THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1905
7G?Eal STATE JOlEML
BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAS.
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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
A new suggestion for keeping lobby
ists out of legislatures has appeared.
The plan consists in putting them in
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
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
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
production of coal in the United sft
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.
Kredonia is big enough to support a
f 1.600 soda fountain with two cash reg
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
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
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
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
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
Lindsborg- has burglars that will take
any old thing, from a pair of shoes to a
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
A Lindsborg woman has sent back 5
cents to a store which cave her that much
extra change a year ago. But how about
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
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
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."
From the Atchison Globe.
Ever remark how ugly men are when
Many a drunkard's career began with an
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
From the Chicago News.
No woman is a thing of beauty to her
A dollar on hand is better than two on
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.
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
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.
John Eberhardt. of Buffalo, has
sold tne trotter. I'.arton Boy (2:24 14)
to Richard Ristorick, of Winnipeg,
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. ,
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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
Sixteen Cases Have Been Uefore
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
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
"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
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.
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
"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
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
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-
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
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
The Topeka Capital has been the of
ficial state paper for many years.
There Can Be Xo Arbitration of Strike
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
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
Black er White
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
two lines at $1 that were $1.25.
IX ARKANSAS PRISOX.
White and Black Convicts Forced, to
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
OX VERGE OF PRECIPICE.
Resolution of Russian Professors So
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
"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.
White, Black end
DAMAGE TO HORSES' XERVES.
It Is Assessed at $30,000 by a New
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
The case, it is said, will be appealed.
A NOTABLE PICTURE.
Geo. M. Stone's "The Rehearsal'1
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
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
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
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
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).
The baseball game between the
Washburn and Topeka league teams
tomorrow will be played on the league
grounds instead of at Washburn aa
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