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EVERYBODY 16 PAGES EVERYBODY 16 PAGES I READS IT. NEEDS IT. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 18, 1905. THREE CENTS. LAST EDITION- SATURDAY EVENING. SATURDAY EVENING. r DISSENSIONS. Appear to Be Doing for the ReYolutionary Movement What the Russian Government Has Failed to Accomplish. STRIKE IS DOOMED. Employes of the State Are Theat ened With Discharge If They Quit the Service of the Empire. St. Petersburg, Nov. 18. The sud den awakening of the conservative and liberal elements to the imperative ne cesslty for resisting to the utmost the attempt of the radicals and socialists who r.re conducting the present strike to obtain the upper hand has gaivan ized the leaders into action and has started a healthy movement in favor of entirely cutting loose from the radical wing. Dimitri Shipoff and Guskoff and oth er leaders of various groups including the constitutional demands have gone to Moscow to urge the zemstvoists as sembling there to unite the forces which desire to prevent anarchy in con demning the political strike and to join in supporting the government in its efforts to restore tranquility and in troduce the new regime. The govern ment Is able to take a firmer stand be cause of this reaction in public opin ion. Count Witte believed that such a reaction must come but he wisely waited until public sentiment showed a disposition to support the govern ment before initiating energetic mea sures. By his direction the prefect of police, General Dedulin, issued a proc lamation instructing the tradesmen not to yield to the threats of the agitators and walking delegates who ordered them to close their shops and promis Ing the tradesmen police and military protection. A government note was simultaneous ly issued prohibiting government em ployes from participating in organiza tions actively opposing the government. It points out that the restriction of po litical activity on the part of-the gov ernment employes is not subversive of their liberty but is imperative to the maintenance of discipline; calls atten tion to the fact that in free countries like the United States pernicious politi cal activity on the part of officials is Inhibited and recalls the fact that less than a fortnight ago the French cham ber of deputies supported Premier r?ouvier'3 decision not to permit the political organizations of state servants. The note is directed particularly against the attempt to organize in Moscow the society of post and telegraph employes the avowed object of which is to compel the convocation of a constituent assem bly and whose members pledge them selves to donate 60 per cent of their salaries to the strike fund. The stop ping of the posts and telegraphs, it Is pointed out, would endanger the life of the state and every employe joining the organization referred to will instantly be dismissed. The employes of the gov ernment railroads are also threatened with dismissal if they join the strike. The break in the ranks of the strikers in Poland and the refusal of many or ganizations in the interior, especially those of the railroad men at Moscow to strike on account of Poland and the fierce dissensions which have broken out among the workmen's leaders at St. Petersburg seem to doom the strike movement to failure and temporarilyat least must inflict a defeat on the Social Democrats. The government has taken the occasion to officially deny that the measures taken in Poland were in any way incited by Germany or that any ar rangement exists with Germany upon the subject. DEATH OF DR. JONES. Well Known Norton Physician Passes Away Friday Night. Norton, Kan., Nov. 18. Dr. N. L. Jones, one of Norton's prominent citi zens and a noted physician, died at his home in this city last evening at 7:30. Dr. Jones was a member of the state board of medical examiners; was ap pointed by Governor W. J. Bailey and the appointment continued under Governor Hoch. He was a brother of Colonel C. D. Jones, ex-speaker pro tern of the Kan sas house of representatives. He was a graduate of Rush Medical college Chicago, and came to Norton just twenty years ago this month with his wife, where they have resided ever since. Dr. Jones had been in poor neaitn tor some time, but was com pelled to take his bed about a week ago. The immediate cause of his death was the result of an operation, which was deemed necessary at a council of physicians held yesterday morning. In his weak condition he failed to rally, and died soon after. He leaves a widow and one son of 12 years and many warm friends in Norton. THE SUNDAY SERIAL Councilman Holliday Could Not Wait for the Installments. Councilman Charles K. Holliday is one of the interested readers of Schuyler Staunton's latest book "The Fate of a Crown" which is running in the Sunday State Journal. Mr. Holliday was seen hurrying home one evening this week- with this particular book under his arm and when accosted by an interested friend said, "I started to read that continued story "The Fate of a Crown now running in the State Journal and became so interested in it that I had my book dealer order it for me directly from the publisher. I am going home now and stay there until I find how it ends, for it is the most interesting thing in the way of a novel that I have found for some time." The fifth and sixth chapters will be given in tomorrow's State Journni. A limited number of the last two issues for Sunday containing the first four chapters are on sale at the State Jour nal for five centa per con if. MORRIS LEAVES. State's Accountant's Helpers Are Vn- communicative. As the State Journal announced last week would be the case, the report of the accountants who have been investi gating the state treasury was completed this week. D. C Morris, wno nas oeen in charge of the work here, left Friday for Chicago, taking the report with him. He will have it examined and approved by Haskins & Sells, the heads of the firm, and will then bring it back and submit it to Governor Hoch. The clerks who have been working in Mr. Morris' office drew their last pay today, and ault. Miss Emma Viets, assistant state accountant, who is one of three persons who knows what the report contains, was asked today about the trip which Mr. Morris has taken. 'I am deaf, dumb ana Dima anoui everything." was her reply. 'Where is Mr. Moms'.'" 'I understand he has gone to Chicago; that's all I know." 'Did he take the report witn mm r The onlv man who can tell you is Mr. Morris. You might go to Chicago and see him." Governor Hoch was not mucn more communicative. 'Yes," he said in response to ques tions, "Mr. Morris has taen me report and gone to Chicago. The report is very voluminous. I don't know when he will be back; he didn't know him self." "Will you summon your advisory board to receive the report?" "I don't know," said tne governor. Rtt Accountant J. C. Gaffoll left for his home in Minneapolis last Thurs jv tto ei-nects to return in a few days. ELECTED KING. Prince Charles of Denmark Chosen Ruler of Norway. Christiana, Norway, Nov. 18. 6 P. M. TheNorwegian parliament today unan imously elected Prince Charles of Den mark to be king of Norway. There were 116 members present. The result was declared at 5:50 p. m. As this dispatch is filed the fortress is firing a royal salute of 42 guns in honor of the new king. ACTRESS SUES SANTA FE Violet Rosedale CaveU Wants $25,000 for Injuries In Newton Wreck. Miss Violet Rosedale Cavell, an ac tress, whose home is in New York city, has filed suit in the district court 1 against the A., T. & S. F. railroad ror $25,000 damages for injuries received in a wreck which occurred near New ton, Kansas, last September. Miss Cavell, who is a vaudeville actress, was making the trip from Los Angeles to Kansas City and when the train in which she was riding was near New ton it left the track and the plaintiff claims that she received such injuries she was compeleld to cancel all of her engagements. The petition further states that she suffered from the nervous shock and internal injuries which will incapacitate her from fol lowing her profession as an actress. Miss Cavell was doing impersona tions of Mrs. Leslie Carter for which the plaintiff claims that she was re ceiving a regular weekly salary of $600, and that her contract called for an entire season's performance at this figure. The action is brought by Thomson, Stanley, and Price & Davis, attorneys from Kansas City. INCOME $40,000,000. John D. Rockefeller Has Had a Pros perous Year. New York, Nov. 18. John D. Rocke feller will on December 15 next draw $5,000,000 as his share of a dividend of $10 a share declared by the Standard Oil company. The total dividend will be $10,000,000 and Mr. Rockefeller now owns 50 per cent of the capital stock of the company, in addition to 49 per cent of the capital stock of all subsidiary com panies. The $10 a share declared for the quar ter compares with $6 for the previous quarter, and $7 for the corresponding quarter of last year. The increase of $3 per share explains the advance made in September by the Standard Oil com pany in the price of oil. The consumers of petroleum were thereby forced to in crease Mr. Rockefeller's Christmas pres ent. The declaration makes the Standard Oil dividend for the year 1905 40 per cent, or $40,000,000. Of this Mr. Rocke feller's share is $20,000,000. It is estimat ed that his income from his railway gas, subsidiary oil companies and other investments will be at least $20,000,000 more, so that his income for the year on the most, conservative estimate h,a3 not been less than $40,000,000. ONLY LABOR'S FRIENDS Will Be Voted for hy Members of the American Federation. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 18. At today's session of the federation of labor, a mo tion was adopted requesting the federa tion to use its influence to have laws enacted which will hold the employers, and not the employes, for accidents on railroads and other places where me chanical machinery is used. The United States government was urged to acquire control ot tne tele graph companies. A resolution was adopted that every candidate for pub lic office in the united states wno is not a friend of the laborer, be defeat ed. Votes Sympathy to Rnssians. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 18. The Ameri can Federation of Labor convention adopted a resolution extending the heartfelt sympathy of American labor to the sufferers in Russia and congrat ulating the Russian workmen on the success of the recent strike. Weather Indications. Chicago, Nov. 18. Forecast for Kan sas: Probably showers tonight and Sun-dav. STOP HIM NOW. Carr Taylor Is Having Troubles of His Own. Railroads Determined to Clip His Wings. HE MEETS OBSTACLES. Denied the Privilege of Summon ing Witnesses. Has to Pay Stenographer Out of His Salary. Powerful influences seem to be at work to baffle Carr Taylor, attorney for the state board of railroad com missioners, in the hard fight which he is making to secure an equitable read justment of freight rates in the state of Kansas. Mr. Taylor Is denied the right to subpoena witnesses for his rate hear ings, and is denied sufficient assistance to properly prepare for the vastly im portant cases which have been started before the board under the new rail road law. Mr. Taylor was finally obliged to hire a stenographer for the state's business and pay for her serv ices out of his own pocket. Of course the members of the rail road board get very indignant when it is intimated that their sympathies are with the railroads in this important crisis in affairs. But the people of the state have a pretty good idea where certain members of this board stand and they are not going to forget about it. But the fact remains that obstacles are being thrown in the path of Mr Taylor at every turn in the road Somebody is trying to shut down on his "pernicious activity" as they shut down on J. L. Bristow when he was going after the corporations in Wash ington. Somebody wants to make Mr. Taylor's work less effective, and thus relieve themselves from an embarras sing position in which his aggressive work is placing them. A few days ago, in open session of the board of railroad commissioners, Mr. Taylor asked permission to trans fer the hearing of the salt case to Hutchinson, the center of the salt producing district. Mr. Taylor stated to the board that it would save a great deal of expense to witnesses in the case to have the hearing at Hutch inson. The board and railroad attor neys are .at no expense in going there. and the request seemed a very reason- able The law specifically pro- vides that hearings mav be transferred to other towns in this manner, appar ently for the express purpose of saving the expense to which witnesses would be put in coming to Topeka. But the board refused to transfer the salt case to Hutchinson. Then Mr. Taylor asked the board for permission to subpoena witnesses froiii Hutchinson in the salt hearing. To this request Mr. Robison said nothing, Mr. Whe: tley grunted disapproval, and Mr. Walker remarked: "We don't want to use up our little contingent fund for summoning wit nesses." The board's contingent fund is $5,000, and of this sm, only about $1,000 has been used so far this year. It is, pro vided that the contingent fund 'may be. used for paying mileage and fees to witnesses. That is what the fund was supposed to be for. Evidently the board does not want to use it for that pur pose. It certainly is a queer situation when the attorney for the state board of rail road commissioners is not allowed to use the state's money for the purpose V paying witness tees in casesyought to break down the tyranny of freight rates under which the state has been laboring for years. Mr. Taylor has a very heavy corres pondence, and is put to a great deal of work in fixing up evidence for the trial of the rate cases. As originally drafted. the appropriation bill carried a provis ion for a rate clerk for the board of railroad commissioners. In the last night of the session, the railroad in fluence succeeded in getting this rate clerk cut off the list. This left the at torney for the board entirely without assistance in getting up his cases. The board hires a secretary and a stenog rapher, but the secretary knows nothing whatever aj2nt rate work and is en tirely unqualified to be of any assist ance In the trial of rate cases. A short rime ago, Mr. Taylor asked the board to allow him to have the ser vices of a stenographer, to be paid for out of the board's contingent rund. Tne board apparently agreed to this, but when the voucher for the first week's pay for this stenographer came betore the state auditor, it was turned down. The auditor gave it as his opinion that such bills could not be paid out of the contingent fund, it was a strange rul ing and is generally attributed to the influence which Geo. W. Wheatley has with the state auditor. Mr. Wheatley is from Mr. Wells' district, and Mr. Wells is one of Mr. Wheatley enthusi astic backers for renomination as mem ber of the board of railroad commis sioners. By this movefi it seems that some one sought to still further hamper Carr Taylor's fight on the railroads by de priving him of sufficient help in the preparation of rate cases. But Mr. Tay lor was not to be baffled in this man ner. He continues to employ a stenog rapher for his own use, and it is un derstood is paying that stenographer out of his own pocket. This is certain ly a remarkable state of affairs, when a state officer, doing more than any other state officer to secure the enforce ment of laws, is obliged to hire his own Carr Taylor is not the kind of a man to be easily turned aside in his deter minations. There is a good deal of bull dog in his makeup, and if he takes a notion that he needs more help, he is likely to get more help, even if he sac rifices his whole income as attorney of the board to accomplish his purpose. Mr. Taylor is up against the combined attack of all the railroad attorneys and expert rate men in the west, and he certainly deserves the most sincere and enthusiastic backing -which the state of Kansas can give him. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Nov. 18. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York 44; Boston 30: Phila delphia's: Washington A2: Chicago 40: Minneapolis 34; Cincinnati 46; St. Louis t. BURTONJNCOURT. Enters a Plea of Not Guilty Today. Will Go to Trial on Monday Morning. MOTION IS OVERRULED. He Will Be Tried on Counts. Six Charge Includes Dealings With Rialto Company. St. Louis, Nov. 18. United States Senator J. R. Burton, of Kansas, in dieted for the third time on the charge of having agreed to receive and receiv ing compensation from the Rialto Grain and Securities company, of St. Louis, for services rendered in behalf of the company before the postoffice depart ment, was arraigned in the United States court today before Judge Van deventer. He entered a plea of not guilty. The case will go to trial next Monday morn ing, and both sides are ready. Judge Vandeventer today overruled the demurrer of Buston's attorney to the replication of the government's at torney to the Dleci in bar of Burton's counsel to two of the counts in the in dictment. Therefore Burton will be tried on six counts, four alleging that he agreed to receive compensation, and two that he did receive it. CHAMPIONS DEFEATED. But They Still Hold the World's Dril ling Record. El Paso. Tex.. Nov. IS. At the last ses sion of the mining congress today the ac tion of yesterday recommending that the executive committee select Fhoenix,Arlz., as the next meeting place was unani mously rescinded and the choice left with the executive committee, it will pro Da bly select Denver. NOT YELLOW FEVER. Leavenworth Coroner Thinks Malaria Caused Hinic's Death. Leavenworth. Kan., Nov.. 18. Cor oner Smith stated today that he had no further report from the district around Hogw wnere He pipe line em ploye. Miles Hinic, died from what he things was malaria fever. Some per sons in town from Tonganoxie said that while a few had spread the report that yellow fever had been the cause of death, yet the mapority are of the same opinion as the coroner. The fact that yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes and that the frost of the past few weeks has entirely ex terminated these pests, leads physi cians to believe that the pipe line em ployes are needlyly alarmed. CHANGE IN THE WEATHER. Clouds and Falling Temperature In dicate Snow. At last ther is a change in the weather and that for the worse and not the bet ter. When the sun arose this morning, it was behind a bank of clous, and when it first appeared through a friend ly opening it gave an observer the im pression that it had been out late for it was anything but bright. The heavy banks of clouds about the horizon this morning gradually preceded the sun I? its course and before noon there was not a clear space in the sky as large as a moth ball. The temperature has fallen and continues to fall and if indications count for anything before the sun rises tomorrow the prediction of the weather man will have been fulfilled and there will be sledding for the boys and sleigh ing for their big sisters. The hourly temperatures for today were 7 o'clock 45 11 o'clock 49 12 o'clock 50 1 o'clock 50 2 o'clock 4S 8 o'clock 46 9 o'clock 48 10 o'clock 49 The wind was blowing about ten miles an hour today from the north east. GUiMORE GETS IT. Secures Contract for Removing the Water "Choke." The contract for trenching 3,200 lineal feet from the corner of Sixth avenue and West street, down West street to Seventh and east on Seventh to Western avenue for the construc tion of the water main which will be laid has been let to M. W. Gilmore for 18V cents a lineal foot. M. F. Wall, the remaining competing bidder, offered to do the work for 19 cents. The contract involves $592 on the basis of the bid upon which the contract was let. . , The board of waterworks commission ers rejected the previous bids as being too high, the lowest bid at that time be ing 21 cents a lineal foot, while Wall en tered a bid for 21V.C. The work on the contract will com mence at once and one car load of pipe is already in town ready to be laid. With this laid the "choke" at the corner of Fifth and West streets will be removed and the pressure for fire purposes will be materially increased. . Fined $50 for Whipping Woman. John Jackson, the young colored man who last week assaulted, beat and stabbed a colored woman, Lena Mc Gruber, at the corner of Sixth and Quincy streets, was convicted in the city court this morning and assessed a fine of $50 and costs. .Not having the necessary cash about his person to satisfy the demands of the law, he was committed to the county jail, where he will remain until the $60 assessment is paid. Makes a Strike in Klondike. Leavenworth. Kan., Nov. 18. Hugh Clavin, a Lowemont young man who went to the Klondike several years ago, has returned home to visit his parents. He came home with his pockets bulg ing with rich yellow gold, his earnings in the Klondike reported to be away up in the thousands of dollars. Clavin relates many excitine experiences. SEA LEVEL CANAL Board of Consulting Engineers Has Declared Itself By large Majority Against the Lock System. RAILROAD VICTORY. Transcontinental Lines Secure New Lease of Life. It Will Take Many Years Longer to Build It. Washineton. Nov. 18. The board of consulting engineers of the isth mian canal commission today de clared itself by a large majority in favor of a sea level canal. The conclusion was reached after a long and careful study of the project. Since the beginning of September the board had held meetings and in spe cial sub-committees had studied the plans for a sea level canal with the greatest care. A trip to the isthmus was made to enable the members to form a better idea of the physical dif ficulties which had to be considered. The members of the board are men of the greatest reputation in their line of work. France, Germany and Hol land sent their most eminent special ists at the request of this government. At the beginning it was evident that a majority of the members were in favor of a sea level canal. Their point of view is even if it cost more than a lock canal and would take longer in the building, it would ulti mately be of greater use as it will en able ships to make a much shorter trip than if obliged to go through- three or four locks. On the other hand was a minority which wanted to see the canal built in as short a time as pos sible and with the least cost, declar ing that a few hours longer for the trip through the isthmus made little or no difference. One of the members gave this explanation for his way of voting: ,"It may be that several of us will not see the sea level canal finished in our lifetime, as it will take consider ably longer than ten years, but then we have the satisfaction to know that for all the generations to follow we have made the shortest and most practical way of communication be tween the Pacific and Atlantic, and as long as we had to decide on a ques tion for all time, we do not think that a few years more or less makes a vry important difference. That is the way our party thought about it, and what ever may be said in favor of or against it we nave alter the most careful study given an opinion as we saw our way to ao it. No official statement will be given out oeiore tne report of the commis sion reaches President Roosevelt, which will be about January. SHOT IN THE BACK. William Easton, an Actor, In Stormont Hospital. William Easton, one of the leading men with tne .lrkhonHilIman The atrical company which has been play ing this week at Norton, is lying at stormont nospitai here m a serious condition from a bullet wound which penetrates his body from the back. This wound was inflicted accidentally and in a peculiar manner. Easton and a party of friends were out hunt ing in the vicinity of Norton yesterday and in going through a barbed wire fence Easton's coat caught. He called to one of the party to unloosen the coat and a young fellow named Morse who lives at Norton. responded Morse was carrying a revolver in his right hand and started to unloosen the coat with this hand without removing the revolver from it. While he was working on the coat the revolver acci dentally went off and the bullet enter ed Eapton's back just above the hips. Easton w-as hurried here to Topeka ana piacea in tne charge of Dr. L. H. aunn. J-le was removed from the train direct to Stormont hospital and Dr. Munn operated on him there this morning. Dr. Munn said that the wound caused by the bullet is a most dangerous one as it penetrated some vital parts. He did not think that Easton would recover. WANT IT ABATED. Citizens of Oakland Protest Against Crematory. Residents of Oakland adopted reso lutions last evening at a mass meeting at Harrison hall, Oakland, declaring the crematory plant a nuisance and calling for its abatement. They appointed a committee of fif teen, consisting of the mayor and coun cil of Oakland, who are to go before County Attorney Hungate and secure the removal of the crematory from Oakland to some other situation. The residents of Oakland complain that the odor from the plant is so strong and sickening that it is impossible for the people in that vicinity to stand its existence any longer. People who reside in the Second ward who complained formerly state that no odor can be detected now and that the plant Is run In a sanitary manner. The mass meeting was at tended by fifty of the citizens of Oak land. BRINGS CITY $5,000 A MONTH. What the Topeka Water Plant Is Earning. Since March 11th and up to the end of the 1st of November the city water works department has earned close to $40,000 and of this amount wo,uw.m nas heen turned over to the city treasurer. The latter is net returns up till the 1st of August. Since that time the to tal amount of the collections from the department have been turned into the city treasurer and the expenses of the department have not been deducted. At this rate the plant is earning $5,000 a month. BURTON'S GO-BETWEEN. R. H. Kastor Arrested on This Charge in St. Louis. St. Louis. Nov. 18. Richard H. Kas tor was arrested Friday afternoon on an indictment found by the federal grand jury charging him with conducting a scheme to defraud. It is alleged that young Kasior was the go-between be tween Senator Burton of Kansas, who was indicted for the third time last Saturday, and the Merchants' Broker age and Commission company, and that the company paid Kastor to pre vent a fraud order being issued against it by the postoffice department, Kastor, it is said, procured his influence with the powers at Washington through Sen ator Burton. The grand jury found the indictment Friday afternoon after numerous witness es had been heard. Among them were men who have been convicted of operating fraudulent concerns and men who have conducted concerns against which fraud, orders have been issued. Riclftrd H. Kastor is a solicitor for H. W. Kastor & Sons' 'Advertising company. H. W. Kastor, the father is a millionaire. Young Kastor refused to discuss the indictment The first evidence toward this indict ment to be given serious consideration was Included in a reported confession of George H. Sultzbach, known as G. Louis Stern, who is under indictment on a charge of conducting a scheme to defraud. For more than a week buitz bach has been In daily conference with Postoffice Inspector W. L. Reld. Thursday Inspector Reid appeared before the grand jury with the evidence in his possession. Sultzbach also tes tified Thursday afternoon and again yesterday. E. H. Kastor, brother of Richard H, Kastor. said today: "I understand the Indictment of my brother is the result of statements to the federal authorities by George Sultz bach, in the hope of gaining immunity. TTnstnr was released on s,ouu douc. The following letters were written by iu -Rnrtnn in 1903 to the Richard Kas tor mentioned above and might be called the "Dear Dick" epistles: UNITED STATES SKIS AT JK. Jan. 23, 1903. The Ttfatinnal Securities CompPiiy, St T.nni? "Vtn. Dear Sirs: After arriving in Wash- itirfnn and ivin your proposition some thought, I decided to deposit $2,000 with you under the six per ceni pei month plan, and so advised Mr. Dick Kastor of H. W. Kastor & Sons to make the deposit for me. T have this day received two eertifi cates from your company of $1,000 each sent to me through Mr. .nastor. From the investigation that I have made, I feel that my money deposited with vmir company win De saie, auu .i know "it will be quite impossible for me trf find a more nrotttabie investment Faithfully yours, J. R. BURTON. UNITED STATES SENATE. Feb. 2, 1903. Mr. Dick Kastor, of H. W. Kastor & Sons, St. Louis, Mo. near Dick: Enclosed I hand you here with certificate. I cannot permit my name to be used in recommending this company. Letters are coming in from all parts of the country making inquiry, and unless it is stopped and stopped now I shall make public denial, and simply say I know nothing about the company whatever. Please return my letter to me. Faithfully yours. J. R. BURTON. MORE LIGHT AHEAD. Railroad Officials Talk Encouragingly of Fort Scott Train. "I don't know but what the time will come, Mrt Richards, that we will have to get out our big stick in regard to that Missouri Pacific train which you people are running between To peka and Fort Scott," wrote Secretary Anderson of the Commercial club to J. H. Richards, general attorney of that road, the other day. The letter evidently "stirred up the animals." There seems to be some real genuine relief ahead. Mr. Rich ards wrote back this very encouraging letter to the Major today: "I have a letter from our General Superintendent, E. A. Gould, in answer to the one I wrote him upon the sub ject urging that something be done to remedy the troubles of the opera tion of our train into your city. "He has already set on foot an in vestigation to the end of giving you some- kind of relief and stating that he concurred with me in the belief that your town had not been properly con sidered in the schedule. Tom vprv connoent mai mi. uuum is wholly sincere ana m eameni uwi. this matter, as ne wouia no. ma filhprwisp. "Believing you would be glad to hear about this, i am yours, J. 11 . ttn ri.ii.Lo. The battle is evidently over. The city of Topeka has made some hercu lean efforts to have the Missouri Pa cific do the right thing about the train from Fort Scott. For a long time the iroir was run as a mixed affair. Then it was temporarily suspended. The 1 club took up the matter and succeeded in getting the present train which, however, oniy siaa in Tnr,ba nne hour and twenty minutes. if it arrives on time. It arrives here from Fort Scotf at 12:40 and leaves at o'clock. People who live en- route and come here to do shopping have to stay over until the next tday. Few do this and tne mercnaiito ram plained. Relief seems to be In sight. CORNELL 6, COLUMBIA O. Score of the Football Game at Ithica, End of First Half Tthica. N. Y.. Nov. 18. In the first half of the football game here this af ternoon the score stood, Cornell o, oi umbia 0. Today's Games, rnmhrlflee. Nov. 18. The score be tween the elevens of Harvard and Dartsmouth stood 6 to 6 at the end of the first halt. VALE-PRINCETON. New Haven, Conn., Nov 18. In the football game 'here today at the end of the first halt tne score sloou, mie Princeton 8. DRENNING WRONG So Says Manager Dielmann of the Gas Company. Company Will Furnish Free Ser vice Pipes and Meters. TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS As It Always Has Done in the Past. Ninety-five Percent of Consum ers Have Signed. To the Gas Users of Topeka: The city attorney, Mr. Drennlne. in last night's State Journal, purports to give an opinion on the legality of the applications for natural gaa, that gas solicitors are now requesting parties desiring the same to sign. Mr. Drenning says, first, that the Consumers' Light, Heat and Power company can charge the consumer not to exceed 45 cents per 1,000 feet for domestic purposes. Mr. Drenning is correct but the company's applica tions read 25 cents. Is this a hold-up or coercion? Second Mr. Drenning says that the gas company is required to be in posi tion to furnish ten million cubic feet every thirty days. Correct. Mr. Dren ning further goes on to state that a demand and tender of price is suffi cient to compel the gas comnanv to furnish gas. It is providing certain reasonable rules and regulations to protect the gas company from loss and waste, have been compiled with, the right to make which is part of the gas company's franchise. Mr. Drenning goes on further and advises gas consumers not to sign the applications for natural gas, form No. b, now being circulated by the Gaa company and threatens legal action in the name of the state. If parties who refuse to sign are refused gas. The only point Involved is, are the rules and regulations in the application rea sonable What are they? In brief, the printed rules in the gas applica tions are as follows: 1. Consumers must pay at office on or before the 10th day of each month to get the 2 5 -cent rate. 2. The books of company may ba examined once each month by sub scriber to look over his account. If dispute arises, books of company are prima facie evidence that account is correct. If meter does not register in any month, right is given to esti mate amount of gas used by averag ing gas consumed during previous months. 3. Consumer agrees to provide suitable place for free meter, and to provide on his premises suitable fit tings and fixtures for natural gas. 4. Consumer agrees to protect met er from frost and interference and if required by company, agrees to de posit money to secure payment of bills. 5. All applications for natural gas and all notices to discontinue same must be made in writing in order to keep record of same. 6. Immediate notice in writing must be given to company of escape of gas. No light must be taken near escaping gas and stop cook must be turned off whenever leak is discov ered and consumer agrees not to hold company liable for accident. 7. In case supply of natural gas fails, company is not held responsi ble, as company has no control over same. 8. Company has right of access to meter and pipes at all times to see that same are kept in proper condi tion, to read meters, etc. These are in substance the rules governing ap plications tor natural gas and in com parison with the rules and regulations of the city governing water, they are as mild as a maiden's prayer. Third Mr. Drenning says that the rule, "The subscriber will furnish suit able pipes, fittings and appliances on the premises for the use of natural gas" is an express violation of the company's contract with the city. Mr. Drenning quotes section No. 8 of the ordinance. It says "All service pipes and meters shall be put in free of charge to the consumers." The gas company puts In the service pipe from the main to the house free, puts in a meter and makes the connection free, but service pipes have nothing to do with house piping or fixtures. In this Mr. Drenning Is absolutely wrong. In closing, would simply state that the present mayor of Topeka, the ex mayor and ex-city attorney, W. E. Sterne, county commissioner, and Ira O. Howe have all signed these gas ap plications; also, that 95 per cent of the gas consumers have already signed. One word in general: The form used for applications for natural gas by the gas company In Topeka is al most identical with the form used by all natural gas companies In the east and Is not nearly as stringent as many of them. The gas company is the friend of Topeka. Within two years it has reduced gas from $1.65, $1.50, $1.25 to 2d cents per thousand cubic feet. It is now spending a very large sum of money In Topeka. There Is nothing in the applications for natural gas as used by this com pany that should cause any one who wants to use natural gas to refrain from signing the same, and by the time natural gas is turned on, we have every reason to believe that all who really desire natural gas will have signed. Respectfully, P. J. DIELMANN, Manager Gas Company. HURT BY A ROOSTER. City Engineer McCabe Sent to Hospital as Result of Encounter. James McCabe, city engineer, has been ordered by his physician to Christ hospital where he will undergo an op eration on his right hand and arm. In attempting to catch a rooster t,he other day McCabe was struck on the back of his hand with the rooster's '"spurs. Though the wound was Immediately cauterized blood poisoning has set in. Alderman Convicted of Bribery. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 18. Former I Alderman Robert L. Rudolph was to- day found guilty by a jury of soliciting o, l x.... council of 1900. Sentence was deferred.