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'IIS TOPSKA DAILY STATS JOURNAL-SUNDAY II O It II I N CI.
' , ' , "ill i p I f i I ULI liiiU li I tiLli I I Uii ill JurcRlIe Court Children See Salration Army and the Volun Santa Claus. teers of America Appear Before Judge Hayden at Court Mouse. Prepare to Furnish 100,000 1 Free Dinners in New York. CANDY AND GRANGES. WILL COST '.$20,000. They Were Plentifully Supplied for the Urchins. Five Thousand Expected at thf Army's Tables. Left Court House Loud in Their Praises. Big Tim SnlliTan Will Enter tain in Usual Style. 14 .a AW ,&h -------- "I do suttingly guesa dat dis here am de place whar Ol' Man Santy Claus does lib:" In this wise manner, indicating Qualities of real Sagedom, a little col ored boy summed up rhe Christmas festivities which R. F. Hayden, judge of the Shawnee county probate court, arranged for the incorrigible young eters who have in time past been ar raigned before his juvenile court, and are now under hi3 care and charge for the purpose of seeing if better boys cannot be made of them by letting them go at their liberty on, their honor that they w ill be good. They were a quaint odd thirty chil dren which gathered in the assembly room of the county superintendent of instruction at the county court house en Saturday afternoon. In sin and crime is one place where the color line Is not drawn. About half of the boys -vere white and the other colored. All were young. Some were clean, some .very dirty. Some seemed to be a lit tle ashamed of their associates, others feemed to have the biggest frolic in lives. Some wore fairly good clothes, others were ragamuffins. There was plenty of humor to be seen, but also plenty of pathos to be felt. They were boys everyone, and who does not love a boy? There are lots of people who say, like Bill Mackey, the United States marshal for Kansas: "I am for boys. I like 'em." Most of the faces were still touched with innocence. In the majority of in stances it could be seen that the of fense which had been committed was that rather of omission than com mission, rather that of thoughtless ness than premeditated wickedness. But there were a few on whose faces a student of man and men would have found expressions not to his liking, characteristics pointing the wrong way indications of inborn or "in grown" michief and meanness. But again even with the most of these it could be seen that not all of the seed was being cast on stony ground. The boys were told to be on hand promptly a- 2 o'clock. The advance guard came at one, and from that time on until the appointed hour, they kept straggling in. As soon as they got in side the building tey removed their hats and caps, kept perfectly quiet, and tiptoed silently up the three flights of Etairs. Judge Hayden is hammering manners into the youngsters. It is as muc h a part of his system as of a female seminary. The judge was not on time, but about fifteen minutes late. Paul Eaton, the juvenile court officer, asked a visitor to give the boys a spelling match. County Superintendent Carter provided a spell ing book and the fun was on. Only a few of the youngsters refused to take part in the proceedings. The majority waved their hands like a flag flapping in a sixty-mile an hour breeze to get a chance to spell. Three or four were found who evidently knew little or noth ing about their "letters." Words like "pigeon," "coal," "sacks," "chicken," and others evoked shouts of laughter and merriment. All of these things have been "swiped" by various ones of those present, and for that reason were taken before the juvenile court. Th boys gig gled clear down to their waistbands over little matters like this. They were not funny to the grown-up people on hand tout a boy has a reputation for being able to laugh under any circumstances. When Judge Hayden arrived he said to the obys: "I am sorry that I cannot stay very long, for I must catch a train. I am going away this afternoon. I want all of you to be good boys, especially now during the Christmas holidays when there may be lots of temptations cast in your way. 1 have brought you here to give you a little treat. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Kpw Year." "Same to you. Judge; same to you!" Bhouted back in chorus the little fellows. Two of the largest boys were delega ted to get the "stuff" which Judge Hay dsn had provided for the youngsters. They brought In a box of oranges, two big waste-paper baskets full of nuts in Backs, and two more baskets filled with candy in boxes. Then the circus of distribution began. Each boy was given a package of candy, a sack of nuts and two oranges. There was more than enough to go around. Rome of the youths slyly pocketed an extra orange or package of candy Paul Eaton, the juvenile court officer ntiori this and said: "Now boys this is the rlace above all others to be honest. Each one of you shall have two oranges, a package of nuts and - bag of candy." Several of the youngsters wiggled eround uncomfortably, disgorged the extra orange or package from their rockets and pushed them out on nie desk before them, or gave them to the boys who were making the distribu tions. The meeting broke up with a little talk by the juvenile officer. The young sters quietly went down stairs, but when they got outside the noise broke loose. Howls of glee and merriment rang up end down VanBuren and Fifth streets. "Guess dat jedge ain't it, all rierht?" screamed one little fellow diving into his candies. "He is the business, you bet," echoed back another. And down the street they went, full up to the brim with joy, shouting the raises of their friend, Dick Havilen. The boys got a good touch of the real Christmas spirit. Russia's Xew Minister of Marine. Admiral Birileff brings a robust dis position to his new task. He is a rol licking salt, with a Homeric stammer, a practical joker, like Lord Charles Beresford. Stories about him are num berless. Here is one: When Admiral ShestakofI was in power he passed a rigorous rule that his young officers must not bankrupt themselves buying bouquets for visiting royalties. The m press was to visit a ship on which Eirileff served. As her majesty des cended to the cabin a huge bouquet of flowers mysteriously appeared on the table, and delighted royalty" at once took possession of it. Admiral Shestakoff eaw the mass of fragrant blossoms in the imperial hands and turned furiously to his officer. "Did I not 3?ive criers that no one must present flowers?" "N-nobody did!" stammered Birileff, '-she t-tool- it hers-eeif ;" Harper's 7"f ,! S - 3 if A THE JENSEN FACTORY. One o the Important Knterpriscs of the City. This company was organized in April, 1902. with an authorized capital stock of $20,000 and of which $12,000 was paid up. It was the intention at that time to manufacture only a few machines for use in creameries in vented by Mr. A. Jensen and on which the patents were pending. Their fac tory was located at Fourth and Jack son streets in the building now- known as the Provident association building. The number of men employed at this time was about rive. The first year a business of a little over ten thousand dollars was done, and at the first reg ular meeting of the board of directors it was decided to secure a larger build ing. A lease was taken on the build ing at 523 Jackson street where the company has been located since. The volume of business has grown so fast, and the demand is so great for the goods manufactured by this com pany that they deemed it advisable to errect their own factory building, and equip it with all modern machinery. They will soon occupy this new build ing, and will have one of the most up to date factories in the west. The cap ital stock has been increased to a suf ficient amount to handle the business of the company, and they expect to put on the market a number of other machines aside from the line of creamery specialties they are now making. They will employ about forty men this coming year. The directors are Geo. A. Clark. Topcka; F. T. Burnham, Eeloit: W. A. Ross, St. Louis; A. Jensen, Ferndale, California; W. G. Dickie, Topeka. The cut with this article Is a picture of the building as it will look when completed. For the present the fac- V .tf r tory will use but one story which is now almost ready for occupancy. The machinery made by this com pany is shipped into all portions of the United States, especially where there are important creameries. A car load sometimes goes to California and many shipments are made to Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. Worked Both Ways. Some years ago there .came to Washington a representative in con gress from Iowa who was an ardent champion of the cause of prohibition. One day a friend from home dropped in to see the congressman. During the course of his stay he had occasion to use his pocket knife, which the representative much admired. This knife had in it n. hook, "designed," so the friend said, "to remove stones that might became fastened in a horse's hoof on a rocky road." Finally, seeing the intense admiration of the congress man for the knife, the friend gave it to him. When the statesman had reach ed home and had shown the gift to his wife, she laughed. "John," said she, "any man'wbo has served three terms in the state senate, been lieutenant governor and had two terms in congress, must be a pretty good man if he doesn't know a champagne opener from a hoof clean er." Somehow the story got out and was copied by nearly every newspaper in Iowa. One day the congressman met the newspaper man whom he under stood to be the author of the first squib in the matter. "You did me a great service," smil ingly said the representative to the correspondent. "All the Prohibition ists are taking my wife's view of my ignorance, and all the 'anti's' are in sisting that I'm a devil of a good fel low for imposing so successfully on my wife. It works in my behalf which ever way you take it." Cleveland Leader. CHRISTMAS MORN ! i NORTH TOPEKA. ILeave items for this column with Kim ball Printing Co.. 912 N. Kansas ave.l Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stanley of 125 Holman street have returned from a ten days' visit to Moline, 111. Mr. Thomas Dyke went to Burling ton yesterday where he will conduct services at the Episcopal church to day. C. E. Anderson and family will move the first of this week from 815 Mon roe street to 21S Say well street. Mr. and Mrs. I,. P. Reynolds, for merly of North Topeka but now of Clay street south, went to St. Joseph yesterday morning to visit relatives until after Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Ruff of 14 21 Quincy street are the guests of Mrs. Fluff's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Forbes, in the northern part of the county. P. B. Kimball of the engineering de partment of the Santa Fe, came up from Chanute yesterday to remain until after Christmas. There is apparently no change in the condition of O. D. Wiikerson. Mr. Harry Small arrived yesterday from Atchison to spend Christmas with his mother, Mrs. E. D. Small, and his sister, Bliss Adele Small of 415 Park street. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Green will give a family dinner on Christmas day at their home, 921 Harrison street. Their guests will include Mr. William Green, Mr. Hartley Green, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. S. Green and daughter, Mary Elizabeth, and Miss Heloise Green. Mr. and Mrs. George Crouch went to Maple Hill today to be the guests until after Christmas of relatives. E. A. Ward was in town today from Kiro. Mrs. S. S. Walkley, who lives on the Central avenue road three-quarters of a mile north, has received from her daughter. Mrs. Fred Corbin of Chan dler, Okla., a lemon which measured 1514 Inches one way and 16 inches the other and weighed 27 ounces. Thi3 lemon Mrs. Corbin raised in her home. Mrs. McDill and little son Hardin, who have 'been visiting Mrs. McDill's sister. Miss Frances Brown, left this evening for their home at Emporia, accompanied by Miss Brown, who will be their guest during the holidays. Miss Louise Darling has returned to her home at Hoyt after a visit of sev eral days to Miss Adele Small of 415 Park street. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Winslow left yesterday for Los Angles,' Cal., where they will make their home. Mrs. U. S. G. Hughes and little son arrived today from Kansas City to - spend Christmas the guests of Mrs. Hughes' parents and her sister, Mrs. W. L. Hofer. Guy Thomas of Vermontsville, Mich., who is attending the K. S. A. C. at Manhattan, arrived today to be the guest during the holidays of his aunt, Mrs. A. M. Cross of 919 Jackson street. Mr. and Mrs. Giles Stevens of Hol man's addition went to Lawrence yes terday to be the guests over Christ mas of friends. The East Indianola Sunday school had their Christmas entertainment and tree last evening at the school house. A good programme was given. The singing, which was exceptionally pleas ing, was undev the leadership of Prof. Samuel Tracy. Mrs. Ed Donahou and Miss Anna Donahou were in town yesterday from Hoyt. Blue Cross Ark No. 118 obligated seven candidates at their meeting Friday evening. These will be initiated on the evening of January 16 at the hall, cor ner of Sixth and Quincy streets when a class from Ark 60 and a class from the Silver Lake Ark will also be initiated, about 100 in ali. Mr. Abe Joseph found a live turkey in front of Billard's mill yesterday af ternoon. The bird was lying on the car tracks perfectly helpless 'with both legs tied. Mr. Joseph took the bird to his home and then proceeded to look for the owner. This was not so very hard to do as he soon found some one look ing for the bird. The turkey had dropped from the Lewis B. Pelchner grocery wagon, and was not missed by the driv er until some little distance had been traveled. Christmas will be generally observed in the North side churches today with appropriate sermons and music in keep ing with the season, while the churches are all more or less decorated with Christmas greens. The Presbyterian Sunday school had their Christmas exercises last evening and the following programme was given: Song, "It Came Upon the Midnight Air," by the school; prayer. Rev. Mr. Glendenning; song, "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing," Sabbath school; "Christ mas Sunbeams," Mrs. Arnold's class; vocal solo, "Gloria," Miss Grace Page; recitation, "Polly's Christmas," Miss Katharine Dolman; duet, Luther's "Cradle Hymn," Erma and Ruth Aikin; Christmas Star drill, Mrs. Beaudry's class; recitation, "Santa on the Train," Bert Camp; song. "There's a Song in the Air," Sabbath school; "Crowning Jesus," Miss Campbell's class; recita tion, "An Awful Dream," Miss Ruth Woodford: song. "Birthday of the King," Miss Miller's class; address, "Love," by the superintendent, Mr. Will Van Orsdal; song, "Star of Beauty, Bethlehem's Star," Sabbath school. The r 13 -St , - ft rtti programme closed with the appearance of Santa Claus and his fire place and the distribution of the gifts. The part of Santa Claus was admirably taken by Mr. C. E. Heartburg. At the Kansas Avenue M. E. church this evening the choir will give the can tata, "The Eternal City." There will be solos by Mrs. J. B. Harris, Mrs. Lillian Bryan, Miss Ethel Lewis, Miss Ida Henry, Mrs. Caskey, Mr. Don Wellman, Mr. Shirley French. There will also be several duets and quartettes and special music by the choir. The Christmas entertainment at the Baptist Sunday school will be held Mon day evening and the nature of ft has not as yet been disclosed. The postoffice will be open until ten o'clock Christmas morning and there will be one mail delivery. At the Church of the Good Shepherd this morning the Christmas services will consist of a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 11 o'clock with the bishop of Kansas, the Rt. Rev. F. R. Miils paugh as celebrant. Mrs. Maurice Todd returned yesterday afternoon from a short visit to St. Jo seph. LAND OF BIG RED APPLES. Ford County Fruit Can't Be Beaten for Flavor or Color. The shift westward of the rain belt and the wheat belt in Kansas has been followed by the fruit belt. Expert wheat men are confident that for the next fifteen years Ford county will be in the best yielding wheat district In Kansas. For the past few years Reno county, considered near the western border of the fruit district, has led the state in apples. Ford county is now producing good apples, better In flavor and coloring than those raised in Reno county. Some of the best ap ples seen bere this season, best in every particular, were raised by Mr. Tucker on his place near Howell. Mr. Tucker raised some Ben Davis apples this vear that are fine enough to go on exhibition in a fruit show in any country. Ford county will be known yet as a fruit county and homemakera here should be planting more orchards. Dodge City Republican. Card of Thanks. We wish to return thanks to our friends, fellow workmen and John Purcell for their kindness to us In our affliction and unfortunate death of our son Otto. MR. AND MRS. A. G. ANDERSON. AND FAMILY. Lee Tung Foo. famous Chinese baritone, at the Noveltjr all this week. 4 New York, Dec. 23. As It is the cus tom elaborate preparations have been made by the Salvation Army, the Vol unteers of America ana" kindred organiz ations to feed the poor of New Yorb City. Last year It was said that alto gether 50,000 persons were so cared for. This year fixnn all reports the number will In no wise be diminished. The Sal vation Army alone intends to give 25,00 dinners and the Volunteers, which glv all their dinners out in baskets, expect to help as many more. The army's mammoth dinner will be held in th Grand Centra! Palace, In Lexington avenue, near Forty-second street. Five thousand are expected to sli down at the tables. Those who appear in scanty attire and seem destitute will receiva tickets to draw on the great store of clothing that has been collected for their sake. The twenty or more thou sands, In addition to these to be reach ed by Commander Eva Booth and her lieutenants, will get their Christmas dinners in baskets and eat them at their homes. The cost of all the dinners thus given away to the poor is said to be over $20, 000. One of the interesting features of the holiday in this connection will be the usual Christmas dirner given by Big Tim Sullivan at the rooms of his as sociation, 207 Bowery. It will take place at 11 o'clock on Christmas morning and it can pretty safely be said that there will be no more interesting event In this city during the day. FINANCIAL REVIEW. Effect of Chicago Disturbance on the Market Was Only Temporary. New York, Dec. 23. The market has given striking proof again this week of its ability to resist depress ing circumstances. At the beginning of the week there were the Chicago bank failures, which came without warning and out of a clear sky. As it turned out, the weakness thus un covered was purely local; it was sim ply a case of a tie-up of the funds of three institutions in securities, hav ing no ready market. But the first uncertainty and shock to sentiment which always accompany an incident of this sort would, under ordinary conditions, have caused severe dis turbance on the stock exchange. That it was taken so calmly and that prices rallied to early were evidences of mar ket strength that nobody could deny. The other tests which the week has brought have been met with equal composure. The Russian situation day by day growing graver, has, along with the extreme weakness of the foreign bank position, seriously unsettled the markets abroad. Rus sian bonds have gone to a new low record, British consuls have fallen sharply, and practically' every other variety of European investment se curities has suffered in greater or less degree. The Bank of England reports on Thursday the lowest percentage of reserve to liabilities that it has shown in recent years. Rarely, ex cept in times of financial strain, has the ratio been allowed to drop as low as the present. Yet as evidence of the unusual pressure there must be on the continental money mar kets, sterling exchange at Paris con tinues in face of this, showing Its rapid decline toward the gold import point. In other words, poorly off as London's money condition is, the situa tion at Paris and Berlin is still more straightened. Our stock market has ignored these difficulties the same as it does the tension of the home money market earlier in the month. It has failed no less to be Impressed by the continuance of high money rates lo cally and by the greater prophecy that stringency will be seen next week when the banks and trust companies draw down their market balances to meet the end of the year demands. As a result of all this the conviction deep ens that it is no ordinary situation which now engages Wall street, that new forces more powerful than any known before have entered the stock market and that by virtue of the enormous resources at their command are able to hold prices up In the face of obstacles which at other times would have been insuperable. Valuing: a Millionaire. In the earlier days of railroading in tha middle west the late Jay Gould was once held up and, for once, surrendered. Ha was making a tour of inspection over some of his lines, accompanied by some of his friends, and on a certain morning approached his conductor, with a request to wire ahead to the station where the party was to stop for dinner at noon, that a prairie chicken might be the cen ter of the feast, The buttoned official carried out orders, the station master prepared and served the chicken, and the three or four travelers, with the dining room all to themselves, ate heartily and appreciatively. Then Mr. Gould asked the proprietor what he owed him. "Fifty dollars," came the calm (and lone-rehearsed) reply. "Fifty dollars!" gasped the magnate as the tiuiet man before him merely nod ded slightly, he went on: "Prairie chick ens must be scarce out here." "No. sir," answered the other; "prai rie chickens aren't but millionaires are " And for once in his none-too-generous life, as has always been said. Jay Gould surrendered and paid the bill. Los An geles Times. An Jerome as a Speaker. Read in cold type the Jerome speech U disappointing. One night, a week beforf his campaign closed, he spoke In Harlem and all who heard him enthusiastically agreed it was the best speech he bad -v er made. For one hour he kept 5 W0 per sons alternately convulsed with laughter by his keen shafts of wit and itrca.m or hissing with anger at his biinteriniT e: nunciations. Going down to Park P on an elevated train after the meeting T read over a stenographic report of th. speech in a vain effort to find where ft! charm lay. It was like a huWi ?.l which the kernel had bee faken was merelv a string of stenAf. k Tt,ere many of them, and ahno" t mtr,k'n without the slightest f'?1!" the wit. the emotion, drawlini Jlt?J. fl.rJ' inimitable inflection and fafiaT ,Vhe sion which had made thaf"sneePrf " rarest of treats. The Jerome rP. . th be. heard and not read!-Pr"aJ, to aziae, Pearson s Hag-