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Everybody Speaks Highly of
State Journal Enterprise.
Topeka People Delighted Out
siders Praise New Paper.
One Cent a Copy to Carriers or
Ten Cents for Seven Papers to
AH Others.
Petitioners Who Want Their
Names Taken Off
Carriers' Petition W hich They
Signed Without Thought
Everybody, Save a Few Carriers,
Particularly Capital Carriers,
Want the Seven Day State Jour
nal Continued.
It Will Be. Yon May Count on
There have been pretty lively times
around the State Journal office lately,
but the subscribers are still getting
their papers and they will continue to
get them every day and Sunday morn
ing. They will pay ten cents per week
for the seven papers and will not be
asked to pay ten cents per week for
six papers.
Last evening, just as the paper was
about to come out, a negro deputy
sheriff walked in behind the counter
in the State Journal business office
and was immediately ordered out. He
thrust a blue ominous looking docu
ment into Mr. MacLennan's hands and
shouted in loud words, "I am the dep
uty sljeriff." Mr. MacLennan put the
paper aside until the issue of the State
Journal was out and until he saw
that subscribers were receiving their
regular evening edition.
Later on he discovered that the pa
per was an injunction to restrain him
from selling newspaper routes and the
injunction had been temporarily
As Mr. MacLennan has told the car
riers over and over again that he had
never sold any routes and does not in
tend to sell any routes, the injunction
proceedings were somewhat uncalL-d
for. Wre are not selling anything but
newspapers and advertising. We are
selling newspapers by wholesale at one
cent per copy and by retail at ten cents
For week, delivered to any part of T j
Pf ka or to any postoffice or on any
rural route in the state of Kansas or
Look out for tomorrow's Sunday pa
Last week we delivered many copies
free. Tomorrow newsboys may have
them for one cent a copy to sell on
the streets. They should retail them
for five cents each. Subscribers mav
receive the seven papers from the car
riers, delivered in any part of the city,
for ten cents per week.
The compliments about the Sunday
State Journal have been along one line:
"It is a splendid enterprise. It is a
splendid paper. It is a splendid thing
for Topeka. We congratulate the
The women, "God bless them," have
said the nicest trrtngs about the paper.
We will use one expression from one of
the prominent ladies of Topeka, who
seems to voice the general sentiment
among the ladies: "Your Sunday pa
per was fine; it was just what we
wanted. We are all delighted with it."
The petitions to Mr. MacLennan which
were circulated by the carriers to the
subscribers were not permitted to be
read by Mr. MacLennan. Two parties
brought up the petition for a few min
utes on yesterday afternoon, but c.e
Alined to leave it. No time was given
t examine the names. Mr. MacLennan
asked that the petition be returned this
morning so that he could ttx just who
signed and whether the names were
fictitious or real, but the carriers said
that their attorneys had told them not
to permit Mr. MacLennan to jaee the
petition at this time.
The petition purported to be a re
quest from the subscribers to seli the
seven papers to the carriers for the
Bame price they had been paying for
the tlx papers. That is not business,
and we are in business.
Be careful how you sign petitions
again, Mr. Subscriber. When you do
mean it, we may not believe you; as
you have now signed, as many of you
say. something which you did not un
dei stand when you were signing, and
now repudiate.
The State Journal is doing some
thing tonight which it has made a
habit heretofore not to do that is. to
publish compliments about itself from
other papers. There have been so
many mean, ugly and malicious at
tacks during the last week made upon
the State Journal and its plans for the
betterment of Topeka and this com
munity that we want our readers to
see a few things that are said by out
. siders. Here are some of them, and
there are scores of others.
Below we give "also some interviews
with people who refused to sign the
carriers' petition or who want their
names withdrawn.
We will say in passing that much
of the trouble we have been put to
lately has been due to a carrier for
the Topeka Capital, and also to a
young man named McClure, who car
ried for the Journal and made ten
dollats a week doing it that is, $45 a
month. During vacation we paid this
man McClure thirty dollars a month
additional for reporting. While a meie
student, he was making $75 a month
out of the State Journal. He is now
one of the most active men inr trying
to foment trouble.
Several of the alleged carriers who
have been causing us trouble are not
carriers at all, and consequently we
have nothing to do with them. George
Badders, who appears as chairman of
the Carriers' Committee, is not a car
rier. Others who have signed docu
ments against us are not carriers.
That is all tonight, except the talks
The following are among the many
subscribers who promptly telephoned
to have their names taken off of the
carriers' petition:
Dean Kaye, Fred Webster, J. B.
Betts, P. E. Webb, Wr. A. Radford, C.
J. Snyder, Joe Wonderlich, Z. T. Fish
er, John S. Carter, Frank H. Foster
and others, and others and others.
A. L. Green, of the firm of Green &
Son, said: "I refused to sign the peti
tion when one of the carriers present
ed it to me, and I consider such ac
tions on their part as an outrage and
a disgrace."
Sam Friedberg, jeweler, said: "I
signed the petition that was presented
to me by one of the boys without pay
ing much atention to it, and I want
my name taken off."
John Marshall,
said: "I refused
when my carrier
and told him that
register of deeds,
to sign the petition
presented it to me,
I felt that the boys
were making a hi
I have known Mr
g mistake and that
. MacLennan for a
and that I felt that
right thing by the
y. as he has always
great many year's
he would do the
boys relative to p,
done in the past.'
E. H. Crosby: "The carriers kept
away from me with any petitions they
may have had."
Major Tom Anderson: "I would not
sign the petition presented by the boys
and at the rate that the State Jour
nal proposes to pay it looks to re
like a bonanza for them. When I
was working my way through school
I considered myself very fortunate if
1 could get a place where I could work
during my vacation at 25 cents a day,
and it was no two-hour day at that.
I fallowed the plow many a day from
sunrise to sunset, did my chores after
wards, and got but 25 cents a day for
my services."
H. H. Glenn, merchant: "I refused
to sign the petition because I had
heard but one side of the case, and I
did not consider that the right way to
get at the matter any way."
W. F. Roehr, merchant: "It looks to
me as though the boys are being well
paid for their services. I do not care
to sign a petition of that kind anv
T. J. Coughlin. merchant: "I feel
that Mr. MacLennan knows how to
run his own affairs. the wonderful
popularity of the state Journal attests
that fact and I could see no Rood rea
son why I should sigij their petition."
Councilman William Green: "I told
my carrier that as I had heard but one
side of the case that I did not feel
that I should sign the petition-. I have
no doubt but what the carriers will be
treated fairly by the State Journal
and I will not sign a petition of this
F. A. Snow: "I signed the petition
when my carrier presented it to me
just as I do most every petition that
is brought to me, considering that it
does not amount to much one way or
the other.
T. D. Humphreys: "I have been
kicking myself ever since I signed that
petition. I thought I had made a fool
of myself and after reading Mr. Mac
Lennan's statement I know it."
J. W. F. Hughes, adjutant general of
the state of Kansas and member of the
city council, says: "I signed that peti
tion, but if I had known what I was
signing. I certainly would not have done
so. I was out home when the petition
was presented, and was very busy. My
little girl called me to the door, telling
me that the State Journal carrier was
there, and wanted me to sign a petition
asking Mr. MacLennan to do something
for the Journal carriers. I didn't un
derstand exactly what it was. but sign
ed the paper. I certainly want the
State Journal to continue its Sunday
morning edition. It is one of the things
this town has needed for a long time.
I am very sorry the carriers have taken
thy thing into the courts, for if it comes
to a question of legal rights. I am afraid
they will lose their routes. I would
hate to see the boys suffer such a loss.
It seems to me that somebody must
have been giving the carriers hasty ad-
Thomas Owens, secretary of the State
Poultry association, says: "I did not
sign this petition. I am sure that we
want that seven day Journal: it is un
fortunate ior the carriers that they
have to do the extra work, but I sup
pose that is one of the risks they have
to take in the way their business is
Del Valentine, clerk o the supreme
court: "I signed the petition, but I
confess that after reading Mr. Mac
Lennan's statement t puts a different
phase on the situation. I had under
stood that the carriers had not been
given any hearing whatever."
Charles Sessions. X.a
nal: "I confess to an
man who insists upon
running his own busine
is City Jour
miration of i
e privilege o:
J. C. Emahizer: "I did not sign the
petition. I positively would not sign
a petition of that kind or mix up in
other people's business in such a
C. M. White. 1734 Lincoln street,
came to the State Journal office to
day and said: "I very much regret
having signed the petition presented
by my carrier Thursday night. I did
not understand the matter at all. and
am convinced the State Journal should
charge the carrier something addi
tional for the Sunday edition, al
though I realize, too, that the regular
subscription price of 10 cents per week
cannot be raised, as that seems to be
the standard price set by most news
papers." H. A. Spielman: "No, I didn't sign
the carriers' petition. If my employes
should try to dictate to me in such a
manner, I would get other employes.
Mr. MacLennan ought to know what
he can do and can't do, and ought to
do what he believes is for the best
interests of his business."
J. E. Crockett: "I signed the peti
tion without reading it. I saw a list
of names and thought some of the
signers must have read it and that it
was all right. It looks as If it was
gotten up to injure the Journal, and
I would like to have my name taken
Ben Diment: "I signed the petition
merely because it was presented to me
by the carrier. I didn't read it, and
since I have learned both sides of the
matter 1 want my name taken off of
the carriers' petition."
W. P. Hemphill of the Independent
Telephone company, telephoned last
night to withdraw name signed to car
riers' petition. He said the matter had
not been understood at all.
W. A. Powers, 627 Lincoln street,
expressed himself as having been with
out knowledge of the real intent of the
carriers' petition and has asked that
his name be withdrawn therefrom.
J. P. Douglas, 815 West Fifth street,
wants his name stricken from the car
riers' petition, as the matter was not
understood when the paper was signed.
Mrs. C. B. Burdse, 921 Topeka ave
nue, asked to have her name with
drawn from the petition, as the matter
was not explained to her nor did she
understand the effect of the petition.
Thompson Brothers, the furniture
dealers, expressed themselves as fol
lows: "We did not sign the petition,
as we did not feel it was a matter that
concerned us and did not propose to
mix in other people's business. It
seems to us the carriers are well paid
and are making as much money as
many working men in Topeka who put
in from 8 to 15 hours per day."
H. H. Glenn of The Fair: "No. I
did not sign the petition. I believe in
other people attending to their owu
business without interference from
B. M. Payne: "I did not sign the
petition. Mr. MacLennan ought to
know how to run his own business."
N. H. Loomis: "My name appears
on the petition. I did not authorize
jit and will not stand for it. Take it
i off."
Mrs. W. A. Johnston: "The State
Journal's new edition for Sunday
looked like an old friend that had
come to stay over Sunday and was a
welcome visitor.
Mrs. A. H. Horton: "I was well
pleased with the State Journal's edi
tion for Sunday."
Mrs. E. C. Wikidal: The State
Journal has always been a good paper
and deserves its success. The Sunday
State Journal is sure to be popular.
Miss Anna Speck: I am glad the
State Journal is publishing a Sunday
paper so that we will not have to de
pend upon the Kansas City papers for
our Sunday reading.
Mrs. Lee Monroe: Everybody is in
terested in progress and glad to wel
come it in any direction. The State
Journal for Sunday is sure to meet
with success.
Mrs. M. J. Mercer: "The State
Journal is always welcome Sunday or
any other day.'
Mrs. Margaret Hill McCarter: "I
was pleased with the Sunday paper. It
was well balanced and had a high
Mrs. John T. Chaney: "The State
Journal was full of good things the
things the people want to read."
H. A. Auerbach: "I haven't signed
anything: I didn t sign any petition."
Warren M. Crosby: "I haven't
signed anythin,;. I don't think it
hardly a square deal on the part of the
carriers to ask us to sign a petition,
of that kind."
M. F. Rigby: "No, I didn't sign the
petition and wouldn't sign it. I think
Mr. MacLennan is able to run his own
business without any suggestion or
dictation from outsiders. I wouldn't
let my help dictate to me how to run
my business, and I don't believe any
good business man would stand for it."
C. A. Magaw: "1 used to carry the
State Journal, and know from ex
perience what the work is and what
the pay is. I think the carriers are
making good money, for the work
done, at three cents. I don't think
they stand any show "in their fight."
R. B. Welch: "I want my name
withdrawn from the carriers' petition.
I don't believe they are in the right,
and my opinion is they stand no show
in their fight."
The Topeka State Journal is now
issued every day in the week, having
begun the publication of a Sunday
paper this week. The Journal is the
most prosperous and best newspaper
property in Kansas. Miami Repub
lican. The Topeka State Journal issued its
first Sunday morning daily this week.
The paper contains twenty pages and
is "newsy" in every sense of the word.
Mr. Frank MacLennan is to be con
gratulated upon his ingenuity as a
newspaper managing editor. Salina
The Topeka Journal, the best daily
newspaper published in Kansas, start
ed Sunday morning to be a real daily
printing a Sunday morning edition.
For a starter it was a good one.
Valley Falls Vindicator.
The Topeka State Journal is now-
getting out a paper every day. Their
Sunday morning edition is all right.
There is nothing the matter with the
Journal people. Canker City Ledger.
The Topeka State Journal com
menced last Sunday to issue a Sunday
morning edition and the Topeka Cap
ital commencing this week will issue
a AlondaJy mornina naner thoc
are the only papers In Topeka which
really amount to anything and now
cover the field fully, the other evening
paper will probably quit. Troy Chief.
The Topeka State Journal, one of
the best dailies that comes to our
table, commenced last Sunday to issue
a Sunday paper. Now readers of the
Journal will get a paper every day in
the year. If you want a first class
daily always full of news and made up
in excellent style, we cheerfully recom
mend the State Journal. Pratt Union.
Last Sunday when the Topeka State
Journal came out with a morning edi
tion, Frank MacLennan made about
the only improvement that was possi
ble in that paper. In every depart
ment of a metropolitan newspaper the
State Journal now measures up to the
standard, the issuing of a Sunday
morning edition filling the gap which
a man feels who is used to three good
so.uare meals a day when he misses
one. Parsons Daily Sun.
The Topeka State Journal has
started a Sunday morning edition and
now prints a paper every day in the
week. The Topeka Journal is one of
the big dailies that we always read.
There is no better paper in this great
state. Neodesha Register.
The Topeka Slate- Journal began
yesterday the issuing of a Sunday
morning edition taking the Publishers'
Press report, the same report received
by the Record. The State Journal is
one of the best newspapers in the west
and .certainly it has no equal in Kan
sas. With its seven day editions the
Journal ought to ada materially to its
already large circulation." Iola
The State Journal's growth has been
remarkable. It Is decidedly the best
newspaper property in the state. In
the past it has been more particularly
a Topeka paper, and there its prestifce
is preeminent. It now seeks to be in
the stale w hat it is in Topeka. Its suc
cess is assured. The Journal gives the
news. That is the reason for its suc
cess, both financially and with the pub
lic. Osage County Chronicle.
We look now for the Topeka CapUal
to offer a season ticket to the 1911 fair
to the young lady securing them the
most votes in a subscription contest.
This will be more appropriate than an
other cheap piano. Harveyville Mon
itor. We have for a long time suspected
that the Topeka State Journal would
sooner or later remove the lid. Now
they have gone and done it and have
put on a morning edition for its readers,
patterned much after rhe Kansas Gity
Star proposition. Editor MacLennan is
nothing if not progressive and we hope
his new move will prove profitable, as
it is sure to prove interesting. Harvey
ville Monitor.
The Topeka Journal has begun the
publication of a Sunday edition and for
the first time the people of Kansas can
get a daily paper seven days in the
week. The Journal is one of the most
interesting and up-to-date newspapers
in the west and deserves the splendid
patronage it receives. The Journal's
large circulation is f-lrgery due to tjite
paper's habit of, ejline facts even
though the politicians set mad. Bur
lington JefTersoman.
Frank MacLennan celebrated the
twentieth anniversary of his connec
tion with the Topeka State Journal by
issuing a Sunday morning edition, a
(7-page paper, which is to be issued
regularly every Sunday. The fact that
the paper was to publish a Sunday
morning edition was kept a secret, ex
cept to a few, in the office, until last
Saturday, took the Topekans by sur
prise, i ne initial edition is a fine one.
and reflects great credit upon the
Journal management. The Cimarron
The Topeka Journal last Sunday be
gan publishing a Sunday morning pa
per, and the Capital came back by
publishing a Monday morning sheet.
Both these papers will hereafter pub
lish seven papers a week, and, consid
ering the town in which they are pub
lished, they are both very good dailies.
Oberlin Eye.
The Topeka Capital and .the State
Journal have commenced the issuance
of an additional paper a week, the
former a Monday morning paper and
the latter a Sunday issue. Both are
representative state papers and wholly
deserving of the great prosperity they
are enjoying. Stafford Republican.
The Topeka State Journal issued a
Sunday morning paper October 1 and
announces that henceforth it will get
out seven issues a week. It is the
first Kansas paper to take this step.
The State Journal has purchased and
is having installed a new four-deck,
two-color press. As we have remark
ed before,- the Topeka papers cover
the state like a blanket and. have a
worlds telegraph report that answers
all purposes. Success to the State
Journal in its progressive step to give
Kansas the best Kansas paper possi
ble. Coffeyville Daily Journal.
The Topeka State Journal is now
publishing a Sunday edition that is
as good as anybody need desire. The
Journal is a natural born hustler from
a news point of view and interesting
all the time from any point of view.
Abilene Reflector.
Quite Interesting.
George S. Badders. a young attorney
of this city, who has for some year or
more past betn in the law office of
Rossington & Snii'h and who is now
in the office of United States Attorney
Dean, is taking a very active part in
the trouble between the carriers and
the proprietor of the State Journal,
and represents himself to be "Chair
man of the Carriers" Committee." His
name does not appear on the books of
the State Journal as a carrier, and has
not for several jrearfe. In this connec
tion it may be of interest to the public
to know the reason for Mr. Badders'
activity, as having some bearing upon
the justness and fairness of the car
riers' side of the controversy.
Mr. Badders was asked yesterday
morning how he happened to be in
terested in the controversy, and made
the astounding statement:
"Why, I own a route, you know,
but have sub-let il!"
Later in the day. -i well known mer
chant on Kansas avenue was heard to
express the belief that the carriers
seemed to "have the best of it." He
was asked if he had heard the State
Journal's side of taa matter, and re
plied: "No. all I know is what I learned
from the carriers' statement that came
with Thursday right's paper."
Upon being told of Mr. Badders' al
leged ownership the route and his
manner of subletting it, this merchmt
said: ,
"Well, that single fact changes my
views entirely on The controversy. I
hope Mr. MacLennan will maintain
Vile ri?-Vitc nd not T-rm)t nntsldprs. not
even carriers, to dictate to him what
he shall charge tor his paper or when
and on what days he shall deliver it,
If a man can't ran his own business,
things have come'to a pretty pass."
The State Journal believes that
when the real facts of the situation are
understood by its readers, the signers
of the carriers' petition will be in
clined to change their views as to the
Justice and. fairness of the demands of
the carriers.
The Latest.
The following circular was printed by
certain carriers of the State Journal in
this morning's Capital. It is so mani
festedly unfair as to be unworthy of
further reply. It is untrue. The pro
prietor of the State Journal has never
threatened the carriers with confiscation
of their routes. We have told them re
peatedly we never sell routes.
We will have the paper delivered,
however, and we will sell the paper
for one cent per copy to wholesalers
if we wish to do so, as we have an
nounced we intend to do in certain
cases to be sold at higher prices at re
tail: Carriers' answer to the statement of
the editor of the State Journal in Fri
day evening's issue.
In reply to the statement published
in the State Journal last evening re
garding the position of the State Jour
nal carriers, the carriers wish to state
1. The editor of the State Journal
states that he has on deposit in the
banks of Topeka thousands of dollars.
This amount of money has been earn
ed by the Topeka State Journal on ac
count of its large city circulation and
this city circulation is largely due to
the efforts of the college and high
school carriers of the paper. When
the paper was taken charge of some
years ago by Mr. MacLennan and the
present system of carrying inaugurated
its circulation was small but began at
once to increase. One of the carriers
as quoted in last evening's issue as
having a small route and poorly car
ried has worked up his subscription
list from 130 to 168 in the last two
years, showing an increase of one
fourth. It is preposterous for the
"management to expect its carriers to
place papers in every house in the city.
The showing made by Mr. MacLennan
in speaking of various routes shows
prima facie that the proportion of
papers delivered to the number of
houses on each route is unusually
2. Mr. MacLennan made the state
ment that the State Journal paid out
every month to its carriers more than
one "thousand dollars. The State Jour
nal has never paid to its present car
riers or any carriers for many years
any sum of money whatever as wages
for carrying the papers. The carriers
buy the papers outright and sell them
to their customers and their only re
muneration is the profit in these sales.
They are dependent on their subscrib
ers for their income. Furthermore, in
his statements Mr. MacLennan did not
quote the average, but cited only the
largest routes.
The conclusions reached by Mr.
MacLennan as to the profits made by
the carriers or the time used are not
correct, for the following reasons: Mr.
MacLennan has taken into considera
tion only the actual time expended
upon the route and has not figured
the time required in going to and com
ing from the routes and getting the
papers, which practically more than
doubles the time used each day, thus
dividing the profit per houV as sug
gested bv Mr. MacLennan by two.
When we deduct from this the inter
est on capital invested and losses from
subscriptions not collected, he can
not truthfully say that Journal car
riers are the best paid labor in To
We carriers
have not refused and
will not refuse to deliver the evening
State Journal. If our customers do
not get their papers regularly each
evening it will not be through any
neglect of ours. WE WILL NOT
Z The editor of the Journal makes
a showing that his new system would
increase the profits of the carriers by
increasing their subscription lists. The
subscription lists are already well
worked up and recent efforts on the
part of the paper by special solicitors
shows that no marked increase can be
made. To increase profits under the
proposed system the subscription lists
of each route would have to be in
creased more than 25 per cent., which
is absolutely impossible.
4 There is not and never has been
anv rule on the part of the paper
made known to its carriers against the
distribution of circulars by the car
riers The carriers did not intend to
aid the Capital, they did not intend to
injure the Journal, but merely to call
attention to the fairness of one man
agement in comparison to the attitude
of another. The carriers knew of no
other way of getting tneir siae or. me
case before the public than by the
method adopted. The subscribers of
the Journal have expressed their sym
pathy with the carriers and out of
more than four thousand approached
by the carriers less than twelve re
fused to make an expression of their
sympathy with their carriers by sign
ing the petition, and these petitions,
signed by more than four thousand
of the citizens of the city of Topeka,
and subscribers of the State Journal,
were absolutely unheeded by the man
agement of the Topeka State Journal.
The carriers won r let us read this
petition ! Editor.
The carriers of the Topeka State Jour
nal regret deeply being compelled to
take any such means to protect their
rights but they are all boys and young
men whose only means of livelihood lies
in these routes and it means to them
an opportunity to gain an education.
Under these circumstances they feel
justified in taking the most stringent
measures to protect their interests.
They were threatened Friday afternoon
with forfeiture of their routes and sub
stitution of other carriers unless they
would agree forthwith to the Journal's
arbitrary dictation.
Our only recourse was to appeal to
the courts and our customers. Such
action was not taken without the most
earnest consideration and after exhaust
ing every means of persuasion and
argument in trying to reach some rea
sonable settlement with the Journal
and without making it public.
On the result of this action and the
loyalty of our customers depends the
enforcement of what we consider our
rights. Respectfully yours,
By James A. McClure, A. J. Bollinger.
Two Smallpox Cases.
Two amallsox cases were reported
this afternoon to the city board of
health. The one case is reported from
610 Chandler street and the other from
403 Market street in a. family by the
name of Ford. Until the report of these
two cases the city has been entirely free
'mm nnv pmailonr. -
Missouri Superintendent of In
surance Writes to McCall
Demanding Return of Campaign
Fund to the Treasury.
Penalty for Failure Exclusion
From the State.
Will Also Insist on New Officers
for N. Y. Life.
Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. 7. State
Superintendent of Insurance Vandiver
today sent a communication to Presi
dent John A. McCall of the New York
Life Insurance company demanding
that the $148,702.50 campaign fund
contribution be replaced in the treas
ury of the company under penalty of
revocation of the company's license to
transact business in Missouri for fail
ure to comply with the demand.
In the communication Superintend
ent Vandiver also informs President
McCall that the Missouri department
o insurance will insist on a new
president, vice president and financial
committee for the New York Life In
surance company just as soon as the
directors can possibly effect the re
organization. WHITE WINGS WIN.
Committee Decides to Give
Them More Pay.
The ways and means committee
last evening recommended to the city
council that the street force including
the white wings have their wages
raised to 20 cents an hour. The pay
now is $1.50 for eight hours worn.
The recommendation calls for an in
crease in the day's wages to $1.00.
The foremen and the street commis
sioner have received no increase.
though they are desirous of securing
"The increase is justifiable," said S.
T. Howe of the council committee on
ways and means. "There is more jus
tice in making this increase than in
the one that was made In the police
About twenty-five men are affected
by this recommendation.
Outlying additions to the city, such
as those close to Washburn college
and to the city s limits will be taken
into the city if the ways and means
committee have anything to say about
t ii, -i.m: ih'j itavc. iii. . aiwincjr
nas ueen instructed to iuoit up
legal phases involved in such an ac
tion. The committee believes gen
erally that where the additions are
close to paved streets and other pub
lic improvements that they should be
taken in and taxed for the benefits
that accrue to them from enjoying
those improvements
The matter of straightening out the
city's accounting and the adoption of
a new system nas been placed on file.
The gas and electric lights commit
tee met immediately following the
ways and means committee. The com
mittee has submitted a proposition to
the Warner Electric company which
,-roviJes for tha placing of 100 to 150
lamps of their make on one of the
city electric light plant's circuits as a
trial of that lamo. The proposition
from the General Electric company
and the Fort Wayne company are held
up pending the results of this proposi
tion to the W arner company.
Peoria National Bank Cashier Makes
the Usual Statement.
Peoria, 111., Oct. 7. "We had sev
eral offers from banks who wished to
take over our business, but our di
rectors, after Carefully considering the
matter, decided that the best thing to
do would be to liquidate under the
law. Every depositor will be paid in
full and I am confident that the stock
holders will receive a good return."
This is the statement of S. O. Spring,
cashier of the Peoria National bank,
which closed its doors as the result of
the Dougherty investigation last night.
Early today a large number or de
positors appeared at the bank, but the
doors were closed and a sign an
nounced that they would not be open
ed until a receiver had been appointed
by the comptroller.
The Dime Savings bank, in wnicn
Dougherty is a large stockholder, ex
perienced a small run today, but paid
all depositors as they asked for their
The officers announced that they
plenty of funds to meet all inquirers.
Resources and Liabilities.
Washington. Oct. 7. National Bank
Examiner C. H. Bosworth has been
appointed receiver of the Peoria Na
tional bank which closed its doors to
day. The following is a statement of
the resources and liabilities of the
bank at the date of its report of condi
tion August 25, 1905:
Resources Loans and discounts,
$859,229; United States bonds, $516,
711; bonds, securities, etc.. $24,627;
due from banks and bankers, $222,
111: cash and cash items, $95,645.
Liabilities Capital stock, $200,000;
surplus and undivided profits, $51,529;
circulation, $200,000; due to banks and
bankers, $29,136; deposits, $1,159,404;
notes and bills rediscounted. $66,300.
Last week we gave away a great
many free copies for Sunday to let
the people see what the paper is. To
morrow we will charge newsboys one
cent per copy. They should sell the pa
per for five cents.
Edhem Pasha Dead.
London, Oct. 6. A dispatch from
Constantinople today announced the
death of Field Marshal Edhem Pasha,
who was commander-in-chief of the
victorious Turkish army in the war
with Greece.
Weather Indications..
Chicago, Oct. 7. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair tonight and Sunday; moder
ate temperature; southerly winds.
Three Killed and Another
Beaten Into Insensibility.
Bodies of Two Female Victims
Found in Their Home.
Found in the Woods Haifa Mile
From House.
Their Pockets Turned Inside
Out and Watches Gone.
Middletown, N. Y., Oct. 7. A triple
murder was revealed here today when
the bodies of Willis and Fred Olney
were found in the woods half a mile
from their home at which last night
was found the murdered body of Alice
Ingerick. Both brothers had been shot.
Before night the crime is expected
to number one more victim, Mrs.
Georgia Ingerick, mother ot tfce girl
Alice. The mother who was found
unconscious in the barn of tha Olney
brothers last night had not regained
consciousness and was believed to be
As soon as daylight permitted a
search was made for Fred and
Willis Olney, who were missing from
tneir nome last nignt, where Mrs.
Ingerick was found unconscious an4
her daughter murdered. Fresh wagon
tracks leading across a field to a woods
near the house were traced. Just be
yond them in the woods were found
the bodies of Fred and Willis, lying on
their backs, each with one arm across
the breast. Their pockets had been
turned inside out. Marks in the un
derbrush showed that the bodies had
been dragged from the wagen to the
place where they were found.
The solice believe that the wagon
which evidently carried the murdered
brothers to the woods is the same ve
hicle that several persons yesterday
noticed in the vicinity of the Olney
farm. Two strangers were in this
wagon, which was seen going up the
old road about 3 p. m. when it disap
peared in the woods. At 11 o'clock
at night, several hours after the time
when it is believed the murders were
committed, the wagon was seen on the
same road going away from the vicin
ity of the Olney farm and toward the
Shawanogunk mountains.
Motive Other Thau Robbery.
Tire fact that an attempt was made
to kill e-ery person who was known
to have been in the Olney house has
caused the police to declare that there
were other motives than robbery for
the crime and that the rifling of the
Olney brothers' pockets was only a
ruse to mislead pursuers. As yet,
however, no plausible theory for the
murders has been advanced.
The four persons in the house about
dark yesterday according to Lulu
Ingerick, who left the place shortly
before the tragedy, were Willis Olney,
62 years, Fred Olney, 58 years old,
Mrs. Ingerick, the housekeeper of the
two brothers, and her small daughter
Alice. Lulu, who is 31 years old, went
to Middletown, returning in time for a
late supper. Finding the house empty
the girl in fright summoned neighbors
who searched the premises. Alice was
found dead in the cellar, her head
beaten with an iron pipe. Her mother
vas found in the barn apparently
beaten by the same instrument which
was picked up on the kitchen floor by
the searching party.
Willis olney was a widower and
Frank was a bachelor.
Mrs. Ingerick, who had separated
from her husband, had been employed
as housekeeper at the Olney brothers'
place only about a month. Her hus
band, Martin Ingerick, lived at Wuftz
boro, not far from Middletown.
In the house no traces of robbery
have yet been found. The only ar
ticles of value known to have been
taken from the two brothers In the
rifling of their pockets were two silver
watches. Considerable comment was
excited here by the similarity of posi
tion of the two bodies found in the
woods, as each had the right arm
crossed over the breast in the same
position. Fred Olney's body had two
bullet wounds in the right side and an
odd circumstance about these wounds
was that they were under the right
arm in such a position that the arm
must have been raised high before the
shots were fired. Willis Olney was
shot through the right ear.
Dr. Hart Is Held for Death of Ten-Year-Old
Chicago, Oct. 7. Dr. Oliver B. Hart,
the millionaire's son, would-be suicide
and husband of a 16-year-old wife, was
formally charged today with the mur
der of 10-year-old Irene Klokow, waif
from an industrial school, whose father
is a patient in an insane asylum and
whose mother cannot be found. The
doctor, who is said to be addicted to
morphine and cocaine, gazed stupidly
at the walls of the court room when
arraigned today and did not speak a
word. He was represented by an emi
nent lawyer who agreed to a continu
ance of ten days asked for by the
Before going into the court room
Dr. Hart was questioned by police of
ficials but he adhered to his original
story that the Klokow girl had swal
lowed morphine pills by mistake and
that he had not attacked her. The
prisoner's father and father-in-law,
residents of St. Louis, have both ar
rived in Chicago and are interesting
themselves in developments.
Man Train Jumps the Track on Rus
sian Railroad.
Rostoff-on-Don, Russia, Oct V. A
mail train bound for Vladikavkaz left
the rails today and was wrecked.
Twenty-seven persons were Killed and
thirty-five were injured.
Hick Caught at Emporia.
John Hicks, who is accused of steal
ing a se,f of harness from S. W. Cun
ningham last week, has been arrested
and is now confined in the Jail at
Emporia, awaiting the arrival of the
authorities from this county.

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