ileges, political or religious, should be obliterated. The principle of universal suffrage should be adopted which never will be accomplished through the bureaucracy. Consequently the aboli tion of eveiy restriction on liberty of speech meetings and the press should precede the convocation of the represen tatives of the people." Is Charged With Bigamy. Joplin. Mo., April 12. Mrs. Ed Green, at one time the wife of W. D. Salee, a former well known newspaper editor of Joplin. was detained at the police sta tion here last night because her hus band is charged with bigamy in Kan sas. Green is also under arrest. The two were taken to Fredonia, Kan., to day by the sheriff of Wilson county, who brought requisition papers for the pair. It is alleged that Green has a wife living at Independence. Kan. Mrs. Green's former husband died in Joplin eight years ago. Teeth $1,250 Each. New York, April 12.- A verdict of $2,500 damages has been returned by a supreme court jury against a street railway company here for the loss of two teeth by a passenger. The plaintiff in the case was knocked down by a guard against whom he had been crowded. The blow from the guard's fist destroyed two of his teeth but he suffered no other dam age. Witnesses declared the assault to have been entirely unjustifiable. Suicide In a Cemetery. New York, April 12. On a newly made grave in Cypress Hill cemetery, East New York ,the unidentified body of a man has been found with his throat cut. A razor was tightly clutched in one hand. The grave, upon which the suicide lay was that of a young woman buried about two weeks ago. Kansas Deserter Arrested. Joplin, Mo., April 12. William Dixon, 17 years of age, who has just been re leased from the county jail, after serv ing a sixty days' sentence for skinning two calves alive, w'as rearrested here on the charge of desertion from the United States army at Fort Riley, Kan. Young Dixon was taken to Leavenworth. Silk Hosiery White, Black end Colors X j i I DAMAGE TO HORSES' XERVES. It Is Assessed at $30,000 by a New York Court. New York, April 12. By a verdict of a jury in the supreme court. Judge Gaynor presiding, at Flushing, the Long Island Railroad company must pay to Colonel W. S. Barnes, owner of the Melbourne stud, near Lexington, Ky., $3,00) for injury inflicted on the nerves of 29 thoroughbred yearlings in a rail road accident in May, 1903. The plain tiff alleged that the horses were so bumped around that horsemen feared they might be affiicted with "car fright" and this affected their sale a few days later. The case was one of interest to all owners of valuable horses as well as novel in law. Some of the best known horsemen in the country appeared as witnessed. The case, it is said, will be appealed. A NOTABLE PICTURE. Geo. M. Stone's "The Rehearsal'1 Exhibition. is On Geo. M. Stone has just completed a large picture which he calls "The Re hearsal." It is in reality a group of the Dr. J. C. McCIintock family, " though the disposition of the subjects makes it rather a picture to be re membered than a composition of por traits. The entire family is shown grouped in the library, while Helen in the attitude of a speaker stands in front of her relatives. The lieners are gathered about a table, and the expressions on the faces are those of intense interest. Frances, the young est child, is sitting on the floor look ing up into her sister's face with all the pride which a, child feels for a gifted older member of the family. Well in the foreground is Mrs. Mohler, attired in a delicate blue gown which rends the necessary contrast to make the composition effective. But throughout the picture the artist has handled the color scheme with a mas ter hand and the picture is one that will be remembered. It was placed on exhibition in the Mills store window today. May Oust Mayor Tom Johnson. Cleveland. O.. April 12. Mayor Tom Johnson will be deprived of the privilege of the council floor if a reso lution introduced and submitted to the judiciary committee is passed. The resolution in specifying those entitled to the privileges of the floor pointedly omits the mayor's name. The action is believed due to Mayor Johnson's antagonistic attitude to the council of late. To Abandon Arbitration. New York, April 12. By a vote of 524-v. to 474 the New York local of the Litho graphers' Protective and Beneficial as sociation has decided against renewing the arbitration agreement with the em ployers which expired today. Last year there was a general lockout of the litho graphers in this city to force accept ance of the arbitration agreement. Submarines at Vladivostok. Tokio, April 12. It is reported here that the Russians at "Vladivostok are conducting experiments with six sub marine vessels and that these vessels are all of foreign manufacture and in clude French, British and American types. Succeeds Theodore Thomas. Chicago. April 12. Fredrick A. Stock was appointed director of the Chicago orchestra to succeed the late Theodore Thomas. The orchestra name has been changed to the Theodore Thomas or chestra. Killed His Stepfather. Malta, Mont., April 12. Willie Armington, aged 13, is under arrest here charged with killing his step father, William Sitz. The two had quarreled, and the boy shot his step father three times with a 22 calibra rifle. Limit Is Reduced. Albany, N. Y.. April 13. Under the pro visions of a bill just signed by Governor Higtrins, wages or total income from ail sources of any head of a family in ex cess of f!2 a week, may be levied upon hereafter in this state for bills for gro ceries or other necessaries, or for the wagres of a domestic servant. Hitherto the, minimum list has been $3). LOCAL MENTION. The baseball game between the Washburn and Topeka league teams tomorrow will be played on the league grounds instead of at Washburn aa first announced.