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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL. SUNDAY MORNING.
SAVAGE SCORING. Superintendent Dayhoff Says Fraternities Are Bad. Makes a Savage Attack on Sor orities Also. WAXTS THEM SHUTOUT Says They Have No Place in State Institutions. These Should Be tor Kich and Poor Alike. State Superintendent I. L. Dayhoff makes a savage attack on fraternities and sororities. He is opposed to fra ternities at the state university, and other state institutions. He is making- a collection of clippings about the evil effects of secret societies in student life. "This Kenyon college affair," said Superintendent Dayhoff as he worked his scissors snipping out a story of that tragedy from a daily paper, "is in my opinion one of the results of this fraternity business. I have no doubt, in my own mind, that the unfortunate boy who was run over by a train while tied to the railroad track, was tied there by some fraternity. "The same night that boy was killed, it is admitted that another student had been tied to the track. It Is ghastly to think of such things be ing done by students of a college, but that is the kind of a spirit cultivated by fraternities. "In a state institution like the uni versity, fraternities are an unmitigated abomination. They are undemocratic; they cultivate a class of snobs; they have an influence which Is wholly un wholesome and undesirable. Fra ternities and sororities should be bar red out of every state institution in the country. In a state institution, every student should have an equal show; there should be no upper ten to domi nate social affairs. "The fact of the matter i3 that down here at Lawrence, a boy or girl who does not join a fraternity or sorority is socially ostracised. An out sider has no show. I am free to say that if I were going to attend school at the university and should get a chance to join a fraternity, I would join; I would do so simply in self defense, be cause a person who is not in such an organization is outside of the social life of the school. He is looked down upon, and this attitude is certainly encouraged by the atmosphere of the institution. "I see that even Chancellor Strong, though himself a fraternity man. has announced that he will not lend his influence toward sustaining the fra ternity system at the university. I am very glad he has taken this attitude. It would be better, of course, if he should come out positively against such organizations, but coming from a fraternity man, even his present policy is significant. It shows that something must be wrong with fra ternities. "While it is my opinion that fra ternities are a bad thing for any col lege, I am especially emphatic in my condemnation of fraternities at state institutions. The state institution should be planned for the benefit of the poor boy and girl, not for the rich. If a student is going to occupy a posi tion of any prominence at the uni versity, he must join a fraternity, and that means that he must spend money. The poor boy is shut out. I hope that the legislature will prohibit the ex istence of fraternities at the institu tions of Kansas." HAPPY HOLLANDERS. Prairie View, Phillips Co., the Home of a Contented People. Prairie View, Nov. 18. One of the happy, peaceable and contented com munities anywhere in northwest Kan sas, are the farmers around Praire View, a Phillips county town. It is said there are upwards of 2 50 Hol landers tributary to this place, sup porting two churches, and every head of a family keeping from 75 to 300 hogs around him. Besides they raise corn and some wheat. The corn this year is turning out from 35 to 4 5 bush els an acre. The crop is a large one. Since the grain shipments com menced the elevators have forwarded no less than 2 00 car loads. There have been no less than twenty residences erected so far this year. Contractor and builder, C. E. Brown, says this year has witnessed greater growth than ever before, and the promise of a larger one next year. Among the new improvements is the hotel and restaurant of D. W. Brown, who attends to insurance as well. Prairie View has a model school, with two departments, taught by Miss Edith Pinch, who is superintendent, and Mrs. Mary Gettys, the assistant. The school population having grown so rapid, the enlargement of the present building is a necessity. Prairie View has a state bank, an Immense lumber plant, three general stores, hardware and implements, fur niture, drugs and two elevators. The Thomases, father and sons, are among the pioneers of Prairie View and this section of country. They own over 1,000 acres of land, most of it well improved. They are feeding 225 head of steers this winter, besides a large number of hogs. They also own over 200 head of mules. John Thomas is at the head of one of the elevators, besides buys live stock for the market. Prairie View is beautifully situated, about half way between the county seat of Phillipsburg and Norton. It commenced witnessing its big growth this year. The county is thickly popu lated, the large majority of her farm ers being Hollanders, who own from 160 acres to a half section. A large number of her business men are foreigners, and they appear to be suc cessful in their avocations. Her farmers are making money as the deposits in State bank, now about $45,000, show. Farm Lands Sell Well. Abilene, Kas., Nov. 18. Four hun dred arcres of farm land in Bidge township sold today for J16.500. A K. Ruse sold 160 acres northeast of town for $9,000 cash. More land buy ers are in central Kansas than ever before and land prices continue high with farms in good demand. Miss Northcutt, the wonderful in spirational, extemporaneous pianist, assisted by Prof. Bissing, violinist, and Prof. Worrall. pianist, and other mu sical artists of the city, will give a recital at Unity church Tuesday even tne. November 21. Admission, 50c. . CURIOUS TEST OF COURAGE. A Landowner arranges to Try His Gamekeeper. .Copyright, 1905, by Centra! News and Press Exchange. Paris, Nov. 18. M. Valy, a land owner, who possesses an excellent shooting preserve on his property near La Fertesous-Jourarre, was in search of a trustworthy gamekeeper to watch it. He was very particiular as to the qualities the gamekeeper should pos sess. First and foremost it was es sential that he should be a man of dauntless courage onewho wouldbea match for the most daring and un scrupulous poachers. His friends in Paris recommended to him a retired policeman. M. Valy arrived in the city for the purpose of questioning the candidate. The latter appeared in his Sunday clothes and wearing a silk hat. His answers to the questions put to him appeared satisfactory to M. Valy. Though the policeman declared that in the course of his service he had proved his courage on many occa sions, yet M. Valy considered that he himself should have proof of it. He therefore Invited the policeman to go into the yard, and to keep his hat on his head. M. Valy then took down a gun from the wall, and' opening the window, fired, the bullet passing through the man's tall hat. The ex policeman never flinched. M. Valy in sisted on a second shot. This time, however, his aim was not perfect, or it might be that the human target did not remain stationary, for the bullet lodged in the man's shoulder. The police are now investigating the -exploit of this modern William Tell. K. U, AIR FACTORY. One of the Few Liquid Plants in American Colleges. Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 18. The Uni versity of Kansas has the only liquid air factory west of Michigan. For the last five years the chemical department of the university has had an outfit cost ing $2,000 that has a capacity of $3.50 worth of liquid air an hour. The only college with equipment for manufactur ing the frozen air are Cornell, Connec ticut, Wesleyan, Michigan and Kansas. There are factories in Washington and New Tork for making the air for com mercial purposes. The Cornell plant was the first equipped and Kansas was second. The Kansas liquid air machine was not installed to make the air to be sold. Its primary use is for experimental purposes; that is, to make liquid air to be used in the chemical laboratories of the university. Has a Good Sale. Liquid air has been sent from Kansas to many places for experimental and scientific purposes. A shipment went to Colorado Springs last week. A few days ago an order came from a vaude ville performer in Memphis, Tenn., for 40 pounds to be used in his act. Dallas, Tex., Fayetteville, Ark., Illinois and Kentucky have received shipments from here in the last month. The demand for the output Is increasing so that it has averaged more than 100 gallons a year since the plant has been Installed. There is a great risk involved in ship ping the product. It is sent at a tem perature of 310 degrees below zero. It is packed in peculiar flasks that have to be imported from Germany. The flasks are double. One is inside the other. The two are sealed at the top. This brings the weight of the inside flask, which contains the air, entirely on the top where the flasks are joined. Between the inner and outer bottle is a vacuum. This vacuum keeps the heat from the liquid air. The flask are coat ed with silver to reflect the heat which comes from light. With this vacuum, however, comes the great difficulty in sending liquid air any distance. The outside flask has the weight of the air on it. This is so great that the whole surface of the outside flask has to sup port a weight of four tons. As the weight of the inside flask is supported by the narrow top of the whole recep tacle the least jar will break the flasks apart and spill the contents. Great Care Necessary. Utmost care has to be exercised to get the air to its destination. When an order is received the air is packed care fully in a flask. This is strapped in a leather case so that there can be no slipping. Then it is put in a large square box. The box is covered with signs. They read: : LIQUID AIR! : Do not shove, push or tip this case. : : Do not permit it ti be jarred even : : slightly. : : If the Liquid Air is spilled do not : : tempt to gather it. Let it Evaporate. : It often happens that a careful ex press messenger will try to gather and save the air after a flask has been bro ken and many serious burns have re sulted. When a case of liquid air is shipped it is given as much care as if it were worth thousands of dollars. The case is taken to the train in a carriage. It is carefully lifted on the train. Us usually a professor accompanies the case for 50 miles to properly train the express messenger as to how to handle it. The stuff is dangerous should it take fire while evaporating. CIIESNEY GOES FREE. After His Arrest Injured Persons De cline to Prosecute. Robert Chesney, a negro, was arrested last night by Officer Hen dricks, only to find that a complaint charging the negro with breaking into a repair building and stealing a quan tity of wire from the Bell Telephone company had been withdrawn. Offi cers of the company decided, after securing a warrant and starting the police on the case, that they did not care to prosecute. The police need all the exercise they can get, however, as the force has done very little for several weeks other than catching a pair of pick pockets and a negro thug who stabbed his sweetheart. The police got little encouragement in these cases, the pickpockets being released and the case settled with their victim, and the negro escaping with a light fine. TRUCK KILLS A CHILD. Ruby Hntchins, 2-Years-Old, Run Over in Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 18. Ruby Hutchings, 2 years old, daughter of John Hutchlngs of this city, was run down by a truck belonging to the C. A. Mur dock Manufacturing company today. Twenty minutes later the child was dead. The driver of the vehicle was arrested but was released by. the police without h's name being learned. The little girl had wandered from the house and stepped into the street in front of the wagon just as the vehicle turned into Seventh street from Garfield avenue. The driver. Who said that he was not driving rapidly, did not see the child un til she was beneath the wheels of the vehicle. John Hutchings. father of the little girl, is a real estate dealer. GIVES HER MINE. Mrs. De Mond, Denver Society Leader, Helps Judge Lindsey. Starts Endowment Fund for Juvenile Court. TO CARE FOR THE BOYS Will Give a Foundation for Jndge Lindsey's Work. Philanthropic Woman Says More W ill Be Done. . Denver, Colo., Nov. 18. Endowing the Juvenile Court society with the pro ceeds of the sale of a gold mine is the latest fad of Mrs. Lid'a. TiPMnnd so ciety leader and millionaire of Denver. ivirs. jjeMond has been interested for a number of vear in ,nrir t V " ... v.l Ul L11V juvenile court conducted by Judge Ben Mrs. Lida B. Lindsey of this city. She divides her time and attention between trips to Newport and Bar Harbor and eastern centers of society and the serious work of caring for the poor and needy at home. Lately she decided to give the juvenile court substantial aid. "If we only had an endowment fund." Judge Lindsey told her when discussing ner philanthropic project, "we would be able to do a great deal more good." So Mrs. DeMond decided to give the hoys cf Denver a donation and she laid aside the stunning gowns that had been the envy of fashionable wo men of Capitol Hill and, arraying her self in corduroy, hied away to Goldfield, Nevada, where the gold excitement was at its height. Mrs. DeMond knows some thing of mining and what she lacked in knowledge she made up in zeal for the boys' court of Denver. The great Montgomery-Shoshone mine had just been discovered and it was decided by experts that the ledge ran north and south. Mrs. DeMond located ground to the west of the discovery shaft, naming her claims after the two burros, "Kentucky" and "Golden Rod," that carried her prospect ing outfit into the desert. About that time Fred Shaffer, regard ed as the mining wizard of the west, had shrewdly decided that the rich ledge in the camp ran to the west. He offer ed Mrs. DeMond a small fortune for her claims and she refused. Charles E. Schwab, of the United Steel Corporation, who was negotiating for the Montgomery-Shoshone mine, had his experts in vestigate the trend of the ledge and they reported that it ran into the claims located by Mrs. DeMond. Mr. Shaffer renewed his negotiations for the claims and secured them for $25,000, on condi tion that he act as trustee and pay vearly into the treasury of the Juvenile Court association fund at Denver one fifth of the amount until the sum re ceived for the claims was exhausted. "Mr. Shaffer will not lack for addi tional funds when these are exhausted," said Mrs. DeMond. "1 know many wealthy women in various sections of the country who will follow my example. The boys of Denver must be taken care of." Mrs. DeMond was off in her private car for a trip through the old missions of Lower California with a party of artist friends before the ink was dry on the deeds she gave Mr. Shaffer. She will return by Christmas time when the annual benefit of the Juvenile Court as sociation, which is one of the social events of Denver, will be held. WILL NOTbTcHANGED. Attorney for Gas Company Who Drew Up Contracts Is in Topeka. A conference between J. J. Rich, the attorney for the Consumers' Gas com pany, and City Attorney F. G. Dren ning took place late Saturday after noon in the office of the city attorney. Rich has headquarters at Chicago, and he says that he has been duck shoot ing in the southern part of the state and onlv dropped in Topeka incident ally. Mr. Drenning believes, how ever, that he came down from Chicago expressly to try to smooth over some of the friction which exists between the gas company and its customers. "I drew up this form of applica tion for gas and I am responsible for the terms which are found in it," said Rich. "The form is similar to the one which is used all over where natural gas Is being furnished." "Rich had nothing new to tell me," said Drenning. "He simply tried to argue away the objections which I made, but there was no weight to the line of argument which he presented. He didn't offer to make any changes in the form of the application." "When do you think the natural gas come?" "I don't know," said Diel mann. "There is a leak some fifteen miles down the pipe line and I don't know whether it has been repaired or not. We have to wait for that. Then, too, the pipe line will have to be 'blown out' free from dust and ac cumulations before gas can be turned in for good." FLIP FLAP AHEAD. Two-Year-Old Filly Captured Ben! nings Richest Stake. Bennings Race Track, Washington, Nov. 18. Flip Flap, one of the best two-year-old fillies of the year, but late in coming to hand, justified .the confidence of her admirers today by winning the grand consolation, the richest stake of the present meeting. Not only did she cover the seven furlongs in 1.27 but she won handily at the end from Disobedi ent and Monterey. The winner was a 6 to 5 favorite in the betting. Arklite broke in front and, closely attended by Disobedient, set a hot pace. On the far turn the pair drew away and Peter and Flip Flap left the rest to trail them. Turning into the stretch Pater and Diso bedient were running head and head but the latter quit and then Flip Flap made her usual stretch run and won, going away with Shaw sitting still. The Blansburg steeple chase, the sec ond event, was a sensational race, al though but four started. Expansionist, the third choice, won despite the fact that the jockeys on Wool Gatherer and Tom Cogan repeatedly tried to force Heider on Expansionist into the wings of the jumps. Weather clear; track fast. Summaries: First race Selling; seven furlongs: Jack McKeon, 20 to 1, won; Fleur De Marc, 16 to 5, second; Thistle Heather, 10 to 1. third. Time, 1:28 1-5. Second race Five furlongs: Rickey, 8 De Mond. to 5, won; Nelle Burn, 7 to 1, second; Edict. 20 to 1, third. Time. 1:01 3-5. Third race Bladenberg steeple chase for four year-old-olds and upwards, two ana a nait miles: expansionist, 3 to l, won; Wool Gatherer, 5 to 2, second; Tom Cogan, 5 to 1, third. Time, 5:05. Fourth race Grand consolation, for two-year-olds, seven furlongs: Flip Flap, 6 to 5, won: IMsobedient, 3 to 1, second; Mon terey, 15 to 1. third. Time, 1:27. Fifth race Mile and forty yards: Race King, 8 to 5, won: Merry England. 7 to 1, second; St. Valentine, 7 to 5, third. Time, 1:42 3-5. Sixth race Mile and a sixteenth; handi cap: Louis H., 13 to 5, won: Peter Paul, 2 to 1, second; Sailor Boy, 10 to 1, third. Time, 1:49. RACED FOR FOUR MILES. flcn Volio Won the Endurance Stakes at Nashville. Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 18. The fea ture this afternoon was the Endurance stakes for four miles, which was won by the favorite, Ben Volio. Weather cloudy, track fast. Summaries: First race Six and a half furlongs: Columbia Girl, 2 to 1, won; Woodland, even, second; Marco, third. Time 1:24 1-5. Second race Steeple chase, short course: Jim Crow, 7 to 2, won; Hand Alive, 4 to 1, second; Creolin, 6 to 1, third. Time 3:05. Third race One mile: Princess Orna, 5 to 1, won; Cigar Lighter, 10 to 1, second; Miss Rillie, 3 to 2, third. Time 1:41 1-5. Fourth race Four miles: Ben Volio, 4 to 5, won; Curate, 3 to 1, sec ond; The Bobby, 6 to 1, third. Time 7:22 2-5. Fifth race Six and a half furlongs: Awawegong, even, won ; Marvin Neal, 2 to 1, second; Utah, 10 to 1, third. Time 1:07 4-5. Sixth race Mile and a sixteenth: Savoir Fair, 8 to 5, won; Little Boy, 7 to 1, second; Dr. Hart, 8 to 1, third. Time 1:47 3-5. GIRL DRINKS ACID. While Parents Were at Breakfast and Dies in Half an Hour. Kansas City, Nov. 18. While her parents were eating breakfast at 7 o'clock this morning Miss Ethel Coper, 18 years old, drank carbolic acid at her home, 823 East Missouri avenue. She died half an hour later in the surgeon's room at police head quarters, where she was taken for treatment. The young girl had not been despondent, her parents and friends say. They know of no reason why she should have desired to kill herself. HONORS FOR CHARLES. His Father Has Granted Pardons to Thirty-six Prisoners. Berlin, Nov. 19. The kaiser has instructed Prince Henry of Prussia to proceed with the flagship Preussen to greet Prince Charles of Denmark, the king-elect of Norway, on Novem ber 25 as he is en route to Christianla and to salute him with a royal salute. Pardons Thirty-six. Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 19. ! King Christian has granted pardons to 36 prisoners, to commemorate the selection of Prince Charles of Den mark as king of Norway. W1U Be Haakon VII. London, Nov. 19. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Copenhagen says Prince Charles has decided to ascend the tnrone of Nor way under the name of King Haakon VII, and his son will be known as the crown prince of Laf. NEGROES ORGANIZE. Delegates From 40 Texas Counties Form Law and Order League. Houston, Tex., Nov. 18. As a result of a series of outrages and murders of white women in Texas by negroes and incidental lynchings, the be.tter class of negroes assembled In Houston yes terday and today for the purpose of inaugurating a movement to suppress the lawless and vicious members of the race and assist the white people in protecting their homes and families. The movement has been talked of for several months but only took shape when the murder of Mrs. A. J. Conditt and her four children awoke the ad jacent country to frenzy and came near resulting in the lynching of Monk Gibson, a 16 year old negro boy sus pected of the crimes. Two hundred negroes, leaders of their race in Texas and representing 40 counties in the state, assembled In this city to formulate plans for carry ing out the idea. At the meeting to day it was decided to organize a law and order league in every county in the state, members of which organiza tion are pledged to assist the white people in every way in suppressing the floating and vicious negroes and to work for the uplifting and education of the race in general. The whites were indorsed as the negroes' best friends and black fiends were de nounced in most emphatic terms. It is proposed to make the organization national in character. CORONATION OF CARL. Norway's New Ruler Will Mount the Throne Monday. Christiaia, Norway, Nov. 19. The preliminary steps for the proclamation of Prince Charles of Denmark, asking Carl V. of Norway have all been taken and tomorrow will see the carrying out of the program that will give Norway an independent ruler. Today all is excitement and anticipa tion. The people generally are display ing the greatest interest in the coming event and have given themselves up tc holiday festivities. The celebration of the happy occasion began late yesterday afternoon following the formal election of Charles as king by the storthing and has been kept up ever since. When the vote had been formally re corded, the great guns of the fortress boomed out a royal salute in honor of the new king. In this way the news was broken to the populace and they at once gave themselves over to demonstrations of joy. The celebration was continued until late into the night. Today the same spirit of rejoicing is manifested. The deputation that will formally an nounce to Prince Charles his selection as king is dut to arrive in Copenhagen to day. The announcement will be made tomorrow with great ceremony in the royal palace at Copenhagen in the pres ence of King Christian, all members of the royal family, many Danish states men and delegations from all parts of that country. As soon as it is known tljat this cere mony has been performed, congratula tions and greetings will be extended to King Carl. The day's celebration in Christian will conclude with many banquets to be held tomorrow night. FROM BUTTE TO HELENA Trip Is Made in Three Hours and 35 Minutes by Auto. Helena, Mont., Nov. 18. Despite the fact that the last hour of the trip was made in the darkness, Louis Hill, son of J. J. Hill, president of the Great Northern, has made a record breaking run from Butte to Helena. He left the postoffice at Butte at 4 o'clock and reached the Montana club at Helena at 7:35, which is within a few moments of the passenger train schedule time on his father's railroad between those cities. It beats the pre vious automobile record made by F. Augustus Heinz. The record is con sidered little short of marvelous, as In making the trip the main range of the Rocky mountain is crossed at an altitude of about 6,500 feet. TROLLEYS COLLIDE. One Man Killed and Twenty-five Per sons Injured on a Curve. Springfield. Mass., Nov. 18. One man was killed and 25 persons injured In a head on collision between two trolley cars of the Springfield City Railway company in Long Meadow at 2 o'clock'. Each motorman supposed he had the right of way on the single track road and in rounding a curve tfrey did not see each other until it was too late to prevent the collision. One car was telescoped and George A. Harron of Springfield, who remained at his post, had both legs cut off and died later in the hospital. Eugene Kilbon, the other motorman, jumped and was slightly in jured. POLAND WORRIES HIM. Count Witte Has More Trouble With It Than Anything Else. London, Nov. 18. It is Poland and not St. Petersburg or Penza that gives the Russian prime minister, Count Witte, the greatest anxiety. Strikes and pretenders are bad enough but they are less formidable than the dangers that led him to proclaim the ancient king dom in a state of siege. Nothing ese that has occurred since the imperial manifesto appeared, October 30, has maSe so damaging an impression upon the Paris bourse. As far back as September 15, it was reported that Nicholas had resolved to return to a more liberal attitude toward the Poles. The edict on religious tol eration was an earnest of his change nf nnlicv. Then came the regulation concerning the use of the Polish lan guage in schools. This was followed by a promise, through Witte, of a consid erable representation in the Douma of the empire. Paris and London applauded the con cessions as calculated to put new vigor into the life of the country and to con solidate its patriotic sentiments. Now it is obvious that all these measures were part of Witte's scheme to forestall Poland's formal demand for autonomy. Witte has never been a friend of Polish nationalism and his enemies among the Russian liberals are denouncing him as more the tool of Emperor William than the minister of the czar in withholding the benefits of the ukases. Undoubtedly the kaiser is behind the proclamation, but he may be hoist with his own petard. Witts has no humor for German intervention in Russian Poland on the Machiavellian pretext that nothing else will keep German Poland properly subservient to the Hohenzollerns. Russian Poles prefer a Russian to a German tyrant, and the remarkable modification of pretensions by the Warsaw delegation in St. Peters burg since the purposes of the kaiser became known indicates that conserv ative Polish sentiment realizes the folly of being ground to pieces between the upper and nether mill stones of Berlin and St. Petersburg. Herein lies the best guaranty of a compromise adjust ment. In the capital of Nicholas, and even in Odessa and Moscow, it looks as If the revolutionary factions had over trained. The moderates, who Include most of the "intellectuals" support the principle of the sympathetic strike to show the solidarity of Russian popular feeling against the industrial policy of the bureaucracy, but they have no de sire for anarchy and its horrors. For one brilliant fanatic like Maxime Gorky, who is raising gome of the blood thirsty and aesthetic cries of the French revolution there are hundreds of saner spirits among the intelligent classes who counsel the workmen to go slowly. "This is a political strike." said the imperturbable Witte to the Polish delegates, "and I can not reckon with it as I do with a strike for industrial betterment. It is led by men who wish to get their hands upon the throat of the government. They are essentially anarchists and nihilists. They pretend to be trying to help Poland and to prevent mutiny from receiving the punishment that it de serves. But they lie, and they know they lie." Men like Hessen, editor of the Pravo. a consistently rational advo cate of the constitutional programme, recognizes the justice of Witte's state ment. They are alarmed unless the violence of the extremists drive away from the constitution thousands of the well to do middle class. The de testation felt by all liberals for the re ligious despotism maintained by Poeble Donesteff is as hearty as any socialist, but the liberals are not will ing to sweep away all religious insti tutions in the fashion urged by Gorky and the militant wing. HOW ALMENA GROWS. Splendid Little Prairie Dog Valley Town Improves Daily. Almena, Nov. 18. In the matter of improvements, what is true of one town the same can be said of all of them, so far as northwest Kansas is concerned. And the only exception is, that some of them have grown faster than others. In the matter of strife, to see which town can surpass the other in building this year, four towns are competing for supremacy, as follows: Smith Center, Phillipsburg, Norton and Goodland. In either of these towns from 75 to 100 buildings, both business and residence, have been built. Some of the smaller towns are a close second, and one of these latter is Almena, a Norton coun ty town. This town now has a population of quite 700 people, an increase of about 200 in the last three months. It is the only town in Kansas that has ever given an alfalfa carnival; they grow so much of this cereal around the place, and in the valley of the famous Prairie Dog creek, that her people and surrounding country donated hundreds of tons to make this carnival a success. The town was literally full of alfalfa, and for days after looked as if it grew on her streets and sidewalks. More than twenty new residences have been completed, at a cost of $500 to $1,500 each, and others would have been built if laborers could have been gotten. The Odd Fellows intend building a hall next year. Wm. Malcolm is con templating the erection of a stone and brick hotel. W. T. Hayes, who thought he was cut out for a politician and failed, is now the land man. He has cast politics aside, and is making money in real estate, with some law practice thrown in. In the last eighteen months this same Hayes has sold 85 farms, a quar ter section as high as $2,200 and a half section for $9,600. The Prairie Dog val ley and Norton county seems to be about finished, so to speak, that is, for many years big crops have been grown, and the farmers are making moneyj It is said there are about 100,000 head of sheen feeding adjoining the town and trihufarv tn Almena. all in a radius of five miles. Besides, not less than 1,000 head of cattle, not to say how many hogs, for every farmer has a car load and upwards. But little grain is ship ped from here as most of it is fed to The town has laid down more than three miles of cement sidewalks, in cluding one from the business part to the Rock Island depot, a half mile. The city government has also purchased from the Lincoln land company three lots, which will be utilized for hitch ing purposes, and soon as completed not a team will be allowed to be hitched on the main business street. A farm was sold here a short time ago to a man from Nebraska, and the deal was consummated after the Nebraskan saw that Almena was free from' joints. Almena is doing nicely. There is work for all. Business is well represented in all lines, not one appears to want to sell out and leave, and all contented to let well enough alone. The town has good schools and churches, and with thetightening of the "lid" rowdyism has gone. NO SPECIAL DEPOSITS. Secretary Shaw Will Not Recognize Remands of Speculators. Washington, Nov. 18. A semi-official announcement was mide at the treasury department this evening that no special deposit of government funds would at this time be placed in reserve banks in New York city or elsewhere in response to a demand of speculators. Secretary of the Treasury Shaw this afternoon stated that he will discon tinue refunding operations under his September offer at the close of busi ness on November 29. He says he will issue a formal statement to this effect on Monday. Break by a Nervous Husband. After the execution of Professor Web ster of Harvard for the murder of Mr. Parkman, Mrs. Webster went away, and was gone for a long period. On her re turn to Boston two of her old friends went to call upon her, a gentleman and his wife, tsoin were m a state oi ner vous excitement while waiting in the parlor for her to appear. "Now, remember," whispered the wife to her nervous husband, "don't say any thing to recall to Mrs. Webster's mind the awful experience she has been through." Just then Mrs. Webster entered, and the nervous man exclaimed, with out stretched hands: "Why, my dear Mrs. Parkman, I am so glad to see you.back ! " Boston Herald. Miss Mewsickle Don't you just love Bach? Mr. Knottso Well, yes in the spring time. But as a general thing I prefer Pllsener. Cleveland Leader. We Want Your Trade and if the best goods, the best service and lowest prices in town will interest you, we're going to get it. This is the 9tore where your dollar buys a good one hundred cents worth and you have a little change coming. Ours are Restful Prices that touch the tired pocket book lightly. 21 lbs. Best Granulated Sugar, $1 19 lbs. Cane Graolated Sugar., ,$1 3 cats 3-lb. Apricots 25c 3 cans 3-lb. Bartlet Pears. . . . 25c 1 cans Z-lb. Peaches 25c 2 cans 3-lb. Peaches in Syrup, 25c 2 cans 3-lb. Bartlet Pears 25c 3 cans 2-lb.New Early June Peas 25c 4 cans Z-lb. New Sweet Corn, 25c 50-lb. sack Big "4" Flonr.. $1.25 50-lb. sack Crosby's Best Flour $1.25 Episcopal Church Bazar tickets on eale at our store. William Green & Son AMUSEMENTS. The Star Theatre 418 Kansas Ave. The Home of Refined Vaudeville The programme twinkles with stars Two performances each evening 8 and 9. Matinee daily, 2:45. All Seats 10c K. B. Children admitted to Saturday mat inee, tc. handsome dinner set (loo pieces given away every Friday afternoon. DANCING CLASS Steinberg 's Dancing Academy south of Grand Opera House Join our beginners' class in Danc ing tomorrow evening, 8 to 11 o'clock. New and up-to-date method taught. Best hall, best music, best instructor in the state. Class night every Monday evening. Admission, 25c a person. Ex-Official Sues for Rent. Kansas City, Kas., Nov. 18. J. L. Carlisle, ex-auditor of Wyandotte county, brought suit in the common pleas court in this city today to re cover $740 from the board of county commissioners for office rent expend ed by him while auditor. The court house in Kansas City, Kas., is so small that the auflntor is obliged to find quarters in one of the office buildings in the city: Mr. Carlisle con tends that the county should pay for his office quarters, as he was a county official. New Waterworks Superintendent. Atchison, Kan., Nov. 18. E. S. Wills has tendered his resignation is superin tendent of the Atchison Water com pany, on account of ill health, and will retire from the position January 1. It is expected that James M. Chisham will be elected to succeed him, although Chisham's term as postmaster does not expire until July 1, 1905. Mr. Wills has been superintendent of the company 21 years. Twenty Rounds to a Draw. Spokane, Wash., Nov. -18. Kid Parker of Denver and Maurice Thompson of Butte fought twenty fast rounds to a draw before the Pastime Athletic club last night. The referee's decision was popular. Merit Unrewarded. Lawyer Sharpe had advertised for an office bor. Three urchina were waiting in the ante-room. The first one to be admitted was Tommy Jones. He answered all of Mr. Sharpe's questions satisfactorily except the last one. "Are you a good whistler. Tommy?" "Yes, sir." "You may go." The next one was Charley Judkins. Charley was a bright, omiable lad, with a good record at school, and seemed a promising candidate, but he fell down equally hard. 'Are you a good whistler, Charley?" "Pretty fair, sir." "You may go." The third was Clarence Dears on, a cartfully gromed boy of correct man ners, and possessing apparently all th needed qualifications for the job. "By the way, Clarence," carelessly asked the lawyer, "are you a good whistler?" "No, sir," answered the lad. "I can't whistle at all. I never leorned how." "You're lying to me, you little rascal! You get out!" Exchange. "I noUce that a blindfolded typewriter did some remarkable writing in New York the other day." "But I should think that typewritten copy without i's would be looked upon as decidedly faulty." Cleveland Plain Dealer.