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'OPSKA DAILY STATU- JOTJ Ali- DA OR1TI1T G. t & k 4 VJ? !2rLii?3 & Sells Accountant rails to Arrive, as Expected. lieported fie Will Come This Week. ON A SEW- SYSTEM. State's Bookkeeping Methods Are lieinr, Overhauled. ; Plan Followed in Treasury Has Bftonie Cumbersome. While D. C. Morris, the Haskins & Sells repi esentalive'' who 'investigated the slate treasury .department, is ab sent from the' city on "h(s mysterious mission, his . assistant, W. II. Reed, is said to lie at -work on the preparation fit a proposed change in the present system Qf accounting in use in the of fice of the state treasurer. In the eo::rs of the treasury investi gation, nuir.ci-ous changes, in the book keeping system nnve suggested them selves, and it is understood that these changes will be embodied in a report to tne governor. Though nothing has been given out concerning the progress of this work, the undei standing is that it is practically completed, and will be ready for Mr. Morris' inspection when he returns. To put into effect any charters of rad ical nature in the bookkeeping systems may require an net of the legislature. It la likely that some of the changes to be recommended will require such an act. A man who is familiar with the situation says: "A foiir manufaotui ing concern is al ways changing its bookkeeping meth ods!, to lit advanced ideas. Everv year the accountants are expected to point I out S'!W-vays in which the bonkkeep- j lug can ,h man says. improved. The business I Every other department of tne Wor k is improving and enlarging; v hy shouldn't the accounting depart ment nisi) improve?'. So the big manu factories at o as ;i rule up to (late in their bookkeeping. lake the very highest f ilroads, in which the j rm of modern account- j incr is exemplified. The accountants! gel'togelbcr every little while and talk' over methods, and plan improvements.; "But in state arid municipal ac- j counting, the old methods are used! year after year, and nobody makes any change. The stale or the municipality grows, but the same old bookkeeping systems ;ire in use. often the meth ods which wen- ad'mate when install ed are entirely inadequate for in creased business. Hut each succeed ing official is. perfectly satisfied if he can drop inio the rut followed by his predecessor. Resides, the law is very often an obstacle in the way. The law requires certain books and certain systems, and lawmakers do not real ise tiie neoessi'y for change." To find out what the law requires, atul how accounting systems can best Vie adapted to present laws is piart of the w ork of the exnert who under takes to establish a new system. It is aiso up to him to say how the law should be ch inired to provide for fur ther betterments. This requires an ex tensive study of the law in order that the proposed new-system may pick all the loose ends aroi- 'make one set of books fit into ;iiw.hrt The books now in use at the state house for keeping tire records of the state of Kansas are said to be too cumbersome tor the amount of in formation which they contain. The information needed is all there, but it is not so handled-that it is readily accessible for reference. After the scheme of improvements is decided upon, the biggest part of the work and expense is in opening up the new set of 'records. The data obtained In the old books have to be dug out and put into the shape need ed, for the new accounts. This prepa ration of the records .for the change sometimes requires a vast amount of labor. "Will lloch Pay the Hills? It is up to Governor Horh to decide whether or not the state shall pay Haskins SMIs the $25 per dav for which their contract calls for ail the time that Mi-. ?Jorris has been ab sent from Tnpeka. He has now been gone about six weeks, and no pay had been drawn for him since De cember 1 3. When asknl what he would do about the payment of the $25 per day Gov ernor Hoeh said: "I haven't decided. T will have to wait and investigate the matter." If it can be show n to Governor Finch's . (lisfaction that Mr. Morris has been actually at work for the state since he has been away, pf course the bills will be paid- F'.ut all such bills must be O Ked by the governor before the war rants are drawn. W. H Ile.-d. Mr. Morris' assistant, said: "There is no doubt, that Mr. Mor ris has h'n hard at w-ork on this re port during his absence. It is a big undertaking to get such a report in shap.'! Mr. Mori is was expecied to arrive in Topeka the middle of last week. He has not yet come, hut the rumor Is that he has left Xew York and will be here Within the next few days. IS HE A STUDENT? Chinese Sunday School Scholar Claims That He Is. St. Louis. Jan. 6. The t'nited States circuit court of appeals has been asked to decide whether Liu Hop Fong, an Omaha Chinaman, who is a Sunday School scholar, is a student in the eves of the law. or whether he should be de ported on the ground that he is an il I ..- -i Chinese resident of the t'nited States. The case is most unusual. Pa ; rs of appeal were filed in the clerk's ef'iee of the T'nited States circuit court of appeals Saturday. It is rarely that a case in which a Chinaman is Interested is appealed, but this one was appealed from the decision of United States Commissioner Gustave .Anderson of Omaha to the United States district court and when Judge William H. Munger affirmed the flntj-h-.gs of Anderson, it was appealed from that tribunal. Fong is 27 and came to America in 199. ITick Invents Sliding Pad. Cleveland, -Ohio. Jan. 6. Elmer Flick, has joined the ranks of the Cleveland ball players who have be- eoine inventors. It s a new wrinkle in the way of a sliding pad about four Inches wide and a foot long. It is at tached at the top. to the belt inside i;e; trousers, and at the bottom to the of the garment. Its virtue lies in be i-a' thin enough for comfort and at trie same time elastic and soft enough f ir a protection. MoGHAW AND TOO SLOAN. .Manager of the Giants and the Great - Jockey Partners. New- York, Jan. 7. John McGraw, manager of the world's champion giants, and Tod Sloan, . the greatest jockey of his time..have completed ar rangements for the opening- of a bill iard and pool parlor at Forty-second street and Broadway in the room made famous by the late Frank Ives when he was the champion of the world. McGraw and Sloan will operate fif teen tables. The tables will be works of art and the highest priced ever placed in a billiard room in the world. There will be facilities for all classes of billiardists the three-cushion play ers as well as the balk-line artists. HULL'S STATEMENT. The Iowa Congressman Makes Public Some Family History. Washington. Jan. 6. Another chapter was added today to the epi sode of Mrs. Minor Morris, the wife of a well known physician, who was forcibly ejected from the White House "anil placed in the house of de tention under the mistaken belief that she was a dangerous crank who had designs upon the personal security -of the president. Representative Hull of Iowa, broth er of the woman, who on the night of the trouble announced that he had had no dealings for years with his sister because she was a crank, and refused to express any sympathy with her rough treatment, issued a formal statement exposing to public gaze the familv skeleton "The deplorable events of the ptist few days seems to render it necessary for one to make a statement," he says. "in the beginning I desire to bespeak the kindly consideration of the public for the members of my family promi nently connected with the unfortunate affair. 1 can not believe the public specially interested in the domestic difficulties of any one and greatly de plore the necessity' for making any statement whatever. I certainly would not s.n- or do anvthine that would un- necessarily reflect on my sister and ask those who may read what I have to sav to cast the" mantle of charity over all of us. the trouble negan on the death of my father and has been continuous ever since. It is charged that T violated the provisions of his i will: that I failed to file a codicil to his ..in .,t all. and I understand it is f,Vther charered that I forged part of the will. These are very serious charges and if true I would be not entitled to ever associate with decent people. The charge was made first in January. I!n2." Mr. Hull says that he was left execu tor of the estate without bond: that he forwarded the will aria codicil to the probate judge at Pueblo, Col. He fur nished copies of the correspondence with with the probate judge and of the courts of records for two years to show that charges made by Mrs. Morris were unfounded. These records show that the sister fought the payment of any money to her brother. M. A. Hull, for the care cf Lhe father for two years. Representative Hull states he con tributed out of his own pocket towards that support. The court allowed the brother $1,600 for this maintenance. In conclusion Representative Hull says: "On family matters 1 cannot en ter into any controversy with others. There are things that come into the lives of families that cause profound sorrow and the mantle of charity can only make thf fn Cridarftbfe.J I again be speak the oiiiskfei-ale; and charitable judgment of the great public in consid ering the acts of my sister in this most regrettable affair." SUIT FOB 545,000. Bat Masterson Says He Was Wrong fully Arrestee!. i w hat he was reading about as quiciciy Xew York. Jan. 6. "Rat" Masterson. I as it left his lips. 1'nited States deputy marshal, is now I A motion was put that the whole pursuing witii venomous vigor. Detective j thing be left over to the next meet Sereeants John F. Tinkr and B. V. I me Df the committee. Bauer insisted. who arrested htrn, as lie claims. without a shadow of warrant, three years aeo, and Former Chief of Detectives Ti tus, who ordered Maslers.m and a friend photoeraphed and measured. Masterson is suing Titus for $2a.0fJ and each of the detective sergeants for SVl.OaO. Masterson has just settled, out of court, a suit for STi.'xh) against Geo. A. Snow, a rich Mormon. Snow reported to the police that he had been robbed by a "fake" faro game when in a trip to New York three years ago. The detective ser geants arrested Masterson and a friend, James F. Sanders, athletic trainer of the I .eland Stanford, jr., university of Cali fornia. A SKATING CONTEST. Roller Champions of England America to Contest. and St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6. Harley Dav idson, claimant of the world's roller skating championship, and Albert Cookson. who holds that title' in Eng land, have arranged a series of three races for the championship of the world. They will compete in three one mile races on three nights. The first race will take place next Tuesday. David son is confident of defeating his English rival and says a third heat will not be necessary. The men will compete for a purse of $500. PENNIES TO MARK THE TRAIL. Kansas School Children Will Be Asked to Help. On January 29 (Kansas dayi the public schools of the state will be asked to take up a "penny collection" for the purpose of piecing out the $1.ono which the last legislature appropriated for the purpose of purchasing monuments to mark the old Santa Fe trail through the state. The Daughters of the American Revolu tion are backing the plan and they are receiving the co-operation of the state superintendent. I. L. DayholT. - A long programme of proposed recitations and songs has been prepared by tiie D. A. R. and wall be printed in full in the next is sue ctf Mr. Dayhoff's educational paper. It will occupy about ten pages of space. "Of course it is not supposed." says Mr. Payhoff. "that each school wall give the whole programme, but it is all sub mitted, and each teacher can select what ever portions seem best suited to the needs of the school. Each puppil will be given an opportunity to contribute a ny. It the plan is generally followed this will bring in a. large sum of ni.iney to heip out in the patriotic work of mark ing the trail. The l.mto appropriated by The legislature is entirely inadequate." There has been considerable difference of opinion about the advisability of ask ing the school children for this supple mental contribution. George Martin, sec retary of the state historical society, hns Vieen in favor of going ahead with the .Si.tViO appropriation, and putting in as many of the monuments as possible. But tiie committee representing the IV A. R. had the deciding word, and they thought that $!,"' would have to bp spread out too thin to do the marking in the way it should be done. DATE IS MARCH 10. (Continued from Preceding Page.) speak for Menoken. This idea of mov ing cutting any figure with people is no good. Most of the people who move go no farther than across the road, any way." Then John Ostrand, deputy sheriff, started a real genuine little scrap. He made a motion that, the candidates present retire, recommend a date for the primary and report it to the committee for ad-option. "That was done two years ago," de clared P. H. Forbes"ani was unsatisfac tory. The committee is elected to do this work. It should not be shifted. We should exercise the duty cast upon us." C. S. Elliott asked that the motion of John Ostrand be laid o.i the table. Ayes and noes tied. Division and a standing vote was called for. A count ing of noses brought another tie. The matter was forgotten as quickly as some one asked for the consideration of "the previous question." "What is it?" yelled a half dozen. "I don't know," answered the chair man. "You got me. "I'm -up a tree." A. r. Bauer declared tha.t Ostrand's motion was out of order "because you cannot amend a substitute but once." C. S. Elliott got back on Ostrand's .motion attain of leaving the matter to the candidates. "The question is sim ple enough." he said. "We ought to do that ourselves. If you want to vote for the power to be taken out of your bands why vote for for '. ! "and Mr. Elliott stopped short, stuck. The crowd cheered and howled. The joke was on the rrst as well as himself. Everybody was "balled" up. Then A. D. Bauer moved that the ac tion be taken on the previous question the motion that April 7 be the date of the primary. Somebody yelled: "These kind of proceedin's don't go!" Someone else de manded light on what was being- talked about. "What is the motion or the question?" chimed in three or four together. An other man came in late and wanted in formation. Chairman Philips finally got the ball to rolling and had the committee vote on April 7. It was turned down by a "handsome" majority. February 17 w-ent down to a similar inglorious defeat: February 24 fell un der another storm of noes. "March 10." shouted the1 chairman. "All in favor say aye." "Aye," came like a volley out of a cannon. "No!" But Captain Philips waited in vain. The silence was painful. Not a dissenting voice raised itself. Entries Close January 17. A little skirmish pieceded the naming of the date for the closing of nomina tions. January IS at noon was named by A. I). Bauer. C. P. Hiller thought January 27 a good day. As a compro mise some one suggested Wednesday, January 17, at 6 p. m. It carried. John Gardiner, the secretary of the commit tee announced that he should be at the county clerk's office the entire after noon of January 17 to receive entries. Then came a prolonged wrangle over the time of the day during which the primaries would be held. Eight to six, ore to six. one to seven, eleven to six, eleven to seven all these were moved as appropriate hours. The committee had gotten into a "moving" spirit and ran away with the privilege like an unbri dled horse. But it was all good natur ed. Some of the farmers declared that there w as no need to hold open, in the country later than five, while others declared that - seven Was not any too late. The argument waxed warm. Fin ally Bauer got up and with an imper sonation' of oratory worthy of a college professor in elocution announced that "one to seven al! over the county would be the best thing to do." The motion carried with a whoop. Some New Rules. A. D. Bauer, who is chairman of the committee on the revision of rules got up to make his report. He read it through at length. It embodied many minor details, with some prominent ones, and the committee forgot about however, that the change in the first rule ought to be considered now. It provided that the chairman of the committee shall hereafter be elected by the committee itself and not at the primaries. In support he said: "As it now is, a candidate for chair man has to bear the same expenses as any of the candidates. He is sub jected to the same identical grind. Then, too, the chairman ought to be in accord with the committee. Had Dr. Lindsay been elected last time, he would have been at outs with the committee. Those two points are very worthy." The committee looked upon the matter favorably and passed it with out a dissenting vote. The remainder of the changes were left for disposi tion at the next meeting of the com mittee. Principal among them is the election of persons in the place of committeemen who have removed from their precincts. It provides the direct election by the committee with out any recommendation from con stituen Is. Assessments Are High. The executive committee met after the regular committee had adjourned and imposed assessments upon candi dates. They are as follows: Sheriff. $60: county clerk, $50: register of deeds, $60; probate judge. $60; clerk of the court, $50; treasurer, $50; county attorney, $50; coroner, $25; surveyor, $25; superintendent of schools. $35; county commissioner. $25; representative, $10: member of the county central committee. $1. The assessments must be paid bv 6 o'clock p. m., January I". They are just about the same as two years ago. TWO NEW STATES SURE. Poll of House Shows Enough Votes to Pass Joint Measure. Washington, Jan. 6. A poll of the house of representatives has just been completed by Representative Watson of Indiana, the Republican whip. He has reported to the leaders that enough Republican votes are available to secure the adoption of a rule to put through the Hamilton statehood bill, providing for the admission of the pen-'four territories as two states. . There have been rumors that enough insur- gent Republican members intended to oppose the programme of the Repub lican leaders to defeat it with the united support of the Democrats. But Mr. Watson has counted noses and entertains no doubt of the pro gramme being put through. There fore the statehood bill will be made the regular order on Monday, dis placing the Philippine tariff bill, and after a limited debate a. vote will be taken which will result, unless the leaders are disappointed, ia its passage without amendment. SEES SYSTEM'S HASP. Lawson Calls ScliifT's Plea for Elastic Currency a Squeal. Boston, Mass., Jan. 6. Thomas W. Lawson has sent to every member of conerress and of the cabinet a reply to Jacob Sehiff's sensational prophecy of a panic unless a more elastic currency is provided. Mr. Lawson's letter reads'. "Schiff's speech was Inevitable. It is the 'system's' first definite squeal. .This is tiie. situation: "There is plenty of money for all legit imate purposes, but our country, having awakened to the 'system' game,- wdll not send its balances to Wall street. Just then my revelations compelled thfc 'sys tem' to bid up stocks to protect its rotten structure. This doubling of price values has increased Wall street's demands for money. Hence, unheard of money rates. "Now, the 'system' has Its own stocks and with prices way up where it wants them is render to unload on the public, but the public will not bite. Therefore, the only possible chance left for the 'sys tem' is to get rates down in the hope that brokers can induce the gambling public to buy them on margins. "President Roosevelt, who is thorough ly posted on the game, and watching it as a terrier does a. rat hole, will allow no relief to the 'system.' The deadlock is now perfect, and the 'system,' suspended, must strangle, drop or kick. "The Rogers-Rockefeller-Standard CM-Stiliman-City bank gang are not blue rib bon public kickers, so they got their first lieutenant, Jake Schiff, to yell so that President Roosevelt would be fooled into thinking that it was the Rothschild in fallible combination, but our president is 21. lias his upper and lower teeth cut. and in this case has locked his jaws and dropped the key overboard." LOOKING FOR COREY. Woman and Boy Called at the Du quesne Club After He Had Left. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 7. An incident giving rise to another sensational chapter in the Corey marital troubles occurred tonight at the annual dinner of the Carnegie Steel officials, at the Duquesne club, when a woman and a youth about 14 years of age, answering the description ot Mrs. Laura Corey and her son, appeared at the club and inquired for Mr. Corey. Mr. Corey had left the club previous ly, it being 11:30 o'clock when the woman and boy entered the club, using the private entrance. Upon being told Mr. Corey was not there, both left. W. E. Corey was present at the an nual banquet of the Carnegie Steel officials. During the afternoon the regular monthly meeting of the heads ot the subsidiary concerns of the United States Steel corporation was held. Arrangements had been made for the evening gathering at the Du quesne club, which has become to be an annual function of the steel offi cials. An elegant banquet was served after which there was an informal number of toasts. Mr. Corey, it was stated, was in especially good spirits during the even ing, but never once did he speak of the estrangement with Mrs. Corey, or of the reports of the alleged contempla tion of his resigning his position. Everything indicated he was assured of his re-election at the meeting of the directors of the Steel corporation next spiring. Mr. Corey left the dinner shortly after 11 o clock, leaving the banquet hall with A. C. Dinkey, president of the Carnegie Steel company. Many of, the other guests remained at the club and it was while they were there en joying a social chat that the woman supposed to be Mrs. Corey called and inquired for Mr. Corey. It was reported about the -.-club that the woman was Mrs. Corey and. those who recognized her would neither con firm or deny the rumor. Those re maining until early this morning gos siped considerably about the Corey family affairs after the visit of the woman in search of Mr. Corey. It was even intimated that a reconciliation had been effected between them. Con firmation of the matter at this hour is impossible. ROOSEVELT REFUSES. Says He Has No Authority to Inter fere in Tolla Case. Washington, Jan. 6. The request of the Susan B. Anthony club of Cin cinnati asking President Roosevelt to use his influence with Governor Stokes of New- Jersey to secure the commutation of the sentence of death imposed on Mrs. Antoinette Tolla, of Haekensack. N. J.. was received at the White House today. In response the following statement was made: "The president says he has no au thority to interfere in this case and he will not do so." Where Life Is Long. Senator Tillman and a colleague were discussing the question of the sajubri ousness of various sections of the coun try. "Well." said Mr. Tillman, "if the healthfulness of a region is indicated by the mer3 longevity of its inhabitants, then I think that Asheville, North Caro lina, must have the palm. As an illus tration of how long-lived the people are thereabouts, we Carolinians are fond of telling this story: "A visitor from the north asked an old gentleman where he was born and how old he was. The old chap replied: T was born here in Ashfeville, and am seventy years old.' 'Oh!' exclaimed the Yankee, 'as you appear to be as hale and hearty as a man of forty, I've no doubt you'll live to a ripe old age. How old was your father when he died?" ' 'Father dead!' said the old man, looking surprised, 'Father isn't dead! He's upstairs putting grandfather to bed!' " Success. Sure to Die. was a good girl. Nora was a good girl, but dearly loved to wheedle the "missis" out of an extra half day off once in a while. One morning Nora, busily engaged with the week's washing, asked: "Could I get off Sunday, mum, to go to my brother's funeral, mum?" Says the "missis:" "Why, Nora, this is only Monday. You don't mean to tell me that they are keeping your brother's body a whole week?" "Oh, no, mum: he isn't dead yet, but the funeral will be next Sunday." "But, my good girl, how can any doctor say today that a man will be dead in a week from now? Many a person given up for dead has lived to a. good old age." '.'The doctor has nothing to do with it. mum. my brother is sentenced to be hanged on Friday next." Boston Herald. A Minister's Appetite. . .. A certain minister applied to -.his church for an increase of salary. "Salary!" cried one of the members. "Salary! Why. I thought you worked for souls." "And so I do," meekly replied the impecunious minister, "but I cannot eat souls, and if I could it would take a good many souls the size of yours to make a decent meal." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "My fiancee is a true daughter of the people." "Just think of the number of mothers-in-law vou will have." St. Louis Post-Dispatch-- . .. THREE WOMEH PERISH. Another Breaks Her Leg la a St. Louis Fire. St. Louis, Jan. 6. In a fire at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the boarding house of Mrs. Erskin Reed, 1611 Mis souri avenue, three women lost their lives and one woman broke her leg in leaping from a second story window to escape the flames. The blaze originated in the base ment from the furnace and spread rapidly through the three story brick building. Three bodies were found in the bath room, fully clothed, apparently having run there in an effort to make their escape. A roof is just below the bath room window, and it is thought the intention tvas to jump to this and escape to the ground. One man whose name has not been learend, climbed out to the roof and was rescued by firemen. The flames are believed to have at tacked the front stairway, the only means of exit from the second to the first floor, and to have cut off escape in every way. While the fire was at its height, Mrs. Hilger, 70 years of age, appeared at a second story window, amid the flames and smoke that poured forth and without a moment's hesitation, leaped boldly to the ground. A man named Meyer, a butcher, who was watching the blaze, stood underneath. Understanding her intention, he braced himself beneath the window and caught her, breaking her fall. Both went to the ground but neither was seriously injured. The large crowd present cheered the man's brave action. The dead: MRS. PAULINE HERMAN, 48 years, a boarder. MISS JEWELL REED, 17 years, daughter of proprietor. MRS. PULVER MACHER, 3 5; of St. Charles, Mo. The injured: Mrs. Hilger, 70, leg broken. FINE BIRDS HERE. Seventeen Hundred Feathered Beau ties Are Expected Tomorrow. Seventeen hundred birds, and all of them too aristocratic to be eaten will be on exhibition this week commencing with Monday. Sixteen hundred of these grand , dames and knights of the roost were received Satuftlay evening and one hundred more will be received Sunday with scattering offerings on Monday. There will be a noise like a chicken yard in the Auditorium and a some thing else like a but that is something which will have to remain a deep, dark secret until you get there. All of this is the Kansas state poultry show which holds its seventeenth an nual exhibition. Indications that the enries will be largely in excess of last year are indeed bright, already the number received are better by over 100 than the total number on exhibition in 1905. There is a strong showing of birds from states other than Kansas, Mis souri, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma. Ala bama and Illinois are all represented. The poultrv fanciers from Missouri are especially numerous, twenty-six of them from various towns in that state. Of the counties m Kansas, Mc pherson is in the lead thus far and 150 birds entered are from McPherson, Jefferson. Riiev and Douglas counties are pushing McPherson hard for first honors. The prizes which nave oeen offered to the counties making the best showing of birds arcr responsible for this fierce rivalry. The judging of the birds will com mence right away Monday. "We are going to rush this judging so that all the ribbons will be distributed by Thursday," said Secretary Owens. The following are some of the most prominent exhibitors from others states: Nebraska, Raymond Stryker, Lincoln; O. K. Imm. Milford: T. S. Whitcomb, Beat rice; P. H. Gibson. Hamilton. Missouri- Miss Lillian Shull, Lexington: Alonzo White. Palmyra; J. G. Gates. Spickard ; Mrs. W. Popham, Chillicothe; O. P. Clarke, Chillicothe: T. Applegate. Spick ard; Mrs. Melvin Gregg, Stanbury; E. C. Branch. Lee's Summit; M. W. Jones, same; C. J. Yarrington, Princeton; J. Snapp. King City; N. Burkholder. Spick ard; P. S. Lamb. Sedalia; W. C. Knorpp, Pleasant Hill: W. C. Sharpe, Independ ence; A. C. Miller. Lee's Summit; Lewis Mutton, Garden City; R. B. Bridgeman, Oregon; J. K. Weener, St.. Joseph; Frampton Morton. King City; Sirs. C. Hunting. Kansas City: J. B. Moore, Mex ico; Courtis Edmonston, same; SI. H. Mueller. Boonville; George Thorpe, Ash ley; MeKinney & Co.. Maywood. Ala bama S. B. Farrell. Birmingham. Okla homa C. 1. Bickerdike, Sand Creek. TWO SHOTS HEARD. Man and Woman Found Dead in a Rooming House. St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 6. Frank Eib. a clerk for the Pacific Express company, and Lizzie Ellington were found dead this afternoon in a rooming house with bullet holes in the head of each. Two shots were heard after a long quarrel between the couple. It is believed Eib shot her and then killed himself. Miss Ellington is the daughter of S. J. El lington, a prominent merchant of Brookfield, Mo. WOMEN WILL RULE NATION. Chancellor MeCormiek Says This Will Happen Within 00 Years. Pittsburg, Jan. 6. Chancellor S. B. MeCormiek of the Western University of Pennsylvania believes that event women wili outdistance men in all walks of life. He addressed the Cur rent Topic club in the Eighth Street Temple. Most of the members are women. "It is my prediction that in fifty years from now the women of this country will outclass the men. both in business and in the public af fairs of the country," he said. "I base my assertion on the fact that at pres ent in the high schools throughout the United States the girls outnumber the boys four to one. A number of uni versities have placed a limit on the number of young women they will re ceive." LOCAL MENTION. Gus Fogle, of North Topeka, who, has been ill at Stormont, will return to his home Monday. One of the Santa Fe emploveyj at the shops is 8 5 years old and works every day. He is cheerful, happy and competent. How is this for Dr. Osier? A theater party at the Grand was given by G. M. Morrow, principal of the State Street school, to the pupils of the eighth grade, at the Saturday evening performance of the Taming of the Shrew. Those present were: Letta Widan. Mary Burt, Ida Adamson, Bes sie Roff. Laura Medsger. Flossie Schcepfiin. Ar-ra Erickson. Annie Coul ter. Myrtle Flusher, Edna Cox, Nellie Montgomery. Maude Thomas. Maria Wunsch, Fred Kottman, Robert Nagly, Carl Johnson, Arthur Peale, Jesse Cox, and Alva Carrell. NEWSPAPERS SOLD. Friek and Knox Said to Have Bought Pittsburg Leader and Dispatch. Pittsburg. Jan. 6. The rumor was current in banking circles today that the Evening Leader and the Dispatch had been bought by interests repre senting H. C. Friek and Senator P. C. Knox. It is alleged that the Melions, representing Knox, and William Flinn, representing Friek. have paid several millions for the two newspaper plants and that they will assume control Jan. la, two days after the Repubnaan pri maries for mayor of Pittsburg. Theo dore Nevin, president of the Leader Publishing company, said tonight: It is true that a large offer has been made for the Leader. Whether we will accept or not I am not at lib erty to say." O'BRIEN AND RYAN. Will Be the Center of the Pugilistic World, Ere Long. Chicago, Jan. 6. That Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Tommy Ryan will be the center of attraction in the pugi listic world before very long can be gathered from the present chances of the two being matched to participate in a twenty-round contest at James Cof froth's club in California, local fans say. The Philadelphian, it is believed, would undoubtedly like very much to have Ryan as his first opponent, as be tween these two men lies the crown for the middleweight championship. O'Brien, after his recent victory over Fitzsimmons, expressed his willingness to take on Ryan as his next adversary. O'Brien says he is anxious to have a clear record of the three championships that he now can battle for. He holds the light heavyweight title and there is some question about whether he or Mar vin Hart is heavyweight champion. Be sides endeavoring to be the holder of this title, O'Brien is eager to add the middleweight crown to his list. The only way he can procure it is by de feating Tommy Ryan. When Ryan heard of the Philadel phian's eagerness to get into the ring with .him he .immediately urged his manager. Jack Curley, to attend to the affair. Negotiations for the match are now pending aricl it is expected that be fore very long it will be clinched. Ryan says he will be ready to take on O'Brien by the first of March when the latter's theatrical contract expires. OWING TO CHINA. Additional Troops Are to Be Sent to the Philippines. Washington, Jan. 6. It was offi cially admitted at the war depart ment today that the order recently issued sending the First and Second infantry and the Eighth and Thir teenth batteries of field artillery tp the Philippines was due to the state of unrest now existing m China. Although neither the war nor slate department has any advices indicat ing there is probability of an imme diate anti-foreign outnreaK in China, there is sufficient evidence that the anti-American feeling In Shanghai and Canton is- growing. Secretary Taft, by direction of the president, proposes to establish two artillery brigades in Luzon, with headquarters at Angeles and Manila: One is to be commanded by Brigadiei General Frederick Funston and one by Brigadier General Bliss. SHOT TWO MEN. Because He Didn't Get a Lamp He Had Ordered. Charlotte, X. C, Jan. 6. Dr. E. C. McDow, a prominent physician of Lan caster, S. C, today shot and fatally wounded Haxel Weatherspoon, mana ger of the Lancaster Mercantile com pany, and seriously wounded William Brown, a clerk, because the company refused to send a lamp he ordered. When McDow shot Weatherspoon the first time Brown knocked him down. As McDow arose he also shot Brown in the face and hand, injuring him seriously but not fatally. McDow was arrested and placed in jail. The feeling against him is high. He is a brother of the late Dr. Thomas McDow, who figured in one of the most sensational tragedies in South Carolina, when he short and killed Captain F. W. Dawson, editor of the Charleston News and Courier about 12 years ago and was himself found dead in the same house some years, later. PLANS LID FOR OHIO. Governor Pattison Says Sunday Clos ing Law Must Be Enforced. Cleveland, O., Jan. 6. Governor Patti son says the state Sunday closing laws must be enforced. His statement has caused consternation among saloon keepers. When Governor Pattison starts out to enforce the Sunday clos ing law it is believed that he will strike first at the four big cities Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo. Mayor Johnson said: "I will co-operate with Governor Pattison in any move in that direction he may make." INDIAN INVASION. Chilocco Basket Ball Team Defeated by Central Y. M. C. A. Chicago, Jan. 6. Chicago was in vaded by a band of Indians from Oklahoma today. The Central Y. M. C. A. gymnasium was the modern Fort Dearborn, where the redskins and the whites fought tonight. The result was somewhat different from the affair of 1812. The young braves, frorrf the government agricultural school at Chilocco, came here to play basket ball. The score was: Central Y. M. C. A., 60; Chilocco, 11. POOR TO SLEEP IN PARKS. Tents Planned to Shelter 20,000 by Cleveland. Cleveland, O., Jan. 6. Tents to shelter 20,000 poor people will be placed in the various city parks during the com ing summer if pians made by the mu nicipal government work out. The bene ficiaries of the scheme will inc lude both the homeless and those living in the tenement districts. By allowing this large number of people to sleep in the park the authorities hope to reduce to a minimum the sickness and distress re sulting from the heated period. HITS-AH PfiniHP Passenger Train lUinning 50 Miles an Hour In Head on Collision on the Pennsylvania lioad. THREE PEOPLE KILLED Twenty-one Injured, Several Probably Fatally, A Number of Cars Smashed Into Kindling Wood. Erie, Pa., Jan. 6. Running 50 miles an hour, passenger train No. 4 on the Pennsylvania railroad which left here at 5:30 p. m. and was due in Philadelphia at 7:17 a. m. Sunday, collided head-on with a light engine at Horns siding to night. Three persons were killed and 21 injured, a number of women will probably die from their injuries. The scene of the wreck is a lumber camp in Warren county, 60 miles east of this city, and details of the disaster were not obtainable until the relief train car rying the injured returned to Corry. The dead are: ' THOS. FINNA, Erie, engineer of the passenger tiain. FRED HERMAN, Erie, fireman ot passenger train. A. MELT, Kane, fireman of light en gine, a - The injured: Wm. A. Rudd, Erie, express messen ger. . L. Briggs, Erie, baggageman. S. It. Morgan, Erie, conductor. Mrs. Oscar Johnson, Garland, Pa. Mrs. Edward Hewitt, Corry, Pa. E. Epstein, St. Louis. Mrs. Ellen McGill, Union City, Pa. Elliott McGill, Union City, Pa. Edward Walker, Warren, Pa. Richard Malone, Claredon, Pa. Thus. Kavanaugh, Kane, Pa. Others of the injured were' taken to the hospital at Warren. The train was composed of express, mail and baggage cars, two day coach es and two sleepers. The baggage, ex press and day coaches were smashed to kindling wood and the engines to scrap. The smoker telescoped the la dies' coach and nearly every passenger in those cars was injured. Failure of the crew of the light en gine to sidetrack at Gartland, three miles back, is given as the cause of the accident. INSERT THE PROBE. Judge Ferris Hopes Congress Will Investigate World's Fair. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6. Former Judge Franklin Ferris, general coun sel for the Louisiana Purchase expo sition, discussed the reported investi gation of the world's fair in congress, in the absence of President Francis. "Any investigation by congress." de clared Judge Ferris, "can not but help reflect credit on the world's fair directorate. I hope they do start a congressional investigation. ' It will show how well the fair was really managed. "I have never seen a copy of this report of Senator Carter, but it is my belief he makes no direct charges. I am informed he simply reports to congress the charges of others. "The charges that the fair company did not get the best possible price for fair salvage has been denied time and again. The charge is absolutely faise. The Chicago House Wrecking company was far and away the high est bidder. Why, do you know, one contractor offered to wreck eight of the exhibit buildings for nothing. Just think of that this man would not give one cent for the material in eight of the largest buildings on the grounds." WORLD'S FAIR BILL. San Francisco Wants So, O00.000 to Celebrate Discovery of Pacific. Washington, Jan. 6. A bill appropri ating $5,000,000 for the celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific ocean by Bal boa, by holding an exposition in San Francisco in 1913, was introduced in the house today by Representative Kahn (Rep. Cal.). It is the intention of the exposition backers to arrange a great naval review of ships of all nations in San Francisco bay on September 25, of that year, the anniversary of the precise day upon which Balboa first saw the Pacific. WITNESS insane; The Only One Who Saw the Killing of Horner. Northport, L. I., Jan. 6. Frank Winewski, the boy employed by Bart ley T. Horner, and the only eye wit ness to the shooting of Horner by Dr. Simpson, his uncle, was declared insane this afternoon by physicians of the Long Island state hospital, and to night he was committed to the hos pital. He was taken there by train in care of two keeeprs. It is now cer tain the prosecution has lost a val uable witness. No trace of Horner's will was found today. LARNED S NEW DEPOT. Ready for Occupancy and the Oflicials Are Expected. Lamed. Kan., Jan. 6. One of the handsomest depots in a town of our size along the line is just completed by the Santa Fe here. It is ready for occupation as soon as the furuiture can be put in it. A formal opening is being discussed hy the citizens, con sisting of music, a banquet, toasts, and a general exchange of good will with J. E. Hurley and other officials, if they can agree to be present. ', The Missouri Pacific people have mads several surveys lately on a new route into town. Their depot is a mile out and they wish to get closer in. For Giving Liquor to a Boy. Bob Fletcher, an Allen county man ac cused t giving away liquor to minors, has appealed his case to the supreme court. In the Allen county court he was convicted upon compiaint of !!. 10. Clif ford, tiie county attorney. The charge was that he gave whisky and beer to g. C. Meador, a 19-year-old boy.